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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Pad 39A Conversion Underway

SpaceX Modifying The Historic Site For Its Falcon Heavy Rocket

Modifications of launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center are underway, as SpaceX prepares for the first launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket from the historic facility.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

R44 Helicopters Show Up In Iran

Reportedly Purchased Through 'Dealers' Despite Embargo

An Iranian company has acquired four Robinson R44 helicopters despite international trade sanctions against that country due to their disputed nuclear program.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Sagem Demos Patroller UAV's Ability To Operate In Civilian Airspace

European Tests Show Feasibility Of UAV Integration In Shared Airspace

A series of flight tests demonstrating the feasibility of a UAV being integrated in a shared (manned/unmanned aircraft) airspace, in compliance with European civil aviation regulations and air control procedures, has recently been completed by Safran subsidiary Sagem.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

USAF Skydiver Places 3rd, Donates Winnings

Presents $1,000 Prize To Wounded Warrior Project

Barreling to Earth from an airplane thousands of feet up in the air is a feat all on its own. Now, try landing a parachute a quarter the size of a standard chute at speeds approaching 90 mph, add in a pond, a course, and you have a competition.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

FAA Grants STC For Gogo Service On Boeing 777-200ER

Allows Installation Of Ku-Satellite Equipment On Delta Aircraft

The FAA has granted STC authorization for the installation of Gogo's Ku-band satellite equipment on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines.  This is the sixth and final STC Gogo needs to complete installation of Ku-band satellite based connectivity service on Delta's international fleet; Gogo previously received FAA certification to install its Ku-band equipment on Boeing 757-200, 767-400, 747-400, 767-300 and Airbus A330 aircraft operated by Delta.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

AIAC Names Recipients Of James C. Floyd Award

Presented Annually For Aerospace Excellence

Mr. Dave Caddey and Mr. Ron Holdway have been awarded the James C. Floyd Award by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) for their exceptional contribution in the development of Canada's space industry. Mr. Caddey and Mr. Holdway were honoured by the aerospace community at a ceremony during the Annual Aerospace Dinner on November 18th in Ottawa. This marks the first time the James C. Floyd Award has been awarded to two individuals at once.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Kaman Wins SH-2G Super Seasprite Upgrade Support Contract

Will Work With General Dynamics To Remanufacture Four Aircraft

Kaman Corp. has entered into a contract with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy. The program value to Kaman is expected to exceed $40 million.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Cessna 208 Makes Forced Landing On Frozen Lake

All Aboard Rescued After Six Hours Stranded

A pilot and five passengers have been rescued from a remote island in Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories after the pilot of the Cessna 208 made a forced landing on the frozen lake.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Oregon International Air Show Names Bill Braack As Board President

Long-Time President Judy Willey Is Retiring

Bill Braack has been named as the new president of the board of directors of the Oregon International Air Show. The appointment follows the retirement of Judy Willey, who had served in the role for 20 years.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

'Astronaut Abby' To Attend NASA's December 4 Inaugural Orion Launch

Teenager Aspires To Be Among First Manned Crew To Mars

Abigail Harrison, 17, has been invited to be behind the scenes at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to provide press coverage and commentary during the upcoming launch of Orion, atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex on December 4, 2014.

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