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June 05, 2011

Airline, Aviation Industry Leaders Gather In Singapore

International Air Transport Associations Meeting Opens Monday

Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will open the IATA 67th International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Singapore on Monday.

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Adrian Lee Appointed To Lead IBA Aircraft Transaction Management Group

Newly-Created Position In Response To Increased Demand

Aviation industry veteran Adrian Lee has been appointed as Head of Aircraft Transaction Management for IBA Group.

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Marine Division Tactics Course Paves Sky-Road For Aviation Future

Advanced Training In A "Complex Air-To-Air Environment"

Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadrons 242, 533 and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 314 aviators wrapped up the first week of the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan Thursday.

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Michael Cosentino Named Senior Vice President, Strategy And Development For EADS

Comes From Company's Tanker Program

EADS North America has appointed Michael Cosentino to be Senior Vice President and Head of Strategy and Development. He will be responsible for overseeing the company's future strategy for growth, as well as leading the mergers, acquisitions, and business development functions at EADS North America.

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NASA Wallops Rocket Launch Scheduled June 9

Flight Will Test Several New Small-Rocket Technologies

A test of several new rocket technologies will be conducted June 9 on a Terrier-Improved Orion suborbital sounding rocket from NASA's Launch Range at the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

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Spare Parts Program to Help Skymark Airlines Reduce Costs

Boeing Supports Airline's Low Cost Business Model

Skymark Airlines is the most recent addition to Boeing's 737 Component Services Program (CSP), a move that Boeing says will help the airline reduce its spare parts costs, an important advantage in the low-cost carrier marketplace.

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First Inflight '911' Touts New Level Of Safety For Airline Passengers, Aircrews

Would Give Pilots, Cabin Crews Access To Government Personnel In An Emergency

The developer of an inflight messaging service says it plans to deploy a new Emergency-911 Service that will help airline pilots and staff to alert up to 100 government personnel simultaneously in the event of an inflight crisis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.05.11): Albedo

Albedo The ratio of the amount of radiation reflected from an object's surface compared to the amount that strikes it. This varies according to the texture, color, and expanse of the object's surface and is reported in percentage. Surfaces with high albedo include sand and snow, while low albedo rates include forests and freshly turned earth.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.05.11)

Aero-Linx: 'GPS: The First Global Navigation Satellite System' The Coalition To Save Our GPS is offering a FREE copy of a book, entitled "GPS: The First Global Navigation Satellite System." The 151 page book is downloadable in PDF format and offers a solid look at the history, capabilities and future of the GPS Nav system.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.05.11)

“We’re training pilots and air intercept controllers to be better instructors themselves... We’re training them to be standardization officers and to keep the standard across the fleet.” Source: Col. Christopher Mahoney, MAG-12 commanding officer, in comments related to the completion of the first week of the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan.

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