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April 03, 2011

Embry-Riddle, Delta State University Add DA42 Aircraft

First Of The Twins For Delta State

Delta State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have ordered new DA-42 aircraft for their training fleets, the aircraft manufacturer said Thursday.

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Aerospace Industries Ready To Support President's Energy Policy

Blakey: Commercial Aviation Is Doing Its Part

AIA President and CEO Marion Blakey praised President Obama's remarks Wednesday in which he outlined a blueprint to achieve a long-term energy security policy for the nation. He highlighted the commitment of the U.S. Air Force to obtain half of its domestic jet fuels from alternative sources by 2016.

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King Schools Introduces Cessna Skycatcher Course

Transition To The Cessna Skycatcher, Or Just Learn About Flying This New Airplane

A new course titled "Flying the Cessna Skycatcher" was unveiled this week by King Schools Founders John and Martha King.

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NASA Awards Space Shuttle Main Engine Contract Modification

Deal Provides For Services Through Shuttle "Flyout"

It's just one more sign of the inevitable end of the shuttle program. NASA has signed a $36.9 million contract modification with  Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne to provide continued shuttle main engine prelaunch and launch support from April 1 through July 31.

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100th Bombardier Global 5000 Jet Enters Service

Vermont Management Company And FBO Is The New Owner

The 100th Bombardier Global 5000 business jet entered service this week as Heritage Aviation, a Vermont aircraft management company and FBO, took delivery of the jet during a ceremony at Bombardier Aerospace's Global Completion Centre in Dorval, Quebec.

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CAE Announces Civil Aviation Training Center Development, Sim Contracts

Concludes Fiscal Year 2011 With 29 Civil Full-Flight Simulator Sales

CAE has obtained contracts with airlines in Asia and North America for training center development, the sale of two full-flight simulators (FFS) and CAE Simfinity training devices, all with a combined value of approximately $46.3 million at list and contract prices.

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Pentagon Names Homes For New Aviation Brigades

Washington, Alaska Will Split The 16th Combat Unit, Colorado Gets New Brigade

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday the stationing of two Army Combat Aviation Brigades.

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Duncan Aviation Announces Learjet Interior Program

Guarantees Aircraft Downtime Not More Then 14 Days

Duncan Aviation's new interior program announced Tuesday guarantees a 14-day installation of new interior soft goods, including the total strip and refinish of cabinets-this time for the Learjet 45.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.03.11): Adiabatic Lapse Rate

Adiabatic Lapse Rate The rate at which ascending air cools and descending air warms, given that no heat is added or taken away. The rate for dry air (DALR) is based on 5.4° F per 1000' altitude (1° per 100 meters). Moist or saturated rates (SALR) vary with barometric pressures and temperatures and must be adjusted for accuracy.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.03.11)

Aero-Linx: US Army Golden Knights The United States Army Parachute Team, nicknamed “The Golden Knights,” is the US Army’s official aerial demonstration team. The Team travels around the United States, performing parachute demonstrations at air shows, major league football and baseball games, and special events, connecting the Army with the American people.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.03.11)

"This expansion in Zhuhai further strengthens our position in Asia and demonstrates CAE's commitment to provide the highest-quality aviation training solutions for our customers around the globe, including commercial aircraft, business aircraft and civil helicopter operators... Our tailored, turnkey solution for Virgin America brings together CAE's capabilities in simulation technology, regulatory liaison, facilities design, simulator support, and training center management in a total package that only CAE can effectively deliver." Source: Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products, Training and Services, in comments associated with the announcement of China Southern Airlines and CAE expanding their joint venture avia

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