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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship

Mooney International Corporation unveiled the latest generation of its legendary M20 aircraft for 2016. The aircraft has been designated the M20V Acclaim Ultra. The new Acclaim Ultra features detail improvements to the overall fuselage – including a first-ever pilot door and composite-wrapped cabin, a clean-sheet interior design, and instrument panel enhancements. The Ultra is powered by the Continental TSIO-550-G, 280 horsepower engine, and Mooney claims a speed of 242 knots. GAMA has released the 2015 worldwide year-end aircraft shipment and billing numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference, and the news was pretty dismal for much of the industry. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

CAE Signs Long-Term Agreement With Air Europa

Will Provide Pilot And Cabin Crew Training

CAE and Air Europa have extended their relationship by signing a long-term exclusive pilot training agreement. The contract was included as an agreement to an undisclosed customer in CAE's press release dated December 21, 2015.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Business Travel 'Largely Unaffected' By Attacks In Paris

GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Terrorist Attacks

More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company’s travel to and within Europe has remained largely unaffected by the Paris terrorist attacks, according to two new polls conducted by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its European partner associations.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Air Force Announces Stand Up Of Integrated Wing

Will Be Established At Seymour Johnson AFB In 2017

The Air Force will stand up an Integrated Wing pilot program at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, according to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

NGC's BACN Completes 100,000 Combat Flight Hours

More Than 8,300 Missions Since 2008 Deployment

The Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN), developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation for the U.S. Air Force, achieved 100,000 combat operational flight hours Jan. 30, 2016 providing critical communications capabilities to warfighters.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Associated Air Center Redelivers 13th Boeing Business Jet

Completes Twelve-Year Inspection And Complete Cabin Refurbishment

StandardAero announced that Associated Air Center (AAC), its Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, recently redelivered its 13th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 12-year inspection to a U.S. based customer.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

GTMC Announced First Private Jet Partner

Victor Joins Forces With Business Travel Lobbying Group

The GTMC has announced Victor as its first ever industry partner in the private jet sector. In a news release, GTMC said that Victor, with bases in London and North America, is "the only jet charter company to fully disclose transaction fees, and specific operator and aircraft details, offering business travelers total transparency and control with no hidden charges."

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Rose Center For Public Leadership Working With Mayor Garcia On Boeing C-17 Site

Panel Of Interdisciplinary Experts To Advise Long Beach As Part Of Yearlong Fellowship Program

The Rose Center for Public Leadership, jointly operated by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), is working this week with Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to help the City, its partners and stakeholders transition Boeing's closing C-17 military airplane manufacturing facility back into productive use, and develop new economic development, industry attraction, job retention and workforce training strategies that align with the mayor's vision of Long Beach becoming a hub for emerging technology and innovation.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

New USO Lounge Opens At La Crosse, WI Regional Airport

Result Of Partnership Between USO, Airport, And Fort McCoy

A new USO lounge has been opened at La Crosse Regional Airport in La Crosse, WI that will give service members traveling to and from Fort McCoy a place to relax in privacy.

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Sun, Feb 14, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.14.16): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms “fair,” “poor,” or “nil,” or whenever weather conditions are conducive to deteriorating or rapidly changing runway braking conditions, the tower will include on the ATIS broadcast the statement, “Braking action advisories are in effect” on the ATIS broadcast. During the time braking action advisories are in effect, ATC will issue the latest braking action report for the runway in use to each arriving and departing aircraft. Pilots should be prepared for deteriorating braking conditions and should request current runway condition information if not volunteered by controllers. Pilots should also be prepared to provide a descriptive runway condition report to controllers after landing.

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