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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Bel Air Takes Delivery Of Its First AW189

Signs Contract For A Third Helicopter

Bel Air of Denmark took delivery of its first AW189 super medium helicopter during an official ceremony held at Helitech International. The aircraft will be used for offshore oil and gas transport missions in the North Sea while a second helicopter will be handed over shortly. Bel Air also signed a preliminary sales contract to purchase a third AW189 helicopter to further enhance its long range capabilities.  

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Bell Helicopter Announces Agreement With Uralhelicom

Russian Company Will Acquire Two Bell 407GXs

Bell Helicopter has inked an agreement with Uralhelicom LLC for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Executive Air Services Announces Acquisition Of Majestic Jet

Expands By Purchasing The South Florida And New York City Area Based Jet Charter Operator

Executive Air Services (EAS) has acquired Majestic Jet, a south Florida and New York City area based jet charter operator specializing in Dassault Falcon aircraft. Under the terms of the deal, EAS will continue to operate Majestic’s departure and arrival bases at the airports in Pompano Beach, FL and Morristown Municipal, NJ in addition to EAS's main base at Miami's Opa-Locka airport.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

DOD Awards Satellite Contract To Sierra Nevada Corporation

Four Scientific Payloads To Extend Understanding Of The Space Environment

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded a contract to Sierra Nevada Space Systems to develop and build a next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite. Known as STPSat-5, the satellite is for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Space Test Program (STP).

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

NASA Mission Provides Its First Look At Martian Upper Atmosphere

MAVEN Spacecraft Shows Comprehensive Map Of Highly-Variable Ozone

NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has provided scientists their first look at a storm of energetic solar particles at Mars, produced unprecedented ultraviolet images of the tenuous oxygen, hydrogen, and carbon coronas surrounding the Red Planet, and yielded a comprehensive map of highly-variable ozone in the atmosphere underlying the coronas.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

FANS 1/A Available For Bombardier Challenger 604 Business Jet Operators

Upgrade From Rockwell Collins Builds On Current FMS

Rockwell Collins is now offering Future Airspace Navigation System (FANS) 1/A capability for Bombardier’s Challenger 604 aircraft equipped with Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 avionics.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.14)

Aero Linx: The North American Trainer Association (NATA) The North American Trainer Association (NATA) is an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated to the restoration and safe flying of North American Trainers such as the AT-6/SNJ/Harvard, NA-64, NA-50, TB-25, TF-51, AND T-28 aircraft. Membership currently includes the majority of owners of these aircraft in the USA (over 500 flyable T-6's the US), many Canadian owner/pilots as well as those from other countries, and photographers and historians. Membership is open to all enthusiasts.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.14): Aleution Low

Aleution Low A semi-permanent, subpolar area of low pressure located in the Gulf of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. It is a generating area for storms and migratory lows often reach maximum intensity in this area. It is most active during the late fall to late spring. During the summer, it is weaker, retreating towards the North Pole and becoming almost nonexistent. During this time, the North Pacific High pressure system dominates.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of thoughts on how to correct that problem and get the most out of Aero-News in the least amount of time.

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Sun, Oct 19, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.19.14)

"We applaud Frontier Airlines management for working with AFA and not only following CDC guidance, but exceeding recommendations in an abundance of caution. Management quickly and affirmatively responded to advocacy to remove directly affected crew from schedule and pay protect them for 21 days. We continue to work with management to provide necessary support for these crewmembers." Source: Sara Nelson, AFA International President, in comments made after the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, applauded Frontier Airlines management for responding immediately to the concerns of frontline workers and taking decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of flight attendants affected by transport of the confirmed Ebola patient.

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