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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) developed by Amadeus. The system is designed to improve collaborative decision-making processes. Gatwick joins the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Airbus Helicopters To Continue Providing Support For Bundeswehr’s EC135s

Contract For The Bückeburg-Based Fleet Extended Until 2022

Airbus Helicopters has won the support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

FLY Leasing Grows Fleet To 127 Aircraft

Delivers Last Of Three Boeing 737-800s To Asian Airline

Growing its fleet to 127 aircraft, FLY Leasing Limited has delivered the last of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft to a leading Asian airline.  The three new aircraft are on 10-year leases.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.21.14): Axis

Axis A straight line, through the center of gravity, around which an aircraft rotates. For example, an aircraft rolls around its longitudinal axis which is a straight line that runs through the center of the aircraft from the nose to the tail.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.21.14)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA), is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ found in Matthew 28:19-20 by providing emergency air logistics, survival services, and supplies for people in need... CPA's mandate is to enlist dedicated pilots and airmen volunteers throughout the world to fly church and mission projects which relate to the Great Commission.

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Sun, Dec 21, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.21.14)

"We have received extremely positive feedback from our Amadeus A-CDM Portal stakeholders. It is easy to use and enables them to make better decisions that contribute to smoother and more efficient operations. The portal supports all partners at the airport involved in activities from refuelling and de-icing and to ground handling and cargo. Those employees have access to real-time data about what's happening across London Gatwick." Source: Michael Ibbitson, CIO, London Gatwick Airport, after the airport became the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collaborative Decision Making Portal (A-CDM) developed by Amadeus. The system is designed to improve collaborative decision-making processes. Gatwick joins the European-wide A-CDM standard, with airports such as Munich, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Madrid and Zurich.

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Fri, Dec 19, 2014

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays

Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, the company's latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. The 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin in the Falcon line, along with the most extensive selection of cabin configurations available on any executive jet. Sporty’s Academy flight school goes back to the basic trainer concept of World War II. They are acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder. The 172LITE will be rented for $99 per hour. Last week, California Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviati

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Airborne 12.17.14: Evergreen Woes, Foolish Pilot Tricks, No 757 Replacement--Yet

Also: $1M Aero-Photo, Draken Gets A-4s, 'Super Dell' Acts Super Dumb, Legendary Bell 47, Osprey Hours

Evergreen Vintage Aircraft, LLC, the company that owns many of the aircraft on view in the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum Has filed for bankruptcy. Aircraft on display at the museum include the giant Hughes H-4 Hercules airplane, commonly referred to as the “Spruce Goose,” and other classic and vintage aircraft. On a recent Magnicharters airline flight between Cancun and Mexico City, an unnamed pilot allowed 23-year-old singer Esmeralda Ugalde and her 19-year-old actress friend Samadhi Zendejas to sit in the left cockpit seat of the airplane wearing the pilot's hat. It might have gone unnoticed, but as many people do nowadays, a photo was taken and posted on Twitter by Ugalde, and the photo quickly went viral. To make matters worse, the plane was in the air, and full of passengers. A woma

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Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Evergreen Museum Says Its 'Business As Usual'

Some Of Its Aircraft Are On Loan From Company Reorganizing Under Bankruptcy Laws

The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, OR says that it is doing just fine, thank you, even though some of the airplanes it has on display belong to Evergreen Vintage Aircraft LLC, which recently filed for reorganization under Chapter 11.

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