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January 15, 2012

NBAA Names Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Recipient

Longtime Scheduler Fred Barth to Receive Recognition At Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference

The NBAA will recognize Fred Barth, a past chairman and founding member of the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee, with the Association's 2012 Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award. Created in 2008, the award recognizes individuals who have shared their outstanding business aviation industry expertise, provided extraordinary service, exhibited leadership and made significant contributions to the scheduling and dispatching function.

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Bombardier Appoints New Commercial Aircraft President

Mike Arcamone Begins His New Assignment February 1st

Bombardier Aerospace announced Thursday  the appointment of Michele (Mike) Arcamone as President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft effective February 1, 2012. Mr. Arcamone succeeds Gary R. Scott, who retired on October 1, 2011.

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Charles M. Schultz Airport To Expand

Strong Economic Contribution Of Airport Draws Support

It's difficult to move forward with an airport improvement program in the current political climate, especially in California. But with the support of its business community, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved an $84 million upgrade to Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport it says will enhance safety, add a new passenger terminal, and provide longer runways.

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Retired Pilots Banned From APA Member Website

Sources Say The Cutoff Was Abrupt, With No Warning

ANN has learned that the Allied Pilots' Association has cut off access to the members portion of its website to retired pilots, and that the move came with no warning to those affected.

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L-3 Link Joins BAE Systems Hawk AJTS Team

Companies Pursuing U.S. Air Force T-X Contract

BAE Systems, Inc. and L-3 Communications today announced that L-3 Link Simulation & Training, a division of L-3 Communications, is joining the Hawk Advanced Jet Training System (AJTS) team as an exclusive partner to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program.  As a principal supplier to BAE Systems, Inc., L-3 Link will lead the design and integration of the Hawk AJTS Ground Based Training System (GBTS) for the United States Air Force.

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Pilot's Book Documents 'Bucket List' Flight

Flies 27,000 Miles In Homebuilt At Age 76

It's one thing to fly around the world. It's another entirely to do it solo. But to do it at age 76 in a single-engine homebuilt makes "Flight of a Lifetime" a memoir that lives up to its name.

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Hubble Solves Mystery On Source of Supernova In Nearby Galaxy

Several Different Scenarios Could Have Led To The Event

Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have solved a longstanding mystery on the type of star, or so-called progenitor, which caused a supernova seen in a nearby galaxy. The finding yields new observational data for pinpointing one of several scenarios that trigger such outbursts.

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Fairfax County Police Department Selects DVCS6100 For Bell 429

First Multi-Mission Bell Delivered With Becker Avionics’ Airborne Digital Audio System

The Fairfax County Police Department near Washington DC recently took delivery of the first of two new Bell 429 light-twin law enforcement/EMS helicopters equipped with Becker Avionics Digital Audio System, the DVCS6100.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.15.12)

Aero Linx: WC-135 CONSTANT PHOENIX The WC-135W Constant Phoenix atmospheric collection aircraft supports national level consumers by collecting particulate and gaseous effluents and debris from accessible regions of the atmosphere in support of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.15.12): Air Mass Thunderstorm

Air Mass Thunderstorm Generally, a thunderstorm not associated with a front or other type of synoptic-scale forcing mechanism. Air mass thunderstorms typically are associated with warm, humid air in the summer months; they develop during the afternoon in response to insolation, and dissipate rather quickly after sunset. They generally are less likely to be severe than other types of thunderstorms, but they still are capable of producing downbursts, brief heavy rain, and (in extreme cases) hail over 3/4 inch in diameter. Since all thunderstorms are associated with some type of forcing mechanism, synoptic-scale or otherwise, the existence of true air-mass thunderstorms is debatable.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.15.12)

"We know Hubble has the sensitivity necessary to detect the faintest white dwarf remnants that could have caused such explosions. The logic here is the same as the famous quote from Sherlock Holmes: 'when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.'" Source: Lead investigator Bradley Schaefer of Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, in comments concerning the report that via NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have solved a longstanding mystery on the type of star, or so-called progenitor, which caused a supernova seen in a nearby galaxy. 

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