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March 11, 2012

Benefit Reception Scheduled To Support The Wounded Warrior Project

Universal Avionics To Host The Event During AEA

A reception to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) will be hosted by Universal Avionics during the 55th Annual AEA International Convention and Trade Show in Washington, D.C. The benefit will be held on Wednesday, April 4th at 1330-1530 EDT in Universal Avionics’ booth at the show.

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NTSB Probable Cause Report Shows Fuel Exhaustion In October 2010 Helo Accident

But Report Also Questions Pilots' Decision Making In Accident

The NTSB has released its probable cause report in an accident which occurred October 15, 2010 in which a Missouri Highway Patrol helicopter ran out of fuel and went down, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot, the sole occupant of the aircraft.

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United Kingdom Seeks To Buy F117-PW-100 Engines

Powerplants For The C-17A Globemaster III

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom of 20 F-117-PW-100 engines and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $300 million.

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NASA 'Sunday Experiment' Opens The Universe To Children And Families

Free Program Features Images From New Webb Space Telescope

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center in Greenbelt, MD, will host this month's Sunday Experiment on Sunday, March 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT. It's a free afternoon for children of all ages and their families with a look at how NASA's most powerful space telescope will look at the universe and see further back in time than ever before.

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Italian Air Force HH-139A Enters Operational Service

First Of 10 Of The Aircraft To Be Delivered

The first of ten Italian Air Force’s HH-139A medium twin engine helicopters has entered operational service with ceremony held at Cervia Air Base. These helicopters will supplement ageing HH-212 and HH-3F helicopters in the role of search and rescue operations across the nation. The remaining HH-139As will be delivered to the Air Force by the end of this year and are the first examples of the AW139M dedicated military variant to be delivered.

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AFA Welcomes Air Force Deputy Chief Of Staff For Strategic Plans And Programs

Lt.Gen. Christopher Miller Guest Speaker For AFA's March Air Force Breakfast Session

Lt. Gen. Christopher D. Miller, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs will be the guest speaker for the March session of AFA's 2012 Air Force Breakfast Program. As Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Programs for Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Lt. Gen. Miller leads the development and integration of the Air Force's long-range plans and the five-year, $635 billion U.S. Air Force Future Years Defense Program.

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TrueNorth Expands Sales Organization

Adds Bob Lynch And Elie Tabri As New Sales Directors

TrueNorth Avionics has announced it has expanded its sales organization by adding two new Sales Director positions. Bob Lynch has been appointed Sales Director for the eastern US region and Elie Tabri Sales Director for the western US region. Both will represent the company’s line of advanced business aircraft telecommunication solutions in the U.S.

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Avlite To Begin Production Of New Solar Helipad Light

Complete RF Lighting System Suited For A Variety Of Uses

Australian aviation lighting company Avlite is set to begin production of its newest solar-powered product, a solar powered LED helipad light it says is the only such system on the market.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.11.12): Gate Hold Procedures

Gate Hold Procedures Procedures at selected airports to hold aircraft at the gate or other ground location whenever departure delays exceed or are anticipated to exceed 15 minutes. The sequence for departure will be maintained in accordance with initial call-up unless modified by flow control restrictions. Pilots should monitor the ground control/clearance delivery frequency for engine start/taxi advisories or new proposed start/taxi time if the delay changes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.11.12)

Aero Linx: Aviation Law -- An Overview Aviation law governs the operation of aircraft and the maintenance of aviation facilities. Both federal and state governments have enacted statutes and created administrative agencies to regulate air traffic. Using its constitutional authority to regulate interstate and foreign commerce, Congress has enacted several federal laws pertaining to air navigation. The first of these was the 1926 Air Commerce Act, which provided for the certification and registration of aircraft employed in interstate or foreign commerce, among other things. The statute was amended in 1938 by the Civil Aeronautics Act which created the "Civil Aeronautics Authority," a five member panel with the power to

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.11.12)

"It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the operational readiness of this new aircraft, twenty years after the last helicopter was delivered to the Italian Air Force. This significant event is the first major step in support of the service’s modernization programme which will also see the HH-101 “CAESAR” replacing the HH-3F Pelicans in the Combat SAR role. The HH-139A will complement the HH-101s while providing a leap forward in operational capabilities and cost effectiveness compared to the present fleet of HH-3Fs and HH-212s.” Source: Bruno Spagnolini, Chief Executive Officer, AgustaWestland, in remarks made after the first of ten Italian Air Force’s HH-139A medium twin engine helicopters entered operationa

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