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August 11, 2013

Piedmont Triad Airport Trying To Accelerate New Tower Construction

Facility Currently Scheduled To Open In 2020

Airport officials at Piedmont Triad Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, NC, are pushing the FAA to speed up the process of building a new control tower at the airport.

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NASA'S Spitzer Observes Gas Emission From Comet Ison

Images Captured While The Comet Was About 312 Million Miles From The Sun

Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have observed what most likely are strong carbon dioxide emissions from Comet ISON ahead of its anticipated pass through the inner solar system later this year.

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First Five Merlin Mk 2 Helicopters Delivered To Royal Navy

Thirty Mk 1 Aircraft Being Converted To Mk 2 At Yeovil

The first five AW101 Merlin HM Mk 2 helicopters have been delivered to the Royal Navy's 824 Naval Air Squadron based at RNAS Culdrose in Southwest England by AgustaWestland. A ceremony was held at RNAS Culdrose to celebrate the formation of the Navy's first Merlin HM Mk 2 equipped squadron.

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US Army, USAF Intercept Cruise Missile With JLENS-Guided AMRAAM

Multiple Systems Seamlessly Integrate To counter The Threat

The U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force  for the first time intercepted an anti-ship cruise missile surrogate using Raytheon's Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) cued by JLENS, an elevated, persistent over-the-horizon sensor system. JLENS uses a powerful integrated radar system to detect, track and target a variety of threats.

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Fiji Airways Sets New Guinness World Record

Five Couples Married Mid-Air To Set World Record for Highest Altitude Wedding

Fiji's national airline Fiji Airways the newest holder of a Guinness World Records title, soaring to 41,000 feet to set the record for the world's 'Highest Altitude Wedding on an Airplane'.  Five couples exchanged vows on August 7 at 41,000 feet above sea level aboard a brand new Fiji Airways A330 to attain the record. The minimum altitude required to set this new world record was 40,000 feet.

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Keeping C-5s In Prime Fighting Condition

Each Airplane Is Given A 'Tune Up' Every Four Years

All C-5 Galaxies undergo an inspection at Dover Air Force Base's isochronal maintenance dock to ensure flight components work properly to extend the life of the Air Force's largest airlifter. The dock is run by 436th and 512th Maintenance Group personnel and they conduct the Maintenance Steering Group Three inspection. This inspection is completed every four years, takes up to 46 days and is basically a tune up for the aircraft.

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Legacy 500 to Highlight Embraer Executive Jets' Participation At LABACE

Airplane Making Its Brazilian Debut At The Show

Embraer Executive Jets’ Legacy 500 will make its first public debut in Brazil during the 10th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), 14-16 August, at the Congonhas Airport (CGH), in São Paulo.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.11.13)

Aero Linx: The Marine Corps Aviation Association The Marine Corps Aviation Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and recognize professional excellence in Marine aviation, support the fraternal bond of its membership, preserve Marine aviation heritage and safeguard the future of Marine aviation through awards programs, events and publications.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.11.13): Discrete Code

Discrete Code As used in the Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS), any one of the 4096 selectable Mode 3/A aircraft transponder codes except those ending in zero zero; e.g., discrete codes: 0010, 1201, 2317, 7777; nondiscrete codes: 0100, 1200, 7700. Nondiscrete codes are normally reserved for radar facilities that are not equipped with discrete decoding capability and for other purposes such as emergencies (7700), VFR aircraft (1200), etc.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.11.13)

"With our new brand identity & service, based around an authentic Fijian experience, a couple's Fijian wedding really can start the moment they set foot on board. We're delighted that we were able to set a new Guinness World Record. We kept this as a surprise for our five couples and it was great to see their reaction when they found out they were part of this world record." Source:Fiji Airways Acting Chief Executive Aubrey Swift's comments following the announcement that Fiji Airways is the newest holder of a Guinness World Records title, soaring to 41,000 feet to set the record for the world's 'Highest Altitude Wedding on an Airplane'. 

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AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-14-09

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model DHC-8-100, -200, and -300 series airplanes.

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