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September 01, 2013

Pilot In PA Fatally Injured By Rotor Blade

Accident Occurred At County Fair

A helicopter pilot reported to have over 50 years’ experience was struck and fatally injured by the turning rotor of a helo during at the Columbia County Fair in Bloomsburg, PA Friday.

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Bell Helicopter And Team Members Receive NASA Group Achievement Award

Tiltrotor Test Rig Program Intended To Help Design New Proprotors

The Tiltrotor Test Rig (TTR) Development Team comprised of NASA Ames Research Center, Bell Helicopter, and Triumph Aerospace Systems - Newport News (TASNN) were honored with a 2013 NASA Group Achievement Award at the Ames Research Center's annual NASA Agency Honor Awards ceremony on August 29. The Group Achievement Award is presented to selected groups who have distinguished themselves by making outstanding contributions to the NASA mission.

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Boeing Advanced Super Hornet Demonstrates Significant Stealth, Range Improvement

21 Test Flights Conducted Over The Past Month In St. Louis And Maryland

Three weeks of flight testing the Advanced Super Hornet demonstrated that the fighter can outperform threats for decades to come, according to Boeing and partner Northrop Grumman, with improvements that make the jet much harder for radar to detect and give it significantly more combat range.

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Pilot Walks Away From Upstate NY Off-Airport Landing

Lake Renegade Down After Engine Failure

A 67-year-old pilot walked away from an off-airport landing in a Lake Renegade Tuesday following an engine failure.

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Former UA Employee Faces Five Years In Prison For Bomb Hoaxes

Pleaded Guilty To Making False Threats Against The Airline

A former United Airlines flight attendant has pleaded guilty to intentionally giving false information to the airline and 911 operators when he phoned in bomb threats against the carrier between October 2012 and January 2013.

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Rex Remains Australia’s Most Profitable Airline Group For 2nd Year

But Profits Still Down 45% Over The Previous Year

Regional Express Holdings Ltd (Rex) has released its full financial year results ending 30 June 2013 with a Profit Before Tax of $19.2 million, which the airline says makes it the most profitable listed airline group in Australia.

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Airbus, S7 Engineering To Develop A320 Maintenance Training Partnership

Russian Operators To Get Easier Access To Airbus’ Standards And Latest Technologies In Maintenance Training

During the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2013, Airbus and S7 Engineering, part of Engineering Holding, signed an agreement to develop long term maintenance partnership in the region. As part of this, S7 Engineering, a leading maintenance and repair facility in Russia, will acquire Airbus training skills and standards to provide OEM-backed maintenance training capabilities for its personnel and for A320 Family operators in the region.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.01.13)

Aero Linx: The American Meteorological Society The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.01.13): Obscuration

Obscuration Any phenomena in the atmosphere, excluding precipitation, that reduces horizontal visibility. According to the National Weather Service, some of the obstructions to visibility include blowing and widespread dust, fog (including freezing fog and patchy fog), haze, mist, sand and blowing sand, smoke, blowing spray, and volcanic ash. It is reported as "X" in an observation and on the METAR.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.13)

“We continually insert new capabilities into today’s highly capable, already stealthy Super Hornet, and the Advanced Super Hornet is the next phase of this technology evolution. Boeing and our industry partners are investing in next-generation capabilities so warfighters have what they need when they need it, and so the customer can acquire it in a cost-effective manner.” Source: Debbie Rub, Boeing Global Strike vice president and general manager, discussing new capabilities for the Super Hornet.

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AD NUMBER: 2013-16-25

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