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September 05, 2013

All Female Crew Makes 552nd ACW History

Sortie Flown In Recognition Of Women's Equality Day

Several members of the 552nd Air Control Wing and 513th Air Control Group made history recently by fielding an all-female flight crew. The crew, comprised every operational flying squadron within the wing, took to the air on Aug. 23, in what is believed to be the first sortie flown by an all-female crew from the wing.

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NASA Celebrates Latest Moon Mission At Richmond International Raceway

Part Of 'Rockets 2 Racecars' Partnership Between NASA And NASCAR

NASA education specialists and teachers from across Virginia will engage the public about the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission and science, technology, engineering and math – or STEM – activities at this weekend's NASCAR races at Richmond International Raceway (RIR) in Richmond, VA.

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MD State Police Unveils New Helicopter

AW139 Is 'Operational' As Trooper 3

A new AW139 helicopter has been declared operational by the Maryland State Police, and was on display Tuesday at the department's Aviation Command Fredrick Section.

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Thailand Emerges As A Leading Regional Aerospace Hub

Industry Contributes Nine Percent To Nation's GDP

Just 10 years after Thailand's government announced a new investment and incentives policy with the goal to position the nation as a "premier" aviation hub, the country has quickly become a full-service, high-quality leader in the aerospace industry. Today the aerospace industry contributes approximately $25.5 billion -- nine percent of the Thai GDP -- to the economy.

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FAA SAIB Issued For Lake LA-4-200 Airplanes

Fuel Filter Issue May Cause Engine Surging Under Takeoff Power

The FAA has issued an SAIB for Lake Model LA-4-200 airplanes for an airworthiness concern regarding the loss of power during take-off due to inadequate fuel flow to the engine.

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Australian Plane Down During Training Flight, Both Aboard OK

In-Cockpit Video Recorder Captures Near-Perfect Off-Airport Landing

Some pretty spectacular video is making the rounds of the Internet this week showing a near-perfect off-airport landing in a Jabiru J-170 during a training flight in Australia. Neither the instructor nor the student pilot was injured.

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Gone West: Wing Commander Ken Wallis

U.K. Bomber Pilot Was 97, Helped Develop The Modern Autogyro

A legend of aviation in the U.K. passed away. Wing Commander Ken Wallis, who was instrumental in the development of the autogyro, was 97 years old.

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Euro Hawk Sets Record With 25-Hour Nonstop Flight In Germany

Longest Unrefueled Flight By A UAS In European Airspace

The Euro Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) set an endurance record Aug. 8 when it flew continuously for 25.3 hours in European airspace. Built by Northrop Grumman Corporation, operating through its subsidiary Northrop Grumman ISS International Inc. (NGISSI), and Cassidian (EADS Deutschland GmbH), the UAS climbed to 58,600 feet over Manching Air Base, Germany.

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Granddad Jumps With Granddaughter In Skydiving Adventure

Pair Plummets On Her 30th Birthday

For her 30th birthday, Heather Ellis decided she wanted to jump out of an airplane. And when she mentioned it to her grandfather, he decided to go along for the ride ... and the fall.

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Rolls-Royce Completes Sale Of RTM322 Helicopter Engine Program To Safran

Turbomeca To Take Over Design, Production, Support For RTM332 Engine

Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it has completed the sale of its 50 per cent shareholding and interest in the RTM322 helicopter engine program to Safran's Turbomeca, for which it has received a cash consideration of €293 million ($314.74 million).

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.05.13

What’s This? A Decline in Jet Airplane Sales???

Airbus To Modernize China’s Air Traffic Management…

NASA and NASCAR – Going

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Aero-TV: All Things Piper -- Simon Caldecott Sets The Agenda

Some Very Impressive Sales Numbers Prove That Piper Still Has What It Takes To Survive

Not all the news in GA is bad... especially if you happen to be working at Piper Aircraft. Within days of our interview with Piper Boss, Simon Caldecott, Piper had even better news to crow about. Piper Aircraft continued to deliver more new aircraft and increase new airplane revenue during the first half of 2013, continuing a steady improved performance trend.

Aero-TV: All Things Piper -- Simon Caldecott Sets The Agenda

Some Very Impressive Sales Numbers Prove That Piper Still Has What It Takes To Survive

Not all the news in GA is bad... especially if you happen to be working at Piper Aircraft. Within days of our interview with Piper Boss, Simon Caldecott, Piper had even better news to crow about. Piper Aircraft continued to deliver more new aircraft and increase new airplane revenue during the first half of 2013, continuing a steady improved performance trend.

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Boeing, Airbus Eye Possible Decline In Jet Sales

Each Has A Production Backlog Of About Seven Years

After a flurry of orders from around the world, both Boeing and Airbus are looking at the prospect of declining jet sales which could have an adverse effect on their bottom lines.

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UTC Names New Pratt & Whitney President

Paul Adams To Succeed David Hess

United Technologies has named Paul R. Adams, currently chief operating officer of Pratt & Whitney, to succeed David P. Hess as president of Pratt & Whitney on Jan. 1, 2014, when Hess retires. Adams will report to UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems President & Chief Executive Officer Alain M. Bellemare.

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Southwest Airlines, AirTran Airways Flight Attendants Reach Tentative Agreement

Contract Still Requires Ratification By The Membership

Flight attendants from AirTran Airways, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Southwest Airlines Co., have reached a tentative agreement on the collective bargaining agreement that became amendable in May 2013, according to a news release from Southwest Airlines. AirTran flight attendants are represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA). This tentative agreement still requires membership ratification.

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Airbus, China To Collaborate On Air Traffic Management

Breakthrough Agreement To Modernize China’s ATM System

Airbus and China’s Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on modernizing the country’s Air Traffic Management System and to implement the latest Air Traffic Management (ATM) technologies.

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WACO Aircraft Featured On Science Channel's 'How Do They Do It'

TV Crew Chronicles Assembly Of YMF Airplane

You may have heard recently about a couple of different film crews spending several days at the WACO facility. One of those crews was working on a piece for the Discovery Network's show "How Do They Do It", airing on Discovery's Science Channel.

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Gone West: VAA Board Member Jeanne Hill

Served As Chair Of The Vintage Aircraft Association Headquarters At Oshkosh For Many Years

Jeannie C. Hill (Lehman) passed away on September 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She is preceded in death by her beloved husband Richard (Dick) Hill.

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British Airways' New Dreamliner Makes Inaugural Flight To Canada

State-Of-The-Art Passenger Jet Touched Down In Toronto On Sept. 1

British Airways debuted its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with an inaugural long-haul flight between London and Toronto on September 1. The flight arrived from London on Sunday afternoon at approximately 15:24 local time at Toronto and departed the same evening at 19:20, marking the first long-haul service for the airline's new fleet.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.05.13)

"(In) the Armed Forces, women weren't granted equal opportunity for promotion and certain skill sets until 1976. Today, only 18.9 percent of the Air Force population is made up of women." Source: Master Sgt. Sarah Moore, acting first sergeant for the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.05.13): Flanking Line

A line of cumulus or towering cumulus clouds connected to and extending outward from the most active part of a supercell, normally on the southwest side.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.05.13)

American Air Mail Society

The AAMS was founded in 1923, and is the second oldest aerophilatelic society in the world with over 1,500 members worldwide. The AAMS publishes the monthly magazine The Airpost Journal & the Jack Knight Air Log, as well as the American Air Mail Catalogue, and many other aerophilatelic books

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