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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

FAI Seeks Entries For Annual Youth Art Contest

This Year's Theme Is The FAI World Games Set For 2015 In Dubai

Entries are being accepted for the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) ... The World Air Sports Federation  ...  Aviation Art Contest. The contest is open to young artists born between January 1, 1997 and December 31, 2008, (ages 6-17) divided into three age categories.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Six Nonprofits Team Up To Fill A 737 With 15,000 Pounds Of Medical Supplies

ATX Air Services, LLC Contributes Plane, Crew To Fly Aid To Liberia To Assist In Ebola Fight

In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds of urgently requested gloves, masks, gowns, and other medical resources, follows five others from Direct Relief to the region.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Aero-TV: In The Nick Of Time? - A NextGen GA Fund Update

The GA World Needs All The Help It Can Get... IF It Can Get It

A hot topic at EAA AirVenture 2014 was the subject of the FAA requirement to be ADS-B equipped by January 1, 2020. In this video ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell covers the topic well beyond the technology involved.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

F-35 Flight Test Program Milestones Demonstrate Maturing Combat Capabilities

AF-1's 400th Flight Included Successful JDAM Separation

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity, according to prime contractor Lockheed Martin.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Lockheed Martin To Establish Space Debris Tracking Site

Partners With Australian Company To Set Up The Facility In Western Australia

Under a new strategic cooperation agreement, Lockheed Martin and Electro Optic Systems Pty Ltd are developing a new space object tracking site in Western Australia that will paint a more detailed picture of space debris for both government and commercial customers.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Bell Helicopter Training Academy Receives CAAC Part 147 Approval

Marks Key Milestone In The Facility’s Global Training Strategy

The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received Part 147 facility organizational approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

PlayStation Network Hackers Cause American Flight To Be Diverted

Group Claiming Responsibility For Network Outage Made A Bomb Threat Against A Plane With Sony Executive On Board

An airplane with Sony Online president John Smedley on board was diverted after a group claiming responsibility for crashing the PlayStation network called American Airlines to say the plane had explosives on board.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

Embry-Riddle, ISU Reinforce Cooperation

New MoU Signed Solidifying Relationship Between The Two Organizations

The Commercial Space Operations program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and International Space University (ISU) recently executed a new memorandum of understanding, solidifying a relationship in place since 2003 that provides new opportunities for both institutions and their students.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft Crosses Neptune Orbit

Probe En Route To Historic Encounter With Pluto

NASA's Pluto-bound New Horizons spacecraft has traversed the orbit of Neptune. This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant Pluto on July 14, 2015.

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Wed, Aug 27, 2014

ACSF Recognizes Landmark Aviation As Sustaining Member

Company Operates In Multiple Locations In The U.S., Europe And Canada

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to recognize Landmark Aviation as a sustaining member. Landmark has shown their commitment to the foundation’s vision of enhancing and improving safety through their generous financial support.

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