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June 06, 2012

Air Canada Receives Approval Of Shareholder Rights Plan Amendments

Plan Gives Shareholders Additional Time To Assess Any Unsolicited Take-Over Bid

Air Canada has received approval from its shareholders voting in favor of the proposed amendments to Air Canada's shareholder rights plan agreement (the "Rights Plan") at the annual and special meeting of its shareholders held earlier Monday. The proposed amendments were previously announced on May 4 and are described in the management proxy circular sent to Air Canada's shareholders prior to the meeting.

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Boeing Delivers Air Lease Corporation's First Next-Generation 737-800

Airplane To Be Operated By Korean Air

Boeing celebrated today its first new airplane delivery to Air Lease Corporation (ALC) from their order placed during the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The Los Angeles-based leasing company took delivery of a Next-Generation 737-800, which will be leased from ALC and operated by Korean Air.

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Allegiant MD80 Gets Stuck In Grass At Central Nebraska Regional Airport

No Injuries As Main Gear Leaves Pavement And Digs In

An Allegiant Airlines MD80 got stuck in the dirt at Central Nebraska Regional Airport (KGRI) after landing Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported from the jet carrying about 160 passengers. 

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Landing Support Marines Conduct First Helo Support Team Mission With UAV

Kaman K1200 Preprogrammed To Fly Resupply Missions

The Marine Corps has recently used the unmanned aerial vehicle as a cargo transportation platform in Helmand Province. The UAV is able to bring supplies, equipment and gear to preprogrammed coordinates placed in a computer system. A new step forward was taken when landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) conducted the first series of hot hook-ups with the UAV at Camp Dwyer Afghanistan, May 23-25.

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Mokulele Airlines Receives Approval For Use Of iPads

EFB Replaces 15 Pounds Of Paper, Will Save 1,400 Gallons Of Fuel Per Year

Mokulele Airlines has received FAA approval for the use of iPads (Electronic Flight Bags) replacing paper on the flight deck. The use of i-Pads replaces logbooks, manuals, charts and also displays satellite weather.

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Iran Constructing New Space Launch Facilities

Claims It Is Close To Satellite Launch Capability

The Defense Minister of Iran said Saturday that it is close to being ready to launch its own satellites into orbit from a new space launch facility in an undisclosed location in the country.

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Control Tower Project At Piedmont Triad Airport Underway

FAA: Completion Of The New Facility Will Take Seven Years

While its just in its initial planning stages, a project to place a new FAA control tower at Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, NC, has at least gotten onto the agency's radar. But FAA spokesperson Kathleen Bergan said the earliest the new tower could be commissioned would be 2019.

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American Pacific Corporation Sells Off In-Space Propulsion Business

Develops Systems And Components For Satellites, Missile Defense

American Pacific Corporation has reached agreement to divest its Aerospace Equipment segment, also known as its In-Space Propulsion business, to Moog Inc. The purchase price announced Monday is approximately $46 million in cash. The In-Space Propulsion business, with locations in New York, California, Ireland and the United Kingdom, is a developer and manufacturer of liquid propulsion systems and components for satellites and missile defense systems. 

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Helicopters Rescue Cherry Crop In Washington State

Water Had To Be Blown Off Nearly-Ripe Fruit To Prevent Damage

It probably looked a little like a scene from Apocolypse Now as a group of helicopters hovered over cherry groves near Bellingham, WA. But the aircraft were enlisted to save the cherry crop that was nearly ready for harvest.

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Marine Corps Spouses Get Birds-Eye View Of Jersey Shore

Sixth Airlift Service Conducts Second Annual Orientation Flight

More than 30 Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst employees and spouses attended the 6th Airlift Squadron’s second annual spouse orientation flight May 19 at the base. The orientation flight included a mission brief, squadron tour, lunch, C-17A Globemaster III tour and orientation flight over the Jersey Shore.

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Helicopter Does Double Duty As Diving Platform

But When They Find The Pilot, He Or She Will Likely Be In Hot Water

Video recorded on cell phones on Memorial Day could land the pilot of a helicopter in Tennessee in hot water. That's because he or she was recorded allowing people on a pontoon boat on Dale Hollow Lake  to climb onto the landing skids of the aircraft, and then fall from an altitude as high as 50 feet back into the water.

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AD: Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2012-09-11

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH (ECD) Model MBB-BK 117 C-1 and C-2 helicopters.

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Aero-TV: AEM Audio Magic – AEM Updates Their Product Line

A Dedicated Company Keeps Upgrading Their Product Line

Ever since we were 'Booth Neighbors' at AEA 2011, we've enjoyed spending some time here and there with the folks of AEM... a small company that rose from what used to be NAT. Northern Airborne Technology was bought by Cobham about 15 years ago, and as part of that move, decided to consolidate much of its manufacturing back into the US. But a few divisions, such as AEM, stayed home in Canada.

Aero-TV: AEM Audio Magic – AEM Updates Their Product Line

A Dedicated Company Keeps Upgrading Their Product Line

Ever since we were 'Booth Neighbors' at AEA 2011, we've enjoyed spending some time here and there with the folks of AEM... a small company that rose from what used to be NAT. Northern Airborne Technology was bought by Cobham about 15 years ago, and as part of that move, decided to consolidate much of its manufacturing back into the US. But a few divisions, such as AEM, stayed home in Canada. This "created an opportunity for a 100% employee-owned, vertically integrated company to emerge with an incredible amount of skill, experience and capability." AEM is now a leading designer and manufacturer of

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Solar Impulse Reaches Morocco

First Intercontinental Flight For Solar Airplane A Success

The Solar Impulse aircraft designed by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg has completed its flight to Morocco. The prototype landed successfully in Rabat-Salé airport at 2330 local time Tuesday evening. This is a symbolic victory for Solar Impulse as it is the first time the HB-SIA has landed on another continent, It is also the first time Bertrand Piccard has piloted during a mission flight.

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FAA Issues AD For Great Lakes Aircraft

AD Affects Great Lakes Aircraft Produced During The 1970’s And 80’s

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) that addresses a safety problem with Great Lakes aircraft produced in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The affected aircraft were not produced by WACO Classic Aircraft. However, as the new Type Certificate Holder, the company said in a news release that they take seriously the issue of continued airworthiness of the Great Lakes fleet of aircraft serial numbers 501 through 1012.

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FedEx Steps Up Rate Of Aircraft Retirements

Fifty Airplanes To Be Permanently Grounded

FedEx said Monday it will permanently retire 18 Airbus A310-200 aircraft and 26 related engines, as well as six Boeing MD10-10 aircraft and 17 related engines, from service. The freight hauler said in an news release that the majority of these aircraft are currently parked and not in revenue service.

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Guest Editorial: Preserving Our Aviation Heritage

Greater Value Should Be Placed On The Aircraft Which Helped Preserve Freedom

This weekend at The Wings Over Gillespie Airshow, the only operating Fairey Firefly in the U.S. suffered a gear collapse on landing. To the typical airshow attendee this may look like a disaster. The same person may also fall prey to the notion that operating airplanes like this places them in unreasonable danger and therefore maybe they shouldn't be flown. Myself, I think we should fly and rebuild them until the very last one is no more.

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Shuttle Enterprise Damaged On Trek To Manhattan

Right Wing Dinged On Bridge Abutment

It must have been a sinking feeling on the part of the tow boat captain when the space shuttle Enterprise crunched ever so slightly into a navigation marker for a New York Railroad bridge. The shuttle was being towed to a temporary stop in New Jersey ... the first leg of its final voyage to the Intrepid Museum in Manhattan.

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WingX Pro7 Version 6.5 Adds Track Up In Moving Map

Rotates Charts So Aircraft Is Always Traveling Up The Screen

Hilton Software LLC has updated its flagship product WingX Pro7 with Track Up capability. By leveraging the multi-layered architecture of its patent-pending split-screen technology, WingX Pro7 seamlessly rotates VFR and IFR enroute charts so that the aircraft is always traveling up the screen.

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Sailboat On The Rocks Causes Delays At Logan Airport

Vessel Ran Aground At The End Of Runway 9/27

A sailboat which broke free of its mooring Monday morning drifted to a spot just off the end of Boston Logan Airport's runway 9/27 and ran aground, forcing airport officials to close the runway.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.06.12)

"We fight tooth and nail to keep these old girls flying; we support the people who spend their money to do so, and we enjoy every moment we have with them." Source: Lee Bottom Flying Field Owner Rich Davidson, writing in his blog NORDO News concering the preservation of military aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.06.12): Scavenge Oil System

A method of returning oil from the engine to the oil tank for cooling and reuse.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.06.12)

OV-10 Bronco Association

The OV-10 Bronco Association, Inc. was founded in 1998 to take responsibility for preserving the history of the people and events associated with the OV-10 Bronco, as well as the history of the aircraft itself.

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