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August 19, 2012

Sunday Is National Aviation Day

So What The Heck ... Get Out And Fly

Sunday, August 19th, is National Aviation Day. And while its not a national holiday, what better reason to get your bird out of the barn and go fly.

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LRO Spectrometer Detects Helium In Moon's Atmosphere

Origin Of The Gas Still In Question

Scientists using the Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) spectrometer aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) have made the first spectroscopic observations of the noble gas helium in the tenuous atmosphere surrounding the Moon. These remote-sensing observations complement in situ measurements taken in 1972 by the Lunar Atmosphere Composition Experiment (LACE) deployed by Apollo 17.

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VFA-11 Conducts Aerial Change Of Command

Orders Given While Previous And New Commanders Airborne

The "Red Rippers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11 held an aerial change-of-command ceremony in the skies above aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), August 16. Cmdr. Marcus Lopez relieved Cmdr. Daniel Sullivan as commanding officer.

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Jepp FliteDeck Pro EFB Now Available For Airlines, Other Large Operators

Electronic Flight Bag Based On The Apple iPad

Jeppesen has begun offering its FliteDeck Pro Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution for the iPad. Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro helps streamline the use of navigational information for airlines, fractional business jet operators and military fleet programs.

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Boeing Marks 50 Years Of Chinook Helicopter Deliveries

Calls Longevity 'A Testament To Aircraft Design And Work Force'

As Boeing marks the 50th anniversary of delivering the first H-47 Chinook military helicopter, the company is nearing completion of a $130 million renovation of its production line near Philadelphia that will help it meet global demand for the latest model, the CH-47F.

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Upgraded 3-D Weather Radar Introduced By Honeywell

Company Says Technology Helps Pilots Avoid Hail, Lightning, Turbulence

An upgrade to Honeywell's IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar includes new capabilities to detect turbulence, hail and lightning, up to 10 minutes in advance of approaching storm cells in the flight path of the aircraft, the company said in a Thursday news release.

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Bombardier Boosts Commercial Aircraft Maintenance Network

Adds Authorized Service Facility in Russia

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Tulpar Technic has been appointed an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Bombardier CRJ100 and CRJ200 regional jets. Located at Kazan International Airport in Kazan, Russia, Tulpar Technic will serve Bombardier operators in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.19.12): Minimum En Route IFR Altitude (MEA)

Minimum En Route IFR Altitude (MEA) The lowest published altitude between radio fixes which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage and meets obstacle clearance requirements between those fixes. The MEA prescribed for a Federal airway or segment thereof, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route applies to the entire width of the airway, segment, or route between the radio fixes defining the airway, segment, or route.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.19.12)

Aero Linx: Flying Dentists Association The Flying Dentists Association is a professional and social association devoted to continuing dental education combined with aviation and family fun. We believe there are skills common to dentistry and flying and Flying Dentist Association members are more successful and better practitioners. We earn a lot of dental and aviation continuing education and learn from each other, but it’s more then that. We are family that share the interests of dentistry and flying.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.19.12)

"The Chinook has served as the backbone of U.S. Army aviation since the Vietnam era, revolutionizing how we move troops and supplies in combat, and save lives and deliver aid in times of need. The latest F-model has ushered in a new era of heavy-lift capability for the U.S. Army. With continued technology insertions, I fully expect that 50 years from now there will be a centennial celebration for Chinooks still in service." Source: Col. Bob Marion, U.S. Army Cargo Helicopter program manager, in remarks made upon the 50th anniversary of Boeing's delivery of the first H-47 Chinook military helicopter.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2012-16-11

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A318- 112 and -121 airplanes; Model A319-111, -112, -115, -132, and -133 airplanes; Model A320-214, - 232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-211, -212, -213, and -231 airplanes.  

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AD: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Helicopters (Revision)

AD NUMBER: 2012-12-21

PRODUCT: Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH Model MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopters.  

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