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First AQS-24A Airborne Mine-Hunting Vehicle Delivered To Japan

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Will Deploy On New Japanese Helicopter Platform The first of four AQS-24A airborne mine-hunting vehicles has been delivered to the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) by Northrop Grumman. The towed sensor will be deployed on Japan's new MCH-101 helicopter platform. ... Quick Read

Innovative Partnerships Expand NASA's Summer Education Reach

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Mini-Awards Of Up to $2,500 Distributed To More Than 170 Educational Organizations NASA has selected more than 170 educational organizations nationwide to receive Summer of Innovation mini-awards of as much as $2,500 each. The awards are designed to expand NASA's education network and help the agency keep middle school students engaged in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities throughout the summer break and beyond. ... Quick Read

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.02.13)

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"I believe the proposed Airmen Certification Standards (ACS) will complicate and increase the cost of flight training while having little if any effect on general aviation’s safety record." Source: Comments added to Docket FAA-2013-0316 by aviation author and flight instructor Rod Machado concerning the agency proposed Airman Certification Standards. ... Quick Read

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.13)

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Space Frontier Foundation The foundation says that it is transforming space from a government- owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. "We are determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past." ... Quick Read

Jennies To Jets To Stealth: Bomb Wing Turns 90

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Traces Its Roots Back To The 110th Observation Squadron From Jennies to jets to stealth bombers, the 131st Bomb Wing's history really began with its co-located flying squadron, now the 110th Bomb Squadron, which traces its roots back to the 110th Observation Squadron. The 110th OS was organized by Maj. Bill Robertson and his brothers, Lieutenants Frank and Dan Robertson, owners of Robertson Aircraft Company. ... Quick Read

Lego Helicopter Model In Australia Destroyed By Vandals

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'Elvis The Helicopter' Was Comprised Of About 100,000 Of The Plastic Bricks "Elvis the Helicopter" had taken Lego certified professional Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught over six weeks and 100,000 of the colored plastic bricks to construct at the Cairns Central shopping center in northern Queensland, Australia. It took a group of young vandals only seconds to tip it over, destroying the piece. ... Quick Read

Oshkosh: You Will Believe A Car Can Fly

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Terrafugia Transition to Fly At EAA AirVenture In Oshkosh Terrafugia will be returning for its eighth year as exhibitors at EAA AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI July 29 - August 4, 2013, and the company and EAA say they are "thrilled" that the Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" this summer. ... Quick Read

Airborne 07.02.13: Terrafugia To Fly At OSH13, Electroplanes Too!, NASA Thruster

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Also: Foxx Confirmed, AEA AML-STC Workshop, JetBlue iPads, Model Aviation Day Is Coming! If you weren’t excited about Oshkosh before, you should be now... as it will likely be the first time for many of the aviation world to see a flying car actually fly! Terrafugia will be returning to EAA AirVenture in Oskhosh, WI, this July 29th through August 4th. Terrafugia’s Transition will be making its first airshow appearance as part of the "World's Greatest Aviation Celebration." Greenwing ... Quick Read

EasyJet Founder Dislikes Airbus Deal

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Says He Will Vote Against Purchase Of 135 A320 Aircraft The founder and major shareholder of Britain's EasyJet airline says a deal to purchase 135 Airbus A320 airplanes is "bad," and that he plans to vote against approving the purchase when it comes before the board later this month. ... Quick Read

Thales To Study Aircraft Communications

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KALB Study To Lead To A High-Throughput SATCOM Terminal The French defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has signed a contract making Thales Alenia Space the prime contractor for a study designed to enhance communications between ground and military mission aircraft through a telecommunication satellite without interruption during extreme flying conditions, such as attitude, tight turns, and landing. ... Quick Read

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