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AAR building aircraft maintenance and repair facility in Louisiana
Aircraft maintenance company AAR is opening a repair and maintenance operation in Louisiana where it has a logistics center for the U.S. Air Force's KC-10 program. The maintenance, repair and overhaul facility for commercial aircraft will be located at Chennault International Airport in Lake Charles.
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Justice Department challenges American-US Airways merger
USA Today
The Justice Department and a number of state attorneys general are challenging the proposed $11 billion merger of US Airways Group and American Airlines' parent company, AMR Corp. The merger would create the world's largest passenger airline. Here's how mergers and bankruptcies have transformed the U.S. airline industry since its deregulation in 1978.
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Arinc deal gives Rockwell Collins end-to-end communications link
Aviation Week
Rockwell Collins' largest acquisition to date — purchasing communications and systems engineering provider, Arinc, for $1.39 billion from the Carlyle Group — will give the avionics maker its own end-to-end communications link between the ground and the flight deck, a connection that is fundamental to the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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From military to commercial: Attack of the drones
Avionics Intelligence
The aerospace industry is a varied and multileveled beast. The military has always had a vested interest in maintaining the edge when it comes to innovations in avionics. Of course, there's always crossover between certain sectors.
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NTSB highlights inadequate tire maintenance
AIN Online
Recently, the NTSB held a public meeting to issue the probable cause of a Learjet 60 runway overrun accident Sept. 19, 2008. Both pilots and two of four passengers were killed when the Learjet, operated by Global Exec Aviation, overran Runway 11 during a rejected takeoff at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina.
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FAA Approves AD Free Overhauls

C&D Associates announces FAA approval for relief from combustion heater Airworthiness Directives AD2004-21-05 (imposed on Janitrol B series) and AD81-09-09 (for South Wind/Stewart Warner.) A.D.’s no longer apply to units undergoing zero-time overhaul by C&D Associates Inc. As always C&D Associates Inc. heaters remain A.D. free.

Innovative airmen modify mobile A/C unit
U.S. Air Force
Performing in extreme temperatures is the norm for many deployed service members, and adjustments in operations tempos are necessary to complete the mission on time to accommodate heat stress conditions. Two innovative Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron here fabricated a cooling sock attachment for the mobile air conditioning and heating units, which keep KC-135 Stratotanker flight decks cool while they are parked on the flightline.
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Safe Technician Awards: Fondness for fixing complex machines a common link among top mechanics
AIN Online
As it does each year, NBAA is recognizing the top aviation maintenance and avionics technicians with good safety records who work for member companies. Maintaining corporate aircraft or avionics for three accident-free years is the minimum requirement for an NBAA Safety Award but the actual number of years for many of the technicians exceeds four decades.
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A Different Point of View's Aviation Career Program takes flight Aug. 9-11
Santa Barbara Independent
A Different Point of View will host its first Aviation Career Program at Santa Barbara Airport. The new program is the only one of its kind on the Central Coast and will serve youth throughout Santa Barbara County, Calif.
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