Bombardier Announces Closing of 500 Million Euros Revolving Credit Facility

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MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire – March 30, 2012) – Bombardier (TSX:BBD.A)(TSX:BBD.B) announces today that it has closed an unsecured EUR500 million (approximately $665 million US) revolving facility with a syndicate of international financial institutions. The facility is set up for the sole benefit of Bombardier Transportation.

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AgustaWestland Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force Helicopter SAR Crew for Winning International Award

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442 Squadron’s Heroic Rescue using AW101 “Cormorant” Helicopter Recognized at Shephard Search and Rescue Conference

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Aircraft Commander Capt. Jean Leroux stationed at CFB Comox and SARTech Sgt. George Olynyk, who is now stationed at CFB Gander, presented with the award by Chris Reynolds, Director General of the Irish Coast Guard

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, extends congratulations to the members of Royal Canadian Air Force 442 Squadron at CFB Comox, on winning the SAR Award for Operational Rescue Excellence at the 2012 Shephard’s Search and Rescue Conference in Dublin.

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Boeing to Showcase Rotorcraft, Training and Surveillance Solutions at Army Aviation Exposition

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 30, 2012 — The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] will focus on the innovative and enduring capabilities of a wide array of aviation, training, support and technology solutions at the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition. This year’s event takes place April 1-4 in Nashville.

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Co-Operative Industries Recognized as 1st SDVOSB to Supply F-35 Harnesses

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Fort Worth, TX, March 29, 2012 –[ASDWire]– Lockheed Martin has accepted first article inspection of the first F-35 production harnesses to be supplied by Co-Operative Industries Defense, LLC. Co-Operative Industries was selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Fokker to be the first, and only, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business supplier to manufacture select electrical wiring harnesses for all F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) derivative aircraft. Co-Operative Industries was chosen to produce a portion of the F-35 wire harness production starting at LRIP V. The inaugural harness assembly passed First Article Inspection (FAI) in time to support in-station Center Fuselage production load on 2BF:35.

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TELEFÓNICA MAKE NEW PLANS AS GROUPAMA AND PUMA ROUND CAPE HORN

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At 1255 UTC today, Groupama (Franck Cammas/FRA) was first round Cape Horn with a 13 nautical mile (nm) lead over PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG. At 1900 UTC, Groupama led PUMA by 12.4 nm. However, as the two teams were celebrating rounding Cape Horn and putting the rigours of the Southern Ocean behind them, Team Telefónica were making new plans.

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GROUPAMA FIRST TO REACH CAPE HORN, PUMA SECOND ON DRAMATIC DAY IN VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2011-12

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Telefónica reach Cape Horn, pull in for repairs

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FOUR BOATS FACE REPAIRS AFTER WEEK IN SOUTHERN OCEAN

Cape Horn – Groupama were the first team to round Cape Horn on Friday, passing the mythical maritime milestone at 1255 GMT in what was an emotional moment for the crew.

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US Naval Research Ship Docks for Maintenance at Austal’s Western Australian Facility

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March 30, 2012
Austal is pleased to announce the mooring of the US Navy’s Research Vessel ROGER REVELLE (AGOR 24) at its Marine Support Base in Henderson, Western Australia. Owned by the US Office of Naval Research and operated by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the 274 foot (84 meter) ship is pierside for maintenance and crew change out.

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Earth from Space: Image of the week

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The images were acquired by the United States’ DMSP satellites. The DMSP satellites are run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, monitoring the meteorological, oceanographic and solar–terrestrial physics environments for the US Department of Defense. Data from DMSP’s Operational Linescan System can be used to see city lights.

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30 March 2012
This week we look at two images of Europe at night showing lights from sources in cities and along roads. The images were acquired by the United States’ DMSP satellites.

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Astronaut meets Dragon

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NASA astronaut Megan McArthur takes part in a crew equipment interface test inside the Dragon capsule. Image credit: Paul Bonness/SpaceX

In preparation for the upcoming SpaceX demonstration flight, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur performed a crew equipment interface test March 28 in Florida. The test was part of current prelaunch preparations for the scheduled April 30 liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. McArthur worked together with SpaceX flight controllers for five hours in their hangar at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex-40, as the team entered its final phase of testing the Dragon capsule. The SpaceX launch is part of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services partnership with U.S. industry.

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