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Sat, May 30, 2015

On The Way! Solar Impulse2 Has A Ticket To Hawaii!!!

China Departure Starts Rigorous 6 Day Adventure

Gutsy... that's the only word that encapsulates what started just a few minutes ago at 1839UTC. The 6 day/night exploration flight of Solar Impulse has commenced from Nanjing to Hawaii. Pilot André Borschberg will fly the zero-fuel airplane, solo, some 4412NM with an arrival planned in Hawaii late next week.... and in the meantime, one of the last great aviation adventures faces its most daunting challenge after days of waiting to allow Mother Nature to present favorable conditions for the flight. 

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Sat, May 30, 2015

Airborne 05.29.15: SpaceX Joins USAF!, LDSD Test Set, BASE Jumper Petition

Also: Mars Laser, Barnstorming, NTSB Safety Alert, Air Service To Cuba, Grand Canyon Wreck, Aviation Icing, Oshkosh 2015 Stringers

The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has announced the certification of the SpaceX, Falcon 9 Launch System for national security space missions. This milestone is the culmination of a two-year effort on the part of the Air Force and SpaceX to execute the certification process and re-introduce competition into the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. As NASA continues experimenting and testing for flights to Mars, they are also looking at the technology required to travel at supersonic speeds in the Martian atmosphere. The second flight test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, called the LDSD, now will launch no earlier than June 2nd, from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii. BASE jumping activists seek the unique thr

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Sat, May 30, 2015

Airbus Admits To Assembly Issue With A400M

Flight Data Recorder Shows No Structural Faults In Fatal Accident May 9

An initial analysis of the Flight Data Recorder from the Airbus A400M which went down in Spain May 9 resulting in the fatal injury of four people shows there were no mechanical or structural issues with the aircraft.

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Sat, May 30, 2015

NBAA Supports NPRM To Ease RVSM Maintenance Program Approval

Follows Industry-Agency Effort To Streamline Requirements

The NBAA says it welcomes a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would eliminate a costly and time-consuming requirement for operators to develop and submit a separate maintenance program for equipment required to operate in reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) airspace (at altitudes between FL290 and FL410).

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Sat, May 30, 2015

Delta Employees Take Delivery Of New Airbus A330-300 Aircraft

Delta's Chairman's Club Honorees Bring Home First New Airbus Aircraft Purchased By The Airline Following Its Merger

Honorees of Delta Air Lines' Chairman's Club, the airline's most prestigious recognition for employees, recently took delivery of a new Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft from Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France.

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Sat, May 30, 2015

AEA Educational Foundation Awards More Than $125,000 In Scholarships

Awards Will Assist Students For The 2015-16 Academic Year

The Aircraft Electronics Association's Educational Foundation announced the names of 24 individuals who were awarded individual scholarships worth more than $125,000 for the 2015-16 academic year.

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Sat, May 30, 2015

Last Flying Avro Vulcan Enters Her Final Season

Exciting New Display Planned To Celebrate Final Flying Year Plus National Tours And Events

One of the world’s most popular aircraft, Vulcan XH558, the last airworthy example of Great Britain’s famous V-Force and a powerful reminder of a remarkable period in British history, is about to begin her last flying season. To celebrate this remarkable aircraft in her final flying year, the aircrew, led by Martin Withers (who captained Vulcan XM607 on the famous Black Buck mission during the Falklands Conflict) is about to launch a dramatic new display routine and other exciting events across the country.

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Sat, May 30, 2015

'Flying Bumper Car' UAV Launches On Indiegogo

Uses Ducted Fan Technology Rather Than Exposed Rotors

A new Indiegogo campaign promises a UAV that its developer says is nearly indestructible, and safe for people -- with a new 'propellerless' design from former Caltech scientists.

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Sat, May 30, 2015

GoPro Is Set To Get Into The Quadcopter Market

Plans Announced At Code Conference In California

Many of the quadcopters on the market today have an accessory for mounting a GoPro camera. It would seem that GoPro CEO Nick Woodman took note, because at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA Wednesday, he announced that the camera company boss announced that they would be bringing their own quadcopter to marked next year.

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Sat, May 30, 2015

ANN FAQ: Have You Tried The ANN News Ticker?

Several years ago, ANN's first web-geek, Al Pike, designed a small "portable" News Ticker that offers  current ANN headlines detailing what is happening in the aviation world. It can be copied to virtually any Web site (including YOURS!) on the Internet by simply requesting the code from us.

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