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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Airborne 06.21.19: IFR SpaceX Launch, Daher Buys Quest, ATSB On C-210

Also: USAF Thunderbirds, Delta Good Deed, Commercial Aircraft Production, Embraer KC-390

Just about the time when you think you’ve finally seen it all with SpaceX, they do something that you haven’t EVER seen before... in more ways than one! Recently SpaceX scored another successful launch and landing of components of a Falcon 9 supporting the Candian Space Agency’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission. Falcon 9’s first stage for launch of RADARSAT Constellation Mission previously flew on Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission in March 2019. Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage returned to land on SpaceX’s nearby Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4) at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The vehicle started deploying several satellites approximately 54 minutes after launch. Daher is taking a major step in developing the company’s airplane manufacturing business with the acquisition of Quest Aircraft Company, which builds the Kodiak 100. The Kodiak 100 is a 10-

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Airborne 06.24.19: StratoLaunch 4 Sale?, Canada Needs Pilots, MidEast NOTAM

Also: NAC Acquiring ATRs, Kopter’s SH09 Third Proto, UK Red Arrows, Gone West-Jack Swope

The Stratolaunch aircraft, developed to launch small payloads into space from a conventional runway, is being offered for sale by Vulcan, the holding company founded by the late Paul Allen. Stratolaunch, which has flown once, is being offered for $400 million. The price includes the airplane, intellectual property, and associated facilities. Neither Stratolaunch or Vulcan would comment on the rumors of a proposed sale, saying that the company "remains operational. We will provide an update when there is news to share." But the company has been downsizing during the first half of this year, and much of the workforce has been laid off even with a valid contract to launch a small rocket for Northrop in 2020. In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the Royal Canadian Air Force

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Aviation Industry Declares Commitment To Future Clean Aviation Partnership

Sign A Joint Declaration Of European Aviation Research Stakeholders Related To Clean Aviation In Horizon Europe

Twenty-three Aeronautics Industry leaders, Research Organisations and university Associations across Europe have signed a Joint Declaration of European Aviation Research Stakeholders Related to Clean Aviation in Horizon Europe, to express their strong commitment to a future European partnership that can lead the way towards a deep decarbonization of aviation by 2050. The partnership should build on the progress made under the Clean Sky programs, and develop further-reaching innovations and concrete roadmaps for their implementation in a new breed of aircraft from 2030 and beyond.

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Boeing Space And Launch Headquarters Moving To Florida’s Space Coast

Leadership Shifts To Florida As Human Spaceflight, Military And Commercial Space Programs Progress To strengthen collaboration and integration across its portfolio, Boeing [NYSE: BA] is relocating the headquarters of its Space and Launch division to Titusville, on Florida’s revitalized Space Coast. Space and Launch, a division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, currently has its headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

NOAA Awards Contract To Black Swift Technologies

Developing Swarming Drones To Autonomously Track The Eyewall Of Tropical Cyclones And Hurricanes

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO has been awarded a NOAA contract to develop an air-deployed unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to perform lower boundary layer observations in difficult atmospheric conditions that are commonly encountered in convective storms, e.g. hurricanes and tropical cyclones.

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Delta Air Lines Books Order For Five Additional A220 Aircraft

Brings Total Order To 95 Airplanes For The Carrier

Delta Air Lines has ordered five additional A220-100 aircraft, bringing to 95 the total number of orders placed, including both the A220-100s and A220-300s. The airline is the first to select the new increased maximum takeoff weight option for its entire fleet from 2020.

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

CubCrafters Opens New Completion Center

New Facility To Accommodate Growing Demand Across The Product Range

CubCrafters has opened a new dedicated Customer Completion Center in order to accommodate growing demand for the company’s line of Light Sport, Experimental, and FAA Certified backcountry aircraft.

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

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Simulated Realism Can Be, Well... Realistic

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Boeing, ALC Announce Commitment For Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Air Lease Corporation Adds Five More 787-9s To Its Fleet Of 56 Dreamliners

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation announced a commitment during the Paris Air Show to purchase five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $1.5 billion at list prices.

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Mon, Jun 24, 2019

Boom Supersonic Partners With Prometheus Fuels

Will Supply Carbon Neutral Fuel For XB-1, Its Mach-2.2 Demonstrator Aircraft

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado company building history’s fastest supersonic airliner, has announced a unique partnership with Prometheus Fuels. Prometheus will supply fuel during the flight test program of XB-1, Boom’s Mach-2.2 demonstrator aircraft. Boom plans to use Prometheus fuel to power XB-1 in the world’s first supersonic flight using carbon-neutral fuel.

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