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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.19.18)

FAA: Amateur-Built Aircraft

Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR), part 21, section 21.191(g), defines an amateur-built aircraft as an aircraft "the major portion of which has been fabricated and assembled by person(s) who undertook the construction project solely for their own education or recreation."

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Blue Origin Conducts Ninth Test Flight Of New Shepard

Successfully Demonstrated The Crew Capsule Escape System

Blue Origin has completed the ninth test flight of its New Shepard rocket, successfully demonstrating its crew capsule escape system.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne 07.16.18: Coast Guard Rescues, AEA $$Prizes$$, Commuter Craft

Also: Hartzell @OSH18, FreeFlight Systems, Kent State Alsims, Hackers Ripoff MQ-9 Reaper Info

If you aren’t already in awe of the work of the US Coast Guard, you should be. Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescued 11 people after a floatplane went down 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island, Tuesday. The Jayhawk crews arrived on scene, and were able to safely hoist all 11 people from the side of a mountain, approximately 2,000 AGL. The Jayhawk crew then took them to a staging area for further transfer to Ketchikan. All were reported to have minor injuries, but otherwise in good condition. To help incentivize owners of GA aircraft to meet the FAA's ADS-B Out equipage mandate in the United States, the Aircraft Electronics Association will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 each toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade duri

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.17.18: Trans-Atlantic UAV!, Journalist Detained, Drone Reg.

Also: Drones Map Canadian City, 3DR Launches Thermal Imaging Solution, MQ-8C Milestone, MQ-9 Reaper Hack, Airventure 2018!

Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. local time a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on July 10th at 12:48 p.m. CDT. The flight covered 3,760 nautical mile flight in 24 hours 2 minutes. A journalist attempting to capture images above the Tham Laung cave system during the rescue of the soccer team that had been trapped for nearly two weeks was detained by authorities for flying a drone too close to a helicopter in the area. The incident occurred a w

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

'An Extraordinary Friends of Bob Hoover' Event Scheduled For AirVenture Oshkosh

Some Tickets Remaining For The Annual Hoover Get-Together

An “EFOB” (Extraordinary Friends of Bob Hoover) event will be held Wednesday evening, July 25th, during this year’s EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. Festivities will begin at 6:00 PM  at the AOPA Campus, just across from the famous Brown Arch entrance to the flight line. The evening is sponsored by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation. The Foundation is the 501c3 organization formed by Bob prior to his passing in 2016. Bob’s purpose was to promote and support organizations and individuals that are working to improve aviation’s better future, and to establish the highest possible standards across all aviation disciplines, including piloting. During the event, The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation will present its first annual  Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence. There will also be a preview of a new book by author and longtime Hoover friend, Jim Campbell, entitled “Friends of Bob.” The book, which is endorsed and recommended by the Bob Hoover Lega

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Boeing Forecasts $15 Trillion Commercial Airplanes And Services Market

Cites Rising Passenger Demand And Airplane Retirements In Market Outlook

Boeing lifted its long-term forecast for commercial airplanes as rising passenger traffic and upcoming airplane retirements drive the need for 42,730 new jets – valued at $6.3 trillion – over the next 20 years. The global airplane fleet will also sustain growing demand for commercial aviation services, leading to a total market opportunity of $15 trillion.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Embraer Releases Market Forecast For Regional Airline Sector

Foresees Demand For 10,550 New Aircraft With Up To 150 Seats Over The Next 20 Years

Embraer forecasts demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth USD 600 billion, over the next 20 years. The in-service fleet is set to increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from the 9,000 aircraft currently in operation. Market growth will drive 65% of this demand, while the remaining 35% will replace aging aircraft.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Boeing Adds Orders For 120 737 MAX Aircraft At Farnborough

Jet Airways Accounts For 75 Of Those Airplanes

Jet Airways has confirmed that the Indian carrier placed an order for an additional 75 737 MAX 8 airplanes during a signing ceremony at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The order, valued at $8.8 billion at current list prices, was previously posted as unidentified on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Details About ANN’s NEW Social Media Program (SMP) For Oshkosh 2018!

ANN Pushes Aviation Media Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET. 

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airbus Helicopters, Ukrainian Ministry Of Interior Sign For 55 Helicopters

Ukraine Is Set To Modernize Its Civil Helicopter Fleet

Following the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between France and Ukraine on 8 June, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions in the country. The 55 aircraft include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125s.

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