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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus??, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel savings. Added to an optimized A380 maintenance program and enhanced cabin features, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today’s A380. The new winglets measure approximately 15 feet in height (an uplet of 11 feet, and a downlet of 4 feet). It is designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. The FAA has granted Lycoming Engines a 200 hour extension to the TBO on certain engine models. Lycoming requested a global Alternate Method of Compliance to AD 2010-19-01 from the FAA to allow operators to use the time periods specified in

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Aero-TV: Glance EFIS 1 – A New SportAv Avionics Alternative

Market Also Includes LSAs And Ultralights…

A new entry in the EFIS arena for the Light Sport, Experimental/Amateur Built and Ultralight segment of aviation is the Glance EFIS, which was on display at Sebring in January. Steve Cagle, Owner and Software Engineer for 2020 Avionics, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the unit brings navigation, AHRS, and a basic 4-cylinder engine monitor into the cockpits of non-certified aircraft...

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Boeing, CALC Announce Order For 50 737 MAXs

Agreement Includes 15 Orders For New 737 MAX 10

Boeing and China Aircraft Leasing Group (CALC) have announced an order for 50 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Aero-TV: Glance EFIS 1 – A New SportAv Avionics Alternative

Market Also Includes LSAs And Ultralights…
 
A new entry in the EFIS arena for the Light Sport, Experimental/Amateur Built and Ultralight segment of aviation is the Glance EFIS, which was on display at Sebring in January.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Drone Bill Introduced In Congress Would Give More Control To Local Governments

Directs DOT To Work With State And Local Officials To Develop A 'Framework For Local Operation'

A bipartisan group of Members of Congress has introduced the Drone Innovation Act in the United States House. The Drone Innovation Act embodies a new approach to civil UAS, according to its lead sponsor, Congressman Jason Lewis (R-MN). Other original sponsors of the bill include Representatives Julia Brownley (D-CA), Todd Rokita (R-IN), and John Garamendi (D-CA).

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus???, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS
 
Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel savings. Added to an optimized A380 maintenance program and enhanced cabin features, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today’s A380. The new winglets measure approximately 15 feet in height (an uplet of 11 feet, and a downlet of 4 feet). It is designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. The FAA has granted Lycoming Engines a 200 hour extension to the TBO on certain engine models. Lycoming requested a global Alternate Method of Compliance to AD 2010-19-01 from the FAA to allow operators to use the time periods specified in Lycoming SI 1009BA to define the time of the next ove

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Airborne 06.20.17: MAKO Near 1st Flt, Proteus 1000th, Pegasus Flying Car

Also: SR-72 Details, Aero-Calendar, Spitfire Flips, Tecnam Twins, Space Tourism, Iridium NEXT, Falcon Aviation

The first new product since the relocation of experimental aircraft pioneer Lancair International to Texas is the 4-place MAKO. The new aircraft is scheduled to make its first appearance at this summer's EAA AirVenture event July 24-30. Focused on setting a new price/performance benchmark, the new design features dual gullwing cabin doors, a first for a Lancair model. Newly designed low-drag "scimitar" wingtips incorporate lightweight LED lighting and, along with other aerodynamic refinements including an optional retractable nosewheel, are expected to add some 8 to 10 knots to the aircraft's cruise speed. The Scaled Model 281 "Proteus" recently completed its 1,000th flight. Piloted by test pilot Clint Nichols, with project engineer Sam Henney in the right seat, the aircraft took off at s

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

CNBC Poll Reaffirms Americans' Opposition To Privatizing ATC

Only 33 Percent Of Those Polled Said The Plan Was A 'Good Idea'

The NBAA and the Alliance for Aviation Across America are praising a survey, released by CNBC on June 19, revealing widespread opposition to a proposal – long pushed by the big airlines – for giving oversight of air traffic control (ATC) to a new entity, governed by a private board of directors.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Boeing, Lion Air Group Announce Commitment For 50 737 MAX 10s

MAX 9 Launch Customer Joins 737 MAX 10 Launch Group

Boeing and the Lion Air Group have announced a commitment for 50 737 MAX 10 airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The announcement, valued at approximately $6.24 billion at list prices, will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website once finalized.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Leonardo, Sino-US Intercontinental Sign Contract For 17 Helicopters

Agreement Strengthens Partnership In The Chinese Market

Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announced today a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker light twin and 5 AW139 intermediate twin engine models.

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