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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

F-35As Fly In Weapons Evaluation

First Operational Air-To-Ground Evaluation Of The New Jets

Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings supported and flew F-35A Lightning II aircraft during Combat Hammer, the first operational air-to-ground weapons evaluation for the Air Force’s newest fighter jets.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Air Transport World Contributor Calls Sully's ATC Statements 'Misleading'

Criticizes Sullenberger For Spreading A 'Shameful Lie'

The Alliance For Aviation Across America (AAAA) has recently produced two videos featuring Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger speaking out against ATC privatization. Writing for Air Transport World, contributor Karen Walker calls the videos "misleading".

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

LoPresti Announces New STC For Robinson Helicopters

'BoomBeam" Landing And Taxi Lights Approved For The Aircraft

The FAA has granted an STC to LoPresti Aviation for the installation of its BoomBeam HID landing and taxi lighting on Robinson helicopters.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

‘No Second Guesses:’ Selfridge Pilots Share Story Of Emergency Landing

Canopy Blew Off Airplane During Practice Bombing Run, Landing Gear And Radios Malfunctioned

Two thousand feet up and flying over the forests of Alpena County, Capt. Brett DeVries was running through his mental checklist and most of the options were bad. With his wingman flying just feet away and an Air Force maintenance specialist patched in via a radio set up next to a speaker phone, DeVries made the decision to land his badly-damaged A-10 Thunderbolt II on the runway at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Plans Discovered For WWII Mosquito Airplanes

Will Assist In Restoration Efforts And Possibly New Aircraft

A cache of some 20,000 wartime drawings and diagrams for the De Havilland Mosquito were discovered in a wartime factory just days before the building was scheduled to face the wrecking ball.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Bombardier Delivers its First Challenger 350 Aircraft In Argentina

Company's Bizjet Fleet In The Country Now Nearly 700 Airplanes

Bombardier Business Aircraft has delivered the first Challenger 350 aircraft to be based in Argentina, joining Bombardier's fleet of 122 Challenger aircraft in Latin America. Bombardier's business jet fleet in Latin America is comprised of approximately 685 aircraft in service - spanning Bombardier's full product portfolio of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Airberlin Files For Insolvency

Principal Shareholder Etihad Has Withdrawn Financial Support From The Carrier

airberlin, Germany's second-largest airline, has declared insolvency after Etihad, its principal shareholder, said it would no longer be financially supporting the carrier.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

British Airways Urged To Enter Talks Or Face Higher Costs In Cabin Crew Dispute

Follows Meeting Of Members Involved In Long-Running Pay Dispute With The Airline

Unite members working as cabin crew for British Airways’ mixed fleet is urging the airline to get around the negotiating table to avoid continued legal action and the cost of ‘wet leasing’ aircraft to cover striking workers.

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Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Possible Parachute Straps May Be Latest 'Evidence' In D.B. Cooper Case

Strap Found Deep In The Pacific Northwest Handed Over To The FBI

The FBI is looking at a recently-discovered item that may be connected with the D.B. Cooper hijacking case, though they are not saying that it is enough to reopen the investigation.

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Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

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The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to failed connecting rods. The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone racing championship will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. &l

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