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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Air Force Opens Space Training To Allies, Accelerates Space Acquisition

SecAF Heather Wilson Cites National Defense Strategy As Reason For The Shift

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Russian Helicopters Delivers Two Ship-Based Ka-226T Helicopters

Will Join The Special-Purpose State Aviation Fleet

Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPE) of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered another two ship-based Ka-226T rotorcraft, completing contract execution ahead of schedule. The helicopters successfully accomplished the entirety of acceptance tests and are to join the special-purpose state aviation fleet shortly.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-07-20

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

AD: Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines

AD NUMBER: 2018-07-17

PRODUCT: Certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines.

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Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed for the professional pilot, the ProFlight joins the Bose A20 in the company's aviation headset line. The Bose ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear configuration, three user selectable levels of active noise cancellation and a tap control for talk-through communication func

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Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Airborne 04.16.18: Terrafugia Jobs, Planes Of Fame Airshow, King Schools

Also: A321LR Goes Long, Elbit Acquires Universal, Becker Avionics, Avionica MiniQAR

Terrafugia created 75 new US-based jobs within the past 12 months and is on track to add at least another 50 more by the end of the year, according to the company. Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group (Geely Holding) acquired Terrafugia in Fall 2017. Aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the lawsuit between Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation FBO and Planes of Fame Air Museum has been settled and the air show will go on this year. The settlement was reached with all parties interested in reuniting the aviation community. All parties have pledged to work together for the success of future air shows. "We are happy to have reached an agreement so Planes of Fame Air Museum can bring to the aviation community one of the premier aviation events in the United States and the world," stated Steve Hinton, presiden

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Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Airborne 04.16.18: Terrafugia Jobs, Planes Of Fame Airshow, King Schools

Also: A321LR Goes Long, Elbit Acquires Universal, Becker Avionics, Avionica MiniQAR

Terrafugia created 75 new US-based jobs within the past 12 months and is on track to add at least another 50 more by the end of the year, according to the company. Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group (Geely Holding) acquired Terrafugia in Fall 2017. Aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the lawsuit between Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation FBO and Planes of Fame Air Museum has been settled and the air show will go on this year. The settlement was reached with all parties interested in reuniting the aviation community. All parties have pledged to work together for the success of future air shows. "We are happy to have reached an agreement so Planes of Fame Air Museum can bring to the aviation community one of the premier aviation events in the United States and the world," stated Steve Hinton, presiden

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Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours

This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM and runs through Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM (MDT) at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, CO. This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries. Service Electric TV2 has partnered with Lehigh Valley Drone to add a UAS to its broadcasts of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs games. The Lehigh Valley Ironpigs are a Minor League Baseball team, and

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Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Airborne 04.13.18: Sun Flyer 2 Flies!, 300th G650, ValuJet Mech Still Sought

Also: Radiant Tech New IOS APP, NPS Air Tour Exemption List, SpaceX Gulf Of Mexico, 'Learn to Skydive Month'

Bye Aerospace has confirmed that the prototype Sun Flyer 2 aircraft has made its first flight. The prototype aircraft flight test program, which began in late March, is being conducted at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, and are now progressing to increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities. EP Systems provided the energy storage system for the Sun Flyer 2 prototype aircraft being flight tested, including battery modules (packs), battery management unit and power distribution unit. The battery cells are LG Chem “MJ1” lithium-ion battery cells with a 260 Wh/kg energy density. Bye Aerospace will soon announce who its electric motor partner will be for the family of FAA-certified Sun Flyer aircraft. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 300

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Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Airborne 04.13.18: Sun Flyer 2 Flies!, 300th G650, ValuJet Mech Still Sought

Also: Radiant Tech New IOS APP, NPS Air Tour Exemption List, SpaceX Gulf Of Mexico, 'Learn to Skydive Month'

Bye Aerospace has confirmed that the prototype Sun Flyer 2 aircraft has made its first flight. The prototype aircraft flight test program, which began in late March, is being conducted at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, and are now progressing to increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities. EP Systems provided the energy storage system for the Sun Flyer 2 prototype aircraft being flight tested, including battery modules (packs), battery management unit and power distribution unit. The battery cells are LG Chem “MJ1” lithium-ion battery cells with a 260 Wh/kg energy density. Bye Aerospace will soon announce who its electric motor partner will be for the family of FAA-certified Sun Flyer aircraft. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 300

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