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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Airborne 04.23.18: Hemisphere Suspended, Thunderbirds Fly, Apple v Drones

Also: New NASA Administrator, AD For CFM56-7B, Engine Display Upgrade On C-441, First BBJ MAX

Textron Aviation has suspended work on the Citation Hemisphere large business jet, citing ongoing problems with the Safran Silvercrest engine selected to power the new airplane. Textron CEO Scott Donnelly announced the suspension during a conference call with analysts last week. "I think everybody knows there have been some issues around the engine that was slated for that aircraft," Donnelly said. The USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team has resumed operations and practice following the fatal injury of pilot Major Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno during training on April 4. Thunderbirds commander Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh released a video announcing the resumption of operations. "While our hearts are still heavy with the loss of our wingman Cajun, we know he’d want us back in the air and preparing to recruit,

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Airborne/Barnstorming 04.23.18: We Can Do So Much Better...

I'll Admit It... We're A Mite Frustrated, But We're ALSO Not Quitting... Ever

Comments/Analysis/News/Video by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell We've accomplished so much over the past 20+ years, but now find ourselves with what we consider to be innovative/disruptive and productive plans to help aviation get back on track -- and are having real problems getting them launched. As possibly the last remaining truly credible independent aviation media source that hasn't cow-towed to aero-disappointments like Icon or Cirrus -- or other special interests -- we still have only one allegiance... to tell YOU the truth. And yet, doing so is getting more difficult by the day... with interference or harassment from a number of players who wish aviation ill will -- from associations who won't support any agenda that they can't control and profit from, to the disfranchised, fragmented aviation community that has all

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

FAA Issues Emergency AD For CFM56-7B Engines

Follows Uncontained Engine Failure On SWA 1380

As expected, the FAA has released an emergency AD 2018-09-51 for CFM International S.A. (CFM) Model CFM56-7B engines. The emergency AD was prompted by a recent event in which a Boeing Model 737-700 airplane powered by CFM56-7B model engines experienced an engine failure due to a fractured fan blade, resulting in the engine inlet cowl disintegrating.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR

It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change in leadership as hard-working executive Director Dave Mathewson, passes the baton to long-time AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs guru, Chad Budreau. AMA Boss, Rich Hansen tells us that, Dave Mathewson’s announcement that he planned to resign as AMA’s Executive Director (ED), the Executive Council (EC) has launched a nationwide search to fill this extremely important position. The process will consider candidates from both inside and outside of the organization in an effort to find the most qualified and experienced individual to serve as ED and Chief Operating Officer. This process will likely take several months. Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last Friday

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Southwest Gives Each Passenger On Flight 1380 A $5,000 Check

Adds $1,000 Travel Voucher As Apology For The Flight

Southwest has compensated every passenger aboard Flight 1380, which suffered an uncontained engine failure last week, a check for $5,000 and a $1,000 travel voucher in an effort to retain their business.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Blue Angels #5 Damaged By Bird Strike During Performance

Plane Made An Early Landing During Vero Beach Air Show In Florida

Blue Angels #5 suffered about $1 million in damage when it ingested a bird into its engine during a performance Saturday at the Vero Beach Air Show in Florida.  

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

NTSB Finds Pilot In 2016 Ohio Accident Was Impaired Found Alcohol And Marijuana

Found Alcohol And Marijuana In His System When Accident Occurred

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident in which the pilot of a Van's RV-4 struck a zipline cable in Oregonia, OH on October 16, 2016.

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Tue, Apr 24, 2018

Red Bull Air Race Championship Series Underway

Hall Crowned Champion Of Cannes At Historic French Premiere

The premiere of the Red Bull Air Race in France sparked high drama over the Riviera this past weekend. Looking for a return to the form that has twice made him runner-up in the World Championship, Hall flew first in the Final 4, clocking 57.692.

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Tue, Apr 24, 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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