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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Airborne 08.26.16: Citation Longitude Update, Falcon 9 Display, N Shore Heli Rte

Also: Aerosim Scholarship, Santa Monica Nonsense, Marine One, UAV Developer Kit, FAA Penalty, F-35 Weapons Test, Coastal Helicopters

The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to its first flight as initial ground engine tests on its Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines have been completed. This paves the way for the prototype aircraft to take its first flight in the coming weeks. The engine tests verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems. Elon Musk has made good on his promise to memorialize the first recovery of a Falcon 9 booster by having the rocket placed on permanent display outside the company's California headquarters. The booster was placed upright outside the building over the weekend. The booster was recovered at Cape Canaveral on December 21, 2015, after deliveri

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

ANA Cancels Some Dreamliner Flights

Reports Problems With Compressor Blades In Rolls-Royce Engines

Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) will cancel some of its Dreamliner flights over the next few weeks due to an issue with compressor blades in the Rolls-Royce engines that power the aircraft.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract For Mars 2020 Rover Mission

ULA Will Send The Robot On Its Way To The Red Planet

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to provide launch services for a mission that will address high-priority science goals for the agency’s Journey to Mars.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Plane Lands On Sandbar At Massachusetts' Quabbin Reservoir

The Next Day, An Ultralight Helicopter Goes Down In Ashland Reservoir

Troopers assigned to the State Police Barracks in Belchertown and the Air Wing, along with FAA and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) personnel, responded Tuesday to calls of a plane landing inside the Quabbin Reservoir just east of Amherst.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Makeshift Airlift Helps Louisiana Flood Victims

Gulf Coast Aviation Pilots Fly Supplies To Hard-Hit Areas

A group of pilots from Gulf Coast Aviation operating out of New Orleans' Lakefront Airport (KNEW) flew some $300 in emergency supplies to Ryan Airport in Baton Rouge, LA to assist with flood relief efforts.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

NASA Establishes Contact With STEREO Mission

Spacecraft Had Been NORDO For Nearly Two Years ... Seems To Be Fine

On Aug. 21, 2016, contact was reestablished with one of NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatories, known as the STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost on Oct. 1, 2014. Over 22 months, the STEREO team has worked to attempt contact with the spacecraft.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

China Airlines' First A350 XWB Ready For More Ground And Flight Tests

Delivery Scheduled For Fall 2016

The first A350 XWB for China Airlines (CAL) has rolled out from cabin furnishing & engine installation at the Airbus Toulouse Final Assembly Line. The aircraft is now ready to proceed to further ground and flight testing. This first A350-900 for CAL is scheduled for delivery in Q3 2016.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Prince Harry Helps Thwart Elephant Poachers In Africa

Flies Helicopters Over Liwonde National Park As A Spotter

Prince Harry has traded his military uniform for a civilian flight suit, and most recently is assisting in an effort to thwart elephant poachers in Africa.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

Aerospace Industry Brings Economic, Educational Opportunity To Colorado

Several Stops Planned Across The State Next Week

The Colorado Space Business Roundtable (CSBR) is conducting an Aerospace Business Development Road Trip across western Colorado. CSBR is traveling to four communities to share how the aerospace industry benefits every community in Colorado.

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Sat, Aug 27, 2016

ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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