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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

SmartSky Beats Gogo's Patent Challenge

Yet Another Legal Skirmish For SmartSky...

SmartSky Networks reports (and the docs confirm) that it has defeated industry incumbent Gogo's challenge brought before the US Patent & Trademark Office ('USPTO') nearly six months ago, proving SmartSky's position that its '947 patent, which covers some of the most essential features of a 5G air-to-ground ('ATG') network, like beamforming and seamless cell tower handoffs, was and shall remain valid. "Gogo has been proven unequivocally wrong in its challenge. We continue to believe they will have great difficulty commercializing their future 5G network without infringing on SmartSky's expansive intellectual property portfolio," said SmartSky Chairman and CEO Haynes Griffin.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: LSA Market Perspectives – What Will Attract Customers in 2010

From 2010: Sport Aviation Expo 2010 Company Attendees Reflect on the LSA Market

On January 21st through January 24th, 2010, sport aviation enthusiasts gathered at the Sebring Regional Airport for the annual Sport Aviation Expo.  Held in Sebring, Florida, the Expo is the place to see, buy, and sell aircraft operating under the LSA rule such as fixed-wings, trikes, powered parachutes, motor-gliders, and gyroplanes. In addition, LSA industry leaders display the latest in sport aviation technology including new aircraft and electronics. 

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Gogo Responds To Unfavorable USPTO Ruling

"We Disagree With The PTO's Decision Not To Review The 947 Patent..."

Gogo Business Aviation has commented on the decision by the US Patent and Trademark Office ("PTO") not to review U.S. Patent No. 9,312,947 ("the '947 patent") granted to SmartSky Networks, LLC. As previously disclosed, Gogo requested that the PTO examine the validity of the 947 patent. "We disagree with the PTO's decision not to review the 947 patent," said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. "To be clear, Gogo reiterates our strong belief that we are not infringing any valid patent held by SmartSky..."

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Northrop Grumman and NASA Donate Shuttle Boosters to California Science Center

Well... It's Not Like They Have Much Use For Them Anymore...

Northrop Grumman Corporation and NASA have donated a set of flight-worthy solid rocket boosters from the Space Shuttle Program to the California Science Center, located in Los Angeles, California, to display with the Space Shuttle orbiter Endeavour and a real Space Shuttle external tank in a launch configuration. The California Science Center’s goal for this exhibit is to preserve and display the only existing full stack of an orbiter, genuine solid rocket boosters, and external tank in the launch position. The Space Shuttle Endeavour will be the centerpiece in the future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, the Phase III expansion project of the Science Center.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Piper PA24

A Witness Inside The Airport Office Said She Observed The Pilot Fueling The Left Fuel Tank

On September 1, 2020, at 1245 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-24-250 airplane, N5939P, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Midland, Michigan. The pilot was seriously injured, and the pilot-rated passenger was fatally injured.. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (FAR) Part 91 personal flight. According to preliminary radar data, the airplane departed Home Acres Sky Ranch Airport (Y91), Lake City, Michigan, at 1125, and arrived at Jack Barstow Airport (IKW), Midland, Michigan, at 1205. The airplane was seen to make two touch-and-go landings, then it made a full stop landing and taxied to the self-serve fuel pump.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

ANN/Airborne Special Programming Highlights: Oshkosh 2019

We're REALLY Going To Miss Bringing You OSH2020, But Here's The Next Best Thing...

The Aero-News Network, throughout its history of nearly a half million stories and tens of thousands of multi-media productions, is particularly proud of our special event coverage and programming. But... no event stirs our souls nearly as much as Oshkosh does... an event that ANN's CEO and Editor-In-Chief has been attending for nearly half a century (yup... he's getting WAY old...). And yet... 2020 is going to be the first year without an Oshkosh in our adult memories... so what to do? Well; the best bet to is to celebrate all the goodness and excitement of past AirVentures and make serious preparation to come back in 2021, with a vengeance.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

ANN FAQ: Turn On Post Notifications

Make Sure You NEVER Miss A New Story From Aero-News Network Do you ever feel like you never see posts from a certain person or page on Facebook or Instagram? Here’s how you can turn on “post notifications” that will send you an update when new stories are posted on the Aero-News Network Facebook or Instagram pages.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.20)

Aero Linx: Association of Aerospace Universities Association of Aerospace Universities focuses on related activities within the higher education sector, thus supporting and promoting the UK aerospace industry through the provision of world-class education, research and consultancy. It is also an important starting point for those seeking to enrol on aerospace courses at university, and provides an information base on both UK universities and their related courses. We aim to provide information covering a wide range of topics within the aerospace industry, including latest research, constantly updated course information for students, and a voice for the industry itself.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.20): DescendVia

Descend Via An abbreviated ATC clearance that requires compliance with a published procedure lateral path and associated speed restrictions and provides a pilot-discretion descent to comply with published altitude restrictions.

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Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.19.20)

“With this new HCare contract, NASA is relying on Airbus’s manufacturer expertise for the comprehensive management of all support and service needs. The OEM experience and knowledge will provide support as NASA transitions from an aging aircraft fleet into the advanced H135 helicopter. The OEM level of expertise will ensure that the transition of aircraft is a smooth and safe process and will allow KSC Flight Operations to focus our attention on supporting those NASA Programs and Partners that are advancing science, technology, aeronautics, and space exploration.” Source: David Ramsey, Chief of Flight Operations at NASA Kennedy Space Center, explaining why NASA has signed a $15 million HCare Infinite full-availability support solution with Airbus Helicopters. The comprehensive contract, initially covering two years with the option to extend up to 10, provides the entire spectrum of support needs for NASA’s fleet of three H135 helicopters, which will begin deliveries later this month.

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