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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

GE Aviation Receives Flight Management System Approval For KC-46 Tanker

First Aircraft Approved By The FAA For The FMS

GE Aviation recently received approval for its flight management system from the Boeing KC-46 tanker program. The approval is a result of Boeing securing an amended type certification from the FAA for the 767-2C aircraft configuration of the KC-46 aircraft.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Air Lease Places Airbus A320-200neo With Atlantic Airways

Becomes A New Customer For The Leasing Company

Air Lease Corporation has announced a long term lease agreement for one Airbus A320-200neo with Atlantic Airways, the national airline of the Faroe Islands. The aircraft will be delivered in March 2019 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

NTSB Docket Reveals Details About Teterboro Learjet Accident

Co-Pilot Who Was Flying The Aircraft Lacked Required Experience, Board Says

The accident docket released last week by the NTSB about an accident involving a Learjet 35 which went down on approach at Teterboro airport last May shows that the co-pilot flying the aircraft was not qualified to act as pilot-in-command.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Gone West: Aviation Safety Advocate Archie Trammell

NBAA Marks Passing Of A Winner Of Its Meritorious Service To Aviation Award

The NBAA has marked the passing of Archie Trammell, a weather radar expert, aviation journalist and lifelong safety advocate, who died at his home in Mansfield, TX, Feb. 5. He was 89.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

NGC Launches First Open Architecture Test Bed To Support DARPA 'OFFSET' Program

Seeking Participants To Create And Test Swarm-Based Tactics On The Platform

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as a Phase 1 Swarm Systems Integrator for the Agency’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. As part of the program, Northrop Grumman will launch its first open architecture test bed and is seeking participants to create and test their own swarm-based tactics on the platform. Northrop Grumman is teamed with Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) and the Interactive Computing Experiences Research Cluster, directed by Dr. Joseph LaViola at the University of Central Florida.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

United States Air Force Selects Garmin D2 Charlie Aviator Watch

Will Be Worn By Pilots Flying The U-2 Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has chosen the Garmin D2 Charlie aviator watch for use by the pilots of the Lockheed U-2 aircraft. The high-sensitivity WAAS GPS-enabled D2 Charlie aviator watch incorporates global navigation capability, rich and colorful moving maps and more, providing pilots in the USAF with an exclusive, back-up navigation timepiece in the cockpit.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-03-11

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes; Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes; and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes.

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Fri, Feb 16, 2018

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-03-21

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-202, -203, -223, and -243 airplanes.

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Thu, Feb 15, 2018

AMA Drone Report 02.15.18: AMA Expo East, Skydio R1, TSB Canada Report

Also: DJI Knowledge Quiz, GoFly Competition, Drone ID Rules Coming, FAA Unenthusiastic About Prosecuting?

The Academy of Model Aeronautics will host the annual AMA Expo East at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. AMA Expo East will also include Home School Day on Friday, February 23. During this day, home school students will have a chance to experience RC flight simulators, try model and drone flying, watch RC boat demos and more. There is a new flying camera on the market which its maker claims is a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of visual storytelling. Skydio, a Califo

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Wed, Feb 14, 2018

Airborne 02.14.18: PC-24 Delivered!, Another Icon Sinks, Replica Apollo Computer

Also: LEAP Engine, Gogo AVANCE L3, DC Small Aircraft Detection, 2017 Airline Bumping Rate

In a ceremony held at Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd in Broomfield, CO, the first production PC-24 twin jet was handed over to U.S. customer PlaneSense. The aircraft is the first of six PC-24s which PlaneSense has on order with Pilatus. In addition to the larger cabin and faster speed, PlaneSense will take advantage of the PC-24’s unique cargo door, short field performance, and ability to land on grass runways to access locations which traditional business jets are unable to use. It’s a regrettably familiar story... The pilot of an Icon A5 ran into problems after landing in the water near Lighthouse Beach Park on Sanibel Island, FL Friday. FAA records indicate that it is owned by Jet Mist Holdings LLC, which is incorporated in Connecticut. The airplane was issued an airworthiness certificate on Dec

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