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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

SIGNALIS Becomes Airbus

A Subsidiary Since Its Creation In 2011, Company Now Fully Integrated Under The Airbus Brand

SIGNALIS, a subsidiary of Airbus since its creation in 2011, has been fully integrated into the Airbus CIS (Communications, Intelligence and Security) business becoming the Maritime Surveillance Center of Competences within Airbus Defense and Space from 3 January 2018.  The move is Airbus Defense and Space’s response to its growing interest in serving the maritime surveillance market as a whole.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.25.18)

Aero Linx: U.S. Air Mail Pioneers U.S. Air Mail Service website is dedicated to the men and women of the U.S. Air Mail Service, a little-remembered organization that laid the foundation for commercial aviation worldwide. With the cooperation of the U.S. Air Service, the U.S. Post Office flew the mail from 1918 until 1927. Air Mail Service pilots are the unsung heroes of early aviation.  In their frial Curtiss Jennies and postwar de Havillands, they battered wind, snow, and sleet to pioneer round-the-clock airmail service along the world's longest air route, the U. S. transcontinental.  In the process, thirty-four pilots lost their lives. Through profiles, photographs and historicl articles, this Internet website brings to life the human drama of those early days in aviation history.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.25.18): Runway Heading

Runway Heading The magnetic direction that corresponds with the runway centerline extended, not the painted runway number. When cleared to “fly or maintain runway heading,” pilots are expected to fly or maintain the heading that corresponds with the extended centerline of the departure runway. Drift correction shall not be applied; e.g., Runway 4, actual magnetic heading of the runway centerline 044, fly 044.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Unlimited Partnership Initiative

New Products And Programs From The Leader In Aviation News Online

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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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.25.18)

“Increased thrust requirements for the RS-25 are just one of the many changes in the SLS rocket’s performance that will facilitate our nation’s deep space exploration goals and objectives. While we can analytically calculate engine performance and structural capabilities at these higher power levels, actually demonstrating that performance with an engine hot fire provides the added confidence that these engines will meet all specification requirements demanded of SLS.” Source: Dan Adamski, RS-25 program director at Aerojet Rocketdyne, commenting on Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA having recently powered up the RS-25 main engine for the agency’s powerful heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) to its highest thrust levels yet.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Flight Safety Foundation Urges Regulation, Oversight Of Recreational Drones

Calls On ICAO, Governments To Accelerate The Process

Flight Safety Foundation has urged world governments to step up their regulation and enforcement of recreational drones. In a letter to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Fang Liu, Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty said, “Based on a number of recent incidents, we are increasingly concerned that uncertificated, untrained recreational drone operators are flying small UAS near airports and manned aircraft. … The proliferation and operation of small drones by people without aviation experience is becoming one of the most significant hazards to manned aviation. This poses unacceptable risks to aviation safety.”

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

A4A: Air Travel More Accessible In 2017

Latest Air Travelers In America Report Shows Nearly 50 Percent Of Americans Flew On An Airline In 2017

With 2017 extending the safest period in aviation history, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, found in its annual commissioned survey that Americans are continuing to take to the skies in record numbers. In 2017, 48 percent of Americans flew on an airline and 88 percent had taken a commercial flight in their lifetime, according to the Air Travelers in America report.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Garmin Introduces GFC 600H Helicopter Flight Control System

AHRS-Derived System Includes Helicopter-Specific Safety Features

Garmin has introduced the GFC 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators, which the company says is a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. This attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including stability augmentation system (SAS), Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

HondaJet Finishes 2017 As The Most Delivered Jet In Its Category

Delivered 43 Aircraft To Customers Worldwide

The HondaJet was the most delivered jet in its category for 2017, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, according to Honda Aircraft Company.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Government Of Canada Marks National Aviation Day 2018

First Powered Flight In Canada Was February 23, 1909

From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, and getting goods to market, Canadians rely on a safe and efficient aviation system to support and sustain our vibrant communities.

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