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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Airborne 02.21.18: AEA Report, Aerocor Eclipse Program, WWII Airman Recovered

Also: Gulfstream To Expand, Med-Trans Partners, FAA SAIB On AT-6, Passenger Gas Curtails Flight

The AEA has released its 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report. Total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $2.3 billion. The figure represented a 2.9 percent increase in sales over the previous year. The increase reverses two-straight years of declining sales. 42.3 percent came from forward-fit (avionics equipment installed by airframe manufacturers during original production) sales, or more than $984 million. That marked the lowest dollar amount of forward-fit sales recorded in the last five years. Aerocor LLC has introduced a "first of its kind" Certified Pre­Owned Program for the Eclipse 500 and 550. Aircraft selected for Certified Pre­owned status are subjected to a thorough review and will include fresh inspections along with first-year scheduled maintenance and operational support. “We are very excited to bring t

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Airborne 02.19.18: TruTrak Vizion Approvals, 737 MAX 9 Cert, Airplane Loan Scam

Also: Frasca Celebrates 60 Years, Klyde’s 40th!, European Plan For AvSafety, Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame

The STC for the TruTrak Vizion autopilot has been updated to include the remainder of the Cessna 172 series, the Cessna 175 series, the Piper PA28 series, and the PA32 series aircraft. These aircraft are added to the existing AML STC which currently includes the Cessna 177 series and part of the Cessna 172 series aircraft. The next models to be added the STC will be the Cessna 180, 182, and 185. In July of 2017, the initial STC was issued for the Vizion Autopilot system. The plan for the remainder of 2018 is to concentrate on adding many aircraft to the AML. The FAA has amended the type certificate for the 737 MAX to include the -9 variant, clearing the way for deliveries to begin quickly. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 201

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Solar-Powered Rover Marks 5,000th Martian Dawn

'Opportunity' Rover Landed On Mars Jan. 25, 2004

The Sun rose on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy to a golf-cart-size robotic field geologist that continues to provide revelations about the Red Planet.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

FAA Proposes $63,750 Civil Penalty Against J&J Tech Group

Alleges Company Committed HazMat Violations

The FAA has proposed a $63,750 civil penalty against J&J Tech Group of Miami for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Aerocor Announces Eclipse Certified Pre­Owned Aircraft Program

Offers Select Eclipse 500 And 550 Aircraft For Resale

Aerocor LLC has introduced a "first of its kind" Certified Pre­Owned Program for the Eclipse 500 and 550. Aircraft selected for Certified Pre­owned status are subjected to a thorough review and will include fresh inspections along with first-year scheduled maintenance and operational support.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Airbus-Built Aeolus Successfully Passes All Tests In Belgium

Spacecraft Has Now Arrived In Toulouse For Final Checks

Aeolus, the European Space Agency’s wind sensing satellite, has left Liège in Belgium having successfully completed an extensive thermal and functional performance test campaign under in-orbit conditions. It will now undergo final checks at InteSpace test center in Toulouse, France, before being shipped to French Guiana in the summer ready for launch on a Vega launcher.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

XOJET Closed 2017 With 5 Years Of Unprecedented Growth

Sees Over 30% Increase In Charter Brokerage And Accelerated Investment In Its Core Business Operations

On-demand private aviation company XOJET says it closed 2017 with a nine percent increase in revenue to cap off five years of unprecedented growth.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Kopter Group Appoints Larry Roberts As Senior VP U.S. Business Development

Joins The Company Following Stints With Both Eurocopter And Bell

Kopter Group has announced the appointment of Larry D. Roberts as senior vice president, U.S. Business Development responsible for the sales, marketing of the SH09 single-engine turbine helicopter in North America.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport Wins FAA Award

Selected By The FAA SW Region As The 2017 Arkansas Airport Of The Year

The City of Arkadelphia’s Dexter B. Florence Memorial Field Airport (KADF) was selected by the FAA SW Region as the 2017 Arkansas Airport of the Year. The award was received by Ms. Michelle Anthony, Airport Manager and Mr. Gary Brinkley, City Manager. There are currently 92 airports operating in the state of Arkansas.

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Wed, Feb 21, 2018

U.S. Court Of Appeals Set To Hear Skydive Myrtle Beach Appeal

Oral Arguments Scheduled For May 8-10

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit in Richmond, VA has tentatively scheduled oral arguments for May 8-10 for a complaint brought by Skydive Myrtle Beach against the Horry County, SC Department of Airports.

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