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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

CALC Takes Delivery Of Its First A320Neo

Aircraft Leased To Frontier Airlines

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited ("CALC"),  the Hong-Kong based lessor, has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft, and in parallel celebrated handing it over to lessee Frontier Airlines.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Commercial Drone Alliance, Hogan Lovells Host Domestic Drone Security Event

Government Officials, Industry, States, And Localities Gathered To Discuss Pressing Drone Security Issues

The commercial and consumer drone markets are growing exponentially, making it difficult for policymakers to keep up. To facilitate an ongoing, open dialogue about the security issues facing the drone industry, the Commercial Drone Alliance and global law firm Hogan Lovells on Thursday hosted another event in the Domestic Drone Security Series.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Big Bend Community College Drone Program Accredited

Students Can Now Receive A UAV Associates Degree

Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA has received accreditation for its UAS program from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The accreditation means that students can receive an Associates Degree of Applied Sciences in the program beginning in January.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

NASA Builds Its Next Mars Rover Mission

In Just A Few Years, NASA's Next Mars Rover Mission Will Be Flying To The Red Planet

At a glance, it looks a lot like its predecessor, the Curiosity Mars rover. But there's no doubt it's a souped-up science machine: It has seven new instruments, redesigned wheels and more autonomy. A drill will capture rock cores, while a caching system with a miniature robotic arm will seal up these samples. Then, they'll be deposited on the Martian surface for possible pickup by a future mission.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

TMB Avenger Star Of Pacific Aviation Museum Fundraiser

Aircraft Unveiled During Gala Event

More than 800 guests who attended Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor’s annual fundraising gala last Saturday were among the first to see the Museum’s newest addition to its WWII aircraft collection -- a Grumman TBM Avenger (Bureau number 9117). Initially put into service by the U.S. Navy in 1942, the Avenger is considered one of the outstanding carrier aircraft of all time, serving the military in numerous battles until the 1960s.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

QinetiQ Emulates Drone Threat For Royal Canadian Navy

Small UAVs Can Be A Threat To Large Naval Vessels

QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) has introduced a new service to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) by emulating the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

ViaSat-2 Satellite Reaches Geostationary Orbit

Has Commenced On-Orbit Testing

The ViaSat-2 satellite has successfully arrived in geostationary orbit at 69.9° west longitude, and has transitioned into orbit normal mode (earth pointing) with its reflector and radiator deployments now complete. The Company also confirmed the ViaSat-2 satellite has commenced in-orbit testing, including the key milestone of the first end-to-end system test, with the ViaSat-2 satellite transmitting and receiving data to and from the new Viasat ground segment.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.09.17)

“The success of the Drone Security Series speaks to the intense interest of the community in addressing security issues in a way that expands operations for these innovative and game-changing machines, while working in close coordination with public and national security agencies.” Source: Lisa Ellman, Co-Executive Director, Commercial Drone Alliance and Partner at Hogan Lovells law firm.

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Sat, Dec 09, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.09.17): Leading-Edge Flap

A portion of the leading edge of an airplane wing that folds downward to increase the camber, lift, and drag of the wing.

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