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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Airborne 06.22.17: GA v House ATC Bill, 737 MAX 10, Solar Impulse 2 Anniversary

Also: ATC Opposition, Want to Be An Aero-Stringer?, CAP's Next CEO, Hypersonic Jet, Spring Airlines, Leonardo, 505 Jet Ranger X

Following Wednesday’s release of the language proposed by the US House of Representatives, a consortium of general aviation groups has provided united opposition to the legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania). The latest documentation includes provisions, again, to turn the nation's air traffic control infrastructure and services to a privatized, non-profit board dominated by commercial aviation interests. The joint statement came from EAA, AOPA, NBAA, NATA, GAMA, and HAI. Boeing has announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The planemaker says the 737 MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane ever produced. The airplane gained more than 240 orders

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

AMA Drone Report 06.22.17: FAA Reauthorization, Rotor Riot Int'l, DRL on ESPN

Also: Drones at Oshkosh!, Drone Regulatory Effort, AMA Drone Report-Help Wanted, Aero-TV: MultiGP Drone Racing

The House of Representatives has published initial language to reauthorize funding for the FAA. A move to privatize the ATC system is causing widespread concern among aviation groups and pilots nationwide. Our friend, Jonathan Rupprecht has furnished a few observations of interest to the drone community. The new language ‘upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES allow the FAA to create a registration system for model aircraft.’ The two largest names in the FPV culture are joining forces! MultiGP and Rotor Riot are combining forces to make sure the 2017 International Open is an event that gets chiseled in FPV history. MultiGP says this inaugural Rotor Riot themed version of the MultiGP International Open is your best opportunity to catch a

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Thune: Not Enough Votes In Committee For ATC Privatization Plan

Senate Commerce Committee Chair Says House Will Take The Lead On The Issue

Senate Commerce Committee Chair John Thune (R-SD) says that there are not enough votes among committee members to pass President Trump's plan to privatize Air Traffic Control "at the moment", and that he's looking to the House of Representatives to take the lead on the issue.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Embraer Forecasts 20-Year Demand For 6,400 New Jets In The 70-130+ Seat Segment

Carriers May Spend Up To $300 Billion On The Aircraft, Planemaker Says

According to the latest Market Outlook, Embraer projects a steady market demand for 6,400 new jets in the 70-130+ seat capacity category (2,280 units in the 70-90 seat segment and 4,120 units in the 90-130+ seat segment), worth $300 billion, by 2036.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Viva Air Commits To 50 A320 Family Aircraft

All-Airbus Operator To Grow Network, Modernize Fleet

Viva Air, the Latin America low cost carrier group owned by Irelandia Aviation, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus for 50 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 35 A320neo and 15 A320ceo. The agreement paves the way for the group’s airlines VivaColombia and Viva Air Peru to base its fleet renewal and network growth on the A320 Family.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Rolls-Royce, Purdue University, State Of Indiana Announce New Initiative

Will Develop Next-Generation Jet Engine Components In The State

Rolls-Royce, Purdue University and the State of Indiana announced a new $24 million jointly-funded program during the International Paris Air Show today that further strengthens the state’s leadership position in the aerospace industry. This new initiative will establish unique gas turbine research capabilities at Purdue’s Zucrow Laboratories which will focus on advanced turbine aerodynamic and heat transfer technologies.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

DRL Series Winner Will Take Home A Hundred Grand

Sixteen Racers Vying For The Top Prize

When the dust settles on the Drone Racing League Championships later this summer, the top pilot will walk away with $100,000.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Luke AFB To Resume Local F-35A Flying Operations

Five Criteria Temporarily Applied To Local Flights

The 56th Fighter Wing will resume local F-35A Lightning II flight operations June 21, 2017, following an 11-day pause after five physiological events occurred during flights from May 2-June 8, 2017.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Boeing Forecasts Growth In Aerospace Services Market

Ten-Year Combined Aerospace Services Outlook Projects $2.6 Trillion Demand In Served Commercial And Government Services

Boeing has released a forecast for aerospace services demand, projecting the need for expansive services over the next 10 years, valued at $2.6 trillion dollars.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Japan Coast Guard Orders Three Additional H225 Helicopters

New Purchase Will Bring Total JCG H225 Fleet To Nine Units

 Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) for the purchase of three additional H225s. This new order will bring the JCG’s total H225 fleet to nine units by February 2020. The JCG already placed an order for a sixth H225 in 2016, which will be delivered in 2018.

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