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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Textron Aviation JV Receives Eight-Aircraft Order From CFIC

Fleet Of Citation XLS+ Aircraft Will Perform Flight Inspection Role In Support Of Aviation Safety In China

Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd., a Textron Aviation joint venture in China, has signed agreements with the Flight Inspection Center of CAAC (CFIC) for eight new Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets. Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to take place from 2019 to 2021. The two companies held a signing ceremony today during the Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE) at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Gone West: Skylab And Space Shuttle Astronaut Owen Garriott

Veteran Long-Duration Space Pioneer Dies At 88 At Home In Huntsville, AL

Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died Monday at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station during the Skylab 3 mission and on the Space Shuttle Columbia for the STS-9/Spacelab-1 mission. He spent a total of 70 days in space.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

AMA Drone Report 04.18.19: Flt Over People, Not Drone Fault, FAA ANPRM

Also: Gatwick Drone 'Chaos', Fenway Park Foolishness, Utah Legislature, Parrot ANAFI Thermal 

AMA has responded to the FAA's NPRM on the Operation of sUAS Over People. Overall, the AMA believes the proposed rulemakings on flying over people and night flying are a step toward opening the airspace for more commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators. For model aircraft hobbyists, however, they do not anticipate these rules will have a significant impact on their existing guidelines for safe and responsible operation. "...For years, our National Model Aircraft Safety Code has been recognized by Congress, as well as state legislatures, as a safe and effective means of managing the model aircraft community. Our members know where, when and how to fly safely and they do not present a risk to the airspace," the AMA commented. On March 29, 2018, a pilot and passenger departed Thames Aerodrome in New Zealand for a scenic flight. After flying for approximately

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Growing Gulfstream G500 In-Service Fleet Gains Momentum

Aircraft Demonstrates Maturity And Performance In Real-World Missions

Gulfstream's G500 in-service fleet has already amassed nearly 2,000 flight hours around the world, demonstrating the aircraft’s maturity, capabilities and popularity.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

NASA's Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience Of Human Body In Space

Provides The First Integrated Biomolecular View Into How The Human Body Responds To The Spaceflight Environment

Results from NASA's landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper — encompassing work from 10 research teams — reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to — and recovered from — the extreme environment of space.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Float Like Neil Armstrong With Special Weightless Flight Honoring Apollo 11

Zero Gravity Corporation Invites Space Fans To Join Famed Astronaut Scott Kelly For An Out-Of-This-World Flight Experience

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, Zero Gravity Corporation (ZERO-G) will take fans of the cosmos where few have gone before. Taking off July 20 from Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (formerly the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility) at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, ZERO-G will offer Apollo enthusiasts the chance to experience the same weightlessness that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong felt when they walked on the moon.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

JSSI Celebrates China Customer Choice Award Winners At ABACE

Recognizes Four Asian Companies During The Event

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), an independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, has announced the 2019 Greater China Customer Choice Award winners at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai. Sino Jet was awarded Best Management Company, ExecuJet Tianjin and China Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (CAMECO) tied for Best MRO, and GlobalJet Capital was voted Best Financing Company.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

FlightSafety International Expands Its Sikorsky S-70 Training Program

Now Offers FAA Approved IFR Training In A Sikorsky S-70 Level D Qualified Simulator

FlightSafety International has announced a significant expansion of the training programs it offers for the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter. FlightSafety now offers FAA approved IFR training in a Sikorsky S-70 Level D qualified simulator. This includes unrestricted S-70 type rating and ATP courses as well as a 61.58 pilot in command proficiency check. A new FAA approved S-70A VFR variant course is also offered.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract For Asteroid Redirect Test Mission

SpaceX Selected For The First-Of-Its-Kind Mission

NASA has selected SpaceX in Hawthorne, California, to provide launch services for the agency's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, the first-ever mission to demonstrate the capability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a spacecraft with it at high speed – a technique known as a kinetic impactor.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Chorus Aviation Announces Leasing Transaction With SpiceJet Of India

Delivering Regional Aviation To The World

Chorus Aviation Capital ('CAC') has entered into agreements to deliver five new Bombardier Q400 aircraft to SpiceJet of India under a sale and leaseback transaction. CAC has delivered two aircraft and anticipates delivering all aircraft by the end of June 2019.

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