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Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Bell And P&W Make Signing Up For Maintenance Programs Easier

Offers Single Point Of Contact To Enroll

Pratt & Whitney has announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers now benefit from a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans. When enrolling an aircraft into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), customers will also have the option to sign up for a Pratt & Whitney Eagle Service Plan (ESP) for their engine maintenance needs.

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Sun, Feb 16, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.16.20): Special VFR Operations

Special VFR Operations Aircraft operating in accordance with clearances within Class B, C, D, and E surface areas in weather conditions less than the basic VFR weather minima. Such operations must be requested by the pilot and approved by ATC.

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Sun, Feb 16, 2020

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 16, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.16.20)

Aero Linx: The Idaho Aviation Association The Idaho Aviation Association gives Idaho a general aviation voice, both locally and nationally. Our mission is to: represent our members in forums where decisions are made that affect general aviation; inform our members about aviation issues; work with public and private entities for the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of aviation facilities; and promote safety, education and public understanding of general aviation in Idaho.

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Sun, Feb 16, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.16.20)

“As our community grows, we understand the importance of offering our members training partners that have the ability to deliver the highest level of training and adapt to an operation’s specific and ever-changing needs. LOFT is a natural partner to add to our portfolio with its track record of experienced simulator pilot training, as well as the significant number of AVIAA members operating the Citation jet. Insurance and crew training are critical operational pillars where AVIAA delivers economies of scale to members.” Source: Matthew Smith, AVIAA Chief Business Development Officer, commenting as they added LOFT as another strategic partner for its membership.  For the past 15 years, LOFT has provided experienced flight instruction to Cessna Citation and CJ pilots through the entire training process. Its unique Part 142 simulator training program, based in Carlsbad, CA will now be offered to the growing number of AVIAA members operating Citation C Series business jets.

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Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Airborne 02.14.20: Airbus Blended Wing, GoFly FlyOff, Boeing Woes

Also: Starliner Problems, NATA Update, NBAA v Congress, Iran Fails, Jerks on Planes

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 6.5 feet long and 10.5 feet wide, with a surface area of about 24 square feet, MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design that Airbus says has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up-to 20 percent compared to current single-aisle aircraft. Launched in 2017, MAVERIC first took to the skies in June 2019. Since then the flight-test campaign has been on-going and will continue until the end of Q2 2020. The culmination of the GoFly global competition ... the GoFly Final Fly Off ... is slated for February 27-29, 2020 at Moffett Federal Airfield at NASA's Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. The GoFly Prize, a $2 m

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Sat, Feb 15, 2020

A330-800 Receives Joint EASA And FAA Type Certification

Entry Into Service Anticipated Later This Year

The A330-800 has received joint Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the FAA. The aircraft’s certification flight-test campaign was successfully performed by aircraft MSN1888, which completed the program in 370 flight test hours and 132 flights since its first flight in November 2018.

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Sat, Feb 15, 2020

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Mustang II Accident

Two Fatally Injured When The Plane Went Down

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident involving an unregistered experimental, amateur-built Mustang II airplane on January 25 which resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board.

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Sat, Feb 15, 2020

Royal Thai Air Force Adds Six H135 Military Training Operators

Increases Its Airbus Fleet To 18 Rotorcraft

Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement program. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement the Royal Thai Air Force’s existing H225M fleet, bringing its Airbus fleet to 18 units.

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Sat, Feb 15, 2020

TrueNoord Delivers Second Dash 8-400 To Philippine Airlines

First De Havilland Canada Aircraft To Enter Service In The Lessor's Portfolio

Regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord has delivered the second of two new Dash 8-400 aircraft which it has placed on long term operating lease agreements with Philippine Airlines (PAL). These aircraft (MSN 4610/4612) are the first Dash 8-400 aircraft manufactured by De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (“De Havilland Canada”) to enter service in TrueNoord’s portfolio.

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