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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Bombardier Signs LOI With SpiceJet For Up To 50 Q400 Aircraft

Indian Carrier Increasing Its To Increase Its Fleet Of Q Series Turboprops

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced At the International Paris Air Show that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners. The LOI includes 25 Q400 turboprops and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. Based on the Q400 turboprop list price, an order could be valued at up to $1.7 billion.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Bell Helicopter Delivers Three Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs To Canadian Customers

All Took Delivery At Bell's Facility In Mirabel, Canada

Three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters have been delivered to Canadian customers in the past week. The three Canadian customers accepted delivery of their aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel. The aircraft are configured for corporate and utility missions to support the business operations of the customers.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

China Eastern Selects GEnx Engine To Power Its Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Deliveries To Begin In 2018

 Eastern selected GE's GEnx-1B engine to power its 15 new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $850 million at list prices. Delivery of these aircraft will begin in 2018. The aircraft order was announced in April 2016.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Boeing Says Hypersonic Jets Are On The Horizon

Planemaker Highlights Analytics Capability With Customer Orders, New Name At Paris Air Show

Boeing executives say that in the next couple of decades, hypersonic passenger jets may become a reality. Boeing chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg told CNBC on the sidelines of the Paris Air Show that "in the next decade or two, you're going to see them become a reality."

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Gripen E Model Completes Successful First Flight

Aircraft Performed As Expected, According To Saab

The Gripen E next generation smart fighter flew for the first time June 15. The airplane took off at 10:32 local time flown by a Saab test pilot. The aircraft (designation 39-8) left from Saab’s airfield in Linköping, Sweden and flew over the eastern parts of Östergötland for 40 minutes.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Gone West: Aero-Publisher Golda Cox

Worked With Husband Jack On Sportsman Pilot

ANN has learned that Golda Cox, the wife of the late Jack Cox who was well known in the aviation publishing world, passed away June 16, 2017 at Universal Health Care of Ramseur in Asheboro, North Carolina.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

LMC Announces C-130J-SOF Super Hercules

Aircraft Dedicated To Supporting International Special Operations Forces

Lockheed Martin officials have introduced the C-130J-SOF, the newest Super Hercules aircraft configured for international military special operations requirements.

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Airborne 06.20.17: MAKO Near 1st Flt, Proteus 1000th, Pegasus Flying Car

Also: SR-72 Details, Aero-Calendar, Spitfire Flips, Tecnam Twins, Space Tourism, Iridium NEXT, Falcon Aviation

The first new product since the relocation of experimental aircraft pioneer Lancair International to Texas is the 4-place MAKO. The new aircraft is scheduled to make its first appearance at this summer's EAA AirVenture event July 24-30. Focused on setting a new price/performance benchmark, the new design features dual gullwing cabin doors, a first for a Lancair model. Newly designed low-drag "scimitar" wingtips incorporate lightweight LED lighting and, along with other aerodynamic refinements including an optional retractable nosewheel, are expected to add some 8 to 10 knots to the aircraft's cruise speed. The Scaled Model 281 "Proteus" recently completed its 1,000th flight. Piloted by test pilot Clint Nichols, with project engineer Sam Henney in the right seat, the aircraft took off at s

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17: UAS Orgs v Bad Regs, Anti-Collision, Drone Race $$

Also: Solar-Powered UAS, NK Drone, UAS Survey, Brian Wynne Interview

The team at AUVSI is staying plenty busy as they and 13 other organizations authored a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider the potential consequences for the UAS industry if legislation was enacted affecting the federal sovereignty of the airspace. One of the technologies on display at the Paris Airshow this week seeks to deal with anti-collision programs to separate UAVs form manned vehicles. To integrate UAVs into the national airspace, the National Research Council of Canada has developed the Passive Intelligent Collision Avoidance Sensor (PICAS) system, allowing UAS to detect oncoming aircraft more accurately than ever before. PICAS allows UAS to detect aircraft that are not able to communicate their position to other aircraft. And... the big money deals just keep rolling in... The Drone Racing League has ju

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Airborne 06.19.17: Drone Reg Effort, K-MAX Extended, Blimp Fire

Also: ALPA Pilots, Rod Machado, New KCI?, NATA BoD, ATR, Boeing Mid-Size?, Advanced Hawk Demonstrator

In the light of recent issues surrounding the status/legality of various regulatory models overseeing the Unmanned Vehicle industry, it was only a matter of time before new regulatory models were put forth by industry players. ADS Infrastructure Partners has announced that it will lead a national campaign to help fund and establish a Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Association as a first step to unlock the full economic value of the sector. On June 6th, ADS hosted a roundtable meeting in Washington, D.C. that engaged thought leaders and stakeholders from aerospace and aviation, academia, government, and related industry organizations. The group shared ideas, explored and challenged assumptions, policy positions, and current practices. Kaman Corporation has announced that it has extended

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