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Mon, May 20, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.20.19)

“ICON eliminated less than 20 positions this week as part of an organizational realignment. Our current employee count remains at nearly 700 people spread throughout North America.” 

Source: From a quote offered up by an Icon Aircraft spokesperson (following a request by ANN), after reports of recent layoffs were webcast to social media. The quote obviously tries to mollify the impact of the layoffs, but the claim of 700 North American staffers seems a mite hard to believe based on previous reports from the company as well as this week's GAMA stats asserting that only 14 airplanes were built in the first quarter of 2019. 

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Sun, May 19, 2019

Airborne 05.17.19: Virgin Galactic, Rotax 914, FlightDesign F2

Also: Robinson Delivers 2 More Cadets, Bristow Group Bankruptcy, Gogo AVANCE L3, IFD Software Upgrade

At a press conference late last week in Santa Fe, Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico. The move, which involves more than 100 staff, will commence immediately and continue through the summer, to minimize schooling disruption for families. Rotax has issued a NEW Service Instruction for 914 (series) engines. Effective immediately, the ignition check ("Mag Drop") limits found on Page 3-9 of the current 914 Operators Manual have increased from 300/115 to 500/150. This update will be incorporated into the next revision of the 914 Operators Manual. If your aircraf

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Sun, May 19, 2019

Airborne 04.01.19: ANN's Infamous April 1st Episode! Drone Skeet, ADS-B Boots...

Also: AOPA Hacking EAA Drone Show?, Campbell Joins SnF Board, Jet Teams Go Retro, Methane-Power,

YUP... its THAT time of year again! This is ANN's infamous April First Episode... strap in, and get ready to be fooled, bamboozled and led astray! Drone Skeet has been selected as a demonstration sport for the 2028 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA. Teams will consist of shooters and pilots competing in timed rounds. Each team will have 5 minutes to shoot down as many of the opposing team's drones as it can, then they will switch sides and the other team will have an opportunity to shoot. At the end of 6 rounds, the team which has downed the most drones will be declared the winner. Partial credit will be awarded for drones that are damaged but can still fly. SpaceX engineers are scrambling to resolve a possible orbital conflict 500 miles above the surface of Mars. W

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Sun, May 19, 2019

Belarusian Artists Impress Judges At 2019 FAI Young Artists Contest

Took Top Honors In All Three Age Categories

Talented young artists from Belarus have topped all three categories at the FAI Young Artists Contest 2019. The annual competition, held by the FAI since 1986, saw entries from 24 countries, and this year artists from Belarus were particularly successful, winning first place in each of the three age categories.

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Sun, May 19, 2019

Signature Flight Support Assisting D-Day Squadron Mission To Normandy

Providing Logistical Support At Domestic And International Locations Along Route Of Flight

Signature Flight Support, the world's largest network of Fixed Base Operations (FBOs), announced that it will partner with the D-Day Squadron in its journey to return original C-47 and DC-3 aircraft to the skies they once flew in defense of freedom.

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Sun, May 19, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.19.19): Downburst

Downburst A strong downdraft which induces an outburst of damaging winds on or near the ground. Damaging winds, either straight or curved, are highly divergent. The sizes of downbursts vary from 1/2 mile or less to more than 10 miles. An intense downburst often causes widespread damage. Damaging winds, lasting 5 to 30 minutes, could reach speeds as high as 120 knots.

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Sun, May 19, 2019

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.19.19)

Aero Linx: Hope Air Our Mission: To provide Canadians in financial need with free travel to medical care far from home. Our Vision: That everyone in Canada has access to the healthcare they need, despite distance or cost of travel. In Canada, healthcare coverage starts at the door of the doctor’s office, but how you get to the doctor, and any related travel costs, fall to you. Over 20% of Canada’s population live in small and rural communities where specialized medical care is not available, and a trip to see a medical specialist might involve a 16 hour car or bus ride.  For low-income patients living in these communities, travelling long distances to their specialist, medical appointments comes at a cost of time and money; neither of which they can afford. This lack of access leads to delays in treatment and poorer health outcomes.

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Sun, May 19, 2019

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

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Sun, May 19, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.19.19)

"The Twin Otter is a safe, highly maneuverable and extremely versatile aircraft. The fact that it is unpressurized simplifies modifications and will accelerate our ability to get projects airborne for the Naval Research Enterprise." Source: Cmdr. Erik Thomas, commanding officer for VXS-1, commenting on the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and the Navy's premier science and technology research squadron, Scientific Development Squadron ONE (VXS-1), unveiling of the UV-18 "Twin Otter" as the newest addition to the squadron's unique fleet of aircraft research platforms, May 11.

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Sat, May 18, 2019

Airbus Perlan Mission II Aims For Top World Aviation Record

Pilots Prep Aircraft In U.S. With New Equipment, Prepare For Fourth Season

Airbus Perlan Mission II officially launched its fourth season of operations with a press briefing this week at Minden-Tahoe Municipal Airport, the year-round home of the Perlan 2 glider, the world’s first engineless aircraft designed to reach the edge of space. When the aircraft deploys to Patagonia later this year, the team aims to achieve the world altitude aviation record for sustained, level flight.

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