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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record

As the media hype continues to grow regarding the occurrence of a small unmanned aerial system landing on the White House lawn, Bob Brown, President of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, sent a letter to FAA administrator Huerta indicating AMA’s continued interest in working with the FAA to resolve UAV issues. In Brown’s letter, he said in part, that the “AMA has always believed that the best, and perhaps the only, way to successfully manage the recreational community is through a community-based set of safety guidelines and the combined efforts of the FAA and AMA.” An investigator on the team working to determine what happened to AirAsia Fight 8501 says that the Cockpit Voice Recorder captured the sound of stall

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Obama Uses White House UAV Incident To Renew Call For Regulation

AMA Responds That Community-Based Programs Are More Effective

President Obama on Tuesday renewed his call for regulations on UAVs after one crashed on the White House lawn early Monday morning.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Virgin Galactic Will Test New SpaceShipTwo On Its Own

Mark Stucky Named As Test Pilot For Future Flight Tests

Since its inception, Virgin Galactic has worked with Scaled Composites to build and test the spacecraft Virgin hopes will eventually carry paying passengers on sub-orbital spaceflights. But when the newest version of SpaceShipTwo is complete, Virgin Galactic says it will be doing the flight testing on its own.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Boeing Reports Record 2014 Revenue, Core EPS And Backlog

Report Also Looks Ahead To 2015

Boeing reported record fourth-quarter revenue of $24.5 billion on higher deliveries and core earnings per share that increased 23 percent to $2.31, reflecting strong performance across the company. Fourth-quarter 2014 core operating earnings increased to $2.3 billion and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) earnings from operations increased to $2.0 billion.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

NASA, Boeing, SpaceX Outline Objectives To Station Flights

Boeing Tapped For First Commercial Crew Mission

American spacecraft systems testing followed by increasingly complex flight tests and ultimately astronauts flying orbital flights will pave the way to operational missions during the next few years to the International Space Station. Those were the plans laid out Monday by NASA's Commercial Crew Program officials and partners as they focus on developing safe, reliable and cost-effective spacecraft and systems that will take astronauts to the station from American launch complexes.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

FAA Proposes $1.3 Million Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

Carrier Allegedly Violated Hazardous Materials Rules

The FAA has proposed a $1.3 million civil penalty against United Airlines, Inc. of Chicago, IL for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

AeroSports Update: Discovery XL-2 Production Is Underway

Discovery Aviation Announced That Production Of The New Discovery XL-2 Has Started

If you are looking for a newly manufactured 2-place airplane suitable for the private owner or for flight a school, it seems like we have to aim towards the light sport aircraft (LSA). However, Discovery Aviation shows us there is another way to go with the FAR Part 23 certified Discovery XL-2.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Continental To Power Cochise College’s Next Generation Trainers

Company's Diesel Engines To Be Installed In RedHawk Aero Aircraft

Continental Motors Group has been selected as the engine supplier for Cochise College’s six new RedHawk Aero training aircraft to be purchased in 2015. Continental Motors will supply six of its technologically advanced CD-135 diesel engines as the single lever, Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) power plants for the RedHawk Training Aircraft.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

ATK Stockholders Approve Issuance Of Shares To Orbital Sciences Stockholders

Separate Meeting Held At The Same Times As Orbital's

The stockholders of Alliant Techsystems have approved the issuance of ATK common stock, par value $0.01 per share, to Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") stockholders in connection with the previously announced merger between ATK's Aerospace and Defense Groups and Orbital.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Moon Express First Company To Demonstrate A Commercial Lunar Lander

Google Awards ME $1M For Historic Commercial Lunar Lander Achievement

Moon Express has been awarded $1 million by Google Lunar XPRIZE for its recent lander test flights, taking home the only Lander System milestone prize awarded for a full lander system demonstration. The tests were conducted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, utilizing a test range located at the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility.

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