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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Airborne 07.02.15: Bell 525 Flies!, Archer DX Delivers, Boss 182 Upgrade

Also: Wingfoot@AirVenture, Airbus On Pilot Training, XPrize, EFD1000H PFD For Bell, Atlanta Warbird Weekend, Lee Bottom Flying Field, Air Canada/Unifor, National Air Cargo Fined

Just as we were getting ready to put the script to bed for this episode of Airborne, ANN's Jim Campbell got the word that the long-awaited first flight of the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter had taken place -- and it apparently went quite well. The maiden flight of the super-medium helicopter took place at the company’s aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas. Piper Aircraft has delivered the first production diesel Archer DX into Europe. The airplane went to European Aircraft Sales in Denmark. Originally launched in cooperation with Continental Motors at the Aero Friedrichshafen trade show in Germany last spring, the Archer DX has been marketed throughout Europe ever since. While our first report dealt with a

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Classic Aero-TV: A Celebration of July 4th... Aero-News Style

With Our Greatest Respect To ALL Who Served

Over the years, the ANN crew has enjoyed, to the fullest extent possible, the amazing sights and sounds that comprise the world of aviation. But if we had a favorite, of all that we've experienced, it is the aircraft that were flown by amazing men and women in defense of our freedoms that take the top honors in our hearts and minds. From Ocean City to Oshkosh to Arlington, ANN Aero-TV crews and our editorial staff have come away time and time again with an immense sense of pride in has kept America free. And it is with the greatest of joy, pride and patriotism that ANN's Jim Campbell, Nathan Cremisino, Ashley Hale, Tom Patton, Bri Cross, Paul Audd, Mike Cutler (our favorite Canon genius), and so many others, present this year's salute to those who served in the skies over America and the rest of the world defending our ability to enjoy aviation to this day.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

FAI Confirms That Borschberg’s Solo Flight Is The Longest Ever Achieved

Swiss Pilot Flying Solar Impulse From Japan To Hawaii

FAI has confirmed that at 22:48 UTC Wednesday, Swiss Pilot André Borschberg superseded Steve Fossett’s 2005 duration performance by flying solo for more than 74 h 56 min 05 s above the Pacific Ocean on an airplane.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Release Of FAA Reauthorization Bill Draft Delayed

House Transportation Committee Will Likely Hold The Bill Until August

The leadership of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee cancelled its planned release of a draft of the FAA reauthorization bill on July 1. It appears that the bill now won't be shown to the public until sometime in August.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

AeroSports Update: Jet Racing Just Got More Exciting

Reno Air Race Teams Adding New Aircraft And Pilots For A Thrilling 2015 Race Season

The National Championship Air Races, better known to most of us as the Reno Air Races, are now less than 90 days away and race teams are getting ready. The Reno Air Races now offers so many variations of racing that everyone has their favorite, and if your favorite is the jet racing, here’s an update.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Klyde Morris 07.03.15

The Secret Ingredient Is A Pinch Of Salt To Rub In The Wound ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

DOJ Investigating Possible Collusion Among U.S. Airlines

Asks If Seat Capacity Has Been Kept Artificially Low To Bolster Ticket Prices

The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into whether domestic airlines have worked together to limit seat inventory in an effort to keep prices high.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Third Runway At Heathrow Emerges As U.K. Airport Commission's Top Choice

Full Report On Increasing Airport Capacity Published Wednesday

The U.K. Airports Commission has published its Final report, which sets out its recommendations to government for expanding aviation capacity in the UK.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Virgin Atlantic Will Cut 500 Jobs

Will Restructure Some Areas Of Its Business After Reporting Return To Profitability

After reporting in March that it had returned to the black side of the ledger, Virgin Atlantic has announced that it will be cutting 500 jobs as it restructures some of its business units and continues to reduce costs.

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Fri, Jul 03, 2015

Ryanair Launches European-Wide Petition To ‘Keep Europe’s Skies Open’

Goal Is To Build Public Support To Prevent Air Traffic Controllers From Going On Strike

Ryanair has launched an EU wide online petition to prevent Europe’s consumers having their travel plans disrupted or holidays cancelled by groups of Air Traffic Control (ATC) unions going on strike.

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