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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Thousands Apply To Join NASA’s Artemis Generation

Newest Class Of Astronauts Will Be Announced In The Summer Of 2021

More than 12,000 people have applied to join NASA’s next clasas of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Frasca Launches RTD Price Configurator

Helps Flight Schools Budget For The Flight Training Device

In response to increased requests for pricing information for their Reconfigurable Training Device (RTD), Frasca International has launched a pricing configurator which includes enhanced product details to simplify customer's research and buying process. The configurator will make it easier for those interested in the more affordable simulator to see how the RTD fits into their budget.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

FAA Certifies Onboard Systems Dual Cargo Hook Kits

Approved For Installation On Bell 206L & 407 Helicopters

The FAA has certified Dual Cargo Hook Kits developed by Onboard Systems International for installation on Bell 206L and 407 helicopters. These cargo hook systems meet the 14 CFR part 27 certification requirements for Human External Cargo (HEC) and have been designed as a dual installation of Onboard's TALON LC Hydraulic Hook.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Profile: Chief Test Pilot for Airbus Defense And Space Geri Krähenbühl

'I'm the Lucky One - I Get to See the Sun'

As Chief Test Pilot for Airbus Defence and Space based in Manching, Geri Krähenbühl has one of the most fascinating jobs in the Eurofighter Consortium. He’s a man of vast experience, who has countless flying hours under his belt and is often the focal point at air shows and media events. But he insists his job is all about the team.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Boeing Receives $1.5 Billion P-8A Poseidon Contract From U.S. Navy

Includes 18 Airplanes For Multiple Customers

The U.S. Navy awarded Boeing a $1.5 billion production contract for the next 18 P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The contract includes eight aircraft for the U.S. Navy, six aircraft for the Republic of Korea Navy and four aircraft for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.05.20): Contact Approach

Contact Approach An approach wherein an aircraft on an IFR flight plan, having an air traffic control authorization, operating clear of clouds with at least 1 mile flight visibility and a reasonable expectation of continuing to the destination airport in those conditions, may deviate from the instrument approach procedure and proceed to the destination airport by visual reference to the surface. This approach will only be authorized when requested by the pilot and the reported ground visibility at the destination airport is at least 1 statute mile.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.05.20)

Aero Linx: AsBAA - Asian Business Aviation Association The purpose of the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) is to promote the benefits of business aviation in Asia. We aim to help the companies who rely on business aviation aircraft succeed in the Asian market though advocacy, information, networking, coordination of messages among the members and business support services.

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Sun, Apr 05, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.05.20)

“We’re able to build such a strong astronaut corps at NASA because we have such a strong pool of applicants to choose from. It’s always amazing to see the diversity of education, experience and skills that are represented in our applicants. We are excited to start reviewing astronaut applications to identify the next class of astronaut candidates.” Source: Anne Roemer, manager of the Astronaut Selection Board and director of human resources at Johnson Space center, commenting on the more than 12,000 people who have applied to join NASA’s next class of astronauts, demonstrating strong national interest to take part in America’s plans to explore the Moon and take humanity’s next giant leap – human missions to Mars.

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Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Airborne 04.02.20: Sun 'n Fun Cancelled, Elixir Cert, Thrush 2020

Also: NASA Adds Shannon Walker, Gone West: Joe Clark, NASA’s Artemis, Spirit Airlines

The much-feared decision was made late yesterday... there will be no Sun ‘n Fun for 2020.... Another casualty of the global pandemic. Sun 'n Fun president and CEO John Leenhouts posted remarks on their website late Wednesday. "This year, we will serve those same communities by assisting in the defeat of the COVID-19 pandemic. We stand with our local, state, and national leaders in supporting the social distancing and other health practices that will bring this outbreak to a halt as quickly as possible. Unfortunately supporting these initiatives will mean that the 2020 Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo will be unable to proceed as originally planned...." EASA has granted CS-23 certification to Elixir Aircraft for its 100 hp VFR aircraft. The certification was awarded March 20 unde

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Thu, Apr 02, 2020

Airborne 04.01.20: April 1st Episode, Bloomberg-NASA, Sanders-BizAv, Space Force

Also: 737 MAX and CDC, ‘Steam Gauge’ Rating, OneAviation Bids For Cirrus, EAA Water Park

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will start his own commercial space company in an effort to spend the money he has earmarked for his Presidential campaign. But rather than start from scratch, he is making a bid for NASA. Bloomberg joins a small but growing club of billionaires who have made their fortune in the tech industry and then started launching rockets into space. But rather than build something from the ground up, Bloomberg is exploring what it would take to buy NASA from the U.S. Government. The NBAA has announced that Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been added to the roster of business aviation boosters as part of its “No Plane, No Gain” campaign. Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has made extensive use of corporate jets in his run

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