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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

U.S. Firefighting Plane Down In Australia

Three Americans Fatally Injured In The Accident

A C-130 Hercules water tanker owned by Oregon-based Coulson Aviation has gone down in New South Wales, Australia while fighting bush fires in the region.

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

New U.S. Navy Variant Demonstrates Tiltrotor Capability

The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing and Bell Textron this week completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Elbit Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

HyDrop System Lifts The Long Standing Restriction On Nighttime Aerial Firefighting

Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority. During the exercise two Air Tractor aircraft from the Israeli Fire Fighting Squadron were directed to extinguish a burning field, from as high as 500 ft., more than four times higher than the average altitude of a standard aerial firefighting sortie.

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

SpaceX Recovers Crew Dragon Trunk From Abort System Test

Component Was Not Expected To Survive The Test

SpaceX has recovered a piece of the Crew Dragon abort test launch system that it did not expect to get back.

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training Announces New Training Opportunity

Selected As The Exclusive Training Provider For Garmin G5000-Equipped Cessna Citation Excel And Citation XLS Aircraft

FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training has been selected as the exclusive training provider for Garmin G5000-equipped Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft.  

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Klyde Morris 01.24.20

For Elon Musk, It's All About The Eyeballs

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Boom Supersonic Forms Strategic Partnership With Flight Research

Bringing XB-1 Flight Tests To Mojave Supersonic Corridor

Boom Supersonic has announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Flight Research, Inc. (FRI) aimed at bringing test flights for XB-1, Boom’s supersonic demonstrator aircraft, to the supersonic corridor stretching across the Mojave Desert. As part of the partnership, FRI will provide Flight Test Support to Boom with a T-38 Talon, a two-seat, twin-jet supersonic trainer, for pilot proficiency training as well as a chase aircraft during XB-1’s flight test program.

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

NASA Looking At Boeing Starliner Thruster Performance

Source Says Many Elements Were Overstressed In Uncrewed Test Flight

The recent uncrewed test of Boeing's Starliner commercial crew system left NASA and Boeing with a lot of questions to answer, including whether another unmanned flight would be required before allowing humans to fly in the spacecraft.

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Airborne 01.24.20: AUS Firefighter Tragedy, MAX Update, PS752 Lawsuit

Also: Avidyne Helios, PS Engineering PAC45, Deployment Returns, Airport Chicken Politics

A C-130 Hercules water tanker owned by Oregon-based Coulson Aviation has gone down in New South Wales, Australia while fighting bush fires in the region. Three American crew members were fatally injured Thursday when the plane went down in the state's Snowy Morano region. Coulson Aviation said that one of its Lockheed-manufactured tankers went down after it left Richmond in NSW loaded with fire retardant. The company offered few details about the accident other than to say it was "extensive." Boeing has released a statement updating its situation with the beleaguered 737 MAX, which has been grounded since last March. "As we have emphasized, the FAA and other global regulators will determine when the 737 MAX returns to service. However, in order to help our customers and suppliers plan their operations, we periodically provide them with our best estimate of when regulators

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Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Airborne 01.22.20: SpaceX Abort Test, Airport Attack, Airbus Vahana

Also: Production Airlander 10, Rhode Island AirShow, Sinclair Av Training Ctr, Dream Chaser

NASA and SpaceX completed a launch escape demonstration of the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket Sunday. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The launch escape test began at 10:30 a.m. EST with liftoff from KSC’s Launch Complex 39A. As part of the test, SpaceX configured Crew Dragon to trigger a launch escape about 1.5 minutes after liftoff. All major functions were executed, including separation, engine firings, parachute deployment and landing. Crew Dragon splashed down at 10:38 a.m. just off the Florida coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Green Township in Sussex County, NJ plans to close an airport it purchased nearly 20 years ago and will consider options for

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