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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Criminal Investigation Into Shoreham Accident Pilot Nearly Complete

Andrew Hill Is Being Investigated For Possible Manslaughter Charges

Police say that a criminal investigation of Andrew Hill, who was flying a vintage Hawker Hunter jet that went down at the Shoreham Air Show in 2015, is about 95 percent complete. Eleven people on the ground were fatally injured when the plane went down, but Hill somehow survived. Now, he faces charges of manslaughter by gross negligence.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Peru AF Becomes Launch Customer For Twin Otter Series 400 'Level D' Flight Sim

Instruction To Be Offered Through Pacific Sky Aviation

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, announced that the Peru Air Force will become the first customer to select a full flight training package utilizing the new Twin Otter Series 400 “Level D” Flight Simulator program offered through Viking’s sister company, Pacific Sky Aviation. The Peru Air Force is the largest fleet operator of Series 400 Twin Otters, with twelve Viking aircraft in operation at the Peru Air Force’s base in Iquitos, in the Amazonian region of northeastern Peru.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

LMC, Tata Announce F-16 India Partnership

Landmark Agreement Supports F-16 Block 70 'Make In India' Offer

Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have signed a landmark agreement affirming the companies' intent to join hands to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India. The F-16 Block 70 is ideally suited to meet the Indian Air Force's single-engine fighter needs and this unmatched U.S.-Indian industry partnership directly supports India's initiative to develop private aerospace and defense manufacturing capacity in India.

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Mon, Jun 26, 2017

P&W's F119 Powers F-22 Raptor To 500,000 Engine Flight Hours

Anticipates Sustainment Period Of Up To 40 Years

The F119 engine, which powers Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor, has surpassed 500,000 engine flight hours. This marks a major milestone for the world's first fifth-generation engine and the predecessor to the F-35 Lightning II's propulsion system, the F135.

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Sun, Jun 25, 2017

UMS Skeldar And Sentient Sign MOU

Will Provide ViDAR With NATO-Compliant Rotary Skeldar V-200

An agreement has been signed between UMS Skeldar and Sentient Vision Systems to provide the ViDAR (Visual identification Detection and Ranging) system for its unmanned systems.

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Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Air Force Fighter Pilots Of The Year Announced

Five Recognized For Leadership And Aviation Skills

The Air Force recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.

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Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Southwest Region's Col. Mark Smith Named CAP's Next CEO/National Commander

Change Of Command Ceremony To Be Held September 2

Col. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, current CEO/national commander, will be held during CAP’s National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 2.

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Thunderbird Involved In Ground Incident During Air Show Practice

Both On Board Appear To Be OK

An Air Force Thunderbird F-16 was involved in an incident earlier today during practice for their performance at the Dayton Air Show this weekend.

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017

U.K AAIB Releases Report From July 2016 Accident

Determines Yak-52 Aircraft Was 'Unfit' For The Purpose For Which It Was Being Used

A report from the U.K. Air Accident Investigation Branch says that a Yak-52 airplane being flown by RAF test pilot Flight Lieutenant Alexandre Jay Parr, of the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) at Boscombe Down on July 8, 2018 was unfit for the purpose for which it was being used. Parr was fatally injured when he attempted a forced landing in a field near Dinton in the airplane.

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Fri, Jun 23, 2017

U.S. Aircraft Shoots Down Iranian Drone

Aircraft Was Armed And Said To Be Threatening Coalition Forces

For the second time in less than a month, a U.S. warplane has shot down an armed Iranian drone.

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