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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Airborne 07.18.18: Blue Origin $$$, Electric U/L VTOL, Airborne ‘Aviatrix’

Also: Rotax Info Sessions, DeLand Opens New Admin Bldg, Aeronca Champ SAIB, BRS Founder To Speak

If you want to take a suborbital space tourism flight with Blue Origin, you can plan to pony up not less than $200,000, according to the company. Blue Origin executives said that they are planning manned test flights aboard New Shepard "soon", and tickets will be on sale beginning sometime in 2019. Two company employees speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the ticket prices to Reuters. One said that the cost could rise as high as $300,000. Opener, Inc., has introduced BlackFly; which the company says is the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV). BlackFly is reportedly simple to master and requires no formal licensing (in the U.S.) Though BlackFly has full amphibious capabiliti

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.17.18: Trans-Atlantic UAV!, Journalist Detained, Drone Reg.

Also: Drones Map Canadian City, 3DR Launches Thermal Imaging Solution, MQ-8C Milestone, MQ-9 Reaper Hack, Airventure 2018!

Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. local time a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on July 10th at 12:48 p.m. CDT. The flight covered 3,760 nautical mile flight in 24 hours 2 minutes. A journalist attempting to capture images above the Tham Laung cave system during the rescue of the soccer team that had been trapped for nearly two weeks was detained by authorities for flying a drone too close to a helicopter in the area. The incident occurred a w

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

AMA Drone Report 07.19.18: World Record Drone Show, Model Av Day, Journo Trouble

Also: ANN Oshkosh Schedule, Women In Drones, Drones Replacing Satellites?, National FAA Drone Advisory

In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. “Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our corporate headquarters, and here we are doing just that. It really speaks to the innovative spirit that Intel was founded on 50 years ago,” reported Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Boeing Takes $100 Billion In Orders And Commitments At Farnborough

Jointly Presented Strategic Partnership With Embraer

Boeing strengthened its position as a global leader of the aerospace industry, booking historic orders and showcasing its innovation and strategy for growth at the Farnborough International Airshow. At the close of the industry portion of the show, Boeing announced a total of $98.4 billion in orders and commitments for commercial airplanes at list prices and $2.1 billion in commercial and defense services orders and agreements.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Airbus Wins New Business For 431 Commercial Aircraft At Farnborough

Strong Show Endorsement For Airbus’ Widebody Family, Including The New A330neo

Airbus announced strong commercial aircraft business during the Farnborough Airshow 2018, with successes across its broad product portfolio – including the new A220 and A330neo families.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Future U.S. Airline Signs Commitment For 60 A220-300 Aircraft

Carrier Backed By JetBlue Founder David Neeleman

A new U.S. airline start-up announced a commitment for 60 Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with deliveries beginning in 2021. The Memorandum of Understanding was revealed at the Farnborough Air Show. This new airline is backed up by a group of experienced investors led by David Neeleman, founder of JetBlue, investor in TAP in Portugal and controlling shareholder in Azul airlines in Brazil.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Details About ANN’s NEW Social Media Program (SMP) For Oshkosh 2018!

ANN Pushes Aviation Media Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET. 

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Boeing, ALC Announce Orders And Commitments For 78 Boeing Jets

Includes 75 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

Boeing and Air Lease Corporation have announced orders and commitments for up to 78 Boeing airplanes, including 75 737 MAX 8s and three 787-9 Dreamliners, at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

RAF Reopens Airstrip In Michigan’s UP

Region Was Devastated By Fire In 2012

The Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) has opened Two Hearted airstrip,(6Y5) a reclaimed recreational airstrip near where Ernest Hemingway’s “Big Two Hearted River” joins Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Rainbow Lodge  and Mouth of the Two Hearted River State Forest campground are near the airstrip.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Boeing Inks Services Orders And Agreements At Farnborough

Commercial Orders And Agreements Valued Up To $2.1 Billion Provide Tailored Services Solutions To Keep Airplanes And Airlines Running Efficiently

Boeing has reached services orders and agreements worth up to $2.1 billion that provide customers more value throughout the lifecycle of their investments. The contracts and agreements span commercial and government customers.

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