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Tue, May 03, 2016

Vacaville, CA Approves Water Pact For Icon Aircraft

Will Allow The Company To Fill A Man-Made Lake For Water Testing Of The ICON A5

The city of Vacaville, CA and Icon Aircraft have reached a water purchase agreement that could lead to the filling of a man-made lake the company says it needs to test takeoff and landing capabilities for the ICON A5 airplane.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Airborne 05.03.16: Solar Impulse 2, SpaceX v Mars, 5,000 Section 333 Exemptions

Also: Textron Drone, Aero-Calendar, Aviation Gateway Park, NASA And FAA, R22 Flashcards, MI Av Program, ArcaBoard 
 
At the time we put this report together, the Solar Impulse 2 had said goodbye to the Silicon Valley and was headed for Phoenix Arizona. By the time you view our report, the aircraft is probably safe and sound at the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, and the crew is planning for the next leg of their flight as they cross the United States headed for New York. Piloted once again by Andre Borschberg, the solar impulse two continues its epic flight around the world that began in March 2015. SpaceX has said that its Red Dragon spacecraft combined with the Falcon Heavy Rocket can make it to Mars…and beyond. According to nasaspaceflight.com, which is not a NASA website, SpaceX has entered into an agreement with NASA for a Mars mission. It’s reported the spacecraft, known as the Red Dragon, is a variation of the SpaceX’s Dragon 2

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Airborne 05.02.16: Delta Buys CSeries, Tecnam P2010, Skydiving Competition

Also: Small UAS Rules, Blue Angels/Sully, SpaceX, LOC Accidents, F-35 Program, FlexJet-Flight Options, Airplane Rescue

The Bombardier C-Series aircraft program received a major boost when Delta Airlines executed a firm agreement for the purchase of seventy five CS100 aircraft with an option for an additional fifty CS100’s. Delta may elect to convert a number of these aircraft into CS300’s at a later date. Based on the list price of the CS100 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $5.6 billion. Even though Tecnam’s P 2010 four-place aircraft only recently received its EASA and FAA type certification, Tecnam has now received approval for level I major changes that will enhance the aircraft. The revision validates the use of the GFC 700 autopilot, fully integrated with the G1000 glass flight deck. The GFC 700 is an AHRS-based automatic flight control sys

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Congressman Says U.S. Needs The F-22, Or Something Like It

Says Congress Should Consider Restarting Production Or Developing A Replacement

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (R-VA) has written an editorial for the Wall Street Journal saying that Congress should restart production of the F-22 Raptor, or find its replacement.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

China Eastern Airlines Orders 20 Airbus A350 XWB

Carrier Operates One Of The Largest Airbus Fleets In The World

China Eastern Airlines has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 20 A350-900 aircraft, making the airline the latest customer for the aircraft.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Flight School To Leave Santa Monica Airport

Business Forced To Close When Lease Expired

Justice Aviation will be closing its doors at the end of next week, and will vacate its offices at Santa Monica Airport by June 10th.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Drone Aviation Appoints Jay H. Nussbaum As CEO

Nussbaum To Lead Expansion Of Strategic Partnerships And Recruitment Of Additional Military And Commercial Management Talent

Drone Aviation Holding has announced that in an effort to capitalize on increasing interest in its tethered aerostat and drone technology from Department of Defense (DoD) as well as civil and commercial entities, it has appointed Jay H. Nussbaum, Chairman of the Board and current investor, to the additional position of Chief Executive Officer, replacing Kevin Hess who has been appointed Chief Technology Officer.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

A Hard-Working Airplane Comes To The Rescue

A Quest Aircraft Company Kodiak Is Put Into Service For Earthquake Victim Relief

The Kodiak, built by Quest Aircraft Company of Sandpoint, ID has been delivering aid to earthquake-struck Ecuador and airlifting the injured to area hospitals. It’s an example of general aviation pitching in to help people who are in trouble.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Bombardier/Delta Use P&W's PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine

The Recent Order By Delta Air Lines For Bombardier's C Series Aircraft Will Use Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower Engine

Pratt & Whitney's PurePower Geared Turbofan engine will power Bombardier's largest C Series aircraft order based on an agreement signed by Delta Air Lines for 125 aircraft. The order consists of 75 firm aircraft with options for up to 50 more as well as a 15-year services agreement.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Airbus Helicopters Hands Over First Two H145M To Royal Thai Navy

Pilot Training At Airbus Helicopters Training Center Manching To Start In May

With a successful technical acceptance, Airbus Helicopters has handed over the first two of five lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters to the Royal Thai Navy. This marks an important milestone in the H145M program on its way to the final acceptance and entry into service in Thailand at the end of 2016.

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