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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

RAA Defends ExpressJet After United A/L Abandonment

"It Would Be A Mistake To Dismiss Expressjet's Scenario As Simply Economics"

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) released a statement on long-time member ExpressJet's announcement of its potential phased wind-down by the end of the year. ExpressJet provided safe, professional air service to communities of all sizes as a United Express carrier and, with the loss of this contract with its major airline customer, will now evaluate alternative business strategies for 2021 and beyond in an attempt to preserve its business, flying, and workforce.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

$265 Million Chinook Helicopter Order Heading For Army Special Operations

First Block II Chinook for Army SpecOps Aviation Command

Boeing recently signed a $265 million contract for nine more MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters that employees in its Philadelphia plant will assemble for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC). Boeing is now on contract for 24 of the next-generation Chinooks.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

NEW! Aero-Biz Survival 101 (0720a): Expert Ideas To Help You Through Tough Times

Avoid The Need For A Comeback... Get Your Marketing Right, Right Now!

Some time ago, the Aero-News Network, responding to numerous requests, established a marketing and communications sister company by the name of AEROPRENEUER... and it's been doing amazing work under these difficult circumstances -- and getting results! We're getting rave reviews from our clients, and working hard to earn the trust of a number of new marketing partners along the way. ANN's Amber Cedroni has come up with a few tips to help aero-businesses stay alive in these tough times, and will reach out each week to offer you all a few more from here on out...

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Classic Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution – ‘Pilots Care About Results’

From 2019: Panel Possibilities Range From LSA To eVTOL Aircraft

For the most part, pilots care about the information being presented to them rather than how that information arrives at the panel. That's the assessment of Avilution founder Mark Spencer, who says that the company is working towards making panels that are custom to an aircraft and the type of flying that particular pilot and aircraft are going to do.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

ANN/Airborne Special Programming Highlights: Oshkosh 2019

We're REALLY Going To Miss Bringing You OSH2020, But Here's The Next Best Thing...

The Aero-News Network, throughout its history of nearly a half million stories and tens of thousands of multi-media productions, is particularly proud of our special event coverage and programming. But... no event stirs our souls nearly as much as Oshkosh does... an event that ANN's CEO and Editor-In-Chief has been attending for nearly half a century (yup... he's getting WAY old...). And yet... 2020 is going to be the first year without an Oshkosh in our adult memories... so what to do? Well; the best bet to is to celebrate all the goodness and excitement of past AirVentures and make serious preparation to come back in 2021, with a vengeance.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

NTSB Prelim: Vans RV 8

At 100-150 Ft Above Ground Level, He Again Experienced A Partial Loss Of Engine Power

On July 17, 2020, about 1430 Pacific daylight time, an experimental RV-8 airplane, N508CM, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Grimes, California. The pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. The pilot stated he was conducting pattern work at a private field in preparation for a mountain flying school, when he experienced a partial loss of engine power. He landed the airplane in the field which was then examined by a certified Airframe and Powerplant mechanic.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.04.20)

Aero Linx: Patient AirLift Services

Patient AirLift Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that arranges free air transportation for individuals requiring medical diagnosis, treatment or follow-up who cannot afford or are unable to fly commercially. PALS also arranges volunteer flights for family members of patients as compassionate missions, to ensure patients have support when they are away from home for long periods. PALS is proud to assist military personnel and their families with free flights to aid in the recovery and rehabilitation processes for our wounded veterans. Finally, PALS has a history of supporting humanitarian efforts in the event of natural or man-made disasters.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.04.20): Decision Altitude (DA)

Decision Altitude (DA)

A specified altitude (mean sea level (MSL)) on an instrument approach procedure (ILS, GLS, vertically guided RNAV) at which the pilot must decide whether to continue the approach or initiate an immediate missed approach if the pilot does not see the required visual references.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.04.20)

“I have to do a call out to the great SpaceX team; they did extraordinary work. This was an incredibly smooth mission. This was an extraordinary mission, an extraordinary day for NASA, for SpaceX, and frankly, for Americans and anyone interested in spaceflight.” Source: Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer at SpaceX, following the amazing spashdown, Sunday, of NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour,” wrapping up a two-month, 27.1-million-mile mission to the International Space Station on the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission. 

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