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Thu, Jan 18, 2018

VistaJet Ideally Positioned To Grow In 2018

Flew Over 50,000 Passengers In One Year For The First Time

VistaJet reports that it had its strongest ever year in 2017, with flight hours up markedly year-on-year. It also made significant progress on its core strategic priorities, increasing market share across the globe, and recording double digit growth in flight hours in both the US and Asia. Also, following investment from funds affiliated with Rhône Capital, the company’s equity is valued well in excess of $2.5 billion, cementing VistaJet’s position as one of the top five European unicorns by funding.

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Thu, Jan 18, 2018

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.18.18)

"The airline industry is in a good place entering 2018. November's strong demand gives the industry momentum. In sum, we begin the New Year with confidence." Source: Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO.

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Thu, Jan 18, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.18): Wind Correction Angle (WCA)

The angle between the desired track and the heading of the aircraft necessary to keep the aircraft tracking over the desired track.

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Thu, Jan 18, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.18)

FAA Laser Safety Initiative Aiming a laser at an aircraft is a serious safety risk and violates federal law. Many high-powered lasers can completely incapacitate pilots who are trying to fly safely to their destinations and may be carrying hundreds of passengers. Unfortunately, reported incidents of lasers aimed at aircraft are steadily increasing.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Airborne 01.17.18: Trans States $$$, Lost Pilot, Scout Aero Heli

Also: Autonomous Air Tanker, Turkish Airliner Cliff Dive, GAMA Scholarship, Rolls-Royce Test Facility

Trans States Airlines has announced a $44,000 signing bonus for new hire First Officers. The new bonus includes an additional $6,000 bonus for pilots with a type rating. Total first year compensation for new hire First Officers will now approach $86,000. Pilots with airline experience who are hired as Captain Qualified First Officers (CQFOs) can fly as a First Officer or a Captain, and can expect a minimum year one compensation package of up to $90,000, with the opportunity to earn even more when flying as a Captain. Once on property, Trans States pilots can also earn referral and mentor bonuses. Earlier this month a Cirrus SR22T airplane on a flight plan from Oklahoma City, OK to Georgetown, TX continued over the Gulf of Mexico before finally coming down in the Gulf north of Cancun, Mexico. The p

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 01.16.18: AUVSI Trusted Operator, Typhoon H Plus, Intel

Also: Drones Tracking Illegal Dumping, Arctic UAS, Airspace Situational Awareness, TrueView R20

AUVSI has announced the appointment of leading industry stakeholders to serve on a steering committee and as brand ambassadors who will develop the Trusted Operator Program (TOP) for remote pilots and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training organizations. AUVSI launched TOP in November, to facilitate best practices, codes of conduct and professionalism for operators of services provided by UAS, also known as drones. Yuneec International has announced the second generation of its proven six-rotor hex platform, Typhoon H Plus. The second generation of Typhoon H features Yuneec's all-new, larger, highly stable six rotor hex airframe. The vehicle offers a 40 percent reduction in noise from previous hex models, and stable flight in winds up to 30mph. Typhoon H Plus is equipped with a high aperture one-inch

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Airbus Will Build On Record Deliveries In 2018

Benefits From The Strengths Of Employees And A Global Industrial System

Airbus is laying plans to build on the company’s record 718 jetliner deliveries in 2017 and 1,109 net orders logged during the past year. That was the key message from the planemaker's 2017 year-in-review webcast, during which achievements of the past 12 months were outlined by Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus, and President - Commercial Aircraft, joined by John Leahy, Airbus Commercial Aircraft’s Chief Operating Officer - Customers.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Targets

Placed A Total Of 210 Aircraft, Ends Year With Solid Order Book

Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18 large). As of December 31, the firm order backlog totaled $18.3 billion.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2017 Annual Report

Examines NASA's Safety Performance Over The Past Year, Highlights Accomplishments

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2017 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.

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