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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Wipaire’s Laser Gear Advisory System Now Standard And Available For Retrofit

Alerts Pilots Of Incorrect Gear Settings

Wipaire, Inc.’s exclusive, safety-enhancing Laser Gear Advisory system is now included at no additional cost on new Wipline float purchases, and is available for retrofit on Wipline-equipped aircraft. Introductory pricing for retrofit kits is $4,995 uninstalled. The laser system may be installed at one of Wipaire’s two locations in South St. Paul, Minnesota, or Leesburg, Florida. Installation is $1,300-$1,500 depending upon aircraft model.

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

ULA Signs Contract With SNC To Launch Dream Chaser Spacecraft

Mission Will Deliver Cargo to ISS

Sierra Nevada Corporation has selected United Launch Alliance’s (ULA’s) commercially developed Atlas V rocket to launch the first two missions of its Dream Chaser cargo system in support of NASA’s Cargo Resupply Services 2 (CRS2) contract.

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Aero-News AirVenture Update: We Are Ready To Go!

It’s Friday, And The ANN Advance Team Is Ready To Pull The AirVenture Trigger

Saturday is the day when the entire ANN team joins together at Oshkosh to form a well-oiled machine (at least, that’s the plan) for the big push to AirVenture 2017. The advance team has everything prepared for the action to start as we make our plans for the super AirVenture coverage that we have in store. Here’s a reminder of what’s going on and a list of things to think about that our experienced AirVenture staff has put together for those that have not been to EAA AirVenture before. First, remember that our coverage of AirVenture will actually begin latger today with our webcast of the AirVenture Innovation Preview, we call it the AIP. The AIP is a massive news teaser... an invitation to build serious BUZZ and promote all the amazing innovations that make Oshkosh one of the most outstanding examples of ingenuity and aero-entrepreneurialism. Just come to our website and you can pick it up there.

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Klyde Morris 07.20.17

Falling Solidly In The Category Of TMI ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Kaman Signs Multi-Year IX H-60 Cockpit Contract With Sikorsky

New Agreement Extends Sikorsky H-60 Relationship To 2022

A new, multi-year contract has been finalized between Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) and Sikorsky which outlines the pricing and conditions for the manufacture of H-60 cockpits under the Department of Defense MY IX H-60 procurement authorization. The term of the MY agreement between Kaman and Sikorsky will be for five years, starting in 2018 and ending in 2022, per Sikorsky and the U.S. Army’s recent signing of the MY IX contract.

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Air Côte d’Ivoire Receives Its New A320

Ivory Coast's Flagship Carrier Adds 7th Airbus To Its Fleet

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the Ivory Coast’s flagship airline based in Abidjan, received its new A320 at a ceremony that was held at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Monday, July 17. This ceremony was jointly presided over by Didier Evrard, Airbus Executive Vice President Programs and General Abdoulaye Coulibaly, Chairman of Air Côte d’Ivoire’s Board of Directors.

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Airborne 07.21.17: TruTrak Completes STC!, SureFly Helicopter, TDRS-M Satellite

Also: Oshkosh Airshows!, M400 Skycar Baloney, Apollo-Era Computers, Rockwell Collins TDR-94Ds, CAAS-EASA, Vega Prepared

TruTrak Flight Systems has completed the STC of the Vizion autopilot system. The STC was awarded on July 19, 2017. This is the first autopilot manufactured by TruTrak to be approved for certified aircraft. TruTrak will begin delivering complete autopilot systems during EAA AirVenture. The autopilot system cost is $4000, the install kit is $1000, and the STC from EAA is priced at $100. During AirVenture, TruTrak will be displaying their Cessna 172 aircraft at their outdoor booth 174. Workhorse Group will display the SureFly helicopter concept for the first time in the U.S. at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. They will also display the Workhorse HorseFly package delivery drone. The goal of SureFly is to be safer and more stable than a typical helicopter due to its redundant design which includes a lightweight Carbon Fiber fuselage, four propeller arms, two fixed

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Airborne 07.20.17: ForeFlight Scout, Airbus SAGITTA UAV, Privatization Fight

Also: NASA P2006T, Robert Sumwalt, First FL Legacy 500, Tuskegee Airmen, New RAF Trainer, VFA-115

ForeFlight has announced the availability of Scout, a portable, dual-band ADS-B receiver that delivers inflight weather and traffic information to the ForeFlight Mobile app in a small form-factor, retailing at $199 USD. “We are excited to bring Scout to market in collaboration with uAvionix,” said Tyson Weihs, ForeFlight co-founder and CEO. "We want every pilot flying with the benefits of ADS-B In. The combination of an ADS-B In solution with ForeFlight makes flying safer and we believe has led to a meaningful reduction in weather related incidents and accidents." Airbus Defence and Space has successfully tested a new type of aircraft that will aid the development of future UAVs for series production. The unmanned jet-propelled demonstrator with the project name SAGITTA flew completely aut

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Gulfstream Delivers 550th G550

Aircraft That Launched Ultra-Long-Range Segment Remains Popular

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that it has delivered its 550th Gulfstream G550, solidifying the aircraft’s position as one of business aviation’s most popular jets.

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Fri, Jul 21, 2017

AW189 To Support Oil And Gas Operations In Russia From Sakhalin Island

The Aircraft Will Be Equipped With Full Ice Protection System For All Weather Operations

An AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the oil and gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package with delivery expected in summer 2018.

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