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Thu, May 26, 2016

Gogo Partners With Leading Aviation Software Provider PACE

System Designed To Help Airlines Reduce Fuel Burn

Gogo has announced that it has partnered with aerospace software specialist PACE to connect PACEs' Pacelab Flight Profile Optimizer – the leading flight optimization application.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

FAA Approves Tempus Applied Solutions FANS/ADS-B Modifications

Supplemental Type Certificate Issued For Non-Federated FANS/ADS-B [Solution AA]

The FAA has approved Tempus Applied Solutions' initial FANS/1-A and ADS-B compliance solution(Tempus' "Solution AA").

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Gone West: WWII B-17 Radioman Melvin Rector

Passed Away While Visiting England, Where He Had Served

Another of the Greatest Generation has Gone West ... in a way that could have been written for a movie.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

New Incentives For King Air 350 Pro Line Fusion Avionics Upgrade

Rockwell Collins Offers Three-Year FMS Database Updates And Unlimited Exchanges, Rentals And Repair

Rockwell Collins has announced that its Pro Line Fusion avionics upgrade for King Air 350s equipped with Pro Line II has been expanded to include Flight Management System (FMS) navigation database updates and coverage under its Corporate Aircraft Service Program (CASP) at no additional charge for three years.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. Orders Bell 407GXP

Will Be Configured For VIP Transportation And Helicopter Tours

Bell Helicopter has announced the sale of a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. The aircraft will be outfitted for VIP transportation and helicopter tours.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Falcon Aviation Signs Letter Of Intent For The VIP H160 Variant

Deal Announced In Private Ceremony At EBACE

Airbus Helicopters and Falcon Aviation have signed a letter of intent for a VIP version of the H160 in a private ceremony at EBACE.

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Wed, May 25, 2016

Icon Steps Back, Admits Curtailed Production Plan

Finally Talking (And Still Hyping), Icon Production Plans Take A Big Hit

The following is the text of a release from Icon Aircraft (bluster and all)... ANN Analysis and industry reaction will follow shortly... "ICON Aircraft announced major changes to this year’s A5 delivery plan. These changes are part of a strategy to improve the A5 production processes and manufacturing supply chain while simultaneously supporting flight training for ICON customers. ICON announced the following: A significant reduction in 2016 aircraft production from 175 to 20 (1-year delay). Shifting early production aircraft to ICON Flight Centers in CA, TX, and FL. A reduction in cost structure and workforce while improving manufacturing. Major revisions to ICON’s Aircraft Purchase Agreement in response to customer feedback. A significant infusion of new capital to support the manufacturing improvements..."

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Wed, May 25, 2016

Airborne 05.25.16: Canada SeaPlane Regs, Blimp Downed, Citation Longitude Mated

Also: USAF Hassled, Hummel UltraCruiser, Helo Limits, FAA Video, Greg Connell Accident, Medical Helo Suit, Bombardier's 100th VistaJet

Canada is proposing changes to their seaplane regulations. The proposed regulations respond to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s recommendations following the 2009 seaplane accident in Lyall Harbour, British Columbia and the 2012 accident in Lillabelle Lake, Ontario. The changes appear to be addressing the fact that, when on the water, a seaplane is effectively a boat and that passengers should be protected in the case of an occurrence that places them in the water. This issue is particularly important in Canada because of the extensive use of seaplane travel in their more remote areas. An advertising blimp made an off-airport emergency landing last Friday, with initial reports indicating the problem had something to do with engine o

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Wed, May 25, 2016

Airborne 05.24.16: Cessna S/E Turbo-Prop, GE’s H75 Turboprop, Sonex B-Models

Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center

Textron Aviation has finally revealed further program details around the development of its Cessna single engine turboprop aircraft. They say it will be designed to have cruise speeds of up to 285 knots and full fuel payload of 1,100 pounds. The planned range is 1,600 nautical miles at high speed cruise with one pilot and four passengers on board. Textron claims the aircraft will incorporate technology specifically designed to reduce pilot workload. The G3000 avionics suite planned for the aircraft includes weather radar, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems and ADS-B capabilities. The Turbine Venom will be marketed as a kit built airplane. It is the next-generation version of the Turbine Legend, which began production in 1998. Produced entirel

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Airborne 05.24.16: Cessna S/E Turbo-Prop, GE’s H75 Turboprop, Sonex B-Models

Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center

Textron Aviation has finally revealed further program details around the development of its Cessna single engine turboprop aircraft. They say it will be designed to have cruise speeds of up to 285 knots and full fuel payload of 1,100 pounds. The planned range is 1,600 nautical miles at high speed cruise with one pilot and four passengers on board. Textron claims the aircraft will incorporate technology specifically designed to reduce pilot workload. The G3000 avionics suite planned for the aircraft includes weather radar, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems and ADS-B capabilities. The Turbine Venom will be marketed as a kit built airplane. It is the next-generation version of the Turbine Legend, which began production in 1998. Produced entirel

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