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Thu, May 21, 2015

Airborne 05.20.15: HondaJet Update, Latitude Exceeds, Turbonormalized P210

Also: Airplane Swap Stymied, Oshkosh Veterans, Boeing Hiring, National Aviation Symposium, Airlines for America, Another Stolen Airplane, WAI's New Board Members

The Honda Aircraft Company announced progress and HondaJet program achievements during a press conference at the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The HondaJet is making its first appearance in Europe and will begin a demonstration tour following the convention. Cessna also had an announcement at the 2015 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. They say their Citation Latitude will enter the market with final range and runway performance specifications that exceed previous projections. The improved specifications will be part of the aircraft’s imminent FAA certification. The FAA has issued an STC to Vitatoe Aviation in Chillicothe, Ohio to equip the Cessna P210 and T210 wi

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Embraer Executive Jets Sells Legacy 650 To Air Hamburg

Expands Embraer Fleet To Six Aircraft

Embraer Executive Jets has announced that a purchase agreement has been signed with Air Hamburg for a Legacy 650. With this acquisition, the Germany-based business charter operator, which serves European, Russian and Middle East destinations, expands its Embraer fleet to six aircraft – five Legacy 600/650 and one Phenom 300. The delivery of this aircraft is scheduled for the third quarter of 2015.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Atlas Air Service Orders Two Bell 505s

Letter Of Intent Signed At EBACE In Geneva

Atlas Air Service has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Airborne 05.21.15: Unlawful Photography? REALLY?, VA Flt Benefits, Pilatus 5M Hours

Also: Aerion Takes Orders, API Partner EAA, 'Fly Along' Case Resolved, BASE Jump Tragedy, Electromagnetic Catapult, Gulfstream G650ER, Piper M500

With the FAA still stuck in the mud of its own bureaucracy trying to develop UAV regulations, and sans a cohesive application of policy, we now have… ‘Unauthorized photography’…being charged as a way to stop a UAV operator. A newspaper wanting to get photographs of solar panels atop the roof of a Veterans Administration hospital in Louisiana figured using a UAV would be the perfect way to get the job done. The Helicopter Association International and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration funding for college flight training degree programs for veterans. It’s been reported that the global fleet

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Thu, May 21, 2015

First Cessna Citation Enters Commercial Airline Service In Europe

German Carrier First To Fly CJ4 As A Commercial Airliner

German carrier Hahn Air Lines, is operating a fleet of Cessna Citation CJ4s for scheduled airline service, making the CJ4 the first Citation business jet to be used for commercial airline service. The German scheduled and charter airline operator uses the CJ4 for its Dusseldorf / Luxembourg route, giving Hahn Air the efficiency and performance of a Citation and its passengers the comfort and amenities of the spacious business jet cabin.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Sikorsky Innovations Adds Cash Prize, Revised Focus For 6th EChallenge

Program Seeks To Accelerate Innovators And Disruptive Technology Concepts

Sikorsky Innovations has announced it has launched its 6th Entrepreneurial Challenge, adding targeted focus areas and a cash prize to the competition. Now in its third year, the Entrepreneurial Challenge seeks to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Court Finds Pilot In Tiger Moth Fatal Accident Not Guilty

Acquitted Of Causing The Accident That Resulted In The Fatal Injury Of His Passenger

The Winchester Crown Court in the U.K. has cleared pilot Scott Hoyle, 48, of Poole in the county of Dorset, England of manslaughter charges following an accident in 2011 that fatally injured the passenger in the Tiger Moth biplane he was flying.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

First Bell 407GXP Purchased In Europe

Newly Introduced Aircraft Signed By Turkish Customer

Bell helicopter announced that at EBACE that the first Bell 407GXP in Europe has been ordered by Istanbul based, Saran Aviation. The new aircraft will be outfitted to perform corporate and VIP transport in the region.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Marines Attempted Rescue Of Jordanian Pilot Downed In Syria

Muath Al-Kaseasbeh Was Captured, Executed By ISIS

U.S. Marines attempted to locate a Jordanian pilot shot down in Syria, but were unable to reach his location before he was captured by ISIS, a Marine Corps spokesman said in a briefing at the Pentagon this week.

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Thu, May 21, 2015

Airbus Launches ACJneo Family With Order From Acropolis Aviation

New Aircraft Expands Airbus Corporate Jet Family

Airbus has launched the ACJneo (New Engine Option) Family with an order for an ACJ320neo from Acropolis Aviation of Farnborough, near London, which is the first to order the new aircraft.

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