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April 20, 2018

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared

Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the next generation of the Piper PA-44 Seminole. After selecting the CD-155 Jet-A engine to power the Archer DX, Piper Aircraft extends its Jet-A powered range of trainer aircraft with the PA-44. By transitioning to Jet-A burning engines, the Seminole DX addresses the requirements expressed by many customers across the world, especially in the many regions where Avgas availability and cost is a concern. "O

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FAA To Issue AD For CFM56-7B Fan Blades

Engine Type That Powered Southwest 737 Involved In Uncontained Engine Failure

The FAA will issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) within the next two weeks that will require inspections of certain CFM56-7B engines. The directive will require an ultrasonic inspection of fan blades when they reach a certain number of takeoffs and landings. Any blades that fail the inspection will have to be replaced.

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Textron Aviation Suspends Work On Citation Hemisphere

Cites Continuing Issues With Safran Silvercrest Engine

Textron Aviation has suspended work on the Citation Hemisphere large business jet, citing ongoing problems with the Safran Silvercrest engine selected to power the new airplane.

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ABACE2018 Signals Blue Skies For Business Aviation In Asia And Beyond

Bolen Says The Event Was Successful On All Levels

As the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) concluded its third and final day, organizers said that on several levels, the show underscored the promising future for business aviation in the Asian region.

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USAF Thunderbirds Return To Flying

Team Operational For The First Time Since Pilot's Fatal Injury

The USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team has resumed operations and practice following the fatal injury of pilot Major Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno during training on April 4.

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Rotax Receives Award At AERO Friedrichshafen

Recognized As 'Best Drive Train' By The German Aviation Magazine 'aerokurier'

BRP-Rotax aircraft engines have named "Best Powertrain" by German aviation magazine ‘aerokurier’. The award was presented at the AERO Friedrichshafen Air Show in Germany.

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Second Legacy Airline Contracts With APS For Upset Recovery Training

Providing FAA-Mandated Training To Meet 2019 Deadline

Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) training provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) has been contracted by a  second US legacy airline to provide UPRT enhancements that will rapidly and comprehensively meet new FAA Part 121 UPRT mandates due in March 2019. APS provides transport category type-specific UPRT programs customized to each airline and harmonized for all their different fleet types.

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Klyde Morris 04.20.18

Oh, Oh, Oh ... It's Magic!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ESA Signs Collaboration Agreement For Commercial Lunar Missions

Will Work With Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) And Goonhilly Earth Station

ESA has signed a collaboration agreement with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) for Commercial Lunar Mission Support Services at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, USA. This innovative commercial partnership for exploration aims to develop a European lunar telecommunications and navigation infrastructure, including the delivery of payloads and nanosats to lunar orbit.

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Cessna Skyhawk Sees Increased Demand In China

Takes Orders For 52 Aircraft At ABACE 2018

Textron Aviation has received orders for 52 Cessna Skyhawk aircraft. All deliveries are expected to be completed within 2018.

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Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed

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DroneShield Protects NASCAR Races In Texas

Technology Was Used During 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series At The Texas Motor Speedway

The Fort Worth Police Department has confirmed that DroneShield’s products were used by the Texas State Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers for the protection of the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.

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Sikorsky Announces German Industrialization For Heavy Lift Helo Competition

CH-53K Delivers The Lowest Risk Platform That Will Exceed The Customer's Operational Requirements

Sikorsky has announced its German industrialization plan for competing in the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program with the world class heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion. Rheinmetall Group, which has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Sikorsky, will lead in-service support for the CH-53K.

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Airbus Pushes Mission-Critical Standard Solutions For 5G Networks

The Third Generation Partnership Project’s Pursuit Of A Complete Mission-Critical Standard Solution Moves On

Airbus will intensively contribute to the next steps in finding a global standard for mission-critical multimedia group communication. After the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) completion of release 14 of secure multimedia group communication in December 2017, Airbus and its partners within 3GPP are now working on release 15 and 16 by the end of 2019.

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FAA Approves STC For Digital Engine Display Upgrade On Cessna 441s

Carpenter Avionics Announces Big Sky MVP STC Uses Dual Electronics International MVP-50T Displays

The FAA has approved an STC allowing Carpenter Avionics to install its Big Sky MVP STC digital engine display upgrade on Cessna Conquest II/441-series turboprop aircraft. This is the first commercially available digital engine system upgrade certified for this venerable aircraft model and the first commercially available STC for a twin turboprop aircraft application of the highly regarded Electronics International MVP-50T system. The complete STC kit is available now for installation by Carpenter Avionics or by other Repair Stations.

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Bombardier Completes First Ka-Band High-Speed Internet Installation In Singapore

In-Service Global 6000 Aircraft Visits Singapore Service Center

Bombardier and Honeywell announced today the latest delivery milestone in the installation of the revolutionary Ka-band satellite broadband technology aboard Bombardier Global and Challenger business jets. Bombardier’s award-winning Singapore service  center installed its first Ka-band system on an in-service Global 6000 aircraft. In 2016, the Singapore service  center installed the first-ever Ka-band system on an in-service Global 5000 aircraft.

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P&W Grows Geared Turbofan Engine Repair Supplier Network

Adds Two Facilities To Support 1100G-JM Engine

Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp has announced that it will expand its global network of providers that maintain the Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine to include five repair suppliers that will support the PW1100G-JM engine.

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FLYT Launches Industry First Digital Helicopter Booking Platform

Rotary World Following Successful Private Jet Booking Disruptors

FLYT, a digital helicopter booking service allowing customers to instantly view quotes from an extensive range of UK helicopter operators and book online via desktop, tablet or smartphone, is now live with the aim of lowering the cost of rotary travel and making it more accessible to a wider customer base.

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Marines Complete First F/A-18, APKWS Operational Flights

New Weapons Increase Available Ordnance Per Aircraft

The Marine Corps’ F/A-18 squadrons recently flew with the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS), a highly accurate 2.75 rocket that provides air-to-ground weapon support.

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Detroit Declines Private Investment In Coleman Young Airport

Avflight Had Offered $4 Million For A Modern Terminal And Hangars

The City of Detroit recently declined an offer from FBO Avflight to invest $4 million in a modern terminal and new hangars at Coleman Y. Young airport, also known as Detroit City Airport (KDET).

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Deer Jet Extends Honeywell Protection Plan

Asia Pacific's Largest Business Jet Operator Saves Nearly $1 Million In Maintenance Costs

Honeywell has signed a three-year contract with Deer Jet, the largest business aviation operator in Asia Pacific, to enroll 12 aircraft from its Gulfstream fleet into the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan and another nine aircraft into the Honeywell Mechanical Protection Plan. Existing protection plans on Deer Jet aircraft have already saved the company nearly $1 million.

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ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site

We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those folks are to the future of aviation. In so many forums and at so many events, we talk about how to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts to our industry, and social media is certainly critical to getting the message out to those who practically live online.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.20.18)

"We are not currently cancelling any performances beyond Columbus Air Air Force Base, but we stress that further cancellations are still possible." Source: Thunderbirds commander Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, in a video updating the public on the status of the demonstration team.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.20.18): Supercharger

An engine- or exhaust-driven air compressor used to provide additional pressure to the induction air so the engine can produce additional power.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.20.18)

FAA General Aviation And Commercial Division

The General Aviation and Commercial Division is responsible for regulations and policy development governing the training, certification, inspection, and surveillance of General Aviation (GA) airmen, flight instructors, GA air agencies (pilot schools), commercial operations (rotorcraft, external-load, agricultural, banner tow, Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 125 operators, part 91, corporate, business, personal and recreational (aviation events, experimental aircraft, parachute, and ultralight operations), part 91subpart K (part 91K) fractional ownership), and public aircraft operations.

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Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's v Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared

Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the next generation of the Piper PA-44 Seminole. After selecting the CD-155 Jet-A engine to power the Archer DX, Piper Aircraft extends its Jet-A powered range of trainer aircraft with the PA-44. By transitioning to Jet-A burning engines, the Seminole DX addresses the requirements expressed by many customers across the world, especially in the many regions where Avgas availability and cost is a concern. "Our relationship with Piper on the Archer DX has allowed Continental Motors to expand its products to provide solutions required by pilot training organizations across the wor

April 19, 2018

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR

It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change in leadership as hard-working executive Director Dave Mathewson, passes the baton to long-time AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs guru, Chad Budreau. AMA Boss, Rich Hansen tells us that, Dave Mathewson’s announcement that he planned to resign as AMA’s Executive Director (ED), the Executive Council (EC) has launched a nationwide search to fill this extremely important position. The process will con

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New York City Councilman Tries Again For Helicopter Tour Ban

Move Follows Accident Last Month In The East River

A New York City Councilman has reintroduced legislation that would ban helicopter tours in the city that break "stage 3 noise limits," a standard that the industry says in impossible to meet.

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Intel Drones Entertain At Coachella Valley Music Festival

More Than 300 Shooting Star Drones Took To The Night Sky

The 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival took fans into the future when 300 synchronized Shooting Star drones illuminated the night sky above center stage.

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Collaboration Will Bring Cinematic Training Modules To Zephyr Drone Simulator

Little Arms Studios Partners With Emmy-Nominated Cinematographer Skip Fredricks

A collaboration has been formed between Little Arms Studios and Hollywood cinematographer Skip Fredricks to launch an updated version of the Zephyr Drone Simulator that include the basics of drone cinematography. The two-time Emmy nominated content producer and certified drone instructor has brought his unique instructional perspective to a series of new cinematic skill modules that have been added to the simulator’s progressive training curriculum.

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SAS Orders A330-300 To Further Standardize Its Future Long-Haul Fleet

Brings Carrier's Airbus Fleet To 57 Aircraft

SAS has selected the A330-300 to further standardize its long-haul fleet. One new A330-300 equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 772B engines will join the Scandinavian carrier’s network in the second quarter of 2019. SAS has been an Airbus customer since 1980 with an Airbus fleet of 57 aircraft (eight A340s, eight A330s and 41 A320 Family aircraft) to date.

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CAE Adds To Its Innovative XR Series Training Equipment Suite

Launch Of The CAE 600XR Series Flight Training Device

CAE has announced the launch of the CAE 600XR Series flight training device (FTD), the latest addition to CAE's innovative XR Series training equipment suite at the 2018 World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS).

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Pratt & Whitney Columbus, GA Facility Named Large Manufacturer Of The Year

Georgia Department Of Economic Development Recognizes The Columbus Engine Center

Pratt & Whitney's facility in Columbus was named Large Manufacturer of the Year by the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Technical College System of Georgia, celebrating the investment and growth in jobs and production by Pratt & Whitney over the last several years.

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CHC Australia Secures Search And Rescue Continuation With RAAF

New Generation AW139 Fleet Entering Service To Support RAAF Capability For SAR

CHC Group has signed a 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue services at five bases around Australia.

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Rolls-Royce Invests In Reaction Engines

Will Support Development Of SABRE Engine

Rolls-Royce is investing in Reaction Engines Limited, the UK-based aerospace technology company. The investment is part of a strategic fundraising by Reaction Engines which will support the further development of the SABRE concept, which combines air breathing rocket and associated technologies.

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Air Force Opens Space Training To Allies, Accelerates Space Acquisition

SecAF Heather Wilson Cites National Defense Strategy As Reason For The Shift

Citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019 the Air Force is opening its space training to allies during her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. April 17, 2018.

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Russian Helicopters Delivers Two Ship-Based Ka-226T Helicopters

Will Join The Special-Purpose State Aviation Fleet

Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPE) of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has delivered another two ship-based Ka-226T rotorcraft, completing contract execution ahead of schedule. The helicopters successfully accomplished the entirety of acceptance tests and are to join the special-purpose state aviation fleet shortly.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-07-20

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model MD-11 and MD-11F airplanes.

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AD: Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Turboshaft Engines

AD NUMBER: 2018-07-17

PRODUCT: Certain Safran Helicopter Engines, S.A., Arrius 2B1, 2B1A, 2B2, and 2K1 turboshaft engines.

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AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR

It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change in leadership as hard-working executive Director Dave Mathewson, passes the baton to long-time AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs guru, Chad Budreau. AMA Boss, Rich Hansen tells us that, Dave Mathewson’s announcement that he planned to resign as AMA’s Executive Director (ED), the Executive Council (EC) has launched a nationwide search to fill this extremely important position. The process will consider candidates from both inside and outside of the organization in an effort to find the most qualified and experienced individual to serve as ED and Chief Operating Officer. Th

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April 18, 2018

Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed

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Airborne 04.16.18: Terrafugia Jobs, Planes Of Fame Airshow, King Schools

Also: A321LR Goes Long, Elbit Acquires Universal, Becker Avionics, Avionica MiniQAR

Terrafugia created 75 new US-based jobs within the past 12 months and is on track to add at least another 50 more by the end of the year, according to the company. Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group (Geely Holding) acquired Terrafugia in Fall 2017. Aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the lawsuit between Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation FBO and Planes of Fame Air Museum has been settled and the air show will go on this year. The settlement was reached with all parties interested in reuniting the aviation

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Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed for the professional pilot, the ProFlight joins the Bose A20 in the company's aviation headset line. The Bose ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear confi

April 17, 2018

Airborne 04.16.18: Terrafugia Jobs, Planes Of Fame Airshow, King Schools

Also: A321LR Goes Long, Elbit Acquires Universal, Becker Avionics, Avionica MiniQAR

Terrafugia created 75 new US-based jobs within the past 12 months and is on track to add at least another 50 more by the end of the year, according to the company. Zhejiang Geely Holdings Group (Geely Holding) acquired Terrafugia in Fall 2017. Aviation enthusiasts will be pleased to learn that the lawsuit between Yanks Air Museum, Flying Tigers Aviation FBO and Planes of Fame Air Museum has been settled and the air show will go on this year. The settlement was reached with all parties interested in reuniting the aviation

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Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours

This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM and runs through Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM (MDT) at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, CO. This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+

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April 16, 2018

Airborne 04.13.18: Sun Flyer 2 Flies!, 300th G650, ValuJet Mech Still Sought

Also: Radiant Tech New IOS APP, NPS Air Tour Exemption List, SpaceX Gulf Of Mexico, 'Learn to Skydive Month'

Bye Aerospace has confirmed that the prototype Sun Flyer 2 aircraft has made its first flight. The prototype aircraft flight test program, which began in late March, is being conducted at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, and are now progressing to increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities. EP Systems provided the energy storage system for the Sun Flyer 2 prototype aircraft being flight tested, including battery modules (packs), battery management unit and power dis

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April 13, 2018

Airborne 04.13.18: Sun Flyer 2 Flies!, 300th G650, ValuJet Mech Still Sought

Also: Radiant Tech New IOS APP, NPS Air Tour Exemption List, SpaceX Gulf Of Mexico, 'Learn to Skydive Month'

Bye Aerospace has confirmed that the prototype Sun Flyer 2 aircraft has made its first flight. The prototype aircraft flight test program, which began in late March, is being conducted at Centennial Airport (KAPA), south of Denver, Colorado, and are now progressing to increased speed, altitude and endurance capabilities. EP Systems provided the energy storage system for the Sun Flyer 2 prototype aircraft being flight tested, including battery modules (packs), battery management unit and power dis

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December 31, 2017

Drone Charges Against Journalists In Myanmar Dropped

Two To Be Freed From Detention On January 5, Authorities Say

Charges filed against two journalists for illegally flying a drone over Parliament in Myanmar have been dropped by local authorities.

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Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract To Provide Emirates’ 777X Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic Engine-Driven Pump And AC Motor Pump From Parker Aerospace Chosen As Supplier-Furnished Equipment For Emirates’ New 777X Fleet

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced a pump call-out agreement with Emirates for its 777X aircraft. Emirates is the launch customer of the new Boeing aircraft with an order book of 150 777X, one of the single largest aircraft orders by value in the history of US commercial aviation. Parker will provide the hydraulic engine-driven pump and AC motor pump on the fleet of 777X wide-body airplanes.

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December 29, 2017

Flight Inspection (FI) Market Worth $5.57 Billion By 2022

Growth Forecast To Be 4.31 Percent During The Period

According to the new research report, now available on ASDReports, "Flight Inspection (FI) Market by Solution (System, & Services), End User (Commercial Airports, Defense Airports), Services Type (Commissioning, Routine, Special Inspection), System Type (Fixed, Mobile, Ground-based) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The Flight Inspection (FI) market is projected to grow from an estimated $4.51 billion in 2017 to $5.57 billion by 2022, at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.31% during the forecast period.

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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