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May 28, 2017

Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne

After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years, a significant piece of Elvis memorabilia is about to go under the auctioneer's gavel. The King's private JetStar airplane will be auctioned on May 27 by GWS Auctions in California. The opening bid is $10,000, but the auction house estimates the value of the airplane, which is missing its engines, at between $2 and $3.5 million. The aircraft is said to be the "lost" jet that Elvis owned with his father, Vernon Presley. Airbus

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AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP

Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. In Section 336 of the law, Congress specified that the FAA "may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft.” The Act defines “mode

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Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking

The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of Appeals shot down the FAA’s regulation of recreational unmanned aircraft systems... Industry reaction has been swift... AUVSI has some concerns with the aftermath of the ruling, as President and CEO, Brian Wynne clearly expressed, “AUVSI is disappointed with the decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals to reject the FAA’s rule for registering recreational unmanned aircraft systems. A UAS registration syste

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Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

Civilian Variant Of The C-130J Is The 17th Configuration For The Aircraft

The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight May 25.

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Space Trust Presents 'ZeroG Summit On Space Diplomacy'

Forum Held On Capitol Hill Wednesday

Space Trust, a non-partisan and non-profit initiative presented an innovative forum on Capitol Hill, “ZeroG [0G] Summit, Space Diplomacy in the Age of NewSpace” which featured Congressman Jim Bridenstine, US Representative for Oklahoma’s First Congressional District, as the keynote speaker and Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, as the Guest of Honor.

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ASA Names Director Of Marketing

Brian Snider Has Worked For The Company Since 2008

Aviation Supplies & Academics, Inc. (ASA) is pleased to announce that Brian Snider has accepted the Director of Marketing position for the company. He began working for ASA in 2008 as a product specialist, moved to a marketing coordinator position in 2012, and has now transitioned to Director of Marketing. 

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Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air Win 16th FAA Diamond Awards

Maintenance Technicians Also Honored May 24 For Aircraft Maintenance Technician Day

The FAA has presented Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air with their 16th Diamond Award for excellence in maintenance training. The FAA reserves this award for select carriers who complete the Aircraft Maintenance Training (AMT) program with 100 percent participation from eligible technicians.

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FLIR Systems Appoints James J. Cannon President And CEO

Succeeds Andy Teich, Who Is Retiring

James J. ("Jim") Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of FLIR Systems, effective June 19, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was previously announced on February 14, 2017. 

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Centaurium Aviation Ltd. Takes Delivery Of Its GrandNew Helicopter

The GrandNew Will Be Operated By Mountainflyers For Heli Taxi Duties

Centaurium Aviation Ltd. of Switzerland has taken delivery of its AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin engine helicopter. The handover was celebrated during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2017 in Geneva.

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P&WC Launches Innovative Oil Analysis Solution On PW306A Engines

Move Follows Successful Customer Trials

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Oil Analysis Technology made its debut at EBACE 2017 as a commercially available solution on PW306A engine-powered business aviation aircraft. One of the many examples of P&WC’s leadership in data-driven engine health, P&WC’s Oil Analysis Solution will provide an innovative oil system prognostic capability, also playing a role in the company’s new proactive help desk, which is also being launched at EBACE starting with the PW300 engine family.

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Mechanic Claims He Was Fired Improperly

Says He Refused To Release An Aircraft With Safety Issues

An aircraft mechanic working for Pro Pilots LLC at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey says he was fired after he refused to return an airplane with as many as eight "discrepancies" to flight status.

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FAA Proposes $63,000 Civil Penalty Against Gladwin Paint Company

Agency Alleges HazMat Violations

The FAA has proposed a $63,000 civil penalty against Gladwin Paint Company of Arlington, Texas, for allegedly violating the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.17): Security Notice (SECNOT)

Security Notice (SECNOT) A SECNOT is a request originated by the Air Traffic Security Coordinator (ATSC) for an extensive communications search for aircraft involved, or suspected of being involved, in a security violation, or are considered a security risk. A SECNOT will include the aircraft identification, search area, and expiration time. The search area, as defined by the ATSC, could be a single airport, multiple airports, a radius of an airport or fix, or a route of flight. Once the expiration time has been reached, the SECNOT is considered to be cancelled.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.17)

Aero Linx: Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals VISION STATEMENT: The vision of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is to commit to the realization of an aerospace industry in which all individuals have equal opportunities to expansive careers. OBJECTIVES: •    To motivate youth to become educationally prepared for life. •    To increase minority participation in aviation and aerospace through exposure, training, mentoring and scholarships •    To increase the number of underrepresented minority professionals, engineers, scientists and management personnel in

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.28.17)

"I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C-130J new production aircraft. This new model will perform many commercial roles in the decades to come, like humanitarian service following natural disasters and others like nuclear accident response, oil spill containment, and firefighting. This aircraft will also enable remote area development such as mining and oil and gas exploration. This day marks the beginning of a tremendous commercial capability that only the LM-100J can deliver." Source: Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. The first Lockheed Martin LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its firs

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May 27, 2017

New Drone Rules Proposed As Part Of The National Defense Authorization Act

Draft Legislation Circulated To Several Committees Would Let The Federal Government Track And Destroy Drones

A draft bill making the rounds in among several Congressional Committees would give the federal government the ability to track, take control of, and if necessary destroy any drone it deems might be a security threat.

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GAMA Welcomes New Member Companies

Two Businesses Added To The Association's Roster

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of Directors this month approved Siemens AG and Meiya Group Global as members.

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Textron Systems Supports Tornado Damage Assessment In Oklahoma

Demonstration Supports Oklahoma Department Of Emergency Management

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, Civil & Commercial team recently provided its personnel and operations in support of disaster response efforts for the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. The Civil & Commercial team provided full-motion video in real-time to the Emergency Operations Center in Oklahoma City and the National Weather Service in Norman, OK. The video was used to rapidly and safely assess the tornado damage from an EF-2 tornado that took place in Elk City on May 16.

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Yingling Aviation Delivers First Ascend 172s

Michigan Dealer Accepts Remanufactured Airplane

Yingling Aviation announced today that it delivered the first upgraded version of its comprehensively remanufactured Ascend 172  light single engine aircraft  to Suburban Aviation, Inc. of Suburban Toledo Airport in southeast Michigan.  Suburban was named an Ascend 172 dealer in September, 2016.  The firm provides localized, rapid and responsive support to its customers, utilizing the same standards and procedures established at Yingling.

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Boeing Engineer Pleads Guilty For Attempted Economic Espionage

Had Attempted To Sell Space Secrets To Russia

A former Boeing Satellite Systems engineer living in Culver City, CA has pleaded guilty to attempted economic espionage and attempted violation of the Export Control Act after selling secret documents about the spacecraft he was helping to develop to persons he thought were Russian intelligence agents last year.

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Pentagon Reportedly Overcharging Armed Forces For Fuel

Using Surpluses For A Variety Of Purposes

The Pentagon has reportedly been overcharging its armed services for fuel, including aviation fuel, to generate extra money for training Syrian rebels, bolster a prescription drug program, and cover unbudgeted costs for the war in Afghanistan.

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SpaceX To Carry Cremains On A Future Mission

Elysium Space To Launch World’s First Memorial Spacecraft On SpaceX Falcon 9 Mission

The pioneering company in memorial spaceflight, Elysium Space, is announcing today that its Elysium Star II memorial spacecraft will be on Spaceflight’s SSO-A dedicated rideshare mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 to be launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Last November Elysium Space announced its revolutionary partnership with Spaceflight, a leading provider of launch and mission management services, to offer annual memorial spaceflight services to families, drastically reducing waiting times from years to months.

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Bombardier Technical Experts Recognized By CASI

Three Accomplished Employees Receive Awards For Outstanding Achievements In The Field Of Aviation

Three highly skilled employees from Bombardier's Product Development Engineering group were honoured on recently in Toronto, at the CASI Senior Awards reception and Gala Dinner in recognition of their significant contributions to Canadian aviation.

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ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.27.17)

"It is difficult for first-responders to quickly assess the damage after a tornado impact due to downed powerlines and other debris." Source: Textron Systems Senior Director of Sales and Marketing of Civil & Commercial Products Dennis Racine.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.27.17): Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.27.17)

Regulatory Support Division Light Sport Aviation Branch

The Light Sport Aviation Branch manages and provides oversight of the sport pilot examiner and the light sport aircraft repairman-training programs. 

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May 26, 2017

Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne

After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years, a significant piece of Elvis memorabilia is about to go under the auctioneer's gavel. The King's private JetStar airplane will be auctioned on May 27 by GWS Auctions in California. The opening bid is $10,000, but the auction house estimates the value of the airplane, which is missing its engines, at between $2 and $3.5 million. The aircraft is said to be the "lost" jet that Elvis owned with his father, Vernon Presley. Airbus

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Klyde Morris 05.26.17

Don't You Go Where The Huskies Go, And Just Ignore The Status Quo

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NATA Announces Industry Excellence Awards Recipients For 2016

Presented To Individuals And Companies For Promoting Safety Culture

NATA has announced the recipients of its Industry Excellence Awards, presented annually to individuals, offices, and organizations demonstrating superior service to the aviation business community, particularly through their efforts in advancing general aviation’s safety-first culture.

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Duncan Aviation Completes Eight Dassault Falcon 7X 1C Inspections

Has Received Commitments For Additional Inspections Through January 2018

Duncan Aviation’s first Dassault Falcon 7X 1C inspection aircraft arrived at its Lincoln, Neb., MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul) facility in January 2016. This week, out of its Battle Creek, Mich., MRO facility, the company delivered its eighth, with confirmed commitments for more through January 2018 at both facilities. 

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Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion

DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go." The little drone’s aims are clear... keep it simple... using a number of new control concepts that range from an ingenious cadre of specialized hand gestures to mobile device control to quasi-conventional Flight controllers... and to incorporate scads of accessories and additi

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Southwest Airlines Announces Leadership Changes

Bob Jordan To Replace Jeff Lamb As EVP Of Corporate Services

Southwest Airlines has announced that Executive Vice President of Corporate Services Jeff Lamb has decided to leave the Company to assume a Leadership position at Highland Homes, where he currently serves on their Board of Directors. Lamb's last day at Southwest will be June 30.

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USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory Breaks Record

Student-Run RPL Launches Rocket Of Own Design To 144,000 Feet

Over 70 members of the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL) trekked to Spaceport America in March to launch Fathom II, a rocket designed and manufactured entirely by USC students.

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Flight Ambulance International Accepts Gold Award For Safety From EBAA

Presented To Companies Operating Business Aircraft For 40 Years Or 80,000 Hours Without An Accident

Flight Ambulance International has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Gold Safety of Flight Award by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) during the EBACE Convention’s 40th annual event in Geneva, Switzerland. The Gold Award is awarded to member companies operating business aircraft for forty years or 80,000 hours without an accident. 

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Boeing To Broaden Support For Navy, Marine F/A-18 Readiness

Modification, Repair, Overhaul Work At Cecil Field Extended

Boeing will upgrade additional F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighters for the Navy and Marine Corps through a recently awarded $238 million contract extension.

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P&WC 'Proactive Help Desk' Open To PW300 BizAv Operators

Launches Personalized Service to PW300 Engine Customers Enrolled in the ESPTM Pay-Per-Hour Program

Pratt & Whitney Canada is launching a “proactive help desk” under its suite of Digital Engine Services as a next step in providing preventative, data-driven maintenance management and “consulting services” support to customers. It will be rolled out to other engine families in the future, including the new PurePower PW800 engine family.

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Boeing Taps ViaSat's Small Tactical Terminal For USMC AV-8B Harriers

Contract Has A Potential Value Of $20 Million

ViaSat Inc.has received a contract from Boeing to deliver its KOR-24A Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for integration onto Boeing's AV-8B Harrier attack aircraft for United States Marine Corps (USMC) and international customers. The contract is worth approximately $20 million including exercisable options.

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Moon Rock Sample To Be Sold At Auction

Owner Anticipates Getting At Least $2 Million

Nancy Lee Carlson owns something that NASA would really like to have back ... a sample of moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong on his his historic mission to the moon. Carlson purchased the sample at an online auction on behalf of the US. Marshal's service several years ago.

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Five Hurt Evacuating United Airlines Flight At Newark Liberty

Aircraft's Engine Caught Fire Prior To Takeoff Tuesday Night

Newark Liberty International Airport (KEWR) was shut down briefly on Tuesday when an engine on a United Airlines Boeing 757 caught fire before take off on a flight to San Francisco.

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Colorado's First Private Airport Is Now A Vague Memory

Hangar At The Former Ruston Field has Been Demolished

There hasn't been an airport there for years, but the last visible remnant of what was Colorado's first private airport has met the wrecking ball.

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Airborne 05.26.17: Elvis' Jetstar, ACJ330neo, Redbull's Muroya Aims For Chiba

Also: Revitalizing The Aero-Verse, NAAA's Concerns, 737 Air Tankers, SD Air & Space Museum, LAX Mishap, Avidyne 
 
After sitting on a runway in Roswell, NM for more than 30 years, a significant piece of Elvis memorabilia is about to go under the auctioneer's gavel. The King's private JetStar airplane will be auctioned on May 27 by GWS Auctions in California. The opening bid is $10,000, but the auction house estimates the value of the airplane, which is missing its engines, at between $2 and $3.5 million. The aircraft is said to be the "lost" jet that Elvis owned with his father, Vernon Presley. Airbus Corporate Jets has launched a private jet version of its new A330neo. Called the ACJ330neo, it will fly 25 passengers 9,400 nm or 20 hours

May 25, 2017

Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion

DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go." The little drone’s aims are clear... keep it simple... using a number of new control concepts that range from an ingenious cadre of specialized hand gestures to mobile device control to quasi-conventional Flight controllers... and to incorporate scads of accessories and additi

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AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP

Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. In Section 336 of the law, Congress specified that the FAA "may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft.” The Act defines “mode

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Airborne 05.24.17: Snowbird Update, New K-MAX, Spirit Pilots Express 'Regret'

Also: Kyle Franklin, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, SpaceX, Citation Longitude, ACSS ODA, Embraer JetWave, Boeing-Saudi

As previously reported, the Canadian Snowbirds precision demonstration team decided to put its airshow season on hold and return to practice after an incident at an air show in Fort Lauderdale, FL May 6th. But now we know why... The team was reportedly performing a maneuver called the "Double Take", in which for aircraft fly in formation with two inverted at about 300 feet above the ground. One of the aircraft encountered turbulence from the jet in front of it, causing control issues. The

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May 24, 2017

Airborne 05.24.17: Snowbird Update, New K-MAX, Spirit Pilots Express 'Regret'

Also: Kyle Franklin, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, SpaceX, Citation Longitude, ACSS ODA, Embraer JetWave, Boeing-Saudi

As previously reported, the Canadian Snowbirds precision demonstration team decided to put its airshow season on hold and return to practice after an incident at an air show in Fort Lauderdale, FL May 6th. But now we know why... The team was reportedly performing a maneuver called the "Double Take", in which for aircraft fly in formation with two inverted at about 300 feet above the ground. One of the aircraft encountered turbulence from the jet in front of it, causing control issues. The

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Airborne 05.23.17: Icon A5 NTSB Report, Product Certification, GE9X Testing

Also: UAL Cockpit Doors, NAHI 2017, Drone Database, Manual Flying Skills, Heli-Theft, Runway Extension, New SecAF

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident involving an Icon A5 airplane that resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board the aircraft. According to the report, on May 8, 2017, about 0908 Pacific daylight time, the Icon Aircraft Inc. A5, N184BA, impacted terrain while maneuvering near Lake Berryessa, California. Representatives from Icon Aircraft reported that the pilot was conducting a new employee familiarization flight with the passenger, who was recently hi

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May 23, 2017

Airborne 05.23.17: Icon A5 NTSB Report, Product Certification, GE9X Testing

Also: UAL Cockpit Doors, NAHI 2017, Drone Database, Manual Flying Skills, Heli-Theft, Runway Extension, New SecAF

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident involving an Icon A5 airplane that resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board the aircraft. According to the report, on May 8, 2017, about 0908 Pacific daylight time, the Icon Aircraft Inc. A5, N184BA, impacted terrain while maneuvering near Lake Berryessa, California. Representatives from Icon Aircraft reported that the pilot was conducting a new employee familiarization flight with the passenger, who was recently hi

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Airborne-Unmanned 05.23.17: Courts Nix Model Regs, Autonymous Flt, WATT 300

Also: King Schools Update, Kittyhawk APP, Robird And Integrated Drone Solutions, ICAO Drone Tracking

The unmanned community got a bit of a jolt late last week when the US Court of Appeals shot down the FAA’s regulation of recreational unmanned aircraft systems... Industry reaction has been swift... AUVSI has some concerns with the aftermath of the ruling, as President and CEO, Brian Wynne clearly expressed, “AUVSI is disappointed with the decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals to reject the FAA’s rule for registering recreational unmanned aircraft systems. A UAS registration syste

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Airborne 05.22.17: Court Nukes FAA Model Drone Regs, Lancair Moves, Virgin Orbit

Also: Dutch King, DA-42NG, US Civil Aircraft Shipments, ADS-B Out, Facial Recognition, Av Threats, Air Travel Growth

The hobby drone industry just got a bit shook up... The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. Maryland attorney John Taylor challenged the registration requirement based on Section 336, saying that the rule was unlawful as applied t

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May 22, 2017

Airborne 05.22.17: Court Nukes FAA Model Drone Regs, Lancair Moves, Virgin Orbit

Also: Dutch King, DA-42NG, US Civil Aircraft Shipments, ADS-B Out, Facial Recognition, Av Threats, Air Travel Growth

The hobby drone industry just got a bit shook up... The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. Maryland attorney John Taylor challenged the registration requirement based on Section 336, saying that the rule was unlawful as applied t

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Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs Good Honest Marketing Staff

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the next steps in the Airborne programming initiative with massive efforts that now position ANN as a major media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... with AMA for the hobby drone market, and with AUVSI representing the Commercial Unmanned technology biz. But... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself

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April 24, 2017

RFP: ANN Considering Future Options For HQ Relocation

Some Aggressive Upgrades For ANN, Aero-TV, and Airborne May Require New Digs

It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE -which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN may be looking for a new home... hopefully, a permanent one. We are mulling over THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and realizing that we may need to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a potential NEW airport/office facility to serve as home base and studio for the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, and our Daily Airborne Unlimited p

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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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