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October 22, 2017

Airborne 10.20.17: Santa Monica Setback, Red Bull Aviatrix, C-49 Flies Again

Also: HondaJet World Tour, Barnstorming, SpaceX, Dauntless, Fixed-Wing VTOL, Gravitational-Waves, Swedish Drones

The City of Santa Monica may now proceed with shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) after a temporary restraining order halting the work was lifted by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew, who had put it in place. Airport Director Stelios Makrides said that the city is pleased with the court's decision, "which allows it to fulfill its commitment to the community and the FAA. The city will renew work on the runway-shortening project, which it expects to commence within the next week..

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AMA Drone Report 10.19.17: Drone/Airliner Midair?, FAA Sued, CNN 107 Waiver

Also: Swedish Drone Ban Lifted, Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, Drone Shark Detection, Kittyhawk DJI Sync 2.0

Recent reports about a midair collision between a jet and a drone have been mis-stated or based on pretty tenuous detail. Worse; Canada’s Marc Garneau, their Minister of Transport has jumped all over the story, even issuing a press release long before any real detail has emerged. What do we know? On 12 October 2017, a Skyjet Beech King Air A100 (a turbo prop... NOT a jet) was on an IFR flight to the Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City, Quebec with 8 souls on board. The aircr

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Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the French Presidential Palace. But they were not the first to consider such a plan. The Dutch National Police recently released a video showing an eagle taking down a DJI drone. That bird was trained by a company that is specializing in teaching birds of prey to attack unmanned aircraft. DJI has unveiled AeroSco

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RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL 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 is officially looking for a new home for a major new initiative... hopefully, a permanent one. We are now in the implementation phases of THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and preparing to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a NEW airport/office studio facility to serve as a home base and studio for new programming about to be introduced by the Aero-Ne

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IATA-WCO Collaboration To Improve Air Cargo Efficiency And Security

IATA's Cargo-XML Messaging Standard Has Been Fully Integrated Into WCO's Cargo Targeting System

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) announced that IATA's Cargo-XML messaging standard has been fully integrated into WCO's Cargo Targeting System (WCO CTS), a risk assessment tool available to WCO member countries worldwide.

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SECAF Talks Space During POC Conference

Air Force Senior Leaders Agree That Space Will Be 'Contested' In The Future

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson addressed the importance of the Air Force’s space mission during the 2017 Potomac Officers Club Space Innovations, Programs and Policies Summit in Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2017.

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National Airlines Provides Massive Cargo Airlift To Puerto Rico

Operates Flights Delivering 2.7 Million Pounds Of Cargo To Support Ongoing Efforts And Restore Basic Necessities To Island's Residents

  National Airlines' 747-400 freighter fleet has operated 13 flights transporting 2.7 million pounds of much needed aid to Puerto Rico and quickly deliver goods to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria.  In addition, the Company operated a flight that transported more than 200 stranded cruise ship passengers on its 757-200 on a relief flight from Miami to San Juan.

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AIM Altitude Participates In Dorset Plane Pull

Twenty Volunteers Pulled A Boeing 737 165 Feet To Raise Money For Cancer Trust

Along with their ability to create stunning cabin interiors, it seems staff at AIM Altitude have other skills to put to good use. For instance, a team of 20 willing volunteers from the company recently took part in the ninth annual Dorset Plane Pull at Bournemouth Airport. They pulled a 77,000 pound Boeing 737 over a distance of about 165 feet meters to raise money for Wessex Cancer Trust. Making it a truly global and diverse line-up, the team included two members of staff from AVIC in Beijing, and AIMsley Bear, the company mascot.

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OAG Identifies North America's Most On-Time Airlines And Airports

Delta Maintains OTP Dominance Among Legacy Carriers; Salt Lake City Airport Earns Five Stars

Flight information provider OAG has released its On-time Performance (OTP) Star Ratings, accrediting the top airlines and airports around the world for superior performance. Delta Air Lines once again demonstrated on-time excellence, finishing as the only legacy carrier to achieve 4 stars. Among North American airlines, Delta trailed only Hawaiian Airlines – the only U.S. carrier to achieve 5 stars.

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Vector Aerospace Emphasizing Safety With Crash-Resistant Fuel System

Product Designed For AS350/EC130 Helicopters

Vector Aerospace has been focused on bringing innovative improvements to flight safety for many years. From its early stages of involvement in the ground-breaking FAA Capstone program more than fifteen years ago, Vector has continuously emphasized the importance of progressing safety and has actively worked with industry partners to introduce significant solutions to the aviation community.

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Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines Celebrates 90th Anniversary This Month

First Tour Was Conducted Aboard A Stinson Detroiter SM-1

This month marks the 90th anniversary of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines (GCSA), the world's longest-running aerial tour company. The story of Grand Canyon Scenic Airlines began in 1927. That year, Parker Van Zandt left his position at Ford Motor Company to pursue his dream of flying passengers from one rim of the Grand Canyon to the other.

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NASA 'Pinpoints' Cause Of Earth's Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike

Study Cites El Nino-Caused Drought In Some Tropical Regions

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration seen in at least 2,000 years.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.22.17)

Aero Linx: Bell 47 Helicopter Association Inc. Are you a helicopter pilot, mechanic, or related personnel that knows & admires the original Bell 47? If so – this is an organization created – just for you and I invite you to become a member! You will join B47HA members and become one of the ‘who’s who”  of the Bell 47 community on our exclusive B47HA roster. Your glossy wall certificate & embroidered B47HA jacket/flight suit patch will signify your support for our mission to preserve and protect the legacy of this iconic helicopter.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.22.17): State Aircraft

State Aircraft Aircraft used in military, customs and police service, in the exclusive service of any government, or of any political subdivision, thereof including the government of any state, territory, or possession of the United States or the District of Columbia, but not including any government-owned aircraft engaged in carrying persons or property for commercial purposes.

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ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.22.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "National Airlines has tirelessly supported Americans at home and abroad for nearly 20 years. In the case of Puerto Rico, National was able to mobilize quickly and efficiently to deliver massive amounts of necessary supplies to the island, and hopefully in the process, save lives." Source: Christopher Alf, Chairman and CEO, commenting on the National Airlines' 747-400 freighter fleet having operated 13 flights transporting 2.7 million pounds of much needed aid to Puerto Rico and quickly deliver goods to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria.  In addition, the Company operated a flight that transported more than 20

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October 21, 2017

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J Program Achieves Another Milestone

Second Production Aircraft Achieves First Flight

Lockheed Martin's LM-100J commercial freighter program recently marked yet another successful achievement with the first flight of the second production LM-100J aircraft Oct. 11.

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Announces New Partnership

Joins Forces With The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is honored to partner with the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program to help create opportunities for the next-generation in the commercial spaceflight industry. The Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program connects exceptional college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with paid, summer internships in the exciting field of commercial spaceflight, as well as with notable aerospace leaders for mentorship – many of whom are part of the CSF community. The fellowship will culminate in a summit that will allow the Fellows to meet their peers and network with industry leaders.

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Aviation Explorers Launches Youth Representatives Program

Two Selected For The One-Year Assignment

Two Aviation Explorers have been selected for the first Aviation Explorers Youth Representative program. Yoni Butbul of Skokie, Illinois, and Megan Ryan of Valley Falls, Kansas, were elected to this one-year position by their fellow Explorers who took part at the Aviation Exploration Base at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.

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NASA Missions Catch First Light From A Gravitational-Wave Event

Multiple Space Telescopes And Satellites Involved In The Discovery

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

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Boeing Renews Commitment To QinetiQ Wind Tunnel Testing

Will Continue To Use The U.K. Facility Through At Least 2024

Boeing has renewed its commitment to evaluating its aircraft designs in QinetiQ’s five-meter (approx. 16.5 feet) wind tunnel in Farnborough, Hampshire, U.K.

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Airbus Helicopters Supports The 2017 AAMS Community Award Winners

Presented Each Year At The Air Medical Transport Conference

Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the AAMS Community Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the emergency medical services (EMS) transport community. Airbus Helicopters Inc. continues to be a supporter of the awards.

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Embraer Announces Order For Six A-29 Super Tucanos

Aircraft Will Be Delivered To An Undisclosed Customer

Embraer has announced a firm order for six A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training aircraft from an undisclosed customer. The aircraft can be used for tactical and advanced training as well as light attack and ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions. Deliveries will be concluded in 2018.

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ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.21.17)

“As teens, we are the backbone of aviation as we see the industry falling behind. Source: Yoni Butbul, one of two Aviation Explorers selected to participate in the Aviation Explorers Youth Representative program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.21.17): Coupled Ailerons And Rudder

Rudder and ailerons are connected with interconnected springs in order to counteract adverse yaw. Can be overridden if it becomes necessary to slip the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.21.17)

Experimental Aircraft Info

A resource for homebuilt experimental aircraft kit builders and pilots of general aviation aircraft alike. With information about aircraft and engine performance, proficient airmanship, VFR flight planning tips and other aviation aspects of interest to aviators.  

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October 20, 2017

NavWorx Has Closed Its Doors ... For Now

Follows Issuance Of An AD Tied To The GPS Module In The ADS600-B Product

The notice on the NavWorx website was terse. "The ADS600-B Gen 2.0 product utilizes a GPS module from a third-party vendor. Although the vendor represented their GPS module met 14 CFR 91.227, the FAA recently determined the GPS module does not meet 14 CFR 91.227. We are unable to sell the ADS600-B, or provide AD updates, for either certified or experimental aircraft. Therefore, we are not currently conducting any business and have ceased operations. We will provide updates if they become available."

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Airborne 10.20.17: Santa Monica Setback, Red Bull Aviatrix, C-49 Flies Again

Also: HondaJet World Tour, Barnstorming, SpaceX, Dauntless, Fixed-Wing VTOL, Gravitational-Waves, Swedish Drones

The City of Santa Monica may now proceed with shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) after a temporary restraining order halting the work was lifted by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew, who had put it in place. Airport Director Stelios Makrides said that the city is pleased with the court's decision, "which allows it to fulfill its commitment to the community and the FAA. The city will renew work on the runway-shortening project, which it expects to commence within the next week..

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Aero-News Update: Evolution Aircraft Has Gone Incommunicado

Recent Accidents/Lawsuits Blamed For Troubled Future for Turbo-Prop Kit Hotrod Manufacturer

The folks at Evolution Aircraft are not answering phones right now and after several weeks of unpleasant news and rumors, it appears that Evolution Aircraft may be in trouble. Possibly, permanent trouble. A number of Evolution customers reported concerns after recent communications from the factory admitted to issues with the business.

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Aero-TV: AMA Is Excited About The Future - Embracing The Multi-Rotor Evolution

Many Flying Clubs Staging Their Own Competitions…

Drones and Drone Racing are a thing. There's no denying it, and the AMA is working to embrace this new segment of the RC Community. Rich Hanson, president of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at AirVenture in July that along with the semi-professional events such as those staged by the Drone Racing League, many local AMA chapters are staging their own drone racing events, and it is bringing more young people into the RC aviation community...

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Klyde Morris 10.20.17

Too Late, Mr. Mayor ... You Said That Out Loud And In English

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Alphabet Drones Delivering Medicine, Burritos In Australia

Test Program Being Conducted In Rural Communities

It may seem like an odd combination, but Alphabet is testing delivery of medical supplies and burritos along with other items in rural southeastern Australia using drones.

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Commercial Drone Operators Can Now Access Controlled Airspace

Skyward Approved To Give Operators Instant Access Through LAANC

Skyward, a Verizon company, has been approved to give commercial drone operators instant access to controlled airspace with the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) services from the FAA. The program will roll out this fall at Cincinnati International Airport (KCVG), Reno (KRNO), San Jose (KSJC), and Lincoln (KLNK) among others.

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Airborne 10.19.17: 200th TBM 900-Series, MooneyShares, E-AB Accident Stats

Also: Supersonic Test, Kobe Steel, Sullenberger Awarded, A-29 Super Tucanos, Textron, 109th AW CDR

Daher recently rolled out its 200th TBM 900-series very fast turboprop aircraft since the introduction of this upgraded family in March 2014. The milestone airplane, serial number 1200, is a TBM 910 version delivered to Cutter Aviation in San Antonio. Daher’s TBM 900 family is the latest and sixth evolution of the company’s very fast turboprop concept, offered today in two production versions: the TBM 930 and the TBM 910. Aircraft manufacturer Mooney International and Partners in Aviation (PIA)

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Boeing Names Mark Cherry VP Of Phantom Works Technology Group

Air Force Academy Graduate Had Led Aurora Flight Sciences

Aerospace industry and U.S. Air Force veteran Mark Cherry is joining Boeing as leader of the Phantom Works advanced technology organization within the company’s Defense, Space & Security business unit.

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TSB Releases Report From 2016 Helo Accident In Alberta, CA

Engine Power Loss Resulting From Low-Fuel Operation Led To To The Accident, Board Says

In its recently-released investigation report (A16W0126), the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) indicates that the absence of a company policy on landing with a specified minimum quantity of fuel was a key factor in a survey helicopter's loss of power and collision with trees near Whitecourt, Alberta, in 2016.

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CSF Welcomes New Board Leadership, Member Companies

Dr. Alan Stern Will Serve A Second Term As Chairman

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) has elected new Officers for the 2017-2018 year, and approved two new Associate member companies at its bi-annual Executive Board of Directors, held last month in Tucson, Arizona.

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WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation’s C-49 Flies Again

Restoration Of The Cargo Plane Has Taken Three Years

For the past three years the Tulsa Squadron of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation has been working diligently to restore the organization’s Douglas C-49 ‘Wild Kat’. Major restoration work has been provided by many skilled volunteers from the local aviation industry and also by interested aviation history enthusiasts in the Tulsa area, with more than 15,000 man-hours of effort put into the project to date.

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Rocket Motor For Ariane 6 And Vega-C Is Cast For Testing

P120C Is Largest Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Ever Built

The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment.

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Space Habitat Market Global Growth Forecast At 13.83% CAGR To 2021

Recycling Resources Key To Sustainability

A recent report from ReportsnReports indicates that the market for space habitats is poised for significant growth over the next five years.

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First EMS AW169 Helicopters Ordered In The U.S.

Travis County, TX Places Order For Three Of The Aircraft For Its STAR Flight Program

Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Leonardo Company announced the order at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, TX.

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FLYHT Signs $2.1 Million Sales Contract With Azur Aviation

AFIRS To Be Deployed By The Turkish Carrier

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has made a sale of its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) and FLYHTLog services to Azur Havacilik A.S (Azur Aviation), based in Antalya, Turkey.

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Air Berlin Pilot Gets Creative On Final Flight

Airplane With 200 Passengers On Board Executed A Possibly-Planned 'Go Around'

On the last Air Berlin flight to arrive in Germany from the U.S., the pulled a stunt that may well land him or her in hot water with German authorities.

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California Firefighting Efforts Slowed By A Drone

Authorities Are Seeking The Operator Of The Aircraft

Firefighting efforts in California's Santa Cruz Mountains were halted for a few hours on Wednesday after a drone was sighted being flown in an area where firefighting aircraft were also operating.

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Aero-TV: AMA Is Excited About The Future - Embracing The Multi-Rotor Evolution

Many Flying Clubs Staging Their Own Competitions…
 
Drones and Drone Racing are a thing. There's no denying it, and the AMA is working to embrace this new segment of the RC Community.

Airborne 10.20.17: Santa Monica Setback, Red Bull Aviatrix, C-49 Flies Again

Also: HondaJet World Tour, Barnstorming, SpaceX, Dauntless, Fixed-Wing VTOL, Gravitational-Waves, Swedish Drones

The City of Santa Monica may now proceed with shortening the runway at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) after a temporary restraining order halting the work was lifted by U.S. District Judge Ronald Lew, who had put it in place. Airport Director Stelios Makrides said that the city is pleased with the court's decision, "which allows it to fulfill its commitment to the community and the FAA. The city will renew work on the runway-shortening project, which it expects to commence within the next week..." French pilot Melanie Astles became the first female pilot to win a Red Bull Air Race when she won the Challenger Class at the Red Bull Air Race in Indianapolis. The w

October 19, 2017

AMA Drone Report 10.19.17: Drone/Airliner Midair?, FAA Sued, CNN 107 Waiver

Also: Swedish Drone Ban Lifted, Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, Drone Shark Detection, Kittyhawk DJI Sync 2.0

Recent reports about a midair collision between a jet and a drone have been mis-stated or based on pretty tenuous detail. Worse; Canada’s Marc Garneau, their Minister of Transport has jumped all over the story, even issuing a press release long before any real detail has emerged. What do we know? On 12 October 2017, a Skyjet Beech King Air A100 (a turbo prop... NOT a jet) was on an IFR flight to the Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City, Quebec with 8 souls on board. The aircr

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Airborne 10.19.17: 200th TBM 900-Series, MooneyShares, E-AB Accident Stats

Also: Supersonic Test, Kobe Steel, Sullenberger Awarded, A-29 Super Tucanos, Textron, 109th AW CDR

Daher recently rolled out its 200th TBM 900-series very fast turboprop aircraft since the introduction of this upgraded family in March 2014. The milestone airplane, serial number 1200, is a TBM 910 version delivered to Cutter Aviation in San Antonio. Daher’s TBM 900 family is the latest and sixth evolution of the company’s very fast turboprop concept, offered today in two production versions: the TBM 930 and the TBM 910. Aircraft manufacturer Mooney International and Partners in Aviation (PIA)

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Airborne 10.18.17: Airbus C Series Deal, Red Bull!, Drone v Airline

Also: Glasair 2 And 3 Sold, Send Solutions, Blue Angels, SSBJ, D8 Airliner, Stage 5 Aircraft, Global Supertanker

Airbus SE and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program according to an agreement signed Monday. The agreement brings the power of the Airbus' ‘machine’ into Bombardier's upstart airliner family -- and probably causes serious heartburn at Boeing. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP). Upon completion, Airbus will acquire a 50.01% interes

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October 18, 2017

Airborne 10.18.17: Airbus C Series Deal, Red Bull!, Drone v Airline

Also: Glasair 2 And 3 Sold, Send Solutions, Blue Angels, SSBJ, D8 Airliner, Stage 5 Aircraft, Global Supertanker

Airbus SE and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program according to an agreement signed Monday. The agreement brings the power of the Airbus' ‘machine’ into Bombardier's upstart airliner family -- and probably causes serious heartburn at Boeing. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP). Upon completion, Airbus will acquire a 50.01% interes

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October 17, 2017

Airborne 10.17.17: Waco YMF-5F Flies!, SpaceX Streak, BBJs Rule

Also: Embraer, Aero-Calendar, AeroVironment, Sikorsky Heli's, EASA Singapore, FireFighting UAV, WestJet

The amazing craftsman of the Waco Classic Aircraft operation in Michigan have just started test flying their new YMF-5F -- the amphibious float equipped version of the rugged classic Waco YMF-5 biplane series. Most important; this bird looks even better than we expected. This is the first amphib Waco built... though a straight float version flew long ago -- with a few performance limitations. Now with the trifecta of 300 HP engines, the new MT composite propeller and Aerocet 3400 Amphibious float

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Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the French Presidential Palace. But they were not the first to consider such a plan. The Dutch National Police recently released a video showing an eagle taking down a DJI drone. That bird was trained by a company that is specializing in teaching birds of prey to attack unmanned aircraft. DJI has unveiled AeroSco

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Airborne 10.16.17: NBAA2017, Scaled Model 401, Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Also: Drone Security, Fighting Privatization, Frontier Pilots, Commercial Space, Twin Otter, AeroVironment, Honeywell

The NBAA claims that its 2017 NBAA-BACE  event was an all-around success, despite some reports of soft attendance and a lack of major news announcements. “This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends, like Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Capt. Jim Lovell

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October 16, 2017

Airborne 10.16.17: NBAA2017, Scaled Model 401, Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Also: Drone Security, Fighting Privatization, Frontier Pilots, Commercial Space, Twin Otter, AeroVironment, Honeywell

The NBAA claims that its 2017 NBAA-BACE  event was an all-around success, despite some reports of soft attendance and a lack of major news announcements. “This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends, like Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Capt. Jim Lovell

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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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