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September 25, 2017

Airborne 09.22.17: Breitling DC-3, World Aerobatic Championships, CFI Training

Also: Egan PLIMP, Aero-Honesty, Orbital ATK, United Airlines 747, New AIA Boss, Bristow Norway, ABS Celebrates 50th

Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made its grand return to Switzerland after circling the globe, landing in Sion where 100,000 passionate enthusiasts had gathered to attend the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017. A new feat for this legendary plane still in perfectly flightworthy condition and which is celebrating its 77th birthday this year. To share its passion for aviation with a broad audience around the planet, Breitling launched its DC-3 on a world tour in stages th

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Aero-TV: The Nextgen Eclipse - An EA700 Progress Report

ONE Aviation Project Canada Update…

ONE Aviation hopes to have its latest personal jet, the EA700 also known at Project Canada, in production in about 18 months to two years. That was the "psuedo-schedule" given to ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell by ONE Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier at AirVenture in July. That schedule depends on man factors, not least among them financing, Klapmeier said. But since AirVenture, the EA500 with the Canada wing and tail flew for the first time September 1, 2017...

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AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration

One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up and we wanted to make sure that you marked your schedule to be in Ontario, CA, right after the first of the year for the 2018 AMA Expo West. It will be the 20th annual rendition of the event and, as usual, it will feature the latest products in  radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and -- of cour

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Boeing Sees Growing Demand For New Airplanes In Southeast Asia

Twenty-Year Outlook Projects 4,210 New Airplanes Needed, Valued At $650 Billion

Boeing has released its Southeast Asia Current Market Outlook (CMO) which projects a demand for 4,210 new airplanes, valued at $650 billion, over the next 20 years in the region during a briefing at Boeing's regional headquarters in Singapore. The annual report forecasts the region will continue its strong annual traffic growth at 6.2 percent, outpacing the world's average growth rate by 1.5 percent.

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Bombardier Continues To Expand Worldwide Parts Availability For BizAv Customers

Miami Parts Depot Added To Worldwide Network

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed its continued expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the United States, Latin America, and Asia, Bombardier Business Aircraft recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida and Tianjin, China. Combined with its two-year warranty and on-the-spot price-matching offerings, Bombardier Business Aircraft customers can fly with confidence knowing they have greater access to all the parts they need.

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First Steps: Returning Humanity To The Moon

ESA 'Pushing Limits Of Technology' To Create New Space Business Model

In the first act of lunar exploration, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were major characters. In setting its sights on the Moon, ESA hopes to bring many more actors to this off-world stage.  By testing the market for transport services to the Moon, ESA aims to push the limits of technology and create new models of space business.

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Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics

Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover from Hurricane Irma, and we can thank the Unmanned community for much of that. After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts here. A wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of well over 100 airspace authorizations. This could get ugly...

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'Be The Astronaut' Exhibit To Appear At Wings Over The Rockies

Museum Guests Will Fly Spacecraft, Pilot Rovers And More During This One-Of-A-Kind Exhibition Opening October 1

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum (Wings) enthusiastically announces the arrival of Be The Astronaut, an interactive pod-based exhibit that thrusts visitors into a world of space discovery. Developed with assistance from NASA’s Langley Research Facility, Be The Astronaut challenges museumgoers to “discover the final frontier”.

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ForeFlight Adds Multiple Features To Mobile, Web Clients

Improves Flight Planning, Maps, Weather Displays

ForeFlight has released several new features for both its mobile apps and web-based platforms.

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Klyde Morris (09.25.17)

Klyde... There Are Disasters... and There Are Disasters!

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AMA Comments On Singer Decision

Dr. Michael Singer’s Victory in A Federal Court Has Serious Legal Potential

Rich Hanson, President of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), has issued the following statement on Dr. Michael Singer’s victory in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts regarding a local law in Newton, Massachusetts that regulated unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), in violation of federal preemption: “AMA is pleased that the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of Dr. Michael Singer in his lawsuit against the City of Newton, Massachusetts concerning the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Court’s ruling affirms the role of the federal government in overseeing our nation’

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Airbus Inaugurates Its A330 Completion & Delivery Center In China

First Wide-Body Center To Be Opened Outside Europe

Airbus has inaugurated its A330 Completion and Delivery Center (C&DC) in Tianjin, China, taking additional steps in the expansion of its global footprint and strategic partnership with China. At the same time, the first A330 to be delivered from the C&DC was handed over to Tianjin Airlines.

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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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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.25.17): Hover Taxi

Hover Taxi Used to describe a helicopter/VTOL aircraft movement conducted above the surface and in ground effect at airspeeds less than approximately 20 knots. The actual height may vary, and some helicopters may require hover taxi above 25 feet AGL to reduce ground effect turbulence or provide clearance for cargo slingloads.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.25.17)

Aero Linx: The Commercial Spaceflight Federation The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 70+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers.

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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 (09.25.17)

“AMA is pleased that the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has ruled in favor of Dr. Michael Singer in his lawsuit against the City of Newton, Massachusetts concerning the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Court’s ruling affirms the role of the federal government in overseeing our nation’s airspace. We congratulate Dr. Singer on his victory. Any state or local regulations of UAS operations or airspace should wait until the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) has reached consensus recommendations on the proper role of state and local governments in these types of issues. AMA is currently working with this committee, which includes the FAA, state and local governing bod

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Aero-TV: The Nextgen Eclipse - An EA700 Progress Report

ONE Aviation Project Canada Update…
 
ONE Aviation hopes to have its latest personal jet, the EA700 also known at Project Canada, in production in about 18 months to two years. That was the "psuedo-schedule" given to ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell by ONE Aviation CEO Alan Klapmeier at AirVenture in July.

September 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin Completes 300th EOTS For F-35

Imaging Sensor Allows Tracking And Designation Of Targets

Lockheed Martin recently completed its 300th Electro-Optical Targeting System (EOTS) for the F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter. EOTS is an imaging sensor which allows the F-35 to identify, track and designate targets. The 300th EOTS was completed under the 10th Low-Rate-Initial Production (LRIP) contract, and each system was delivered on time or ahead of schedule.

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UASC UniLink Receives First European DLS Capable Approval

Complies With 2020 European Data Link Services Mandate

EASA has granted an STC to Universal Avionics for a UniLink UL-801 Aeronautical Telecommunications Network Baseline 1 (ATN B1) upgrade on a Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (601-3A Variant), to comply with the February 2020 European Data Link Services (DLS) Mandate. ESTC was awarded to Avionics Integration & Engineering Corporation AG and marks the first European DLS capable approval for the Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU).

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Conference To Address European Space Strategy

To Be Held Next Month In Slovakia

With the 'Space Strategy for Europe' from the European Commission and the new ESA roadmap on the table, European space stakeholders will have the great opportunity to debate and influence, at the highest level, the medium and long term development of European space programs and of the spread of space services in many economic and societal activities as well as in a wide range of public fields, including security and defence at the Next Generation Space Policy, at the Space Strategy for Europe conference to be held October 19-20 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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Astronaut Scholars Tour Goddard Space Flight Center

Engility Supporting Development Of Nation’s Next-Gen Scientists And Engineers

Future biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers and astronauts toured the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Friday, September 15 with Engility, a company that continues to provide brain power behind many U.S. space missions.

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Sikorsky Celebrates 50 Years Of Service By The Nuri S-61 With The RMAF

Entered Service In Malaysia In 1967

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, together with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of continuous service of the S-61 helicopter in Malaysia. The milestone was celebrated Sept. 17 with a commemorative dinner attended by Malaysian Chief of Air Force, General Tan Sri Dato Sri Hj Affendi bin Buang and scores of RMAF helicopter crew members.

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Workers At JETEEZY Say They Haven't Been Paid In Months

Company Moved To Florida 18 Months Ago

Workers at JETEEZY, an aircraft manufacturer based in Sanford, FL, say the company is months behind on payroll, and some have stopped showing up for work.

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Arconic And Airbus Achieve 3D Printing First

Airbus Installs First 3D Printed Titanium Part On Series Production Commercial Aircraft

Airbus and its supplier Arconic have achieved a 3D printing first—the installation of a 3D printed titanium bracket on a series production Airbus commercial aircraft, the A350 XWB. Arconic is 3D printing these parts for Airbus’s newest widebody aircraft at Arconic’s additive manufacturing facility in Austin, TX.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.24.17): Hold For Release

Hold For Release Used by ATC to delay an aircraft for traffic management reasons; i.e., weather, traffic volume, etc. Hold for release instructions (including departure delay information) are used to inform a pilot or a controller (either directly or through an authorized relay) that an IFR departure clearance is not valid until a release time or additional instructions have been received.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.24.17)

Aero Linx: The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is a non-profit association formed in 1961 as Canada’s voice for business aviation.  Since its inception, CBAA has assumed an increasing leadership role in its advocacy for Canadian business aviation interests. With a membership of approximately 400 companies and organizations, including operators, management companies and suppliers, CBAA represents the entire business aviation community with a unified and collective voice.

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ANN FAQ: Getting The Word Out

Things To Know When You Send A News Release

Aero-News gets hundreds of releases every week, ranging from industry giants like Boeing and Cessna to the smallest of flying clubs and the most quaint of air shows. After having seen the best and the worst in press releases over the years, we have some ideas to help companies do so much more to help themselves, both with ANN and with the general media.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.24.17)

“[My dad] said of himself, ‘I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer. If you asked the nominees whether they think like engineers, they would probably ask you to more specifically define what that means, as any engineer would!” Source: Rick Armstrong, who supports the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation as a member of their Board of Trustees, commenting about his father, astronaut Neil Armstrong. Forty-five college students from all parts of the country were named this year’s scholarship winners by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in engineering, natural or applied science, technology, or mathematics and plan to

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September 23, 2017

Huerta Lauds NACC Teamwork In Face Of Adversity

Reaffirmed FAA's Commitment To Assist In Recovery Efforts

In his final speech before ICAO’s North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Directors of Civil Aviation meeting, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta drove home the importance of working together in the face of natural disasters that have caused so much devastation in recent weeks.

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Virgin Atlantic Diverts London-To-Boston Flight To Manchester

Airline Said It Was Necessary To Deliver A Pilot To That Airport

Passengers aboard a Virgin Atlantic flight from Heathrow to Boston last Friday got an unexpected trip to Manchester, U.K. before heading across the Atlantic.

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J.F. Lehman & Company Completes Sale Of Doss Aviation

L3 Acquires The Flight Training Company With DOD Ties

J.F. Lehman & Company recently announced that its investment affiliate has sold its portfolio company, Doss Aviation  to L3 Technologies, Inc. Doss is a provider of flight training and airfield support services to the U.S. Department of Defense. The Company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves its defense customers at many locations worldwide. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Bombardier's CRJ - Rumors Of Its Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

New Report Shows Strength Of The Aircraft For Regional Carriers

A new report has been released by Markets and Reports addressing rumors that the Bombardier CRJ may be on its way out.

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Bell Helicopter Begins Delivery Of Nine Bell 505s To Chile

Aircraft Will Be Used For Corporate Transportation

Bell Helicopter has delivered two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Eagle Copters South America headquartered in Santiago. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation.

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PAL-V Plans 'Flying Car' Circumnavigation

Company Executive Will Attempt The Flight

A PAL-V vice president plans to fly around the world in his personal "flying car", though no firm date has been set to begin the attempt.

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Trump Administration Officials Face Questions About Use Of Government Planes

Some Trips Being Reviewed

The use of government airplanes by two senior Trump administration officials has been called into question, with one falling under investigation by an Inspector General.

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AeroVironment Enhances Its Family Of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Announces M1/M2/M5 Compatible Digital Data Link (DDL) Products

AeroVironment  has delivered M1/M2/M5-compatible Raven and Puma AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to two DoD customers, with more orders and deliveries scheduled. In addition, the company will begin taking orders in December 2017 for M1/M2/M5-configured Wasp AE micro air vehicles (MAV) for delivery in spring 2018.

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ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.23.17)

“As my time as FAA Administrator is drawing to a close, let me say what a privilege it’s been to work with all of you over the years.” Source: FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, in his final speech to the ICAO North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACC) Directors of Civil Aviation meeting.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.23.17): Cockpit Display of Traffic Information (CDTI)

The display and user interface for information about air traffic within approximately 80 miles.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.23.17)

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association is a Type Club for owners, pilots, builders, and aficionados of the Pietenpol Aircamper and Sky Scout. BPA was started in 1973 (then called the National Pietenpol Association) as a social and builder support group.

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September 22, 2017

Airborne 09.22.17: Breitling DC-3, World Aerobatic Championships, CFI Training

Also: Egan PLIMP, Aero-Honesty, Orbital ATK, United Airlines 747, New AIA Boss, Bristow Norway, ABS Celebrates 50th

Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made its grand return to Switzerland after circling the globe, landing in Sion where 100,000 passionate enthusiasts had gathered to attend the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017. A new feat for this legendary plane still in perfectly flightworthy condition and which is celebrating its 77th birthday this year. To share its passion for aviation with a broad audience around the planet, Breitling launched its DC-3 on a world tour in stages th

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Drone User Successfully Challenges Newton, MA Ordinance

Judge Ruled FAA, Not City Has Authority To Control Drone Operations

In a rush to try to control something they likely don't understand very well, the city of Newton, MA passed a law last December that banned drone flights below 400 feet over private and public property without the consent of the land owner, and required the local registration of drones. But the law has been overturned by a federal judge in Massachusetts, thanks to the efforts of a local drone user.

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Aero-TV: CERTIFIED Dynon Avionics! - Upsetting The Avionics Apple Cart

Dynon Announces Certified Avionics For GA At AirVenture…

Dynon Avionics unveiled a new line of certified avionics for part 23 airplanes at AirVenture this summer. Michael Schofield, Marketing Director for Dynon Avionics, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at Oshkosh that the line is lead by the company's flagship EFIS system...

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Klyde Morris 09.22.17

Quick, Klyde! Call Your Friend Elon!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Gulfstream Marks Five-Year Anniversary Of G650 Type Certification

More Than 250 Aircraft In Service

Gulfstream Aerospace recently marked the five-year anniversary of the Gulfstream G650’s type certification by the FAA with a look back at the aircraft’s esteemed history.

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Uzbekistan Airways Selects GEnx Engines For Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Order Valued At Over $230 Million

Uzbekistan Airways has selected GEnx-1B engines to power four new Boeing 787-8 aircraft. The engine order is valued at more than $230 million (USD), including a custom-ordered spare engine. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2018.

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Saab Offers U.S.-Based Production Capability For T-X Trainer Aircraft

Plans To Establish Production Capability In The U.S. For The Airplane

Defense and security company Saab together with Boeing are competing to win the tender process to supply the United States Air Force with an advanced trainer aircraft. Saab will establish manufacturing and production capability in the United States for the T-X advanced trainer aircraft, should the Boeing and Saab solution be selected.

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Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines

Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of th

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A4A Names Veteran Industry Advocate Vaughn Jennings As VP, Communications

Promoted From Managing Director For Government And Regulatory Communications

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has announced the promotion of Vaughn Jennings to serve as the new vice president, communications.

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Scientists Propose New Concept Of Terrestrial Planet Formation

Findings Recently Published In Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth that reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories.

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GA-ASI Conducts First Flight Test From Upgraded FTTC

Unmanned Flight Through Civil Airspace Covers 1,075 Nautical Miles

On August 30th, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems flew its first test flight out of its new Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The GA-ASI Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flew a round-trip of approximately 1,075 nautical miles. This was the longest transit flown by a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in Class A civilian airspace under a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) granted by the FAA. The COA authorized the Block 5 MQ-9 to fly in airspace managed by air traffic controllers without the requirement of utilizing a “chase” airplane.

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EchoStar 105/SES-11 Shipped From Toulouse To The Cape For SpaceX Launch

Satellite To Be Boosted Into Orbit On Flight-Proven Falcon 9 Rocket In October

The new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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Stelia Aerospace Delivers The First BelugaXL Cargo-Door

First Aircraft To Enter Service In 2019

Airbus has taken delivery of the first main cargo door for the BelugaXL from its supplier Stelia Aerospace. The door is fully equipped with its electric and hydraulic systems. This delivery follows that, early July, of the upper fuselage section, to which the cargo-door will be attached and articulated.

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On-Demand Jet Charter Marketplace Closes Series B Investment Round

Victor Secures $20 Million Led By BP Ventures

BP Ventures, BP's investment arm, has entered into a strategic investment agreement with B2C jet charter company Victor, committing to invest $10 million as lead investor to Victor's Series B fundraising round. The round, raising a total of $20 million, has been further bolstered through family offices and existing shareholders.

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Airborne 09.22.17: Breitling DC-3, World Aerobatic Championships, CFI Training

Also: Egan PLIMP, Aero-Honesty, Orbital ATK, United Airlines 747, New AIA Boss, Bristow Norway, ABS Celebrates 50th 
 
Having departed from Geneva last March, the Breitling DC-3 made its grand return to Switzerland after circling the globe, landing in Sion where 100,000 passionate enthusiasts had gathered to attend the Breitling Sion Airshow 2017. A new feat for this legendary plane still in perfectly flightworthy condition and which is celebrating its 77th birthday this year. To share its passion for aviation with a broad audience around the planet, Breitling launched its DC-3 on a world tour in stages that notably included the Balkans, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, the Pacific and North America. Russia’s Mikhail Mamistov has been cr

September 21, 2017

Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines

Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of th

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AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration

One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up and we wanted to make sure that you marked your schedule to be in Ontario, CA, right after the first of the year for the 2018 AMA Expo West. It will be the 20th annual rendition of the event and, as usual, it will feature the latest products in  radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and -- of cour

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Airborne 09.20.17: Apollo 11 Tour, ADS-B Upgrades, FL Drones

Also: Sebring Airport, DeLand SportAv Showcase, MH-139, Winged-S Rescue Award, Next AF1, EC-130H Update, SDASM HOF

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth—is about to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The exhibition’s two-year national tour will celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of the mission and explore the bi

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September 20, 2017

Airborne 09.20.17: Apollo 11 Tour, ADS-B Upgrades, FL Drones

Also: Sebring Airport, DeLand SportAv Showcase, MH-139, Winged-S Rescue Award, Next AF1, EC-130H Update, SDASM HOF

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth—is about to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The exhibition’s two-year national tour will celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of the mission and explore the bi

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Airborne 09.19.17: Avro Arrow, Virgin Orbit, No Pot Delivery By Drone

Also: NFlightMic Debut, Natl Av Hall Of Fame, Aero-Calendar, MD v FAA, Med Drone Transport, Ryanair, 'Black Sheep'

Kraken Sonar Systems, working with OEX Recovery Group, has discovered a long-sought free-flight Avro Arrow model on the floor of Lake Ontario. The sonar images were captured using Kraken's AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar and revealed to media and project supporters. The sonar and underwater camera images showcase a free-flight Avro Arrow model that was launched over Lake Ontario in the 1950s as part of the Avro Arrow design test program. The new CEO of Virgin Orbit, which was spun off from

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September 19, 2017

Airborne 09.19.17: Avro Arrow, Virgin Orbit, No Pot Delivery By Drone

Also: NFlightMic Debut, Natl Av Hall Of Fame, Aero-Calendar, MD v FAA, Med Drone Transport, Ryanair, 'Black Sheep'

Kraken Sonar Systems, working with OEX Recovery Group, has discovered a long-sought free-flight Avro Arrow model on the floor of Lake Ontario. The sonar images were captured using Kraken's AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar and revealed to media and project supporters. The sonar and underwater camera images showcase a free-flight Avro Arrow model that was launched over Lake Ontario in the 1950s as part of the Avro Arrow design test program. The new CEO of Virgin Orbit, which was spun off from

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Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics

Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover from Hurricane Irma, and we can thank the Unmanned community for much of that. After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts here. A wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of well over 100 airspace authorizations. This could get ugly...

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Airborne 09.18.17: Privatization Fight, NASA’s Cassini, ARAC Backs Rollback

Also: Parrot Mambo FPV, Blue Thunder II, NJ Helo Accident, Kenai Aviation, Mobile ATC Tower, USMC Quadcopters

Five GA organizations are urging transportation leaders in Congress to strip a controversial proposal to  privatize the nation’s ATC system from a pending FAA reauthorization bill. In letters this week, the groups urged that authorization for the FAA, scheduled to expire Sept. 30, be extended at least six months, so as not to distract from the important progress being made on NextGen ATC modernization and needed airport projects. A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar syste

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September 18, 2017

Airborne 09.18.17: Privatization Fight, NASA’s Cassini, ARAC Backs Rollback

Also: Parrot Mambo FPV, Blue Thunder II, NJ Helo Accident, Kenai Aviation, Mobile ATC Tower, USMC Quadcopters

Five GA organizations are urging transportation leaders in Congress to strip a controversial proposal to  privatize the nation’s ATC system from a pending FAA reauthorization bill. In letters this week, the groups urged that authorization for the FAA, scheduled to expire Sept. 30, be extended at least six months, so as not to distract from the important progress being made on NextGen ATC modernization and needed airport projects. A thrilling epoch in the exploration of our solar syste

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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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