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August 23, 2017

Airborne 08.22.17: Privatization $$$, A Hangar for Doc, Wingsuit Jet

Also: Next X-37B Mission, Aero-Calendar, Ryanair, Citation X, Aurora, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, A&P Designation

ATC Privatization will be even costlier than thought... The Congressional Budget Office has released a revised scoring of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), and the news is not good for supporters of the bill and its plan to separate ATC from the FAA. In the latest cost estimate released last week, the CBO says that the AIRR Act would increase the deficit by nearly $100 billion. That's $80 billion more than their previous estimate. According to the CBO, after taking into accou

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Aero-TV: EDM At I/ITSEC 2016: Real-Time Defence Training Simulation

Commercial Off-The-Shelf Components Bring Down Costs

Flight simulator technology is on the forefront of combining disparate technologies into a single system to give a realistic experience to pilots operating the sims. Speaking to ANN CEO and editor in chief Jim Campbell at the Interservice Industry Training Simulation & Education Conference (I/ITSEC) conference late last year, Mick Bonney, Sales Director for EDM Ltd that one of their latest products brings together a real-time IG flight model based on the Hawk training jet into a system that even includes a g-suit inflate/deflate system...

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Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17: Flightwave, Robotic Skies, Sky Hopper Cargo Drone

Also: Kratos Mako, Dronecode's Meier, Virginia Tech, Edwards AFB, Department Of The Interior

A California-based startup company plans to introduce a new,  long-range, high-endurance, vertical take-off aircraft, designed and manufactured in the US. FlightWave Aerospace Systems says that the aircraft is designed to bring new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. FlightWave’s FlightWave Edge UAS, requires no nets, no catapults, and no cumbersome ground equipment, according to the company. The Edge’s quick, tool-free

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FAA, FCC Investigating Misuse Of 121.5 MHz Mayday Frequency

FAA Has Reported Nonemergency Use Of The Frequency To The Communications Agency

The NBAA has issued a notice to its members making them aware that the FCC Enforcement Bureau is working with the FAA to investigate the misuse of – and harmful interference to – the “Mayday” frequency of 121.5 MHz, said Sarah Wolf, NBAA senior manager of security and facilitation.

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AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act

MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of AMA HQ turned out to be a recordsetter! The AMA crew has reported that some 300 quadcopter pilots inundated Muncie, Indiana, August 8-13 for the much-anticipated Riot-MultiGP International Open. The races were held at AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center and in addition to plenty of opportunities to simply fly for the fun of it, pilots competed at eleven tracks spread out across nearly 1,100 acres. Racers came from a

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U.S. DOT Announces $282.6 Million In Infrastructure Grants

Awarded To 67 Airports In 29 States

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao on Monday announced that the FAA will award $282.6 million in airport infrastructure grants to 67 airports in 29 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

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ANN’s ‘Best SportPlanes of 2017’ List Keeps Coming Together

Zenith, RANS and Tecnam Make The Cut: SportPlane Industry Feedback Continues to Be (Mostly) Positive!

As we noted several days ago, we thought it was going to be easier than this... but the resulting flurry of highly educational emails, calls and remarks have made this year’s selection of the best SportPlanes of 2017 a pretty intriguing pursuit -- and a much busier one than we expected. And again, due to extensive feedback, it's been a bit more interesting this year, than it has in the past... We'd previously established that aircraft produced by Progressive Aerodyne (the SeaRey series), The Airplane Factory (Sling 2 and 4), Kitfox (especially the new S7 Kitfox Speedster), Van's (the recently upgraded R

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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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Two Minutes Of Totality At Triple Tree

What's Better Than A Total Solar Eclipse? A Total Solar Eclipse With Airplanes!

Sometimes, life tosses you an opportunity that you just have to take. Such was the case when a good friend of mine in the RC community said he and his wife were heading up to Triple Tree Aerodrome near Woodruff, SC for the total solar eclipse on August 21, and my wife and I should join them. I'm thrilled we did.

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BRS Aerospace Appoints Fernando de Caralt As CEO

Promoted From Senior VO Of Engineering

Fernando de Caralt has been named Chief Executive Officer of BRS Aerospace, the world's leading designer and manufacturer of whole aircraft parachute systems. He was previously Senior Vice President of Engineering for the company, based in South St. Paul, MN.

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Zenith Holds Eclipse Event At Mexico, MO Factory

Cloudy Skies Obscured The Sun, But Aerial Views Captured By Pilot Roger Dubbert

The total solar eclipse that passed across America Monday was truly a sight to behold. And what better way to witness this historical event than to view it from the air?

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Bombardier Global 7000 Suffers Engine Failure During Test Flight

Plane Landed Safely At Wichita Eisenhower National Airport

One of the three test aircraft for Bombardier's Global 7000 program suffered an engine failure at 41,000 feet on August 15, but the crew was able to land the aircraft safely on one engine at Wichita's Eisenhower International Airport.

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Santa Monica Museum Of Flying Given A Five-Year Lease On Life

City Will Charge Just One Dollar Per Year To Lease Space At The Airport

While the City of Santa Monica is adamant that Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) needs to be closed as soon as possible, it has given a new five year lease to the Museum of Flying for just a dollar per year ... with an option for another five year extension.

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ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For the better part of a dozen years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.23.17)

“The City of Santa Monica is fully committed to doing its part to preserve and celebrate our rich aviation history.” Source: Mayor Pro Tem Gleam Davis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.23.17): Delay Assignment (DAS)

Delays are distributed to aircraft based on the traffic management program parameters. The delay assignment is calculated in 15−minute increments and appears as a table in Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.23.17)

American Association of Airport Executives The mission of the AAAE Operations, Safety, Planning and Emergency Management Committee is to provide member views, analyses, and comments used by AAAE staff in the development of AAAE positions and formal correspondence with federal agencies.

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Aero-TV: EDM At I/ITSEC 2016: Real-Time Defence Training Simulation

Commercial Off-The-Shelf Components Bring Down Costs
 
Flight simulator technology is on the forefront of combining disparate technologies into a single system to give a realistic experience to pilots operating the sims.

August 22, 2017

Airborne 08.22.17: Privatization $$$, A Hangar for Doc, Wingsuit Jet

Also: Next X-37B Mission, Aero-Calendar, Ryanair, Citation X, Aurora, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, A&P Designation

ATC Privatization will be even costlier than thought... The Congressional Budget Office has released a revised scoring of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), and the news is not good for supporters of the bill and its plan to separate ATC from the FAA. In the latest cost estimate released last week, the CBO says that the AIRR Act would increase the deficit by nearly $100 billion. That's $80 billion more than their previous estimate. According to the CBO, after taking into accou

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Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17: Flightwave, Robotic Skies, Sky Hopper Cargo Drone

Also: Kratos Mako, Dronecode's Meier, Virginia Tech, Edwards AFB, Department Of The Interior

A California-based startup company plans to introduce a new,  long-range, high-endurance, vertical take-off aircraft, designed and manufactured in the US. FlightWave Aerospace Systems says that the aircraft is designed to bring new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. FlightWave’s FlightWave Edge UAS, requires no nets, no catapults, and no cumbersome ground equipment, according to the company. The Edge’s quick, tool-free

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Barnstorming (Revisited): 'A Daisy A Day'

From 2011: Living Life, Flying High, Cherishing Memories

A Note From Jim Campbell, circa 08.22.17: Eight years have passed since the day Vicki's life ended. And yet my world still found a way to revolve, while I reluctantly lived my life and did my best to find all that was right and good and wonderful in my existence. I am amazed to be where I am... quite happy, incredibly fulfilled, living up to some great challenges, and very happily married... a concept that had I dared even consider it eight years ago, I'd not have believed it. Then again;

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Boeing Helena Site Expands To Support 777X Airplane Production

New 90,000 Square-Foot Facility To Begin Machining Parts For Boeing’s Newest Family Of Twin-Aisle Aircraft.

Boeing employees and community members have commemorated the 90,000 square-foot expansion of Boeing Helena to support 777X airplane production. Boeing Helena is set to install new machine tools to fabricate critical titanium parts for the 777X.

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Farewell To The Queen Of The Skies

GE's Original Flying Test Bed 747 Likely Headed To The Boneyard

The oldest Boeing 747 aircraft in active service may have taken her last flight. GE Aviation’s original B747 Flying Test Bed is heading into storage and flew what most likely was her final flight on January 25 at GE Aviation’s Flight Test Operation in Victorville, California.

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Ryanair Lodges Complaints With German And EU Competition Authorities

Objects To Carve-Up Of Air Berlin Assets

Ryanair has lodged competition complaints with the German Bundeskartellamt and the European Commission regarding the obvious conspiracy playing out in Germany between the German Government, Lufthansa and Air Berlin to carve up Air Berlin’s assets, while excluding major competitors and ignoring both EU competition and State Aid rules.

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Dronecode's Lorenz Meier Recognized By MIT

Named An Honoree Of MIT Technology Review's 2017 Innovators Under 35 List

The  MIT Technology Review has revealed its annual list of Innovators Under 35. The Dronecode project is honored to announce that Lorenz Meier, the creator of the PX4 project, has been recognized by Technology Review as a 2017 Inventor for his work.

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Kickstarter Campaign Underway For Hangar For Doc

Goal Is To Raise $100,000 Towards The Project

A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to raise money towards the construction of a new hangar for Doc, the recently-restored B-29 that appeared at AirVenture last month.

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Sunshield Layers Fully Integrated On NASA's JWST

Will Reduce Temperature Variances Between Hot And Cold Sides Of The Spacecraft

The five sunshield layers responsible for protecting the optics and instruments of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are now fully installed. Northrop Grumman Corporation, which designed the Webb telescope’s optics, spacecraft bus, and sunshield for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, integrated the final flight layers into the sunshield subsystem.

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Key USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter System Reaches Milestone

Radar Warning Receiver Completes Technical Readiness Level Demo

A critical component of Lockheed Martin’s Tactical Mission System for the U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the AN/APR-52 Radar Warning Receiver (RWR), recently achieved Technical Readiness Level (TRL) 6 assessment following a successful demonstration at the U.S. Air Force Integrated Demonstrations and Applications Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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Jobs Shifting In Torrance, CA Aerospace Sector

One Company Cutting 100 Jobs, But SpaceX May Add 200

An aerospace company in Torrance, CA has notified the state Employment Development Department that it plans to lay off 93 employees my mid 2018 as a manufacturing contract comes to an end, but SpaceX may come in to take up the slack and more.

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Petition For Change To A&P Designation Withdrawn

Petitioner Found That The Department Of Labor Had Dropped Its Classification System

The person who had started a petition on Change.org to have the Department of Labor reclassify aircraft mechanics as skilled labor has dropped the campaign after finding that the classification system is no longer is in effect.

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Flyht Supports Boeing For Tracking, Location, Data Recovery Solutions Testing

Flight Testing To Be Conducted On A FedEx B777

Flyht Aerospace Solutions will provide the Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) product and management platform (UpTime Cloud) to Boeing as part of their upcoming flight test program on a FedEx B777 aircraft. Flyht will participate in the portion of the ecoDemonstrator Program designed to collect data and produce test reports that are necessary to demonstrate Autonomous Distress Tracking and the Timely Recovery of Flight Data in order to drive industry standardization and requirements. Flyht's portion of the project was initiated in April 2017 and is expected to be complete in 2018.

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Airborne 08.21.17: CAF's Brown Resigns, EA700 Prototype, Heli Sales Report

Also: KSFO Night Landings, Kitfox S7 Speedster, USGS, Spirit Pilots, Kratos Mako, NASA Flight Suits, CAW Five

Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) effective August 17, 2017. Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport. Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Ro

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Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR

The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone races will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. "The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into the air races allows our fans to experience exciting drone technology up-close and personally,” Tony Logoteta, Director of Finance for the Reno Air Racing Association said. The inc

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Galileo Ground Control System Team Marks Major Milestone

Interlink Sites Between Centers Declared Approved For Use

Early in July the Inter-site links between the two Galileo Ground Control Centers in Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) and Fucino (Italy) were declared fully functional and approved for use by the Galileo Security Accreditation Board. This major milestone within the Galileo Ground Control System (GCS) project means that all the received satellite telemetry data and the Key Management devices that secure the communication channel between the satellites and the ground the Galileo Ground Control Operations can now be fully shared between the two centers.

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SEA Completes Cessna 421B Golden Eagle Garmin Avionics Installation

Includes GTN-750 And GNC-255A

Southeast Aerospace has recently completed a multifaceted Cessna 421B Garmin Avionics package installation. The Garmin Avionics package included the installation of a GTN-750 and GNC-255A for radio communication. The intercom system was wired for a four-passenger ICS.

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Universal Aviation UK Now IS-BAH Accredited

Determined To Meet Global Industry Best Practices For BizAv Ground Handlers

Universal Aviation UK, based at London-Stansted International Airport (EGSS) has passed an International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) audit and is now an official IS-BAH accredited location. Universal Aviation, the ground support division of Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc., has more than 40 locations in 20 countries.

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Honeywell Software Reduces Fuel Use For Two National Carriers

'Connected Aircraft' Implementation Resulting In Fuel Savings Of Up To Five Percent

Honeywell is helping reduce fuel use on 71 aircraft for two national carriers through its Connected Aircraft GoDirect Fuel Efficiency software. The technology now being deployed at Brussels Airlines and Air Serbia is part of Honeywell's GoDirect suite of more than 50 connected aircraft services. Honeywell's offering uses data analysis, reporting and monitoring tools to identify fuel-saving opportunities that make flying more cost-efficient and better for the environment.

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Atlantic Aviation Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Orion Jet Center

Expands Florida Presence Into Greater Miami

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation has announced that its Atlantic Aviation subsidiary has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of Orion Jet Center at Miami-Opa Locka Executive airport (OPF). The acquisition increases the Atlantic Aviation network of fixed base operations (FBO) to 71 locations throughout the US. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Orbit To Expand Multi-Purpose Airborne Satcom Terminal Development

Will Delivery Data Communications Via Satellite To A Variety Of Military Helicopters

Orbit Communications Systems intends to expand the development of its new Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) for airborne satcom to include helicopters. The company received an order for approximately $3 million from a global provider of defense products and services for the delivery of helicopter systems to a leading air force between 2018 and 2022.

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Ryanair Requests Two-Drink Limit For Passengers

Follows Investigation Showing Spike In Arrests Of Drunken Passengers

U.K. budget airline Ryanair has requested that airports in the U.K. limit passengers to two drinks prior to boarding, and not serving alcohol to passengers at all before 10 a.m.

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IBA Launches Freighter Advisory Practice

Will Service The Predicted Growth In The Sector

Independent aviation consultancy firm IBA has introduced a new Freighter Advisory practice within the Firm. This focused team is formed against a backdrop of a surge in freight volumes in the first half of 2017 and is headed by Moshe Haimovich – Head of Freighter Advisory.

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Two Promoted To Assistant Manager By FlightSafety International

Tom Montgomery Becomes Assistant Manager In Savannah, Mark Gris Promoted In Toronto

FlightSafety International announces that Tom Montgomery has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia. He joins Jamie Hopkins who also serves as Assistant Manager at the Center.

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ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.22.17)

“Our investment in Boeing Helena is a testament to our incredible, hard-working team members and their ability to deliver on our commitments to The Boeing Company.” Source: Kim Smith, Boeing vice president and general manager in Helena.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.22.17): Dead Reckoning

The navigation of an airplane solely by means of computations based on airspeed, course, heading, wind direction, and speed, groundspeed, and elapsed time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.22.17)

The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance.

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Airborne 08.22.17: Privatization $$$, A Hangar for Doc, Wingsuit Jet

Also: Next X-37B Mission, Aero-Calendar, Ryanair, Citation X, Aurora, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, A&P Designation

ATC Privatization will be even costlier than thought... The Congressional Budget Office has released a revised scoring of the 21st Century AIRR Act (H.R. 2997), and the news is not good for supporters of the bill and its plan to separate ATC from the FAA. In the latest cost estimate released last week, the CBO says that the AIRR Act would increase the deficit by nearly $100 billion. That's $80 billion more than their previous estimate. According to the CBO, after taking into account lost tax revenue and new or increased taxes and fees, the net outcome is an increase in the deficit of $98.5 billion. A crowdfunding campaign is underway on Kickstarter to rais

Airborne-Unmanned 08.22.17: Flightwave, Robotic Skies, Sky Hopper Cargo Drone

Also: Kratos Mako, Dronecode's Meier, Virginia Tech, Edwards AFB, Department Of The Interior
 
A California-based startup company plans to introduce a new,  long-range, high-endurance, vertical take-off aircraft, designed and manufactured in the US. FlightWave Aerospace Systems says that the aircraft is designed to bring new capabilities to customers who need a sustained aerial presence in high-wind, maritime, or terrestrial missions. FlightWave’s FlightWave Edge UAS, requires no nets, no catapults, and no cumbersome ground equipment, according to the company. The Edge’s quick, tool-free assembly, payload swapping, and click-to-fly touchscreen tablet controller mean users are flying, vertically or horizontally, in a few minutes. Robotic Sk

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August 21, 2017

Airborne 08.21.17: CAF's Brown Resigns, EA700 Prototype, Heli Sales Report

Also: KSFO Night Landings, Kitfox S7 Speedster, USGS, Spirit Pilots, Kratos Mako, NASA Flight Suits, CAW Five

Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) effective August 17, 2017. Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport. Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Ro

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Aero-TV: The RV-12iS Evolves - More Than An Engine Upgrade

Airplane Upgraded With 912iS Engine And More

Van's Aircraft has made several upgrades to its popular RV 12 model, starting forward of the firewall and continuing through much of the airplane. The most obvious of the changes is the installation of the Rotax 912iS engine. The new engine produces more torque which improves the climb rate and cruise. But Rian Johnson, Chief Engineer for Van's Aircraft, told ANN editor Tom Patton that the company has been listening to its customers for the past eight years, and put together a list of upgrades to make a better airplane.

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Klyde Morris 08.21.17

At Least You Guys Won't Have To Spend Any Tax Dollars On Special Eclipse Glasses ..

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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First U.S.-Built A320 Takes Flight

Flew From Mobile Aeroplex For Four-Hour Test Flight

The first Airbus A320 aircraft to be produced at the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, has flown for the first time. The A320 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley for a flight lasting approximately four hours, during which tests were performed on systems, engines and structural performance.

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Historic Citation X Receives FAA Approval At RAI Jets LLC

Aircraft Flown By Steve Fossett To Break San Diego-Charleston Speed Record

Kalamazoo, MI-based charter jet company RAI Jets LLC is proud to announce that the most recent addition to its fleet, a Cessna Citation X aircraft, has received FAA approval for charter flight on RAI’s flight certificate. FAA approval ensures that everything in RAI’s operations, maintenance and pilot training is up to standard and ready for charter passenger use.

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Signature Flight Announces New Program To Assist CAF

Will Offer Preferred Pricing On Fuel And Services To The Organization

Signature Flight Support issued a statement at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI whereby Signature will provide preferred pricing on fuel and services at all FBO locations to the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), the world’s largest flying museum comprised of over 165 historic warbirds.

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Airborne 08.18.17: NBAA v KSMO, Sully Attacked, DB Cooper Update

Also: New NASA Admin?, Anti-Aviation Hypocrites, Airberlin, Sky Hopper, Drone v Carrier, Jet Aviation, Airman Retires

The NBAA joined five other stakeholders to file a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the legality of a "settlement agreement” between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica. The highly unusual agreement, which was concluded last January with no public input and with disregard for numerous mandatory statutory requirements, would restrict and ultimately prohibit aviation access to Santa Monica Municipal Airport. “As this filing

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ALEA To Rebrand And Reorganize As APSA

Change Effective January 1, 2018

During the recently-completed ALEA Expo 2017, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) announced it would be changing its name to the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) effective January 1, 2018.

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NASA Signs Combined Data Services Agreement For Polar Satellite Program

Would Extend Through 2022 If All Options Are Exercised

NASA has procured combined data support services under an agreement with the Norwegian Space Center in Oslo, Norway, for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) program and various cooperative international missions. This action is supported under an international agreement between the United States and Norway.

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Mobilicom Releases SkyHopper ONE UAV Data Link For High End DIY Drones

Packages All Drone Communication Into A Single RF Channel

Mobilicom has announced the release of the SkyHopper ONE UAV data link – the second from the SkyHopper family of products. This advanced UAV communication system leverages SkyHopper PRO’s proven technology, and fulfills an unmet need in the DIY drone market. SkyHopper ONE makes it easy for professional DIY drone users to equip their drone with a robust communication link that is also highly secure and encrypted.

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Airbus Completes MetOp-C Platform/Payload Coupling

The Third And Final Satellite Of The First Generation Of MetOp Polar-Orbiting Meteorological Satellites

The payload module of MetOp-C, developed and built by Airbus in Germany, was delivered to Toulouse after it completed a series of tests at ESTEC, the technical center of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The satellite, weighing in at four tonnes, is now almost complete after successful coupling of its payload and service module.

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Stuart Jet Center Begins Construction Of New Hangars

Preparing For South Florida’s Peak Winter Season

Stuart Jet Center broke ground on two new hangars in preparation for a busy 2017 winter season. Both hangars will measure 25,000 square feet and will be able to accommodate aircraft up to a G-650 and Global Express.

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Tempus Applied Solutions To Acquire Ex-RAF Air-To-Air Refueling Aircraft

Transaction Consists Of Six Lockheed L-1011 Aircraft

Tempus Applied Solutions (TAS) has entered into a definitive purchase agreement for the acquisition of six Lockheed L-1011s formerly owned and operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the United Kingdom.  Four of these aircraft are specifically configured for air-to-air refueling (AAR) operations and the remaining two are configured for passenger and cargo operations only.

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NASA Awards Contract for Infrastructure, Applications, Communications

Maryland Company To Perform Work At Kennedy Space Center, Other Locations

NASA has awarded the Kennedy Infrastructure, Applications and Communication (KIAC) contract to ASRC Federal Data Solutions, LLC of Beltsville, Maryland.

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Australia's Chief Of Air Force Completes First Flight In The AIR 5428 PC-21

Aircraft Will Train All Future Pilots For The RAAF

In a recent ceremony that marked a significant milestone for the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System, Lockheed Martin celebrated the Chief of Air Force first flight of the in-service PC-21 aircraft.

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Duluth-Superior Aviation Sector Strong, State Says

Aviation Employment Has Grown 39 Percent Since 2007

A new report from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development shows that the aviation sector in the Duluth-Superior region has grown 39 percent since 2007.

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Airborne 08.21.17: CAF's Brown Resigns, EA700 Prototype, Heli Sales Report

Also: KSFO Night Landings, Kitfox S7 Speedster, USGS, Spirit Pilots, Kratos Mako, NASA Flight Suits, CAW Five

Stephan C. Brown has resigned from his post as president/CEO of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) effective August 17, 2017. Brown provided 10 years of dedicated service, leading the CAF through a transitional period and is responsible for significant accomplishments, including establishing the CAF headquarters in Dallas and initiating a campaign to construct an aviation attraction museum to be built at Dallas Executive Airport. Former CAF vice-president of safety, maintenance and operations, Robert Stenevik will serve as CAF president/CEO until a permanent president is identified. The ONE Aviation 'Canada' program, which ANN exclusively detailed last year for the first

Aero-TV: The RV-12iS Evolves - More Than An Engine Upgrade

Airplane Upgraded With 912iS Engine And More
 
Van's Aircraft has made several upgrades to its popular RV 12 model, starting forward of the firewall and continuing through much of the airplane.

August 18, 2017

Airborne 08.18.17: NBAA v KSMO, Sully Attacked, DB Cooper Update

Also: New NASA Admin?, Anti-Aviation Hypocrites, Airberlin, Sky Hopper, Drone v Carrier, Jet Aviation, Airman Retires

The NBAA joined five other stakeholders to file a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the legality of a "settlement agreement” between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica. The highly unusual agreement, which was concluded last January with no public input and with disregard for numerous mandatory statutory requirements, would restrict and ultimately prohibit aviation access to Santa Monica Municipal Airport. “As this filing

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Airborne 08.17.17: GA Sales Report, Google Lunar XPRIZE, ATC Privatization

Also: Gustave Whitehead, AirVenture Innovation Preview, Learjet 75, HondaJet, ALEA, Honeywell, F-5N

GAMA has published second quarter GA airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. "Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in C

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August 17, 2017

Airborne 08.17.17: GA Sales Report, Google Lunar XPRIZE, ATC Privatization

Also: Gustave Whitehead, AirVenture Innovation Preview, Learjet 75, HondaJet, ALEA, Honeywell, F-5N

GAMA has published second quarter GA airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. "Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in C

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AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act

MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of AMA HQ turned out to be a recordsetter! The AMA crew has reported that some 300 quadcopter pilots inundated Muncie, Indiana, August 8-13 for the much-anticipated Riot-MultiGP International Open. The races were held at AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center and in addition to plenty of opportunities to simply fly for the fun of it, pilots competed at eleven tracks spread out across nearly 1,100 acres. Racers came from a

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Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr

Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the

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August 16, 2017

Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr

Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the

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Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to

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August 15, 2017

Airborne 08.15.17: Lycoming AD, Reno Drone Racing!, Santa Monica NIMBYs

Also: Icon A5 Accident, Aero-Calendar, Land Remote Sensing, Storm Aviation, Frontier, World Helicopter Day, Hubble

The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for the connecting rods in certain models of Lycoming engines, and asked for comments on the AD (2017-16-11). The AD requires an inspection of connecting rods and replacement of affected connecting rod small end bushings. It was prompted by several reports of connecting rod failures resulting in uncontained engine failure and in-flight shutdowns (IFSDs). The FAA says it has received 5 reports of uncontained engine failures and IFSDs due to

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Airborne-Unmanned 08.15.17: Reno Drone Races, DoD CrackDown, Blue Angels v UAV?

Also: Kansas DOT-AirMap, CIRRUAS Drone Program, Daytona Beach PD UAS, Virginia UAS SAR

The Reno Air Racing Association has signed an agreement with the MultiGP Drone Racing League to host the National Drone Racing Championship during this year’s National Championship Air Races. The drone races will be held in the Air Races on-site drone zone. "The addition of MultiGP’s National Drone Racing Championship into the air races allows our fans to experience exciting drone technology up-close and personally,” Tony Logoteta, Director of Finance for the Reno Air Racing Association said. The inc

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August 09, 2017

It's ALIVE! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Now Available

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2017...

The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2017. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly inno

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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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