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January 19, 2019

The FAA UAS Symposium 2019 Is Being Postponed

Partial Government Shutdown Gets The Blame

The FAA UAS Symposium 2019 scheduled to take place in February is being postponed due to the government shutdown, according to a media advisory released by AUVSI. The new conference dates will be announced after furloughed FAA employees return to work.

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Civic, Aviation Leaders Showcase Viability Of Alternative Jet Fuels In Live Demo

Van Nuys Airport Established As The First General Aviation Airport In The U.S. To Offer SAJF On A Trial Basis

A coalition of international business aviation organizations joined Los Angeles-area civic leaders Thursday to mark a milestone in the development and adoption of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) through Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability.

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NetJets, NJASAP Reach Industry-Leading Agreement

Collaborative Agreement Increases Pilot Compensation, Quality Of Life While Positioning Brand For Continued Growth

Private aviation company NetJets has reached an agreement with its pilot union, the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP), that gives all crewmembers the opportunity to earn additional compensation while enhancing quality of life on tour. NetJets elected to initiate mid-term bargaining to improve compensation for long-term and new hire pilots, leading to the development of a new program that expressly recognizes the exceptional efforts its pilots put forth on a daily basis.

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Mango Airlines To Install Split Scimitar Winglets On Boeing 737-800 NG Fleet

Work To Be Performed Next Month In South Africa

South Africa's Mango Airlines has ordered Split Scimitar Winglet technology for its Boeing Next Generation 737-800 fleet from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB). Mango Airlines plans to perform the first installation of the Split Scimitar Winglets in February at South African Airways Technical facility.

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Carrier Air Wing 7 Holds Change Of Command

Capt. William R. Reed Relieved Capt. John R. Bixby As Carrier Air Wing Commander

The “Freedom Fighters” of Carrier Air Wing Seven (CVW-7) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 10 onboard Naval Air Station Oceana. Capt. William R. Reed relieved Capt. John R. Bixby as Carrier Air Wing Commander (CAG).

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New King Air Cockpit Mod Available From MC2

Based Around The Universal EFI-890R Advanced Flight Display

Mid-Canada Mod Center has announced the completion of yet another company first. The subject aircraft is a King Air 350 that is used for business aviation purposes. Among the many benefits for the operator from this mod, the aircraft is now able to work comfortably into Northern Domestic Airspace.

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Heavy Snow Tips Citation Jet Onto Its Tail

Airplane Was Down For Maintenance At Truckee Tahoe Airport

When more than 16 inches of heavy snow dubbed "Sierra Cement" fell in Reno earlier this week, it left a Cessna Citation X aircraft parked on the ramp at Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) resting on its tail.

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ERAU Student-Pilot To Audition For ‘The Voice’

Aeronautics Senior Peter Codrington Will Travel To California In February For A Chance At Stardom

Aeronautics senior Peter Codrington is used to singing in front of a crowd — he has been performing the National Anthem to kick off Eagles basketball games all season — but next month, he is looking to entertain a much larger fan base, when he travels to California to audition for Season 17 of NBC’s “The Voice.”

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ANN FAQ: What Does The Airborne Partnership Initiative Mean For Your Business

Get Your Breaking News Out To The Industry

A partnership between ANN and others in the aviation/aerospace industry offers more exposure, a greatly lessened strain on individual resources, and the pivotal advantage of starting out with what is already a solid, professional award- winning platform…which is Airborne Unlimited.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.19.19)

“This is a tremendous opportunity in my life. I have worked extremely hard on my voice to make it distinctive … (and) I never thought that I would be given this chance.” Source: ERAU Daytona Beach Senior Peter Codrington, who will be auditioning for Season 17 of "The Voice".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.19.19): Non-Restrictive Routing (NRR)

Portions of a proposed route of flight where a user can flight plan the most advantageous flight path with no requirement to make reference to ground−based NAVAIDs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.19.19)

HeliOffshore

HeliOffshore is the global, safety-focused association for the offshore helicopter industry.

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January 18, 2019

Airborne 01.16.19: ATC Gets Pizza, SpaceX LayOffs, AirVenture '19 AirShow

Also: Plane-Power Six-Phase A/C Alternators, NATCA Sues, AirFlair Winner, Lion Air Flight 610 CVR

Canadian air traffic controllers are doing what they can to help out their U.S. counterparts on Long Island as the American controllers work without pay during the partial government shutdown. Atlantic Canada controllers ordered up several pizzas and had them delivered to the control center on Long Island where Controllers have been working without pay since December 22 due to the partial shutdown. There are currently about 14,000 controllers in the U.S. working without pay, according to NAT

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Klyde Morris 01.18.19

C'mon, Klyde. April Fools Is Still A Couple Of Months Away

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Boeing HorizonX Invests in Isotropic Systems

Will Expand Satellite Communications Capabilities

Boeing has made an investment in Isotropic Systems Ltd., a London-based startup pioneering next-generation solutions to better connect people and enterprises around the globe.

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Air Force Pitch Day Makes $40 Million Available For Start-Ups, Small Businesses

Part Of The USAF's Larger Rapid Contracting Effort

The Air Force is calling for submissions from start-ups and small businesses as it seeks to rapidly invest up to $40 million at Air Force Pitch Day as part of a larger rapid contracting effort.

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Small Unmanned Aerial System Used During Barricade Incident In Los Angeles

Used The Aircraft To Locate A Suspect Hiding In A Second Floor Apartment

The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) for the first time, during a barricade incident involving a robbery suspect.

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Aerocor, Apex Aviation To Provide Free Aircraft Pick Up And Delivery

Allows Maintainer To Evaluate Aircraft During Ferry Flights

Aerocor has partnered with Henderson NV-based part 145 repair station Apex Aviation to provide free aircraft pickup & delivery for its Eclipse 500 maintenance customers.

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Insurance Company Denies Homeowner Claims After Helo Accident

Says Pilot's Medical Certificate Had Been Revoked

The company that insured helicopter pilot Henry "Hank" Schwartz has denied claims from homeowners in the Bristol Commons condominiums in Williamsburg, VA whose homes were damaged or destroyed when Schwartz' aircraft went down in the complex.

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Gone West: IBAC ICAO Liaison Michael W. Hohm

Played A Key Role As The Business Aviation Industry Representative On The Air Navigation Commission

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) joins the business aviation community, family, and friends in mourning the loss of their colleague, Michael W. Hohm.

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Canadian Filmmaker Says New Drone Regulations Will Close His Business

Aircraft That Will Be Permitted To Fly Over Cities Will Be Too Expensive, He Says

A film maker in Canada says that country's new drone regulations set to go into effect June 1 will cost him his business. Alan Auld owns Imagine Films based in Thunder Bay. He says that the new drone regulations recently announced by the Canadian Government will make it very expensive to do aerial work in that city, grounding operations like his.

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Both Satellites For Year-Opening Ariane 5 Launch Are Now In French Guiana

GSAT-31 One Of Two Satellites To be Launched February 5

Building on Arianespace’s operational success in 2018, payload preparations for the company’s first flight in the new year are moving ahead with this week’s delivery of the mission’s second satellite, GSAT-31, to French Guiana – joining the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1), which arrived earlier in January.

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JSSI Welcomes Francisco Zozaya As New Latin America President

Will Also Serve As Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, has appointed business aviation veteran Francisco Zozaya to the new role of president of JSSI Latin America. Zozaya will also serve as senior vice president, business development & strategy for JSSI corporate.

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Airbus Wins DARPA Blackjack Program Contract

Will Develop Small Constellation Satellite Bus For The LEO Constellation

Airbus Defence and Space Inc. has been awarded a contract from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a satellite bus in support of the Blackjack program.

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Aero Club Of Atlanta Cancels January Event

Speaker From The FAA Unable To Attend Due To Partial Government Shutdown

Due to problems that have resulted from the current government shut down, the Atlanta Aero Club will, unfortunately, have to cancel the January 24th luncheon.

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Travis AFB, Army Transport Black Hawks To Alaska

Four Helos Rode North Aboard A C-5M Super Galaxy

Among members of the Air Force, there’s a tendency to be interested in aircraft. More than just aircraft, though, aircraft in aircraft is the type of idea that has the potential to harken back to the science fiction imaginings of many early childhoods. But true to form, science fiction in the military scarcely stays fiction for long.

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Airborne 01.18.19: Pipistrel Adventurer, Airlander 10, Iridium NEXT

Also: Canadian Filmmaker Opposed to New Regs, EMAS Technology, BRS Aerospace, VSE Aviation Acquires 1st Choice

One hundred years ago, in 1919, saw the first successful flight from England to Australia. The Great Air Race (GAR) for 2019 presents a unique and major opportunity to commemorate the centenary of that historic event. Capitalizing on a concept initially proposed by a well–known Australian aviator and adventurer Dick Smith AC, the 2019 Centenary Great Air Race will be targeting innovative, new aviation technologies with the lowest environmental impact. This concept will push the boundaries of current aviation technology, and the resources and the expertise that is required to design and fly such an aircraft on this 18,000 nautical mile adventure. Several Pipistrel

January 17, 2019

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver

DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. Using a 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Ful

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AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver
 
DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. Using a 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution. UVify has unveiled its IFO swarm lightshow drone at CES in Las Vegas. After reviewing the existing lightshow swarm drones currently available, UVify decided t

January 16, 2019

Airborne 01.16.19: ATC Gets Pizza, SpaceX LayOffs, AirVenture '19 AirShow

Also: Plane-Power Six-Phase A/C Alternators, NATCA Sues, AirFlair Winner, Lion Air Flight 610 CVR

Canadian air traffic controllers are doing what they can to help out their U.S. counterparts on Long Island as the American controllers work without pay during the partial government shutdown. Atlantic Canada controllers ordered up several pizzas and had them delivered to the control center on Long Island where Controllers have been working without pay since December 22 due to the partial shutdown. There are currently about 14,000 controllers in the U.S. working without pay, according t

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Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville?

Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Clevel

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January 15, 2019

Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville?

Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Clevel

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Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduc

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January 14, 2019

Airborne 01.11.19: Bell Nexus!, EAA Aviation Museum, Skydiving Stats

Also: Marlboro MA Airport Sold, Pakistani Airline, Canada’s Aviation Hall Of Fame, Duncan Aviation’s ADS-B STCs

Bell Helicopter revealed the configuration and full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi vehicle today during CES 2019. The air taxi, named Bell Nexus, is powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system and features Bell’s signature powered lift concept incorporating six tilting ducted fans that are designed to safely and efficiently redefine air travel. The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh has been selected as one of the 20 Best Aviation Museums Around the World,

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May 07, 2018

Edic Horizon International Flight Academy Signs For Two Bell 429s

Flight Training Facility Expands Services To Include Twin Engine Aircraft

Bell Helicopter has announced a signature from Edic Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide flight training to a variety of international students.

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May 04, 2018

Jet Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific

Transaction Valued At $250 Million

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at $250 million.

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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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