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November 19, 2018

Airborne 11.16.18: GAMA 3Q/18 Report, Virgin Orbit, Lawyers v Drones

Also: Hugh Oldham Retirement, UFO Sightings, Pilots Question 737 MAX Training, Air Combat Command

GAMA has published its 2018 third quarter aircraft shipments and billings report. The overall delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft increased in the first nine months compared to the same time period in 2017, but with some mixed performance within the types. Total billings compared to the same period in 2017 decreased. “This is one of those few times since the great recession that we have seen all segments up in shipment numbers,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. Virgin Orbit has completed

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AMA Drone Report 11.15.18: Hover 2!, Tello EDU Drone, ULC Attack

Also: UAS Waiver Report, Japan Document Delivery, Fluidity's FT Aviator, Lithium Metal Ion Batteries

Zero Zero Robotics has released early details for their new 4K capable Hover 2, that follows in the footsteps of their pivotal Hover platform released two years ago. Hover 2 introduces an entirely new drone experience with innovations like Optical Radar and cutting-edge A.I. enable obstacle avoidance and tracking features. The company is raising money for development and production of the aircraft on Kickstarter. You may select between 4 preset shots with AutoFrame, allowing Hover 2 to fly into position,

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Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform

European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields. Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software. The Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fiber structu

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Aero-TV: The Energy Is Phenomenal - Continental Motors and The Unmanned Segment

Continental Motors Bullish On The Unmanned/Autonomous Segment

There are opportunities to be explored in the arena of unmanned/autonomous aviation, but Continental Motors remains committed to its "tried and true" piston products, according to company president and CEO Rhett Ross. Speaking to Aero-News Editor-in-Chief Jim Campbell at AirVenture in July, Ross said the company has some experience in the unmanned segment.

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AirVenture Arrival Procedure Changes Recommended To FAA

Designed To Create Better Staging And Safety Margins For Incoming Aircraft

A number of significant changes to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh arrival procedures are being recommended by EAA to the FAA to create better staging and safety margins for incoming aircraft to Oshkosh. These recommendations are based on the annual review of air traffic operations and from feedback by pilots using the 2018 procedures.

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GE’s Original Flying Testbed Touches Down At Its New Home

Will Be Displayed At The Pima Air & Space Museum

GE Aviation’s original Boeing 747 Flying Testbed aircraft made its final flight today from the Flight Test Operation in Victorville, California to the Pima Air & Space Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The donated aircraft will join more than 350 historical aircraft at the museum that is one of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world.

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Pilot Reports Losing consciousness Prior To Helicopter Accident

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Hard Landing In Hawaii

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from a hard landing incident in Hawaii that seriously injured a Robinson R44 commercial pilot and two passengers last month.

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Flight Design Salutes Handiflight

Circumnavigation Attempt Began November 18

A daring adventure by physically challenged pilots to fly around the world is underway. Flight Design CEO Lars Joerges announced that the German company is a contributing sponsor to the undertaking. The flight will be conducted using a CTLS aircraft.

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Klyde Morris (11.19.18)

Klyde Learns the Finer Points of Evading Responsibility...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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The Trig Aerobatic Team Has Landed - Ultimate Warbird Flights Take Off

Team Trades Pitts Biplanes For Historic, High-Performance WWII Aircraft

After five years of display flying, Trig Aerobatic Team pilots Richard Grace and Dave Puleston have finally landed their bright yellow Pitts aircraft for the last time. This marks an exciting change in direction - both pilots remain committed to working with Trig Avionics and promoting their products under a new venture - Ultimate Warbird Flights.

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Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

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

E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with near

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NASA Brings First Mars Landing In Six Years To Viewers November 26

InSight Lander Scheduled To Touch Down Mid-Afternoon November 26

NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet at approximately 3 p.m. EST Nov. 26, and viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.

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Hyundai Motor Partners with Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Startup 'Top Flight'

Will Accelerate Commercial Application And Deployment Of UAVs Across Various Sectors And Markets

Hyundai Motor Company has announced a strategic partnership with Top Flight Technologies as part of its broader effort to cement leadership in future mobility solutions.

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Bayer Names Finalists In Second Annual Alka-Rocket Challenge

Five University Teams To Compete On December 12 For $30,000

Universities across the United States have spent months designing and constructing their Alka-Rocket in hopes of becoming a finalist in the Bayer Alka-Rocket challenge. For five university teams their dreams have now become a reality as they will compete at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex for a chance to win $30,000 and be the new Guinness World Records title holder for the Highest launch of an Alka-Rocket.

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SaudiGulf Airlines To Add Ten A320neo Family Aircraft

Will Join Fleet Of Six A320 Airliners Already In Service With The Carrier

Al-Qahtani Aviation, owner of SaudiGulf Airlines, has signed an agreement to purchase ten A320neo family aircraft. The commitment was announced at the Bahrain International Airshow.

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Honeywell Named A Reseller Of Inmarsat's GX Aviation Broadband Solutions

Customers To Benefit From Honeywell's Expanded Focus On Software, Services And Advanced Analytics

Honeywell Aerospace is entering the airlines cabin services market as a value-added reseller for Inmarsat's GX Aviation in-flight broadband service, a move that will better deliver the full breadth of Honeywell's Connected Aircraft offerings to customers around the globe. Honeywell will remain the exclusive provider of the company's JetWave hardware and GoDirect software and services, allowing complete, nose-to-tail solutions that integrate passenger and aircraft data.

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BelugaXL Arrives At Airbus’ Bremen Site For The First Time

Will Perform Loading And Unloading Tests As Part Of The Aircraft's Certification Process

The No. 1 aircraft in Airbus’ new-generation airlifter fleet brought a big smile to the company’s Bremen industrial facility. Touching down in Germany for the first time on 14 November, the BelugaXL will remain at this major Airbus site while performing loading and unloading tests as part of the airlifter’s validation and certification process.

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Lunar Outpost Unveils Lunar Resource Prospector

First Moon Mission Will Be Announced Sometime Next Year

Lunar Outpost announced their Lunar Prospector designed to map the Moon's natural resources. The first Prospector was demonstrated driving and drilling in Lunar regolith simulant at the Colorado School of Mines' new lunar testbed facility in the Earth Mechanics Institute overseen by the Center for Space Resources. This event marks the first commercial Lunar Prospector publicly tested in the United States.

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QF-16 Delivered To Hurricane-Ravaged Tyndall AFB

Official Says It Marks A Milestone In The Return To Normal Operations

The recent delivery of a QF-16 from Boeing to the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron marks an important milestone on the road to recovery for Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. “The arrival of this QF-16 brings us one step closer to resuming operations,” said Col. Steven Boatright, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group commander. “It is vital to the warfighter that we resume operations when it is deemed safe to do so.”

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Deloitte Launches New Drone Offering

Focus Is On Government, Health Care, Energy And Insurance Clients

How does a company or government entity decide to use a drone? Is the drone solving the intended problem? What risks do drones present to an organization? Today, at the Unmanned Security Expo, Deloitte launched its new drone offering, Deloitte US Global Drone Solutions, to help clients answer those questions and determine whether to adopt, accelerate, or protect against the use of drones.

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Garmin Announces New 2019 Aviation Training Events

Covers A Range Of Garmin Avionics Products

Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes are available for the G3X Touch, GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and the GWX aviation weather radar.

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S7 Airlines Embraer E170 Flight Simulator Receives EASA Qualification

FTD Built For The Carrier By FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that the Embraer E-170 aircraft simulator it built for S7 Airlines of Russia has received EASA qualification. This European Aviation Safety Agency qualification includes Issue 2 upset prevention and recovery training capability.

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NASA: Human Exploration Of Mars Decades In The Future

SpaceX Feels It May Be Able To Get There Much Sooner

Call it the difference between government and private sector thinking. NASA officials say it will be at least 25 years before humans will be able to land on Mars. But SpaceX says they may at least have the technology available next year.

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Air France Passengers Stranded Three Days In Siberia

Two Planes Developed Problems Leading To The Extended 'Layover'

An Air France Boeing 777 carrying passengers for Paris to Shanghai, China made an unscheduled landing in Irkutsk, Russia, leading to a three-day "layover" in Siberia for the travelers last week.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.19.18)

Aero Linx: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Cole Palen founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1958 with a handful of airplanes and a dream.  He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft.  The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to continue  Cole’s legacy.  Our mission is preserving, restoring and flying the aircraft of the Pioneer, WWI, and Golden Ages of Aviation. We entertain and educate by preserving over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting.  Our static display Museum

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.19.18): National Flight Data Center

National Flight Data Center A facility in Washington D.C., established by FAA to operate a central aeronautical information service for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical data in support of the activities of government, industry, and the aviation community. The information is published in the National Flight Data Digest.

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ANN FAQ: Contributing To Aero-TV

How To Get A Story On Aero-TV News/Feature Programming

How do I submit a story idea or lead to Aero-TV? If you would like to submit a story idea or lead, please contact Jim Campbell via the link below. Please include the following information when submitting a story idea or lead: who the intended subject is, a general story outline of said subject, important dates or deadlines for the story lead, and any appropriate contact information for both yourself and related subjects.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.19.18)

“In 2018, weather systems during the three days prior to AirVenture’s opening day kept many pilots from making their final inbound flights to Oshkosh until the weather cleared on Sunday afternoon, July 22. That brought a huge wave of inbound flights to Oshkosh in a short six-hour period that afternoon. While the controllers and ground personnel did yeomen’s work to park 3,000 aircraft within a six-hour period, there are ways to do it better. Added to that, water-saturated ground areas at Oshkosh after landing made arrivals more complex, as did mass arrival groups and a large number of aircraft that had extended holds. All of those factors were considered in the draft recommendations to FAA.” Source: Sean Elliott, EA

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Aero-TV: 'The Energy Is Phenomenal' - Continental Motors Looks At The Unmanned Segment

Continental Motors Bullish On The Unmanned/Autonomous Segment
 
There are opportunities to be explored in the arena of unmanned/autonomous aviation, but Continental Motors remains committed to its "tried and true" piston products, according to company president and CEO Rhett Ross.

November 18, 2018

The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates National STEM Day

Awards Grants To Power STEM Initiatives In Puerto Rico

The JetBlue Foundation has awarded $135,000 in grants to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs in Puerto Rico to aid in long-term post-hurricane recovery. Grants of varying amounts were provided to organizations that are investing in the island’s future and placing aviation and STEM top-of-mind as career choices for students.

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Canada’s Airports Welcome Engagement With New Federal Advisory Council

Focus Is On Jobs And The Visitor Economy

The Canadian Airports Council have welcomed the announcement of an Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy to assist Minister of Tourism and Official Languages Melanie Joly in the development of a tourism strategy by next summer. As a major air transport stakeholder, Canada’s airports look forward to meeting with the council to bring high-level awareness to the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s airports and industry partners.

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Super-Earth Orbiting Barnard's Star

Red Dots Campaign Uncovers Compelling Evidence Of Exoplanet Around Closest Single Star To Sun

The nearest single star to the Sun hosts an exoplanet at least 3.2 times as massive as Earth — a so-called super-Earth. One of the largest observing campaigns to date using data from a world-wide array of telescopes, including ESO’s planet-hunting HARPS instrument, have revealed this frozen, dimly lit world. The newly discovered planet is the second-closest known exoplanet to the Earth. Barnard’s star is the fastest moving star in the night sky.

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Prototype Of A 'Flying Taxi Of The Future' Assembled At NUST MISIS

Russian Aircraft Has Passed 'Several Tests'

A prototype of the "aircraft of the future" has been assembled at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) MISIS KINETICA High Complexity Prototyping Center in Pakistan at the request of the Russian company Bartini. The "air taxi" has already successfully passed several tests, Bartini says, and the company plans to complete development and present the air taxi on the commercial market by 2020.

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American Airlines Flight Attendants Commemorate 25th Strike Anniversary

Holding A Nationwide Informational Picketing Event

American Airlines flight attendants, represented by the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) are sounding the alarms today (Sunday) by informational picketing systemwide on a historic date commemorating the Flight Attendant Strike of 1993, a strike which effectively shut down the carrier’s operation 25 years ago.

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Cosmic Collisions: SOFIA Unravels The Mysterious Formation Of Star Clusters

Researchers Studied The Distribution And Motion Of Ionized Carbon Around A Molecular Cloud Where Stars Can Form

The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have had dozens or even hundreds of stellar siblings – a star cluster – but these early companions are now scattered throughout our Milky Way galaxy. Although the remnants of this particular creation event have long since dispersed, the process of star birth continues today within our galaxy and beyond.

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DAC International Adds Thommen Avlight X Aviation Flashlight To Line

Targeted To BizAv, Special Mission And Commercial Air Transport Customers

Thommen Aircraft Equipment is pleased to announce that its new AVLight X Multipurpose Aviation Flashlight is now available for sales from DAC International, one of Thommen’s official premium resellers.

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First Lawsuit Filed In Connection With Lion Air Flight 610

Florida-Based Law Firm Announces Suit On Behalf Of Family Of Accident Victim

Attorney Curtis Miner, a partner at Coral-Gables, Florida-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson and lead counsel for the plaintiff, today announced the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of one of the passengers on Lion Air Flight 610 against The Boeing Company, the manufacturer of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that crashed 13 minutes after takeoff on October 29, 2018.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.18)

Aero Linx: The Aero Club of PA The Aero Club of PA was organized in December, 1909 in Philadelphia for the purpose of “educating the public on matters of aeronautics”. Our goal remains intact as we organize aviation-related seminars, presentations and field-trips, sponsor an annual Wright Brothers dinner and award aviation scholarships at our annual scholarship dinner.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.18): Mode C Intruder Alert

Mode C Intruder Alert A function of certain air traffic control automated systems designed to alert radar controllers to existing or pending situations between a tracked target (known IFR or VFR aircraft) and an untracked target (unknown IFR or VFR aircraft) that requires immediate attention/action.

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ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.18.18)

“Tourism is a major economic driver for Canada, a $97.4 billion industry that employs some 1.8 million Canadians, with about 194,000 direct jobs at Canada’s airports. These are not only in Canada’s biggest cities but also in regional economic centres and small communities throughout the country. Tourism does help every part of the country, urban and rural, and it does supports middle class jobs that cannot be easily replaced. Many of these are in air transport and given the important role of air transport to the success of our tourism sector, an effective tourism strategy must consider the government role in addressing issues and opportunities identified by Canada’s airports and our partners in the air travel supply chain.”

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November 17, 2018

Space Foundation Signs Space Commerce Project Agreement

Will Present A Series Of Nationwide Workshops To Bring Minority Business Leaders Into The Space Commerce Community

The Space Foundation has signed an agreement for a grant from the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to present a series of nationwide workshops with the goal of bringing minority business leaders into the greater space commerce community.

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Gen. Goldfein Meets With Ukrainian Air Force Chief

'Russian Aggression' Top Issue For Discussion

In the latest example of the strong ties between the U.S. and Ukraine, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein held high-level discussions with his Ukrainian counterpart, Col-Gen. Sergii Drozdov, at the Pentagon, Nov. 8.

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Plane Down In The Atlantic Ocean Near Myrtle Beach

Pilot Assisted By Good Samaritan, Hospitalized Due To Injuries

A Gulfstream 690C Turbo Commander went down in the Atlantic Ocean while on approach to Myrtle Beach International Airport Monday, causing a brief interruption in airport operations.

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Government Of Canada Investing In Safety At Five Manitoba Airports

Each Will Receive Grants For Runway Maintenance Equipment

Canadians, tourists and businesses benefit from safe and well-maintained airports. From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, or getting goods to market, we rely on our local airports to support and sustain vibrant communities. These airports also provide essential air services including community resupply, air ambulance, search and rescue and forest fire response.

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Airbus To Deliver New Zealand’s First HEMS-Configured H145s

Will Be Operated On The South Island As Flagship Aircraft

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry.

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NASA's CERTAIN Program Uses NextNav's 3D Geolocation Technology (MBS)

NextNav's 3D Location Service (MBS) Brings Accurate 3D Geolocation, Navigation And Timing To GPS-Challenged Areas

NextNav has announced that its Metropolitan Beacon System (MBS) service has been accepted for use by NASA. The agency will use NextNav's MBS network as part of its CERTAIN (City Environment for Range Testing of Autonomous Integrated Navigation) facilities at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA.

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Leonardo Awarded Contract For 22 New AW169Ms By Italy's Guardia Di Finanza

Helicopters In Dedicated Configuration With Support And Training Package Valued At $315 Million

Leonardo has inked a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at $315 million, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional $112.6 million. Deliveries are expected to start in summer 2019 and to be completed by 2024.

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DAC International To Rep Becker Avionics

Appointed As Distributor Of TCAS II Compatible And Global ADS-B Compliant Mode S Transponders

Longtime avionics solutions provider, Becker, is expanding their market reach by appointing DAC International as a distributor of the Becker BXT family of Mode S transponders, addressing the need for affordable ADS-B solutions on business and commercial type aircraft. The DAC International BXT Mode S offering is complete turnkey installation, certification, a cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B OUT for the upcoming U.S. January 1, 2020 mandate as well as meeting all global ADS-B standards.

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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 (11.17.18)

"This partnership between the Space Foundation and MBDA brings together two powerful organizations at the right place and right time to create this bold opportunity for the future.” Source: Thomas Dorame, the Space Foundation’s Vice President for Washington Strategic Operations and Program Manager for the Space Commerce Partners Program.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.17.18): Airfoil

Any surface, such as a wing, propeller, rudder, or even a trim tab, which provides aerodynamic force when it interacts with a moving stream of air.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.17.18)

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA)

The Combat Helicopter Pilots Association (CHPA) was incorporated as a Non-Profit, 501 (c) 19 veterans organization in Washington, D.C. on 7 Jan 2005.

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November 16, 2018

Aero-TV: Bombardier at NBAA 2018 – David Coleal Builds On String of Successes

Bombardier Confirms Delivery Schedule For Global 7500

Bombardier recently confirmed the delivery schedule of its Global 7500 aircraft with the first delivery planned in 2021. NetJets’ original order for Global 7500 jets was among Bombardier's largest business aircraft orders in its history, which also included Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft as well as Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft. NetJets has also exercised options for five Challenger 350 aircraft and a Global 6000 aircraft to join the fleet of more than 120 Challenger and Global jets in service, as deliveries for the originally firm-ordered platforms are ne

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Klyde Morris 11.16.18

Strangely Enough, I'll Probably Sell, Klyde. Ask For Royalties

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Introducing Hover 2 - The 4K Drone That Flies Itself

Easily Capture Cinematic Clips, Powered By Unprecedented A.I.

From the makers of the award winning Hover Camera Passport, Hover is excited to unveil the next generation of autonomous drones, the Hover 2, reinvented with groundbreaking A.I. technology.

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AF Instructor Pilot Fatally Injured In T-38 Accident

Second Instructor Pilot On Board Treated And Released

A T-38C Talon assigned to Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, went down on base at approximately 7:40 p.m. local time Tuesday, resulting in the fatal injury of one of the two instructor pilots on board.

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NGC Set To Launch 10th Cargo Delivery Mission To ISS For NASA

Launch From Wallops Island Planned For Friday

Northrop Grumman Corporation says it is set to launch the company’s Antares rocket carrying its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for NASA. Pending completion of final vehicle testing and acceptable local weather conditions, the launch will take place November 16 with lift-off scheduled for 4:23 a.m. EST from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia, at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

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Airborne 11.14.18: Waco Classic Sold, Ryanair Jet Impound, Global SuperTanker

Also: EAA Honors Five, Flt School Converts C172s To Jet-A, FAA Medical Audit, Sporty's Video

Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired Waco Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located Battle Creek, MI, on November 9, 2018. The acquisition includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek, MI. Waco Aircraft Corporation earned international recognition for manufacturing and producing classic biplanes of the based on the design from the 1920’s and 30’s. In addition to the basic model of the three-

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PWC Delivers First PW127G Engines For Canadian Fixed-Wing SAR Operations

Will Be Installed On Specially Configured C295 Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Canada recently started delivering PW127G engines to Airbus Defence and Space in support of Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement Project. The engines will be installed on specially configured Airbus C295 aircraft, which will be designated the CC-295 in Canada. The Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) is scheduled to receive the first of 16 CC-295 aircraft by the end of 2019. The DND intends to replace its existing search and rescue (SAR) fixed-wing aircraft with the CC-295.

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AviSight, Inc. Recognized By ABS To Use Drones

Will Support Class Surveys For Offshore Rigs

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has awarded AviSight certification to support survey-related inspections on all types of rigs using drones.  AviSight is now certified as an ABS Recognized External Specialist in Remote Inspection Techniques.

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Arkia Israeli Airlines Takes Delivery Of World’s First A321LR

Can Fly Routes Up To 4,000 Nautical Miles

Tel Aviv based ARKIA Israeli Airlines which is majority owned by Jordache Enterprises, has taken delivery of its first A321LR becoming the launch operator of the world’s most flexible and capable large single aisle aircraft ever.

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Guardian Flight Strengthens Its Air Medical Outreach In Alaska, Hawaii, Utah

Adds Dedicated Fixed-Wing Aircraft To Fleet In Multiple Locations

Guardian Flight has recently strengthened the reach and focus of its air medical transport footprints in Alaska, Hawaii, and Utah with additional dedicated and medically equipped fixed-wing aircraft. Guardian Flight Alaska added a Super King Air B200 at Deadhorse Airport to serve the North Slope oil industry and Native Alaska communities including Prudhoe Bay, Utqiagvik and Kuparuk.

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The Government Of Canada Donates Surplus Coast Guard Helicopters

Aircraft Going To Educational Institutions Across Canada

The Government of Canada is supporting the development of well-trained, skilled personnel to serve the aerospace industry of the future, by donating surplus Coast Guard assets to educational institutions across Canada. These donations are helping to support aircraft maintenance training in Canada, providing practical and hands-on experience to students. 

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Thales Alenia Space, French Aerospace Research Center ONERA Sign Agreement

Will Cooperate On Space Activities

Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales and Leonardo and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research center, have signed an agreement to cooperate on space activities.

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Airbus Displays Latest Member Of Aircraft Family In Turkey

First Time For A220 In Turkey After Joining The Airbus Family

An airBaltic A220, the latest member of Airbus’ commercial aircraft family, landed at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport on Monday, November 12. It represents the first visit to Turkey by an A220 Family aircraft since becoming part of the Airbus portfolio in July 2018.

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

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PRODUCT: Certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 airplanes.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-23-09

PRODUCT: All Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes.

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Airborne 11.16.18: GAMA 3Q/18 Report, Virgin Orbit, Lawyers v Drones

Also: Hugh Oldham Retirement, UFO Sightings, Pilots Question 737 MAX Training, Air Combat Command 
 
GAMA has published its 2018 third quarter aircraft shipments and billings report. The overall delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft increased in the first nine months compared to the same time period in 2017, but with some mixed performance within the types. Total billings compared to the same period in 2017 decreased. “This is one of those few times since the great recession that we have seen all segments up in shipment numbers,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. Virgin Orbit has completed its first high-speed taxi test with a LauncherOne rocket installed under the wing of "Cosmic Girl", the company's modified Boeing 747. Ri

November 15, 2018

AMA Drone Report 11.15.18: Hover 2!, Tello EDU Drone, ULC Attack

Also: UAS Waiver Report, Japan Document Delivery, Fluidity's FT Aviator, Lithium Metal Ion Batteries

Zero Zero Robotics has released early details for their new 4K capable Hover 2, that follows in the footsteps of their pivotal Hover platform released two years ago. Hover 2 introduces an entirely new drone experience with innovations like Optical Radar and cutting-edge A.I. enable obstacle avoidance and tracking features. The company is raising money for development and production of the aircraft on Kickstarter. You may select between 4 preset shots with AutoFrame, allowing Hover 2 to fly into position,

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November 14, 2018

Airborne 11.14.18: Waco Classic Sold, Ryanair Jet Impound, Global SuperTanker

Also: EAA Honors Five, Flt School Converts C172s To Jet-A, FAA Medical Audit, Sporty's Video

Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired Waco Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located Battle Creek, MI, on November 9, 2018. The acquisition includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek, MI. Waco Aircraft Corporation earned international recognition for manufacturing and producing classic biplanes of the based on the design from the 1920’s and 30’s. In addition to the basic model of the three-

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Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel

The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Aircraft program and a massive litany of mis-steps, is no longer the CEO of the foundering aircraft concern. Icon is wrapping up the matter with as much positive spin as they can, though the company admits that Hawkins has resigned as CEO, and will reportedly stay on in "an undefined role" while President and COO Thomas Wiener will lead the company in the interim. Hawkins has been leading the company since its inception, and guide

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November 13, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform

European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields. Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software. The Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fiber structu

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November 12, 2018

Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel

The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Aircraft program and a massive litany of mis-steps, is no longer the CEO of the foundering aircraft concern. Icon is wrapping up the matter with as much positive spin as they can, though the company admits that Hawkins has resigned as CEO, and will reportedly stay on in "an undefined role" while President and COO Thomas Wiener will lead the company in the interim. Hawkins has been leading the company since its inception, and guide

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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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December 31, 2017

Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract To Provide Emirates’ 777X Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic Engine-Driven Pump And AC Motor Pump From Parker Aerospace Chosen As Supplier-Furnished Equipment For Emirates’ New 777X Fleet

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced a pump call-out agreement with Emirates for its 777X aircraft. Emirates is the launch customer of the new Boeing aircraft with an order book of 150 777X, one of the single largest aircraft orders by value in the history of US commercial aviation. Parker will provide the hydraulic engine-driven pump and AC motor pump on the fleet of 777X wide-body airplanes.

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December 29, 2017

Flight Inspection (FI) Market Worth $5.57 Billion By 2022

Growth Forecast To Be 4.31 Percent During The Period

According to the new research report, now available on ASDReports, "Flight Inspection (FI) Market by Solution (System, & Services), End User (Commercial Airports, Defense Airports), Services Type (Commissioning, Routine, Special Inspection), System Type (Fixed, Mobile, Ground-based) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The Flight Inspection (FI) market is projected to grow from an estimated $4.51 billion in 2017 to $5.57 billion by 2022, at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.31% during the forecast period.

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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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