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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Airborne 02.24.17: RV-10 Suit Dismissed, 2016 GA Sales, Red Tail Legacy

Also: Falcon 9 Landing, TFR Busts, Denton Airshow, QF-16, Treasure Coast, 'Fly Safe' Campaign, Juno Mission

When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for a considerable amount of money and that the law firm pressing the action was being VERY public about it, many feared the worst. Two years later, though, the lawsuit against the company has been dismissed. The news is pretty much all bad, and some of it is really bad. GAMA Chairman and Piper boss Simon Caldecott, announced at the GAMA  “Annual Industry Review” press conference, that airplane shipments globally fell 3.9%, from 2,331 units in 2015 to 2,241 units in 2016. Airplane billings declined 14.1%, from $24.1 billion to $20.7 billion. Worldwide rotorcraft shipments fell 16.9%, from 1,036 units in 2015 to 861 units in 2016. The rotorcraft billings declined from $4.7 billion in 2015 to $3.6 billion in 2

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

No Verification Of Any Collision Between A Drone And A Manned Aircraft Despite Numerous Reports

The FAA has released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called “drones". The latest data cover February through September 2016.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships

Goal Is To Advance U.S. Commercial Space Capabilities

NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Cessna Citation Latitude Redefines Market Standard

Claims Title Of 'Best-Selling Business Jet', According To Textron

Textron Aviation says that the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets since entering the market in August 2015, and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other aircraft in its category.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

ESA Building Orion Service Module For First Astronaut Mission

Mission Set For Launch In 2021

A European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018, and now work has started on a second mission, this time to carry astronauts.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Japan's ATLA Extends 5-Year H225 PBL Contract With Airbus Helicopters

Japan's Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) Has Signed For 'HCare Infinite' For Its H225 Fleet

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Goodyear Reveals Plans For Arrival Of Next Generation Blimp In 2017

Upgrades At Carson Base To Include New Inflatable Hangar

Plans have been revealed for major facilities upgrades at Goodyear's Airship Operations base in Carson, renewing its commitment to the Goodyear Blimp's presence in the Los Angeles area.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Leonardo To Provide AESA Radar For French Tactical Drone System

System Has Been Flown On Over 10 Different Aircraft Types

After an international competition, Leonardo has been selected by Safran Electronics & Defense to provide the PicoSAR AESA (E-Scan) radar for its Patroller UAV. The radars will be used by the French Forces, which selected the Patroller in April 2016. The multi-million Euro contract will see Leonardo provide a number of radars and spares, which will be used for long-range, over-land surveillance missions.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Unlimited Partnership Initiative

New Products And Programs From The Leader In Aviation News Online

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

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Sat, Feb 25, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.25.17)

"The first awards showed us how much the commercial space sector is ready to collaborate with us on developing capabilities that align with their business plans and meet NASA's strategic goals." Source: Steve Jurczyk, NASA associate administrator for STMD.

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