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Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.27.15

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Airborne 04.27.15: EAA/Sonex, Ryanair v Biofuel, Sportys' 172Lite

Also: Super Sabre@Oshkosh!!!, A380's 10th, All About That Space, UAV Problem In Japan, Siemens Electric Aero-Propulsion, New Caravan Interiors

The Gathering of Eagles is an event held at AirVenture that brings together all areas of the general aviation community to raise funds for EAA’s youth education programs. At EAA AirVenture last year, a Mystery box was auctioned off. Now that box will be heading to Georgia to benefit an education program for young people, thanks to the combined efforts of EAA, Sonex Aircraft, and longtime aviator Ron Alexander. The CEO of budget carrier Ryanair said that the use of biofuels by airlines is a "PR stunt." It’s reported that, Michael O'Leary said that "the idea that you grow food with great cost and turn it into fuel is just nuts." He said that the idea that the world is has "passed peak point with oil has proven to be wrong." Since joining the flight

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Classic Aero-TV: Lockheed Flight Services -- Improving Safety for the NAS

Gearing Up To Meet Tomorrow's FSS/Pilot Requirements

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell speaks with Jim Derr, the director of aviation services for the Lockheed Martin company. This is the division of Lockheed Martin that provides pilots with flight service station services. Most pilots are familiar with the typical flight service station briefing obtained over the telephone, but Derr says that the AFSS system is now moving to provide some types of information over the Internet.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Pilot Flight School Invests In A New Diamond Aircraft Fleet

One Of Europe's Largest Flight Schools Has Capacity For 400 ATP Students

Scandinavian Aircraft, the new Diamond Aircraft distributor in Norway, has signed a contract for seven new Diamond DA40 NGs with Pilot Flight School.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Air New Zealand Selects PurePower Engines For A320neo Aircraft

Deliveries Of Engines For 13 Aircraft To Begin In 2017

Air New Zealand has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 13 firm A320neo family aircraft. The agreement also provides fleet management support services for up to 16 years. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2017 and continue through 2019.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Kings Avionics Now Featuring Bundled Jeppesen Navigation Data And Chart Services

Jeppesen Navdata And Charting Information Part Of New Bundled Data Offering

Jeppesen and Kings Avionics now offer Jeppesen’s industry-leading NavData and charting information in bundled hardware and data service options for general aviation pilots. Kings Avionics offers multiple avionics system options from leading manufacturers, including Aspen Avionics, Avidyne and Garmin, among others.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

AeroSports Update: EAA & Sonex Help Young Georgia Aviators

A Kit Aircraft Is To Be Donated For An Educational Program At Historic Candler Field

The “Mystery Box” from last year’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be heading to Georgia to benefit an education program for young people, thanks to the combined efforts of EAA, Sonex Aircraft, and longtime aviator Ron Alexander.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Klyde Morris (04.27.15)

Klyde Speaks Up For Gyro Pilots Everywhere...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com  

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Draken International Is Now Offering Next Generation L-39 Upgrades

Result Of Exclusive Partnership With Aero Vodochody And Williams International

In an exclusive partnership with Aero Vodochody and Williams International, Draken International is now offering next generation upgrades on L-39 aircraft in the Americas. Based in Lakeland, FL, Draken International is a leading provider of tactical flight support as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

CAE An Early Adopter Of Industry Standards To Help Prevent LOC In-Flight

Qualification Of The World's First Simulators Equipped With Advanced UPRT Instructor Station

CAE announced today at the World Aviation Training Conference and Tradeshow (WATS) that it has reinforced its leadership role in pilot training and aviation safety through early adoption of industry standards to help prevent Loss of Control In Flight (LOC-I), the primary cause of aircraft fatalities worldwide.

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Mon, Apr 27, 2015

Airborne 04.24.15: DA62 Cert, Flt Design's C4, Sporty Transitions, 1st Flt Fight

Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling

The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wednesday, the "Sun" portion of "Sun 'n Fun" was kind of scarce on Thursday, but off-and-on rainshowers, and even the occasional thunderstorm, didn't stop people from enjoying the show. Aspen announced the pricing for its Angle of Attack software at the show on Thursday, and ANN's Jim Campbell got a chance to fly with the company's new A-O-A indicator ... which will cost just under two-thousand dollars. That story will be coming up on Aero-TV soon. After a successful first flight on April 9th, Flight Design is set to expand its C4 flight test program. At a news conference at Sun 'n Fun, Matthias Betch, Managing Director of Flight Design, said that EASA's rules for early flight testing are somewhat different than the FAA's. A

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