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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Airborne 07.18.18: Blue Origin $$$, Electric U/L VTOL, Airborne ‘Aviatrix’

Also: Rotax Info Sessions, DeLand Opens New Admin Bldg, Aeronca Champ SAIB, BRS Founder To Speak

If you want to take a suborbital space tourism flight with Blue Origin, you can plan to pony up not less than $200,000, according to the company. Blue Origin executives said that they are planning manned test flights aboard New Shepard "soon", and tickets will be on sale beginning sometime in 2019. Two company employees speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed the ticket prices to Reuters. One said that the cost could rise as high as $300,000. Opener, Inc., has introduced BlackFly; which the company says is the world’s first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. BlackFly is a single-seat Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV). BlackFly is reportedly simple to master and requires no formal licensing (in the U.S.) Though BlackFly has full amphibious capabiliti

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

EAA Young Eagle Volunteers and Pilots to Receive First Bob Hoover Legacy Award

Inaugural Award Honors The Pilots Who Have Introduced Millions To The World of Flight

The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, the organization formed and sanctioned by Bob Hoover prior to his passing in October of 2016, has announced that its first-ever Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence will go to the volunteers and pilots who have flown more than 2 million EAA Young Eagles in 90 countries since the program’s launch in 1992. The Award is intended to shine a spotlight on those who are doing outstanding work to improve and expand aviation’s future. The criteria for the award states: “The Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence will be given annually by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation to an individual, organization, company, program, educational institution, or government entity that has advanced and improved the future of American aviation in a manner or manners consistent with the standards of technical excellence, safety, determination and generosity of spirit that defined Robert Anderson “Bob” Hoover.&rdq

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.17.18: Trans-Atlantic UAV!, Journalist Detained, Drone Reg.

Also: Drones Map Canadian City, 3DR Launches Thermal Imaging Solution, MQ-8C Milestone, MQ-9 Reaper Hack, Airventure 2018!

Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. local time a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on July 10th at 12:48 p.m. CDT. The flight covered 3,760 nautical mile flight in 24 hours 2 minutes. A journalist attempting to capture images above the Tham Laung cave system during the rescue of the soccer team that had been trapped for nearly two weeks was detained by authorities for flying a drone too close to a helicopter in the area. The incident occurred a w

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Boeing, VietJet Sign Agreement For 100 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement Includes 80 737 MAX 10s, Which Would Be Largest Commitment In Asia

Boeingand VietJet have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for an additional 100 737 MAX airplanes. The agreement, which includes 80 737 MAX 10s and 20 737 MAX 8s, is valued at more than $12.7 billion at current list prices.

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Embraer And Republic Airways Sign LoI For Up To 200 E175s

Contract Has A Value Of $9.3 Billion Based On Current List Prices

Embraer and Republic Airways have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a firm order of 100 E175, with the right to convert to E175-E2 aircraft, and purchase rights for an additional 100 E175 aircraft. If all purchase rights are exercised, the contract has a value of up to $9.3 billion based on current list prices. This order will be included in Embraer’s backlog as soon as it becomes firm, later this year.

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Diamond Aircraft DART-550 World Debut At Farnborough Airshow 2018

Military Trainer First Flew Two Months Ago

Just two months after its maiden flight on the 3rd of May, Diamond Aircraft’s new variant of the Diamond Aircraft DART series, the DART-550 made its public debut at Farnborough Airshow 2018.

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Details About ANN’s NEW Social Media Program (SMP) For Oshkosh 2018!

ANN Pushes Aviation Media Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2018 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET. 

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Fort Collins Mayor Joins The National FAA Drone Advisory Committee

Will Represent Interest Of Cities On The Panel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has selected Mayor Wade O. Troxell, Ph.D., of the City of Fort Collins, CO, to serve on the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) which convened Monday for the first time under its new two-year charter in Santa Clara, CA.

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Almost Jet Speed At Piston Prices

Ed Swearingen’s Mighty Missile

Ed Swearingen (1925-2014) designed fast airplanes, period, end of sentence. He designed the Metroliner and the SJ-30 jet, among others. His SJ30 jet, first demonstrated at the Paris Airshow in 1991 still holds speed records over three different courses. His design of the SX-300, a two passenger, retractable gear  rocket ship, powered by a Lycoming O-540 is one of the fastest prop-driven kit airplanes ever built in numbers, though there weren’t all that many built.

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

D-Day Squadron Fleet Soaring Into AirVenture

Eleven Aircraft Will Commemorate The Invasion Of Normandy During The Show

Representatives from the D-Day Squadron’s fleet of American C-47 and DC-3 aircraft are making their way to EAA’s AirVenture for the annual “World’s Greatest Aviation Festival.” Eleven aircraft that are part of the D-Day Squadron will join forces to wow audiences and commemorate the D-Day invasion of Normandy nearly 75 years ago. The group aims to honor the citizen soldiers who helped liberate Europe and end the War, and build support for their upcoming journey across the Atlantic to commemorate the invasion that changed the course of history.

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