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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Airlander 10 Impacts Terrain During Second Test Flight

Company Describes The Incident As A 'Heavy Landing'

The supersized hybrid airship Airlander 10 has suffered a mishap on its second test flight, according to the company.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Airborne 08.23.16: Santa Monica Fights On, ISS Readies, ICAO Flight Plans

Also: ANN Is Hiring!, Aero-Calendar, UAV v Helo, AIA Briefs Clinton, First LM-100J, Teamsters, Smalltrack

A resolution has been considered by the Santa Monica City Council would make it a policy of the city to close the airport to aviation uses "as soon as legally permitted", with a goal of ending aviation operations there by 2018. The resolution is a complex document that reviews the past history of the airport and the original purpose of the land upon which the airport resides. It refers to an original commitment to the FAA to maintain the airport in operation for 30 years as a result of federal money infused into the airport. According to the City Council math, that commitment to support the airport ends in 2018. Last Friday, space station Expedition 48 Commander, Jeff Williams, and, Flight Engineer Kate Rubins, concluded their 6-hour spacewalk to install the first of two intern

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Aero-TV: The New Rotax ‘Big/Bad!’ - The Long-Awaited Rotax 915iS

The Target Of The Rotax 915is Is Easy Maintenance And Low Operating Cost…

The Rotax 912 series of engines has had a long and productive relationship with the light sport aircraft industry and airplane homebuilders. Everyone knows that Rotax is working on a new engine, it’s called the 915iS, and we’re anxiously waiting to find out what it has to offer. ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the opportunity at EAA AirVenture 2016 to talk with Marc Becker, the Aircraft Business Manager for Rotax.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

FAA Extends Authorization For Long Island North Shore Helicopter Route

Adds Four Years Of Use To The Controversial Corridor

The FAA has extended the life of the controversial north shore helicopter corridor by four years, according to a final rule posted in the Federal Register.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Connecticut Lawmakers Urge Navy To Keep Marine One Work In The State

Delegation Says Navy Should Suspend Plans To Move Work While Talks Ongoing

In a letter sent Monday to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Chris Murphy (D-CT), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3) and Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) called on the Navy to suspend any possible plans to shift maintenance of the Marine One Presidential helicopter fleet from Stratford, Connecticut to a Navy facility in Florida.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Cessna Citation Longitude Moves Closer To First Flight

Initial Ground Engine Tests, One Of The Final Pre-Flight Milestones, Completed

Initial ground engine tests on the Citation Longitude’s Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines have been completed, paving the way for first flight of the prototype aircraft in the coming weeks. The tests verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Norfolk International Airport Closes Crosswind Runway

FAA Determines It No Longer Meets Safety Standards

The crosswind runway at Norfolk International Airport has been closed indefinitely as talks about the runway continue with the FAA.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

AeroSports Update: Pilots With Disabilities Can Fly

Aviation Is At Its Best When Everybody Works Together For A Good Cause, And Here’s An Example

Sometimes the things we do in aviation literally sparkle in the sunlight. Here’s a story about an EAA chapter, a group of people that care about enabling those that are disabled, and a kit-built manufacturer working together to bring the joy of flight to those with disabilities.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

U.S. Army Makes Advanced Helicopter Engine Design Selection

Advanced Turbine Engine Company Chosen For The Improved Turbine Engine Program

The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

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Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Southwest Airlines Pilots To Picket At Love Field Airport Terminal

Protesting Four Years Without A Contract

Southwest Airlines pilots are planning an informational picket on Wednesday at Dallas Love Field Airport outside ticketing, baggage claim, entry points.

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