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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

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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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Lockheed Martin-Built SBIRS Satellite Successfully Transmitting Images

The GEO Flight 3 Satellite Will Provide A Wider Area Of Coverage For The U.S. Air Force's Space Based Infrared System

From its final orbit location 22,000 miles above the equator, the third Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) satellite recently sent its first images back down to Earth, a milestone known as "first light." 

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Airborne 03.27.17: Continental Motors ‘Overhaul’, Amazon Rotor, SpaceX Drone Ship

Also: Boom Supersonic, Boeing 747-8, Boeing Grant, IKE's 300,000th, Rocket Lab, Duncan Aviation, Xplorer Mini

Continental Motors seems to have a lot of faith in the future of aviation... enough so to invest tens of millions of dollars in a new plant, and millions more on the latest new manufacturing technologies. The company has just announced their intention to build a new factory and corporate office in Mobile, AL, and ‘invest globally’ in the future of GA. In the first step of a 3-year global investment plan to take its manufacturing, customer service and engineering infrastructure to the next level, they will build a new, state of the art manufacturing facility and corporate office located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, replacing the company’s current 11 building footprints with a single, state-of-the-art facility designed for lean manufacturing and office systems. The latest innovation to come out of Amazon's Prime Air Delivery program is a single

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Airborne 03.24.17: GA v Privatization, FAA UAS $$$, Mexico Fines

Also: NASA Authorization, Av-Associations, Essential Air Services, Kite String, Rotax @SnF, Car v Plane, FAA Forecast

With the need to authorize the FAA before September 30 of this year, a host of GA leaders have joined together to send letters to House and Senate transportation leaders underscoring their, “real and long-standing concerns” regarding a concept being pushed by some big airlines regarding ATC. Specifically, the organizations cited concerns over a proposal promoted by some big airlines for the creation of “a new governance and funding model for our nation's aviation system, based on systems in other parts of the world. In a memo dated March 7, 2017, the FAA asks its Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) - Task Group 3 to explore ways to increase funding for the integration of UAVs into the National Airspace. "The FAA would welcome consideration of a broad array of options,

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Boeing, Travis Partner For KC-46A Testing

Flights Part Of Military And FAA Certification Program

A Boeing KC-46A Pegasus team conducted testing at Travis Air Force Base from March 7-10, 2017.

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Pilatus: PC-12 NG Is The Best-Selling Turboprop Business Aircraft In 2016

Company Delivered 91 Of The Aircraft Worldwide Last Year

With 91 aircraft delivered to customers around the world in 2016, the PC-12 NG outpaced sales of all other individual models of turbine-powered business aircraft, according to the company. In mid-2017, Pilatus will deliver the 1,500th PC-12.

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Venezuela Accepts FAA STC For MTV-27 Prop On Certain Aircraft

Installation Approved For M7 Aerospace SA226/SA227

MT-Propeller has received the a Letter of Acceptance from the government of Venezuela validating FAA STC SA03893AT for the installation of its 5-bladed scimitar composite propeller (MTV-27-1-E-C-F-R(G)/CFRL250-103) on the M7 Aerospace Models SA226/SA227.

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Missouri Governor Plans To Sell One Of Two Airplanes

State House Of Representatives Considering Sale Of 1999 Beech King Air C90

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens (R) is planning to divest the state of one of its two fixed-wing aircraft. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the proposed sale of the 1999 Beechcraft King Air C90 is contained in the current budget proposal under consideration in the State House of Representatives.

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Jeppesen To Optimize Planning For More Than 5,000 Avianca Crew Members

Advanced Optimization And Data Analytics Capabilities To Help Airline Operate More Efficiently, With Increased Planning Flexibility

Jeppesen has agreed to a new four-year year service agreement with Avianca, the flagship airline of Colombia. Jeppesen will provide Crew Pairing and Crew Rostering services to optimize crew planning operations for the airline’s 5,000-plus crew members based in Colombia, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica, Honduras, Ecuador and Guatemala.

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017

DARPA Reports Progress In 'Gremlins' Program

Testing Ability To Recover Unmanned Aerial Vehicles On The Fly

DARPA recently completed Phase 1 of its Gremlins program, which envisions volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs)—or “gremlins”—that could be launched and later retrieved in mid-air. Taking the program to its next stage, the Agency has now awarded Phase 2 contracts to two teams, one led by Dynetics, Inc. (Huntsville, Ala.) and the other by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (San Diego, CA).

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