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Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

 

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Airborne 05.23.16: Si2 Lands in Dayton, BellHeli Relocation, Santa Monica Update

Also: Rockwell Collins, RC Antonov AN-225, Safety Culture In Alaska, Sonic 'Thump', Drone Reg. Data, Aiming For Mars, Hawaiian Pilots

The Solar Impulse-2 crew alerted ANN, early Saturday morning, that it’s next step in their trek around the world was about to depart Tulsa, Oklahoma, and head for Dayton, Ohio. They departed Tulsa at 4:22am local time and, after a successful flight, landed at Dayton International Airport 16 ½ hours later. Si2 spent a week at the Tulsa International Airport until a clear weather window allowed them to continue their flights across the United States. The selection of Dayton, which was the home of Orville and Wilbur Wright, seems most apropos. Bell Helicopter has announced plans to relocate several programs in order to optimize manufacturing capabilities across multiple Bell Helicopter facilities. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly in

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Tue, May 24, 2016

It's On! EAA/ANN Announce 2016 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Drew Nearly 100,000 Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’

E-I-C Note: Our partner, the Experimental Aircraft Association, released the news (we promised them first dibs...) about this year's AIP a few hours ago and now its time for us to chime in. We're tremendously exicted to work with EAA again... on this and some other truly exciting programs to be announced shortly -- stay tuned! We’re onto something… Something huge. On the heels of a truly astounding result for the 2+ hour debut of the 2015 AirVenture Innovation Preview last year, as well as nearly a decade of coverage of the AEA New Product Introductions and the recently concluded Sun ‘n Fun Innovation Preview, ANN is already hard at work on the next edition of our Airborne Innovation Preview programming for this year’s amazing EAA/AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI., now set for July 25-31, 2016.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

FAA Deems B-29 Doc Airworthy

First Flight Imminent, Restoration Team Says

The FAA has deemed the B-29 known as Doc airworthy by officially presenting the restoration crew with an FAA airworthiness certificate.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Boeing, Vietjet Finalize Vietnam’s Largest Ever Commercial Airplane Purchase

Order includes 100 737 MAX 200s

VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company and Boeing have finalized an order for 100 737 MAX 200 airplanes, the largest ever single commercial airplane purchase in Vietnam aviation. His Excellency Mr. Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, and U.S. President Barack Obama, witnessed the historic agreement.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Cessna Citation Longitude Achieves Wing And Fuselage Mate Milestone

Program On Schedule For First Flight This Summer

Cessna Aircraft Company announced at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) that it has successfully completed the wing and fuselage mate of the first Cessna Citation Longitude just six months after revealing the new aircraft. This is a significant milestone in the production of this aircraft, which is on track for first flight this summer and entry into service in 2017.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Flexjet Is 'Previously Undisclosed Buyer' Of 20 Challenger 350 Aircraft

Has Ordered A Total Of 40 Challenger 350 Aircraft To Date

Bombardier has confirmed that Flexjet, LLC is the previously undisclosed customer that purchased 20 Challenger 350 jets. Bombardier and Flexjet, LLC celebrated the news with a special ceremony at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

AeroSports Update: NKET Audits Sonex B-Models And Xenos

Evaluation By The FAA Assures A Quick Build Kit Can Be Certified As Amateur Built

Sonex Aircraft has been hosting the FAA's National Kit Evaluation Team (NKET) as they audit the new Sonex and Waiex B-Model kits, and the new Xenos Motorglider Quick Build Kits.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

India Conducts Successful First Flight Of Mini-Shuttle

Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) Flown Monday

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully flight tested India’s first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.  

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Canada Proposed Changes To Seaplane Regulations

Transport Minister Says Revised Regs Respond To TSB Safety Recommendations

The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has proposed changes to the Canadian Aviation Regulations to enhance the safety of seaplane operations. The proposed regulations respond to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s recommendations following the 2009 seaplane accident in Lyall Harbour, British Columbia and the 2012 accident in Lillabelle Lake, Ontario.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

U.S. Rep. McSally Wins Fight For Female Vets

WASP Legislation Becomes Rep. McSally’s Second Bill To Be Signed Into Law

U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation, the Women Airforce Service Pilots Arlington Inurnment Restoration (WASP AIR) Act, was signed into law Friday by President Obama. The bill signing caps off a 20-week fight led by Rep. McSally to restore the eligibility of women World War II pilots at Arlington National Cemetery.

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