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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Airborne 04.17.15: DC Gyroplane Fallout, ICAS Airshow Update, Message To Space

Also: Blue Origin, Flying Cucumber?, BBJ Combi, NetJets Partners w/Ohio State, ExIm Helo Deal, Long-Range Navy UAS

Obviously, the stunt pulled by Douglas Hughes of Ruskin, Florida on Wednesday afternoon of landing his small autogyro on the capitol building lawn did not receive a kind welcome. It appears his attempt to deliver a message protesting campaign financing is lost in the media hype regarding the lack of security in the sky over Washington. Unfortunately, his choice of a protest vehicle also delivers an incredibly bad impression of those of us who enjoy responsible recreational aviation. Airshows are exciting and it can be fun to plan a day trip to a place where one is occurring. Now, The International Council of Airshows, known as ICAS, which is a trade association representing the airshow industry, has posted its 2015 air shows calendar in a new format. Just enter ICAS in your web search engine

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Airborne 04.20.15: Mooney Delivers, FAA Wants $$$, New EXP Engines, ANN @Lakeland!

Also: BD-22L Accident, CRS-6 First Stage Landing, Gogo/NetJets, Air Canada, Cessna Citation M2, GAMA Hails UK
 
The Mooney International production line seems to be rolling smoothly as they delivered three new M20TN Acclaims to their owners last week. The deliveries were made at Mooney’s Kerrville, Texas, facility. The new Acclaims will be based out of Louisiana, Florida, and New York. These Acclaims follow the delivery of the first B Registered Acclaim delivered last December to Henan, China. When the subject of NextGen was brought up during a Senate Commerce Committee meeting last week, FAA administrator Michael Huerta’s response could be summed up in 4 words. Those 4 words are… show me the money! FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told the Committee that one of the primary concerns about the implementation of NextGen is the lack of stable funding against a "very challenging fiscal backdrop." Aero Sport Power has introduced their new 2

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Orders For A330 Top 1,500

Over 100 Customers Have Signed Deals For The Widebody Aircraft

Airbus’ successful widebody A330 Family has passed the major milestone of winning over 1,500 firm orders from over 100 customers. Total sales to date (1,501) include a recent order for four A330-200 Freighters from Turkish Airlines and 25 A330-900neo from Air Lease Corporation.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Embraer, Compass Airlines Extend Pool Program For New E-Jets Operated For AA

Will Include 20 New E175 Aircraft Flying For American Eagle

Embraer and Compass Airlines recently extended their ten year Flight Hour Pool Program agreement for the Compass E-Jet fleet. The Flight Hour Pool Program currently serves 42 aircraft for Compass and will include Pool component support for the carrier’s fleet of 20 new E175 jets to be operated for American Airlines under the American Eagle brand.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

AF Announces KC-46A Candidate Bases

Four Are Under Consideration For The New Tanker's Home

Air Force officials announced April 14 that Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Seymour-Johnson AFB, North Carolina; Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts; and Grissom ARB, Indiana are candidate bases for the first Air Force Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus location.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Air Côte d’Ivoire Orders Two More Bombardier Q400 NextGen Aircraft

Converts Options To Firm Orders

Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national airline of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire has converted options on two Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm order. Air Côte d’Ivoire’s two options were acquired under a contract announced on December 18, 2013 that also included a firm order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft. Air Côte d’Ivoire took delivery of its first two aircraft in 2014, in a dual-class configuration.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Allied Aviation, IAMAW Reach A New Collective Agreement

Labor Minister Leitch Congratulates Both Parties

Allied Aviation Service Company of Newfoundland, ULC has reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Transportation District 140.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

F-35C Conducts First Detachment Visit At NAS Lemoore

On Static Display At The Future Basing Site For The Aircraft

Sailors and members of the community had the opportunity to observe an F-35C Lightning II aircraft static display at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California, April 14.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

Four To Be Inducted Into California Aviation Hall of Fame

Iris Cummings Critchell, Fitz Fulton, Bob Gilliland, And Burt Rutan To Be Honored

The Santa Monica based Museum of Flying will host the induction into the California Aviation Hall of Fame of Iris Cummings Critchell, Lt. Col Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton, Robert J. "Bob" Gilliland, and Burt Rutan on Saturday, April 25, 2015.  The Museum of Flying has confirmed the attendance of Iris Cummings Critchell, Robert J. "Bob" Gilliland, and Burt Rutan.

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Mon, Apr 20, 2015

AeroSports Update: Bristell Introduces G3X Touch Glass Cockpit

The Bristell Airplanes, Already Noted For Their High-End Amenities, Offers The Garmin G3X As An Option

Bristell announced that it’s Bristell LSA and Bristell TDO aircraft are now available with Garmin’s G3X Touch integrated glass cockpit. Garmin’s large 10.6” touch screens provide flight, navigation, communication and situational awareness information in an easy to use package.

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