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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Airborne 08.27.14: WATTsUp Flies!, ForeFlight Update, New Goodyear Blimp Debuts

Also: Air Show Industry Honors 3, Night OSH Airshow, 'New' Wright Flyer, NTSB Unhappy With UPS/Union, Sleepy Chinese Controllers

Pipistrel has flown its two-place electric trainer for the first time. The company developed the airplane, called the WATTsUp, in partnership with Siemens AG, which provided the electric main propulsion components. ForeFlight Mobile 6.3 is now in the App Store with two major new features: Track Log and Weight & Balance. Track Log is a cloud-enabled flight recorder that allows you to capture your flight track data, upload it to the cloud, export it to third party flight review and mapping applications, and share flight tracks with others. Track Log is built upon ForeFlight’s Sync system and makes track data available on all your mobile devices. The newest Goodyear blimp, Named Wingfoot One, is the first of a new generation of airships manufactured by Germany's ZLT Zeppelin Company and assembled by a team of Zep

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

SpaceX Postpones AsiaSat 6 Launch

Will Review Potential Failure Modes And Contingency Plans

SpaceX has decided to postpone the flight of AsiaSat 6 that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

FAA Issues SAIB For GPS, FMS Vertical Guidance

Pilots Must Still Use Primary Barometric Altimeter To Comply With ATC Clearances

The FAA has published a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) focusing on FMS and GPS equipment vertical guidance with no published vertical descent angle.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

AeroSports Update: Bearhawk Aircraft Owner Receives FAA Training LODA

Bearhawk Builder/Owner Has Received The First FAA Authorization For Commercial Transition Training In A Four-Place Bearhawk Amateur-Built Airplane.

Anyone may receive training in an experimental-amateur built airplane (E-AB) provided the airplane is not being commercially operated. However, the FAA training Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) allows a professional flight instructor to charge for the use of an E-AB in a transition training program.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

IATA Appoints Director Of Safety

Rodolfo 'Rudy' Quevedo To Assume The Post September 2

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the appointment of Rodolfo “Rudy” Quevedo as Director of Safety. On 2 September 2014 Quevedo will join IATA’s Safety and Flight Operations team and will be based in Montreal. He will be responsible for Cabin Safety, Safety Management Systems (SMS), and Global Aviation Data Management (GADM).

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Boeing To Manufacture New Docking System For ISS

Will Be Compatible With Any Spacecraft, Company Says

Boeing will begin manufacturing a new docking system for the International Space Station (ISS), having recently completed the critical design review for the NASA Docking System Block-1 (NDSB-1). In compliance with the International Docking System standard, NDSB-1 will be compatible with any space craft.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

NAHA Awards Honor Volunteers, Partners At 2014 Meeting

Observes 30th Anniversary Of National Heritage Areas

The National Aviation Heritage Alliance (NAHA) named architect Steve Brown as the winner of the Ivonette Wright Miller Award at its 2014 annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 26.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Three Fatally Injured In SAR Accident In Spain

Helicopter Rotors Touched A Mountainside During Rescue Attempt

Three members of a Spanish police force search and rescue (SAR) crew were fatally injured Sunday when the helicopter they were aboard went down during a rescue attempt.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News

As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at all of them, and can usually tell whether something merits publishing consideration within reading the first couple of paragraphs. Often, however, a new and innovative product can be overlooked because of the very words written to promote it, by the very people who created it.

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Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.28.14)

"The natural question is whether this is related to the test vehicle malfunction at our development facility in Texas last week. After a thorough review, we are confident that there is no direct link." Source: Statement by SpaceX founder Elon Musk on the postponement of a scheduled launch Wednesday of a Falcon 9 rocket.

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