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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Test Flight Completed After F-35B Modifications

Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Calls Flight 'Eye-Watering'

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight at Utah's Hill AFB  June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

AeroSports Update: Wingfoot One Headed To AirVenture

Goodyear’s Brand New Wingfoot One Airship Makes Its EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Debut This Year.

If you think rigid airships are something from the past, it’s time to get a new picture of what a semi-rigid airship is all about. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest airship, Wingfoot One, will convince you that the rigid airship of the 21st century is a completely new animal.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

EASA Approves EFD1000H PFD For Bell And Bell/Agusta 206

Retrofit Avionics Allows Operators To Upgrade To Glass Panels

EASA has approved installation of Aspen Avionics' EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into Bell and Bell/Agusta 206 models under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 10053378.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Boeing, Embraer To Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Technology Tests

Environmental Flight Tests Expand Cooperation Between U.S., Brazilian Manufacturers

Boeing and Embraer have announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world's largest airplane manufacturers.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Vietnam Airlines Becomes World's Second A350 XWB Operator

First Of 14 Of The Airplanes The Carrier Has On Order Delivered

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse Monday. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and was scheduled to arrive in Hanoi Tuesday. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Airborne 06.30.15: Defending Santa Monica, Aspen ADS-B, NBAA v Privatization

Also: Spectra Reserves, Aero-Calendar, New Airman Standards, Spaceport America, Pointing Lasers, C-17 Training Network, Seaplane Sim

Supporters of the Santa Monica, California Airport have established an online campaign urging those concerned about a meeting between the City of Santa Monica and the FAA scheduled for July 8 to get involved by contacting members of the local Congressional delegation. The Santa Monica Airport Association has established a presence on the website One Click Politics with a form letter that will be sent automatically to the correct representative. It appears that Aspen Avionics is targeting the market of people who already have an avionics system they like but simply want to upgrade for ADS-B operation. Now, the Aspen ATX100 ADS-B transceiver interfaces with the Garmin GNS 430W and 530W series of GPS navigators. As it appears Congress is moving closer to proposing privat

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Aero-TV: ForeFlight Web - Web-Based Flight Planning From ForeFlight

Flight Planning Software Powerhouse Keeps Raising The Bar

Sun ‘n Fun 2015 gave ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, the opportunity to look at ForeFlight’s new product referred to as “ForeFlight Web.” Tom met with Ryan McBride, the lead product designer for ForeFlight. The short story of this new product is that you can simply plan a flight on your home computer, transfer the flight on to your iPad ForeFlight app, and have everything in place and ready to go when it’s time to fly.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

UAVs Force Firefighting Aircraft To Break Off Run

Forest Service Tells Public That UAVs Can Prevent Firefighters From Doing Their Job

A DC-10 carrying nearly 11,000 gallons of fire retardant was forced to break off its run near Big Bear Lake in California last Wednesday when the crew spotted what they described as a "hobby drone" flying at about 11,000 feet above sea level in the area. Two smaller planes also broke off their runs, and all were forced to jettison their loads before landing ... but not on the fire.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Airborne 07.01.15: Hexacopter Shooting, E Hampton Airport, Eclipse 'Special Edition'

Also: Airport Discrimination, Jeff Skiles, EAA Chapters, NBAA's Quiet Guidelines, United Consolidates, Dreamliner Display, Iraqi General F-16 Loss

Whether it’s federal regulations, civil law, or just to neighbors they can’t get along, small multirotor drones are providing lawyers a new way to make a few bucks. Eric Joe was visiting his parent's home and flew his Hexacopter low and slow over what he says was private property and a shared county access road. Joe's neighbor had his son blast the $1,500 aircraft out of the sky with a 12-gauge shotgun ... and admitted it to Joe. The neighbor said he thought it was a "CIA surveillance device." A U.S. District Judge in New York has delivered a win-win ... or some might say a lose-lose ... decision on helicopter restrictions at East Hampton Airport. The judge said that the town of East Hampton could not impose a "one-flight-per-week" limit on helicopter companies ferrying people from New York City to

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

FAA Issues SAFO For Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B

Cites Flyweight Issues Which Have The Potential To To Cause Engine Failures

The FAA has issued a SAFO (Safety Alert for Operators) for Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B engines following three documented engine failures caused by failed flyweight screws. These failures occurred during flight, resulting in forced landings. At the time of the failures, engine time since overhaul ranged from 2.5 hours to 671.6 hours.

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