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August 23, 2011

Sukhoi Stealth T-50 Hiccups At MAKS

Issue With Right Engine Blamed For Aborted Takeoff

A demonstration of Russia's new T-50 stealth fighter was aborted due to a technical problem at an airshow Sunday. Two of the planes on hand for the show had been flying without issues over the previous four days of the show.

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The Polycon Airborne Wireless Intercom Extension Certified For C-130

Cuts The Chord On Communications Between Air And Ground Crews

Becker Avionics, partner with Axnes Aviation AS for sales and marketing, as well as product support services for the Polycon Wireless Intercom Extension System for North and South America, now offers the Polycon Aircraft Wireless Intercom System (AWIS) solution for the Lockheed-Martin C-130 and other airlift and tanker aircraft.

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First Flight: TAI T129 Helicopter

Prototype Attack/Tactical Recon Helo From Turkish Aerospace

The T129 "P6" prototype helicopter successfully completed its first flight Monday, according to a news release from Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI). The first flight was conducted by TAI's test pilots at TAI's facilities in Akinci (Ankara), Turkey.

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Pentagon, FAA To Introduce UAS In Commercial Airspace

Test Sites For 'Sense And Avoid' To Be Chosen Next Year

The Pentagon and the FAA have announced that the U.S. will create between four and ten regions in domestic airspace where testing of unmanned aircraft systems will be conducted to evaluate new "sense and avoid" technology. The areas will enable testing in heavily-traveled commercial airspace, and site selection will reportedly begin next year.

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F35 JSF Cleared For Return To Flight Testing

Air Force Lifts Two-Week Grounding Following Power Issue

The U.S. Air Force has cleared the F35 JSF to return to flight testing following a two-week standdown. The program had been suspended following a problem that cropped up in a power system in one of the test airplanes stationed at Edwards Air Force Base.

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