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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Airborne 09.27.16: EAA's 200K!, MilPilots Get Break, UAV Pilot Applications

Also: GPS Sat, Aero-Calendar, B-21 Raider, Boeing 777X, Tecnam P2002JF, NBAA Honors Louis Seno, Alaska-Virgin Merger

EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpassed 200,000 members. It appears that more and more pilots are finding EAA represents their kind of flying more than ever before. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board said in part, “We reached this milestone by building on the legacy established by our founder, Paul Poberezny, more than 60 years ago when he stated that all who wish to participate are welcome.” Some military pilots with as few as 500 hours flying time could be eligible for a right seat spot at an airline, according to sources familiar with guidelines being discussed by an FAA advisory committee. Under the rules that were put in place in 2013 by the FAA, first officers are required to hold an Airline Transport Pilot

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Aero-TV: Not Just ‘Near’, But HERE! - Swift Fuel Ready To Power GA

Swift Fuels Expands the No-Lead Avgas Option across the Country…

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, met with Chris D’Acosta, the CEO of Swift Fuels, to get an update about the progress of introducing this new no-lead avgas to the flying public. Let’s quickly review what Swift Fuels is all about. Swift is producing an alternative aviation gasoline that does not use lead. At this time, the fuel they are marketing is the equivalent of 94 octane, and it is a fuel specifically formulated for aviation that complies with all FAA criteria for use in type-certificated aircraft.

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

NBAA, AOPA Fire Next Round In KSMO vs FAA Dispute

File Motion To Intervene As Respondents In The Case

Two national aviation associations have filed a motion to intervene in the legal dispute between the City of Santa Monica and the FAA over control of the Santa Monica Airport (KSMO).

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

SpaceX Test-Fires Raptor Rocket

Elon Musk Tweets Out Photos, Stats For The New Engine

The rocket motor that Elon Musk hopes will power missions to Mars was test-fired Sunday night at at their facility in McGregor, TX.

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

NASA’s Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting On Jupiter's Moon Europa

Means Possible Future Missions May Be Able To Sample Europa's Oceans Without Deep Drilling

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Final Assembly Of First A330neo Underway In Toulouse

Newest Member Of The Wide-Body Aircraft Takes Shape

Airbus has commenced the final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its Final Assembly Line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the center fuselage at station 40.

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

AeroSports Update: EAA Goes For Another Possible STC

EAA Announces They Are Working With A TruTrak Autopilot STC Project

Only yesterday in our AeroSports Update column, we covered the topics of the ‘Supplemental Type Certificate’ (STC) and the ‘Parts Manufacturing Approval’ (PMA), and how these 2 issues can create an advantage in maintaining and upgrading our type-certificated aircraft. Now, the very thing we were talking about is being brought to the forefront again by EAA.  

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Reno Off-Airport Landing

Pilot Peter Zaccagnino Was Uninjured In The Incident During A Race

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from its investigation into an incdent at the Reno National Championship Air Races September 16th.

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Bombardier CS100 Aircraft Receives Industry-First Environmental Product Declarat

Provides Detailed Information About The Aircraft's Life-Cycle Environmental Impact

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and the International EPD System, an environmental declaration program based in Sweden, announced today a first in the aerospace industry with the publication of the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Bombardier's CS100 aircraft. The EPD, which is based on verified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) data, discloses information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.

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Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Iowa State University President Will Stop Using School's Airplane

Will Make A Donation To The University's Scholarship Fund To Cover Cost Of Repair To The Aircraft

The president of Iowa State University will no longer be using an airplane owned by the school for trips that mix personal and school businesses.

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