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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Airborne 06.28.16: Snowbirds At OSH16!, Tamarack EASA Cert, Final T-6B

Also: Red Arrows Cut, Aero-Calendar, FAA v Amazon, Miracle Flights, Accident Investigation, Giant Planets, Real Estate Drones

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds put on one heck of a show, and to do this at EAA AirVenture 2016 they need a good chunk of airspace. The Snowbirds will perform on the last three days of EAA AirVenture, and on those days, the flightline airshow viewing area will be modified to allow the increased separation from activities on the ground. During the performance, AirVenture attendees will be restricted from accessing certain areas of parked aircraft. These areas must also be free of items such as chairs, blankets, coolers, and other loose items. EASA has granted Supplemental Type Certificate approval to Tamarack Aerospace for its Atlas Active Winglets on the Cessna Citation M2 light jet. This brings the total number of Cessna models approved for Tamarack’s winglets up to four. The company says that by using Atlas the wing span of the M2 has been incr

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Airborne 06.27.16: Blue Angels Return, LI UAV Ban, NJ Jet Fuel Tax

Also: Gone West-Thomas Wathen, Boeing 747-8, FAR 107 Course, Teamster Pilots, C Series, Yuneec Typhoon H, Embraer

We are happy to announce that the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to their 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Michigan. The Blue Angels temporarily stood down, canceling three weekend shows following a crash on June 2 during a practice in Smyrna, Tennessee, in which Marine Captain, Jeff Kuss, lost his life. The Team will fly a modified five-jet demonstration in Traverse City, along with Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130 transport plane. The town of Hempstead, New York on Long Island has voted to prohibit the operation of unmanned aircraft over town-owned property, including public beaches, parks and golf courses. Town officials said that the ban was necessary to protect the privacy of people using those areas. UAV owners, civil liberties attorneys,

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

FAA Approves Addition Of ERJ 145XR To CommutAir Operating Certificate

Regional Carrier Plans To Take Delivery Of 40 Jets Over The Next Two Years

The FAA has approved the addition of ERJ 145XR Regional Jets to the operating certificate for regional airline CommunterAir. The authorization marks a key milestone in the company's growth plans as it expects to take delivery of forty jets over the next two years.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

SkyWest Airlines Announces Partnership With ATP Flight School

ATP Students May Receive Up To $11,000 Tuition Reimbursement

SkyWest Airlines has unveiled a new Tuition Reimbursement Program agreement with ATP Flight School, helping aspiring pilots solidify their career pathway to SkyWest Airlines. Together, SkyWest and ATP are providing a pathway for students to take control of their aviation careers.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

NASA Extends Hubble Space Telescope Science Operations Contract

Will Continue Through June 30, 2021

NASA is contractually extending science operations for its Hubble Space Telescope an additional five years. The agency awarded a sole source contract extension Thursday to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy for continued Hubble science operations support at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Boeing Political Ties Revealed In Iran Nuclear Deal

Former Clinton Administration Diplomat Involved In Negotiations Was On The Boeing Payroll

A former diplomat under then-President Bill Clinton who helped push through the Iran nuclear deal was being supported financially by Boeing.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Taxing Canadian Airports Means Taxing Travellers, Too

Montreal Economic Institute Think Tank Suggests An Alternative Plan

Canadian airports have recently enjoyed a temporary break thanks to lower fuel prices and the weakness of the loonie, but the taxes and charges imposed on them by government remain too high and undermine the competitiveness of the Canadian airline sector, shows a Viewpoint published by the MEI.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Sikorsky Accepts Prototype Turkish Utility Helicopter From PZL Mielec

Aircraft Will Be Used As The Test Platform To Integrate A New Digital Cockpit For The Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP)

Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i Black Hawk aircraft, Sikorsky has accepted the program's prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Two Sentenced In Wyoming Unregistered Airplane Case Sentenced

Both Receive Three Years Supervised Probation For Their Roles In Airplane's Operation

The two suspects accused of operating an unregistered airplane that was seized two years ago in Cody, WY have been sentenced to three years supervised probation in the case.

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Tue, Jun 28, 2016

CALC Delivers Two New Airbus A320 Aircraft To Pegasus Airlines

Carrier Is The Chinese Company's First Customer In Europe

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited has delivered two new Airbus A320 aircraft to Turkey’s leading Low Cost Airline Pegasus Airlines, its first customer in Europe, based on the lease agreements signed in 2015. With the latest delivery, CALC’s fleet has expanded to 70 aircraft.

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