The Cessna Citation Longitude moves closer to its first flight as initial ground engine tests on its Honeywell HTF7700L turbofan engines have been completed. This paves the way for the prototype aircraft to take its first flight in the coming weeks. The engine tests verified the functionality of the engine start, fuel system and auto-throttle as well as interfaces with the avionics, electrical and hydraulic systems. Elon Musk has made good on his promise to memorialize the first recovery of a Falcon 9 booster by having the rocket placed on permanent display outside the company's California headquarters. The booster was placed upright outside the building over the weekend. The booster was recovered at Cape Canaveral on December 21, 2015, after delivering 11 satellites to orbit. It was the first time a booster had been recovered after an orbital insertion mission. The FAA has extended the life of the controversial north shore helicopter corridor by four years, according to a final rule posted in the Federal Register. The final rule extends through August 6, 2020 the requirement for pilots of civil helicopters to use the North Shore Helicopter Route when transiting along the north shore of Long Island. The FAA expects that four years will be sufficient time to consider results of the described research efforts in determining appropriate future actions on the rule. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.26.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, August 26th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Cessna Citation Longitude Moves Closer To First Flight
SpaceX Places First Recovered Falcon 9 Booster On Permanent Display
FAA Extends Long Island North Shore Helicopter Route
Aerosim Flight Academy Offers $10,000 Scholarship For Qualified Veterans
Barnstorming: Sick Of Santa Monica's Nonsense
Connecticut Lawmakers Urge Navy To Keep Marine One Work In The State
Intel Introduces UAV Developer Kit
FAA Proposes $54,000 Civil Penalty Against Gordon Food Service
F-35 Surges Forward With Record Breaking Weapons Test Successes
Coastal Helicopters To Serve Burning Man 2016
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