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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

‘Aviatrix’ Joins Airborne News’ Expanded Programming Roster For Fall 2018

New Airborne Program Highlights News & Features Dedicated To Women in the Aviation/Aerospace Community

The Aero-News Network, the producer of aviation’s longest running Daily aviation video news program series, Airborne, is pleased to announce the addition of ‘Airborne-Aviatrix’ to this year’s upcoming production schedule. It is the Airborne news team’s intention to produce innovative and compelling programming dedicated to the role of women in aviation and aerospace. Airborne-Aviatrix (AAx) will start as a weekly web news program produced under the Airborne programming mantra and will consist of stories, news and features about the important and under-reported role many of today’s women are playing in the Aero-Verse. The topic is so compelling that the potential for greater than weekly frequencies, as well as longer formats, are both significant – and anticipated. AAx will be produced by the Aero-News Network in partnership with a number of parties that will be announced at the 2018 AirVenture F

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.17.18: Trans-Atlantic UAV!, Journalist Detained, Drone Reg.

Also: Drones Map Canadian City, 3DR Launches Thermal Imaging Solution, MQ-8C Milestone, MQ-9 Reaper Hack, Airventure 2018!

Wednesday at 6:51 p.m. local time a Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) made history as it landed at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, U.K. and became the first MALE RPA to successfully complete a trans-Atlantic flight. The GA-ASI-owned MQ-9B SkyGuardian took off from Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA on July 10th at 12:48 p.m. CDT. The flight covered 3,760 nautical mile flight in 24 hours 2 minutes. A journalist attempting to capture images above the Tham Laung cave system during the rescue of the soccer team that had been trapped for nearly two weeks was detained by authorities for flying a drone too close to a helicopter in the area. The incident occurred a w

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Airbus Grows A320neo Order Book At Farnborough

Largest Commitment Is For 80 Airplanes From An 'Undisclosed Lessor'

Airbus kicked off the Farnborough International Airshow with a bevy of orders for its A320neo airplane, including a Memorandum of Understanding for 80 airplanes from an "undisclosed lessor".More details about that order, including engine selections, will be announced at a later date.

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Boeing Takes Orders For 35 737 MAX Airplanes At Farnborough

Jackson Square Aviation Will Take Delivery Of 30 Of The Aircraft

Boeing has announced two orders for 737 MAX airplanes at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

BRS Founder To Speak On Electric VTOL Aircraft At CAFE Foundation

Event Taking Place Just Prior To Oshkosh At The University Of Wisconsin

BRS Aerospace founder Boris Popov will be a main presenter at the 2018 Electric Aircraft Symposium to be held prior to EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh.

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Doc’s Friends Receives FAA Approval For Passenger Flights

First Rides To Be Offered This Week In Madison, WI

Doc’s Friends, Inc. has been granted approval by the FAA an exemption to offer passenger flights on B-29 Doc. The FAA granted the group’s request for exemption and Doc’s Living History Flight Experience (LHFE) program, which clears the way for ticket sales to begin for rides on the historic warbird.

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

AirVenture: It’s Not All About The RV’s

Kit Airplanes Go Far Beyond The Prolific Van's Aircraft

When you make your first trip to EAA’s AirVenture at Oshkosh, Wisconsin ... or what the "Old Timer’s" just call “Oshkosh” ... you expect to see experimental airplanes.

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.10.18: Oshkosh Drone Show!, San Andreas, OSH18 UAS News

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, Dropcopter Pollination, Schiebel S-100 Trials, Greenpeace Crashes Drone

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. EAA’s Dave Chaimson notes that, “What makes this event especially memorable are the intricate maneuvers that are capable by up to 100 synchronized drones, highlighting the possibilities of safe and responsible drone flying. People come to AirVenture to see aerial excitement not seen anywhere else, and these performances certainly continue that tradition.” Scientific study of the evolution of the southern end of the S

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

P&W's Geared Turbofan For Airbus A220 Achieves FAA ETOPS Certification

Engine Specific To The A220 Series Airplanes

Pratt & Whitney;s PW1500G engine has been granted 180 minute Extended Range Operations (ETOPS) certification by the FAA. ETOPS certification sets the maximum allowed amount of single-engine flying time that an aircraft can be from the nearest suitable airport. Pratt & Whitney's PW1500G engine exclusively powers the Airbus A220-100 and A220-300 aircraft fleet.

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Tue, Jul 17, 2018

KC-46 Program Completes Flight Testing Required For First Delivery To USAF

Two Major Milestones Reached Last Week

Boeing and U.S Air Force teams recently achieved a major KC-46 tanker program milestone, completing all flight testing required for first delivery. This past week, the KC-46 team concluded both its Military Type Certification testing and receiver certification testing with KC-135, F-16 and C-17 aircraft.

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