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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays

Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, the company's latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. The 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin in the Falcon line, along with the most extensive selection of cabin configurations available on any executive jet. Sporty’s Academy flight school goes back to the basic trainer concept of World War II. They are acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder. The 172LITE will be rented for $99 per hour. Last week, California Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviati

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NASA’s Orion Arrives Back At Kennedy

Carried By Truck 2,700 Miles From California To Florida

After traveling more than 3,600 miles above Earth and 600 miles over sea, NASA’s Orion spacecraft completed the final leg of its journey by land Thursday, arriving home at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Airbus Receives Over 500 Submissions For Fly Your Ideas Student Challenge

Teams At Airbus Now Selecting The Best 100 Concepts

Round One of Airbus’ global competition Fly Your Ideas has attracted worldwide entries on how the next generation will tackle the future challenges of aviation. Over 50 Airbus experts and innovators are now reviewing the more than 500 ideas submitted. Their mission is to select the 100 teams who merit a place in Round Two of the competition.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

SAFO Looks At Use Of Tie Wraps And/Or Collars On Circuit Breakers

FAA Warns Of Potential For Confusion Among Flightcrews

The FAA has released a Safty Alert For Operators (SAFO) alerting maintenance providers and operators about potential confusion to flightcrews that may result when using tie wraps or collars on circuit breakers.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry On Mars

Scientists Say Many Possible Sources For Spike In Methane

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

NextGen Is Now At JFK

Video Monitors Installed In Terminal Five To Explain System To Passengers

Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport will get a glimpse of how the FAA is bringing them NextGen technology today.  In cooperation with JetBlue Airlines and JFK Airport, the FAA installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 that lets flyers see just how NextGen is enhancing their flight experience. 

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

New York City Councilman Wants To Ban Nearly All UAV Flights

Bill Introduced In The Council Would Limit Operations To Law Enforcement With A Warrant

A New York City Councilman has introduced a bill in the council that would ban nearly all UAV flights in the city ... shutting commercial interests and hobbyists out altogether.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines Finalizes A330-800neo Order

First US Airline To Order New Aircraft Type

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in July of this year, Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for six A330-800neo aircraft. The agreement adds yet another name to the growing list of launch customers for the new aircraft type. The new commitment replaces a previous order placed by Hawaiian for six A350-800s.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

Osprey Fleet Reaches Quarter-Million Flight Hours

Tilt-Rotor Aircraft Has Been Continuously Deployed Since 2007

The Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone.

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Sat, Dec 20, 2014

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

We've Moved!

There's nothing quite like central Florida in the summertime... which is but one reason Aero-News relocated its Global Headquarters from Polk County, FL up to the Jacksonville area, some time ago.

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