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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Airborne 06.30.15: Defending Santa Monica, Aspen ADS-B, NBAA v Privatization

Also: Spectra Reserves, Aero-Calendar, New Airman Standards, Spaceport America, Pointing Lasers, C-17 Training Network, Seaplane Sim

Supporters of the Santa Monica, California Airport have established an online campaign urging those concerned about a meeting between the City of Santa Monica and the FAA scheduled for July 8 to get involved by contacting members of the local Congressional delegation. The Santa Monica Airport Association has established a presence on the website One Click Politics with a form letter that will be sent automatically to the correct representative. It appears that Aspen Avionics is targeting the market of people who already have an avionics system they like but simply want to upgrade for ADS-B operation. Now, the Aspen ATX100 ADS-B transceiver interfaces with the Garmin GNS 430W and 530W series of GPS navigators. As it appears Congress is moving closer to proposing privat

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Aero-TV: ForeFlight Web - Web-Based Flight Planning From ForeFlight

Flight Planning Software Powerhouse Keeps Raising The Bar

Sun ‘n Fun 2015 gave ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, the opportunity to look at ForeFlight’s new product referred to as “ForeFlight Web.” Tom met with Ryan McBride, the lead product designer for ForeFlight. The short story of this new product is that you can simply plan a flight on your home computer, transfer the flight on to your iPad ForeFlight app, and have everything in place and ready to go when it’s time to fly. McBride points out that no special software is needed for this new feature. The planning is all done through ForeFlight.com, and it looks like you would expect ForeFlight flight planning to look. In other words, you don’t have to learn a new program.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

SpaceX Falcon 9 Anomaly Was Apparently In The Booster's Second Stage

First Stage Operated Normally As The Spacecraft Disintegrated

More details are emerging from the launch failure Sunday of a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster carrying a Dragon resupply spacecraft to ISS. The booster suffered a catastrophic failure at 2:19 into its flight to orbit.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Indonesian Air Force C-130 Down In Medan

Dozens Reportedly Fatally Injured When Plane Impacted Several Buildings

An Indonesian Air Force C-130 Hercules has gone down in Medan, the third largest city in Indonesia, resulting in the fatal injury of at least 86 people onboard the aircraft and on the ground.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

United Airlines Purchases $30 Million Stake In Fulcrum BioEnergy

Airline Has Opportunity To Purchase At Least 90 Million Gallons Of Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Per Year

United Airlines has announced an historic $30 million equity investment in U.S.-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Test Flight Completed After F-35B Modifications

Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Calls Flight 'Eye-Watering'

The Ogden Air Logistics Complex completed an F-35B Lightning II functional check flight at Utah's Hill AFB  June 18, after the first depot-level short take off and vertical landing modifications were completed on two F-35Bs for the Marine Corps.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

AeroSports Update: Wingfoot One Headed To AirVenture

Goodyear’s Brand New Wingfoot One Airship Makes Its EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Debut This Year.

If you think rigid airships are something from the past, it’s time to get a new picture of what a semi-rigid airship is all about. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest airship, Wingfoot One, will convince you that the rigid airship of the 21st century is a completely new animal.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

EASA Approves EFD1000H PFD For Bell And Bell/Agusta 206

Retrofit Avionics Allows Operators To Upgrade To Glass Panels

EASA has approved installation of Aspen Avionics' EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into Bell and Bell/Agusta 206 models under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 10053378.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Boeing, Embraer To Collaborate on ecoDemonstrator Technology Tests

Environmental Flight Tests Expand Cooperation Between U.S., Brazilian Manufacturers

Boeing and Embraer have announced that they intend to collaborate to test environment-focused technologies through the ecoDemonstrator Program in a joint effort to improve aviation's environmental performance. This expands ongoing cooperation between two of the world's largest airplane manufacturers.

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Wed, Jul 01, 2015

Vietnam Airlines Becomes World's Second A350 XWB Operator

First Of 14 Of The Airplanes The Carrier Has On Order Delivered

Vietnam Airlines has become the second airline in the world to operate the A350 XWB, following a special ceremony in Toulouse Monday. The A350-900 aircraft was delivered to global lessor AerCap on lease to the airline for operation on long haul routes and was scheduled to arrive in Hanoi Tuesday. Altogether, Vietnam Airlines is set to acquire 14 A350 XWBs, including 10 ordered from Airbus and four from lessors.

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