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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Airborne 02.17.17: Privatization Fight Is ON, X-37B Stays Up, TSA Arrests

Also: HeliTrak PMA, Aviation’s Next Big Fight, New KC Airport, Verifly, CFM Orders, Purdue Aviation, P&W Expansion

Some of the aviation industry’s worst fears appear to have been confirmed after a recent White House meeting with the executives of many of the country's major airlines. President Donald Trump was reportedly "extraordinarily positive" about the concept of spinning off Air Traffic Control to a private, non-profit corporation. That was the assessment of A4A president and CEO Nick Calio, who attended the meeting. The corporation would likely have strong representation from the airlines, according to a report appearing on Fortune online. Calio said that in his view, Trump is "on track to do that" in reference to backing a bill that would separate ATC from the FAA. The word had gone out that the X-37B mini-shuttle would be landing at Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, but it

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Alphabet Balloons Learn To Bend The Wind

New Algorithms Allow Project Loon Balloons To Loiter Over Specific Areas

The original concept for Alphabet's Project Loon was to launch a ring of balloons that would sail around the planet bringing Internet service to all the good little boys and girls ... er ... to underserved area where such service was spotty or entirely unavailable. But now, it appears that the goal can be reached with far fewer actual aircraft.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

EHang 1000 Drone Light Show Sets World Record

'Meteor Sky' Performed At the Canton Tower

In a spectacular display, EHang performed a 1000 UAV formation light show named Meteor Sky at the Guangzhou city center in the sky over the famous Canton Tower at the night of February 11. The display was a celebration of the Chinese traditional Lantern Festival through the art of innovative technology, and bested the world record UAV formation set by Intel’s 500 drone show in Germany in 2016.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Women With Wings: Meet Drone Pilot GaYeon Mo

Teenager From Korea Is A Competitive Drone Racer

Meet 17-year-old Korean drone pilot GaYeon Mo, whose years of Taekwondo and Wushu training showed her she could take on the boys and win!

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Space Station Solar Research Sunsets

Mission Observing The Sun Lasted Nine Years Aboard ISS

The ground control in Belgium has switched off a package that had been continuously watching the Sun from the International Space Station for nine years.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

USAF Awards Orbital ATK Integration Contract For Multipurpose Satellite

STPSat-6 Satellite Will Host Nine Payloads Supporting National Security And Science

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a contract to Orbital ATK to provide payload integration and support services for Space Test Program Satellite 6 (STPSat-6). The multipurpose satellite will operationally demonstrate advanced communication capabilities, collect space weather data and support nuclear detonation detection in the Earth’s atmosphere or in near space.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Two Arrested For Illegal Import Of Drones In India

Seven Precision Hawk Drones Impounded At Pune International Airport

Two men have been arrested in India for the illegal import of seven Precision Hawk drones made in the United States.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

NASA Announces Large Business Prime Contractor Of The Year Award

Aerojet Rocketdyne To Receive The Award For Work On NEXT-C Gridded Ion Thruster System

NASA's Glenn Research Center has named Aerojet Rocketdyne as the winner of NASA's Large Business Prime Contractor of the Year award for its work on the space agency’s Next Evolutionary Xenon Thruster-Commercial (NEXT-C) Gridded Ion Thruster System, which was built by Aerojet Rocketdyne.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

Silver Air Launches PURE Jet Management

Focuses On Company's 'Owner-Advocate Approach'

Southern California private jet management and charter operation Silver Air has launched PURE Jet Management, which the company says illustrates the company's vision to be the most innovative and transparent aircraft management solution.

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Sun, Feb 19, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.19.17): Takeoff Hold Lights (THL)

Takeoff Hold Lights (THL) The THL system is composed of in-pavement lighting in a double, longitudinal row of lights aligned either side of the runway centerline. The lights are focused toward the arrival end of the runway at the “line up and wait” point, and they extend for 1,500 feet in front of the holding aircraft. Illuminated red lights indicate to an aircraft in position for takeoff or rolling that it is unsafe to takeoff because the runway is occupied or about to be occupied by an aircraft or vehicle.

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