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Thu, May 28, 2015

NASA's CubeSat Initiative Aids In Testing Of Technology For Solar Sails

Small Satellite Launched With X-37B Spacecraft Last Week

With help from NASA, a small research satellite to test technology for in-space solar propulsion launched into space last week aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, as part of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

First Modernized AF-1B Jet Fighter Delivered To The Brazilian Navy

Ceremony Held At Embraer Facility In São Paulo

The first modernized AF-1 (AF-1B) fighter jet was delivered to the Brazilian Navy in a ceremony held Tuesday at Embraer's industrial plant in Gavião Peixoto, in outstate São Paulo.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Editorial Holds That Most Media Is Ignoring FAA Hiring Story

Fox News Investigation Highlighted Practice That FAA Says Brings 'Diversity' To The Ranks Of Air Traffic Controllers

The media watchdog group Accuracy in Media has posted an editorial on its website saying major media outlets are ignoring a report by Fox News that followed a six-month investigation into the FAA's new procedure for hiring air traffic controllers.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.28.15)

“As a pilot, your first job is to fly your own airplane. Part of that job is to scan for other airplanes.” Source: NTSB Chair Christopher Hart.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.28.15): Nautical Mile

A unit of distance used in aviation and marine navigation and marine forecasts.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.28.15)

Lessons Learned From Transport Airplane Accidents

This Lessons Learned From Transport Airplane Accidents library represents some of the most major accidents and their related lessons. The FAA, with support from many other organizations and individuals, plans to continue adding to this material on an annual basis.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Airborne 05.27.15: Did Boeing Over-Promise?, Anti-KSMO Chicanery, Jimmy Stewart

Also: FAA Hiring Astray?, Comparison Shopping LSAs, Philippines Flying Limitations, Asteroid Redirect, Wings Of Mercy, Student Launch Challenge, Alaska Air

In 2013, the State of Washington gave Boeing a package of tax breaks totaling $8.7 billion through 2040. In return, the state apparently ‘assumed’ that the planemaker would continue to create and provide jobs in the state. Boeing announcing last year that the company would assemble the 777X airplane in the Puget Sound region. In all, Boeing employs about 79,000 in the Puget Sound, which is about half its total workforce. A NIMBY group describing itself as a "Growing network including thousands of people from our local community," has put up a website in an effort to get involved in "Shaping the future use of the Santa Monica Airport Land to better the lives of our entire community and future generations." You can bet that future does

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Wed, May 27, 2015

Aero-TV: The Non-Mobile Perspective - iFlightPlanner’s Desktop Capabilities

An Up and Coming Flight Planning Tool Continues To Gain In Popularity

Andy Matthews, the cofounder and Director of Business Development for iFlightPlanner spends some time to explain how the flight planning function of this app works. In this video, Matthews goes through the core flight planning sets which include routing, receiving an approved weather briefing, computation of the weight and balance, and then filing an FAA flight plan. The video is a tutorial showing the functions as Matthew proceeds through the flight planning process. This includes a demonstration of iFlightPlanner’s ability to help you plan the route including alternates.

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Wed, May 27, 2015

FAA Proposes Elimination Of VOR And NDB Instrument Approaches

Comment Period On NPRM Closes Thursday

The FAA has proposed the elimination of 736 VOR and NDB approaches nationwide as it transitions to the NextGen air traffic control system.

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