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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Boeing, FedEx Express Announce Order for 24 Medium And Large Freighters

Air Cargo Carrier Modernizes Its Fleet With More 767 Freighters And 777 Aircraft

Boeing and FedEx Express have announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to better serve its customers.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Surf Air Defaults On Payments

On-Demand Flight Service Provider Sued By Encompass Air

Private aviation operator Encompass Aviation has filed a lawsuit against financially distressed membership based charter broker Surf Air Inc., for whom Encompass has been acting as primary California operator since May 2017. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, asks the court to enforce the charter service's obligations to Encompass as specified in several operating agreements signed by the two companies last year, and also to enforce subsequent payment agreements stipulated to in the interim.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

DOT: Airlines Improve On-Time Performance, Consumer Complaints Fall

Posts April 2018 Data

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its June 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of April 2018. The report shows that on-time arrivals increased over April 2017, while cancellations and consumer complaints fell.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

FAA Has Openings For Controllers At NY TRACON

Applications Being Accepted Through June 26

The FAA is accepting applications through June 26 from people interested in becoming air traffic controllers at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility in Westbury, NY.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Balloon Flies To Nearly 32,000 Feet Over Kentucky

Pilot Bill Smith's Flight Called 'Perfectly Executed'

After more than 6 months of preparation pilot Bill Smith of Louisville, KY completed a flight to nearly 32,000 ft. on Saturday June 16.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

NASA Armstrong Awards $1 Million To U.S. Small Businesses

Grants Intended For Technology Research And Development

NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase I of its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and 44 proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $43.5 million in awards. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Edwards, California received eight awards, totaling $1 million. These selections support NASA's future space exploration and aviation missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator Of Bombardier ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

Places New Order For 20 Bombardier CRJ900

Delta Air Lines has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

B-1B Fleet Resumes Flight Operations

Safety Stand-Down Directed June 7th

Air Force Global Strike Command resumed B-1B flight operations this week, following the directed safety stand-down June 7th.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Chris Hadfield Says Manned Mission To Mars Is Far In The Future

Believes Existing Technology Is Not Up To The Task

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is skeptical about a manned mission to Mars being mounted by NASA, SpaceX or Blue Origin, the three entities who have publicly touted their efforts to do so.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

AMA Drone Report 06.21.18: NC Drone Summit, AMA v Raleigh Regs, Yuneec Typhoon H Plus

Also: ERAU UAS Program, UK Drone Rescue, ANN/AMA Oshkosh Coverage, Fat Shark 101

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is planning a Drone Summit and Flight Expo for August 5-7. Participants include key industry representatives, technology pathfinders, influential government officials, and pioneering users. A dynamic agenda of keynote talks, panel discussions, and contributed presentations covers the spectrum of commercial and public safety UAS applications. A Flight Expo will showcase drone mission capabilities by flying demonstration missions on site during the conference. AMA scored another round of cooperative responses from the City of Raleigh -- whom they counseled and worked with to craft a set of more reasonable regs than were originally proposed. AMA’s Tyler Dobbs told ANN’s AMA Drone Report that, “AMA worked with the city of Raleigh for a number of months to remove the problematic language from the original draft. This final version is a

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