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Sun, May 21, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.21.17)

“We have the honour of submitting our report on the New York-Paris flight, flown by Captain Charles A Lindbergh, and we respectfully ask that this new record is homologated by the FAI.” Source: From a message dated 26 May 1927 and addressed to Monsieur Paul Tissandier, then Secretary General of the FAI... Ninety years ago, on 21 May 1927, American aviator Charles Lindbergh set the world alight when he completed the first non-stop solo flight from New York to Paris. In doing so he set an FAI World Record for ‘Distance in a straight-line without landing’.

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Fri, May 19, 2017

Airborne 05.19.17: Boeing T-X, WomenVenture 2017, BE-4 Rocket Test

Also: Orion Spacecraft, ANN Update, Sinful Sundays, ATC Privatization Oppo, Huerta@AUVSI, Fire Scout, 700th H130

Boeing will assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility, if the aircraft is chosen to be the next Air Force primary trainer. The contract would support approximately 1,800 jobs in the region. If the Air Force chooses Boeing to help train pilots for generations to come, T-X will be the newest project for a community that has produced some of the most acclaimed military aircraft of the past seven decades. The first two new, purpose-built T-X aircraft have proven the design’s low-risk, performance and repeatability in manufacturing. For the 10th straight year, the opportunity for women who love aviation to build camaraderie and open doors to mentorship and participation once again comes to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, as WomenVenture activities will take place d

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Fri, May 19, 2017

Airborne 05.18.17: Snowbirds Re-Train, 200th Cabri G2, Rockford AirFest DOA

Also: King Drone Course, Ready For OSH17?, Textron Support, NASA Astronauts, Gogo, Phillips 66, Mobil Jet Oil

The Canadian Snowbirds precision demonstration team has cancelled six appearances in the U.S. and Canada this month, and will be returning to Canada for additional practice and training, according to the team, itself. US appearances that have been cancelled, include Quonset Air National Guard Base, RI; Whiteman, MO; and Duluth, MN. In Canada, the team has pulled out of air shows in Fort Erie and Windsor in Ontario. The Snowbirds explained, "We have decided to undertake additional practice and training from our home base at 15 Wing Moose Jaw before returning to our 2017 scheduled air performance season. The 200th Cabri G2 to be produced will be delivered to U.K. & Ireland distributor, HeliGroup. The aircraft will be a central feature at the British event Heli U.K. Expo, which is being h

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Thu, May 18, 2017

Airborne 05.18.17: Snowbirds Re-Train, 200th Cabri G2, Rockford AirFest DOA

Also: King Drone Course, Ready For OSH17?, Textron Support, NASA Astronauts, Gogo, Phillips 66, Mobil Jet Oil

The Canadian Snowbirds precision demonstration team has cancelled six appearances in the U.S. and Canada this month, and will be returning to Canada for additional practice and training, according to the team, itself. US appearances that have been cancelled, include Quonset Air National Guard Base, RI; Whiteman, MO; and Duluth, MN. In Canada, the team has pulled out of air shows in Fort Erie and Windsor in Ontario. The Snowbirds explained, "We have decided to undertake additional practice and training from our home base at 15 Wing Moose Jaw before returning to our 2017 scheduled air performance season. The 200th Cabri G2 to be produced will be delivered to U.K. & Ireland distributor, HeliGroup. The aircraft will be a central feature at the British event Heli U.K. Expo, which is being h

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Thu, May 18, 2017

Airborne 05.17.17: Avionics Sales Boost, SpaceX Mars Plans, iFlightPlanner

Also: GB1 GameBird, XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview, WestJet, Beverly Flt Ctr, Hilton Software, ATK Rocketry Challenge, SES-10

It’s the tiniest bit of good news... but it IS good news... In the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and GA avionics sales amounted to $566,179,780.61, or more than $566 million as reported by the participating companies in the first quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report released by AEA. The figure represented a 0.01 percent increase in sales compared to the first-quarter 2016 amount of $566,098,705.96. Although the sales amount was nearly identical to the first three months of 2016, it marked the first time since the fourth quarter of 2015 that sales increased during the same period from the previous year, snapping a string of seven consecutive quarterly reports showing a decrease in sales from the previous year. SpaceX will not be ready to launch

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Wed, May 17, 2017

Airborne 05.17.17: Avionics Sales Boost, SpaceX Mars Plans, iFlightPlanner

Also: GB1 GameBird, XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview, WestJet, Beverly Flt Ctr, Hilton Software, ATK Rocketry Challenge, SES-10

It’s the tiniest bit of good news... but it IS good news... In the first three months of the year, total worldwide business and GA avionics sales amounted to $566,179,780.61, or more than $566 million as reported by the participating companies in the first quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report released by AEA. The figure represented a 0.01 percent increase in sales compared to the first-quarter 2016 amount of $566,098,705.96. Although the sales amount was nearly identical to the first three months of 2016, it marked the first time since the fourth quarter of 2015 that sales increased during the same period from the previous year, snapping a string of seven consecutive quarterly reports showing a decrease in sales from the previous year. SpaceX will not be ready to launch

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Wed, May 17, 2017

Airborne 05.16.17: Cessna's Last Mustang, Global 7000 FTV3, Drone Delivery

Also: 'Kickback' Damage, Aero-Calendar, Hypersonic R&D, AUVSI, MedEvac Foundation, African SAR, H125 FastFin

It’s the end of an era... The final production Cessna Citation Mustang has rolled off the assembly line and will be delivered in the coming weeks, signaling the conclusion to a 12-year production run with more than 470 aircraft delivered to customers around the world. The company is positioned for a transition within the light jet segment as it continues to offer customers their Cessna Citation M2. The M2 was introduced in 2013 and has nearly 150 aircraft delivered to customers around the world. Bombardier’s third Global 7000 has successfully completed its maiden flight. FTV3 joins a test program that got underway in November 2016. Just five months into testing, the Global 7000 aircraft set a record as the largest business jet to operate so close to the sound barrier, reachi

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Tue, May 16, 2017

Airborne 05.16.17: Cessna's Last Mustang, Global 7000 FTV3, Drone Delivery

Also: 'Kickback' Damage, Aero-Calendar, Hypersonic R&D, AUVSI, MedEvac Foundation, African SAR, H125 FastFin

It’s the end of an era... The final production Cessna Citation Mustang has rolled off the assembly line and will be delivered in the coming weeks, signaling the conclusion to a 12-year production run with more than 470 aircraft delivered to customers around the world. The company is positioned for a transition within the light jet segment as it continues to offer customers their Cessna Citation M2. The M2 was introduced in 2013 and has nearly 150 aircraft delivered to customers around the world. Bombardier’s third Global 7000 has successfully completed its maiden flight. FTV3 joins a test program that got underway in November 2016. Just five months into testing, the Global 7000 aircraft set a record as the largest business jet to operate so close to the sound barrier, reachi

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Tue, May 16, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 05.16.17: XPONENTIAL 2017, Airbus Aerial, Parrot Professional

Also: AUVSI BOD, PrecisionHawk's Free PrecisionMapper, Consortiq, XPONENTIAL 2017 Innovation Preview

As opening sessions go, it was an eye-opener. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage to deliver the show’s rousing opening keynote during AUVSI XPONENTIAL. During his presentation, Krzanich pronounced and explained why “Data is the new oil...” and went on to introduce upcoming commercial drones that demonstrate treemendous potential. Included in the keynote was a real-time demonstration of an Intel Falcon 8+ drone doing a bridge inspection. Showcasing an automated bridge inspection with Intel Mission Control software, this new application that will facilitate flight planning, management and post-processing. Airbus  has launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial, last week at XPONENTIAL 2017. With bases both in the U.S. and i

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Tue, May 16, 2017

Airborne 05.15.17: Drone-Jumping!, GAMA 1Q/17 Report, Airlander Flies Again

Also: XPONENTIAL 2017, L-415, 737 MAX 9, USMC Aviation Promotion, LAMP Weather, A321s, Unmanned Safety Institute

Ya had to see it to believe it... An ingenious Latvian UAS operation has pulled off an exercise in which a skydiver used one of their massive 28 rotor multi-copters to make an eye-popping skydive. On May 12, a 28-propeller drone built by Aerones lifted skydiver, Ingus Augstkalns, to a height of nearly 1100 feet, from where he accomplished the planned jump. The company, Aerones, has already demonstrated a number of dramatic heavy lift missions and solutions. GAMA has released first quarter 2017 aircraft shipments showing that both total airplane and rotorcraft shipments increased compared to the same period in 2016, while combined billings declined to a total of $4.1 billion. Piston airplane shipments increased in the first quarter of 2017 to 203 compared to 2016, a 6.3 percent increase.

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