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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Airborne 06.27.17: SpaceX Doubles!, Sean Tucker Retirement, FA Changes

Also: Shoreham Update, Aero-Calendar, AUVSI, Fighter Pilots, André Borschberg, Airport Crimes, Drone Conference 
 
SpaceX, in the midst of a greatly accelerated launch pace, put two Falcon 9 Payloads into orbit, one of which was a reused first stage... AND then landed two first-stage boosters -- off opposite coasts. On June 23, 2017, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the BulgariaSat-1 satellite into orbit—the first geostationary communications satellite in Bulgaria’s history. This mission marked the second reflight of a Falcon 9 first stage, having previously supported the Iridium-1 mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base in January of this year. Following stage separation, the first stage of Falcon 9 successfully landed on SpaceX’s East Coast droneship “Of Course I Still Love You,” stationed in the Atlantic Ocean -- under what were termed to be ‘challenging’ conditions. Sean D. Tu

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 06.27.17: AUVSI On Senate Bill, Intel Olympics, NIGHTWARDEN TUAS

Also: DRL Winner $$, Kespry Enters Insurance Sector, Drone Sim Market, Automated Vehicles Symposium
 
Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, issued a statement on the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S. 1405), which was introduced late last week by the Senate Commerce Committee: “Like the House FAA reauthorization bill, the U.S. Senate bill demonstrates a strong, sustained commitment for the safe and responsible growth of commercial UAS in the United States. The bill contains several provisions that will help lay the foundation for more complex operations, such as mandating a coordinated effort between the FAA, FCC, and NTIA to report on spectrum needs for small UAS..." Intel has announced a long-term technology partnership with the International Olympic Committee, which will bring Intel’s drone light show technology to future Olympic games. Through the partnership, which is expected

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Airborne 06.26.17: Senate FAA Bill, Thunderbird Accident, Gliderport Woes

Also: Kelch Aviation Museum, F-35, Drone I.D., Iranian Drone, Living History, Astronaut Departure, Boeing MAX

Following the release of the language put forth by the US House; Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, who respectively serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with Sens. Roy Blunt and Maria Cantwell, the chairman and ranking member of the Aviation Operations, Safety, & Security Subcommittee, have announced the introduction of S. 1405, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017, which reauthorizes federal aviation programs through fiscal year 2021 -- and does NOT call for the ATC Privatization effort specified in the House bill. An Air Force Thunderbird F-16 was involved in an incident Friday prior to the team’s scheduled performances at the Dayton Air Show last weekend. As a result, both the Saturday and Sunday Thu

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Ohio Nonprofit Envisions Aviation Hall of Fame

Wright Image Group Hopes To Raise $20 Million For The Project

With all of the aviation heritage in the state of Ohio, there is one thing that is fairly notable by its absence; an Aviation Hall of Fame.

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

World's First CAE-built Bombardier C Series Aircraft FFS Upgraded To Level D

Authorizations Granted By  Transport Canada, FAA, EASA And MOLIT (South Korea)

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and CAE have announced that Transport Canada, the U.S. FAA, EASA and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (South Korea) have qualified the world's first C Series aircraft full-flight simulator (FFS) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. The Bombardier C Series FFS, located at the Bombardier Training Center in Montréal, is the first C Series FFS to receive Level D qualification.

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Boeing, Blue Air Announce Order For 6 737 MAXs

Carrier Becomes First Romanian 737 MAX Operator

Blue Air ordered six 737 MAX airplanes last week at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The Romanian carrier will also lease a further six 737 MAXs and six Next-Generation 737-800s from Air Lease Corporation.

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

GPS III In Full Production

Second Lockheed Martin Satellite Assembled, Ready To Begin Environmental Testing

In a specialized cleanroom designed to streamline satellite production, Lockheed Martin is in full production building GPS III – the world's most powerful GPS satellites. The company's second GPS III satellite is now assembled and preparing for environmental testing, and the third satellite is close behind, having just received its navigation payload.

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Arianespace To Launch Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN On June 28

GSAT-17 For The Indian Space Agency ISRO Is Second Payload

For its seventh launch of the year, and the fourth Ariane 5 mission in 2017 from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana, Arianespace will orbit two payloads: Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN, a “condosat” for Inmarsat and Hellas Sat; and GSAT-17 for the Indian space agency ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

PA Teen Solos In Dad's 100-Year-Old Curtiss Jenny

Caroline Dougherty Completes First Solo On 16th Birthday

A special thing happened recently at the Golden Age Aviation Museum in Bethel, PA. Sixteen-year-old Caroline Dougherty made her first solo flight. And while that in itself is pretty cool and reason for congratulations, Caroline had the opportunity to make that first solo flight in a very special airplane; a 100-year-old Curtiss JN-4D Jenny that belongs to her dad.

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Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Becomes Japan’s First H215 Operator

The H215 Will Debut At Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) has signed a contract for one H215, making it the first operator in Japan to operate the rotorcraft when it is delivered in 2020.  Currently operating a fleet of 14 helicopters, the largest police air corps in Japan plans to enhance its law enforcement activities with this new H215.

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