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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Airborne 06.29.16: SWA Delays Max, McConnell OKs B29-Doc, AAL Trashes Cameras

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To survive in the airline business it is sometimes necessary to be flexible and, according to a report in the Seattle Times, such is the case with Southwest Airlines. Southwest revealed to its investors that they have delayed the delivery of 67 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, while they plan to accelerate the delivery of six 737-800s to 2017 rather than 2018. Delivery of the 737 MAX airplanes may be delayed by as long as six years, according to the report. That would push about $1.9 billion of Boeing's bottom line into the 2020s. It won’t be long before the World War Two Boeing B-29 named, ‘Doc,’ will join the CAF B-29, ‘FIFI,’ to become the second Stratofortress still flying. The U.S. Department of Defense has granted approval for ‘D

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Congress Works On Stalled FAA Reauthorization

Preparing 18-Month Funding Bill For Consideration

Committee leaders in the U.S. House and Senate are reportedly working on an 18-month authorization for the FAA that would at least push funding for the agency past the election cycle.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Bombardier Delivers First C Series Aircraft To Launch Operator SWISS

First Aircraft Designed To Serve The 100- To 150-Seat Segment In Almost 30 Years Ready To Enter Market

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has delivered the first C Series aircraft. The historic handover to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines ("SWISS") celebrated Wednesday during a special event with SWISS and Bombardier's employees alongside government representatives, suppliers and media.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

SNC Enters Talks With The United Nations

Parties Sign MOU For A Dedicated Dream Chaser Spacecraft Mission

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding toward defining one or more Dream Chaser missions that will host payloads from member countries.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Report: Gearbox From Super Puma Accident In Norway Was Damaged In Road Accident

AIBN Says Gear Failure Most Likely Reason For Main Rotor Separation

The Accident Investigation Board of Norway (AIBN) has determined that the most likely cause of an accident involving a Super Puma helicopter in April was a fatigue fracture in one of the second stage planet gears. What initiated the fatigue fracture has not yet been determined.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

AeroSports Update: Embry-Riddle Pilots Excel In Historic Air Race Classic

Embry Riddle Collegiate Division Does Well In The All Women’s Cross-Country Flight Competition

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach Campus pilots Emmy Dillon and Abbie Pasmore were named winners not only in the collegiate division of this year’s Air Race Classic (ARC) but also secured first place overall, besting 50 teams for the first time in the school’s history participating in the cross-country, all-female air trek.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

California Residents Sound Off About Airplane Noise

Changes In Approach To KSFO Affects Residents In Three Counties

Residents of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties in California had an opportunity recently to express their views to the FAA and local elected officials about noise from airplanes on approach to San Francisco International Airport (KSFO).

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

NASA IG Critical Of SpaceX Accident Investigation

Says Allowing Company To Lead Probe Was Not SOP

NASA Inspector General Paul Martin released a report Tuesday critical of the way the agency handled the investigation of the loss of a SpaceX Dragon cargo vessel carrying supplies to ISS in June of last year.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Unlimited Partnership Initiative

New Products And Programs From The Leader In Aviation News Online

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Thu, Jun 30, 2016

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.30.16)

"NASA does not have an official, coordinated, and consistent mishap investigation policy for commercial resupply launches, which could affect its ability to determine the root cause of a launch failure and implement corrective actions." Source: NASA IG report.

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