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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

AeroSports Update: 38th World Military Parachuting Championship

Countries From Around The World Participated In The 38th World Military Parachuting Championship Competition In Indonesia

The competition is part of a program administered through the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM). This is one of the largest multidisciplinary organizations in the world. They organize various sporting events for the armed forces of their 134 member countries. Soldiers who may previously have met on the battlefield now meet in friendship on the sports playing field ... and in this case the sport was skydiving.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Sun Flyer Enters Next Development Phase

Initial Flight Tests Underway In Colorado

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) has entered the next phase of development for its Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft. AEAC, in conjunction with its development partner Bye Aerospace, is performing initial R&D flight-test operations with the solar-electric technology demonstrator at Centennial Airport near Denver, CO.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Orion Spacecraft Transfers To Launch Abort System Facility

To Be Integrated With Launch Abort System Before Stacking On Booster

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS).

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Lufthansa Hit By Another Pilot Walkout

Fifty Long-Haul Flights Cancelled By 15-Hour Labor Action

Just days after Air France got its pilots back to work, Lufthansa was hit by a 15-hour pilot walkout, forcing the cancellation of 50 long-haul flights.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Aero-TV: Sensenich Technologies – ‘Propping’ Up The UAV Industry

An 80 Year Old Prop Company Still has Much To Offer To The High-Tech UAV Biz

While at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) 2014 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell stopped by the Sensenich propeller display to find out what this 80-year-old company that specializes in wood propellers was doing in the high-tech world of UAVs.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Boeing To Consolidate Defense Services And Support Work

Changes Will Align Common Resources, Capabilities In Oklahoma City And St. Louis

Boeing will consolidate the majority of its defense services and support-related activities from Washington state to other locations in the U.S. as part of efforts to improve the competitiveness of its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Airborne 10.01.14: Sierra Nevada v NASA, A-29 Goes To Work, Be-200 Rebirth?

Also: PPC Bird's Eye View, Spitfires Return?, Cessna Sued Over 1981 Accident, Santa Monica Sues Pilot's Estate, Phase 1 Flight Testing Update

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has filed a legal challenge to the award of contracts to Boeing and SpaceX under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the CCtCap program. The CCtCap program will restore U.S. transportation capability to the International Space Station. The first of twenty A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to be produced in Jacksonville, Florida arrived at Georgia's Moody Air Force Base on September 26th, in preparation for the Afghanistan pilot and maintenance training mission. USA Firefighting Air Corps (USAFAC) has announced that Russia has signed a collaboration agreement with an American company to develop a US-built Beriev Be-200 multipurpose amphibious aerial firefighting jet, and that the collaboration would be headquartered in Colorado. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Piaggio Wins Photo Recon Aircraft Contract From Royal Thai Air Force

P.180 Avanti II Selected As Aerial Reconnaissance Platform

The  Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded a contract to Piaggio Aero to provide a photo reconnaissance aircraft.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

FAA SAIB Issued For Some de Havilland Moth Series Airplanes

Focus Is On Maintenance Of Wood Structures

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to alert operators and owners of de Havilland Models DH60, DH82, DH83, and other Moth series airplanes that utilize wooden structure of an airworthiness concern, specifically maintenance practices with respect to wood structure.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

NATA Asks City Of Houston To Amend Proposed Lease Agreement At Hobby

Says All FBOs Should Play On A Level Playing Field

In a letter to the City of Houston’s Mayor and City Council, the NATA has expressed its opposition to the approval of a lease granting a new entrant fixed base operator status at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The association urged the Council to amend the lease to create a level playing field among all FBOs at HOU. The proposed lease was scheduled for consideration by the City Council on September 30th.

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