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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Physicians Endorsement, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the “CCtCap,” contract awards announced yesterday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. We recently reported that 11 U.S. Senators had submitted a letter to the DOT urging action on revised 3rd class medical requirements, and now the Flying Physicians Association, known as the FPA, has added their letter to the same stack. This time it's not a technology breakthrough, but a financial one that may make the Jetpack a little closer to reality. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited ... which is developing what it calls the world’s first practical and commercial flying Jetpack ... closed their pre-IPO fundraising round o

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

UAL Maintenance Instructors Ratify New Joint Labor Agreement

Workers Represented By The IAM

United Airline's 48 maintenance instructors, represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) have ratified a new joint labor agreement.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

AFA, UAL Announce Early Out Program For Flight Attendants

One-Time Program Offers A $100,000 Payment

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) and United Airlines have announced a one-time opportunity for flight attendants to voluntarily separate from the company with a payment up to $100,000.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Kevin Gould Leaves BendixKing To 'Pursue Other Opportunities'

Interim Leadership Named By The Company

Kevin Gould has left the BendixKing division of Honeywell after overseeing the relaunch of the brand following a reorganization and corporate headquarters move.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

B-29 Superfortress Nears Its First Flight In More Than 60 Years

Last Major Structural Pieces Installed On The Airplane

A major milestone has been reached in the effort to restore the B-29 Superfortress "Doc" to flying condition. Doc’s Friends, the Wichita-based nonprofit organization restoring the airplane, recently installed the flaps onto the aircraft. It was the last major structural piece to be installed onto the aircraft as part of this historic restoration.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airlink To Execute Ebola Aid Air Bridge

Receives $3 Million Grant From Paul G. Allen Family Foundation To Establish The Program

A $3 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has been awarded to Airlink, a 24/7 disaster relief organization that links prequalified nonprofits with airlines for passenger and cargo transportation, to establish an air bridge to streamline transportation of critically needed supplies to the combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

DARPA, LMC Conduct Flight Tests Of Aircraft Laser Turret

Flight Test Conducted Over Michigan Could Lead To Laser Weapons On Airplanes

The comparisons to Star Wars abound ... and maybe rightfully so. Lockheed Martin, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and the University of Notre Dame have demonstrated the airworthiness of a new beam control turret being developed for DARPA and AFRL to give 360-degree coverage for high-energy laser weapons operating on military aircraft.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Citation XLS+ Tops Cessna Exhibit At China Business Aviation Show

Aircraft Was Certified By CAAC In April

The Cessna Citation XLS+ is the centerpiece of the company’s exhibit at the China International Business Aviation Show at the Flight Inspection Center of the Civil Aviation Authority of China in Beijing, China through Thursday, representing its role both in Cessna’s joint venture in China and as one of the best-selling business jet models ever produced.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Avtutorials Produces Three iPad Apps For Sporty's

Tablet-Based Pilot Training Focuses On Critical Pilot Skills

Three pilot-training iPad apps have been developed by Aviation Tutorials Company (Avtutorials) and licensed them to Sporty's. The three apps focus on critical piloting skills. The apps are titled Mastering Stick And Rudder Flying, Getting Around On The Ground, and Airborne Radar.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

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