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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Canada Bails On Super Hornet Deal With Boeing

Will Acquire Jets From Australia Rather Than Purchase New Aircraft, Citing Trade Dispute

Boeing's trade dispute with Bombardier has led the Canadian government to cancel its plans to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

SecAF, CSAF Direct Review Of All Air Force Programs

Will Examine Whether The Right Services Are Being Provided The Right Way

Air Force senior leaders have directed a Zero-Based Review of all Air Force programs, budget accounts and associated manpower authorizations in preparation for assembling the Fiscal Year 2020 Program Objective Memorandum and Future Years Defense Plan.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Celebrate The Airline's First 777 Freighter

Carrier Has A Second Airplane On Order

The first of two Boeing 777 Freighters has been delivered to Turkish Airlines. This airplane and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association
 
Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for its entry on the global market. The PC-24 development project was officially announced in 2013, but work on the Super Versatile Jet has in fact been in progress for the past eleven and a half years. Erik Lindbergh, grandson of famed aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has announced the formation of VerdeGo Aero, an innovative new aerospace company with a mission to provide the upcoming multibillion-dollar urban transportation market with a safe, clean, and quiet hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can fly piloted or autonomously. Boeing's trade

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne 12.08.17: AMA Joins GoFly, Mackay Trophy Heroes, KSMO To The Rescue

Also: Orion Parachute Test, Workforce Shortage Issues, Cygnus Departs ISS, Myrtle Beach AirShow

AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encourages innovators to create a safe and easy-to-use personal flying device.“ AMA is excited to partner with GoFly in support of this creative initiative,” said Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director. “AMA has always supported advancements in aviation technology, and we look forward to witnessing the success of the GoFly program.” On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives. For their actions, the aircrew of the AC-130U Gunship known as "Spooky 43" were presented

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

PVCC To Hold 2nd Annual Unmanned Aerial Systems Conference

Program Designed For Public Safety Professionals

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will hold the Second Annual Public Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Conference for first responders and public safety professionals.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

NASA Plans Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test In Arizona

Will Be Dropped From A C-17 Flying At FL350

NASA is planning a test of parachutes for the agency's Orion spacecraft Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. This test is the fifth in a series of eight to qualify the parachute system for crewed Orion missions.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Air Show Planned For Myrtle Beach In 2018

U.S. Navy Blue Angels To Headline The Show

JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade. The announcement of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, to be hosted on April 28-29, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, coincides with the official confirmation of the event's headliners. During the 2017 convention for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in Las Vegas, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ESA Awards Contract To QinetiQ To Build Spacecraft Docking System

Will Allow Soft Docking Of Small Spacecraft With ISS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a €26.6 million ($31.5 million) contract to QinetiQ to produce a new docking mechanism for the International Space Station (ISS).

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