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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

ANN FAQ: What Does The API Mean To You

Engaging The Aviation World's Pivotal Organizations, Interests And Viewpoints

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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Sun, Sep 25, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.25.16)

"Amassing four million flight hours is a testament to the reliability of RPA systems that are designed, built, and maintained by a dedicated group of skilled and innovative professionals. We are proud of our fleet's contributions in providing round-the-clock ISR capabilities for our customers worldwide." Source: Linden Blue, CEO, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., commenting as the Predator-series family of aircraft, including MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, and MQ-1C Gray Eagle, achieved a historic industry milestone: four million flight hours. The milestone was crossed on August 7th, with 291,331 total missions completed and 90% of all missions flown in combat.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

NTSB 2015 Aviation Statistics Show GA Accidents Continue To Decline

But 376 People Were Fatally Injured During The Year

According to the latest aviation accident statistics released by the NTSB, Part 91 general-aviation accidents and fatalities continued their downward trend in 2015.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Bell Helicopter Introduces Bell V-247 'Vigilant'

Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System Is Configured For Ship-Borne Operations

Speaking before an audience of aviation and military experts assembled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Bell Helicopter on Thursday unveiled the Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

FAA May Consider Lowering Flight Time Requirements For Some Military Pilots

Could Reduce Minimum Time For First Officers To 500 Hours In Some Situations

Some military pilots with as few as 500 hours flying time could be eligible for a right seat spot at an airline, according to sources familiar with guidelines being discussed by an FAA advisory committee.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Blue Angels Cancels Appearance At NAS Pax River

Team Has Mandated A Rest Period Every Two Months Following Fatal Accident

The Blue Angels recently announced they will not be performing at the NAS Patuxent River Air Expo Oct. 29 and 30.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

iFLY/SkyVenture Patent Restricted By European Patent Office

U.S. Company Had Claimed Patent Infringement By German Competitor

In the patent invalidity attack of the German manufacturer of freefall simulators, Indoor Skydiving Germany Group (ISG) against its US competitor iFLY/Skyventure International, the European Patent Office ruled in favor of ISG and restricted the relevant parts of iFLY´s European Patent No. EP 2 287 073. iFly may choose to appeal this decision.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Tracey Curtis-Taylor May Be Stripped Of Bill Woodhams Trophy

Flight From Cape Town, SA To Britain Was Not Entirely Flown Solo

Tracey Curtis-Taylor, who made headlines claiming to fly her vintage biplane "Spirit of Artemis" solo on extended journeys, allegedly did not actually fly solo much of the time.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

NASA Extends Support Contract For IRIS Space Observatory

Lockheed Martin Will Continue Operations Under $19 Million Agreement

Delivering the most detailed images of the sun’s lower atmosphere ever recorded from space, the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS), built and operated by Lockheed Martin for NASA, has received more time to deliver groundbreaking space science. A recent $19.4 million contract extends Lockheed Martin’s support for the orbiting observatory through September 2018, with a further extension possible through September 2019.

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Sat, Sep 24, 2016

AeroCare Air Ambulance Transports Critical One-Month-Old Infant Coast-To-Coast

Transcontinental Flight Provided For Baby With Rare Heart Condition

AeroCare Worldwide Air Ambulance recently performed an emergency, life-saving air ambulance mission for a critically-ill one-month-old infant. The infant was born with multiple complex cardiac defects and required special surgery to correct the defects. The surgery is so specialized that there is only one surgeon in the U.S. who will attempt the complex surgery to recreate a vital missing artery. That surgeon, Dr. Frank Hanley, and his specialized team are located on the other side of the country at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. The patient was in Washington, DC., requiring a cross-country transport that could only be handled by a fixed-wing air ambulance jet like AeroCare operates.

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