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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.01.14)

“SNC is offering access to crewed or uncrewed space missions." Source: John Roth, vice president of business development for SNC’s Space Systems.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.01.14): Fixed Slot

A fixed, nozzle shaped opening near the leading edge of a wing that ducts air onto the top surface of the wing.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.01.14)

NBAA/CAN Soiree

One of the much-anticipated events of the NBAA conference, being held this year in Orlando.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

EASA Certifies Airbus A350-900

Clears The Way For First Deliveries

The EASA has issued the type certificate of the Airbus A350-900. Airbus demonstrated that the aircraft complies with the regulatory safety and environment requirements defined by EASA for the European Union.

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Tue, Sep 30, 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. Steve Boser, the Chief Operating Officer of Sensenich Technologies pointed out that they have actually been making propellers for drones for about 40 years. Boser said they have been providing propellers for tactical UAVs for many years and they have continued to upgrade their technology to meet the challenges of the small unmanned aerial systems.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Airborne 09.29.14: Young Eagle Tragedy, Overdue Hoover Honors, Paperplane Record

Also: Low-Flying F16, UAVs For The Movie, Aerobatic Pilot Bails Out, Bombardier Safety Stand Down, MVP Takes On The World

We are sad to report that a Young Eagle flight went down on Saturday morning with the loss of two lives. An inflight collision occurred six miles east-southeast of the Buffalo-Lancaster, New York Regional Airport at approximately 1040 am local time. The accident involved a Cessna 172 Skyhawk and a Progressive Aerodyne SeaRey, which is an amateur-built experimental aircraft. Robert A. “Bob” Hoover will receive the 2014 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy from the National Aeronautic Association. The trophy is awarded annually to a living American for "…significant public service of enduring value to aviation in the United States." The Fox Valley Composite Squadron which is the local unit of the Illinois Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, beat the Guinness World Record of “Highest Paper Airplane Flight from a Hig

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation Challenges NASA Commercial Crew Contract

Says Limiting Awards To Boeing, SpaceX Is A Bad Deal For Taxpayers

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) has filed a legal challenge to the award of contracts to Boeing and SpaceX under the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) program. The CCtCap program will restore U.S. transportation capability to the International Space Station.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

FAA Works To Return Chicago Airspace To More Normal Operations

Fire At Air Route Traffic Control Center Friday Disrupted Air Travel In The Region

Things are slowly returning to normal in Chicago after a fire broke out early Friday morning at the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center, the FAA radar facility controlling high-level air traffic around the Chicago area. All inbound and outbound flights at major airline airports and regional airports were suspended. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Bombardier Learjet Delivers 1st EASA-Registered Learjet 75

Roullier Group Accepted Aircraft During Ceremony In Wichita

Bombardier has delivered the first EASA-registered Learjet 75 aircraft to the Roullier Group, a company based in France. The aircraft was delivered during a special ceremony at Bombardier's facility in Wichita, Kansas and will be operated out of France.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

NTSB Released Prelim In VA T-28C Accident

Pilot, Passenger Fatally Injured When Plane Went Down

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report in an accident which occurred near the Virginia International Raceway in Alton in the southern part of Virginia. The accident fatally injured Jon Couch, who was flying the airplane, and his mother who was aboard as a passenger.

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