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Mon, May 02, 2016

PACAF A-10s, HH-60s Fly 1st Air Contingent Missions In Philippines

Exercises Included Four Thundbolts And Two Pave Hawks

A U.S. Pacific Command air contingent began flying operations at Clark Air Base on April 19 with the successful launch of four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and two HH-60G Pave Hawks.

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Mon, May 02, 2016

Kongsberg Signs Contracts For European Weather Satellite Delivery

Deals Valued At Nearly $27 Million

Kongsberg has signed two contracts with a total value of EUR 23.6 million (approx. $26.73 million) with Airbus Defence and Space for delivery of a KA band Antenna Pointing System and Solar Array Drive Assembly for the next generation European weather satellite program MetOp-Second Generation (MetOp-SG), a program of and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT.

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Mon, May 02, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.02.16): Comply With Restrictions

Comply With Restrictions An ATC instruction that requires an aircraft being vectored back onto an arrival or departure procedure to comply with all altitude and/or speed restrictions depicted on the procedure. This term may be used in lieu of  repeating each remaining restriction that appears on the procedure.

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Mon, May 02, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.02.16)

Aero Linx: The Arizona Pilot’s Association (APA) The Arizona Pilot’s Association (APA) was organized in 1978 to give Arizona’s general aviation community a voice in aviation matters. Our mission remains much the same today as we continue to promote general aviation through advocacy at various levels of state and federal government, as well as through partnering with other aviation organizations in advocating our common interests: promoting aviation safety, pilot education, and public understanding of general aviation; preserving, maintaining, and even re-opening Arizona’s backcountry and recreational airstrips; broadcasting Arizona aviation news; and connecting Arizona pilots through aviation events.

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Mon, May 02, 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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Mon, May 02, 2016

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.02.16)

“The past months were amazing for ARCA Space Corporation, as the ArcaBoard was prepared for production. We couldn’t be happier knowing how fortunate we are to create and now ship the first true personal flying machine, the first hoverboard in history. A flying machine that will allow anyone to fly whenever and wherever they want. We are now leaving a mark upon the world, because from now on anyone can have a flying machine in their garage. It’s a history first. As a prediction, ArcaBoard opens a multi-billion-dollar hovering industry and we are sure that other companies will soon follow.”  Source: Dumitru Popescu, ARCA Space Corporation, CEO, in comments made asthey start the production of the ArcaBoard, what the company is calling the world’s first commercially available hoverboard. The ArcaBoard will be produced in New Mexico. The deliveries will start in May to clients from China, France, Israel, Romania and United States.

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Sun, May 01, 2016

Airborne 04.26.16: Drone v Airplane-NOT!, eFusion Electric Plane, ANN@AEA-LIVE!!

Also: MU-2 AOA, AMA Responds To Senate FAA Reauthorization, ANN@AEA Live 04/27-0830ET, ANN@AEA Live 04/28-1400ET, ANN@AEA Live 04/29-1100ET

A report of a drone possibly colliding with a British Airways A320 on approach to Heathrow nearly broke the Internet. There were tons of breathless stories and offers to media outlets for "experts" to discuss the "problem." When we relayed this report last week, we also said that it was still being investigated that the airplane had suffered no damage. It looks like it was worth it to be a bit skeptical. The U.K. newspaper The Telegraph now reports that Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said that there had been no confirmation that a UAV had come in contact with the airplane. In fact, it may have been a plastic bag. The all-electric Magnus eFusion made its maiden flight in Hungary earlier this month. The eFusion of the Magnus Aircraft Corporat

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Sun, May 01, 2016

FAA Approves 5,000 Section 333 Exemption Petition Grants

Gowdy Brothers Aerospace Looks To The Future Of Non-Recreational UAS Use

FAA Airman and Airspace Rules Division announces 5,076 approved Section 333 petition grants. The FAA further clarified there were another 7,000 petitions waiting to be approved as of April 20th at the FAA UAS symposium hosted by Embry-Riddle University. This is significantly up from approximately 50 approved exemptions this time last year. Nevertheless, there has been a recent slowdown as individuals, businesses, non-profits and governmental agencies all anticipate regulatory changes.

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Sun, May 01, 2016

Textron Has Success With A Hybrid Drone

Textron Systems Completes Hybrid Quadrotor Proof Of Concept Integration On The Aerosonde SUAS

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems, has announced the successful demonstration of the Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) enabled with Hybrid Quadrotor technology which allows the system to take-off and land vertically to significantly increase mission flexibility.

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Sun, May 01, 2016

Boeing To Deliver Record Number Of Airplanes To Turkish Airlines

The Flag Carrier Is To Receive 26 777s, 737s This Year

Boeing is set to deliver a record number of airplanes this year to Turkey's flag carrier, Turkish Airlines. In total, the carrier will take delivery of six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s in 2016.

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