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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines

Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of the BD-5J. He purchased 20 kits when they were first introduced, and some are still flying today. Over 300 people in Arizona are reportedly now employed due to his early investing activities. The Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe wa

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Saab Offers U.S.-Based Production Capability For T-X Trainer Aircraft

Plans To Establish Production Capability In The U.S. For The Airplane

Defense and security company Saab together with Boeing are competing to win the tender process to supply the United States Air Force with an advanced trainer aircraft. Saab will establish manufacturing and production capability in the United States for the T-X advanced trainer aircraft, should the Boeing and Saab solution be selected.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

A4A Names Veteran Industry Advocate Vaughn Jennings As VP, Communications

Promoted From Managing Director For Government And Regulatory Communications

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has announced the promotion of Vaughn Jennings to serve as the new vice president, communications.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Scientists Propose New Concept Of Terrestrial Planet Formation

Findings Recently Published In Earth and Planetary Science Letters

Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth that reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

GA-ASI Conducts First Flight Test From Upgraded FTTC

Unmanned Flight Through Civil Airspace Covers 1,075 Nautical Miles

On August 30th, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems flew its first test flight out of its new Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The GA-ASI Block 5 Predator B/MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) flew a round-trip of approximately 1,075 nautical miles. This was the longest transit flown by a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in Class A civilian airspace under a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) granted by the FAA. The COA authorized the Block 5 MQ-9 to fly in airspace managed by air traffic controllers without the requirement of utilizing a “chase” airplane.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

EchoStar 105/SES-11 Shipped From Toulouse To The Cape For SpaceX Launch

Satellite To Be Boosted Into Orbit On Flight-Proven Falcon 9 Rocket In October

The new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Stelia Aerospace Delivers The First BelugaXL Cargo-Door

First Aircraft To Enter Service In 2019

Airbus has taken delivery of the first main cargo door for the BelugaXL from its supplier Stelia Aerospace. The door is fully equipped with its electric and hydraulic systems. This delivery follows that, early July, of the upper fuselage section, to which the cargo-door will be attached and articulated.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

On-Demand Jet Charter Marketplace Closes Series B Investment Round

Victor Secures $20 Million Led By BP Ventures

BP Ventures, BP's investment arm, has entered into a strategic investment agreement with B2C jet charter company Victor, committing to invest $10 million as lead investor to Victor's Series B fundraising round. The round, raising a total of $20 million, has been further bolstered through family offices and existing shareholders.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

ANN FAQ: What Does The Airborne Partnership Initiative Mean For Your Business

Get Your Breaking News Out To The Industry

A partnership between ANN and others in the aviation/aerospace industry offers more exposure, a greatly lessened strain on individual resources, and the pivotal advantage of starting out with what is already a solid, professional award- winning platform…which is Airborne Unlimited.

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Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.22.17)

“It’s a historic day for Tecnam. We are so proud to have fulfilled the needs of Cape Air, one of world’s largest regional airline operators." Source: Paolo Pascale, Tecnam CEO.

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