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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Airborne 08.24.16: Northrop Grumman T-X, Refurbished F-14A, Helo Cash Drop

Also: Mini-Drone, Avilution, Narita Tower, US/Mexico Av-Agreement, UK Helipads Too Small, FAA Employee Busted, Proba-3

If it was a secret, it isn’t now, as a few images of Northrop Grumman's offering to replace the Air Force’s T-38 supersonic jet trainer have appeared on the Internet as the plane conducted high-speed taxi tests last week at Mojave Airport in California. The aircraft was built by Scaled Composites under contract with Northrop Grumman. FAA records indicate it is powered by a single F404-GE-102D engine, also known as the Model 400. The High Sky Wing of the Commemorative Air Force in Midland, Texas plans to unveil a refurbished Grumman F-14A Tomcat at its CAF Airsho this weekend. The airframe is notable as being the first F-14A to shoot down another aircraft in combat. On August 19, 1981, Commander Henry Kleemann and Lieutenant David Venlet of VF-41 flew th

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Report: U.S. Drone Market To Grow At CAGR 25% Thru 2021

Well-Defined Regulations, Increasing Commercial Use Will Help Drive Growth

According to recently published report by TechSci Research titled "Global Commercial Drone Market By Drone Type (Rotary Blade Drone, Fix Wing Drone, Hybrid Drone & Nano Drone), By Application (Mapping, Surveying & Photography, Precision Agriculture, etc.), By Region, Competition Forecast & Opportunities, 2015 - 2021" - U.S. has been reported as the largest market for commercial drones in North America.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Veteran Astronaut Terry Virts Retires From NASA

Caps Career That Included Piloting The Space Shuttle, Commanding ISS

With more than 3,600 orbits of the Earth under his belt, astronaut Terry Virts left NASA on Aug. 23. Over the course of his 16-year-career at NASA, he piloted a space shuttle and commanded the International Space Station.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Wanted: Ideas For Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

DARPA Invites Input On Innovative, Affordable, And Rapidly Deployable Systems And Technologies To Defend U.S. Forces Against Quickly Evolving Airborne Threats

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Airbus Helicopters Delivers The First H175 To Be Operated In The Americas

New Helicopter Has Been Delivered To Transportes Aéreos Pegaso For Oil & Gas Operations In The Gulf Of Mexico

A new 7-ton class helicopter has arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this new helicopter on the American continent. A second H175 will be delivered in 2017.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Hermes 450 Soars During North Dakota UAS Field Day

Aircraft Has Multiple Civilian Uses

Elbit Systems of America, along with its local partners, hosted an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) field day today, August 22, at the Hillsboro Regional Airport to highlight its recent Hermes 450 flights over North Dakota. The event welcomed Lt. Governor Drew Wrigley, who served as Master of Ceremonies. Also attending were U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-ND. and U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-ND.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

First A380 Commercial Flight Conducted To Rio de Janeiro

RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport Approved For A380 Operations

On August 22nd, the first A380 commercial flight landed at RIOgaleão – Tom Jobim International Airport. This Paris-Rio Air France flight was specifically scheduled on the occasion of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. This milestone was celebrated by the airport with a water salute on the arrival of the aircraft. The airport is joining the list of the 230 A380 compatible airports around the world.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Quad Squad Wins AMA’s First UAS4STEM National Competition

Awarded A $2,500 Cash Prize For Their Efforts

On Saturday, August 20, middle and high school students from across the US competed in the UAS4STEM program’s national competition at the International Aeromodeling Center in Muncie, Indiana. The student teams built their own drones and competed in various flying challenges for the national title. The contest is designed to teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Global Aerospace And Aviation Market Is Anticipated To Grow

Several Factors Expected To Contribute To Growth

The global aerospace and aviation market is expected to grow over the next several years fueled by several factors, according to a new report from ASDReports.

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Thu, Aug 25, 2016

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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