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AMA 10.19.17

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AMA 10.19.17

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Airborne 10.18.17

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Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

CSF Welcomes New Board Leadership, Member Companies

Dr. Alan Stern Will Serve A Second Term As Chairman

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) has elected new Officers for the 2017-2018 year, and approved two new Associate member companies at its bi-annual Executive Board of Directors, held last month in Tucson, Arizona.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation’s C-49 Flies Again

Restoration Of The Cargo Plane Has Taken Three Years

For the past three years the Tulsa Squadron of the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Foundation has been working diligently to restore the organization’s Douglas C-49 ‘Wild Kat’. Major restoration work has been provided by many skilled volunteers from the local aviation industry and also by interested aviation history enthusiasts in the Tulsa area, with more than 15,000 man-hours of effort put into the project to date.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Rocket Motor For Ariane 6 And Vega-C Is Cast For Testing

P120C Is Largest Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Ever Built

The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. The P120C is the largest solid-propellant rocket motor ever built in one segment.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Space Habitat Market Global Growth Forecast At 13.83% CAGR To 2021

Recycling Resources Key To Sustainability

A recent report from ReportsnReports indicates that the market for space habitats is poised for significant growth over the next five years.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

First EMS AW169 Helicopters Ordered In The U.S.

Travis County, TX Places Order For Three Of The Aircraft For Its STAR Flight Program

Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Leonardo Company announced the order at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, TX.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

FLYHT Signs $2.1 Million Sales Contract With Azur Aviation

AFIRS To Be Deployed By The Turkish Carrier

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has made a sale of its Automated Flight Information Reporting System (AFIRS) and FLYHTLog services to Azur Havacilik A.S (Azur Aviation), based in Antalya, Turkey.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

Air Berlin Pilot Gets Creative On Final Flight

Airplane With 200 Passengers On Board Executed A Possibly-Planned 'Go Around'

On the last Air Berlin flight to arrive in Germany from the U.S., the pulled a stunt that may well land him or her in hot water with German authorities.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017

California Firefighting Efforts Slowed By A Drone

Authorities Are Seeking The Operator Of The Aircraft

Firefighting efforts in California's Santa Cruz Mountains were halted for a few hours on Wednesday after a drone was sighted being flown in an area where firefighting aircraft were also operating.

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

AMA Drone Report 10.19.17: Drone/Airliner Midair?, FAA Sued, CNN 107 Waiver

Also: Swedish Drone Ban Lifted, Rocky Mountain Hobby-Expo, Drone Shark Detection, Kittyhawk DJI Sync 2.0

Recent reports about a midair collision between a jet and a drone have been mis-stated or based on pretty tenuous detail. Worse; Canada’s Marc Garneau, their Minister of Transport has jumped all over the story, even issuing a press release long before any real detail has emerged. What do we know? On 12 October 2017, a Skyjet Beech King Air A100 (a turbo prop... NOT a jet) was on an IFR flight to the Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City, Quebec with 8 souls on board. The aircraft was approaching runway 24 and had just passed the final approach fix when the crew claims to have seen a drone at the extremity of the left wing. A drone operator from Arkansas named Michael Reichert has filed a class-action lawsuit against the FAA because he has not yet received a refund for hi

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Airborne 10.19.17: 200th TBM 900-Series, MooneyShares, E-AB Accident Stats

Also: Supersonic Test, Kobe Steel, Sullenberger Awarded, A-29 Super Tucanos, Textron, 109th AW CDR

Daher recently rolled out its 200th TBM 900-series very fast turboprop aircraft since the introduction of this upgraded family in March 2014. The milestone airplane, serial number 1200, is a TBM 910 version delivered to Cutter Aviation in San Antonio. Daher’s TBM 900 family is the latest and sixth evolution of the company’s very fast turboprop concept, offered today in two production versions: the TBM 930 and the TBM 910. Aircraft manufacturer Mooney International and Partners in Aviation (PIA) have announced they have formed a partnership enabling buyers to realize price and cost-of-ownership advantages. MooneyShares makes available the new Mooney Ultra aircraft to customers. PIA founders Mark Molloy and Tom Bertels, are part of the equation. Both are accomplished pilots and have an unde

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