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Mon, May 30, 2016

Delta Flight Intercepted By Greek F-16s

Airliner 'Briefly' Out Of Contact With Air Traffic Controllers

On the same day that EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared from radar over the Mediterranean Sea, another airliner was involved in an incident that fortunately had a much different outcome.

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Mon, May 30, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.30.16): Minimum Descent Altitude

Minimum Descent Altitude The lowest altitude, expressed in feet above mean sea level, to which descent is authorized on final approach or during circle-to-land maneuvering in execution of a standard instrument approach procedure where no electronic glideslope is provided.

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Mon, May 30, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.30.16)

Aero Linx: World Birstrike Association The mission of the WBA is to be the global voice of the national bird/wildlife strike committees and other entities, civil and military. At the same time, the WBA provides the platform for pursuing a constructive and cooperative relationship with all stakeholders. The WBA acts as the worldwide forum for the reduction of the bird/wildlife strike risk to aviation.

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Mon, May 30, 2016

ANN FAQ: Here's How YOU Can Support The 'Let Bob Fly!' Documentary Project

Bob Has Asked ANN To Help Him Tell A Story That Could Transform The Fight For Airmen Rights... YOU Can Help!

Just a few days ago, ANN dropped the first hints (of many to come) of what has become an all-involving endeavor... to undertake an inspiring, exacting, professional, long-form documentary covering the tumultuous FAA v Bob Hoover debacle. 'Let Bob Fly!' is the working title for an aggressive and somewhat controversial new documentary. Some 20 years ago, one of the greatest living aviators was grounded by two FAA inspectors based on hearsay, innuendo and suspicious conjecture. The resulting fight cost Hoover three years of his life, untold amounts of money, and embarrassed the American aviation community to the core. At events like Lakeland, ICAS, Oshkosh, dozens of airshows all over the world, and the AOPA Conventions; people gathered, protested, made themselves heard and made it abundantly clear that the FAA had gone too far -- and that support for Hoover was pretty much an industry mandate.

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Mon, May 30, 2016

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.30.16)

"We take great pride in Vietjet selecting the game-changing Geared Turbofan engine to power their aircraft fleet. Customers continuously recognize that this engine represents the pinnacle of modern aviation technology with unmatched double-digit reductions in fuel burn, noise and emissions." Source: Rick Deurloo, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Pratt & Whitney, following Vietjet's selection of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine to power their order of 63 Airbus A320neo and A321neo family of aircraft. Deliveries are expected to begin in 2017.

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Sun, May 29, 2016

Bill Gordon Lost In Hudson River P-47 Ditching

Despite What Appeared To Be A Decent Ditching Effort, An Outstanding Pilot Was Lost

The airshow community has suffered its second tragedy in nearly as many weeks as long-time warbird pilot and industry good-guy, Bill Gordon after the American Airpower Museum P-47 he was flying suffered some manner of propulsion failure and ditched int he Hudson River... not far from the scene of the US Air ditching a few years back, in 2009. Gordon, seen to be attempting to extricate himself from the rapidly sinking Thunderbolt, was later found still trapped in the cockpit when the airframe was raised several hours later.

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Sun, May 29, 2016

Airborne 05.27.16: More MH370 Debris, Airport 4 Sale, Hurricane Hunters

Also: PWC PW307D, Icon Scandal, Memorial Day, IASO, Nat'l Warplane Museum, Gogo Cloud, Orbital ATK, Honor Flight Austin

The Australia's Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, has confirmed reports that three new pieces of debris have been found and are of interest in connection to the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Two of the articles were found in Mauritius and one came from Mozambique. Up to this date, it’s reported that more than 40,000 square miles of the 46,000 square mile search zone in the southern Indian Ocean have been examined, according to the Australian government. Now’s your chance if you’re looking to buy an airport…in Germany. Situated in a desirable central location southwest of Berlin, the Madgeburg Cochstedt International Airport is for sale on a Liquidity Services online marketplace. It’s a for

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Sun, May 29, 2016

Hawk Lead-In Fighter Fleet Reaches 100,000 Flying Hours

Aircraft Entered Service In 2001

The Australian Hawk 127 Lead-In fighter fleet has achieved 100,000 flying hours since entering service in 2001.

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Sun, May 29, 2016

Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB With 'Easyfit' Outfitting

New Corporate Jet Variant Of Newest Airbus Airliner

Airbus is launching a new corporate-jet version of its popular A350 XWB airliner, with Easyfit provisions for cabin-outfitting, expanding its corporate jet family with an aircraft that delivers more capacity, capability and comfort.

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Sun, May 29, 2016

Certification For AS332 Display Installations Expected Mid-2016

Includes Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays, Dual UNS-1Fw MMMS, And Radio Control Unit

Certification for the integration of Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 is on track for mid-2016. Preparations for certification are currently underway with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One.

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