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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Boeing, Turkish Airlines Celebrate The Airline's First 777 Freighter

Carrier Has A Second Airplane On Order

The first of two Boeing 777 Freighters has been delivered to Turkish Airlines. This airplane and a second freighter on order will help the airline expand its cargo business.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association
 
Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first ever Swiss business jet. Certification of the Super Versatile Jet prepares the ground for initial customer deliveries, which will see the PC-24 business jet take off from Central Switzerland for its entry on the global market. The PC-24 development project was officially announced in 2013, but work on the Super Versatile Jet has in fact been in progress for the past eleven and a half years. Erik Lindbergh, grandson of famed aviators Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, has announced the formation of VerdeGo Aero, an innovative new aerospace company with a mission to provide the upcoming multibillion-dollar urban transportation market with a safe, clean, and quiet hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that can fly piloted or autonomously. Boeing's trade

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne 12.08.17: AMA Joins GoFly, Mackay Trophy Heroes, KSMO To The Rescue

Also: Orion Parachute Test, Workforce Shortage Issues, Cygnus Departs ISS, Myrtle Beach AirShow

AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encourages innovators to create a safe and easy-to-use personal flying device.“ AMA is excited to partner with GoFly in support of this creative initiative,” said Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director. “AMA has always supported advancements in aviation technology, and we look forward to witnessing the success of the GoFly program.” On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives. For their actions, the aircrew of the AC-130U Gunship known as "Spooky 43" were presented

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

PVCC To Hold 2nd Annual Unmanned Aerial Systems Conference

Program Designed For Public Safety Professionals

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) will hold the Second Annual Public Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Conference for first responders and public safety professionals.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

NASA Plans Orion Spacecraft Parachute Test In Arizona

Will Be Dropped From A C-17 Flying At FL350

NASA is planning a test of parachutes for the agency's Orion spacecraft Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the U.S. Army's Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. This test is the fifth in a series of eight to qualify the parachute system for crewed Orion missions.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Air Show Planned For Myrtle Beach In 2018

U.S. Navy Blue Angels To Headline The Show

JLC Air Show Management will host the first air show in Myrtle Beach in more than a decade. The announcement of the Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show, to be hosted on April 28-29, 2018 at the Myrtle Beach International Airport, coincides with the official confirmation of the event's headliners. During the 2017 convention for the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) in Las Vegas, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels announced plans to include the coastal Carolina venue in its 2018 air show schedule.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ESA Awards Contract To QinetiQ To Build Spacecraft Docking System

Will Allow Soft Docking Of Small Spacecraft With ISS

The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a €26.6 million ($31.5 million) contract to QinetiQ to produce a new docking mechanism for the International Space Station (ISS).

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

CAE Expands Training Solutions Relationship With JEJUair In Korea

Two New CAE-Built Boeing 737NG Full-Flight Simulators Sold To JEJUair

CAE and South Korean low-cost carrier JEJUair have signed a new training solutions agreement, including the sale of two CAE-built Boeing 737 full-flight simulators (FFS) to JEJUair. The CAE 7000XR Series simulators will be equipped with the innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system and will be delivered to the CAE Korea training center (CAE Flight and Simulator Services Korea Ltd.) which will provide maintenance services. CAE already provides instructor-led training services to JEJUair.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Mitchinson Flight Center Joins Air Georgian's SOAR Program

Raises Awareness About Aviation Careers For High School Students In Canada

Air Georgian's SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of Mitchinson Flight Center to their flight school program. The partnership provides a career pathway for instructors at Mitchinson to become First Officers with Air Georgian, giving them an entryway into the Air Canada network.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

GE Aviation, Praxair Open Jet Engine Coatings Facility

New PG Technologies Joint Venture Coating Operations Center Is In Ellisville, Mississippi

GE Aviation and Praxair Inc. have opened a new facility for their PG Technologies business, which specializes in advanced coatings that enable jet engines to withstand higher temperatures and stresses. PG Technologies is a joint venture between Praxair Surface Technologies Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of industrial gas company Praxair Inc. and GE Aviation that focuses on the development, support, and application of specialized coatings tailored for GE Aviation's current and future engine platforms.

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