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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Airborne 02.10.16: Antonov Kaput, Landmark Deal, Gone West-Edgar Mitchell

Also: Rig’N Fly, 'Krafting' The Future, North Korean Insanity, 1st Trans-Atlantic F-35, Llandudno Air Show, GPS IIF, East Hampton Noise Fight

It looks like another great aviation name may be about to fade into history. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm. The transfers left Antonov as a company without a product, and shutting it down was the next logical step. Antonov was the builder of the world's two largest transport aircraft; the An-225, of which only one was built, and the An-124. An FBO conglomerate gets larger as BBA Aviation has completed the acquisition of Landmark Aviation. This represents a major expansion of Signature Flight Support, which is a BBA Aviation company. Signature’s glo

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-TV: Reinventing The MU-2 – A Reinvigorated Safety Culture Achieves Great Re

Increasing The Safety And Reliability Of The MU-2...

While at NBAA 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, had an interesting discussion with Pat Cannon, who is the President of Turbine Aircraft Services. The discussion circled around the issue of safety and the Mitsubishi MU-2. Tom started the conversation by making the statement that the MU-2 has had a rather shady history as it relates to safety. However, something has changed as the airplane's safety record has now improved. Tom asks Cannon what he attributes this to.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Updates DC-Area Unmanned Aircraft Procedures

Allows Flight In The Outer Ring Of The SFRA ... Under Certain Conditions

The FAA is updating its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of 12:01 a.m. EST, Wednesday, February 10, the operating procedures will allow model aircraft, commercial and public users to operate in the outer ring of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) under specific conditions.  

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-TV: Reinventing The MU-2 – A Reinvigorated Safety Culture Achieves Great Results

Increasing The Safety And Reliability Of The MU-2...

While at NBAA 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, had an interesting discussion with Pat Cannon, who is the President of Turbine Aircraft Services. The discussion circled around the issue of safety and the Mitsubishi MU-2. Tom started the conversation by making the statement that the MU-2 has had a rather shady history as it relates to safety. However, something has changed as the airplane's safety record has now improved. Tom asks Cannon what he attributes this to.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

No Environmental Discussions Yet At Heathrow

Airport CEO Says 'No Environmental' Reason For Delay

In his first speech since the Davies Commission recommended expansion of Heathrow Airport over Gatwick, Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye says no discussions with the government have begun concerning environmental issues related to the proposed expansion.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Airborne 02.10.16: Antonov Kaput, Landmark Deal, Gone West-Edgar Mitchell

Also: Rig’N Fly, 'Krafting' The Future, North Korean Insanity, 1st Trans-Atlantic F-35, Llandudno Air Show, GPS IIF, East Hampton Noise Fight
 
It looks like another great aviation name may be about to fade into history. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm. The transfers left Antonov as a company without a product, and shutting it down was the next logical step. Antonov was the builder of the world's two largest transport aircraft; the An-225, of which only one was built, and the An-124. An FBO conglomerate gets larger as BBA Aviation has completed the acquisition of Landmark Aviation. This represents a major expansion of Signature Flight Support, which is a BBA Aviation company. Signature’s global network now numbers 195 locations located throughout North America

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Airborne 02.09.16: Garmin ADS-B TXP, LEO Helo v UAV, CA Mid-Air

Also: Blue Origin, Aero-Calendar, FA Legislation, F-35C Update, Delta Succession, First SLS Flight, PWC History

Garmin has a game changer going as they announced their new GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks. As drones continue to be a concern for airspace safety, it’s reported that last week the crew of the Fresno County, California Sheriff's Office helicopter encountered a so-called dangerous situation. It’s reported that while flying at an altitude of 550 feet, the pilot saw something in the sky resembling a bird. As he reportedly flew closer, it appeared to be a small airplane. The pilot then maneuvered out of its path and

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

LEAP Engine Surpasses 10,000 Orders

Will Power 737MAX, A320neo, Comac C919

The new LEAP engine from CFM International, the 50/50 joint company between Snecma (Safran) and GE, has passed the milestone of 10,000 orders and commitments.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From CO Accident

Pilot Had Requested Altitude Change To Stay Clear Of Clouds

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred January 14, 2016 about 1745 mountain standard time (MST). A Beechcraft C-35 Bonanza, N2025D, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near Meeker, Colorado.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

'Jesus' Banned From Johnson Space Center Newsletter

Praise And Worship Club Directed By Attorneys From Using The Name In Club Announcements

NASA's attorneys have advised the Praise and Worship Club at the Johnson Space Center in Houston to discontinue the use of the name "Jesus" in its announcements in the JSC newsletter.

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