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Wed, May 25, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.16)

The Medallion Foundation

The Medallion Foundation, a non-profit aviation safety organization, embraces mentors and advocates for all aspects of aviation: Student pilots to airline management.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Airborne 05.24.16: Cessna S/E Turbo-Prop, GE’s H75 Turboprop, Sonex B-Models

Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center

Textron Aviation has finally revealed further program details around the development of its Cessna single engine turboprop aircraft. They say it will be designed to have cruise speeds of up to 285 knots and full fuel payload of 1,100 pounds. The planned range is 1,600 nautical miles at high speed cruise with one pilot and four passengers on board. Textron claims the aircraft will incorporate technology specifically designed to reduce pilot workload. The G3000 avionics suite planned for the aircraft includes weather radar, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems and ADS-B capabilities. The Turbine Venom will be marketed as a kit built airplane. It is the next-generation version of the Turbine Legend, which began production in 1998. Produced entirel

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Tue, May 24, 2016

It's On! EAA/ANN Announce 2016 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Drew Nearly 100,000 Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’

E-I-C Note: Our partner, the Experimental Aircraft Association, released the news (we promised them first dibs...) about this year's AIP a few hours ago and now its time for us to chime in. We're tremendously exicted to work with EAA again... on this and some other truly exciting programs to be announced shortly -- stay tuned! We’re onto something… Something huge. On the heels of a truly astounding result for the 2+ hour debut of the 2015 AirVenture Innovation Preview last year, as well as nearly a decade of coverage of the AEA New Product Introductions and the recently concluded Sun ‘n Fun Innovation Preview, ANN is already hard at work on the next edition of our Airborne Innovation Preview programming for this year’s amazing EAA/AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI., now set for July 25-31, 2016.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

U.S. Rep. McSally Wins Fight For Female Vets

WASP Legislation Becomes Rep. McSally’s Second Bill To Be Signed Into Law

U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation, the Women Airforce Service Pilots Arlington Inurnment Restoration (WASP AIR) Act, was signed into law Friday by President Obama. The bill signing caps off a 20-week fight led by Rep. McSally to restore the eligibility of women World War II pilots at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

NTSB Releases Prelim In Greg Connell Accident

Initial Investigation Establishes Control Continuity

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the accident May 14th during an airshow at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK) which fatally injured airshow pilot Greg Connell.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Airborne 05.24.16: Cessna S/E Turbo-Prop, GE’s H75 Turboprop, Sonex B-Models

Also: B-29 Doc Airworthy, Aero-Calendar, Charles Taylor, Boeing-Vietjet, Flexjet Buy, Indian Mini-Shuttle, 777X Composite Wing Center
 
Textron Aviation has finally revealed further program details around the development of its Cessna single engine turboprop aircraft. 
They say it will be designed to have cruise speeds of up to 285 knots and full fuel payload of 1,100 pounds. The planned range is 1,600 nautical miles at high speed cruise with one pilot and four passengers on board. Textron claims the aircraft will incorporate technology specifically designed to reduce pilot workload. The G3000 avionics suite planned for the aircraft includes weather radar, advanced Terrain Awareness Warning Systems and ADS-B capabilities. The Turbine Venom will be marketed as a kit built airplane. It is the next-generation version of the Turbine Legend, which began production in 1998. Produced entirely of carbon fiber and graphite, it’s projected

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Airborne 05.23.16: Si2 Lands in Dayton, BellHeli Relocation, Santa Monica Update

Also: Rockwell Collins, RC Antonov AN-225, Safety Culture In Alaska, Sonic 'Thump', Drone Reg. Data, Aiming For Mars, Hawaiian Pilots

The Solar Impulse-2 crew alerted ANN, early Saturday morning, that it’s next step in their trek around the world was about to depart Tulsa, Oklahoma, and head for Dayton, Ohio. They departed Tulsa at 4:22am local time and, after a successful flight, landed at Dayton International Airport 16 ½ hours later. Si2 spent a week at the Tulsa International Airport until a clear weather window allowed them to continue their flights across the United States. The selection of Dayton, which was the home of Orville and Wilbur Wright, seems most apropos. Bell Helicopter has announced plans to relocate several programs in order to optimize manufacturing capabilities across multiple Bell Helicopter facilities. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X final assembly in

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Air Force Reports Russians, Chinese Testing U.S. Defenses

Becoming More Aggressive In Intercepting U.S. Planes Patrolling On The West Coast

The head of Air Force Air Combat Command says that the Chinese and Russians are becoming more aggressive in their intercepts of U.S. warplanes flying near the west coast of the United States.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

Airbus Has Filed A Patent On The 'World's Fastest Helicopter'

Design Based On The Eurocopter X3 Prototype

Airbus has filed a patent on an advanced version of its Eurocopter X3, which set an unofficial speed record of 263 knots in 2013.

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Tue, May 24, 2016

FAA Posts Third Video In Airport Safety Series

Focuses On National Efforts To Reduce Runway Incursions

The FAA has posted video designed to further enhance airport safety. It is the third installment in a series of instructional videos being produced by the agency.

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