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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.17.20): Flight Service Station (FSS)

An air traffic facility which provides pilot briefings, flight plan processing, en route flight advisories, search and rescue services, and assistance to lost aircraft and aircraft in emergency situations.

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.17.20)

NTSB Training Center

The NTSB Training Center is the training facility for the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent federal agency that investigates all civil aviation accidents in the United States and selected accidents in other modes of transportation.

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

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PRODUCT: Airbus SAS Model A318 and A319 series airplanes; Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes; Model A321-111, -112, -131, -211, -212, -213, -231, and -232 airplanes; Model A330-200 and A330-200 Freighter series airplanes; Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes; and Model A340-500 and -600 airplanes (except for airplanes equipped with flammability reduction means (FRM) approved by the FAA as compliant with the Fuel Tank Flammability Reduction (FTFR) rule).

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Airborne 01.15.20: Shootdown Arrests, Airbus BelugaXL, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Also: Hartzell 5-Blade CASA 212, Muilenburg Leaves Boeing W/$62M, FreeFlight Systems, 50 C-130Js

Authorities in Iran have made several arrests in connection with the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian airliner last Wednesday, and President Hassan Rouhani has said that those involved in the "painful and unforgivable" incident "should be punished." Rouhani said in a televised speech that the judiciary "should form a special court with a ranking judge and dozens of experts. This is not an ordinary case. The entire world will be watching this court." Iran initially said that the plane had gone down with the loss of all aboard, many of them Iranian citizens, due to a mechanical issue. But video that found its way to the Internet showed a missile hitting the plane. The ‘aeronautically obese’ BelugaXL has entered into service, in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

AMA Drone Report 01.16.20: Remote ID Opposition, DRL Tryouts, Karma Updated

Also: Super Bowl LIV Regs, Drone-Based Home Security, Unlawful Drone Ops, Red Cat Acquisition

With the recent announcement of a Model Aircraft Political Action Committee and dozens of negative comments on the Remote ID proposal put forth by the FAA, as well as other issues, the model aviation community clearly has some problems with recent FAA actions. Comments and complaints about the FAA’s change in tactics are all over Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other Social Media outlets, and it's pretty clear that the model aviation community feels threatened and at risk. Even members of the full-scale aviation community are expressing concern, with recent support for model concerns shown by the EAA... who has been vocal and active in these issues. Want to try out for the Drone Racing league in the comfort of your home? Now’s your chance to become a DRL pilot without having to travel. Anyone w

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Leonardo Awarded Contract For 32 TH-73A Helicopters By U.S. DoD

Contract Valued At $176,472,608 For Aircraft, Spares, Initial Support And Training

Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Matternet Raises Strategic Investment From McKesson Ventures

Will Support Global Expansion Of On-Demand Drone Delivery Networks For Healthcare Logistics

Matternet has announced a strategic investment from McKesson Ventures. The round of funding will provide Matternet with access to a broad set of opportunities in the U.S. healthcare logistics market and accelerate existing partnerships in key international markets. McKesson Ventures joins Matternet's roster of strategic investors Boeing, Sony and Mercedes-Benz, alongside its growing list of strategic partners UPS and Swiss Post.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Surveillance Video Shows Second Missile Hitting Ukrainian Airliner

Russian-Made SA-15s Appear To Have Been Fired From Near Imam Khomeini International Airport

A surveillance video circulating on social media appears to show two missiles being fired at the Ukrainian 737-800 that was departing from Imam Khomeini International Airport last Wednesday as Iran was firing a missile barrage at U.S. and coalition targets in Iraq.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

FAA Opens One-Of-A-Kind Fire Research Facility In Atlantic City

Will Support Research On Fluorine-Free Firefighting Foams

The FAA completed construction and opened a new indoor fire research facility in December to conduct performance tests of potential replacement fire extinguishing agents.

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Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Airbus Signs Contract With Indian Startup For Talent Acquisition

Traxof Technologies Will Automate The Talent Acquisition Process

Continuing its outreach to develop the innovation ecosystem in India, Airbus has signed a contract with Bengaluru-based startup Traxof Technologies to automate the talent acquisition process for Airbus’ Information Management (IM) organizations in India and Europe.

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