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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Airborne 10.16.17: NBAA-BACE 2017, Scaled Model 401, Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Also: Drone Security, Fighting Privatization, Frontier Pilots, Commercial Space, Twin Otter, AeroVironment, Honeywell 

The NBAA claims that its 2017 NBAA-BACE  event was an all-around success, despite some reports of soft attendance and a lack of major news announcements. “This year’s show was special in many ways,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen (pictured). “We celebrated NBAA’s 70th anniversary, and how our industry is stronger when we work together. We gathered in the company of aviation leaders and legends, like Capt. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger and Capt. Jim Lovell. We saw the launch of exciting new products, and we brought a citywide convention to Las Vegas, which the city welcomed with open arms.” Scaled Composites has confirmed the first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to build two vehicles to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufactur

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Airborne 10.13.17: Citation Latitude, Global Aviatrix, 500th F-35 Pilot

Also: Eagles Attack Drones, Barnstorming, CAE Master Pilot, BelugaXL, P&WC, Gulfstream G650ER, Spartan College

Textron is in the process of delivering the 100th Cessna Citation Latitude. The milestone aircraft, which comes just 26 months after the first Latitude entered service, will be handed over to NetJets, Inc., this week at Textron Aviation headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. “We set out to redefine this segment by investing in a new product with features our customers told us they wanted: large-cabin amenities and best-in-class operating costs. Delivering 100 Latitudes in just over two years is a testament that we’ve got the ideal combination,” said Rob Scholl, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing, Textron Aviation. Shaesta Waiz, the 30-year-old pilot of the 2017 ‘Dreams Soar’ Global Flight for STEM, touched down in Daytona Beach, Florida on October 4 i

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

U.S. Army Awards Leonardo DRS Counter-Drone Development Contract

System Will Protect Ground Troops From Enemy Drones

The U.S. Army has awarded a contract valued at up to $42 million to Leonardo DRS under an urgent operational need to develop a comprehensive counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Report: Commercial Aircraft Market To Rise $330 Billion By 2022

Narrow Body Aircraft To Fly Highest In The Commercial Aircraft Market

The commercial aircraft market is driven by a number of factors such as skyrocketing passenger traffic, aviation network infrastructural improvements, development of quieter and fuel-efficient aircraft, and government initiatives taken by several national governments encouraging the domestic commercial aircraft market, according to new research from Persistence Market Research.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Frontier Pilots Enter Second Year Of Mediation

Two Sides Still Reportedly Far Apart On Economic Issues

More than 1,100 Frontier Airlines pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) entered their second year of federal mediation without a new contract.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

AF Seeks 2018 AFA Aerospace Awards Nominees

Nomination Packages Are Due January 5, 2018

Air Force officials are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards. This award program recognizes the most outstanding contribution to national defense in the fields of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity; flight in the atmosphere or space; arts and letters, covering a wide range of activities including writing, speaking, media relations, sculpting or painting; and for significantly exceeding standard performance.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

ICAO And ENAC To Collaborate On New Safety Management Degree

Outcome Will Be A Master's Degree In Aviation Safety Management

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu and the Director of France’s École Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC), Mr. Marc Houalla, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding covering the development and delivery of new educational programs and training activities within the framework of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS Program.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

DARPA Awards Hypersonic Engine Contract To Aerojet Rocketdyne

Includes Development And Ground Testing

Aerojet Rocketdyne has entered into an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop and ground test an innovative propulsion system under the agency’s Advanced Full Range Engine (AFRE) program.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Vector Aerospace Signs Exclusive PT6A Service Agreement In Australia

Will Provide MRO Services For Australian Aeromedical Provider CareFlight

Vector Aerospace has entered into an exclusive agreement with CareFlight to provide the Australian aeromedical operator with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine services. CareFlight, headquartered in Sydney, NSW, uses helicopters, turboprops and business jets to transfer patients from accident scenes and between hospitals.

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Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Aircalin Firms Up Order For Two A320neos And Two A330neos

New Caledonia Upgrades Its Fleet

Aircalin, the Noumea based carrier in the French territory of New Caledonia has firmed up its order for two A320neos single-aisle and two A330-900 wide-body aircraft.

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