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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Lockheed Martin Powers-Up Next Orion Spacecraft For The First Time

Brain And Heart Brought To Life On NASA's Deep Space Exploration Ship

The Orion spacecraft has been powered up for the first time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in central FL. Designed for human spaceflight, this Orion will be the first to fly more than 40,000 miles beyond the Moon during its nearly three-week Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1), a feat that hasn't been possible before.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

GA-ASI MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes FAA Approved Flight

Flight Through Multiple Classes Of Non-Segregated Airspace Represents Another Step Towards Certification

On August 16th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., through National Airspace, to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif. The MQ-9B is a STANAG 4671 (NATO airworthiness standard for Unmanned Aircraft Systems)-compliant version of the Predator B product line. The 275 mile trip lasted approximately one hour, 45 minutes and required FAA approval to fly through various classes of non-restricted airspace.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Cathay Pacific Group Signs MOU For 32 A321neo Aircraft

Will Modernize Cathay Dragon's Current Fleet Of Airbus Airplanes

Cathay Pacific Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for 32 A321neo single-aisle aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by Cathay Dragon, the regional carrier of the Group, on services linking its Hong Kong home base with destinations across Asia.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Boeing, EL AL Israel Airlines Celebrate Delivery Of First 787 Dreamliner

Israel Flag-Carrier Incorporates 787-9 Into Its All-Boeing Fleet

Boeing, EL AL Israel Airlines and Air Lease Corporation recently celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. EL AL leased the airplane through an agreement with Air Lease Corporation.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum Announces New WWII Aircraft

Grumman TBM-3E Avenger Arrives Thursday

The Arizona Commemorative Air Force Museum (AZCAF) has acquired a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger from the Quonset Air Museum, Rhode Island.  The Avenger is best known as the premier Navy carrier-based torpedo attack bomber of World War II and as the type of airplane flown by President George H.W. Bush when he was shot down in the Pacific.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Marin County, CA Questions Permit For Long-Established Seaplane Business

NIMBY Neighbors Complain Of Noise, Frequency Of Flights

A long-established seaplane business is suddenly facing possible cancellation of its permit because some NIMBY neighbors are complaining about noise and frequency of flights.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

NBAA Recognizes Members For Safe Operations

More Than 1,300 Companies Recognized For Over 13 Million Hours Of Accident/Incident Free Operations

The NBAA has announced its 2016 Flying Safety Award recipients. In total, 1,311 companies and individuals were recognized for 13,534,905 hours of accident/incident free operations in 2016. Nine member companies were honored for 50-years of safe operations, and one member company was recognized for 60 years of accident-free operations.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

New Hangar Opens For GA-ASI’s Flight Test And Training Center

Ribbon-Cutting Event Marks Completion Of Permanent Hangar Facility In ND

A grand opening event was held Monday for a new hangar at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems' (GA-ASI) new hangar at the Grand Sky Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Business Park near Grand Forks, North Dakota. The event included a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of GA-ASI’s new Flight Test and Training Center (FTTC) hangar.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

Launch Vehicle for Amazonas 5 Arrives At Baikonur

Will Boost An SSL Satellite Into Orbit In September

The ILS Proton Launch Vehicle hardware for the Amazonas 5 launch arrived at the launch site in Baikonur via train on August 18th. The LV hardware includes the Proton, Breeze M, Payload Fairing, and Ascent Unit. Offloading into Halls 101 and 111 is now in progress. Launch is scheduled for September from Pad 39.

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Thu, Aug 24, 2017

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: We've Moved!

Aero-News recently relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. So ...for anyone needing to contact ANN via snail mail, here is our updated address: Aero-News Network 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 21-252, Jacksonville, FL, 32244.

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