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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

SNC, Embraer Deliver A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft To Lebanese Air Force

Airplanes Tasked With Close Air Support Role

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and Embraer Defense & Security have confirmed delivery of four A-29 Super Tucanos to the Republic of Lebanon. The delivery comes two months ahead of schedule and completes the original order of six aircraft. The first two A-29s arrived in country in October 2017.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

P&W Says Geared Turbofan Engine Has Reduced Fuel Burn By 40 Million Gallons

Engine First Entered Service In Early 2016

Pratt & Whitney estimates that its customers have saved more than 40 million gallons of fuel worth more than $75 million, while reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions since the Geared Turbofan (GTF) engine entered service in early 2016. 

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Tom Carlson Joins Wipaire, Inc. As Services & Components Sales Manager

Will Cover Consulting And Advising Aircraft Owners And Operators On Services

The Wipaire sales team has been further expanded and enhanced with the addition of Tom Carlson as the services and components sales manager. Tom brings a unique blend of experience from entrepreneurial ventures to Fortune 500 corporations, including two masters’ degrees and a commercial pilot certificate with multi-engine and instrument privileges.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

RelmaTech And Network Designs Partner To Incorporate AirRegs Into UTM Services

Safer UAS Operations Enabled By Including A Unique Cloud-Based Aviation Regulation And Compliance Knowledge Center Application Within The UTM Services Suite

The UAS community stands to benefit enormously from a collaboration partnership between RelmaTech Limited, UK and Network Designs Inc (NDi), USA. The partnership, announced earlier this month at the AUVSI Xponential 2018 in Denver, Colorado USA, will offer a SaaS platform that incorporates NDi’s unique AirRegs comprehensive cloud-based, FAA Regulatory Documentation Application within RelmaTech’s Secure Integrated Airspace Management (SIAM) system.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Sikorsky Opens New Parts Supply Site And S-92 Blade Repair Capability

Relocates Its Brazil-Based Forward Stocking Location

Sikorsky has announced the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location (FSL) at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

DigiLens' AR Waveguide Now In Production At Rockwell Collins

Will Be Integrated Into HGS-3500 Head Up Display

DigiLens Inc., the Silicon Valley-based startup working on augmented Reality (AR) displays through innovative waveguide optics, has announced that Rockwell Collins is now in production of the DigiLens waveguide which integrates into the Rockwell Collins HGS 3500 Head-up Guidance System. Embraer, a leading manufacturer of commercial, business and defense and security aircraft and systems, is the first customer to install and certify the DigiLens waveguide-based head-up display (HUD) into its aircraft.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

ERAU Eagles Selected To Construct New Space Tool

Could Help NASA Explore Beneath Ice-Covered Surfaces On Future Missions

Using 3D printing, fiberglass and stainless steel, a team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University developed a tool that could help NASA explore underneath ice-covered surfaces in space. Embry-Riddle was one of 25 teams across the U.S. selected to participate in a simulated microgravity challenge at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

Avianca Holdings And CAE Establish Joint Venture

Will Train All Of Avianca’s Pilots As Well As Offer Training In Colombia To Other Airlines In The Region

An agreement has been signed forming a joint venture between Avianca Holdings S.A. and CAE for training services, including full-flight simulator training for commercial aviation pilots in Colombia. In addition, as part of a 15-year exclusive training agreement, Avianca will conduct all its pilot training at the Avianca-CAE joint venture. The equally-owned joint venture will also offer training in Colombia to airlines in the region. The creation of this joint venture was approved in May by Colombia’s Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC).

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

All-Systems-Go For Swoop's June 20 Inaugural Flight

Receives Air Operators Certificate Approval From Transport Canada

Swoop has officially been granted its air operating certificate (AOC) approval by Transportation Canada. With Swoop's inaugural flight from Hamilton, ON to Abbotsford, BC imminent, the past few days have been filled with milestone moments for Canada's first true ultra-low cost airline.

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Mon, Jun 18, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.18.18): Knot (kt)

Knot (kt) Standard unit of speed in aviation and marine transportation, equivalent to one nautical mile per hour. One knot equals 1.1515 mph, and one nautical mile equals 6,080 feet. The word “knot” replaces “nautical miles per hour”, and one should never say for example “60 knots per hour”.

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