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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

NLR Signs Agreement For Unique Drone Experiment

BVLOS Flights Will Take Place In March, 2018

Six representatives of government, business and knowledge institutions – including the Netherlands Aerospace Center (NLR) – signed an agreement at Groningen Airport Eelde last week to perform out-of-sight drone flights.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Air Astana To Modernize Airbus Fleet

A320neo, A321neo and A321neoLR To Enter Service By 2020

  Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, is destined to become one of the largest A320neo Family operators in Central Asia and CIS over the next three years. The airline became the first operator of this type in the region in 2016 and the fleet will grow to 17 aircraft by 2020. Air Astana will then operate 6 A320neo, 7 A321neo and 4 A321neo LR types. All aircraft will be acquired on operating lease basis in accordance with agreements that were signed for 11 aircraft in 2015 and 6 aircraft in 2017.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

FAA Certifies Robertson Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank For AS350/EC130

Deliveries To Launch Customers Are Already Underway

The FAA has certified Robertson Fuel Systems' retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.  Production deliveries to launch partners Air Methods Corporation (AMC) and WeatherTech Aviation LLC are already underway, with additional orders now being taken from operators worldwide. EASA certification of the CRFT is expected to follow shortly.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.11.17)

Aero Linx: National Association of Flight Instructors Founded in 1967, NAFI is dedicated exclusively to "raising and maintaining the professional standing of the flight instructor in the aviation community." Through the years, NAFI has kept that pledge. Now, more than ever before, we are moving to enhance this original commitment. NAFI is not only the national association that serves the full spectrum of the flight instructor community, but also maintains the finest benefits package available for everyone from the independent instructor to those teaching at flight schools. NAFI recognizes that flight instructors are truly the "teachers of flight" as well as the front line for "quality control" in our aviation world. The association’s efforts focus on the needs of its members. While members benefit in different ways from NAFI membership, the most important reason for being a part of NAFI is supporting the flight instructor’s responsibility to all of aviation and commitment to profess

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.11.17): Stopway

Stopway An area beyond the takeoff runway no less wide than the runway and centered upon the extended centerline of the runway, able to support the airplane during an aborted takeoff, without causing structural damage to the airplane, and designated by the airport authorities for use in decelerating the airplane during an aborted takeoff.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ANN FAQ: Like Us On Facebook

There's A Lot To Like On ANN's Latest Social Media Site

We all know how important Social Media is to a lot of people, particularly those under 30. We also know how important those folks are to the future of aviation. In so many forums and at so many events, we talk about how to attract the next generation of pilots, mechanics, and enthusiasts to our industry, and social media is certainly critical to getting the message out to those who practically live online.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.11.17)

“What we turned in was a list of ideas that we had identified as things that might be helpful in terms of regulatory streamlining... Nobody had to twist our arms on this. We’ve been trying to decrease the regulatory burden on everybody, both the government and the industry.” Source: FAA associate administrator for commercial space transportation George Nield commenting during a panel discussion at the SpaceCom Expo December 5th in Houston.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

ICAO Seminar Drives Progress Toward Greener Airports

Number Of Airports Worldwide Showing Strong Growth

ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu opened the UN aviation agency’s Seminar on Green Airports last week at its Headquarters in Montréal. The seminar was organized to permit ICAO Member States and industry stakeholders to exchange ideas on the latest technological, operational and policy advancements with an environmental focus which can assist the ongoing efforts of airports globally to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and assure more sustainable operations.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

NBAA, Industry Leaders Work To Address Workforce Shortage Issues

Solutions Discussed During The First BAMC Workforce Summit

As the industry grapples with the best way to address current and future staffing shortages, more than 25 representatives of business aviation organizations recently met at NBAA’s Washington, D.C., headquarters to discuss ways that industry stakeholders can confront these issues, particularly for pilots, maintenance technicians and flight attendants.

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Sun, Dec 10, 2017

Airbus Helicopters Completes AS565 MBe Panther Deliveries To Mexican Navy

Delivers Final Two Multi-Mission Panther Helicopters Out Of An Order For Ten

The Mexican Navy has received its final two AS565 MBe Panther helicopters during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane. With their order for ten units in 2014, the Mexican Navy became the launch customer of this new version. The first four helicopters were delivered in 2016 and the remaining six during the course of 2017.

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