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Mon, Dec 05, 2016

First Flight Of Type-Certifiable Predator B Conducted

Called A 'Major Milestone' For The Program By The Company

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has announced that its Type-Certifiable Predator B (TCPB) variant completed its first flight test at the company's Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility near Palmdale, CA on November 17th.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Aireon And FlightAware Announce New Partnership With SITAONAIR

Will Provide Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking To Airlines

Aireon LLC, FlightAware and SITAONAIR today announced a new partnership to provide SITAONAIR's airline customers with Aireon's space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data. Starting in 2018, SITAONAIR airline customers with ADS-B Out equipped aircraft will have access to 100 percent global flight tracking data, in real time, through SITAONAIR's AIRCOM FlightTracker product.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.05.16)

Aero Linx: Angel Flight South Central The mission of Angel Flight South Central is to help people in need of free air transportation for medical and humanitarian purposes. Angel Flight arranges travel through a network of volunteer pilots for people who require specialized medical treatment not available to them locally. Angel Flight South Central encourages America’s General Aviation pilots to volunteer their skills to provide free transportation for people in need of critical medical treatment not available to them locally. Every year Angel Flight pilots fly thousands of “missions” making it possible for people to access lifesaving medical care which would otherwise be unavailable to them.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.05.16): Feathered Propeller

Feathered Propeller A propeller whose blades have been rotated so that the leading and trailing edges are nearly parallel with the aircraft flight path to stop or minimize drag and engine rotation. Normally used to indicate shutdown of a reciprocating or turboprop engine due to malfunction.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2016

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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Mon, Dec 05, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.05.16)

"This represents culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance by the team here in the USA and back at base in Germany too, we’re literally over the moon.” Source: AutoGyro USA CEO Andy Wall, celebrating the announcement of the Type Certification of the AutoGyro Calidus. It’s been quite a while since any autogyro has received standard type certification. AutoGyro USA production and Flight Ops manager, Robert Snyder was on hand in the New York office to receive the certificate and help celebrate this major milestone...

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Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Airborne 12.02.16: Stratos 714 1st Flt, TFR Politics, Airbus Job Cuts

Also: Female Skydive Record, ANN November Efforts, Dream Chaser, SecTrans Reax, FAA SAFO, Able Flight, Airline Group Grounded

On November 21, the Stratos 714 very light jet took to the sky. The Stratos 714 was devised as a response to the lower performance single engine VLJs proposed about a decade ago which include the D-Jet, the Cirrus Jet, the Piper Jet, and some others. Stratos says they saw little advantage in developing a single jet-engine aircraft that has lower performance than an equivalent propeller aircraft. They decided to go with an aircraft that has a service ceiling of 41,000 feet and will cruise at 415 KTAS. Amid claims of the misuse of a federal authority, the FAA has placed a temporary flight restriction over the area where protesters are attempting to stop the Standing Rock oil pipeline in North Dakota. The TFR prevents all flights over the protest area except ai

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Sun, Dec 04, 2016

GAMA Welcomes Major Step Toward New EASA Mandate

Will Update And Modernize The Agency's 'Basic Regulation'

On December 1, Transport Ministers from across the European Union’s Member States reached agreement on a new mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The agreement opens the door for final negotiations among the European Parliament, EU Member States, and the European Commission to agree on a final text. This step followed a  November 10 vote in the European Parliament, where Members of the Transport & Tourism Committee overwhelmingly approved to open negotiations with the other EU institutions in order to update EASA’s existing ‘Basic Regulation.’

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Sun, Dec 04, 2016

NASA's ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends

Operations Ended After Two Years Aboard ISS

NASA's International Space Station Rapid Scatterometer (ISS-RapidScat) Earth science instrument has ended operations following a successful two-year mission aboard the space station. The mission launched Sept. 21, 2014, and had recently passed its original decommissioning date.

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Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Esterline Adds To Its Extensive Visual System Portfolio

Introduces New Glass-Mirror Collimated Displays

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems has been awarded a follow-on contract by CAE USA to provide glass-mirror collimated display systems for the U.S. Navy MH-60 Technical Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) Program.

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