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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Continental To Power Cochise College’s Next Generation Trainers

Company's Diesel Engines To Be Installed In RedHawk Aero Aircraft

Continental Motors Group has been selected as the engine supplier for Cochise College’s six new RedHawk Aero training aircraft to be purchased in 2015. Continental Motors will supply six of its technologically advanced CD-135 diesel engines as the single lever, Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) power plants for the RedHawk Training Aircraft.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

ATK Stockholders Approve Issuance Of Shares To Orbital Sciences Stockholders

Separate Meeting Held At The Same Times As Orbital's

The stockholders of Alliant Techsystems have approved the issuance of ATK common stock, par value $0.01 per share, to Orbital Sciences Corporation ("Orbital") stockholders in connection with the previously announced merger between ATK's Aerospace and Defense Groups and Orbital.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Moon Express First Company To Demonstrate A Commercial Lunar Lander

Google Awards ME $1M For Historic Commercial Lunar Lander Achievement

Moon Express has been awarded $1 million by Google Lunar XPRIZE for its recent lander test flights, taking home the only Lander System milestone prize awarded for a full lander system demonstration. The tests were conducted at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, utilizing a test range located at the north end of the Shuttle Landing Facility.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Airborne 01.28.15: AMA Steps Up, AirAsia Stall Warnings, Obama Wants Carbon Cuts

Also: Ridiculous Arkansas Regs Proposed, Tecnam Juggernaut, New EC135 T2+ Training Helo, NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly', Wipaire Grand Opening, AirVenture SkyDive Record

As the media hype continues to grow regarding the occurrence of a small unmanned aerial system landing on the White House lawn, Bob Brown, President of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, sent a letter to FAA administrator Huerta indicating AMA’s continued interest in working with the FAA to resolve UAV issues. In Brown’s letter, he said in part, that the “AMA has always believed that the best, and perhaps the only, way to successfully manage the recreational community is through a community-based set of safety guidelines and the combined efforts of the FAA and AMA.” An investigator on the team working to determine what happened to AirAsia Fight 8501 says that the Cockpit Voice Recorder captured the sound of stall

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

UAV Maker DJI Will Disable All Flights Near White House

Aircraft Will Not Operate Within 15 Miles Of Downtown D.C.

After one of its UAVs found itself broken on the White House grounds early Monday, DJI said it is releasing a "mandatory update" to its operating systems in the next few days that will disable aircraft that attempt to fly within a 15.5 mile radius of downtown Washington, D.C.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Airborne 01.29.15: Meridian Upgraded, Solar Impulse Readies, Pipistrel's Wattsup

Also: Allegiant Strike?, API Partner Profile--AEA, VP-26's Last Orion, Orbital Merger, FAA Penalizes, Airbus Helis

Piper Aircraft has introduced its newest top-of-the-line M-Class single-engine Meridian M500 turbine business aircraft with the latest in Garmin avionics, enhanced safety features and a number of other significant product improvements. The route has been set for the Solar Impulse 2, referred to as the Si2, attempt to circumnavigate the globe in a solar-powered airplane. The first solar-powered plane able to fly day and night will land in 12 locations across the world and travel approximately 18,800 nautical miles in the first attempt to fly around the globe without using a drop of fuel. For pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the drive behind their mission is to demonstrate how clean technologies and a pioneering spirit can change the world.  Pipistrel this week released a video showing an inside-the-cockpit view of their new WattsUp electr

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

EASA Validates Ikhana RWMI DHC-6-200HG

Validated By European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

Ikhana Aircraft Services (Ikhana) announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated Ikhana’s RWMI DHC-6-200HG modification. The RWMI DHC-6-200HG is now an FAA, Transport Canada, and EASA approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allowing aircraft operations to 12,500 pounds.  

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

EASA Grants STC For 5-blade Propeller On Beech A36 RR250

Company Attributes Numerous Performance Improvements To New Prop

EASA has granted an STC (#10051683) to MT-Propeller for its next generation 5-blade scimitar composite propeller on the Beech A36 RR250 powered by the RR250 Engine.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

Airman Missing From WWII Accounted For

Lt. James F. Gatlin Had Been A B-26C Co-Pilot

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors.

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Thu, Jan 29, 2015

FltPlan Links With Angel Flight West

Will Share Route Information To Better Match Patients With Flights

FltPlan has integrated with the Angel Flight Information Database System (AFIDS) enabling FltPlan users to combine their flights with an Angel Flight mission. Angel Flight West is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization that arranges free, non-emergency air travel for children and adults with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs.

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