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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.24.17)

Busting Myths about the FAA and Unmanned Aircraft

There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation about unmanned aircraft system (UAS) regulations. Here are some common myths and the corresponding facts.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

AD: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-04-01

PRODUCT: Certain Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Model GVI airplanes.

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Fri, Feb 24, 2017

AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-02-12

PRODUCT: All The Boeing Company Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Infamous RV-10 Lawsuit Against Van's Aircraft Dismissed

Years of Wasted Effort, Resources, and Worry Signal Ongoing Defects In US Tort Law

When the news first came out, in 2015, that Van's Aircraft was sued for a considerable amount of money and that the law firm pressing the action was being VERY public about it, many feared the worst. The nation's legal system, for better or worse, is rife with abuse, hype, and excess -- and is littered with victims of a system that seem to pay more attention to the grandiose emotional performances and hyperbole performed by lawyers looking for a payday, than in getting to the actual truth of a tragic situation. More than one company, for questionable reasons, has failed as result of excessive legal costs and the aggressive debilitating actions of a legal system that seems, in many cases, to often be out of control. We're happy to say, though, that Van's Aircraft will survive... and more than that, that the lawsuit against the company has been dismissed, according to Van's itself.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Airborne 02.23.17: Sonaca 200, Yuneec H920 Plus, SpaceX Delays Mars Mission

Also: NextGen Blimps, AEA/HAI Coverage, L-39 Suit, Drone User Group, Red Arrows Pilot Inquest, 2nd T-50A, Steve Fossett Honored

Sonaca Aircraft is getting ready to start certification tests for the Sonaca 200, with the beginning of 2017 devoted to the assembly of the first two aircraft intended for the ground and flight tests of the single-engine two-seater. The first aircraft will be entirely dedicated to ground tests. A second plane will be used for the flight tests which are scheduled this April. Yuneec International has announced significant upgrades to its H920 airframe -- creating the H920 Plus and an improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station, operating on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7-inch display with a HD 720p video downlink. Users can also utilize video and image playback on the ST16 Pro and down

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Aero-TV: Versatile AND Practical - The All-Seeing Aeroprakt A-22 LSA

A Quality LSA For Well Under $100k…

Aeroprakt unveiled its new LSA at the Deland Sport Aviation Showcase in November. Dennis Long, U.S. Importer and Distributer for Aeroprakt U.S.A., told ANN’s Tom Patton that the design has been around for nearly two decades. “What makes them special is their handling, anywhere between 100 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour,” Long said. “It’s just spectacular the way they handle thermals, and bumps and crosswinds.”

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Orders Trent 700 Engines

Will Power Carrier's New A330 Aircraft

Rolls-Royce has won an order from Hawaiian Airlines for Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines to power an additional Airbus A330 aircraft, supported by Rolls-Royce’s flagship engine service, TotalCare.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s AR1 Engine Sets U.S. Record

Records Highest Chamber Pressure Of Any Comparable Combustion System

Aerojet Rocketdyne recently demonstrated the highest chamber pressure of any United States produced liquid oxygen and kerosene main combustion system. This milestone occurred during a series of successful test firings of the AR1’s staged combustion system at NASA’s Stennis Space Center.

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Airborne 02.23.17: Sonaca 200, Yuneec H920 Plus, SpaceX Delays Mars Mission

 

Also: NextGen Blimps, AEA/HAI Coverage, L-39 Suit, Drone User Group, Red Arrows Pilot Inquest, 2nd T-50A, Steve Fossett Honored

Sonaca Aircraft is getting ready to start certification tests for the Sonaca 200, with the beginning of 2017 devoted to the assembly of the first two aircraft intended for the ground and flight tests of the single-engine two-seater. The first aircraft will be entirely dedicated to ground tests. A second plane will be used for the flight tests which are scheduled this April. Yuneec International has announced significant upgrades to its H920 airframe -- creating the H920 Plus and an improved ProAction handheld grip. The H920 Plus includes the ST16 Pro Ground Station, operating on an Android platform with an integrated transmitter, flight controls and large 7-inch display with a HD 720p video downlink. Users can also utilize video and image playback on the ST16 Pro and download aerial maps. SpaceX has pushed its planned launch of an unm

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Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Airborne 02.22.17: CAF Dixie Wing P-63A, AF1 Price Cut, SLS Manned Flt?

Also: Drone Light Show,  Remotely Piloted Helos, TFR Busts, Gulfstream, XTI Aircraft, CA Airlines, Icelandair

After more than 40 years since it’s last flight, the Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing Bell P-63A-6 Kingcobra serial number 42-68941 flew for the first time last Saturday. Just after 1300hrs local time, pilot Jim Dale took off from the Atlanta Regional Airport. For this important test flight, the Dixie Wing asked experienced pilot Jim “JD” Dale to perform the all-important first post-restoration flight. JD is the director of maintenance for the Lewis Air Legends Collection and the highest time P-63 pilot in the US. says he has convinced Boeing to cut the price of two new Air Force One 747 aircraft by a billion dollars, and reportedly after only about an hour of negotiations. Trump made the claim during a rally in Melbourne, FL last Saturday. Speaking to a crowd of m

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