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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Airborne 10.31.14: SpaceShipTwo Lost, GAMA's 3Q/14 Report, AEA Counters FAA

Also: More TFRs, Pelton on Aviation Outreach, Type Clubs Speak Out, NGPA Leader Lost, KICT King Air Accident

In a statement posted on the Virgin Galactic website, the company said: "Virgin Galactic’s partner Scaled Composites conducted a powered test flight of SpaceShipTwo earlier today. During the test, the vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of the vehicle. Our first concern is the status of the pilots, which is unknown at this time. We will work closely with the relevant authorities to determine the cause of the accident and provide updates as soon as we are able to do so." The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report yesterday and it confirms business is improving. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent. T

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

GAMA Releases Third-Quarter General Aviation Aircraft Shipment Report

Pistons And Bizjets Up, But Fewer Turboprops Sold Compared To Last Year

GAMA has released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent.  

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

MITRE Offers Independent Assessment, Recommendations For NextGen

FAA Requested The Evaluation Earlier This Year

The non-profit MITRE corporation has completed a months-long assessment of the FAA's progress on NextGen, and made a series of recommendations it says will help the agency in completing the transition. MITRE undertook the evaluation at the FAA's request

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

ULA Successfully Launches 50th Atlas V Rocket

Carried Eighth IIF-8 GPS Satellite Into Orbit

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket successfully launched the eighth Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF-8 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 1:21 p.m. EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41. This is ULA's 12th launch in 2014, and the 89th successful launch since the company was formed in December 2006.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

NATCA Mourns Loss Of Colleague In Wichita Accident

Retired Controller Was The Pilot Of The Airplane That Impacted Flight Safety International Building

The pilot of the Beechcraft King Air B200 that went down at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Thursday morning has been identified as 53-year-old Mark Goldstein. Goldstein was a contract pilot and retired Air Traffic Controller who lived in Wichita.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Boeing, Monarch Airlines Finalize Order For 30 737 MAX 8s

Airline Transitions To All-Boeing Single-Aisle Fleet

Boeing and Monarch Airlines have finalized an order for 30 737 MAX 8s worth more than $3.2 billion at current list prices. The order, originally announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July when Monarch selected Boeing as its preferred bidder for fleet replacement, includes options for 15 additional 737 MAX 8s and marks the beginning of the British carrier's transition to an all-Boeing single-aisle fleet.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

NASA, Lockheed Martin Say Orion Spacecraft Complete

Spacecraft Ready For Integration With Delta IV Heavy Rocket

NASA and Lockheed Martin have completed final assembly and testing of the Orion spacecraft. The spacecraft will remain inside NASA's Launch Abort System Facility at Kennedy Space Center until it rolls to launch pad 37 in November.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

F-35 Joint Program Office, P&W Conclude F135 Engine Investigation

Company, DoD Agree To Contract For 8th Lot Of F135 Engines

The F-35 Joint Program Office and Pratt & Whitney say they have concluded an investigation into an engine issue that grounded the fleet of Joint Strike Fighters earlier this year.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

November Is Aviation Appreciation Month In Texas

Governor Rick Perry Recognizes Commercial And General Aviation In Proclamation

Texas Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed November 2014 to be Aviation Appreciation Month in the state of Texas.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

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