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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Airborne 11.22.17: AOPA Plays Icon Apologist, Lancair Mako, Mooney Ovation Ultra

Also: Airbus A380 Deal, Acting PM Belize In A/C Accident, Hartzell Propeller, Crop Duster Shooting

ANN’s senior editorial staff was stunned to read a recent article by the AOPA Air Safety Institute’s Executive Director, Richard McSpadden, in which the ASI Boss not only seemed to offer a probable cause long before the NTSB report is due (and even before the NTSB Prelim was published) but seemed intent on appointing itself an apologist for all things Icon. This piece lauded Icon and their errant CEO, Kirk Hawkins, despite the fact that the company has proven itself incompetent on a number of levels, has engaged in fraudulent statements and conduct, has acted wildly and recklessly through its promo and demo programs, is over a half decade behind original schedules, has over-priced the aircraft to a point where it is now twice to three times the price of a competitive product and well over

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Aero-TV: True Blue Power – Evangelizing The Best Of New Lithium Technologies

Technology Is Misunderstood, Company Executive Says…

Lithium batteries are a misunderstood technology that has suffered from a misperception of the devices. That is the assessment of Rick Slater, Director of True Blue Power at Mid Continent Instrument Company, who told Aero-News CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at NBAA-BACE that the company began in 2013 to educate people about the technology, and its benefits for aviation...

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

EASA, FAA Certify A350-1000

Aircraft On Target To First Customer Delivery By Year End

Following an intensive flight test campaign performed in less than a year, the A350-1000 has received Type Certification from EASA and the FAA. The certified aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engines.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Boeing Building Team To Design '797' Airliner

Terry Beezhold Moved To The Project, According To The Company

A top Boeing engineer has been tapped for a leadership role in the design of what is expected to be the 797 airliner, according to the company.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

NTSB Finds Design Flaw In TBM 700 As Cause For Fatal Accident

Aircraft Went Down In The Caribbean With Two People On Board In September, 2014

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from a 2014 accident in the Caribbean which fatally injured New York real estate developers Larry and Jane Glazer.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Bombardier Predicts Latin America's 60- To 150-Seat Aircraft Fleet Will Double

Releases Annual Outlook Through 2036

The Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Market Forecast 2017-2036 for Latin America predicts that overall traffic is expected to grow 5.1 per cent annually and intra-regional traffic to grow slightly more than the world average at 5.6 per cent annually over the next 20 years.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Women to Attempt Skydiving World Record On Thanksgiving

Group Jump To Be Made Multiple Times Each Day From Thursday To Saturday

An international team of 40 women will attempt to set a world record for largest all-female skydiving formation while flying in an upright orientation. This is the first all-female world record event of its kind.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Airbus A380 Deal With Emirates In Limbo

Airline Backed Out Of Signing Ceremony Shortly Before It Was To Occur

While Airbus executives were waiting in the wings to sign a $16 billion dollar deal with Emirates Airline for 36 A380 airliners at the Dubai Air Show last week, the carrier told the planemaker that the deal would not be signed that day.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines Announces CEO Retirement

Mark Dunkerley To Transition Leadership To Peter Ingram

Hawaiian Airlines has announced the planned retirement of Mark Dunkerley, president and chief executive officer, and the selection of Peter Ingram, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, to replace Dunkerley, effective March 1, 2018.

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Wed, Nov 22, 2017

USAF T-38 Talon Down In Texas

One Pilot Fatally Injured, One Hospitalized

A T-38 Talon training jet went down in Texas Monday, resulting in the fatal injury of one of the two pilots on board.

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