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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Bronco II Aircraft Launched For The U.S. Market

New Airplane Based On The Bronco AHRLAC Aircraft

Bronco Combat Systems (BCS) USA has introduced the Bronco II Aircraft. The Bronco II, which is based on the AHRLAC aircraft (Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft), is a two-crew C4ISR and precision strike aircraft, capable of carrying a wide range of weapons, sensors and systems in extended airborne mission operations. It is a unique platform that is built for purpose; uses a pusher propeller and has an open system architecture allowing for the rapid incorporation of current and emerging systems, setting a new standard for mission flexibility and adaptability.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

VP-8 Fighting Tigers Rescue Fishermen Lost At Sea In The South Pacific

Nineteen-Foot Skiff Was Adrift For Eight Days

Crewmembers assigned to the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) rescued three fishermen Feb. 20, whose vessel was adrift in the South Pacific for eight days.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Airbus-Built PAZ Radar Satellite Successfully Launched

Spain’s First Radar Satellite Will Start Operations In May 2018

The Airbus-built PAZ radar satellite was successfully launched Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California. Ten minutes after launch, the satellite separated from the launcher and headed to its planned 319-mile orbit.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.24.18)

“Based on a number of recent incidents, we are increasingly concerned that uncertificated, untrained recreational drone operators are flying small UAS near airports and manned aircraft. This poses unacceptable risks to aviation safety.” Source: Flight Safety Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty, in a letter to the ICAO urging quick action on the regulation of recreational drones.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.24.18): Position Report

A report over a known location as transmitted by an aircraft to ATC.

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Sat, Feb 24, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.24.18)

Pima Air & Space Museum The Pima Air & Space Museum features over 200 aircraft on display and has five large hangars totaling 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. An original WWII barracks contains an extensive model collection, arranged chronologically, which shows virtually all U. S. military aircraft from pre-World War I to the present.

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration

Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx airplane, though the company has not officially confirmed or denied that it has made the move -- or even responded to our questions. ANN became aware of the situation following an email from a reader saying that all information about the airplane had been removed from the company's website, which a quick check on the Internet confirmed. The scrubbing has been thorough, with a search of "TTx" on the company website returning no results. We sent an email to Textron Corporate Communications, which has not responded to our inquiry. GAMA has released 2017 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference. GAMA Chairman Phil Straub, Executive Vice President and Ma

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Klyde Morris 02.23.18

Oh C'mon. You KNOW You'd Want To

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Upside-Down Robots From 'Middle-Earth' To Improve Global Aviation Safety

Robots Can Adhere To Aircraft Surfaces for Inspections

A New Zealand company has created robots designed to ultimately improve the safety of the world’s multi-billion dollar aviation market. Considered a ‘disruptor’ in the industry, Invert Robotics’ technology is enabling significant change in the aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector with its remote-controlled robots that use a patented suction mechanism to adhere to and traverse a range of surfaces including aluminium, glass and carbon fibre; even when aircraft surfaces are wet or require an upside down inspection.

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