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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Airborne 01.19.18: Airbus A380 Reprieve, FAA Sued, FAA Defends Drop Zone

Also: Skydiving Museum, Nature Air Suspended, IAC 2017 Collegiate Program, StandardAero Ceases LAX Ops

You can hear the sigh of relief from across the Atlantic... After several months of questions about the viability of the A380 program, and whether Airbus would continue to manufacture the Super Jumbo airliners, new life has been breathed into the program with an order from Emirates. Analysts have been saying since an agreement between Emirates and Airbus hit a snag last year at the Dubai Airshow that the deal was "make or break" for the A380. Now, the carrier has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed Thursday morning at the airline’s headquarters. The commitment is for 20 A380s and an option for 16 more with deliveries to start in 2020, valued at $16 billion at latest list prices. The FAA has been hit with another lawsuit over its drone registration database, and this time the agency

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Airborne 01.17.18: Trans States $$$, Lost Pilot, Scout Aero Heli

Also: Autonomous Air Tanker, Turkish Airliner Cliff Dive, GAMA Scholarship, Rolls-Royce Test Facility

Trans States Airlines has announced a $44,000 signing bonus for new hire First Officers. The new bonus includes an additional $6,000 bonus for pilots with a type rating. Total first year compensation for new hire First Officers will now approach $86,000. Pilots with airline experience who are hired as Captain Qualified First Officers (CQFOs) can fly as a First Officer or a Captain, and can expect a minimum year one compensation package of up to $90,000, with the opportunity to earn even more when flying as a Captain. Once on property, Trans States pilots can also earn referral and mentor bonuses. Earlier this month a Cirrus SR22T airplane on a flight plan from Oklahoma City, OK to Georgetown, TX continued over the Gulf of Mexico before finally coming down in the Gulf north of Cancun, Mexico. The p

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

B-52s Return To Pacific For Routine Continuous Bomber Presence Mission

Six Aircraft And About 300 Airmen Deploying To Guam

Six B-52H Stratofortress bombers and approximately 300 Airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base, LA, are deploying to Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence mission.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

New Harrier Parachute Launcher Designed For Drones

Fruity Chutes Compatible With Small Multicopters, Fixed-Wing UAVs

Responding to customer encouragement, California-based Fruity Chutes has introduced the Harrier Drone Parachute Launcher, a small, spring loaded parachute for fixed-wing drones and small multicopters.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Air Astana Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321neo

Airliner Powered by P&W Geared Turbofan Engines

Pratt & Whitney and Air Astana recently celebrated delivery of the airline's first Airbus A321neo aircraft. The aircraft, powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, arrived at the airline's hub in Almaty, Kazakhstan on December 30 and is scheduled to start passenger service on January 16.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

GECAS Arranges Sale-Leaseback Plus Financing For 10 A320ceo Aircraft To Viva Air

Aircraft To Be Delivered In 2018 And 2019

GECAS has arranged a sale-leaseback along with pre-delivery payment financing for Viva Air in a transaction for ten A320ceo aircraft to be delivered in 2018 and 2019. Viva Air has been a GECAS customer since the inception of VivaColombia six years ago and their fleet is currently comprised entirely of A320ceo aircraft powered by CFM56 engines.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

France's Armée de l'Air Welcomes First C-130J Super Hercules

Will Receive A Total Of Four Of The Aircraft Through 2019

Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base Monday. Government officials from France and the United States also attended the ceremony, along with representatives from Lockheed Martin.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Mooney Aircraft Owners Meet And Greet At Leesburg, FL International Airport

Weather Kept The Number Of Aircraft Attending Low

Mooney pilots gathered for the fourth consecutive year at the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 hangar at the Leesburg International Airport, in Leesburg, Florida on January 13, 2018.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

RAAF Fighter Jets Fly Final Mission In The Middle East

Have Conducted Continuous Operations Since October 2014

Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornets have flown the Australian Air Task Group’s final strike mission over Iraq. Australian F/A-18 Hornets have conducted continuous operations in Iraq since their first mission in October 2014, flying more than 2,700 sorties over 21,000 flying hours.

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Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Passenger Tossed From BA Flight For Wearing All His Clothes

Was Trying To Avoid Paying Baggage Fees

A passenger attempting to board a British Airways flight from Keflavik International Airport to England on Wednesday says he was denied boarding because he was wearing too many clothes.

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