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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Airborne 09.28.16: NEW DJI Mavic!, EAA's Next STC, Sean Tucker Honored

Also: LA Times v SMO, APS UAT Program, Gordon Bennett 2016, Tucson Control Tower, Hubble Find, Southwest Airlines, Iowa State

Another new small unmanned aerial system is now on the market as drone manufacturer, DJI, has released its Mavic drone, which they say is their smallest aircraft equipped with a 4K camera. The Mavic follows the recent trend of drones with foldable rotors for easy transportation. It follows recent introductions of the GoPro Karma and a Yuneec drone that also feature foldable rotors. The Mavic is about half the size of the DJI Phantom 4 flagship drone, but still includes sensors on the front and bottom of the aircraft for obstacle avoidance, subject tracking, indoor stability, and autonomous landing. In April of this year, EAA’s Accessible Safety STC, was approved to allow the installation of Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 systems in certain Cessna and Pi

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Alaska Airlines To Fly To Havana, Cuba

Daily Nonstop Flights Form Los Angeles Will Begin January 5, 2017

Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Bombardier CS300 Kicks Off European Route Proving Tour

Will Operate From airBaltic's Base In Riga, Latvia

The second Bombardier CS300 flight test vehicle has embarked on a series of European and Middle Eastern route-proving flights alongside first operator airBaltic of Latvia. The flights - which will operate from the airline's base in Riga include stops in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tallinn, Estonia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - will use airBaltic air and ground operational practices.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Multiple Agreements Realized For New Aviation Partnerships

ICAO Concludes Highly Successful 2016 World Aviation Forum

The second ICAO World Aviation Forum concluded on numerous positive notes at the UN aviation agency’s Montréal Headquarters today, bringing together over 800 senior government, air transport industry, UN, finance, development, and other leaders and forging progress on new aviation partnerships for sustainable development.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

BOC Selects V2500 Engines For A320ceo

Will Power Five Aircraft On Order

BOC Aviation has selected the V2500 engine to power five Airbus A320ceo family aircraft. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

QF-16 Reaches Operational Capability Milestone

Introduces Fourth-Generation Fighter Capabilities Into The Aerial Target Mission

Air Combat Command declared initial operational capability for the QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) Sept. 23.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Thomas Zurbuchen Named Head Of NASA Science Mission Directorate

Appointment Becomes Effective On October 3

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Thomas Zurbuchen as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, effective Monday, Oct. 3.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Republic Of Korea Navy Grounds Lynx Helicopters

Operations Suspended After One Went Down In The Ocean Tuesday

The Republic of Korea Navy has temporarily grounded all 20 of its Lynx anti-submarine helicopters following an accident Tuesday that fatally injured three military personnel.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

RwandAir Takes Delivery Of Its First A330 Aircraft

Becomes First East African Carrier To Operate The Type

RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus long-haul widebody A330 aircraft. In doing so, it becomes the East African launch operator of the aircraft and Airbus’s newest customer.

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Thu, Sep 29, 2016

ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You!

Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.

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