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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Aero-TV: Doing It Diesel Style -- Glasair's New Diesel Offering

Glasair Makes A Commitment To Alternative Powerplants

ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell saw and reported on a lot of interesting things at Sun ‘n Fun 2014, and one of these was a Glasair with a diesel engine in front of the firewall. Glasair Aircraft Production Manager, Benjamin Rauk, explained that Glasair is well aware of the challenges being imposed by the need to find alternative fuels. To face this challenge, they have chosen the Continental Centurion 2.0s diesel engine.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Japan Airlines To Add Up To 27 Embraer E-Jets To Its Fleet

Firm Order Signed For 15 Airplanes With Twelve Options

Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options. The value of the firm order is estimated at $677 million, based on 2014 list prices. The order will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

X-47B Achieves New Set of Firsts Aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt

Tests Included Five Cat Shots, Four Traps

The Navy's X-47B completed its final test aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Aug. 24 and returned to its home base at Naval Air Station Patuxent River after eight days at sea.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Movie Airplanes May Fly Again After 40 Years Gathering Dust

Spanish-Built Bf-109 Airplanes Had Been Stored In A Barn Following Filming Of 'The Battle Of Britain'

Nine Spanish-built Bf-109 airplanes that had been used in the filming of the WWII movie "The Battle of Britain" were recently sold at auction to a European dealer and could be restored to flying condition in the near future.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

NWS Develops Electronic PIREP Reporting System

Submission Tool Located On The NWS Aviation Weather Center Website

The National Weather Service (NWS) has added an electronic PIREP submission tool to its Aviation Weather Center (AWC) Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) website.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

California Senate Passes Strict UAS Regulations

Would Require A Warrant Before Law Enforcement Could Use The Aircraft Except In Certain Emergencies

A bill working its way through the California Legislature would require law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant before using a UAV except in certain situations.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

London Mayor Continues To Pitch For Estuary Airport

Mayor Boris Johnson Says The Hub Would Eventually Contribute £92.1 billion to the UK Economy

London Mayor Boris Johnson still has hopes that a floating four-runway hub airport can be built in the Thames Estuary, saying the airport would contribute the equivalent of approximately $152 billion to the UK economy in 2050 and support 336,000 jobs.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Bombardier Delivers First 86-Seat Q400 NextGen Aircraft

Bangkok-Based Nok Air Is The Launch Operator For The Larger Variant

The first Q400 NextGen turboprop with extra capacity seating configuration has been delivered to Nok Air of Bangkok, Thailand at Bombardier's facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

ERAU Daytona Beach Campus Offers Aviation-Focused Professional Programs

Variety Of Short Courses And Workshops Available In 2014

As part of Embry-Riddle’s commitment to continuing professional education and lifelong learning, the university is hosting a variety of aviation-focused short courses and workshops at the Daytona Beach Campus taught by aviation industry subject-matter experts.

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Fri, Aug 29, 2014

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

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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