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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Airborne 08.28.15: 'Big' Bezos Announcement?, MA Aero-Taxes, Harrison Ford

Also: Barnstorming: The FAA v Hoover Fight Ain’t Over, Hail-Damaged Dreamliner, UAV Shooter Charged, NASA Global Hawk, MiG-21 Lancers, ICAO Manual

Blue Origin founder and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos plans a trip to Cape Canaveral in Florida on September 15 for what is being called a "significant announcement regarding the commercial launch industry." Bezos has reportedly been in negotiations with Space Florida that could lead to the establishment of a manufacturing facility for Blue Origin at Exploration Park south of the Kennedy Space Center's secure area on the Florida coast. The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002. Some in the current legislature are calling the tax break a "giveaway for wealthy executives with corporate jets." But the aviation industry counters that bringing back the t

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Airshow Pilot Lost In In-Flight Breakup

Andrew Wright Lost As Giles G-202 Suffers Fuselage Seperation/Failure

It's been a tough few weeks for the airshow industry... and now this -- a practice flight, Friday, August 28th was the scene of a tragedy as Andrew Wright's Giles G-202 suffered what appeared to be a complete structural failure of the rear fuselage just forward of the junction of the horizontal and vertical tailfeathers. The accident occurred at approximately 1400 local time, near Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York. Wright apparently did not get the chance to bail out of the aircraft and was believed to have perished on impact.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Trans States Pilots Reach Tentative Contract Extension Agreement With Management

Includes Pay Adjustments, Work Rule Modifications

The pilots of Trans States Airlines (TSA), represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), have reached a tentative agreement on a contract extension with TSA management that includes gains in economics and work rules.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Design Competition Shows Promising Future For '3D Printing' In Satellite Design

Engineers From Around The World Leave Jury Of Aerospace Experts Impressed With Submissions

Following a month-long, highly competitive engineering competition, the winners of the Stratasys CubeSat Challenge have been announced.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

New MD 520N Delivered To Volusia County Mosquito Control Unit

County Will Utilize New Helicopter To Expand Survey Areas And Deliver More Effective, More Efficient Mosquito Control

A a new MD 520N single-engine helicopter has been delivered to Volusia County Mosquito Control, Volusia County, FL. The decision to acquire the new MD 520N to the Volusia County fleet was announced in March 2015 as an expansion of the department’s ability to inspect and treat the region’s wet and drylands not easily serviceable by trucks or other ground methods.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

ESO, ESA Directors General Sign Cooperation Agreement

Promotes Strategic Cooperation Between The Two Organizations

The Director General of ESO, Tim de Zeeuw, and the Director General of ESA, Johann-Dietrich Woerner, have signed a cooperation agreement between the two organizations at ESO’s offices in Santiago, Chile. The ESA Director General was accompanied by Álvaro Giménez, Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at ESA, and Fabio Favata, Head of the ESA Program Coordination Office.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Raytheon To Provide Training Services To The U.S. Air Force

Company Will Help Maintain Mission Readiness Over 10 Years

The U.S. Air Force has named Raytheon Company as one of the prime contractors on the Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) contract. This allows Raytheon to bid on delivery orders on this multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a total ceiling value of $20.9 billion over 10 years.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

Chinese Companies Order Frasca FTDs

Two Cessna 172 Level 5 Devices Ordered For Shandong Hairuio General Aviation

Shandong Hairuio General Aviation has placed an order through Lantech Engineering for two Cessna 172S Level 5 Flight Training Devices (FTDs). Lantech is Frasca's agent in China.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.30.15)

Aero Linx: The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education The National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education is a membership organization that was formed in 1993 when the founding member groups signed a formal charter and established a partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Together with the FAA, we actively promote aviation and space education while supporting schools’ initiatives at the local, state and national levels.

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Sun, Aug 30, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.30.15): Permanent Echo

Permanent Echo Radar signals reflected from fixed objects on the earth’s surface; e.g., buildings, towers, terrain. Permanent echoes are distinguished from “ground clutter” by being definable locations rather than large areas. Under certain conditions they may be used to check radar alignment.

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