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Thu, May 24, 2018

Airborne 05.23.18: KSMO Legal Woes, B777X Folding Wingtip, #OSH18COOL Campaign

Also: 2nd ERAU Arrow Wing Cracked, Memphis Airport, Orbital ATK Launch, Flexjet Pilot Salaries

Last week, representatives from the City of Santa Monica and the FAA sat before a judge in the D.C. Circuit Court jointly defending their consent decree that led to the shortening of the runway at KSMO, and will eventually lead to its closure. The two were before the court to respond to a Petition to Review filed by aviation interest groups in February 2017 asking the court to invalidate the Settlement Agreement between the FAA and the City. That agreement gave the city the authority to shorten the runway, which it did last December. The FAA has certified Boeing's design for folding wingtips on the 777X airliner that will allow the aircraft to operate at existing airport gates. The FAA said that the Boeing Model 777-8 and 777-9 airplanes will incorporate CFRP wings with folding wingtips. Boeing will inco

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Thu, May 24, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 05.22.18: Aurora ACUS, Horsefly Delivers, K2 LEO UAS

Also: Aero-TV: Textron's X5-55, InfraDrone App, NASA's Mars Helicopter, Gremlins on Track

This month, Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully delivered cargo to U.S. Marines in the Integrated Training Exercise at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms in California. AACUS completed its first closed loop mission from takeoff to landing for its intended purpose of actual cargo resupply to Marines, as it successfully completed an autonomous cargo sustainment flight delivering more than 500 pounds of water, gasoline, MREs, and replacement communications gear including a packed cooler to represent urgently required cargo such as blood. Aurora says that this was the first ever “autonomous point-to-point cargo resupply mission” providing critical logistics support to Marines in need. The HorseFly truck-launched Autonomous Drone Package De

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Thu, May 24, 2018

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18: AMA Expo West Upgrades, UAS IPP, Amazon Snubbed

Also: Drones v Flaming Kites, Sherrif Drones, ALPA Is Watching..., Wichita Aviation Pathway

After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of AMA Expo West will show up in new digs and a somewhat different time of the year. This year, the AMA Expo West team will appear this November 2-4, 2018 at the Fairplex Exposition Center, in  Pomona, California. The new location allows for an extensive series of indoor and outdoor events, flights, races and demonstrations -- significantly broadening the scope and reach of the event -- including full scale flyovers, professional demos and some night flying offerings, to boot. DOT has selected 10 state, local and tribal governments as participants in the UAS Integration Pilot Program. First announced last October, this White House initiative partners the FAA with local, state and tribal governments, which then partner

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Thu, May 24, 2018

Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH18COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2018, #OSH18COOL

Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 21, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2018. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what’s really cool is not all about us or what we think, it’s about what the thousands of people think who attend this great adventure known as AirVenture. To help us share what’s really cool to you, we are initiating our first time ‘#OSH18Cool’ program that allows you to tweet

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Thu, May 24, 2018

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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Thu, May 24, 2018

It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’

E-I-C Note: We're tremendously excited to work with EAA again... on this and some other truly exciting programs to be announced shortly -- stay tuned! We’re onto something… Something huge. In the years since the truly astounding results for the 2+ hour debut of the 2015 AirVenture Innovation Preview, as well as nearly a decade of coverage of the AEA New Product Introductions and other efforts conducted at Sun ‘n Fun, XPONENTIAL, and other exciting venues, ANN is already hard at work on the next edition of our Airborne Innovation Preview programming for this year’s amazing EAA/AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI., now set for July 23-29, 2018. Even more important, the highly-regarded AIP series will also be used as the flagship for a major industry initiative that will be announced at AirVenture… a program that has the potential to significantl

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Thu, May 24, 2018

Airbus Is Strategic Partner At KADEX-2018

Event Will Encompass 'Space Days In Kazakhstan' International Forum

Airbus will attend KADEX-2018, Kazakhstan’s V International Exhibition Weapons Systems and Military Equipment, as a “Strategic Partner” this year. The exhibition will take place in Astana, from May 23-26, and, for the first time, it will encompass the International Forum "Space Days in Kazakhstan", which will become one of the central dialogue platforms of the exhibition.

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Thu, May 24, 2018

ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Thu, May 24, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.24.18)

"This runway work is a critical need for DFW Airport, and the first major step in our ten-year plan to modernize infrastructure across the Airport. We've taken a long look at our 44-year old facilities and have developed a comprehensive plan to address the upcoming work on runways, taxiways, aircraft ramps, roadways and bridges over the next few years." Source: Khaled Naja, executive vice president of Infrastructure and Development at DFW Airport.

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Thu, May 24, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.24.18): Dihedral

The positive acute angle between the lateral axis of an airplane and a line through the center of a wing or horizontal stabilizer.

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