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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Airborne 03.05.15: AW609 Milestone, EASA Cert: S-76D, UAVs Coming To Oshkosh!

Also: SAFE, PC-12 Theft Thwarted, MyGoFlight Heli Solutions, Updated: Bell 412EPI, Big Bell 'Relentless' Deal

The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key milestone which is the initiation of the production phase in anticipation of the first customer deliveries. The company has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility through its designation as the first final assembly line for the only civil tiltrotor in development to date. This represents the anticipated progression towards assembly and certification with the FAA as the main certification authority. EASA approved the Type Certificate for the VIP variant of the S-76D helicopter over two years after the FAA certified the baseline model of the aircraft , allowing the aircraft to be operated in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Aero-TV: AEA Convention 2015 - Where ALL The Cool Stuff Happens!

This Year's Convention Will Be Covered LIVE By Aero-News, Airborne and Aero-TV!

If you are in a business that is built around high technology, such as the aircraft avionics industry, planning ahead can be critical. This is why ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, stopped by the headquarters of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to talk with AEA president, Paula Derks, about the planning for their AEA International Convention and Trade Show to be held in Dallas, TX from April 8 through the 11th this year.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Klyde Morris 03.06.15

The Point Is There Was A Meeting ... At Which It Was Likely Decided There Should Be Another Meeting

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.06.15)

“Unfortunately, many of our airport partners are advocating for a historic tax hike on the traveling public through a nearly 90 percent increase in the PFC airport tax. This is simply not necessary." Source: Letter to Congress from the A4A Board of Directors members who are CEOs of the major U.S. passenger airlines.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.06.15): Hybrid Lift

Denotes a heavier than air aircraft that is supported at vertical takeoff, vertical landing, and low speed flight by the dynamic reaction of the air against its rotors or thrust and in horizontal flight by the dynamic reactions of air against its wings (for example, the tilt rotor aircraft).

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.06.15)

Flying Stuart Little's Airplane

Got a little one at home? Try your tyke out on the free online airplane game, "Flying Stuart Little's Aeroplane."

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Airborne 03.05.15: AW609 Milestone, EASA Cert: S-76D, UAVs Coming To Oshkosh!

Also: SAFE, PC-12 Theft Thwarted, MyGoFlight Heli Solutions, Updated: Bell 412EPI, Big Bell 'Relentless' Deal

The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key milestone which is the initiation of the production phase in anticipation of the first customer deliveries. The company has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility through its designation as the first final assembly line for the only civil tiltrotor in development to date.  This represents the anticipated progression towards assembly and certification with the FAA as the main certification authority. EASA approved the Type Certificate for the VIP variant of the S-76D helicopter over two years after the FAA certified the baseline model of the aircraft , allowing the aircraft to be operated in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Aero-TV: AKG Aviation’s AV-100 - A LightWeight, ANR, Bluetooth Headset

Headsets Are An Intensely Competitive Product... But The AV100 Looks Promising

While at the last of the AOPA regional fly-ins in 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked out the AV100 headset that is produced by AKG. He met up with Heath Lawson the national sales manager for AKG Aviation. Lawson explained the company organization and said AKG has been prominent in the music industry providing headsets and microphones for over 60 years.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Airborne 03.04.15: Airbus' NEW H160, Robinson Buys 1000 RR300s, NEW Bell 407GXP

Also: Inverted Flat Spin Record, Belite Aircraft Reinvents the Cub, Aspen Evolution In Demand, Screamin’ Sasquatch, New Elite HeliSim, JetBlue Pilot Update

Airbus showed off its all-new H160 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2015. As the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation, Airbus claims this 5.5 to 6-ton-class rotorcraft has nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems. The H160 integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies. It has a cruise speed of 160 knots, and can carry 12 passengers at distances of up to 120 nautical miles for oil and gas missions, and a 450-nautical mile range with 20-minute reserve in public service or search and rescue tasks. Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power their R66 Helicopter. The Rol

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