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Airborne 04.23.13: 787 Approvals, Antares Lifts Off, New Citation X

Also: Dayton Nixes Hiroshima Reenactment, Boeing Adjusts 747-8 Production, Idaho Hang-Gliders, USPA Opposes User Fees

The FAA took the next step in returning the Boeing 787 to flight last Friday by approving Boeing's design modifications for the 787 battery system.

This week, the FAA will issue instructions to operators for making those changes and will publish in the Federal Register the final directive that will allow the 787 to return to service. Sunday evening saw Orbital Sciences Corporation achieve another significant milestone in NASA's plan to rely on American companies to launch supplies and astronauts to the International Space Station, with the successful first launch of the Antares rocket. The first production unit of the new Citation X (TEN) has been rolled out at Cessna's Wichita, KS, manufacturing facility. First announced at NBAA in 2010, the new airplane is best known for its top speed of Mach 0.935, which Cessna says makes it the fastest civilian aircraft in the world. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.23.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:

  • FAA Approves Boeing 787 Battery System Design Changes
  • Another Win For Civilian Space: Orbital Sciences Test Launches Antares 
  • New Citation X First Production Unit Makes Debut
  • Hiroshima Re-Enactment Dropped From Dayton Air Show
  • Boeing Adjusts 747-8 Production Rate
  • Idaho's Hammer Flat To Once Again Welcome Hang Gliders 
  • National Aviation Hall Of Fame Takes Stewardship Of Crossfield Award
  • AVW: The Paper Blue Angels
  • USPA Challenges Proposed User Fee
  • Enstrom Receives Japanese Civil Certification For 480B

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