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July 17, 2019

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market

At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds. “Our mission, titled One More Orbit, pays homage to the Apollo 11 moon landing achievement, by highlighting how humans push the boundaries of aeronautics,” sa

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AMA Drone Report 07.11.19: AMA Exec Council, DJI Objects, More FAA Restrictions

Also: Oshkosh Awaits!, MMC Partners W/Yuneec, Drone Strike Assessment, No Drone... Turtle!

Late last month, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for our hobby. Throughout these meetings, AMA emphasized their commitment to safety and education -- also highlighting examples of how flying model aircraft is a pathway to STEM-related to careers and the work we do to support local charities. Importantly, AMA discussed the upcoming FAA rule-makings for recreational UAS, and were encouraged by the positive dialogue. The FAA recognizes the imp

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and o

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UAL, AA Extend Boeing 737 MAX Cancellations

Both Airlines Say The Planes Will Remain On The Ground Through At Least Early November

Two U.S. carriers operating the Boeing 737 MAX have extended cancellations of flights using the airplane through at least early November, according to the airlines.

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United Bringing Boeing 787-8 To AirVenture

Airline Is Launching A New Scholarship Program

United Airlines and EAA are showcasing their expanded partnership in a variety of ways at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. Anchored by a United Boeing 787-8 slated for static display on Boeing Plaza on Wednesday, July 24, the airline is also highlighting its proud legacy of supporting women in aviation.

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ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863

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The Airplane Factory Unveils Sling NGT

TAF’s Sling ‘Next-Generation Trainer’ Is Today’s Truly Modern Flight Training Platform

At the typical ‘Joe’s Flight School’ seen at many American airports, the average flight training aircraft often doesn’t look so much different than the one your father might have flown… or your grandfather, for that matter.

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Pipistrel Alpha Trainer Aircraft Drafted Into The USAF

Being Used To Train Potential Future USAF Pilots In The A.C.E. Solo Flight Program

The Pipistrel Alpha trainer aircraft has been successfully used to train Future Air Force Pilots in the Aviation-Character-Education (A.C.E.) Solo Flight Program.

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Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH19COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2019, #OSH19COOL

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 20, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2019. 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&rsqu

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Able Flight Class of 2019 To Receive Their Wings at EAA AirVenture

Ceremony Tuesday July 23rd 10:00 AM at Theater In The Woods

Able Flight’s “Class of 2019” will be honored at a wings pinning ceremony on Tuesday, July 23rd at 10:00 AM at Theater In The Woods at EAA AirVenture. Seven scholarship recipients earned their pilot certificates in the program this year, and five will be on stage to receive their pilot wings. Special guests will include Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Patty Wagstaff.

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Airline Pilot Academy Acquires Two Tecnam Aircraft

French Flight School Adds P2010 Airplanes To Its Fleet

On July 3, French flight school APA Training (Airline Pilot Academy) took delivery of its first two Tecnam P2010 215 HP single-engine piston (SEP) aircraft. A twin-engine P2006T and further P2010 four-seaters will follow shortly.

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National Naval Aviation Museum Commemorates Apollo 11 50th Anniversary

Holding Weekend Celebration July 20 And 21

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, the National Naval Aviation Museum recently opened a new exhibit on Friday, July 12, and will be hosting a space-themed celebration the weekend of July 20-21.

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Uber's Urban Air Mobility Supply Chain Is Optimizing Cost Per Flight Hour

Using Price Cost Analytics To Advance Their Future Electric Aircraft

Price Systems, a company providing cost estimation software and research since 1975, is helping Uber and Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft innovators convert the concept of affordably flying to work or sharing an air taxi a reality, soon, using Price Cost Analytics.

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Diamond Offers SiriusXM Subscription With New Aircraft Purchase

Includes 3 Months Of SiriusXM Aviation Weather & Audio Services

SiriusXM and Diamond Aircraft have announced that Diamond will provide its customers with a three-month subscription to SiriusXM’s satellite-delivered aviation weather, information, and audio programming services with the purchase of a new aircraft.

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Airbus Helicopters Develops Its Presence In Italy

Acquires Its Distributor And 50-Year Partner Aersud Elicotteri And Opens A Dedicated Customer Center

Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri.

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Airobotics Unveils First In-House Developed Payload

Highly Drone-Stabilized Trion Payload Shown At The Security & Defense Expo

Automated drone startup, Airobotics unveiled a highly drone-stabilized payload for inspection and security applications at ADS’ 2019 Warrior Expo East. Named Trion, this payload marks Airobotics’ first in-house developed and manufactured sensor for the market—available both with and independent of—its leading automated drone hardware and data insights platform.

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Delta’s 50th U.S.-Produced A321 Powered With Sustainable Jet Fuel

Company Envisions Supporting Industrial Production Of Sustainable Fuels For Aviation In The Southeastern U.S.

Airbus has expanded its aircraft deliveries using sustainable jet fuel blends, with one of the latest involving the milestone 50th A320 family jetliner provided to Delta Air Lines from Airbus’ production facility in Mobile, Alabama.

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More Electric Aircraft USA Plans Seattle Conference

Event To Be Held In Mid-September

More Electric Aircraft USA will bring together relevant stakeholders to ensure maximum knowledge transfer and professional exchange. During a full three-days-program with lectures and interactive workshops you will meet international experts from OEMs, suppliers, and academia to discuss, hear and learn about their experiences and challenges in the fields of More Electric Aircraft.

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Portugal Places Firm Order For The Multi-Mission Airlift KC-390

Will Acquire Five Of The Aircraft Beginning In 2023

The Portuguese Government announced today a firm order of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390 as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capacities to support national Armed Forces operations and increase readiness in missions of public interest. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2023.

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India's True Jet To Double Its Fleet Carrier Celebrating Its 4th Anniversary

Carrier Celebrating Its 4th Anniversary

Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd, operating under the name TruJet has entered into agreements which will enable the airline to double its fleet to 10 ATR-72 aircraft by the end of 2019. Starting with two ATR-72 aircraft in July 2015, TruJet now operates 5 ATR-72 aircraft in its fleet and connects 20 destinations in India. TruJet is celebrating its 4th Anniversary on 12 July, 2019.

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Plane On Display In A Bar Draws The Attention Of The Air Force

ELT Still On The Airplane Was Somehow Activated

It sounds like the beginning of a joke. You're sitting in a bar in Portland, OR when a bunch of military guys come in looking for a crashed airplane ... the one inside the building that the owners intended to hang from the rafters of the establishment.

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Southwest Airlines Announces Promotion Of Stacy Malphurs

Named Vice President Supply Chain Management

Southwest Airlines has promoted Stacy Malphurs to vice president Supply Chain Management. Malphurs replaces Bill Tiffany, who recently left Southwest.

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Nine Fatally Injured In Skydiving Aircraft Accident In Sweden

Were Aboard A GippsAero GA8 Airvan

A GippsAero GA8 Airvan on a skydiving flight went down Monday on Storsandskar Island in the Ume river outside Umea, Sweden, resulting in the fatal injury of all nine people on board.

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FAA Revises SAIB For Some Airbus Helicopters

Applies To Certain AS350 Aircraft With Crash-Resistant Fuel Systems Installed Under STC

The FAA has revised SAIB SW-17-23, which  advises registered owners and operators of certain Airbus Helicopters of FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) that install crash-resistant fuel systems that comply with the latest safety standards.

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ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.17.19)

"American is extending cancellations for the MAX through Nov. 2. By doing so, our customers and team members can more reliably plan their upcoming travel on American. In total, approximately 115 flights per day will be canceled through Nov. 2." Source: Statement by American Airlines.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.17.19): Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS)

A system designed to determine an aircraft’s clearance above the Earth and provides limited predictability about aircraft position relative to rising terrain.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.17.19)

Buzz Aldrin Is Looking Forward, Not Back—And He Has A Plan To Bring NASA Along

The second man to walk on the Moon recently sat down with Ars Technica for an in-depth interview about the future of humans in space, and his view of what NASA should be doing to move the effort forward.

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July 16, 2019

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel

Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market

At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds. “Our mission, titled One More Orbit, pays homage to the Apollo 11 moon landing achievement, by highlighting how humans push the boundaries of aeronautics,” sa

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and o

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FAA Issues Update On Unleaded Avgas Replacement

Four Fuels Under Evaluation During The First Half Of This Year

The FAA is continuing to work on a drop-in replacement for 100LL avgas through the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI). Through the first half of this year, the FAA has conducted testing at the William J. Hughes Technical Center of an optimized Shell fuel, and screening testing of 3 fuels not previously part of the PAFI program. The scope of PAFI has continued to evolve with the preliminary evaluation of 3 other fuels representing PAFI's commitment to research and evaluate all candidate unleaded fuels. Test results with the optimized Shell fuel were not successful with testing indicating additional refinements are required.

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Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos Steps Down Effective Immediately

CFO Geir Karlsen Appointed Interim CEO Of The Carrier

After 17 years as the CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle, Bjørn Kjos, 72, will leave the position and continue in a new role as an advisor to the Chairman, as of July 11th. Until Norwegian appoints a new CEO, CFO Geir Karlsen, 54, will act as interim CEO, while Chairman Niels Smedegaard (57) will take on a more active role in the management.

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FAA Approves AMOC To Tamarack Winglet AD

Lifts Restrictions Imposed On Cessna Citation Jets Equipped With The Winglets

The FAA has approved a global Alternative Method of Compliance (AMOC) lifting restrictions put in place by the Airworthiness Directive (AD) issued in May on Cessna Citation jets equipped with Tamarack Aerospace ATLAS Active Winglets.

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Harding And Virts Break World Circumnavigation Speed Record

One More Orbit Flight Crew Is Successful In Its Pole To Pole World Circumnavigation Speed Record

At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds.

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Pipistrel Displaying Extensive Aircraft Line At AirVenture

Will Include Production Electric Training Aircraft

International aircraft designers and manufacturer Pipistrel, is set to once again “electri-fly” the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From Hawaii Skydiving Plane Accident

All 11 People On Board Were Fatally Injured, Company Was Not Authorized To Offer Skydiving Tours

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred June 21 at Dillingham Airfield (HDH), Mokuleia, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and ten passengers sustained fatal injuries, and the airplane was destroyed. The Beech Queen Air, which was owned by N80896 LLC and was being operated by Oahu Parachute Center (OPC), collided with terrain after takeoff from HDH.

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F-35 Lightning II Sustainment Work Comes To Milwaukee

Announcement Made By President Donald Trump During A Visit To Derco

During a visit to Derco, a Lockheed Martin company, President Donald J. Trump announced more work is coming to Milwaukee, WI. Derco will provide parts warehousing and distribution sustainment for the F-35 Lightning II, supporting the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy and allies around the world.

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FAA Revokes Certificate Of Porterfield Propellers Of Abernathy, TX

Alleges The Company Intentionally Falsified Records, Conducted Improper Inspections

The FAA has served an emergency order revoking the repair station certificate of Porterfield Propellers of Abernathy, Texas. The FAA alleges that the company, which was authorized to test and inspect propellers, intentionally falsified records and conducted improper inspections.

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Airbus Helicopters Makes Changes To Its Executive Committee

New Structure Goes Into Effect September 1

Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on September 1 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-functional collaboration within the company.

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.09.19: NUAIR-Flytrex, Airbus Delivers, Impossible Aerospace

Also: Oshkosh Coming Soon!, Drone Investment, DJI Objects, VerdeGo Aero

Following tests completed by Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, New York, Israel-based drone company Flytrex, has had the parachute on its package delivery drones validated as compliant with industry standards. This is the second parachute standard validation performed by NUAIR. Currently, the FAA prohibits most drones from being flown directly over people. Professional drone operators can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can demonstrate they have robust safety

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Arianespace, ESA Appoint Independent Inquiry Panel Following Vega Rocket Failure

Mission Terminated About Two Minutes Into The Flight After Second Stage Ignition

On July 11 July, 2019, Vega rocket Flight VV15 carrying the FalconEye1 satellite failed about two minutes after liftoff. This was the first Vega failure after 14 successful launches in a row since being introduced at the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana in 2012.

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Delair Offers Subscription Program For UX11 Drone Family

Users Can Also Access The Delair.ai Software Platform

Commercial drone solution provider Delair has announced "Delair Takeoff", a cost-effective subscription program for accessing the company’s high performance Delair UX11 family of UAVs and its delair.ai, cloud-based data management solution. Customers can pay a fixed monthly fee and have unlimited use of the long-range, fully equipped drone. A six-month minimum contract is required, and the plan is currently only available to customers in Europe.

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Police In Victoria, Australia Establish Drone Unit

Plans To Acquire Up To 50 Drones Over The Next 12 Months

Victoria Police in Australia will soon take to the skies with the establishment of the first ever Drone Unit. The new unit will provide Victoria Police with the capability to use drones in a range of operational duties across the state.

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WJZ-CBS Baltimore Adds Robinson R66 Newscopter

Replaces R44 ENG Aircraft In Use Since Early This Year

On July 1st, television station WJZ of Baltimore, Maryland took delivery of a new Robinson R66 Newscopter. Owned and operated by CBS, WJZ services the 2.8 million residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Becker Avionics Announces New Generation Digital Intercom System

Offers Several Advanced Features Including Bluetooth Compatibility

Following the introduction of the industry leading DVCS6100 digital intercom system in 2008, Becker Avionics will now also offer the innovative AMU6500. This new generation digital intercom system incorporates several advanced features such as 3D audio technology and Bluetooth compatibility.

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Central CA Police Believe Missing Man Stole An Airplane

Neither The Pilot Or The Aircraft Have Been Found

A California man missing since July 1 is suspected of stealing an airplane from a local flying club and crashing the aircraft, though neither the pilot or the plane have been located.

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Intermap Announces Definitive Agreement With Lufthansa Systems

Lido/SurfaceData NEXTView Will Revolutionize Aviation Markets

Geospatial intelligence solutions company Intermap Technologies has entered into a definitive agreement with Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co KG that formalizes the business agreement announced on December 17, 2018. The two companies have brought to market the world's first high-resolution, global geospatial terrain dataset, called Lido/SurfaceData NEXTView (NEXTView). Intermap has implemented a production infrastructure that is capable of handling the vast amounts of geospatial data and continual updates required by the aviation industry.

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John Lennon Boarding Pass Found During Plane Restoration

German Entrepreneur Turning The Plane Into A Tourist Attraction

A German entrepreneur working on a $100,000 restoration of a 1960 Sud Aviation Caravelle airliner for a tourist attraction found some hidden treasures during the project.

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Delta Flight Attendant Goes The Extra Mile For Deaf Teenager

Young Woman Traveling Alone Gets Just The Right Amount Of Extra Attention

A Delta Airlines flight attendant gave just the right amount of extra effort for a 16-year-old deaf passenger who was traveling alone for only the second time.

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ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.16.19)

"From here in Milwaukee, you are supporting magnificent aircraft, and soon you'll support the unstoppable, stealth F-35 Lightning II. I am thrilled to be back in the great state of Wisconsin with the extraordinary men and women of Derco." Source: President Donald J. Trump.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.19): Ground Effect

The condition of slightly increased air pressure below an airplane wing or helicopter rotor system that increases the amount of lift produced. It exists within approximately one wing span or one rotor diameter from the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.19)

FlySafe: Preventing Loss of Control Accidents

The FAA for the past several years has produced a series of articles under the banner FlySafe dedicated to providing information about various types of Loss of Control (LOC) accidents and how to prevent them.

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.16.19: Bahamas UAV Delivery, Fire Scout, Police Drones

Also: Citadel Counter-Drone Tech, UX11 Drone Family, Airobotics, ANN Oshkosh Webcast Schedule

A strategic partnership between Volans-i and Hogfish Ventures company Fli Drone to provide on-demand drone delivery services in The Bahamas recently resulted in the successful completion of the first long-range UAV delivery in The Bahamas on June 18. The delivery originated at Abaco Aviation Services, a private FBO at The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour and completed its delivery at Green Turtle Cay in 28 minutes. Previously this same delivery would require transit in both a car and on a ferry. VTOL capabilities allowed the drone to land and safely deliver its payload without any infrastructure required. In total, the fully autonomous flight covered nearly 50

July 15, 2019

Aero-TV: The Sporty's Foundation - Giving Back To The GA Community

It's All About The Future of General Aviation

We talk about the general aviation community, and that’s what it is – not just pilots and aircraft owners, but all the skilled technicians that support them. With glass cockpits, composite technology, and new powerplants, maintenance and support are all the more necessary. The Sporty’s Foundation strives to reach young people at the earliest possible age. Since its inception, EAA’s Next Step has been the primary recipient of Foundation funds. This program ensures that every EAA Young Eagle has a place to go next after the initial spark from their Young Eagle ride.<

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Klyde Morris (07.15.19)

Klyde NAILS Why The Apollo Missions STILL Have Our Attention

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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New Pilot Training Center Opens In The U.K.

HRH The Prince Of Wales Officially Opens L3Harris Technologies' New $100 Million Facility

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, accompanied by the U.K. Aviation Minister and leading figures from the U.K. aviation industry, today officially marked the opening of L3Harris Technologies’ new $100 million London Training Center for commercial airline pilots.

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Airborne 07.12.19: 737 MAX RTS?, Virgin Galactic Merges, UK Pilot Record

Also: Teenagers Fly Sling 4, Infrastructure Grants, Turtle On The Tarmac, Focus On Aviation Safety

EASA has sent a letter to the FAA and Boeing outlining five major requirements the agency says need to be addressed before it will allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service in Europe. The issues identified by EASA parallel the FAA's concerns. The FAA said that the agency "confirm(s) the specific matters being raised by EASA but said: “The FAA continues to work closely with other validating civil aviation authorities on our review of Boeing’s certification documentation for t

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Dr. Sheldon Cheskes Joins Drone Delivery Canada's Advisory Board

University Professor Will Assist In Developing Medical Applications Commercial Strategy

Toronto University professor Dr. Sheldon Cheskes has been appointed To the Drone Delivery Canada Advisory Board to assist in developing the Company's medical applications commercial strategy.

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FlightSafety International Promotes Two To Leadership Roles

Ed Koharik And Danny Robayo Will Lead The Company's 'Building Our Future' Effort

FlightSafety International has promoted Ed Koharik has been promoted to Senior vice president, and Danny Robayo to vice president. They will lead Building Our Future, a company-wide transformation effort.

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Azores Airlines Takes Delivery Of Its First A321LR

Airplane On Lease From Air Lease Corporation

Azores Airlines, the Azores archipelago-based carrier, has taken delivery of its first of three A321LRs to be leased from Air Lease Corporation, becoming the latest operator of the long-range single-aisle aircraft.

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Special Mission Aircraft Market Set To Grow To $28.3 Billion By 2029

Annual Growth Forecast To Be 8.5 Percent

A new Electronics report Special Mission Aircraft Market Report 2019-2029 has been released by ASDReports. This report evaluates the current levels of expenditure invested in the global Special Missions Aircraft market.

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U.K. MOD To Develop Cutting-Edge Laser And Radio Frequency Weapons

New Technology Has The Potential To 'Revolutionize' The Battlefield

The U.K. The Ministry of Defense is developing cutting-edge laser and radio frequency weapons which it says have the potential to revolutionize the battlefield.

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Airbus To Develop CO3D Earth Observation Program For CNES

Strategic Move To Support Export Contracts For French Industry

The French Space Agency (CNES) has awarded the CO3D (Constellation Optique 3D) contract to Airbus. Under this agreement, Airbus will deliver a global high-resolution Digital Surface Model (DSM).

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Maxar Teams With Dynetics On Components For Lunar Gateway

Will Leverage The Commercial Capabilities Of Huntsville, Alabama-Based Company For Its Power And Propulsion Element Spacecraft

Maxar Technologies has signed a teaming agreement with Huntsville, Alabama-based Dynetics to support Maxar in building and demonstrating the power and propulsion element for the Gateway − an essential component of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program and future expeditions to Mars. The teaming agreement establishes a framework for the companies to work together on the mission, with substantive work being executed by Dynetics in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Cradle Of Aviation Museum Celebrates Apollo 11 Anniversary

Home Of The Lunar Module Brings Community Together With Two Commemorative Events

On July 20, 1969, 600 million people watched Neil Armstrong take the first steps on the moon. It is considered one of the greatest human and technological achievements in history. On Saturday, July 20, 2019, thousands of people, including those who worked on the Lunar Module and their families, will be joining together at the Cradle of Aviation Museum to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 mission. The Cradle of Aviation, home of the Lunar Module, is celebrating all day and night with two festive events to give the community an opportunity to learn, reflect, remember, & jointly celebrate, all the wonder, achievement, and pride that is Apollo.

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Citadel Counter-Drone Technology Deployed By U.S. Military, Border Patrol

Defense Innovation Unit Fast Tracking Acquisition Of Citadel Defense's Automated Counter Drone Solution To Save Lives

Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded Citadel Defense an Other Transaction Authority contract to help Military, Government, and Law Enforcement agencies rapidly purchase a validated capability that protects the airspace from unwanted drones. When traditional acquisition approaches have struggled to keep pace with the drone threat, DIU has taken the lead to protect national security interests and the safety of servicemen and servicewomen. This is Citadel's eighth government contract for their life-saving technology.

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Yingling Aviation Announces New Garmin G5000 Integrated Flight Deck

Launches Installation Program For Citation Excel And XLS

Yingling Aviation, which has installed over 250 Garmin glass panels in Textronproduced turbine aircraft, has announced the launch of a new program to install the Garmin G5000 integrated glass flight deck (IFD) on Citation Excel and XLS aircraft. An authorized Garmin IFD facility, Yingling can leverage its extensive experience retrofitting Textron turbine-powered aircraft with Garmin avionics.

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DARPA Funding Brings Machine Learning To BAE's Signals Intelligence Capabilities

CHIMERA Brings The Flexibility Of A Software Solution To Hardware

BAE Systems has been awarded funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate machine-learning (ML) technology into platforms that decipher radio frequency signals. Its Controllable Hardware Integration for Machine-learning Enabled Real-time Adaptivity (CHIMERA) solution provides a reconfigurable hardware platform for ML algorithm developers to make sense of radio frequency (RF) signals in increasingly crowded electromagnetic spectrum environments.

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Aero-TV: The Sporty's Foundation - Giving Back To The GA Community

It's All About The Future of General Aviation
 
We talk about the general aviation community, and that’s what it is – not just pilots and aircraft owners, but all the skilled technicians that support them. With glass cockpits, composite technology, and new powerplants, maintenance and support are all the more necessary.

Airborne 07.15.19: Sporty's Foundation, World Circumnavigation, Pipistrel at Osh19

 Also: WJZ-CBS Adds Robinson R66, Hartzell @ OSH19, Embraer's 'TechLion' E195-E2, Special Mission Aircraft Market

 
At 12:12:23 UTC last Thursday, Action Aviation Chairman Hamish Harding, Astronaut Terry Virts and crew made history by beating the world record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER aircraft. The mission’s record flight time is 46 hours, 39 minutes and 38 seconds. “Our mission, titled One More Orbit, pays homage to the Apollo 11 moon landing achievement, by highlighting how humans push the boundaries of aeronautics,” says Harding. Pipistrel, is set to once again “electri-fly” the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI. Pipistrel will be d

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July 13, 2019

Airborne 07.12.19: 737 MAX RTS?, Virgin Galactic Merges, UK Pilot Record

Also: Teenagers Fly Sling 4, Infrastructure Grants, Turtle On The Tarmac, Focus On Aviation Safety

EASA has sent a letter to the FAA and Boeing outlining five major requirements the agency says need to be addressed before it will allow the Boeing 737 MAX to return to service in Europe. The issues identified by EASA parallel the FAA's concerns. The FAA said that the agency "confirm(s) the specific matters being raised by EASA but said: “The FAA continues to work closely with other validating civil aviation authorities on our review of Boeing’s certification documentation for t

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July 12, 2019

Airborne 07.10.19: One More Orbit, WomenVenture 12, Young Eagles & Sporty’s

Also: Saudi Drops 737 MAX, Tamarack Aerospace Update, Restrictions On Drones, NATA

‘One More Orbit’ is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet. The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration. The team will launch and complete the record attempt at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NA

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July 11, 2019

Airborne 07.10.19: One More Orbit, WomenVenture 12, Young Eagles & Sporty’s

Also: Saudi Drops 737 MAX, Tamarack Aerospace Update, Restrictions On Drones, NATA

‘One More Orbit’ is a multinational attempt to break the world record for the fastest circumnavigation of the earth via both poles, in a Qatar Executive Gulfstream G650ER ultra long-range business jet. The record is being attempted during the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing, as a tribute to the past, present, and future of space exploration. The team will launch and complete the record attempt at Space Florida's Launch and Landing Facility (the former Shuttle Landing Facility) at NA

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AMA Drone Report 07.11.19: AMA Exec Council, DJI Objects, More FAA Restrictions

Also: Oshkosh Awaits!, MMC Partners W/Yuneec, Drone Strike Assessment, No Drone... Turtle!

Late last month, the AMA Executive Council and the Government Affairs team took a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for our hobby. Throughout these meetings, AMA emphasized their commitment to safety and education -- also highlighting examples of how flying model aircraft is a pathway to STEM-related to careers and the work we do to support local charities. Importantly, AMA discussed the upcoming FAA rule-makings for recreational UAS, and were encouraged by the positive dialogue. The FAA recognizes the imp

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July 09, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 07.09.19: NUAIR-Flytrex, Airbus Delivers, Impossible Aerospace

Also: Oshkosh Coming Soon!, Drone Investment, DJI Objects, VerdeGo Aero

Following tests completed by Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, New York, Israel-based drone company Flytrex, has had the parachute on its package delivery drones validated as compliant with industry standards. This is the second parachute standard validation performed by NUAIR. Currently, the FAA prohibits most drones from being flown directly over people. Professional drone operators can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can demonstrate they have robust safety

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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