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November 14, 2018

Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel

The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Aircraft program and a massive litany of mis-steps, is no longer the CEO of the foundering aircraft concern. Icon is wrapping up the matter with as much positive spin as they can, though the company admits that Hawkins has resigned as CEO, and will reportedly stay on in "an undefined role" while President and COO Thomas Wiener will lead the company in the interim. Hawkins has been leading the company since its inception, and guide

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Aero-TV: A Sporty’s Pilot Shop Overview - ‘At Heart, We’re An Aviation Company’

One Of The True Success Stories In The Industry

Those of us who have been around General Aviation for decades have always know the name Sporty's Pilot Shop. Earlier this year, Aero-News Editor in Chief Jim Campbell sat down with John Zimmerman, the VP of Sporty's Catalog Division, to talk about the company's roots and future plans.

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Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform

European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields. Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software. The Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fiber structu

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AMA Drone Report 11.08.18: FAI Championships, Drone Controller, Vaccines By Air

Also: Mavic 2 Pro Eval Starts, DJI Expands, FlightSafety Test Prep, What’s A ‘Hover 2?’

Imagine being a 15-year-old drone racer from Australia... and now imagine that you’re in China to win a $24K check. The new World Drone Racing Champion was announced after four days of competition at an event organized by the FAI’s World Air Sports Federation, running from 1-4 November 2018. Finishing at the top in a field of 127 drone racers from 34 countries, Rudi Browning, walked away from the experience clutching a $24,000 cash prize. Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices,

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IATA: 'Spirit of Change' Needed To Improve European Competitiveness

Developing A Competitiveness Toolkit To Provide Analysis Of Air Connectivity

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector.

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Pilots Question Training For 737 MAX

New Stall Prevention Feature Was Not Adequately Publicized, Regulators Say

An automated stall-prevention system on Boeing's new 737 MAX airplanes was not properly publicized, and is being looked at as a possible contributing factor in an accident in Indonesia that fatally injured 189 people when one of the planes went down October 29.

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DOT OIG Releases FAA UAS Waiver Report

Finds Opportunities Exist For FAA To Strengthen Its Review And Oversight Processes For Unmanned Aircraft System Waivers

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) represent a substantial economic and technological opportunity for the United States. To advance the safe integration of commercial UAS into the National Airspace System (NAS), the FAA published a rule for small UAS in June 2016. However, the rule does not permit several operations that are highly valued by industry but considered to be higher risk, such as operating beyond line of sight or over people.

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KIST: Enhancing Drone Flight Duration With Lithium Metal Ion Batteries

Technology Has Been Developed Which Exhibits Twice The Energy Density That Of Conventional Lithium-Ion Battery

The Korean Ministry of Science and ICT have announced that a new Lithium Metal Ion battery has been developed by the KIST researchers lead by Dr. Won Il Cho. The developed battery possesses twice the energy density that of conventional Lithium Ion batteries, which are commonly used in smartphones and portable computers. The developed Lithium Metal Ion batteries are capable of maintaining 80% of the initial performance after going through more than 1,200 charge/discharge cycles.

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Airshow Announcer Hugh Oldham Announces Retirement

Has Been Narrating Airshows For More Than 40 Years

Veteran airshow announces Hugh Oldham has announced he is hanging up his microphone, at least mostly.

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ATR And Air New Zealand Explore The Future Of A Regional Aviation Ecosystem

Hybrid Aircraft Are Part Of The Equation

ATR and Air New Zealand have signed an agreement to explore the role of new propulsion technologies, could play in the future of the regional aircraft ecosystem.

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Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with near

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Bristow Group Announces CEO Transition

Jonathan Baliff To Retire From The Company Following Columbia Helicopters, Inc. Acquisition Close

Bristow Group has announced the upcoming retirement of Jonathan E. Baliff, Chief Executive Officer of Bristow Group, in the coming months. Thomas N. Amonett, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bristow, has been appointed to serve as the interim President of the Company during the CEO transition process.

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ANN FAQ: What Does The Airborne Partnership Initiative Mean For Your Business

Get Your Breaking News Out To The Industry

A partnership between ANN and others in the aviation/aerospace industry offers more exposure, a greatly lessened strain on individual resources, and the pivotal advantage of starting out with what is already a solid, professional award- winning platform…which is Airborne Unlimited.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.14.18)

“In 2037, 1.9 billion passengers should be traveling to, from and within this continent. If governments make the right decisions for aviation—effective regulations, fair taxes and efficient infrastructure—the competitiveness of the entire European economy will improve.” Source: Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.14.18): Accelerate-Stop Distance

The distance required to accelerate to V1 with all engines at takeoff power, experience an engine failure at V1, and abort the takeoff and bring the airplane to a stop using braking action only (use of thrust reversing is not considered).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.14.18)

The Association Of Independent Aviation Security Professionals

Mission: To use experience working for the Federal government, airlines, airports and with technology developers to promote the adoption of meaningful aviation security measures that effectively balance security, privacy and passenger convenience.

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Aero-TV: A Sporty’s Pilot Shop Overview - ‘At Heart, We’re An Aviation Company’

One Of The True Success Stories In The Industry
 
Those of us who have been around General Aviation for decades have always know the name Sporty's Pilot Shop. Earlier this year, Aero-News Editor in Chief Jim Campbell sat down with John Zimmerman, the VP of Sporty's Catalog Division, to talk about the company's roots and future plans.

November 13, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform

European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields. Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software. The Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fiber structu

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DOT OIG To Audit FAA Drone Authorizations

Will Look Into Agency's Role In Approving Small UAS Operators In The National Airspace System

The continuing growth of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) presents challenges for the FAA in maintaining the world’s safest aviation system while fostering innovation.

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Frontier Pilots Reach Agreement In Principle With Company On New Contract

Negotiations Have Been Going On For More Than Two And A Half Years

Frontier Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced they have reached an agreement in principle (AIP) on a collective bargaining agreement after more than two-and-a half-years of negotiations with management. This agreement must be reviewed and approved by the Frontier ALPA Master Executive Council (MEC), which will vote on whether to send it out to the pilot group for a full ratification vote.

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Chinese Flight School To Convert C172 Aircraft To Jet-A Engines

Continental Motors Group And Qingdao Jiutian International Flight School Announce Conversion Program For Its 21 C172 Aircraft

Continental Motors Group, (CMG) an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company, has signed a fleet conversion agreement with Qingdao Jiutian International Flight School. This converts their current fleet of Cessna 172 aircraft equipped with gasoline engines, to Jet-A burning engines manufactured by Continental Motors. Furthermore, after receiving extensive technical training, Qingdao Jiutian International will become a Master Installation Center for CMG’s range of Jet-A engines, allowing the company to perform retrofits and engine maintenance in China.

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Island University To Provide Nueces County UAS Disaster Response

Agreement Signed Between County And Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

When a natural disaster strikes, the Nueces County Emergency Operations Center only has a finite number of resources they can use to aid response efforts. To alleviate this issue, as well as improve disaster response and recovery efforts, the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently signed an interlocal agreement with Nueces County to provide drone support in the event of future natural disasters. Loyd Neal, county judge and emergency management director for Nueces County, signed the agreement on Oct. 31.

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Airborne-Unmanned 11.06.18: Autonomous Sikorsky, Trusted Operator, Northwest UAV

Also: Drones Deliver Vaccines, High-Resolution Forecasts, Microsoft Azure, Propeller Aero And DJI

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter (OPV) through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky and DARPA. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA), a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft. Sikorsky is developing autonomous and optionally-piloted technology that will ultimately decrease instances of the num

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EAA Honors Five Aviators With Halls Of Fame Induction

Ceremony Held November 8th In Oshkosh, WI

The EAA recognized the contributions made to the world of flight by five people as they were inducted into the EAA Sport Aviation Halls of Fame on November 8 during a ceremony at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, WI.

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Uniform Law Commission Sets Its Sights On Drone Legislation

Says Changes From Existing Laws Are Needed To Protect Privacy

A group of lawyers will meet in Detroit in the near future, and one of the items on their agenda could radically alter the way drones are regulated in the United States.

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EASA Certifies IFD Series GPS/FMS Systems In Robin Aircraft

STC Granted To Airplus Maintenance Of Friedrichshafen, Germany For Installation Of Avidyne IFD550, IFD540, And IFD440 Systems

Avidyne has announced that German-based airplus Maintenance GmbH has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of the Avidyne IFD5XX/4XX series of GPS-based flight management systems in 200-, 300- and 400-series Robin aircraft. This STC provides IFR LPV and LNAV + V approval for single- and dual-IFD installations in 40 different models and derivatives of the French-manufactured Robin range of aircraft.

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Avicopter, Thales Sign MoU For Strategic Cooperation

Will Work Towards Establishment Of A Helicopter Pilot Training Center

During the Zhuhai Air Show in China, Avicopter, on behalf of the relevant investors of Aviation Industry Corporation of China Ltd, and Thales, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of a joint venture helicopter pilot training center.

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Bristow Group To Combine With Columbia Helicopters In A $560 Million Transaction

Creates A Leading Global Diversified Industrial Aviation Solutions Company

Bristow Group has signed a definitive agreement to combine with privately-held Columbia Helicopters for $560 million. Columbia will be designated as an unrestricted subsidiary under the Columbia name and air operating certificate (AOC).

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Iowa Accident Fatally Injures Four People

Pilot Reportedly Suffered An Apparent Heart Attack, Student Pilot Attempted To Land The Plane

A 1979 Piper Dakota went down Friday night resulting in the fatal injury of all four people on board, according to the Guthrie County, IA Sheriff's Office.

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FAA Investigates Incident At McCarran International Airport

Controller Reportedly Became Unresponsive While Working Alone At Night

The FAA has opened an investigation into an incident at McCarran International Airport Wednesday night in which a controller working alone at night became unresponsive while on duty.

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India Has Opened 34 Airports In The Past 18 Months

Booming Aviation Market Has Record Numbers Of Passengers Flying

Massive economic growth in India has spurred an explosion in the number of people flying in the country, and has led to the opening of 34 new airports in the country in the past 18 months.

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Global SuperTanker Fighting Camp Fire In Northern California

Blaze Has Destroyed The Town Of Paradise, CA

Global SuperTanker's firefighting 747 Spirit of John Muir has been deployed to northern California to fight the Camp Fire, which has scorched 100,000 acres and destroyed the entire town of Paradise, CA.

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WWI Pilot's Family Presented With Purple Heart

Lt. Jason Hunt Was Shot Down Over France 100 Years Ago

One hundred years and three months ago, Lt. Jason Hunt was shot down over France while conducting a photo reconnaissance mission by Germany's "Flying Circus". Friday afternoon, Purple Hearts Reunited presented a Purple Heart to 70-year-old Howard Scott, one of the airman's distant relatives.

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Boeing, Safran Joint Venture To Start Operations

Secure Regulatory Approvals To Begin Their Joint Venture For Designing, Building And Servicing Auxiliary Power Units

Boeing and Safran have received regulatory approvals for a joint venture so they can begin designing, building and servicing aircraft Auxiliary Power Units (APUs)—onboard engines that are primarily used to start the main engines and power aircraft systems while on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. The companies also named Etienne Boisseau as Chief Executive Officer of the joint venture.

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France Impounds Ryanair Jet Over Nonpayment Of Fees

Passengers Expecting To Travel To London Not Allowed To Board The Aircraft

The French government impounded a Ryanair 737 Thursday as it prepared to take off for London, forcing the carrier to make other arrangements for the 149 passengers that were expecting to fly from Paris to London on the jet.

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Tacoma Narrows Aviation Opens New FBO Facility

Corporate Air Center Was Phase Two For The Development Of The Company

Tacoma Narrows Aviation has completed its new executive terminal facility: the FBO’s corporate air center. The corporate air center includes 30,000 square feet of heated hangar space, 2,500 square feet of passenger and crew amenities, and 5,500 square feet of office space.

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ANN FAQ: Getting The Word Out

Things To Know When You Send A News Release

Aero-News gets hundreds of releases every week, ranging from industry giants like Boeing and Cessna to the smallest of flying clubs and the most quaint of air shows. After having seen the best and the worst in press releases over the years, we have some ideas to help companies do so much more to help themselves, both with ANN and with the general media.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.13.18)

"ALPA’s goal from the beginning of negotiations has been to attain a market-rate agreement that brought the Frontier pilots into line with our professional peers who fly similar aircraft and routes." Source: Frontier MEC chairman Capt. Tracy Smith.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.13.18): Accelerate-Go Distance

The distance required to accelerate to V1 with all engines at takeoff power, experience an engine failure at V1, and continue the takeoff on the remaining engine(s).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.13.18)

Eighth Air Force Historical Society

The Eighth Air Force Historical Society was created in 1975 to preserve the legacy of the "Mighty Eighth", and the part it played in American history during WW2.

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Emergency AD: Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW169 And AW189 Helicopters

AD NUMBER: 2018-23-52

PRODUCT: Leonardo S.p.A. Model AW169 and AW189 helicopters.

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Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform

European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields. Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software. The Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fiber structure, a flight time of up to 25 minutes (three batteries are included), flight coverage of up to 160 acres per flight at 400 ft, and a backpack for easy transportation. Kratos Defen

November 12, 2018

Waco Classic Aircraft Corporation Announces New Owner

Fort Lauderdale, FL-Based Dimor Group Acquires The Company

Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired Waco Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located Battle Creek, MI, on November 9, 2018. The acquisition includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek, MI.

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Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel

The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Aircraft program and a massive litany of mis-steps, is no longer the CEO of the foundering aircraft concern. Icon is wrapping up the matter with as much positive spin as they can, though the company admits that Hawkins has resigned as CEO, and will reportedly stay on in "an undefined role" while President and COO Thomas Wiener will lead the company in the interim. Hawkins has been leading the company since its inception, and guide

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Aero-TV: Meeting Our Standards - The DeltaHawk Diesel Program

DeltaHawk Engines Closing In On Certification

DeltaHawk Engines displayed an enhanced 180HP GA engine at AirVenture this past July. DeltaHawk is in the final stages of preparation for certification. The company has invested significantly in the analysis and testing of its engine, resulting in numerous enhancements to the design. For example, the new head design provides improved efficiency, simpler inspection and maintenance, a lower parts count and a reduced engine weight. A redesigned exhaust system offers enhanced exhaust flow and improved packaging.

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Klyde Morris (11.12.18)

Klyde Has A Few Things To Say About The 'Safety' Culture...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com 

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University Of South Florida To Host First-Ever International Brain-Drone Race

Competition To Be Held In 2019

A state-of-the-art competition at the University of South Florida is bridging the gap between mind and machine. The 2019 USF Brain-Drone Race, scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Yuengling Center, will feature teams from around the world as they race drones using brain-power.

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Central Washington University Selects one-G Simulation For New AATD Fleet

Contract Includes Six Flight Training Devices

Central Washington University (CWU) has awarded Seattle based one-G simulation with a contract for five Foundation Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD) and a Piper Archer device that is currently in development at one-G headquarters. The contract includes a mix of both G1000 and GTN-650 based devices, allowing CWU to train pilots using glass panel and traditional analog instruments.  All devices utilize one-G’s web-based administrative Portal and Instructor Operator Station (IOS).

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HES Energy Systems Launches 3-Hour Endurance Hydrogen Multi-Rotor Drone

New Drone Designed And Built In The United States

HES Energy Systems is announcing the commercial launch of Hycopter, an industrial-grade multi-rotor drone designed for large-scale industrial maintenance inspections.

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Airborne 11.09.18: Global 7500 Cert, 737 MAX Emergency AD, V1 'Flying Bomb'

Also: Trig European Office, Sonoma Jet Center, Sikorsky Award, Airbus A330-800 Flies

The FAA has certified the Bombardier Global 7500. It will enter  into-service later this year. Earlier this year, the aircraft demonstrated the expansion of its advertised maximum range to 7,700 nautical miles- - 300 nautical miles further than they had initially projected. It has exceeded takeoff and landing performance, making challenging airports such as Chicago Executive, and Eagle County, Colorado, easier to maneuver in adverse weather conditions. The FAA, after a recent Lion Air crash that took the loves of a

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BAE WEnDL System Is Enhancing Military Air Traffic Situational Awareness

Web Enabled Data Links Is Operational In Typhoon Aircraft In The U.K.

BAE Systems has created a low-cost system that uses existing satellite navigation and commercial aircraft data to improve airspace safety.

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Myrtle Beach Airport Gets AIP Grant For Taxiway Project

More Than $25.3 Million Awarded For Phase 1 Of The Upgrades

The Horry County Department of Airports has been awarded $25,376,813 by the FAA to commence the first phase of major taxiway rehabilitation project at the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).

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Custom Jet Charters Adds Legacy 600 Jet To Charter Fleet

Receives FAA Approval To Fly Jets With 10 Seats Or More

Custom Jet Charters (CJC) in West Palm Beach, FL has received FAA approval to manage and fly FAR Part 135 private jets with 10 seats or more, as well as the ability to operate flights to Europe, across the Pacific and throughout the world.  Expanding its fleet, CJC also announced the addition of a Legacy 600 now available for charter worldwide.

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VietJet Signs MoU For CFM LEAP-1B Long-Term Engine Support Agreement

Supports Entire Fleet Of LEAP-1B Engines

Vietnam's VietJet and CFM International today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to extend the airline's current long-term support agreement to include potential additional LEAP-1B engine orders.  Once fully executed, the agreement, which includes spare engines, could have a value of up to $5.3 billion.

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AeroVironment Awarded $3.2 Million Puma AE UAS Contract

Awarded By The U.S. DOD For U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Ally

AeroVironment has been awarded a $3,228,856 firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide RQ-20B Puma AE II small unmanned aircraft systems, training and support to an allied nation in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) area of responsibility. Delivery is anticipated by March 30, 2019.

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Russian Helicopters Delivers 2 Mi-172 Helicopters To Equatorial Guinea

Both To Be Used For VIP And Passenger Transportation

As part of the contract with the government of Equatorial Guinea, Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has produced and delivered two Mi-172 helicopters manufactured at Kazan Helicopters (KVZ). The aircraft have already been sent to Central Africa.

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Leonardo Selected By South Korea's LIG Nex1 As A Strategic Technology Partner

The Companies Will Initially Work Together To Address The ROK's Requirement To Upgrade Its Airborne IFF Equipment

The Republic of Korea-based company LIG Nex1 has selected Leonardo Company as a strategic technology partner. The two companies will initially bid together to carry out the South Korean Defense Acquisition Program Agency (DAPA)’s IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) upgrade requirement. This will see the IFF equipment on aircraft operated by RoK Armed Forces updated to the latest ‘Mode 5’ standard.

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-23-05

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus SAS Model A350-941 and -1041 airplanes.

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AD: Engine Alliance Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2018-22-05

PRODUCT: All Engine Alliance (EA) GP7270, GP7272, and GP7277 turbofan engines with a certain high-pressure turbine (HPT) case installed.

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Airborne 11.12.18: Hawkins OUT of Icon, Hoversurf = Ultralight, $$$ USAF Mugs

Also: SimCom TBM910 FTD, JAL Pilot Arrested, New Contract For 15 E175s, Aero-TV: DeltaHawk Diesel

The other shoe has dropped... Kirk Hawkins, the driving force behind the Icon Aircraft program and a massive litany of mis-steps, is no longer the CEO of the foundering aircraft concern. Icon is wrapping up the matter with as much positive spin as they can, though the company admits that Hawkins has resigned as CEO, and will reportedly stay on in "an undefined role" while President and COO Thomas Wiener will lead the company in the interim. Hawkins has been leading the company since its inception, and guided it through a series of blunders and broken promises that gave way to several minor and major accidents that tarred the image of an aircraft once touted for its safety

Aero-TV: Meeting Our Standards - The DeltaHawk Diesel Program

DeltaHawk Engines Closing In On Certification
 
DeltaHawk Engines displayed an enhanced 180HP GA engine at AirVenture this past July.
 
DeltaHawk is in the final stages of preparation for certification. The company has invested significantly in the analysis and testing of its engine, resulting in numerous enhancements to the design. For example, the new head design provides improved efficiency, simpler inspection and maintenance, a lower parts count and a reduced engine weight. A redesigned exhaust system offers enhanced exhaust flow and improved packaging.

November 09, 2018

Airborne 11.09.18: Global 7500 Cert, 737 MAX Emergency AD, V1 'Flying Bomb'

Also: Trig European Office, Sonoma Jet Center, Sikorsky Award, Airbus A330-800 Flies

The FAA has certified the Bombardier Global 7500. It will enter  into-service later this year. Earlier this year, the aircraft demonstrated the expansion of its advertised maximum range to 7,700 nautical miles- - 300 nautical miles further than they had initially projected. It has exceeded takeoff and landing performance, making challenging airports such as Chicago Executive, and Eagle County, Colorado, easier to maneuver in adverse weather conditions. The FAA, after a recent Lion Air crash that took the loves of a

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Expert Help Wanted: Could YOU Be The Next Face Of 'Airborne?'

Aviation's Longest Running Video News Program Is Seeking New Talent For Airborne Expansion

ANN is on the hunt for next new face of our Airborne news program series... in order to allow our current host the chance to do some important international volunteer work. Further; we also need to add new and talented persons to the roster so that we may accomplish the expanding mission of Airborne and a number of new Airborne additions coming up in the next few months. We have a need for one new staffer ASAP and another around the first of the year. These are autonomous 'one man/woman band' positions where you must be as comfortable behind the camera as in front of it. You will be responsible for presenting tech related news stories on camera whi

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Airborne 11.07.18: Tesla Passes Mars!, Airport Renaming?, ATP-Type Rating Regs

Also: Hartzell Appoints Wuhan Hangda Aero, First AFR ISR Wing, GlobalBeacon, USAF 823rd RHS Delivers

The Tesla Roadster that was sent into orbit with a mannequin dubbed "Starman" in the driver's seat has passed the orbit of Mars, and will soon reach the apogee of its orbit before starting back towards the sun. Starman and his roadster will reach their furthest point from the sun ... about 155 million miles ... on November 8th. And while the vehicle will start back towards the center of the solar system at that point, it will still be 2020 it makes a "close approach" to Earth, and it will still be 32 mil

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November 08, 2018

AMA Drone Report 11.08.18: FAI Championships, Drone Controller, Vaccines By Air

Also: Mavic 2 Pro Eval Starts, DJI Expands, FlightSafety Test Prep, What’s A ‘Hover 2?’

Imagine being a 15-year-old drone racer from Australia... and now imagine that you’re in China to win a $24K check. The new World Drone Racing Champion was announced after four days of competition at an event organized by the FAI’s World Air Sports Federation, running from 1-4 November 2018. Finishing at the top in a field of 127 drone racers from 34 countries, Rudi Browning, walked away from the experience clutching a $24,000 cash prize. Drone pilots, from commercial experts to novices,

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November 07, 2018

Airborne 11.07.18: Tesla Passes Mars!, Airport Renaming?, ATP-Type Rating Regs

Also: Hartzell Appoints Wuhan Hangda Aero, First AFR ISR Wing, GlobalBeacon, USAF 823rd RHS Delivers

The Tesla Roadster that was sent into orbit with a mannequin dubbed "Starman" in the driver's seat has passed the orbit of Mars, and will soon reach the apogee of its orbit before starting back towards the sun. Starman and his roadster will reach their furthest point from the sun ... about 155 million miles ... on November 8th. And while the vehicle will start back towards the center of the solar system at that point, it will still be 2020 it makes a "close approach" to Earth, and it will still be 32 mil

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November 06, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 11.06.18: Autonomous Sikorsky, Trusted Operator, Northwest UAV

Also: Drones Deliver Vaccines, High-Resolution Forecasts, Microsoft Azure, Propeller Aero And DJI

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter (OPV) through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky and DARPA. The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA), a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft. Sikorsky is developing autonomous and optionally-piloted technology that will ultimately decrease instances of the num

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May 07, 2018

Edic Horizon International Flight Academy Signs For Two Bell 429s

Flight Training Facility Expands Services To Include Twin Engine Aircraft

Bell Helicopter has announced a signature from Edic Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide flight training to a variety of international students.

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May 04, 2018

Jet Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific

Transaction Valued At $250 Million

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at $250 million.

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December 31, 2017

Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract To Provide Emirates’ 777X Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic Engine-Driven Pump And AC Motor Pump From Parker Aerospace Chosen As Supplier-Furnished Equipment For Emirates’ New 777X Fleet

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced a pump call-out agreement with Emirates for its 777X aircraft. Emirates is the launch customer of the new Boeing aircraft with an order book of 150 777X, one of the single largest aircraft orders by value in the history of US commercial aviation. Parker will provide the hydraulic engine-driven pump and AC motor pump on the fleet of 777X wide-body airplanes.

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December 29, 2017

Flight Inspection (FI) Market Worth $5.57 Billion By 2022

Growth Forecast To Be 4.31 Percent During The Period

According to the new research report, now available on ASDReports, "Flight Inspection (FI) Market by Solution (System, & Services), End User (Commercial Airports, Defense Airports), Services Type (Commissioning, Routine, Special Inspection), System Type (Fixed, Mobile, Ground-based) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The Flight Inspection (FI) market is projected to grow from an estimated $4.51 billion in 2017 to $5.57 billion by 2022, at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.31% during the forecast period.

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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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