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July 16, 2018

Airborne 07.13.18: Tiny Twin at OSH, New Trig Radios, Noise Nonsense

Also: Whirly-Girls International, Aeolus Launch, Davenport IA Airport Accident, $150K Civil Penalty

Over the years, ANN’s Jim Campbell has often remarked about a fondness for the smallest twin-engine aircraft he ever flew and the half-a dozen varieties that he had the chance to test. This year, a Colomban CriCri, the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world, will take off from the top of a moving Ford Explorer as part of the air show on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday night. The CriCri, designed by French engineer Michel Colomban in the early 1970s, will be flown by Lionel

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AMA Drone Report 07.12.18: Drone Reg. Warning, Taylor v FAA, OSH DroneShow

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, OH Town Drone Regs, Drone Umbrella, AirVenture Schedule Update

The FAA is warning drone owners – especially hobbyists -- about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00. There are a number of entities that offer to help drone owners and operators file an application for a registration number. Some attempt to mimic the look of the FAA’s website with similar graphic designs and some even use the FAA logo to allegedly suggest they are somehow “approved&rdqu

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CAAS, EASA And Airbus Collaborate On UAS Safety Standards

Goal Is To Advance Safety Of Unmanned Aircraft Systems In Urban Environments

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate in the development of safety standards and regulatory requirements for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in urban environments. The tripartite Project Document, which lays out the areas of collaboration, was signed by representatives from CAAS, EASA and Airbus.

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CAE And Asiana Airlines Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

CAE Instructors To Train Asiana Airlines Pilots For The Next 3 Years

CAE has signed an exclusive pilot training agreement with Asiana Airlines to support the airline’s growing training needs in the region. Under the terms of the agreement, CAE instructors will be training Asiana’s pilots at the airline’s training centre in Korea and at CAE Korea for all of its aircraft fleet, including Airbus A320, A330, A350, A380, Boeing 747, 767 and 777.

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3DR Launches Industry-First Thermal Imaging Solution For DJI M200 Series Drones

Easily Captures Accurate, Structurally-Detailed Thermal Data

3DR, makers of Site Scan, a drone software platform for construction and engineering teams, has announced that Site Scan users can now capture and use structurally-detailed thermal imagery on their projects. This is made possible through a one-of-a-kind integration with the DJI M210 dual gimbal drone, equipped with the Zenmuse XT thermal camera and the Zenmuse X4S, making it easy to capture and combine thermal and RGB imagery.

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Details About ANN’s NEW Social Media Program (SMP) For Oshkosh 2018!

ANN Pushes Aviation Media Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2018 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 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net

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DeLand, FL Airport To Open New Administration Building

Opening Will Coincide With Third Annual Sport Aviation Showcase

A new administration building is under construction at DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in central Florida, which airport officials say is on track to open just ahead of the Third Annual Sport Aviation Showcase.

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Airborne-Unmanned 07.10.18: Oshkosh Drone Show!, San Andreas, OSH18 UAS News

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, Dropcopter Pollination, Schiebel S-100 Trials, Greenpeace Crashes Drone

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. EAA’s Dave Chaimson notes that, “What makes this event especially memorable are the intricate maneuvers that are capable by up

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Klyde Morris (07.16.18)

Klyde... There Ain't No Buck Rogers Without The Bucks!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Pipistrel Set To ‘Electrify’ Oshkosh

Displaying Extensive Aircraft Line Including Production Electric Training Aircraft

International aircraft designer and manufacturer Pipistrel Aircraft is set to truly electrify the annual EAA AirVenture Fly-In and Tradeshow in Oshkosh, WI, July 23rd through the 29th.

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Aerospace And Defense Industry Grows In 2017

Sector On Track To Continue Expansion In 2018

The Aerospace Industries Association has released its 2018 Facts & Figures report, detailing positive growth in the aerospace and defense industry for 2017.

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One More Reason To Celebrate Oshkosh -- ANN To Select Best Sportplanes of 2018!

In An Age Clouded By Icon's Flim-Flammery, We Want To Suggest Companies/Planes We HONESTLY Believe You Should Trust As we have in year's past... ANN is dusting off one of our reader's favorite programs -- our "Flyer's Dozen" of the best SportPlanes and and companies we believe deserve your consideration for an airplane of your own. The SportPlane business has been through some rough times these last few years as a few companies let us down... badly... Icon Aircraft, chief amongst them. And face it, it didn't help that the economy was not in the best shape (until recently) and the struggle to enjoy aviation hasn't gotten any easier. So... here's the deal... we're going to be putting together profiles of all the likely suspects, and we want YO

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ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Maxine Scheer

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Maria Morrison

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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Skylogic Research Announces Launch of Annual Drone Industry Benchmark Survey

Will Examine The Consumer And Commercial Sectors To Pinpoint Business Use And Market Share Of Major UAV And Software Brands

Skylogic Research has announced the launch of its third annual Drone Market Sector Research study examining worldwide drone sales, service providers, business users, and software services.

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CommutAir Appoints Fitzgerald, Lofting To Flight Operations Leadership Team

Carrier Plans To Triple In Size Through 2019, Hiring Pilots

CommutAir, a United Express carrier (UAL), has made some changes to its Flight Operations leadership team, effective immediately.

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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&rsqu

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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 y

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Orion Jettison Motor Ready For Crew Escape System Test

Ascent Abort Test Planned For 2019

Aerojet Rocketdyne recently passed a key milestone in preparation for the Ascent Abort Test (AA-2) next year with the successful casting of the Jettison Motor for the Lockheed Martin-built Orion spacecraft’s Launch Abort System (LAS).

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Leonardo And PGZ Sign Letter Of Intent On The AW249 Combat Helicopter

Will Explore Collaboration In Several Areas Under The Agreement

Leonardo and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (PGZ) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) that will see the two companies collaborate on the AW249, the only new combat helicopter currently being designed, aiming to meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter.

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Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame Elects New Members To Board Of Directors

Rod Sheridan Stays On As Chairman Of The Board

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame has elected new members of its Board of Directors, following its annual general meeting, held June 8, 2018 in Calgary, Alberta.

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U.S. Army Selects AeroVironment, Six Others For $248 Million Contract

Army Secures Continued Support For Its Fleet Of Puma Long Range Reconnaissance Surveillance (LRRS) And Raven Medium Range Mobile (MRM) UAS

The U.S. Army has awarded a five-year, $248 million contract to AeroVironment and six other suppliers for small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) sustainment. The seven awardees will compete for LRRS and MRM UAS, Tactical Open Architecture Controller system and spare and repair parts procurement task orders over the duration of the contract.

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QuEST To Roll Out AR Solution For Aerospace Industry At Farnborough

End-To-End Customizable Digital Solution To Enhance Enterprise Workforce Productivity

QuEST Global will roll out AR360, an end-to-end customizable augmented reality (AR) solution, at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) scheduled to be held in the U.K. this week. The solution, developed by Mobiliya, a QuEST Global company, will enhance workforce productivity for diverse industries that employ complex machinery and equipment. The demonstrations will showcase aero engine aftermarket use cases in 3D "explore mode" and maintenance assist features.

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Lee Aerospace To Exhibit At AirVenture 2018 For The First Time

Will Introduce CoolView Windows For The GA Market

Lee Aerospace, an aerospace window, aerostructure and composite provider headquartered in Wichita, Kansas will introduce a new window technology option, CoolView when it makes its first-ever appearance at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this year. “We know planes. We know general aviation…and we know that AirVenture is the most dynamic show in the industry. It’s the ideal place to show off an impressive new product, so we’re heading to Oshkosh this year,” explained Jim Lee, the company’s founder and CEO. 

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Jet Linx Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Detroit Private Terminal

Facility Located At Oakland County International Airport (KPTK)

Jet Linx, a private aviation company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska with 14 locally operated Base locations nationwide, has announced the grand opening of its new private terminal in Detroit, MI.  Jet Linx initiated Base operations out of Oakland International Airport (PTK) in 2016 and is proud to establish a local foundation in Detroit through its new, member-only facility.

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Hackers Place MQ-9 Reaper Information On The Dark Web

Documents Not Classified, But Information Considered Sensitive

Information about the Air Force MQ-9 Reaper has been posted on the dark web by a hacker, according to the threat intelligence firm Recorded Future.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.18)

Aero Linx: Pilots for Christ International Pilots for Christ International is an organization of volunteer pilots and non-pilots who provide air and ground transportation for individuals and families in need.  We work to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all we come in contact with. We are a non-denominational organization and we leave our belief differences with Our Heavenly Father, while we focus on our unified belief in Jesus Christ as our salvation. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.18): Intermediate Fix

Intermediate Fix

The fix that identifies the beginning of the intermediate approach segment of an instrument approach procedure. The fix is not normally identified on the instrument approach chart as an intermediate fix (IF).

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ANN FAQ: Contributing To Aero-TV

How To Get A Story On Aero-TV News/Feature Programming

How do I submit a story idea or lead to Aero-TV? If you would like to submit a story idea or lead, please contact Jim Campbell via the link below. Please include the following information when submitting a story idea or lead: who the intended subject is, a general story outline of said subject, important dates or deadlines for the story lead, and any appropriate contact information for both yourself and related subjects.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.16.18)

"I think one of the reasons DeLand is growing in popularity with the general aviation folks is that DeLand is a fun, cultural destination with restaurants, shopping, arts and music; more things for pilots and their families to do." Source: Jana Filip, Deland airport's sport aviation administrator, speaking about the new administration building that is under construction at DeLand Municipal Airport (KDED) in central Florida, which airport officials say is on track to open just ahead of the Third Annual Sport Aviation Showcase.

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July 15, 2018

Program Announced Io Introduce Nearly 200 Students to Careers In Aviation

The JetBlue Foundation And The Organization Of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Collaborate On The Effort

JetBlue has announced a collaborative initiative between the JetBlue Foundation and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) to introduce aviation careers to students traditionally under-represented in the field. This summer, both organizations are working together to increase awareness of aviation-related careers through hands-on learning for minority students and girls, ages 14-18.

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Junior ROTC Cadets Flying In Air Force Flight Academy COS Scholarship Program

Many In Inaugural Class Have Already Reached First Solos

The inaugural class of Air Force Junior ROTC cadets participating in the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Flight Academy Scholarship program this summer are off and flying, many already hitting their solo milestone. 

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The Toxic Side Of The Moon

ESA Program Addressing Issues Related To Lunar Dust

When the Apollo astronauts returned from the Moon, the dust that clung to their spacesuits made their throats sore and their eyes water. Lunar dust is made of sharp, abrasive and nasty particles, but how toxic is it for humans?

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Air Canada Foundation Nets More Than $1,000,000 To Help Children's Charities

Annual Fundraising Golf Tournament Took Place July 9

The Air Canada Foundation's seventh annual golf tournament netted over $1,000,000 in support of organizations focused on the health and well-being of children in Canada.  The tournament took place Monday, July 9 at the Saint Raphaël Golf Club in Ile-Bizard, Quebec, and featured close to 350 attendees from around the world. It included a full day of golf followed by a cocktail-style dinner, as well as silent and live auctions of items donated by tournament partners and Air Canada Foundation supporters.

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Essity Awarded Contract By NASA

Will Develop Next-Generation Compression Garment For Orion Missions

Essity has been awarded a contract by NASA to design the next-generation JOBST compression orthostatic intolerance garment (OIG) for potential use on future Orion human deep-space missions. Post-spaceflight orthostatic intolerance is the inability to stand upright without experiencing a rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, lightheadedness or feeling faint upon return to Earth.

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Signature Technicair U.K. Approved For Tamarack Active Winglet Installation

Active Winglets Upgrade For Citations Now Available At Bournemouth, U.K. Location

Tamarack Aerospace Group announced today that it has approved Signature TechnicAir in Bournemouth U.K. as an authorized installer of its ATLAS Active Winglets for the Cessna Citation business jet line.

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Let A Drone Be Your Umbrella

Japanese Company Developing A Hands-Free Sun Shade

A Japanese company is developing an umbrella that would be supported by a drone rather than a traditional vertical shaft. Called the "Free Parasol", the device is being designed for use on golf courses with a projected launch date of 2019.

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SaxonAir Expands Midsize Fleet With The Addition Of Another Hawker 900XP

New Aircraft Will Be Based At Farnborough Airport

Private air charter operator SaxonAir announces the addition of a Hawker 900XP jet to their aircraft fleet to be based at a new location of Farnborough Airport. This addition brings the Hawker fleet at SaxonAir up to a total of 4, this creates the largest ad-hoc Hawker fleet in the UK and represents continued expansion of the managed aircraft fleet and further growth for SaxonAir.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.15.18)

Aero Linx: Miracle Flights We provide financial assistance to low-income children for commercial air travel to obtain special medical care; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action. Since 1985, Miracle Flights has established itself as the nation’s leading nonprofit health and welfare flight organization, providing financial assistance for medical flights so that seriously ill children may receive life-altering, life-saving medical care and second opinions from experts and specialists throughout the United States. Through the support of our Miracle Makers, families are given hope

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.15.18): Instrument Runway

Instrument Runway A runway equipped with electronic and visual navigation aids for which a precision or nonprecision approach procedure having straight-in landing minimums has been approved.

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Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.15.18)

“We are excited to have the sponsorship of JetBlue and the JetBlue Foundation. The collaboration with JetBlue in the Caribbean is significant. The San Juan ACE Academy is being held at Inter-American University School of Aeronautics where students will be exposed to the college environment throughout the week. Over the years there's been several ACE students who have matriculated to university here. In addition to the JetBlue Gateway program at Inter-American, OBAP’s ACE Academy is a natural pipeline to exposure and careers in aerospace and aviation. We are thrilled for the growth of this program.” Source: Carl Osborne, National ACE Program Director, OBAP, commenting on JetBlue's collaborative initiative between

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July 14, 2018

Rotax Announces Information Sessions At AirVenture

Sessions Planned Daily At The Rotax Booth During The Show

The Rotax Flying and Safety Club (RFSC) and BRP-Rotax are offering information sessions conducted by experienced RFSC instructors during the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 in Wisconsin, the world’s largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts.

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Airbus Telemetry Center Provides Vital Flight Test Links

Recent Upgrade Improves Data Collection And Analysis Capabilities At Toulouse

The vast amount of data produced by Airbus aircraft during development and certification flights is monitored at telemetry-gathering facilities, and the largest of Airbus’ sites – the Telemetry Center in Toulouse, France – recently underwent a major refurbishment that has opened up increased analytical opportunities.

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StandardAero Certifies Honeywell JetWave Ka-Band System For Bombardier Bizjets

Adds STC For Global Express, Global 5000 , Global 6000 Aircraft

StandardAero, in partnership with California-based MRO ACI Jet, recently certified another Honeywell JetWave Ka-band satellite communication system, completing a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installations on Bombardier Global Express, Global 5000 and Global 6000 Aircraft.

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Fourth Annual Women In Drones Networking Event Planned For InterDrone

The Largest Annual Gathering In The Commercial Drone Space Will Also Partner With Women And Drones For The Special Event

Plans have been unveiled for InterDrone’s fourth annual Women in Drones Luncheon, a special event begun in 2015 and which has quickly grown into a model for networking in the commercial drone industry.

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Pilot Fatally Injured In Rutan Defiant Accident

Plane Went Down Near Plainville, CT

The pilot of a Rutan Defiant experimental airplane was fatally injured last Thursday when the plane went down in Plainville, CT.

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GA-ASI Maximizing Fuel Capacity For MQ-25

Integrated Fuel Tank Structure Improves Fuel Carriage And Delivery Capacity

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is using an integrated fuel tank structure to maximize fuel offload for the proposed MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling aircraft for the U.S. Navy. GA-ASI applied its knowledge of advanced composite aircraft structures to develop integrated fuel tanks in a large-scale wing box test article and a full-scale wing skin pre-production validation article.

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Garmin Brings New FIS-B Weather Products To Market

Will Be Available Through The iOS Version Of Garmin Pilot

Garmin has announced future product compatibility with the new Flight Information Service-Broadcast (FIS-B) weather products available through the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) ground station network in the United States. Once the ground station network is established to broadcast these new FIS-B weather products, pilots will be able to access them within the Garmin Pilot application on Apple mobile devices.

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Embark Aviation Acquires Sun Valley Air Club And Telluride Air Club

New Subsidiary To Revitalize The Leisure Oriented Private Aviation Experience

Airline management and strategy firm Embark Aviation has created a new, wholly owned subsidiary Embark Air Club, Inc. and acquired Sun Valley Air Club and Telluride Air Club. These two Air Clubs have specialized in providing dedicated, private aviation services to both Sun Valley, Idaho and Telluride, Colorado from a wide range of Western gateways, including Seattle; LA/Orange County, California; Oakland; Dallas; and Denver. Mountain Aviation will continue to operate Air Club flights.

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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 (07.14.18)

"The Government of Canada recognizes the important role played by Canada's local airports in supporting jobs and tourism, enabling investment and facilitating trade." Source: The Honorable Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.14.18): Reverse Sensing

The VOR needle appearing to indicate the reverse of normal operation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.14.18)

Aviation Secure USA

The stated mission of Aviation Secure USA is to create a safe and secure aviation environment and through continued training and awareness, ensure the freedom and safety of passengers and pilots in the act of air transportation, assuring that threats, terrorism and other like criminal acts, which involve the imminent danger to human lives, are deterred by any means necessary to reduce the threat.

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July 13, 2018

Airborne 07.13.18: Tiny Twin at OSH, New Trig Radios, Noise Nonsense

Also: Whirly-Girls International, Aeolus Launch, Davenport IA Airport Accident, $150K Civil Penalty

Over the years, ANN’s Jim Campbell has often remarked about a fondness for the smallest twin-engine aircraft he ever flew and the half-a dozen varieties that he had the chance to test. This year, a Colomban CriCri, the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world, will take off from the top of a moving Ford Explorer as part of the air show on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday night. The CriCri, designed by French engineer Michel Colomban in the early 1970s, will be flown by Lionel

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Klyde Morris 07.13.18

The Devil, As Always, Is In The Details, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Katherine Tryon

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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ANN's 'Who's Who' At Oshkosh: Roland Delhomme

Introducing Staff, Stringers, Videographers, And People Who Make It All Work

Anyone who's ever been to Oshkosh knows that there are hundreds of events and activities as well as tens of thousands of people that descend (some quite literally) on Wittman Regional Airport in mid-summer. While we have a very hard-working and dedicated staff, ANN could not provide you with the extensive information we do without the help of some equally ... some might say more ... dedicated volunteers who give a week of their time to make sure you have the best possible coverage of the show.

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FreeFlight Systems Added To Rockwell Collins’ Part 25 ADS-B AML STC

Expands Transponder Integration Options For 1203C SBAS/GNSS Sensor

NextGen avionics company FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor has been approved for installation with Rockwell Collins’ latest TDR-94/94D transponder variant. Rockwell Collins has received FAA approval of an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for ADS-B Out installations across a wide range of Part 25 aircraft including models from Bombardier, Gulfstream Aerospace, Sabreliner Aviation, and Textron Aviation. Installation is also approved for Part 23 Class 3 and 4 aircraft via the AML certification Rockwell Collins received earlier this year.

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Airborne 07.11.18: New Hoover Book, Taylor v FAA, Pipistrel 'Electrifies' OSH18

Also: FAA v Circling Approaches, More Powerful Rocket 4 China, Hungary H145Ms, CMV-22B Production Work

It’s been way too long since we had the chance to sit down and chat with our dear friend Bob Hoover... and Oshkosh hasn’t quite been the same he passed away in the fall of 2016. One of the best parts of previous years was the simple pleasure of sitting down and trading stories with Bob... who had quite a few to tell. Now... the folks who him best get to tell their favorite Bob Hoover stories and Jim is collecting the best of them in a book to be entitled, “Friends of Bob.” The b

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Kent State University Invests In Four Alsim Simulators

Will Be Used By Students In The School's New Aeronautics Academic Center

Kent State University in Ohio has agreed to purchase four simulators from Alsim ... two AL250 and two AL172, to Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). The simulators will be installed in their new 18,000 square foot Aeronautics Academic Center, slated to open in mid-2019.

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Demos 24-Hour Turnaround of AR-22 Engine

Designed To Power Experimental Spaceplane Concept

Aerojet Rocketdyne successfully fired its AR-22 booster rocket engine an unprecedented 10 times in 240 hours at NASA Stennis Space Center, demonstrating the feasibility of rapidly recycling the engine to enable a reusable launch vehicle capable of high-tempo, aircraft-like flight operations.

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Coast Guard Rescues 11 From Accident Near Ketchikan, Alaska

Two MH-60 Helos Evacuated Survivors From The Side Of A Mountain

Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescued 11 people after a floatplane went down 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island, Tuesday.

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Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test And Evaluation Complete

Aircraft Operated From USS Coronado By Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29. Results from this IOT&E will inform decision-makers on how best to integrate the Navy's newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships (LCS) and other platforms.

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Five-blade MTV-27 Turboprop Series TBO Increased To 4000 hours Or 6 Years

Overhaul Interval One Of The Longest In The Industry, Company Says

MT-Propeller has announced that the TBO for all 5-bladed MT-Propellers MTV-27 series propellers has been increased to 4000 hours or 6 years, whatever comes first.

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Its Full Steam Ahead For Aeolus Launch

Satellite Arrives In French Guiana Ahead Of Planned August 21 Launch

Having set sail from France on 15 June, Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.

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LCI Extends B747 Freighter Lease With ACT Airlines

Carrier Operates Five Of The Aircraft For Itself And Other Airlines

Liberia-based Lease Corporation International (LCI) has announced the long-term extension of the lease of one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters to ACT Airlines.

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Commuter Craft Paint Scheme Contest Announced

Cash Prizes To Be Awarded For The Winning Submissions

Commuter Craft is looking for fresh artwork ideas for its aircraft…the Innovator. Three cash prizes in each category are being offered...First Prize is $250, second is $100, and third is $50. 

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Airbus: H125 Is The Market Leading Law Enforcement Helicopter In North America

Company Is Delivering U.S. Built Aircraft To Agencies Faster Than One Per Month

Airbus Helicopters is showcasing its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo this week at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

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Airborne 07.13.18: Tiny Twin at OSH, New Trig Radios, Noise Nonsense

Also: Whirly-Girls International, Aeolus Launch, Davenport IA Airport Accident, $150K Civil Penalty
 
Over the years, ANN’s Jim Campbell has often remarked about a fondness for the smallest twin-engine aircraft he ever flew and the half-a dozen varieties that he had the chance to test. This year, a Colomban CriCri, the smallest twin-engine manned aircraft in the world, will take off from the top of a moving Ford Explorer as part of the air show on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday night. The CriCri, designed by French engineer Michel Colomban in the early 1970s, will be flown by Lionel Adroit of Team Cricri. Lucie Chapirot-Sarda and Daniel Pratviel, will be in the Ford Explorer launch groundcraft. Trig Avionics has announced plans for a future Nav/Com p

July 12, 2018

AMA Drone Report 07.12.18: Drone Reg. Warning, Taylor v FAA, OSH DroneShow

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, OH Town Drone Regs, Drone Umbrella, AirVenture Schedule Update

The FAA is warning drone owners – especially hobbyists -- about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00. There are a number of entities that offer to help drone owners and operators file an application for a registration number. Some attempt to mimic the look of the FAA’s website with similar graphic designs and some even use the FAA logo to allegedly suggest they are somehow “approved&rdqu

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July 11, 2018

Airborne 07.11.18: New Hoover Book, Taylor v FAA, Pipistrel 'Electrifies' OSH18

Also: FAA v Circling Approaches, More Powerful Rocket 4 China, Hungary H145Ms, CMV-22B Production Work

It’s been way too long since we had the chance to sit down and chat with our dear friend Bob Hoover... and Oshkosh hasn’t quite been the same he passed away in the fall of 2016. One of the best parts of previous years was the simple pleasure of sitting down and trading stories with Bob... who had quite a few to tell. Now... the folks who him best get to tell their favorite Bob Hoover stories and Jim is collecting the best of them in a book to be entitled, “Friends of Bob.” The b

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Airborne 07.09.18: OSH18 Drone Airshow!, PAL-V At Farnborough, Virgin Orbit

Also: FAA Won't Regulate Legroom, Cup Holder SAIB... Really, World Heli-Day, Electric Pump Jet Refueller

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. During AirVenture, the LED-equipped drones will perform a 10-minute “The History of Flight” show complete with musical accomp

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July 10, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.10.18: Oshkosh Drone Show!, San Andreas, OSH18 UAS News

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, Dropcopter Pollination, Schiebel S-100 Trials, Greenpeace Crashes Drone

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. EAA’s Dave Chaimson notes that, “What makes this event especially memorable are the intricate maneuvers that are capable by up

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July 09, 2018

Airborne 07.09.18: OSH18 Drone Airshow!, PAL-V At Farnborough, Virgin Orbit

Also: FAA Won't Regulate Legroom, Cup Holder SAIB... Really, World Heli-Day, Electric Pump Jet Refueller

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. During AirVenture, the LED-equipped drones will perform a 10-minute “The History of Flight” show complete with musical accomp

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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

Drone Charges Against Journalists In Myanmar Dropped

Two To Be Freed From Detention On January 5, Authorities Say

Charges filed against two journalists for illegally flying a drone over Parliament in Myanmar have been dropped by local authorities.

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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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