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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

'Save Aurora' Project Honors Jane Wicker

Assistance Is Needed To Save The Super Stearman Named 'Aurora'

The Aurora project has a goal of keeping a dream alive and remembering the person that started the dream. In 2007 Jane Wicker had a dream of creating an aircraft that would inspire young and old alike. Over the next several years she and a longtime friend Bryan Rosenstein found the perfect project in a 1941 Boeing PT-17 that became known as Aurora.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Dream Chaser Spacecraft May Land At Houston Space Port

Sierra Nevada Corp. Signed Letter Of Intent To Work Together With Houston Airport System

In a joint news conference at the Rice University Space Institute, Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC) and the Houston Airport System (HAS) announced plans to explore potential applications and multiple economic development opportunities presented by the combination of a Houston-based space port and SNC's Dream Chaser spacecraft.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Beechcraft Signs Order For King Air C90GTx At ABACE

Will Join Fleet Of Nearly 90 Aircraft Operated By Beidahuang General Aviation Company

Beechcraft has announced the sale of a Beechcraft King Air C90GTx to the state-owned Beidahuang General Aviation Company of Harbin, China. The companies held a signing ceremony at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai, China.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Able Flight Awards Nine New Scholarships

Six Award Recipients To Begin Flight Training At Purdue University On May 20th

It's a record setting year for Able Flight with nine new scholarships awarded to date. Six of the recipients will soon begin their training at Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology, one has completed a career training course, and two others are upgrading their pilot certificates.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines

Alleges The Carrier Operated A B767 Not In Compliance With FARs

The FAA is proposing a $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. for operating a Boeing 767-300 that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powers through First Integrated System Testing

Spacecraft Powered On For 26 Consecutive Hours During Final Testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test -- Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) -- later this year. The spacecraft ran for 26 uninterrupted hours during the final phase of a major test series completed April 8 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Florida, Missouri Governors Declare April 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Issue Proclamations Recognizing The Importance Of GA In Their States

National aviation organizations applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott and Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon for declaring April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Experimental Helo Down In Reno

Pilot Fatally Injured In Nevada Helicycle Accident

A homebuilt single-seat helicycle reportedly went down Sunday on property owned by Reno Stead Airport, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Boeing Business Jets Market Growing In China

First BBJ2 For China Delivered To Completion Center

Five Boeing Business Jets have entered service in China in the last year where the market for ultra-long range business jets continues to grow, Boeing announced Monday at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE).

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter

Yunnan Jingcheng Group Will Be The First Company In China To Take Delivery

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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