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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Embraer Sells Up To 34 Additional E-Jets To Air France/KLM Group

Firm Order For 15 Airplanes, Options For 17 More

Embraer announced has received a firm order for 15 E175s and two E190s from KLM Cityhopper, KLM's regional subsidiary. The contract for the 17 E-Jets also includes an option for 17 additional E-Jets for KLM Cityhopper or Air France regional subsidiary HOP! The firm order, which will be included in Embraer's 2015 first-quarter backlog, has an estimated value of $764 million based on Embraer's current list prices. The transaction is valued at $1.5 billion, if all options are exercised.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Aero-TV: Bird's Eye View - A Model Aviation FPV Primer

Pretty Darned Close To Being RIGHT There... FPV Offers Exciting Possibilities

While at eFest 2015, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took the time to talk with Jack Marck, the foam category marketing manager for Horizon Hobby. When we use the word “foam,” we’re talking about extremely light-weight RC model airplanes that are constructed out of various types of plastic foams. The subject of this discussion was all about FPV.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

SmarTopo Harvest Develops A 'Safe Zone' For UAVS

New Obstacle Detection Technology For The SmarTopo Obstacle Management System

Rapid Imaging Software, Inc. introduced SmarTopo Harvest on Monday. This new technology is integrated into the SmarTopo Obstacle Management System. SmarTopo delivers obstacle survey and detection technology plus powerful data management tools for a complete obstacle management system. SmarTopo is certified by the FAA to a level 1B.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Russian T-50 Program Sees Funding Cuts

F-35 Competitor Has Seen Cost Overruns, Development Issues

The budget for the Russian's 5th Generation fighter intended to rival the F-35 has been slashed by the Kremlin, as the Russian military has reduced its order for the T-50 from 52 to just 12 airplanes.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Facebook Unveils Large UAVs For Internet Connectivity

\Aircraft Would Be Solar Powered, Have A Wingspan Longer Than A 737

Facebook executives have unveiled a plan that could eventually bring wireless Internet service to up to 4 billion people around the world that are currently without access using solar-powered UAVs with wingspans longer than a 737.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Former JetBlue Pilot Sues Airline

Clayton Osbon, Who Exhibited Erratic Behavior Causing His Flight To Be Diverted, Said He Should Not Have Been Allowed To Fly

The former JetBlue pilot, who in 2012 was pilot in command of an airliner when he exhibited erratic behavior causing the flight to be diverted to Amarillo, TX on a flight from New York's Kennedy airport to Las Vegas, has sued the airline.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Russia Says It Is In Talks With The U.S. For New Space Station

No Formal Agreement, Bolden Non-Committal

Reports coming out of Russia would indicate that Roscosmos and NASA are already discussing a space station that would eventually take the place of ISS, though U.S. officials are hardly definitive about the matter.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Paul Tibbets' Grandson Will Command B-2 Unit

Brig. Gen. Paul W. Tibbets IV To Lead 509th Bomber Wing

There is a new commanding officer for the 509th Bomber Wing ... the Air Force's B-2 nuclear bomber unit ... and it's someone with a family history in that arena.

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

FAI Annual Report: 2014 Edition Released

Full Coverage Of Competition, Records, Member Activities, More

The FAI has released the new 2014 FAI Annual Report. FAU says the report will take readers "on a journey through the various events and activities of the Federation."

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Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Balloon-Assisted UAV Brings Back Stratospheric Aerosol Samples

Glider Carried To An Altitude Of Over 13.5 Miles Over Antarctica

A balloon-assisted UAV named "Phoenix-S1," developed by Kyushu University and Fukuoka University, Japan, has successfully brought back stratospheric aerosol samples from the altitude of 22 km (13.67 miles) and observed aerosol density at the altitude of 23 km (14.2 miles) in Antarctica on January 24, 2015.

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