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Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Swift Air May Cancel MRJ90 Order

New Eastern Owner Wants To Focus On A Boeing Fleet

After acquiring the newly-reformed Eastern airlines brand, Swift Air is expected to cancel an order for as many as 40 of Japanese-built MRJ90 single-aisle jets, according to an insider at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation.

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Sat, Dec 16, 2017

GRACE-FO Satellites Headed For Launch Site

German-Built Gravity Research Spacecraft Are On The Way To Vandenberg Air Force Base In California

The twin GRACE-FO satellites have begun their journey to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Together with test equipment totalling around 50 tons, the gravity research satellites built and developed by Airbus in Friedrichshafen (Germany) were loaded overnight onto an air freighter at Munich airport and flown to the U.S. Tuesday. GRACE-FO is a joint project between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) based in Pasadena, California, and the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam.

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Sat, Dec 16, 2017

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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Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.16.17)

"The Sun Country pilot group is committed to doing our part to continue to deliver top-notch service to our customers during this ownership transition and change of direction for the company.” Source: Capt. Brian Roseen, chairman of the Sun Country Airlines Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association, on the sale of the airline to The Apollo Group.

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Sat, Dec 16, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.16.17): Flight Patterns

Basic maneuvers, flown by reference to the instruments rather than outside visual cues, for the purpose of practicing basic attitude flying.

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Sat, Dec 16, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.16.17)

Become a Pilot

An FAA web page designed to provide potential pilots with information about how to reach their goals. The first step? "Decide what you want to fly. FAA's rules for getting a pilot's license (certificate) differ depending on the type of aircraft you fly.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Airborne 12.15.17: New Shepard Flies Again, Falcon 5X Cancelled, Flying Car Race

Also: Online Pilot Records Database, GA Security Bill, $1M 4 ERAU, Blades Aerobatic Team

Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight Tuesday afternoon at the company's launch site in west Texas. The mission included the first test of Crew Capsule 2.0, and carried 12 commercial, research and education payloads. According to data provided by Blue Origin, the launch took place at 1059 CDT and lasted just over 10 minutes. The booster reached an apogee of 322,032 feet AGL, while the capsule continued to an apogee of 322,405 feet AGL. Dassault Aviation has initiated the termination process of the Silvercrest contract leading to the end of the Falcon 5X program, and announces the launch of a new Falcon program with an entry into service in 2022. The delivery of compliant Silvercrest engines was originally planned for the end of 2013 in accordance with the Falcon 5X flight test schedule. But Sa

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Klyde Morris 12.15.17

It All Depends On The Source ...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Santa Monica Airport Runway Closed For Shortening

Project Expected To Take Some 10 Days To Complete

The Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) runway has been closed for the project to shorten the single landing strip from 4,973 feet to 3,500 feet under an agreement reached last year between the FAA and the city. The project is expected to cost the city's taxpayers some $3.5 million.

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Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Soyuz Carrying Expedition 53 Crew Lands In Kazakhstan

Next Crew To Arrive At ISS On December 19

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft has delivered Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos safely back to Earth near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.

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