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August 16, 2015

Airborne 08.14.15: CA Anti-UAV Bill, WTC Base Jump, Mosquito Bomber Restoration

Also: Google Paying NM, Lessons From Oshkosh, Legacy 450 Cert, Glendale's New Airport Boss, Citation M2 Update, Precision Castparts Acquired, Drone Restriction Survey

The California general assembly is considering a modified UAV trespass bill that would make any flight over private property at an altitude under 350 feet a violation of the state's trespassing law. The bill as modified says, in part, that the operator may not fly at less than 350 feet above ground level within the airspace overlying the real property, without the consent of the landowner or other persons with legal authority to authorize t

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First Sunshield Layer Completed For James Webb Space Telescope

Will Allow Spacecraft To Image Galaxies And Stars Created More Than 13.5 Billion Years Ago

The first of the five sunshield layers that will make it possible for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to image the formation of stars and galaxies created more than 13.5 billion years ago, was delivered to Northrop Grumman Corporation's Space Park facility April 24.

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ESA Awards Airbus Safran Launchers Ariane 6 Development Contract

Firm Commitment For Development Activities Through PDR In 2016

The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus Safran Launchers today signed a €2.4 billion (approx $2.67 billion) contract covering the development of the Ariane 6 launcher in its two versions, Ariane 62 and 64.

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FlightSafety International Promotes Michael Burger

Becomes Assistant Manager, Teterboro Learning Center

FlightSafety International announces that Michael Burger has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in Teterboro, New Jersey.

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Sierra Nevada Corporation Completes PDR Of The STPSat-5 Satellite

Prime Contractor For The DoD's Space Test Program

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) of the STPSat-5 satellite for the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Space Test Program (STP) Office. SNC is the prime contractor on the STPSat-5 program, leading the design and integration of this next-generation science and technology demonstration satellite for the DOD.

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U.S. Army Awards LMC Apache Contract

Will Upgrade Helicopter Targeting And Pilotage System

The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a $21.7 million Lot 4 follow-on contract to continue production of the Modernized Day Sensor Assembly (M-DSA) for the AH-64E Apache attack helicopter.

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Raytheon Delivers Next-Generation SATCOM Radio For Certification Testing

Will Upgrade More Than 7,000 Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, And Unmanned Aircraft

The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Company a $36 million contract to fund the certification and testing of a significant upgrade to the AN/ARC-231 Multi-Mode Communications System. The upgraded systems will provide the highest level of security for voice and data communications for more than 7,000 rotary, fixed wing and unmanned Army platforms – including Apaches, Blackhawks, Chinooks and Gray Eagles.

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NASA Selects Proposals To Build Better Batteries For Space Exploration

Two Technologies Will Receive Phase II Awards

NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected two proposals for Phase II awards targeted toward developing new energy storage technologies to replace the battery systems currently used by America's space program.

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Avionica Announces September Launch Of New Cellular Module

Designed For Faster High-Speed Transmission Of Flight Safety Data To Meet FOQA Aircraft satellite communications equipment manufacturer Avionica announced at LBACE Tuesday it plans to release a new cellular module operating on the 4G bandwidth that transmits flight data analysis up to six times faster than previous 3G modules and is compatible with the company’s miniature quick access recorders (QAR) and support tools.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.16.15): Marker Beacon

Marker Beacon An electronic navigation facility transmitting a 75 MHz vertical fan or boneshaped radiation pattern. Marker beacons are identified by their modulation frequency and keying code, and when received by compatible airborne equipment, indicate to the pilot, both aurally and visually, that he/she is passing over the facility.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.16.15)

Aero Linx: The Michigan Helicopter Association The Michigan Helicopter Association was formed in 1974 by a group of concerned pilots who saw a need to promote helicopter usage and safety in the state. It has since grown to almost 100 members of rotary enthusiast. We hold monthly board meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month to discuss activity in the industry and network on group gathering experiences of mutual interest. General membership meetings are held bi-monthly at various locations around the state at areas of interest to helicopter enthusiasts with locations posted here. Past meetings have been conducted at the Yankee Air Museum, Kalamazoo Air Zoo, and GLIAC Convention to name a few. Fly-In events for helicopter

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.16.15)

“As data capture increasingly becomes a requirement for all types of analysis, the new 4G avCM is a simple solution that makes our QAR products faster, more reliable and less expensive for streaming and capturing flight safety data with our company’s 4G cellular module. It is fully compatible with our leading miniQAR MKIII and avSYNC support tools.” Source: Raul Segredo, president and CEO of Avionica, following the launch of the 4G avCM Cellular Module.  

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