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October 15, 2016

Textron Idles A 'Small Number' Of Workers In Wichita

Company Did Not Give A Specific Number

Textron has laid off what it describes as a "small number" of workers in Wichita, a move described as one that would align resources to meet "business needs."

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Hover Camera Passport UAV Designed For Personal Use

Finally Launching At Under $600

If you've been looking for a 4K foldable flying camera that won't make people crazy when you fly it indoors, you might want to check out the Zero Zero Robotics Passport, which has finally launched after a lengthy development process.

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Light & Motion Launches Prosumer Seca 2200d Drone Light

Provides Up To 2200 Lumens Of Output For Night Photography, Video

Now your neighbors might REALLY think your drone is a UFO rather than a UAV. Light and Motion has introduced the Seca 2200d drone light optimized for smaller drones such as the 3DR Solo, DJI Phantom and Inspire.

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Airbus A350 XWB Starts Its China Tour With Debut At Zhuhai Airshow

The Aircraft Will Also Visit Haikou, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou And Chengdu

An Airbus A350 XWB test aircraft will make its China debut touring the cities of Haikou (HAK), Beijing (PEK), Shanghai (SHA), Guangzhou (CAN) and Chengdu (CTU), from October 29 to November 8. The eleven-day trip also includes static and flight displays at the Zhuhai Airshow.

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Aomori Prefecture's Bell 412EPI Enters Into Service In Japan

Will Support The Firefighting And Disaster Prevention Agency

The first Bell 412EPI in Japan delivered first quarter 2016 to Aomori Prefecture’s Firefighting and Disaster Prevention Agency has entered into service.

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BD5 That Went Down In Ireland Had Been Denied U.K. Permit

CAA Cited Type's Poor Safety Record

Ireland's Air Accident Investigation Unit has released a report from an accident which occurred July 25 that fatally injured Howard Cox, the pilot of the aircraft.

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Brazilian Customers Place Firm Order For Five AW169 Helicopters

Will Be Flown For Executive Transport Missions

Five firm orders for AW169 helicopters have been placed by Brazilian customers, according to Leonardo Company. The announcement comes following an official presentation of the new generation model to nearly 100 pilots from across Brazil and held at the end of August, introducing capabilities, avionics and interior options available to AW169 VIP customers.

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Matt Hall Unable To Race In Red Bull Vegas Event

Raceplane Issues Put An End To The Australian’s Season

At the final stop of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Las Vegas, Australian pilot Matt Hall and his racing team discovered a serviceability issue with their raceplane during preparations. The aircraft was unable to be fixed ahead of this weekend's race and the team's result will be recorded as a Did Not Start (DNS).

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.15.16)

"Obviously we are all very disappointed as we came to Las Vegas excited about the prospect of defending the race title we won here last season." Source: Red Bull Air Race pilot Matt Hall, after he was unable to fly in the series' Las Vegas event.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.15.16): Torching

The burning of fuel at the end of an exhaust pipe or stack of a reciprocating aircraft engine, the result of an excessive richness in the fuel air mixture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.15.16)

Women Military Aviators

Billed as the “Official website for women military aviators”, today's link was formed in 1978.

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