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December 16, 2019

Airborne 12.16.19: C-130 Tragedy, Drone Racing Showdown, AirVenture 2020

Also: Clay Lacy Aviation, AF Academy UAS Center, New Flying Classroom, UN World Space Forum

Human remains have been recovered from a Chilean Air Force C-130 which went down last week while enroute to Antarctica. Arturo Merino, head of Chile’s air force, said there were no survivors from the accident. The plane had departed Monday from the southern city of Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia. There were 12 passengers and 17 crew members on board the aircraft. “The condition of the remains we discovered make it practically impossible that anyone could have survived the airplane accident,” Merino said. The first debris from the aircraft was found by Chilean air force officials Wednesday. Additional wreckage was found by a Brazilian ship operating in the area. There

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 To Horizon International Flight Academy

First Of 12 Of The Aircraft To Be Added To The Fleet

Bell Textron has delivered the first of 12 Bell 505 helicopters to Horizon International Flight Academy per an agreement signed in November at the Dubai Air Show. The 505 was configured for flight training, fully equipped with an integrated glass cockpit that enables pilots in training to experience modern controls on a single engine aircraft.

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ESA Commissions World's First Space Debris Removal

Mission Planned For Launch In 2025

ClearSpace-1 will be the first space mission to remove an item of debris from orbit, planned for launch in 2025. The mission is being procured as a service contract with a startup-led commercial consortium, to help establish a new market for in-orbit servicing, as well as debris removal.

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Air BP’s Airfield Automation Goes Live In Brazil’s São Paulo State

Digital Platform Helps To Reduce The Risk Of Misfueling

Air BP has completed the roll out of its innovative Airfield Automation digital technology across São Paulo state, Brazil. It is estimated that around 150 of Air BP’s airport and operator customers will benefit from the new technology which aims to enhance safety, reliability and compliance in airport fueling operations. This includes many general aviation customers for whom the risk of misfueling is considered greatest.

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Airbus Delivers First H145 For The German Armed Forces’ SAR service

Aircraft Handed Over Several Months Ahead Of Schedule

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) search and rescue service to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), several months before the agreed deadline. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their aging Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet.

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Terra Drone Invests In Canada’s Unmanned Aerial Services Inc.

Sets Up Local Firm 'Terra Drone Mining'

Japan’s Terra Drone Corporation has signed an investment agreement with Unmanned Aerial Services Incorporated (UAS Inc.), an Ontario, Canada-based inspection service provider for indoor industrial confined spaces and underground mine locations. With this agreement, Terra Drone will form a new subsidiary in Canada, Terra Drone Mining, to provide cutting-edge unmanned mapping and inspection services to underground mines across the world.

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NASA Administrator Names Robert Pearce Head Of Agency Aeronautics

Replaces Jaiwon Shin, Who Retired From The Agency On August 31

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has named Robert Pearce as the next associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD). Pearce replaces Jaiwon Shin, who retired from the agency on Aug. 31.

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A4A Names Riva Khoshaba Parker As VP, Labor And Employment/Litigation

Previously Served In The Pentagon's Office of The Judge Advocate General of the United States Army

Airlines for America (A4A) has named Riva Khoshaba Parker as vice President, Labor and Employment/Litigation. Parker is an expert litigator in all areas of labor and employment law, bringing years of litigation experience to A4A.

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Southeast Aerospace Receives PMA For Garmin G5000 Harness

Cost And Time Were The Leading Factor In Achieving PMA, Company Says

Aerospace solutions company Southeast Aerospace, has been granted an FAA PMA to manufacture and distribute complex harnesses required for the Garmin G5000 installations.

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Report: Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment Market Headed For Growth

Aircraft Safety Becoming A Primary Concern

A new report from Million Insights indicates that the global Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment Market is estimated to reach $4.23 billion by 2020. The operation of the air traffic control (ATC) denotes the service delivered by ground-based workforces and the directors, by means of communications machineries and computers to help them to direct the aircrafts. The ground control staff with the help of air traffic control (ATC) equipment, offer help and communicate permissions and information to the pilots of airliners.

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Aerion Selects GKN Aerospace As A Design And Manufacturing Partner

GKN Aerospace Will Design And Develop The Electrical Wiring Interconnection Systems And Empennage For The AS2

Aerion Supersonic has selected GKN Aerospace as a supplier on the AS2 supersonic business jet. GKN Aerospace will design the empennage and the electrical wiring and interconnection systems (EWIS) for the AS2. Design activities have already started on-site at Aerion in Reno, Nevada and in GKN Aerospace's engineering centers in the Netherlands and Romania.

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Wizz Air Announces Proposed Establishment Of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi

Would Be The Carrier's First Business Outside Europe

Wizz Air Holdings Plc, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, has reached agreement in principle for the establishment of Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in partnership with Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company PJSC ("ADDH"). The new airline will be Wizz Air's first airline established outside of Europe. 

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Dog And Its Owner Reunited With The Help Of A Drone

Wisconsin State Trooper Used His Aircraft To Help Following A Traffic Accident

A 3-year-old Australian Shepherd was reunited with its owner following a traffic accident last week with the help of a drone.

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Airborne 12.13.19: Snowbirds AirVenture-Bound, DeLand Showcase 2020, ePlane Flt

Also: First Modified Osprey, Sunken F4F Wildcat Found, Rebuilding Monmouth IL Airport, Boeing Fine

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will make AirVenture a part of its 50th year performance schedule in 2020. The announcement was officially made at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention in Las Vegas. AirVenture, the 68th annual EAA  fly-in convention is July 20-26. The Snowbirds are currently scheduled to have a public practice session over the grounds on Friday, July 24, with full performances during the daily afternoon air show on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26. The DeLand Sport Avi

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U.S. Airlines Expect To Fly 47.5 Million Travelers During Over The Holidays

Carriers Offering 88,000 More Seats Per Day To Accommodate Growth In Holiday Travel

Airlines for America (A4A) projects that 47.5 million passengers will fly globally on U.S. airlines over the 18-day winter holiday travel period from Thursday, December 19, through Sunday, January 5.

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Frost & Sullivan Presents The Evolving UAM Landscape Up To 2040

Finds Cross-industry Partnerships And Collaborations With Infrastructure Companies Critical To Long-Term Growth

The influx of established aerospace, automotive and technology companies into the urban air mobility (UAM) market, backed by technological advancements and government initiatives, is expected to drive the air taxi market. Air taxi operations are forecast to commence in 2022 in the Middle East and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 45.9% to reach 430,000 units in operation globally by 2040, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.

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Altitude Angel Awarded Dutch UTM Contract

Will Provide Several Products And Services To Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL)

UTM (Unmanned Traffic Management) technology provider Altitude Angel has been awarded the contract to provide Netherlands’ ANSP, Luchtverkeersleiding Nederland (LVNL), with its first nationwide UTM platform following an open and competitive tender process.

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Klyde Morris (12.16.19)

Even Klyde Can Find A Solution To Nearly Every One of Life's Little Problems


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VFS Announces Transformative Vertical Flight 2020 Conference

Vertical Flight Society Event Will Include 120+ Presentations At Three Concurrent Meetings In San Jose, CA. Jan. 21-23

The Vertical Flight Society, the leading advocate for the advancement of helicopters, rotorcraft and other vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (VTOL), has announced details for a unique conference, Transformative Vertical Flight 2020, being held in San Jose, CA Jan. 21-23, 2020.

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F-35A Lightning II Demo Team To Perform At 2020 Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo

Will Be First East Coast Stop For The Team During The 2020 Air Show Season

The U. S. Air Force announced its 2020 schedule for the F-35A Lightning II Demo Team today at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo is honored to be its first east coast stop. Showing off its newest member, Air Combat Command and the 388th Fighter Wing will showcase the U.S. Air Force’s newest fifth-generation fighter that provides next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and reduced vulnerability through its aerodynamic performance and advanced integrated avionics.

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NASA Aeronautics Develops Multirotor Test Bed

Testing Air Taxis, Drones and More For Urban Air Mobility

City dwellers’ daily commutes may soon take flight, the rotors of their air taxis spinning as they lift off from the rooftops. In anticipation of this coming era of air travel, called Urban Air Mobility – and many other applications – NASA has developed a flexible way to test new designs for aircraft that use multiple rotors to fly. The Multirotor Test Bed, or MTB, will let researchers study a wide variety of rotor configurations for different vehicles, including tiltrotor aircraft, mid-sized drones and those future air taxis.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.16.19): Maximum Authorized Altitude

Maximum Authorized Altitude A published altitude representing the maximum usable altitude or flight level for an airspace structure or route segment. It is the highest altitude on a Federal airway, jet route, area navigation low or high route, or other direct route for which an MEA is designated in 14 CFR Part 95 at which adequate reception of navigation aid signals is assured.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.16.19)

Aero Linx: The Distinguished Flying Cross Society Whether you are a DFC recipient or just browsing to learn more about our rich history, we hope you enjoy our site. In August, 2012 our Society members and families enjoyed themselves at our National Convention in Seattle, WA. The three day event, with the focus being our WWII members, was praised by all who attended.  The highlights were a very moving talk by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes (Jimmy Doolittle’s granddaughter) and the presentation of plaques to the 16 WWII members attending including one of the five remaining Doolittle Raiders, a Tuskegee airman and a Navy night fighter Ace.  The Society continues to grow and now numbers over 6000

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.16.19)

“The mission of these demonstration teams compliments the overall objective of the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo which is the largest fundraising event for the Aerospace Center of Excellence (ACE). The opportunity to connect with America at an event like ours and as a result inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals in whatever path they choose, is invaluable for our engagement with youth as well as the Air Force’s goal of recruitment”. Source: John “Lites” Leenhouts, CEO / President of the ACE, commenting as the U. S. Air Force announced its 2020 schedule for the F-35A Lightning II Demo Team at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and the Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo is honored t

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