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December 25, 2017

Blue Origin Aims For Human Spaceflight In 2018

Company Exec Says Crewed Flights Are Roughly A Year Away ... If All Goes Well

Commercial space company Blue Origin is holding to a plan to launch a manned suborbital flight in 2018, "depending on how the test program goes," according to Jeff Ashby, director of safety and mission assurance.

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Klyde Morris (12.25.17)

Klyde Wishes One And All A Happy Holiday!


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New Jersey Hall Of Fame Exhibition Coming To Newark Airport

Will Highlight Lives Of Inductees Through Multiple Media Displays

The New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) has announced plans for a state-of-the-art exhibition of its inductees at Newark Liberty International Airport starting in 2018.  Highlighting the lives of inductees through posters, videos and five hologram units, the exhibition is designed to inspire people to pursue the full potential of their own lives.

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Mike Disbrow Announces Retirement From Hartzell Engine Technologies

Keith Bagley Named As The Company's New President

Joe Brown, CEO of Tailwind Technologies Inc., the parent company of Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, has announced that Mike Disbrow is retiring as president of HET and that industry veteran Keith Bagley will take over as its new president on January 1, 2018.

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NASA Announces 2018 BIG Idea Challenge Finalists

Five Selected For The Final Phase Of The Competition

NASA, in partnership with the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA), has whittled down to five finalist teams its selections for the final phase of the 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge.

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Direct Relief Airlifts 79,365 Pounds Of Emergency Medical Aid To Puerto Rico

More Than Two Dozen Healthcare Companies Provided The Items

A Direct Relief-chartered aircraft landed last Monday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan with 79,365 lbs of medical aid requested by the Puerto Rico Department of Health, the territory's Primary Care Association, and more than twenty hospitals and clinics across the island that are still struggling with the effects of Hurricane Maria three months later.

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A Daher TBM 910 Owner’s Birthday Present: Formation Flight With A Spitfire

Pilot Has A Special Family Connection With The WWII-Era Airplane

Dr. John C. Taylor, OBE, the owner of a Daher TBM 910, received a special present for his birthday last month: a formation flight with one of World War II’s most renowned fighter aircraft: the Spitfire Mark 1a.

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Government Of Canada Announces Funding For Royal Aviation Museum

Will Provide $1.2 Million For Construction Costs

Dr. Doug Eyolfson, Member of Parliament (Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley), has announced that the Canadian government will provide $1.2 million (Canadian) for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada. Funding will help defray construction costs of a new aviation museum at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Dr. Eyolfson made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.

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AF Awards Recognize Pilot Excellence

Senior Leaders Celebrate Pilots' Culture And Flying Expertise

With a continued focus on solving the pilot retention problem and maintaining air dominance, Air Force senior leaders look to celebrate the culture and flying expertise of their pilots.

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ArianeGroup Signs Contract With ESA For Future Prometheus Engine

Precursor For Future European Launch Engines

Prometheus is a European demonstrator for a very low cost reusable engine, running on liquid oxygen (LOx) and methane. It is the precursor for future European launcher engines as of 2030.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.25.17)

Aero Linx: Pacific Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association PAMEA is a non-profit association comprised of aircraft maintenance engineers, aircraft maintenance personnel and aviation industry corporate members. PAMEA is an active member of the Canadian Federation of AME Associations (CFAMEA). The Pacific AME Association shall always promote and protect the professionalism of the AME, while developing, maintaining and improving our relations with regulatory bodies affecting our industry. We shall represent the views and objectives of our members, while promoting proficiency through educational collaboration with other groups on matters of mutual interest.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.25.17): Hover Taxi

Hover Taxi Used to describe a helicopter/VTOL aircraft movement conducted above the surface and in ground effect at airspeeds less than approximately 20 knots. The actual height may vary, and some helicopters may require hover taxi above 25 feet AGL to reduce ground effect turbulence or provide clearance for cargo slingloads.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.25.17)

"New Jersey Hall of Fame inductees, people who we are most proud of in this state, have made significant and vitally important contributions to our state's quality of life, our society in general and to the world. This new exhibition will welcome domestic and international travelers to our State, giving them the opportunity to learn more about who we are in New Jersey and our state's history, and it will further instill a sense of Jersey Pride for all New Jersey residents." Source: NJ Gov. Christie, coimmenting ont he plans made by the New Jersey Hall of Fame (NJHOF) for a state-of-the-art exhibition of its inductees at Newark Liberty International Airport starting in 2018.  Highlighting the lives of inductees through poster

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