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March 13, 2017

60th Annual AEA Int'l Convention & Trade Show Officially Opens In New Orleans

With Several New Avionics Products Set To Debut, The Four-Day Event Is The Largest Wholesale Avionics Show In The General Aviation Industry

Nearly 2,000 avionics manufacturers, repair stations, installers and other general aviation professionals have converged at the 60th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show, which opened today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

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Nakanihon Air Service Signs Purchase Agreement For Two Bell 429S At Heli-Expo

Aircraft Will Be Deployed On HEMS Missions

Bell Helicopter announced the signing of a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Nakanihon Air Service Co., Ltd. (NNK) at Heli-Expo in Dallas. The two new aircraft will be delivered later this year and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).

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Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator For RCAF Pilot Training

High Fidelity Level 7 Bell CH-139 Jet Ranger Flight Training Device For No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS)

Frasca International has sold a Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Bell CH-139 JetRanger helicopter for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS). KF Aerospace Defence Programs is the prime contractor for the RCAF's Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program at the Portage la Prairie Southport Airport in southern Manitoba.

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Hughes Announces JUPITER Aero System

Capable of Delivering Over 400Mbps Broadband Speed To Individual Aircraft

Hughes Network Systems has unveiled its JUPITER Aero System for Inflight Connectivity (IFC). The new aero solution is capable of supporting speeds in excess of 400 Mbps and operates on both Ka and Ku-band frequencies.

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Alaska Air Guardsmen Bid Farewell To C-130 Hercules Aircraft

Marks A Sea Change For The 144th Airlift Squadron

On a recent bright, chilly morning at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, a small crowd of onlookers and well-wishers listened to the sound of the Alaska Air National Guard's C-130H Hercules turboprops recede into the distance for the last time.

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Drone Assists In New York Firefighting Effort

Used To Check Out Roof Of A Burning Building

The New York Fire Department used a drone to give firefighters a better view of what was going on on the roof of a burning building Monday.

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Advanced Scope G5000 Installed On Beechjet 400A

Bevan Rabell Completes Second Installation In The Retrofit Program

Wichita, KS-based avionics firm Bevan Rabell recently completed the installation of the Garmin G5000 advanced flight deck on their second Beechjet 400A. This Garmin G5000 retrofit program completely replaced all existing avionics, including the autopilot within the designated aircraft. In addition, the Garmin G5000 System installation meets all December 31st, 2019 FAA ADS-B In and Out compliance requirements.  

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Airman To Receive Air Force's Highest Combat Decoration

Citation Stems From Participation In 17-Hour Siege In Afghanistan

A retired Airman from the Kentucky Air National Guard will receive the Air Force's highest honor for his extraordinary heroism during combat operations in Afghanistan, the Air Force announced Jan. 19.

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JSSI Promotes Raymond Weiser Jr. To Senior Director Of Helicopter Services

Will Direct Client Relationships Post-Sale, Support Development Of New Programs

Jet Support Services recently promoted helicopter industry veteran, Raymond Weiser Jr., to Senior Director of Helicopter Services.

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National Air And Space Education Institute Hires CEO Will Fortune

Former U.S. Naval Aviator Vows To Ensure Success Of The Organization

The National Air and Space Education Institute has announced that former U.S. Naval aviator Will Fortune has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer.

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Esterline Releases ADS-B Annunciators With Fast Delivery

Standard ADS-B Legends For Fast-Track Version Of Korry 389

Esterline will showcase cockpit control solutions from its Korry, Mason and Janco brands at the 60th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention & Trade Show in New Orleans this week.

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Ancient Stardust Sheds Light On The First Stars

Most Distant Object Ever Observed By ESO's ALMA Telescope

Astronomers have used ALMA to detect a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the Universe was only four percent of its present age. This galaxy was observed shortly after its formation and is the most distant galaxy in which dust has been detected. This observation is also the most distant detection of oxygen in the Universe. These new results provide brand-new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars.

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New Images From Space Show Earth And Solar Storms Like Never Before

First Data Revealed From GOES-16 Lightning And Solar Instruments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the first images from two Earth and solar weather-monitoring space instruments aboard the GOES-16 satellite, which launched in November. Today's images from the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) are a first for continuous lightning tracking in geostationary orbit, 22,300 miles above the earth.

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Airborne 03.10.17: Bell’s Radical FCX, Sporty’s Foundation, No TFR Relief

Also: Airlander, Concorde Battery, FreeFlight Partners W/Palu, REACH Air Medical, XTI Aircraft, Honeywell Forecast

Bell Helicopter got radical at HeliExpo 2017. Revealing their vision for the future of rotorcraft, the FCX-001, this is Bell’s first concept aircraft. Bell Helicopter’s Boss Mitch Snyder said, “Six months ago we created a dedicated team to focus on emerging technologies and how we could incorporate them into our products. Among that team’s first tasks was to display visually the technologies and innovations that present a roadmap that we envision bringing to market.&

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AMA Drone Report 03.09.17: Drone Racing Update, SB 111 Update, NY Wants Drone Pk

Also: A Drone For Snapchat?, Evolution of FPV Drone Sports, More Good News--HB 1049 Dead

MultiGP has announced the launch of their 2017 regional race series, allowing drone racers to start qualifying for the 2017 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship, scheduled for Las Vegas this October. Over 5,400 pilots, from more than 450 MultiGP US Chapters, can participate in more than 70 Regional Qualifiers, followed by 14 Regional Finals in July. These events are designed to qualify the top ranked pilots eligible to compete for title of MultiGP Drone Racing Champion. After a briefing with AMA HQ, we’re pleased

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FAA Certifies Synthetic Vision For Avidyne FMS

Version 10.02 Software Also Released

The FAA has granted TSO approval to Avidyne for their new IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM with Attitude Reference System (ARS). This certification also includes FAA approval of Release 10.2 (R10.2) software provide include a host of new features including Synthetic Vision and two-way wireless connectivity with Avidyne’s new IFD100 iPad App.

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FAA Approves New Airworthiness Certificate For B-29 Doc

Historic Warbird Clears ‘Phase One’ Of Flight Test Operations

B-29 Doc has officially completed ‘phase one’ of its flight test operations. The FAA approved a new airworthiness certificate for the historic warbird. The FAA approval means Doc’s Friends, Inc. can begin touring with the airplane with reduced flight limitations.

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Gogo Business Aviation Receives STC Approval For 4G Connectivity Technology

Gogo Biz 4G Launch In First Half of 2017 Remains on Schedule

The FAA has granted STC approval to Gogo Business Aviation for its Gogo Biz 4G system. Gogo’s Bombardier Challenger aircraft was utilized for certification testing.

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FDS Avionics Launches Two New Moving Maps

Rolls Out Interactive 2D And 3D Maps For BizAV Passengers

FDS Avionics has rolled out two new moving maps for business and private aviation. Both maps, do 3D Moving Map and do 2D Moving Map, are standalone hardware solutions that use technology developed for the do CAPSULE.

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Concorde Battery Corporation Announces New RG Series Batteries

Approved for Installation on the Super Puma using Concorde STC SR02588LA

Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce the TSO C173a approved RG-332 series batteries exclusively designed as drop in replacements for Airbus Helicopters AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2 and EC225LP Aircraft.

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FreeFlight Systems Partners With Becker Avionics

Will Offer Cost Effective Integrated ADS-B Solution For Business And Commercial Aircraft

FreeFlight Systems and Becker Avionics have partnered to offer a complete ADS-B Solution for business and commercial class aircraft. By combining the strength and integrity of the Becker Avionics BXT6513 Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, and RANGR-RX ADS-B Receiver, these remote mounted solutions will provide turboprop and turbojet business aircraft a complete and cost effective way to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the upcoming January 2020 mandate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.13.17): Ident

A request for a pilot to activate the aircraft transponder identification feature. This will help the controller to confirm an aircraft identity or to identify an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.13.17)

SMAA: How The FAA Got Our Goat And Sacrificed It!

A detailed account of the events that led to the FAA's agreement to allow the closure of Santa Monica Airport.

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