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March 15, 2017

New South Korean Carrier KAIR Airlines Orders Eight A320s

Airline To Begin Low Cost International Operations In 2018

South Korean start-up carrier KAIR Airlines has announced that it has selected the A320 Family to launch its new low cost operation, with a firm order for eight A320ceo. The new airline will be based in Cheongju in central South Korea and will focus primarily on services to international destinations in North East Asia.

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Iran Air Receives Its First A330-200 As Fleet Upgrade Continues

Carrier Has 45 Of The Airplanes On Order

Iran Air has taken delivery of its first new A330-200, the first of 45 A330 Family on order.

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Lockheed Martin Upgrades Flying Intelligence Testbed

Airborne Multi-INT Lab Accelerates Delivery of Critical Capabilities

Lockheed Martin's manned airborne testbed, the Airborne Multi-INT Lab (AML), has been enhanced to expedite its ability to deliver decision-quality intelligence. The AML is utilized to experiment with combinations of sensors, systems and technologies to help customers develop ways to support a diverse range of contingency operations.

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Boeing CST-100 Starliner Parachute System Test Launch Lifts Off Successfully

Helium Balloon Carried Mockup Starliner To Altitude For Test Drop At Spaceport America

A successful Boeing CST-100 Starliner Parachute System Test Launch was conducted Friday from Spaceport America's horizontal launch complex.

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Boeing Wins Five-Year Contract To Sustain Republic Of Korea F-15K Fleet

Performance-Based Logistics Contract Improves Aircraft Readiness, Drives Down Customer Costs

Boeing has received a five-year contract to continue long-term sustainment of the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) F-15K aircraft, supporting to the fleet’s readiness.

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FAA Publishes Guidance On Seat Belt Replacements

Agency Says An Equivalency Determination Must Be Made If Substitutions Are Made In Materials

The replacement of safety belt (seat berth and shoulder harness) webbing material, frequently referred to as “re-webbing,” has become a common industry practice in order to replace defective, damaged, worn, or soiled belt material. This is an acceptable practice when properly accomplished by authorized persons using appropriate materials and data.

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Mesa Airlines And Southern Airways Express Create Pathway For Career Development

Introduces New Mesa-Southern Cadet Training Program

Mesa Airlines, Inc. and Southern Airways Express today announced the launch of the Mesa-Southern Pilot Cadet Training Program, a newly-formed partnership providing career progression for Southern Airways pilots and a pipeline to future employment for qualified candidates at Mesa Airlines. The five-year agreement will provide up to $15,000 in combined forgivable loans to Cadets and allow them to accrue Mesa seniority while flying for Southern.

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American Helicopter Museum To Recognize Manned Multicopter

Award To Be Presented At Fundraising Event April 22

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will bestow its prestigious Achievement Award during its annual gala fundraiser on Saturday evening, April 22. The museum, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, will present the prize to German-based e-volo GmbH for the successful manned flight of its Volocopter VC200.

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B767 Flight Controls Inspection And Maintenance Procedures Changed By FAA

Operator Reports Loss Of Two Hydraulic Systems During Landing

An operator of a Model 767 airplane reported the loss of two hydraulic systems when the speed brakes were deployed during landing. This incident occurred during a non-revenue flight following a periodic maintenance check.

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Thieves Steal College Students' Prize-Winning Project

Truck, Trailer Containing Radio-Controlled Aircraft Stolen From Hotel Parking Lot

A group of engineering students from Cal State Northridge in California traveled to Fort Worth TX last weekend to participate in an engineering competition, and their radio-controlled airplane "The Dragon" won second place overall.

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Trump Administration Reviewing Obama Policy On Launching Drone Strikes

Would Ease Rules Put In Place By Obama Administration Restricting Use Of The Aircraft

The National Security Council under President Donald Trump is reviewing rules put in place by the Obama administration in 2013 that restricts the use of drone operations, including drone strikes, outside active war zones.

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DC Court Of Appeals To Hear Phoenix Flight Path Case

City And Affected Neighborhoods Will Present Arguments To The Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments March 17 in a case brought by the City of Phoenix and residents of several of the city's neighborhoods who say new flight paths to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport has deteriorated their quality of life.

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AEA 2017 LIVE Programming Continues Wednesday at 1200CT!!!

AEA LIVE Programming Web Portal NOW Online at!!!

The Aero-News Network, in a decade long partnership with the Aircraft Electronics Association, is pleased to announce new programming initiatives and programs for the upcoming 2017 AEA Convention and Trade Show, to be held in New Orleans, March 13th-16th, 2017. Two days of informative LIVE interviews, features, and special programming will start Tuesday, March 14th, at 1200CT with three+ hours of live interviews concentrating on the news and announcements shown at the previous day&rsquo

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Boeing, CDB Aviation Lease Finance Announce Order For 30 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

Order Valued At Over $3 Billion At List Prices

Boeing and CDB Aviation Lease Finance (CDB Aviation) have announced an order for 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes. The order, valued at $3.3 billion at current list prices, was previously unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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SpaceX Scrubs EchoStar Launch Due To High Winds

Next Launch Opportunity Is Thursday

Gusty winds up to 40 miles per hour forced SpaceX to scrub the launch of one of its last expendable Falcon 9 boosters early Tuesday morning.

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Gone West: Prof. Luigi Pascale

Founder Of Tecnam Aircraft Company Passed Away Unexpectedly Tuesday

Tecnam Aircraft, sadly announced today that prof. Luigi Pascale its Founder, President, Chief Preliminary Design Officer died unexpectedly on March 14, 2017 after a brief illness.

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Huerta To Address AUVSI Symposium

Will Speak To Agency's Work Towards Integration Of UAS Into The NAS

The FAA has taken major steps over the past year to move toward integrating UAS into the NAS in a manner that is both safe and efficient. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta will speak to the FAA's achievements to date as well as next steps toward full integration.

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Celebrating The Christen Eagle’s 40th At AirVenture

Frank Christensen Will Attend AirVenture For The Event

The Christen Eagle II was introduced to the aviation world at EAA Oshkosh 1977. At AirVenture 2017, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this award-winning aerobatic biplane. Designer Frank Christensen, EAA Lifetime 36663, president of Christen Industries, set the standard for kit-built aircraft with the precision and attention to detail that became the hallmark of the Eagle.

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Affordable ADS-B “In” System Gains FAA Approval

Works With Tablet Or Smartphone To Provide Data To The Cockpit

With EAA’s assistance, Open Flight Solutions’ FlightBox Pro ADS-B “in” system recently gained approval for installation in standard-category aircraft under the FAA’s Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) policy. This policy is meant to facilitate very simple production and design approvals for modern technology that poses minimal risk in the event of failure.

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FDS Avionics Introduces The Penta Converter

One Device Transforms Five Video Formats To SDI

FDS Avionics has introduced the Penta Converter, an advanced hardware video converter for the company’s ultra-thin, high resolution EDGE Series displays. Video sources include HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, VGA and composite. The Penta Converter delivers a high-definition SDI signal.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.15.17)

"Standing down due to high winds; working toward next available launch opportunity." Source: SpaceX Tweet announcing the scrub of the Tuesday morning launch of an EchoStar satellite.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.15.17): Information Request

A request originated by an FSS for information concerning an overdue VFR aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.15.17)

Dayton Aviation Trail

The Dayton Aviation Trail grew out of a regional economic development conference held at the University of Dayton on November 18-19, 1980. 

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