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October 23, 2019

Airborne 10.23.19: Massive Embraer Buy, Global 500 Upgrade, Denali Update

Also: Gogo AVANCE L5, Sandel Avionics, Safran And Uber, Qantas Completes Record Flt

Embraer is celebrating a massive purchase agreement with Flexjet. The deal comprises a fleet of Embraer bizjets including the recently certified Praetor and Phenom 300. Valued at up to $1.4 billion, deliveries will start  this year. With this purchase agreement, Flexjet becomes Embraer’s Praetor Fleet Launch Customer. The partnership between Embraer and Flexjet dates back to 2003, when Flight Options, which merged with Flexjet in 2015, became the first fractional ownership program to introduce the Legacy Executive jet into its fleet. Bombardier has announced a range increase for its latest Global 5500 business jet ... with the aircraft now boasting a range of 5,900 nautical miles at Ma

A New Milestone Has Been Achieved With The PT6 E-Series Engine

Pratt & Whitney Launches The First Dual-Channel Integrated Electronic Propeller And Engine Control System In The General Aviation Turboprop Market

Pratt & Whitney, along with Pilatus and Honeywell, has launched the new PC-12 NGX aircraft, powered by the new Pratt & Whitney PT6 E-Series engine. It is the first turboprop engine in general aviation to offer a dual-channel integrated electronic propeller and engine control system, pushing innovation to a new level. The company is also enhancing its new Eagle Service Plan (ESP) for the PT6 E-Series engine.

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Take Me – Not My Drone – Out to the Ballgame

World Series Stadiums Are No Drone Zones

For the safety of baseball fans attending the World Series, the FAA has established a No Drone Zone for all games played at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

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FlightSafety Expands Its Gulfstream G280 Training Program

Now Available At Wilmington, Delaware Center

FlightSafety International is expanding the training it provides for the Gulfstream G280 aircraft. Training will be offered at the company’s Learning Center located in Wilmington, Delaware next summer.

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FlightAware And Flightbridge Partner To Provide Seamless Flight Tracking

The Leading Flight Tracking And Logistics Management System Are Now Integrated For Business Aviation Operators And FBOs

FlightAware and FlightBridge announced the availability of seamless integration between their respective products for both business aviation operators and FBOs. Users of FlightAware Global and FlightAware FBO Toolbox now receive scheduled flight and FBO information directly from FlightBridge before a flight plan is even filed, enabling more proactive tracking by both the operator and FBO without requiring FBO selection or data entry on FlightAware. The partnership will enhance service to aircraft operators by better connecting them with their FBOs.

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Astronics Introduces Wireless Charging Module For Business Aviation

Provides Wireless Charging Capability For Passenger Smart Phones And Other Devices

Astronics Corporation has announced that its new wireless charging module (WCM) is now available to business aircraft and rotorcraft markets. Astronics’ WCM provides wireless charging capability for passenger smart phones and other devices, and is ideal for both forward fit and aftermarket retrofit.

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Textron Aviation Advances The Industry With Interactive 3D Technical Manuals

Brings Thousands Of Maintenance Procedures, Wiring Diagram Reference Designators And Parts Catalogs To Life

Textron Aviation has unveiled the industry’s first interactive, 3D full-color technical library today following the Cessna Citation Longitude’s entry into service. Advancing the industry from paper-based 2D manuals with limited geometric information, Textron Aviation’s new 3DPubs brings thousands of maintenance procedures, wiring diagram reference designators and parts catalogs to life.

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Mid-Canada Mod Center Completes Avionics Design Services Ltd. Acquisition

Canadian Avionics Mod Shop And Design Firm To Offer Fully Integrated Services

The acquisition of Canadian aviation engineering firm Avionics Design Services Ltd. by Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) is now complete, according to the company. The acquisition agreement was announced in 2018 and the transaction was completed September 1, 2019. Combined MC2 and ADS offer deeply integrated avionics system design and engineering, comprehensive certification services, and of course, expert installation and repair services.

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VisionSafe Promotes Director Of Sales Kurt Poruks To Vice President

Names Two New Executives To Their Sales Team

VisionSafe Corporation has announced changes to the company to bring further awareness in promoting safety practices within the aerospace industry. VisionSafe proudly announces the promotion of Kurt Poruks to Vice President of Global Sales. He will oversee all aspects of sales, marketing and training. He will continue to further develop his working relationships with global commercial passenger and cargo operations. Since joining the company in 2001, Mr. Poruks has held several pivotal roles.

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Raytheon, AirMap Virtually Demo Drone Monitoring Tools

System Offers Streamlined Access To Real-Time Data, Improving Drone Integration And Safety

Raytheon Company and AirMap have integrated AirMap's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) monitoring capabilities onto a working prototype of Raytheon's next-generation air traffic controller workstation called Multi-platform ATC Re-hosting Solution, or MARS.

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The Momentum Builds For Daher’s TBM 940 Very Fast Turboprop

Deliveries Are Well Underway To International Customers

Daher’s latest member in its family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft – the TBM 940 – has logged 35 orders since its official launch in March of this year, with more than 20 of these autothrottle-equipped airplanes already delivered.

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Dassault Flies Three Biofuel Aircraft to NBAA-BACE

Company Committed To Helping Make Industry Eco-Responsible

Dassault Aviation is participating in the Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel (SAJF) initiative being held at this year’s National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), to promote the use of alternative fuels and help reduce the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Robert Heinlein's Continuing Legacy To Be Presented At International Space Event

Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT) Will Host Special Guests At The International Astronautical Congress

Robert A. Heinlein's continuing influence on space activities and education will be celebrated at the 70th annual International Astronautical Congress (IAC) this week in Washington, D.C. Throughout the week, the Heinlein Prize Trust (HPT) will host special guests including NASA astronauts, authors, subject matter experts, representatives from HPT partner programs and international officials.

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Aero-TV: ERAU’s Matthew Gailey - The 2019 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship

One Of Four Winners Of A 2019 Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Scholarship
The recipients of the 2019 Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation scholarship were announced at AirVenture 2019. One of those to be recognized was Matthew Gailey, an EARU Junior, Aeronautical Science Fixed Wing major with Applied Meteorology minor. He is studying at the Prescott Campus.

Aero-TV: ERAU’s Matthew Gailey - The 2019 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship

One Of Four Winners Of A 2019 Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Scholarship

The recipients of the 2019 Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation scholarship were announced at AirVenture 2019. One of those to be recognized was Matthew Gailey, an EARU Junior, Aeronautical Science Fixed Wing major with Applied Meteorology minor. He is studying at the Prescott Campus. Gailey will receive a $25,000 scholarship presented through the Foundation and The Citation Jet Pilot's Association (CJP). In partnership with EARU and the CJP, the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation has annually presented Embry-Riddle students with scholarships to pursue careers in aviation since

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Gulfstream Introduces The All-New G700

Expected To Enter Into Service In 2022

A new flagship for the Gulfstream business jet line has been introduced at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas. The G700 blends proven ultralong-range, speed and performance with flight-deck innovation and cutting-edge cabin creation to offer customers an unprecedented aircraft experience.

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Boeing Unveils Order For Two 787 Dreamliner Airplanes To One VIP Customer

The Two Ultra Long-Range And Exclusive Jets Are Valued At $564 Million According To List Prices

A VIP customer was behind the purchase of two ultra-long range 787-9 Dreamliner airplanes, Boeing announced at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention.

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Bombardier Announces 5,900 Nautical Mile Range For The Global 5500 Aircraft

Brings New Destinations In Range For Customers

Bombardier has announced a range increase for its latest Global 5500 business jet. The class-leading aircraft now boasts an unprecedented range of 5,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85, connecting more destinations than any other business aircraft in its segment.

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NBAA Awards 18 Scholarships To Students At NBAA-BACE

Association Supports Young People Seeking Careers In Business Aviation

The NBAA, through NBAA Charities, offers a wide range of scholarships that support young people seeking careers in business aviation.

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NBAA, Civic Leaders Welcome Convention’s Sustainably Fueled Aircraft Display

An Estimated 150,000 Gallons Of SAF Are Expected To Have Been Pumped At KHND By Thursday

Civic and business leaders on Monday welcomed the return of the world’s largest business aviation trade show to Las Vegas, and welcomed the first-time availability of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at Henderson Executive Airport (KHND) as part of the event’s aircraft display.

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ForeFlight Unveils Advanced Collaborative Flight Planning For Teams Of Any Size

Flexjet Signs On As The Inaugural Customer, Adopting Dispatch To Complement Its Longtime Use Of ForeFlight Mobile On The Flight Deck

Boeing has announced the launch of ForeFlight Dispatch, a team flight planning component of its web application that delivers a next-generation, multi-user, schedule-to-mobile flight planning capability for flight operations of any size.

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Gogo Announces Partners For 5G Network And Onboard Systems

U.S.-Based Companies Cisco, Airspan Networks And FIRST RF Will Play Key Roles In Gogo’s 5G Network Development And Deployment

Gogo has announced three strategic partners which will play key roles in Gogo’s development of its 5G system and network. A true 5G experience requires every piece of the network and the onboard system hardware, software and antennas to be 5G capable.

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Airborne-Unmanned 10.15.19: FLIR Acquires, Stratollite, Porsche-Boeing Partner

Also: NBAA 2019 Schedule, DJI Mavic Mini, Department of Defense, Chula Vista PD Drones, Terra Drone

FLIR Systems has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and certain operating assets of Aria Insights, Inc. Previously known as CyPhy Works, Inc., Aria pioneered the development of tethered sUAS. Founded in 2008 by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner and backed by several top technology investors, Aria notably developed the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) tethered drone. The company ceased operations in March 2019. World View claims to have reached an important milestone representi

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Airborne 10.21.19: GoFly Prize, Avidyne Atlas FMS, True Blue Power

Also: Rolls Royce-Siemens Deal, SWAPA: Boeing 737 MAX, Amelia Earhart, 50th PC-24

Two years ago, GoFly launched the GoFly Prize and since then some 854 teams comprising 3,800 Innovators from 103 countries around the globe entered the $2+ million competition to literally change the world by creating the first-ever safe and quiet personal flyers. The culminating event of this unprecedented challenge, the GoFly Final Fly Off, will be held on February 28-29, 2020, the days surrounding Leap Day, at the historic Moffett Federal Airfield located at NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley. Avidyne Corpora

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.23.19)

“This announcement is the biggest news in business aviation history and is the result of the investments General Dynamics made to develop Gulfstream technology for Gulfstream products." Source: Gulfstream president Mark Burns revealing a full-scale mockup of the G700 at NBAA-BACE 2019.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.19): Airport Diagram

The section of an instrument approach procedure chart that shows a detailed diagram of the airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.23.19)

American Airlines Pilot Retiring After 34 Years Gives His Wings To Central Florida Toddler

From the Orlando Sentinel, an American Airlines pilot capped off his final flight last week by giving his wings to a Central Florida toddler on the return trip of his first flight.

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