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June 16, 2019

Airborne 06.14.19: Falcon Heavy, Electric Speed Record, GPS Failure

Also: CFM56 Engine Fleet, E-175 Makes 2 Emergency Landings, E-175 Makes Two Emergency Ldgs, 737 MAX Pilots Let Go

When SpaceX next launches a Falcon Heavy booster, currently set for June 22, it will use two previously-flow engine cores. The flight, part of the DOD's Space Test Program-2, will be the first time Falcon Heavy has flown on re-used boosters, and the third Falcon Heavy flight overall. The launch is currently set for 11:30 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center. The two side boosters will be the previously-flown engines. They were used to launch the Arabsa

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.16.19): Aircraft Conflict

Aircraft Conflict Predicted conflict, within URET, of two aircraft, or between aircraft and airspace. A Red alert is used for conflicts when the predicted minimum separation is 5 nautical miles or less. A Yellow alert is used when the predicted minimum separation is between 5 and approximately 12 nautical miles. A Blue alert is used for conflicts between an aircraft and predefined airspace. FMI:

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NASA's Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase

Will Attempt The First Heavier-Than-Air Flight On Another Planet

NASA's Mars Helicopter flight demonstration project has passed a number of key tests with flying colors. In 2021, the small, autonomous helicopter will be the first vehicle in history to attempt to establish the viability of heavier-than-air vehicles flying on another planet.

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Amended Canadian Air Transportation Regulations Now Finalized

The Majority Of The Amendments Will Come Into Force July 1

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has finalized its amended Air Transportation Regulations (ATR). The CTA delivers its air transportation mandate through the administration of the ATR.

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ALPA Partners With U.S. Officials To Fight Human Trafficking

The Blue Lighting Initiative Provides Interactive Training

ALPA has announced a new partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Blue Campaign, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to fight human trafficking through the Blue Lightning Initiative (BLI). Through an interactive training module, ALPA pilots can access the resources needed to help protect the basic right of freedom and bring those who exploit human lives to justice.

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Airbus Partners With United Airlines To Manage Aircraft Data

Skywise Platform Enhances Predictive Maintenance Capabilities

United Airlines has become the latest U.S. airline to connect to Airbus’ open-data platform, Skywise, following an agreement recently signed between the airline and Airbus. United will leverage Skywise to enhance all aspects of its maintenance and engineering operations on its Airbus fleet.

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Vector Names Former Blue Origin Director And Treasurer As New CFO

Stephanie Koster Joins Team Of Space Veterans To Spearhead Finance And Business Operations At Space Access Company

Space access company Vector has named Stephanie Koster as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Koster brings more than 20 years of extensive experience in domestic and international strategy, finance, and operations across several Fortune 50 and high growth aerospace companies. As CFO, Koster will lead finance and business operations to enable Vector's dynamic growth.

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Denso, Honeywell Partner To Create Electric Propulsion Systems For UAM

Allows Denso Opportunity To Bring World-Class Automotive Technology, Design And Development Capabilities At A Mass Scale Into Urban Air Mobility Space

Mobility supplier Denso has partnered with Honeywell to develop hybrid-electric and fully-electric propulsion systems for urban air mobility. By converging their automotive and aerospace expertise, Denso and Honeywell seek to create propulsion systems that make air travel cleaner, quieter, more efficient and easier to maintain.

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Raptor Maps Closes Investment To Boost Solar Output And Project Finance

Blue Bear Capital Leads The Round, With Support From Congruent Ventures And Powerhouse Ventures

Raptor Maps, the global leader in aerial inspection software for solar systems, announced a new round of funding from veteran energy investors. The round was led by Blue Bear Capital, specializing in data-led energy investments, with participation from Congruent Ventures and Powerhouse Ventures, and previous investor Y Combinator.

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Air Force Recruiting Sets The Pace At The Indy 500

Sponsored No. 25 Car Driven By Conor Daly

The Air Force brand was on full display at the Indianapolis 500 auto race May 26, as Air Force Recruiting sponsored the No. 25 car driven by Conor Daly and was an associate sponsor for the Andretti Autosport team and its four drivers, including Alexander Rossi, who placed second in the race.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.16.19)

Aero Linx: 1-26 Association The Association is formed for the purpose of stimulating interest in, and promoting the sport of soaring in the Schweizer 1-26 sailplane; to establish standards for competition in the 1-26; to establish categories for record flights made in the 1-26; to disseminate information relating to the 1-26 and flights made in the 1-26, and to give recognition to its membership for accomplishments related to soaring in the 1-26. The Association's goal is to foster the helpfulness, the camaraderie, and the opportunity for head-to-head competition that is found in One Design groups in sailing. It is an organization of people who share the common ideal that soaring should be fun, not fr

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.16.19)

“We’re really happy to welcome the Air Force to the Andretti family for the Indy 500 with Conor and a full season across all our cars. Having five American drivers represent the team at America’s biggest race was very special and we’re honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the U.S. Air Force. Having the Air Force with us, not just at Indy, but full season makes us very proud.” Source: Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport chairman and chief executive officer, discussing how the the Air Force brand was on full display at the Indianapolis 500 auto race May 26, as Air Force Recruiting sponsored the No. 25 car driven by Conor Daly and was an associate sponsor for the Andr

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