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May 06, 2017

GAMA: The Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill Generally Good For Aviation

Provides Funding Safety, Certification, Alternative Fuels

The Fiscal Year 2017 Omnibus spending bill passed this week by the U.S. Congress provides key funding for general aviation manufacturers in safety, certification, and alternative fuels, according to analysis from GAMA. The bill, which now heads to President Trump for his signature, will fund the U.S. government through September 30, 2017.

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Support Colorado Aviation License Plate Passes State Legislature

Sent To Governor John Hickenlooper For Final Approval

The Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) is very proud to announce that the Support Colorado Aviation License Plate Bill, (HB17-1212) has been passed through the 2017 Colorado legislative session. 

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DPI Introduces The DP-14 Hawk

Designed For Multiple Missions, Autonomous Operations 

Aircraft manufacturer DPI has introduced the DP-14 Hawk, which the company says is designed for multiple missions and autonomous operations.

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Kenya Approved For Purchase Of Weaponized MD 530 Helicopters

Contract Estimated To Have A Value Of $253 Million

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Kenya for MD 530 aircraft. The estimated cost is $253 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 1, 2017.

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Honeywell, Paragon To Create Life Support Technology For NASA

Delivers An Alternative To Current Environmental Control And Life Support Systems As Space Missions Evolve

A teaming agreement has been announced between Honeywell and Paragon Space Development Corporation that could potentially change the way astronauts experience life in space. The two companies will design, build, test and apply environmental control and life support systems for future human NASA and commercial programs.

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Rolls-Royce Joins With Icelandair To Celebrate Special Anniversary

First Provided Dart Engines For Vickers Viscount Aircraft In 1957

Rolls-Royce recently joined Icelandair to celebrate 60 years of power for the airline’s fleet. Both companies celebrated the anniversary in Iceland today, with customers travelling between Iceland and the UK receiving a commemorative gift on selected flights this week.

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USAF's F-15 Modernization Program Successfully Completes Latest Milestone

EPAWSS Passes Critical Design Review

With completion of the Critical Design Review the Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) program remains on schedule to provide advanced electronic warfare capability to the warfighter.

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'Iceball' Planet Discovered Through Microlensing

Earth-Sized Planet Likely Not Inhabitable, NASA Says

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life as we know it, however, because its star is so faint. But the discovery adds to scientists' understanding of the types of planetary systems that exist beyond our own.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.06.17)

“We appreciate the strong support shown by Congress in this omnibus measure for general aviation.”  Source: GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. FMI:

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.06.17): Procedural Control (ICAO)

Term used to indicate that information derived from an ATS surveillance system is not required for the provision of air traffic control service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.06.17)

E6B Emulator

A lot of us learned to fly using the venerable E6B calculator. This online calculator emulates some of the capabilities of the popular E6B flight computer. 

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