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December 23, 2018

European Safedrone Project To Integrate Drones Over Cities And Rural Areas

Will Foster Some Of The Largest European Flight Demonstrations Of Drones And Aircraft Sharing Airspace At Very Low Altitude

The European Safedrone project, which will carry out one of the largest European flight demonstrations of drones and conventional aircraft sharing airspace at very low level takes off with the aim to unleash the capability of unmanned aircraft to provide all kinds of services in rural areas and cities in the next decade.

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Embraer Signs Agreement With Air Kiribati For Up To 4 E190-E2s

Firm Orders For Two Airplanes, Two Options Included In The Contract

Embraer has announced the signing of a contract with the Government of Kiribati, in partnership with their national airline, Air Kiribati, for two firm orders for the E190-E2 E-Jets and two purchase rights for the same model. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of $243 million, based on current list prices. The order will be included in Embraer's 2018 fourth-quarter backlog.

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Rolls-Royce Celebrates 2000th Trent 700 Delivery Milestone

Engine Was First Introduced In 1995

Rolls-Royce is celebrating another milestone in the Trent family success story with the delivery of the 2,000th Trent 700.

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King Stallion Helicopter Beset By Further Delays

Development Phase Is 'Taking Longer Than Planned', According to DCMA

Development of the Sikorsky King Stallion helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps is "taking longer than planned", according to a statement from the Defense Contract Management Agency, and will miss its Initial Combat Capability milestone next year.

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NASA Research Reveals Saturn Is Losing Its Rings at 'Worst Case Scenario' Rate

Gas Giant's Magnetic Field Is Pulling Dust And Ice Into Its Gravity Well

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn's magnetic field.

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NASA Astronaut, Crewmates Return To Earth After 197-Day Mission In Space

Landed In Kazakhstan Late Thursday Morning

Three members of the International Space Station’s Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.

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Airbus Delivers Canada’s First H145 To The Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For Multi-Faceted Law Enforcement Missions, The New Helo Can Be Reconfigured Quickly And Easily

Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The versatile twin-engine Airbus H145 is the latest variant of the H145 family of aircraft. RCMP’s Air Support Unit will utilize the H145 for a variety of missions including surveillance and pursuit, fast roping, hoisting, Emergency Response Team operations, harbour surveillance and ship landings, and mountain search and rescue.

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Poland To Acquire Four Additional M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers

Exercises Approximately $148 Million Option Under March 2018 Contract

The Armament Inspectorate of Polish Ministry of National Defense has exercised an option for acquiring four more M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) as outlined by the contract signed in March 2018.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.23.18): Final Approach-IFR

Final Approach-IFR The flight path of an aircraft which is inbound to an airport on a final instrument approach course, beginning at the final approach fix or point and extending to the airport or the point where a circle-to-land maneuver or a missed approach is executed.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.23.18)

Aero Linx: EAA Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) Our members include pilots, mechanics and non-pilots. The EAA Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) brings together people from around the world who share a common interest in the aircraft of yesteryear. Plain and simple, we are all lovers of vintage aircraft. We are the largest organization in the world dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vintage aircraft. This common bond is sustained by our local chapters, activities, and and publications. Our beautiful full-color magazine, Vintage Airplane, is published six times per year and is a major member benefit. Since we were established in 1971, the VAA has been working to keep avi

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.23.18)

"Leonardo and the Armament Inspectorate of Polish Ministry of National Defense have taken an important step together towards modernizing the Polish Air Force. We are very proud to have the Polish Air Force’s complete trust, reinforcing our close partnership with Poland.” Source: Leonardo Company CEO Alessandro Profumo, discussing The Armament Inspectorate of Polish Ministry of National Defense decicision to exercise an option for acquiring four more M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) as outlined by the contract signed in March 2018.

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