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May 13, 2019

Airborne 05.13.19: Apollo 11 Manual, Ageless Aviation, D-Day Squadron

Also: FlightSafety Expands, CHC Scotia, Karen K. Duncan Scholarship, DJI Action Cam 

The instruction manual that guided Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to a successful landing on the moon is set to be auctioned by Christies as part of a larger sale celebrating space exploration and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. The manual was reportedly on board the Eagle lunar lander right between Armstrong and Aldrin as Armstrong reported, "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." Just after landing, Aldrin wrote the coordinates of the lander on page 10 of the book, the first off-world writing by a human. Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation (AADF), a nonprofit that honors U.S. military veterans with free Dream Flights, is adding a restored 1943 Stearman biplane to its fl

Textron Aviation Plans To Hire 1,000 New Workers This Year

Would Join The 1,000 New Hires From 2018

Textron Aviation plans to hire an additional 1,000 workers this year, following a similar hiring surge in 2018.

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NASA Aeronautics Selects Three University Teams For Research Help

Will Examine New Ways To Build And Power Aircraft Of The Future

An elite group of university-led teams will examine new ways to build and power aircraft of the future as part of a NASA program designed to engage the ingenuity of faculty and students to help solve the nation’s most pressing problems in aviation.

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Drone Survey Finds New Radioactive Hotspots Near Chernobyl

Mapping Surveys Conducted In The Exclusion Zone Near The Nuclear Plant

Researchers from the University of Bristol recently conducted a mapping survey near the Chernobyl Nuclear Complex, and found some previously-undiscovered radioactive hotspots in the exclusion zone.

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MGMWERX Selects Finalists For Air University Top Flight Pitch Night

Inaugural Event Highlights Best Air Force Student Research

MGMWERX, in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force's Air University, announces the selection of finalists Top Flight Pitch Night at 6:30 p.m., May 21 at The Warehouse at Alley Station in downtown Montgomery, AL.

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EASA Approves FLARM For Helicopters

Allows Easy Integration In Rotary-Wing Aircraft

The company behind the prevalent collision avoidance system for general aviation (GA), has announced that EASA has formally approved its technology for fixed installation in helicopters.

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Relativity Signs Agreement With Spaceflight For Rideshare Launches

Spaceflight To Manifest Launches On Terran 1, The World’s First 3D-Printed Rocket

Relativity, an autonomous rocket factory and launch services provider for satellite constellations, has signed a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with satellite rideshare and mission management provider Spaceflight. Under the LSA, Spaceflight will manifest missions to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket, the world’s first and only entirely 3D-printed rocket.

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Schiebel Wins Norway's Tender For UAS Deployment In The Arctic

Will Conduct Extensive Search And Rescue Trials As Part Of The Arctic 2030 Project

Norway’s Andøya Test Center selected Schiebel’s market-leading Camcopter S-100 Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air System (UAS) for extensive search and rescue trials as part of the Arctic 2030 project.

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Apollo Fusion Lands NASA JPL License And Manufacturing Contract

Will Develop Low-Power Magnetically Shielded Hall Thruster For The Agency

Apollo Fusion has been awarded an exclusive, worldwide commercial license to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) MaSMi (Magnetically Shielded Miniature) Hall thruster, the world's first low-power (≤1.0 kW) magnetically shielded Hall thruster. MaSMi has demonstrated class-leading performance with a peak total efficiency of 54%, a peak total specific impulse of 1940 s, and an estimated throughput capability of >330 pounds Xe.

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The San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Announces 2019 Performer Lineup

USAF F-35 Demonstration Team To Make Its San Francisco Fleet Week Debut

The San Francisco Fleet Week Association is pleased to announce the performer lineup for The 2019 San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show Presented By United. 

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Hopes To Bring Awareness To Career Opportunities Within The Rising UAV/UAS Industry, an aviation-only job website with resume database access, is partnering with SkyOp LLC, an industry leader in drone training courseware. With efforts to expand strategic Job Distribution Network partnerships, hopes to bring awareness to career opportunities within the rising UAV/UAS industry.

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StandardAero’s Gonesse, France Facility Renews PW100 And PT6A DOF Licenses

Extends Daher Agreement, Expands Workforce And Adds Service Center Capabilities

StandardAero’s engine MRO facility in Gonesse, France, is enjoying a strong start to 2019, with new capabilities and additional hires. The Gonesse facility, which is located midway between Le Bourget and Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, last month renewed its Pratt & Whitney Canada Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) licenses for the PW100 and PT6A turboprop engine families, continuing its long association with these popular powerplants. The facility has a 33-year association supporting the PW100 engine, its predecessor company SECA having been the first independent PW100 shop to be appointed in 1986.

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AeroVironment Forms Strategic Relationship With Kratos

Demo Integrated High-Performance Tactical UAS And Tactical Missile System Capabilities

AeroVironment and Kratos Defense & Security Systems have formed a new strategic relationship to develop and demonstrate highly integrated and operationally effective multi-domain unmanned system solutions for near-peer, denied environments.

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EAA AirVenture 2019 Notam Includes Important Changes

KOSH Air Traffic Procedures Are Required Reading For All Aviators Flying To The Event

There are several important FAA-approved changes in the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), featuring arrival and departure procedures for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s 67th annual fly-in convention July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. These changes are based on pilot feedback and FAA review of arrival procedure recommendations.

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Wood Adopts Delair UX11 UAV For Large Scale Projects

Will Use Drone For Surveying And Quantity Measurement For Mines, Quarries

Delair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, along with one of its regional resellers, Frontier Precision, has announced that Wood has adopted the Delair UX11 high-performance UAV for its work in site planning and asset management in mining and quarry projects in the western U.S.

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Bombardier Donates A CRJ200 Aircraft To Centennial College

Will Be Used In The Education And Training Of The Future Generation Of Aerospace Professionals At The Toronto Campus

In parallel to the opening of Centennial College Downsview Campus Center for Aerospace and Aviation, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today the donation of a CRJ200 aircraft to the Centennial College Aviation Program at its new campus based in Downsview, to be used in the education and training of the future generation of aerospace professionals.

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AMA Announces 2019 Flying Site Grant Recipients

Has Been Providing Assistance For Site Improvements For 17 Years

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), with the assistance of its foundation, has announced the 2019 Flying Site Development/Improvement Grant recipients. For 17 years, this program has provided funding for AMA Chartered Clubs to create and improve model aviation flying sites across the U.S.

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Klyde Morris (05.13.19)

Klyde Starts The Musk v Bezos Tweet War...


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EUROCAE And EASA Plan Workshop On VTOL

EASA Is Developing A VTOL Special Condition (SC) To Address Particularities Of This New Aircraft Category

Several Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft are currently under extensive development. Many projects are in design or experimental phases worldwide, and several applications have been made to authorities seeking type certification within a demanding schedule.

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Major Change Approval For Stemme Glass Cockpit

EASA OKs Installation Of Garmin G3X Avionics

On May 2nd, EASA Issued a Major Change Approval to Stemme AG with regards to the installation of the Garmin G3X Avionics including the Garmin Autopilot for its latest model Stemme Grand Tourer S12-G. This paves the way for the delivery of the S12-G which has been presented at AERO Friedrichshafen in 2019. The S12-G remains the only CS22 certified motorglider equipped with a Garmin Glass Cockpit and a Garmin Autopilot.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.13.19)

Aero Linx: Silver Wings Fraternity You are cordially invited to join the Silver Wings Fraternity if you have an interest in aviation, regardless whether or not you are a pilot. Silver Wings Fraternity Membership is open to any person with a genuine interest in aviation. Levels of accomplishment are recognized for Active Members who achieve specific aviation events to include; Solo flight in a powered aircraft, the Silver Anniversary of (25 years since) that Solo Flight, and Members who soloed more than 50 years ago.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.13.19): International Airport [ICAO]

International Airport [ICAO]

Any airport designated by the Contracting State in whose territory it is situated as an airport of entry and departure for international air traffic, where the formalities incident to customs, immigration, public health, animal and plant quarantine and similar procedures are carried out.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.13.19)

"... we’re probably going to have to hire another 1,000 this year, and that’s great. Some of that is replacing retirements, but most of that is growth. It makes our employees feel like we’re winning again after a number of difficult years.” Source: Textron Aviation CEO Ron Draper commented as he announced job growth in a speech at the company's annual customer conference in Wichita. Textron Aviation plans to hire an additional 1,000 workers this year, following a similar hiring surge in 2018.

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