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Airborne 04.25.16: Solar Impulse 2 in USA, New 737 MAX?, ANN/AEA 2016 Live Sked!

Also: Night Commercial UAV Flights, XTI Aircraft, VFA 115, Lockheed Martin LM-100J, Allegiant Pilot Discrimination?, Jepp Flitedeck

It could be said that competition begets innovation, and that seems to be the case with Boeing. It’s reported that Boeing is considering a 150 seat version of its new 737 MAX airplane in light of competition from Bombardier's CSeries airliners.

The airplane, which for now the company is calling the 737 MAX 7X, would have a significantly longer range and carry more passengers than the 126-seat model currently in development. It’s reported that Boeing offered steep discounts to United Airlines on the 737 MAX to win their business. It had always been known that crossing the Pacific Ocean would be one of the most difficult parts of the around the world journey by the solar powered, Solar Impulse 2 airplane. With a careful balance of solar power combined with storage batteries, this unique experimental airplane set out to prove that through sun provided electric energy, the globe could be circumnavigated. The three-day flight from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland concluded with its landing on Saturday at 11:45 PM Western time at Moffett Field in Mountain View, California. The ANN crew is packed up and heading out to bring you the latest news from the Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention being held this week in Orlando Florida. And at this event, were not only bringing the news to you through our normal channels, we are also bringing it to you live! On Wednesday, April 27th, live coverage from the floors of the 59th Annual AEA Convention and Trade Show runs from 8:30 AM until 12:15 PM Eastern time. At approximately 9:15 AM Eastern Time, during this block of broadcast time, our New Product Introduction program begins.

Then at 2:00 PM Eastern Time, on Thursday, April 28th, we continue with our extended coverage of the most fascinating new products, programs and people. There’ll be 10 to 12 LIVE interviews about the state of the avionics industry, the most intriguing new products, and a number of the most fascinating people in the Aero-Verse. We continue on Friday, April 29 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time, when we webcast additional LIVE coverage of more fascinating new and original products and programs. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 04.25.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Monday, April 25th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:

  • Boeing Reportedly Mulls News Variant Of 737 MAX
  • Solar Impulse 2 Lands In USA!
  • FAA Grants First Approval For Night Commercial UAV Flights
  • ANN/AEA 2016 Live Schedule!
  • XTI Aircraft Exceeds $1 Million In Equity Crowdfunding Investments
  • VFA 115 Hones Close Air Support Skills With Australian Defense Force
  • First Lockheed Martin LM-100J Reaches Production Milestones
  • Former Allegiant Pilot Claims Age Discrimination In Lawsuit
  • Jeppesen Enhances Mobile Flitedeck Capabilities

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