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September 13, 2015

L-39 Down At TN Airshow, Pilot Reported lost

Airshow Pilot Jay Gordon Was Performing At ‘Wings Over Big South Fork Air Show and Car Show'

In a story series that is becoming tragically familiar, we regret to note that another airshow pilot has lost his life in a scheduled performance. Pilot Jay Gordon, flying an L-39 is reported to have gone down at ‘Wings Over Big South Fork Air Show and Car Show' shortly before 1700 ET for reasons as yet undetermined or detailed. The accident, at Scott Municipal Airport in Tennessee, occurred during the 12th rendition of this airshow. Jay Gordon was the President and founder of Gordon-Darby, Inc. and had been a significant regional airshow presence for a number of years in aircraft ranging from the Extra 300L to the single-engine jet L-39 Albatros.

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Boeing, Thai Airways International Enter Into Pilot Training Agreement

Exclusive Flight Services Training Supports Delivery Of Leased 787s

Boeing has entered into an exclusive pilot training agreement with Thai Airways International (THAI) that will provide training for nearly 50 crews by the end of the year.

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Report: Business Jet Market Value Worth $21 Billion In 2015

Multiple Factors Driving Growth, According To ASD Reports

The market for business jets has recently begun to gain momentum in light of the recovery following the 2008 economic crisis, according to a new report from ASD Reports.

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FAA Selects P&W To Develop Advanced CLEEN II Core-Engine Technologies

Activities Complementary To The Company's Related Project Announced In 2010

The FAA has selected Pratt & Whitney to participate in a program to develop and mature advanced core-engine technologies, primarily for engine compressor and turbine modules, to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as part of the second phase of the FAA's Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise (CLEEN II) initiative.

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Air National Guard Will Not Negotiate A New Lease In Des Moines

Pentagon Removed F-16s, FAA Now Says ANG Must Pay 'Fair Market Value' For Airport Use

The Air National Guard has notified Des Moines International Airport (KDSM) that it will not get an appraisal that would be required to renegotiate its lease at the airfield in the latest round of a dispute over how much that lease should be.

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Lockheed Martin Announces Plan To Develop Training Center

C-130J and LM-100J Will Be The Facility's Focus

Lockheed Martin is responding to increasing global demand for C-130J military and LM-100J commercial flight training with a new International Training Center (ITC) to be located at the corporation's Marietta, Georgia, Aeronautics facility.

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Sweeping Over The South Pole Of Mars

ESA Mars Express Makes Unusual Observation

An unusual observation by Mars Express shows a sweeping view over the planet’s south polar ice cap and across its ancient, cratered highlands.

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EASA Issues Multiple Approvals For Bell Aeronautical Accessories

Includes Products For Bell 407, 212, 412 And 429

EASA has granted four new approvals to Bell Helicopter Aeronautical Accessories for products which can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.

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Brazil Validates STC For Bell 429 VVIP Mecaer Interior

Original STC Granted By EASA Earlier This Year

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) has successfully validated the Bell 429 VVIP interior with the national civil aviation authority of Brazil, Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.13.15): Radar

Radar A device which, by measuring the time interval between transmission and reception of radio pulses and correlating the angular orientation of the radiated antenna beam or beams in azimuth and/or elevation, provides information on range, azimuth, and/or elevation of objects in the path of the transmitted pulses.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.13.15)

Aero Linx: The Lake Amphibian Flyers Club The Lake Amphibian Flyers Club is an international organization of owners, pilots, and aficionados of Lake Amphibian aircraft. This unique airplane can do what ordinary airplanes cannot do. Once you have flown a Lake, an ordinary airplane will seem mundane. Like most airplanes, it is not without its quirks, and specific Lake knowledge goes a long way to maximize the enjoyment of the airplane. We seek to provide access to that knowledge and to help you enjoy operating the Lake and minimize the cost of doing so, while avoiding the problems that can occur with the operation of any seaplane.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.13.15)

"Pratt & Whitney is proud to be part of the FAA's initiative to significantly reduce emissions and noise in aviation. The PurePower Geared Turbofan engine, which is meeting or exceeding specifications for fuel burn, noise and emissions, is a prime example of how our suite of technologies continues to shape the aviation industry and provide customer value. Participating in this CLEEN program will enable us to further advance the engine's technologies and deliver additional significant fuel savings and environmental benefits." Source: Alan Epstein, vice president, Technology and Environment, Pratt & Whitney, in comments made after the the FAA has selected Pratt & Whitney to participate in a program to develop and mature advanced

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