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February 20, 2016

VSS UNITY Unveiled By Virgin Galactic

Newest SpaceShipTwo Introduced By Professor Stephen Hawking

Virgin Galactic took another major step towards the restart of flight testing with the unveiling of a new SpaceShipTwo, which was rolled out Friday in a ceremony in Mojave, CA.

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EAA: ATC Privatization Brings Few Savings, Threatens General Aviation Services

Association Opposes AIRR Act Heading To House Floor, Urges Members To Contact Congress

The Experimental Aircraft Association is urging its members to contact their congressional representatives and express opposition to provisions in the Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act that separate the nation’s air traffic control system from the Federal Aviation Administration to be managed and operated by a not-for-profit, non-government entity. The legislation (H.R. 4441) passed the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 11 and may be headed to the full House floor for a vote by the end of next week.

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Hybrid Electric Powertrain Powers Up For The First Time

HYPSTAIR Project Reaches Significant Milestone

A major step towards electric powered air travel was achieved on 9th February 2016 with the power-up of the world's most powerful hybrid electric powertrain for aviation in a project led by Pipistrel. Hybrid-electric powertrains are a new breed of aviation propulsion, which extend the range of all-electric aircraft while being environmentally friendly and quiet.

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Former Alaska Airlines Pilot Enters Not Guilty Plea On Alcohol Charges

Has Been Accused Of Flying An Airliner Under The Influence

A former pilot for Alaska Airlines has pleaded not guilty to charges of operating an airliner while under the influence of alcohol, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in federal prison.

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FAA, DHS, CACI, UMD Perform UAS Detection Work

Goal Is To Deploy Detection Technologies To Identify 'Rogue Drones'

Each month, the FAA receives more than 100 reports from pilots and others who spot what appears to be an unmanned aircraft (UAS) flying close to an airport or a manned airplane. It’s become a serious safety concern for the agency, and a potential security issue for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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NBAA Announces Recipients Of 2016 Leadership Conference Scholarships

Individuals Will Be Recognized At Leadership Conference, Feb. 22 To 24

The NBAA has announced that the association’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) has selected two individuals as recipients of 2016 Leadership Conference Scholarships.

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Rolls-Royce Ready To Deliver 100th Trent XWB

Will Enter Service With Singapore Airlines

Rolls-Royce is about to deliver its 100th Trent XWB engine, which will enter service on a Singapore Airlines A350 XWB.

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EAA Town Hall Meeting With Jack Pelton Planned In GA

Event Taking Place February 27th

Candler Field Museum at the Peachstate Aerodrome (GA2) south of Atlanta, GA will be hosting an EAA Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, February 27th. Beginning at 1 p.m., EAA chairman and CEO Jack Pelton will open the meeting.

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Rockwell Collins Delivers Weather Radar To KAI

To Be Integrated In Korean Utility Helicopter Program

Rockwell Collins has delivered its first RTA-4100 MultiScan Weather Radar to KAI for the medevac variant of the Korean Utility Helicopter. This is the first selection of the new RTA-4100 Weather Radar with enhanced surface search modes in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.20.16)

“What it would do is create an additional aviation bureaucracy, since FAA would still remain, and also create a government-approved monopoly on air traffic services that is dominated by airlines and commercial aviation interests.” Source: EAA chairman and CEO Jack Pelton, on the provision to privatize Air Traffic Control in the AIRR act.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.16): Altitude Restriction

An altitude or altitudes, stated in the order flown, which are to be maintained until reaching a specific point or time.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.16)

Helicopter History Site

This historical evolution of rotary wing aircraft (site) is dedicated to all those that were involved in the development of the most versatile vehicle known by man and exists due to the enormous help of so many people from all around the world.

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