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April 03, 2016

CA Emergency Landing Puts Lancair IV on Interstate, One Motorist Killed

Total Of Six People Involved, With One Car Fatality

Rare though these accidents may be, the difficulties involved in deadsticking an airplane onto an occupied highway is not for the faint of heart... or the less than skillful. A Southern California Lancair IV accident, about 50 miles North of San Diego resulted in a landing in Interstate 15 where all those onboard the Lancair fared better than those in a car stopped on the side of the road. Still; both of the aircraft's occupants did receive significant injuries. According to local sources, the Lancair, N438Y (shown) managed to avoid moving traffic in the approach and touchdown on the Interstate but failed to avoid a small vehicle stopped to the right of the highway. One woman, in the back of the vehicle, peris

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GAMA And Glasair Partner For Fourth Year

Aviation Design Challenge Winners Will Again Travel To Arlington, WA To Build A Sportsman

The winners of the GAMA/Build A Plane 2016 Aviation Design Challenge will head to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington to build a Glasair Sportsman airplane for the competition’s prize June 20-July 1, 2016. This is the fourth year Glasair has provided significant staff resources and space for the competition build to take place.

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Bell Helicopter Delivers Bell 429 To Chihuahua State Government

Aircraft Configured For Corporate Transport

Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua.

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Rolls-Royce Awarded Contract To Support UK Hawk Trainer Fleet

Ardour Engines Power Red Arrows Aircraft

Rolls-Royce has agreed a new £79 million (approx. $113 million) contract with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide support for the Adour engines which power Hawk jet trainer aircraft, including those flown by the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team - the Red Arrows.

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First Of Three CN-235 Aircraft With Universal Avionics Upgrade Delivered

Upgrade For Chilean Army Replaces Obsolete Equipment

The first of three CASA CN-235-100 aircraft with a Universal Avionics flight deck upgrade is now delivered to the Chilean Army (Ejército de Chile). With this upgrade, the operator is gaining fully-coupled 3D approach capability with Nav-to-Nav autopilot capture.

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Canadian Transportation Agency Clarifies Air License Requirements

Determination Brings Clarity For Air Industry And Travellers

The Canadian Transportation Agency issued a determination today that will bring clarity and predictability to the air industry, allow for innovation and consumer choice, and maintain protection for travelers.

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Flightstar Breaks Ground On Maintenance Hangar Project

New Facility Expected To Open In Late Fall 2016

Flightstar Corporation announces the expansion of their facility as they break ground on a new aircraft hangar. The state of the art 31,000-sq-ft airline maintenance hangar is expected to be completed by late fall of 2016.

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Ducommun Expands Work On A320neo

Wins A330neo Design Contract From Airbus

Airbus has awarded a contract to Ducommun Incorporated to produce titanium structures for engine support on the A320neo aircraft (new engine option). Ducommun will manufacture these titanium engine support structures using its proprietary hot forming and super-plastic forming processes at its operation centers in Coxsackie, NY and Parsons, KS.

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LifePort Incorporates New Products On Bell 407 STC

Reduces Weight And Adds Patient Restraints For CAMTS Requirement

Sikorsky subsidiary LifePort has amended its Bell 407 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to add the new Machined Stretcher, improved Oxygen Cylinder Mount, and new Utility Mount.

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First ALTO Entertainment System (AES) Installed In A Pilatus PC-12

ALTO Aviation, Spirit Aeronautics Partner For The Effort

ALTO Aviation, a supplier of custom cabin audio entertainment systems for business aviation, has delivered a premium ALTO Entertainment System (AES) to Spirit Aeronautics facility in Columbus, OH for installation in a Pilatus PC-12.

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Garmin Team X Introduces The G5

Electronic Primary Or Backup Flight Instrument For Experimental Aircraft

Garmin has introduced the G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). The compact and cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability serving as either a back-up instrument to G3X or other EFIS systems or as a standalone primary flight instrument, with optional autopilot mode annunciation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.03.16)

Aero Linx: WACO Aviation Learning Center The WACO Historical Society, in addition to preserving aviation's past, is also dedicated and actively works to nurture aviation's future through its Learning Center programs. The WACO Learning Center conducts programs with schools, Scout Troops and Civil Air Patrol posts here at the Field and at other local airports. The Education Director has developed an outreach program designed to foster science, technology, engineering and math in schools. Our programs demonstrate the principles of flight and engage participants in making and flying hot air balloons, kites, radio controlled model airplanes, paper rockets, boomerangs and Estes rockets. Many campers have been able to attend

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.03.16): Hazardous Weather Information

Hazardous Weather Information Summary of significant meteorological information (SIGMET/WS), convective significant meteorological information (convective SIGMET/WST), urgent pilot weather reports (urgent PIREP/UUA), center weather advisories (CWA), airmen’s meteorological information (AIRMET/WA) and any other weather such as isolated thunderstorms that are rapidly developing and increasing in intensity, or low ceilings and visibilities that are becoming widespread which is considered significant and are not included in a current hazardous weather advisory.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.03.16)

"This is an important determination that will help create clarity and predictability for the air industry and travellers. The determination recognizes the evolution of business models, encourages innovation and consumer choice in the market, and ensures continued protection for passengers." Source: Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency, in issuing a determination that could will bring clarity and predictability to the air industry, allow for innovation and consumer choice, and maintain protection for travelers.

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