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April 21, 2018

Rep. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed As NASA Administrator

Oklahoma Republican Becomes The 13th Leader Of The Space Agency

The United States Senate voted Thursday 50-49 to confirm Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) as the 13th administrator for NASA. The vote was along party lines, which is unusual for the confirmation of a NASA administrator.

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Cargo Airlines Respond To FAA Reauthorization Section 744 Language

Says Language Would Introduce 'Significant Safety And Security Risks For Cargo Aircraft'

The cargo pilots of Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, the Independent Pilots Association, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airline Division have issued a statement concerning the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday.

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Orlando, FL Airport Authority Stays With TSA For Security Screening

TSA Union Applauds Decision To Not Privatize Airport Screeners

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) voted Wednesday to rescind its previous controversial vote to begin the process of contracting out security at Orlando International Airport, a move that was applauded by the union representing TSA employees.

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AFMC Supporting Analysis Of T-6 Unexplained Physiological Events

Aircraft Had Been Subject To An Operational Pause Traced To Oxygen System Issues

Air Force Materiel Command is playing a lead role in analyzing unexplained physiological events with the T-6 Texan II training platform. Maj. Gen. T. Glenn Davis, AFMC mobilization assistant to the commander, is leading a team to determine the root causes and corrective actions for recent T-6 aircrew breathing system problems.

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Boeing Business Jets Celebrates Flyaway Of First BBJ MAX Airplane

BBJ MAX 8 Delivered To An Undisclosed Customer

Boeing has celebrated the fly away of the first BBJ MAX airplane, which extends the range, performance and cabin comforts of the world's most popular business jetliner.

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NASA Planet Hunter Successfully Launched

TESS Will Begin Work In Approximately 60 Days

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) launched on the first-of-its-kind mission to find worlds beyond our solar system, including some that could support life.

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First-Of-Kind P-8A Ground Test Saves $11.2 Million

Improves 'Speed To Fleet' For The New Aircraft

Seeking to improve “Speed to Fleet,” a team from across the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) test and evaluation community created, developed and successfully completed capabilities-based testing and evaluation in a Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) environment for P-8A Poseidon mission systems.

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Weather Shortens Drone Racing Event In Australia

But Organizer Still Feels The Event Was A Success

The organizer of a drone racing event planned for the town of Ararat in Victoria, Australia was cut short by heavy rains, turning the day into a networking event for pilots.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.21.18)

"It is an honor to be confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as NASA Administrator. I am humbled by this opportunity, and I once again thank President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their confidence.” Source: Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), following his confirmation as the 13th administrator of NASA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.21.18): Synthetic Vision

A realistic display depiction of the aircraft in relation to terrain and flight path.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.21.18)

All The World's Rotorcraft Everything rotary wing. This site runs the gamut from an explanation of how a helicopter flies to photos, history, and a recognition guide.

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