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May 29, 2016

Bill Gordon Lost In Hudson River P-47 Ditching

Despite What Appeared To Be A Decent Ditching Effort, An Outstanding Pilot Was Lost

The airshow community has suffered its second tragedy in nearly as many weeks. Long-time warbird pilot and industry good-guy, Bill Gordon was lost after the American Airpower Museum P-47 he was flying suffered some manner of propulsion failure and ditched in the Hudson River... not far from the scene of the US Air ditching a few years back, in 2009. Gordon, seen to be attempting to extricate himself from the rapidly sinking Thunderbolt, was later found still entrapped in the cockpit when the airframe was raised several hours later.

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Airbus Launches ACJ350 XWB With 'Easyfit' Outfitting

New Corporate Jet Variant Of Newest Airbus Airliner

Airbus is launching a new corporate-jet version of its popular A350 XWB airliner, with Easyfit provisions for cabin-outfitting, expanding its corporate jet family with an aircraft that delivers more capacity, capability and comfort.

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Hawk Lead-In Fighter Fleet Reaches 100,000 Flying Hours

Aircraft Entered Service In 2001

The Australian Hawk 127 Lead-In fighter fleet has achieved 100,000 flying hours since entering service in 2001.

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Certification For AS332 Display Installations Expected Mid-2016

Includes Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays, Dual UNS-1Fw MMMS, And Radio Control Unit

Certification for the integration of Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 is on track for mid-2016. Preparations for certification are currently underway with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One.

Read More Partners With AeroEx To Offer Online Training For NCC Operators

European Business Aircraft Operators Must Comply With New EASA Air Operations Covering Non-Commercial Flights By August 2016 has announced that it is partnering with AeroEx to offer customized online training for European business aircraft operators flying non-commercial operations with complex motor-powered aircraft (NCC).

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Toledo Police Helicopter May Be Grounded

Department Seeks Grants To Help Keep Aircraft Flying

The police department in Toledo, OH may be forced to ground its helicopter unless it is able to identify a grant for the $300,000 it will cost for a major overhaul.

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Frasca Flight Simulator To Be Used In Georgia Tech Research Study

Mentor AATD Will Be Configured To Simulate A Cessna 172

The Georgia Institute of Technology, (also known as Georgia Tech) Atlanta, has contracted with Frasca International, Inc. to provide them with a Frasca Mentor Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The AATD will be configured as a Cessna 172 and will be used by the School of Psychology's Decision Processes Laboratory (DPL) led by Dr. Rick Thomas.

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Arianespace To Supply Payload Dispenser Systems For OneWeb Constellation

Launch Contract Signed In June Of Last Year For 21 Soyuz Missions

Arianespace has signed a contract with the global satellite internet company OneWeb to design, qualify and supply 21 payload dispensers for the deployment of the OneWeb constellation, along with five more on option.

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Dubai-Based Business Jet Operator Enhances In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

Empire Aviation Group Selects Honeywell Technologies For Its Entire Fleet

Honeywell has signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connectivity services and products for the cabin and cockpit. The technologies, developed by Honeywell’s recent acquisition, Satcom1, will be installed on the entire fleet of aircraft managed by Empire Aviation Group.

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Parties Settle Federal Suit Over Medical Helo Accident

Three Were Fatally Injured When Helicopter Went Down In Northern Iowa

The parties involved in a lawsuit stemming from the crash of a medical helicopter in Iowa in 2013 have settled before the case went to trial.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.16): Inner Marker

Inner Marker A marker beacon used with an ILS (CAT II) precision approach located between the middle marker and the end of the ILS runway, transmitting a radiation pattern keyed at six dots per second and indicating to the pilot, both aurally and visually, that he/she is at the designated decision height (DH), normally 100 feet above the touchdown zone elevation, on the ILS CAT II approach. It also marks progress during a CAT III approach.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.16)

Aero Linx: The Soaring Safety Foundation (SSF) The Soaring Safety Foundation (SSF) is the Training and Safety arm of the Soaring Society of America (SSA). Our mission is to provide instructors and pilots with the tools needed to teach/learn both the stick & rudder skills and the Aeronautical Decision Making skills needed to safely fly a glider. We also provide information and analysis of incident and accident trends in order to develop better training tools.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.29.16)

"Putting the world's largest satellite constellation into orbit is an enormous task and Arianespace is ideally suited to launch the initial constellation, allowing OneWeb to start providing services to its customers." Source: Matt O'Connell, OneWeb's CEO, following the signing of a contract with Arianespace to design, qualify and supply 21 payload dispensers for the deployment of the OneWeb constellation, along with five more on option.

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