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November 25, 2017

ANN Wishes Our Readers, Listeners And Viewers A VERY Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

Yes... We Will Be On A Holiday Schedule For The Rest Of Week

As the Aero-News staff observes the US holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday, we wanted to let our readers know that ANN will still be on the job, reporting breaking news in the aviation and aerospace fields as it happens -- in Real Time -- just like always. Aero-News will be publishing at a slightly reduced level on November 23rd and 24th, as our staffers spend some time with their families... some of whom may not recognize them away from their computers. Basically, we're going to treat the four-day weekend as just that: a four-day weekend, meaning you'll still be able to find several new stories each day on our website.

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NTSB Releases Factual Report In Hawaii Skydiving Aircraft Accident

Cessna 182H Went Down In 2016 Resulting In Five Fatal Injuries

The NTSB has released its factual report from an accident which occurred May 23, 2016 involving a Cessna 182H carrying four skydivers in Hawaii. All five people on board the aircraft were fatally injured in the accident.

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Falco EVO Surveillance Drone Touches Down In The Middle East

First Delivery Announced At Dubai Air Show

Leonardo has announced the completion of the first delivery of its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) to its launch customer in the Middle East. The first of the newly-built aircraft was completed in August with the acceptance test carried out at Leonardo’s RPAS design and construction facility in Ronchi dei Legionary, Italy. It was delivered in September.

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PAE ISR’s Resolute Eagle Completes First Commercial Airspace Flight

Test Flight Took Place Earlier This Month At Oregon Test Range

PAE ISR recently proved its ability to integrate unmanned aerial system (UAS) operations into commercial airspace. The successful commercial airspace flight of PAE ISR’s Resolute Eagle took place on Nov. 8 at the Pan-Pacific UAS Test Range located at Pendleton Airport in Oregon operating under an FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization.

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LM Integrates New Engine For Fury UAV

Upgrades To System Project Increase Of Endurance Up To 15 Continuous Hours Of Flight Time

Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, according to Lockheed Martin.

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GAMA Mourns The Loss Of Former Board Member James Brown Jr.

Had Helped Guide The Organization For A Decade

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) mourns the passing of James Brown Jr., former Hartzell Propeller Chairman and GAMA Board Member.

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ESO Observations Show First Interstellar Asteroid Is Like Nothing Seen Before

Very Large Telescope Reveals Dark, Reddish And Highly-Elongated Object

For the first time ever astronomers have studied an asteroid that has entered the Solar System from interstellar space. Observations from ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile and other observatories around the world show that this unique object was traveling through space for millions of years before its chance encounter with our star system. It appears to be a dark, reddish, highly-elongated rocky or high-metal-content object. The new results appear in the journal Nature on 20 November 2017.

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Southwest Airlines Facilities Maintenance Technicians Vote To Ratify Agreement

Five-Year Pact Includes Work Rules, Wage Scale, Bonuses And Job Protection

The Southwest Airlines Facilities Maintenance Technicians, represented by the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association (AMFA), have ratified their first collective bargaining agreement. The new five-year contract includes a complete set of work rules, wage scale, ratification bonus, and job protections.

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AAR Continues To Grow Business And Capabilities With Air New Zealand

Companies Grow Component Repair Reach And Volume Through New Partnership

AAR has committed to significantly increasing the volume of contracted component repairs with Air New Zealand. In a 10-year agreement, AAR designated Air New Zealand’s component center as its Asia Pacific MRO of choice. This is the latest example of AAR’s commitment to grow and strengthen its partnership with Air New Zealand, the country’s flag carrier airline.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.25.17)

“Jim played a very significant leadership role in the reinvigoration of the general aviation fixed wing sector following the passage of General Aviation Revitalization Act. His active promotion of initiatives championed by several GA associations served to expand the global reach of high performance piston and turboprop aviation.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.25.17): No Procedure Turn (NoPT)

Term used with the appropriate course and altitude to denote that the procedure turn is not required.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.25.17)

Hyner View

Hyner View, located in scenic central Pennsylvania, has been home to foot-launched flying for both hang gliders and paragliders since 1975. Launch is located on D.C.N.R land known as Hyner View State Park.

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