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February 24, 2019

Airborne 02.22.19: GAMA Report, Flat Spin Record Attempt, S-52L Hummingbird

Also: flybmi Abruptly Ceases Ops, uAvionix, Ray Aviation Scholarships, ExpressJet Milestone

GAMA has released their 2018 year-end results at its “State of the Industry” press conference, this week. GAMA Chairman and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. President Mark Burns announced that globally, airplane shipments increased 4.7 percent, to 2,443 units in 2018. Airplane billings increased 1.5 percent, from $20.2 billion to $20.6 billion. Worldwide rotorcraft shipments rose 5.4 percent, from 926 to 976 units. Rotorcraft billings decreased slightly, by 0.7 percent. Aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman was

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Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge Launched In Mirabel

Goal Is To Interest Local Young People In Aeronautics

The first Canadian edition of the Airbus Foundation Flying Challenge has been launched in Québec, in partnership with the Mirabel Youth Centres Association – bringing the total number of sites conducting this flagship program of the Airbus Foundation to 17 worldwide.

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Seamless Air Alliance Announces Progress On Inflight Connectivity

Will Be Unveiled At The Mobile World Conference Next Week

Next week at Mobile World Congress, the Seamless Air Alliance will reveal progress on its mission toward enabling the next generation of inflight connectivity. This follows a significant start for the Alliance, which has seen membership increase five-fold since the first meeting in June of last year. The Alliance has a new research laboratory setup and continues progress through its three working groups, writing specifications for the technology, requirements, and operations.

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D-Day Squadron Adds United States Coast Guard Flight Safety Officer

Job Is To Protect Mission Success During Crossing To Normandy

The D-Day Squadron has announced that Kevin Riley, United States Coast Guard Flight Safety Officer and MH-60T pilot, will fill the role of Technical and Flight Safety Coordinator participating as a volunteer in the Squadron’s mission. This mission, to return C-47 and DC-3 aircraft to Normandy, France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, is one that Kevin connects with on a personal level.

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NASA Selects New Mission To Explore Origins Of Universe

SPHEREx Is Targeted To Launch In 2023

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

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Study: Privatizing Canadian Airports Is A Bad Idea

Canadian Foundation Believes Privatization Would Not Necessarily Mean More Efficient Management

The Trudeau government has been considering privatizing the eight largest airports in the national network since a report was tabled on the future of transportation in Canada, but the idea has not received unanimous approval. While it is certainly attractive in terms of public finances, the prospect has been strongly criticized by different stakeholders, from airlines worried about seeing user fees increase to certain airport authorities who see no benefits for the country.

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MEBAA Show Morocco Bringing Business Aviation To North Africa

Recent Announcements From MEBAA And ONDA Prove Industry Potential

The MEBAA Show Morocco will bring business aviation to the North African region, according to announcements made at a recent local press conference by Ali Alnaqbi, Founding & Executive Chairman of the Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) and Zuhair Mohamed El Aoufir, CEO of Office National des Aeroports (ONDA). During the event, they addressed around 40 attending media with insights into the industry and the event itself, taking place September 25-26 at Marrakech Menara Airport, preceded by the MEBAA Conference Morocco on September 24.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta To Keynote ISS Research And Development Conference

Will Explore Regenerative Medicine Onboard The Station

The International Space Station (ISS) Research and Development Conference has announced that Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, will be a keynote speaker at its 8th annual meeting held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia, July 29 to August 1, 2019. The ISS Research and Development Conference was created to connect U.S. government agencies, commercial enterprises, and academic communities in order to foster new innovations, breakthroughs, and discoveries onboard humankind's unique orbiting laboratory. This event is held in coordination with the ISS National Lab, the American Astronautical Society (AAS), and NASA.

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Roscosmos Signs Deal With Space Adventures For Trip To ISS

Flight To Take Place In 2021

Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos and Space Adventures have signed a contract for a "short duration" space flight carrying two "spaceflight participants" ... read "tourists" on board a Soyuz spacecraft to the Russian segment of the International Space Station. The flight is scheduled to launch in late 2021.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.24.19): National Airspace System

National Airspace System The common network of U.S. airspace; air navigation facilities, equipment and services, airports or landing areas; aeronautical charts, information and services; rules, regulations and procedures, technical information, and manpower and material. Included are system components shared jointly with the military.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.24.19)

Aero Linx: Aviation Safety Reporting System The ASRS is an important facet of the continuing effort by government, industry, and individuals to maintain and improve aviation safety. The ASRS collects voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident/situation reports from pilots, controllers, and others. The ASRS acts on the information these reports contain. It identifies system deficiencies, and issues alerting messages to persons in a position to correct them. It educates through its newsletter CALLBACK, its journal ASRS Directline and through its research studies. Its database is a public repository which serves the FAA and NASA's needs and those of other organizations world-w

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.24.19)

"This amazing mission will be a treasure trove of unique data for astronomers. It will deliver an unprecedented galactic map containing ‘fingerprints’ from the first moments in the universe’s history. And we’ll have new clues to one of the greatest mysteries in science: What made the universe expand so quickly less than a nanosecond after the big bang?” Source: Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, commenting on NASA selection of a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems.

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