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December 14, 2019

Chilean Air Force Locates Debris From Downed C-130

Human Remains Also Found, No Survivors

Human remains have been recovered from a Chilean Air Force C-130 which went down earlier this week while enroute to Antarctica.

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Air France-KLM Orders An Additional 10 A350 XWBs

Takes Total Order For The Type To 38 Aircraft

The Air France-KLM Group has decided to place a firm order for 10 additional widebody A350-900s, which will take its total order for the type to 38 aircraft.

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Sikorsky And United Rotorcraft Deliver 3 Firehawk Helicopters

Aircraft To Be Operated By Three Separate California Fire Agencies

Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft have announced deliveries of three new S-70i Firehawk helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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UND UAS Degree Program Reaches 10-Year Anniversary

To Date, 225 Students Have Graduated From The University With UAS Degrees

Ten years ago, nobody knew how long it would be before the commercial potential of unmanned aircraft systems would be unleashed. That didn’t stop UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences from becoming a leader in the field in 2009, by becoming the first university to offer a degree program in UAS  operations. It was the start of many firsts in the field of unmanned aircraft for North Dakota.

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AF Academy UAS Center Prepares Cadets For Future Fight

Drone Light Show Celebrates Rivalry With West Point

The Air Force Academy brought a cutting-edge, multi-drone light show to its campus last month to celebrate its storied rivalry with West Point. As hundreds of drones moved in synchronization to delight the audience with messages like ‘Beat Army,’ the six-minute display showed how far unmanned aerial systems have come since Civil War-era balloons and what’s possible.

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Airbus Marks Twenty Years Of X-Ray Astronomy With XMM-Newton

ESA Satellite Delivers Sensational Research Results On Exploding Stars, Black Holes And Galaxy Clusters

One of the most successful European space missions is celebrating its birthday: the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory developed and built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) lifted off at 3:32 p.m. CET on December 10, 1999 to explore the wonders of the X-ray universe. Since its launch, XMM-Newton has simultaneously collected X-rays, visible and ultraviolet light and demonstrated its role as one of the most important astronomical observatories of all time. It has detected more X-ray sources than any previous satellite and is helping solve many cosmic mysteries, from what happens in and around black holes to the formation of galaxies in the early universe.

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Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey For Improved Fleet Readiness

Upgrade Reduces Configuration Types To Streamline Maintenance And Repairs

Boeing and Bell Textron have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.14.19)

“We are really in the Wright Brothers era of unmanned aerial systems.” Source: Col. Eduardo Defendini, director of the Air Force Academy UAS Center.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.14.19): Domestic Airspace

Airspace which overlies the continental land mass of the United States plus Hawaii and U.S. possessions. Domestic airspace extends to 12 miles offshore.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.14.19)

Flying the Hudson River

A private pilot's web page about flying the Hudson River corridor, Scott Germaise has put together a tremendous amount of info that "discusses rules, regulations and best practices for flying light aircraft on the popular sightseeing route of the Hudson River.

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