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April 20, 2019

Airborne 04.19.19: Spin Record Attempt, Falcon Heavy, BendixKing

Also: TBM 910 Model Year 2019, Gone West: Owen Garriott, Parrot ANAFI Thermal, SpaceIL $1 Million

Aerobatic pilot Spencer Suderman is gearing up to attempt a new world record for the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft. This will be Suderman’s second shot at the record after he aborted an attempt in February. “I entered the spin and the plane went around faster than expected at altitude, so fast that the transverse G-loads were far greater than I was prepared for, which made it hard to breath. That coupled with the negative G-loads from being inverted made the situation intolerable.&rdqu

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First Certification Announced For Praetor 600

Only Super-Midsize Jet To Be Certified Since 2014

Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) has certified the Embraer Praetor 600, which was introduced at NBAA-BACE 2018. The aircraft is the only super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014.

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Electric Flight In Focus At FAI

Held Symposium In Conjunction With AERO Friedrichshafen

Amphibious aircraft, flying bikes and fuel cell drive technology were among the subjects explored at the New Technologies and Power Sources for Sustainable Aviation symposium held as part of this year’s FAI Amateur-built and Experimental Aircraft Commission (CIACA) Annual Meeting.

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European Commission Updates The EU Air Safety List

Includes Airlines That Do Not Meet International Safety Standards

The European Commission has updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is a top priority of the Commission's Aviation Strategy.

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Damaged Falcon Heavy Core Returned To Port

Booster Toppled Over Aboard Recovery Barge Due To Heavy Seas

The Falcon Heavy booster core that was damaged after landing aboard the SpaceX 'Of Course I Still Love You' autonomous recovery barge has been returned to port in Cape Canaveral, FL.

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Columbia, MO Airport Reopens To GA And Passenger Service

Emergency Runway Alterations Completed, But Questions Remain About Who Will Pay For Them

Emergency runway alterations have been completed at Columbia (MO) Regional Airport (KCOU), reopening the field to both GA and scheduled passenger service.

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Gone West: Geraldyn 'Jerrie' Cobb

First Woman To Pass Astronaut Testing In 1961

Geraldyn “Jerrie” M. Cobb, the first woman to pass astronaut testing in 1961 has passed away at age 88.

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Intelligent Energy Introduces 2.4kW Fuel Cell

Extends Product Portfolio To Offer A Flight Duration Of Over Five Times That Compared To Batteries

Intelligent Energy plans to launch a 2.4kW fuel cell power product for the commercial UAV market at AUVSI Xponential 2019, Chicago.

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Airbus And ZF To Develop Highly Precise End-To-End Autonomous Driving Solution

Will Utilize Radar Satellite Imagery Provided By Airbus

Airbus Defence and Space and ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a system provider for mobility, are collaborating to enrich and complement ZF on-board system to enhance autonomous driving by using Airbus satellite derived information.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.20.19)

“I would like to thank everyone who took part for making this such a fascinating event.” Source: Amateur-built and FAI Experimental Aircraft Commission President Alfons Hubmann. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.20.19): Limit Load Factor

Amount of stress, or load factor, that an aircraft can withstand before structural damage or failure occurs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.20.19)

Wings For Science

An extraordinary journey, dedicated to science and education. The goal is to provide local public research projects with an exclusive airborne capability.

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