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April 06, 2019

Airborne 04.04.19: Chipper SS, Trojan Trig, ForeFlight Passenger

Also: Gone West: Michel Bacos, Global 7500 Record, AirVenture Update, Lightspeed Aviation Foundation

Chipper Aerospace has publicly unveiled an easy-to-build ultralight with the introduction of the Chipper SS (Single Seat). James Wiebe, Belite/Chipper’s president and CEO, debuted the Chipper, which can be built as either a Part 103 ultralight or Experimental airplane.The Chipper SS Kit is introduced at $8,500. The Trojan Phlyers Flight Demonstration Team has selected Trig Avionics for their ADS-B and VHF avionics. The Trojan Phlyers can be seen at displays across the summer, a

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Boeing CEO Addresses The Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Preliminary Report

Dennis Muilenburg: Company Is Taking A 'Disciplined, Comprehensive Approach' To The MCAS Software Upgrade

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has issued a response to the Ethiopian government's preliminary report related to Flight EA302, a Boeing 737 MAX which went down shortly after takeoff in March resulting in the fatal injury of everyone on board.

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Andrea Prisca Garcia Awarded The NAFI And King Schools Scholarship

Includes $5,000 Towards A New CFI Rating Or Certificate

Andrea Garcia of Buena Park, California is the winner of the King Schools and National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) 2019 CFI scholarship. The scholarship consists of $5,000 toward a new CFI rating or certificate, and free lifetime access to all King Schools courses, including lifetime Flight Instructor Refresher Courses (FIRCs). The estimated value is over $18,000.

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Gone West: Aviation Pioneer Marie McMillan

Set 328 U.S. Aviation Records And 328 World Records

Aero-News has learned that noted aviatrix Marie McMillan has Gone West. She passed away in late March in Las Vegas at the age of 92.

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Icelandic Coast Guard Upgrades To Airbus H225 Rescue Helicopters

Two Aircraft Delivered To Begin Fleet Renewal Process

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet.

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NASA Awards $5.2 Million Contract To Auburn University

School's National Center For Additive Manufacturing Excellence To Work To Improve Liquid Rocket Engine Performance

NASA has awarded a $5.2 million contract to the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering's National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, or NCAME, at  Auburn University to develop additive manufacturing processes and techniques for improving the performance of liquid rocket engines. The three-year contract is the latest expansion of a longstanding public-private partnership between Auburn and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center.

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Wrecked, Burned Airplane Found In Washington State

Wreckage Discovered Wednesday On A Logging Road

The wreckage of a PA-18-105 Super Cub was found Wednesday on a logging road about 1.2 miles from SR-109 in Grays Harbor County, WA on Wednesday.

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Propeller Airports Welcomes United Airlines Back To Paine Field

Second Airline Begins Service 80 Years After Operating The First Commercial Flight At The Airport

Paine Field's Passenger Terminal added to its commercial flight offerings as United Airlines' first passenger flight arrived from Denver and its first departure left for San Francisco last Sunday. United's launch comes just one month after Alaska Airlines inaugurated commercial service at the terminal, owned and operated by Propeller Airports under an innovative Public Private Partnership with Snohomish County.

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WestJet Ratifies Five-Year Agreement With AMEs

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association Overwhelmingly Vote Yes

WestJet today announced that 93 percent of the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Association (AMEA) members voted in favor of a five-year agreement. The vote represents 90 percent of the AMEA's 688 members.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.06.19)

“This agreement is the result of our mutual commitment to providing both our current and future pilots with the best possible career path in the airline industry.” Source: Capt. Steven Toothe, chairman of the PSA ALPA Master Executive Council.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.06.19): VFE. Flap Extension Speed

The maximum speed with the flaps extended. The upper limit of the white arc.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.06.19)

The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe

The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, ASD, represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest with the objective of promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector.

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