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May 22, 2016

Solar Impulse Flies To Dayton, Closes In On NYC

Tulsa Departure Continues Unique World Flight

Updated 05.23.16, 0112ET: The Solar Impulse crew alerted ANN, early Saturday morning, to the next step in SI2's globe-circling endeavor. Solar Impulse 2 took off from Tulsa International Airport, Oklahoma, with André Borschberg at the controls, on 21 May at 4:22am local time (UTC-5). The aircraft landed at Dayton International Airport, Ohio, on 21 May at 9:56pm local time (UTC-4). The flight took 16 hours 34 minutes and 692 miles, recording an average speed of 41,76 mph and maximum altitude of 21000 feet. As soon as possible, weather permitting, Bertrand Piccard will pilot Si2 to the next stop-over and continue the crossing of the United States.

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Navy Historical Works On Naval Aviation, Vietnam History, Earn Prestigious Award

Awards Recognize Works That Contribute To The Understanding Of Naval History

Two Navy historical works have earned special recognition for their contributions to the field of historical scholarship, the North American Society for Oceanic History announced May 14.

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NASA Invests In Next Stage Of Visionary Technology Development

From ‘Magnetoshells’ To Growable Habitats, Technology Will Transform Future Space Mission

NASA has selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.

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Bell Delivers Seven 429s To The Swedish National Police

Aircraft Flying SAR Missions, Including Mountain Rescue, Across Sweden

The Swedish National Police has taken delivery of seven Bell 429 helicopters for use in law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden.

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Airbus Defense And Space Opens A Ground Station In Australia

Will Support Skynet Military Satellite Recently Moved Over Asia - Pacific

A brand new purpose built satellite ground station has been established in Adelaide, to land Airbus Defense and Space’s Skynet secure military satellite communications. The Australian facility extends an existing chain of teleports in France, Germany, Norway, the UK and the USA, providing global coverage in both fixed and mobile satellite services.

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U.S. Navy To Deploy AeroVironment Blackwing Reconnaissance Systems

Will Be Carried On Attack And Guided Missile Submarines

The U.S. Navy has announced it will deploy small, tube-launched 'Blackwing' unmanned aircraft system that deploy from under the surface of the sea on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles.

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C-130Js Delivered To US Coast Guard And Air Force

USCG Aircraft Received Post-Production Modifications In SC

Lockheed Martin recently delivered two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft: one HC-130J to the U.S. Coast Guard and an MC-130J Commando II to the U.S. Air Force.

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VIH Aerospace MCP01 Master Caution Panel Receives EASA Approval

New Options Introduced For Bell 212, 412 Series Aircraft

VIH Aerospace has received EASA approval (STC#: #100577794) for its aftermarket replacement MCP01 Master Caution Panel (Model #: MCP-001) for the Bell 212 and 412 series helicopters.

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Adria Tehnika, easyJet Sign Cooperation Agreement

Company Will Reconfigure Cabins, Adding More Seats

Adria Tehnika has signed a cooperation agreement with British airline easyJet. The agreement has been concluded for two years and covers works in the passenger cabin and will include reconfiguration of the cabin from 180 to 186 seats, the installation of a new galley and new lavatories.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.16)

Aero Linx: The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) seeks to enhance energy security and environmental sustainability for aviation through alternative jet fuels. CAAFI is a coalition that focuses the efforts of commercial aviation to engage the emerging alternative fuels industry. It enables its diverse participants - representing all the leading stakeholders in the field of aviation - to build relationships, share and collect data, identify resources, and direct research, development and deployment of alternative jet fuels.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.16): Movement Area

Movement Area The runways, taxiways, and other areas of an airport/heliport which are utilized for taxiing/hover taxiing, air taxiing, takeoff, and landing of aircraft, exclusive of loading ramps and parking areas. At those airports/heliports with a tower, specific approval for entry onto the movement area must be obtained from ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.22.16)

“The NIAC program is one of the ways NASA engages the U.S. scientific and engineering communities, including agency civil servants, by challenging them to come up with some of the most visionary aerospace concepts. This year’s Phase II fellows have clearly met this challenge.” Source: Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, as NASA selected eight technology proposals for investment that have the potential to transform future aerospace missions, introduce new capabilities, and significantly improve current approaches to building and operating aerospace systems.

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