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January 22, 2017

Airborne 01.20.17: Astro-NIMBY!, Airbus Flying Car, JetSuiteX v KSMO

Also: Daher Delivers, Aviation Progress, Tecnam P2012, D.B. Cooper, MH370 Search, T-45C Accident, Piper

We previously reported that studies indicate many complaints about airport noise come from a few people with a dedicated mission to file the complaints. It seems that one such person has been identified in the Washington DC area. Well known ESA astronaut, Roberto Vittori, moved his family to the Washington DC area where he bought a house in the Hillandale neighborhood north of Georgetown. After moving there, instrument procedures at Ronald Reagan National Airport were changed because of NextGen s

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NASA Tracks Air Flow Generated By Drones

Supercomputers Generate Images Showing How Air Interacts With Rotors, Fuselage

For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles.

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NBAA Names 2017 S&D Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award Winner

Aymie Thornton Honored For Her Contributions To The Industry

The NBAA will present longtime Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee volunteer Aymie Thornton with the Schedulers & Dispatchers Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award at the 2017 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2017), set for Feb. 7-10 in Fort Worth, TX.

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New Helicopter Surveillance System Designed To Protect Royal Navy Carriers

Deal Announced With Lockheed Martin To Begin Manufacturing The 'Crowsnest' System

Minister for Defense Procurement Harriett Baldwin has announced a £269 million (approx. $331 million) deal for a new cutting-edge helicopter-borne surveillance system designed to protect Royal Navy ships, including the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

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FAA Approves Construction Of New Rams Stadium In Los Angeles

Height Concerns Resolved Relative To Possible Radar Interference Issues

The FAA has approved construction of a new stadium in Los Angeles, CA that will be the home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers NFL franchises.

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Piper Appoints Ron Gunnarson VP, Sales, Marketing And Customer Support

Brings 28 Years Of Experience To His New Role

Piper has announced the appointment of Ron Gunnarson as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. In his role, Mr. Gunnarson will be responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing strategies to sustain Piper Aircraft's continuing growth, as well as contributing to overall product and business strategy development for the company. 

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Miracle Flights Coordinates Over 700 Flights For Children In Need In December

An Increase Of Nearly 100 Flights Over December 2015

Miracle Flights experienced an impressive increase in families served during December 2016. The nonprofit coordinated a record 710 Miracle Flights—almost 100 more trips than reported in December 2015.

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Airbus Eyes The Flying Car Market

Prototype CityAirbus Autonomous Aircraft May Fly Late This Year

The Airbus Urban Mobility division may conduct tests of an autonomous "flying car" later this year, according to Airbus CEO Tom Enders.

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JBA Aviation Names Jon Taylor As New President

Succeeds Jerry Smith, Who Has Led The Company Since 1997

Aircraft brokerage firm JB&A Aviation (JBA) has announced the appointment of Jon Taylor to President of JBA Aviation, Inc. Formerly the Vice President at JBA, Mr. Taylor will begin his new role as Jerry Smith becomes Chairman Emeritus after leading the company as President since 1997.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.22.17)

Aero Linx: German Business Aviation Association (GBAA) The German Business Aviation Association is a registered association representing the interests of corporate aviation and of non-scheduled commercial aviation within the framework of general aviation, as defined by the international civil aviation organisation. GBAA is an independent organisation with individual assignments, demands and requirements and a member of the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.22.17): Flight Level

Flight Level A level of constant atmospheric pressure related to a reference datum of 29.92 inches of mercury. Each is stated in three digits that represent hundreds of feet. For example, flight level (FL) 250 represents a barometric altimeter indication of 25,000 feet; FL 255, an indication of 25,500 feet.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.22.17)

Aero-News Quote of the Day "During the holiday season, it's especially important to give back. Knowing so many families were provided transportation to doctors because of Miracle Flights is the best Holiday gift our staff could receive. I'm so inspired by the families we serve." Source: Mark E. Brown, CEO of Miracle Flights, commenting on a busy month as Miracle Flights experienced an impressive increase in families served during December 2016. The nonprofit coordinated a record 710 Miracle Flights—almost 100 more trips than reported in December 2015.

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