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February 17, 2018

FAA Certifies Boeing 737 MAX 9

Awards Amended Type Certificate To Newest Member Of The 737 MAX Family

The FAA has amended the type certificate for the 737 MAX to include the -9 variant, clearing the way for deliveries to begin quickly. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 with two Boeing flight test airplanes. The FAA certification affirms that the airplane's handling, systems and overall performance all comply with required aviation regulations.

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NBAA Announces Recipients Of 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarships

Five Individuals To Receive $2,000 Equivalent To Cover Leadership Conference Expenses

The NBAA has announced that the association’s Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) has selected five individuals as recipients of 2018 Leadership Conference Scholarships.

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Jets Still Landing At KSMO

Resident Complain To The City About Noise

Despite the runway being shortened to 3,500 feet, jets are still landing at Santa Monica Airport (KSMO), much to the consternation of some residents living near the airport.

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Flight Test Showcases Success Of BAE Semi-Autonomous Software

Distributed Battle Management System Tested By DARPA, AFRL

DARPA and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) recently completed an 11-day flight test regimen on BAE Systems'  semi-autonomous software in a category called Distributed Battle Management (DBM), which is the process of providing timely and relevant information to operators and pilots when communication is not assured, so they can better manage and control air-to-air and air-to-ground combat in contested environments.

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Pilot Says Drone Caused Him To Crash His Helicopter

Claims He Was Performing Maneuvers To Avoid Collision With A Quadcopter At Low Altitude

A helicopter went down in the extreme southern portion of Daniel Island near North Charleston, SC Wednesday, and the pilot says he was maneuvering to avoid collision with a drone when the accident occurred.

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The Revival Of Braden Airpark

Pennsylvania Airport Has Seen Some Recent Rough Times

New investment is being made by the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority in Braden Airpark (N43), one of three airports controlled by the authority.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.17.18)

"Our teams built superior capabilities into the MAX 9 and proved them all the way through flight test. We're looking forward to bringing this airplane to market for our valued customers." Source: Keith Leverkuhn, vice president and general manager of the 737 MAX program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.18): Small Airplane

An airplane of 12,500 pounds or less maximum certificated takeoff weight.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.18)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum A must-see for all Beech fans. The collection has been accumulated via donation or loan of aircraft and artifacts.

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AD: GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. Turboprop Engines

AD NUMBER: 2018-03-22

PRODUCT: GE Aviation Czech s.r.o. M601D-11, M601E-11, M601E-11A, M601E-11AS, M601E-11S, and M601F turboprop engines.

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AD: Textron Aviation Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-03-03

PRODUCT: Textron Aviation Inc. Models 401, 401A, 401B, 402, 402A, 402B, 402C, 411, 411A, 414, 414A 421, 421A, 421B, 421C, and 425 airplanes.

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