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April 01, 2018

Airborne 03.23.18: Boeing 737 MAX 7, Senators Attack Helo Ops, KSMO Decline

Also: AEA Week 2018 Schedule, Greater Binghamton Airshow, Aspen/Sensurion Team Up, New IAC President

Boeing's new 737 MAX 7 has successfully completed its first flight. The airplane remains on schedule and now begins a comprehensive flight test program leading to certification and delivery in 2019. Piloted by Boeing Test and Evaluation Captains Jim Webb and Keith Otsuka, the airplane completed a successful 3 hour, 5-minute flight, taking off from Renton Field in Renton, WA at 10:17 a.m. Pacific on Friday, and landing at 1:22 p.m. at Seattle's Boeing Field. The airplane was put through tests on its fligh

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Airborne-Unmanned 03.20.18: UAVs Save Whales, Interior UAVs, Drone Racing League

Also: AU Schedule Update, Drones Combat Hunger, Airspace Systems Raises $20M, KS State Polytechnic Drone Training

In partnership with NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary (HIHWNMS), Oceans Unmanned, Inc. has launched the freeFLY Program -- a new initiative using sUAS to provide aerial support for large whale entanglement response efforts. The goals of the Network are to safely free endangered humpback whales and other marine animals from life threatening entanglements, while also collecting crucial information. The addition of aerial imagery provided by on-scene, vessel-launche

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NASAO Announces 2018 Aviation Art Contest National Winners

Winning Artwork Will Be Entered Into International Competition In April

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is proud to announce the U.S. winners of the 2018 International Aviation Art Contest. The winning artwork with this year's theme of "Flight into the Future" will be forwarded to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne, Switzerland to be included in the international judging in April.

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Oceanside, CA Approves Anti-Drone Device

First City In San Diego County To Employ The Technology

The city of Oceanside, CA in San Diego County has approved the use of a "drone killer" by its police department.

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Airshow Pilot Rob Holland Makes Emergency Landing

Airplane Damaged, But Holland Is Fine

Airshow pilot Rob Holland had a rather harrowing experience late last month, and rather than summarize the details, this is how Holland told the story on his Facebook page.

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NASA Awards Contract For Aerospace Systems Modeling, Simulation

New Mexico Company Wins Small-Business Contract

NASA has awarded a small business set-aside contract to Metis Flight Research Associates LLC of Albuquerque, New Mexico, for support of aerospace systems modeling and simulation facilities at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA.

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Airborne Wireless Network Submits FAA Applications

Planning 10Gb/s Hybrid RF Optic Demonstration

Airborne Wireless Network is pleased to announce that on March 26th, 2018 the Company has applied with the FAA for experimental operating certificates for each flight test demonstration aircraft.

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Dart Aerospace Focuses On Growth In Latin America At FIDAE 2018

Will Present Products For Multiple Aircraft For A Variety Of Missions

Dart Aerospace is focused on setting a strong presence in the multiple countries of Latin America. During this process, Dart has been attending a wide variety of aerospace shows and exhibitions within this region in order to showcase top-selling products and solutions adapted to operators’ needs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.01.18)

Aero Linx: The International 180/185 Club The International 180/185 Club is a social organization whose 1000+ members have one thing in common: they all own or have a passion for Cessna Skywagons. Pilots pride themselves in flying these “workhorses” of the sky. These planes have fixed gear and a tailwheel framework. The Skywagons’ unique characteristics require these planes be flown on the ground as well as in the sky. Our social club sanctions fly-ins throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico offering members an opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of individuals with diverse occupations and interests—all sharing the common thread of flight. Affiliated clubs with over 120 members are also acti

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.02.18)

Aero Linx: The International Cessna 170 Association The International Cessna 170 Association (TIC170A) was formed in 1969. At last count (June, 2016) we had 1094 members that own a total of 929 Cessna 170s. Our members organize many fly-ins around the country. An annual convention is held in different locations each year and it attracts 170s from far and wide. The 50th annual TIC170A convention will be in Cody, Wyoming on June 25-30, 2018. The host airport will be Yellowstone Regional Airport (KCOD).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.01.18): Call Sign

Call Sign The identification that ATC and a pilot use for a particular flight or aircraft. Call signs are generally a combination of the aircraft type or manufacturer and the aircraft registration for civilian planes, a combination of the airline and flight number for airline flights, and a combination of branch of service and flight number for military flights. Call signs should always be included in any communication with ATC to avoid confusion about who's talking.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.01.18)

“The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Aeronautics, is proud of all our young artists and their interest in aviation. We are very excited that Lynn Sun has been recognized at the National level and will be representing New Jersey in the International competition.” Source: Ashwin ‘Max’ Patel, Manager of Multimodal Grants & Programs, and Bureau of Aeronautics... speaking about the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) announcement of the U.S. winners of the 2018 International Aviation Art Contest. The winning artwork with this year's theme of "Flight into the Future" will be forwarded to Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) in Lausanne

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AD: Agusta S.p.A. Helicopters AD

AD NUMBER: 2018-07-02

PRODUCT: Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109E, A109S, AW109SP, A119, and AW119 MKII helicopters.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-06-07

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 757-200, -200CB, and -300 series airplanes.

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