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January 14, 2017

Plattsburgh, NY International Airport Will Get $38 Million Makeover

Redesign Includes The Creation Of New Air Cargo Receiving And Distribution Center And General Aviation Customs Facility

Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38 million through Round Two of the New York Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition to jumpstart the airport’s $43 million overhaul of the North Country aviation gateway.

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Plastic To Fuel ‘On Wings Of Waste’ Flight Makes Aviation History

Ten Percent Of The Fuel Used On The Flight Was Manufactured From Plastic Waste

Campaigning Pilot Jeremy Rowsell has made history by flying a light aircraft more than 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, using conventional fuel blended with 10% fuel manufactured by the UK’s Plastic Energy, from plastic waste.

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Lily Drones Folds Its Tent, Offers Refunds To Customers

Buyers Alerted In An Email From The Company's Founders

The Lily 'Throw and Shoot' flying camera drone will never be delivered to a customer. The founders of the company announced that the company would be ceasing operations, and refunds will be offered to those who had pre-ordered the drone.

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NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2016 Annual Report

Looks At Commercial Crew, Deep Space Exploration, Other Issues

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2016 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.

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Puerto Rico Selects The Bell 429 For Medical Operations

Aircraft Delivered To The Department Of Health

Bell Helicopter has announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 to the Department of Health, Puerto Rico. The aircraft is configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and equipped to conduct medical rescue missions throughout the region.

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Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract

System Designed To Increase Aircraft Autonomy

DARPA's ALIAS program is leveraging advances in autonomy to reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve aircraft safety and reliability. DARPA is working with Sikorsky to improve and expand the capabilities developed through a tailorable autonomy kit for installation in both fixed wing airplanes and helicopters.

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Sentinel-2B Arrives In French Guiana For Vega Launch In March

Will Become Part Of The EU's Copernicus Constellation

The Sentinel-2B satellite has touched down in French Guiana, bringing the second satellite for Europe’s Copernicus program closer to its early March orbiting by Arianespace on a Vega lightweight launch vehicle.

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Drone Impacts Seattle's Space Needle On New Year's Eve

Video Footage Of The Accident And Aircraft Handed Over To Local Police

A drone taking video of Seattle's Space Needle on New Year's Eve suddenly darted towards the structure and impacted the topmost viewing platform where workers were preparing the city's New Year's Eve fireworks.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.14.17)

“After years of preparation and many ups and downs we’ve finally shown that the eight million tonnes of plastic dumped into the oceans each year can be put to good use.” Source: On Wings of Waste campaigning Pilot Jeremy Rowsell.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.14.17): Sidestep Maneuver

A visual maneuver accomplished by a pilot at the completion of an instrument approach to permit a straight-in landing on a parallel runway not more than 1,200 feet to either side of the runway to which the instrument approach was conducted.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.14.17)

Utah Back Country Pilots

Utah Back Country Pilots believes that through sharing their knowledge and experience of remote airstrips they can make backcountry flying in Utah safer.

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