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April 06, 2016

Airborne 04.06.16: Virgin America Sale, CT/CTLS Shipments, Lancair IV-P Upgrade

Also: Icon On eBay, SFIP16 Published!, 787 Airspeed Safety, Pilatus Sales, Soloy Acquires A36 Bonanza Turbine STC, Becker Avionics
Alaska Air Group and Virgin America have announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement, under which Alaska Air Group will acquire Virgin America. The aggregate transaction value is approximately $4.0 billion. With an expanded West Coast presence, a larger customer base, and an enhanced platform for growth, Alaska Airlines says they will be positioned to provide more choices for customers, increase competition and deliver attractive returns to investors. Last month Aero-News reported that Flight Design of Germany was under financial duress. At that time, we also reported that

NASA To Host Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Nearly 80 Teams Will Compete Later This Week

Nearly 80 teams from the United States, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico, Colombia and Russia, as well as Puerto Rico, will compete in NASA’s annual Human Exploration Rover Challenge, April 8-9 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

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Classic Aero-TV: A FADEC Engine For LSA - UL Power's UL350is Aero Engine

Minimize Your Cockpit Workload With FADEC...

ANN News Editor Tom Patton talks with Robert Helms, the General Manager of UL Power North America. Helms explains that UL Power is located in Belgium and got its start in aircraft engine production in 2006. Their first engine was used in a European light helicopter.





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