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April 13, 2015

Piper Aircraft Launches Three New M-Class Products

The M600, The M350, And The M500 Introduced At Vero Beach, FL Headquarters

At a historical product unveiling today, Piper Aircraft announced three new aircraft as part of their esteemed M-Class line of single-engine, pressurized, cabin class business aircraft: the M600, the M500, and the M350.

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Airborne 04.13.15: AEA 2015 Updates, Aspen's Stunning AOA, Merlin LSA Flies!

Also: Stratus Transponder, Huge Concorde RC Plane, Avidyne's AXP322, HeliTrak, HondaJet World Tour, American A/L SOC

We hope you enjoyed our LIVE Coverage of AEA2015 over the last few days... but there’s still lots of news to catch up on! AEA president and CEO Paula Derks and GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce shared the stage last week at the AEA Convention for the annual "State of the Industry" address. Both Derks and Bunce delved into numerous areas of their respective segments of the aviation industry. They discussed many details, but the overall attitude expressed from both organization leaders was th

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Airborne 04.13.15: AEA 2015 Updates, Aspen's Stunning AOA, Merlin LSA Flies

Also: Stratus Transponder, Huge Concorde RC Plane, Avidyne's AXP322, HeliTrak, HondaJet World Tour, American A/L SOC
 
We hope you enjoyed our LIVE Coverage of AEA2015 over the last few days... but there’s still lots of news to catch up on! AEA president and CEO Paula Derks and GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce shared the stage last week at the AEA Convention for the annual "State of the Industry" address. Both Derks and Bunce delved into numerous areas of their respective segments of the aviation industry. They discussed many details, but the overall attitude expressed from both organization leaders was that the “State of the Industry” was good and prospects are looking better for the future. Aspen Avionics has announced the in

United Flight Skids Off Runway At Houston

No Injuries Reported In Runway Excursion

A United Airlines flight has skidded off the runway at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport, according to a spokesman for the Houston Airport System.

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American Heroes Air Show Kicks Off 2015 At Camp Mabry, TX

American Heroes Air Show To Displays The Unique Capabilities Of Rotary-Wing Technology

Since its meager beginnings at the Santa Monica Airport in 1993, the American Heroes Air Show has grown into a premier, admission-free, helicopter-only aviation experience that is now produced by volunteers with a passion for public service and aviation at sites from coast to coast.

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NASA Creates Partnership To Advance Composite Materials

PPP Will Lead To Improved Performance In Aircraft Of The Future

NASA has established a public-private partnership with five organizations to advance knowledge about composite materials that could improve the performance of future aircraft.

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Astronauts Examines Training For Extended Deep-Space Missions

NASA Investigating Current Methods To Determine If Adaptations Are Necessary

As NASA develops deep space exploration missions on its journey to Mars, the agency is investigating current training methods in order to adapt to the longer and longer missions.

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NASA's Curiosity Eyes Prominent Mineral Veins On Mars

Uncovers Clues Of Multiple Episodes Of Fluid Movement

Two-tone mineral veins at a site NASA's Curiosity rover has reached by climbing a layered Martian mountain offer clues about multiple episodes of fluid movement. These episodes occurred later than the wet environmental conditions that formed lake-bed deposits the rover examined at the mountain's base.

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NASA, IBM Rally Global Developers Around Space Exploration On The IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud's Digital Innovation Platform 'Bluemix' Offered As The Cloud Development Platform For NASA Space Apps Challenge Events Around The World

IBM will offer its Bluemix platform for the NASA Space App Challenge Virtual Event to help developers rapidly build applications that contribute to space exploration and solve global challenges. IBM will also collaborate with NASA Space Apps Challenge events globally to offer mentorship, guidance and tutorials for Challenge participants; and will help foster innovation by granting free access to over a hundred unique cloud-based services such as Watson analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) tools through Bluemix.

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Piper, Piper Deutschland To Display Aircraft At AERO Friedrichshafen

Single- And Twin-Engine Piston Aircraft Will Join Meridian Turboprop

Piper Aircraft Inc. and Piper Generalvertretung Deutschland are collaborating to display aircraft at the upcoming AERO Friedrichshafen 2015, to be held April 15-19. On display will be a single-engine Piper Meridian turboprop, a twin-engine Piper Seneca V, and a Piper Archer DX.

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Army Accepts 100th Apache 'Echo' Model

Represents A Complete Rebuild Of The 'D' Model Helicopter

In late March, the Army accepted delivery of the 100th AH-64E Apache helicopter.

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It’s Reported That A Cockpit Altercation Occurred On An Air India Flight

According To Reports, CRM Degenerated To Fisticuffs Between The Copilot And Captain

After the sad loss of Germanwings flight 9525 it is unfortunate to see another incident involving inappropriate actions by cockpit crew members. According to reports from various sources, the captain and his copilot were preparing for a flight from Jaipur to Delhi when the event took place.

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HOP! Introduces First ATR 72-600 To Air France Group

The Carrier Upgrades Its Fleet To Boost Route Network And Provide Comfort For Passengers

Air France's regional subsidiary HOP! is bolstering its fleet with the introduction of the first of five new-generation ATR 72-600s as part of an agreement with the Danish lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).

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CAE Wins Defense Contracts Valued At Approximately $175 Million

Contracts To Provide Simulation Products, Upgrades, And Training Services For Global Military Customers

The contracts involve providing numerous CAE capabilities which include full simulation devices, part-task trainers, classroom training devices, and training curricula and instructors.

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NASA Joins Forces To Fight Threat To U.S. Freshwater

NASA Collaborates With Others To Fight Against The Problem Of Freshwater Algae

NASA has joined forces with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and U.S. Geological Survey to transform satellite data designed to probe ocean biology into information that will help protect the American public from harmful freshwater algal blooms.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide To Offer A & P Prep Course

Embry-Riddle Offers Preparation For The A & P Test Through Online Training Starting In July

Students looking for some additional instruction before sitting for the airframe and powerplant (A & P) written exam can now take a prep course in the comfort of their own home through Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide.

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Classic Aero-TV: Historically Unique -- Marlin Horst's Exquisite Fairchild 71

Exotic Rebuild Reveals Aerial Work Of Art

During EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN's Michael Maya Charles took the time to get a history lesson about a great airplane from days gone by. By 1929 aviation was being recognized for its ability to transport people and cargo to areas that were extremely hard to get to. This led the Fairchild Company to come up with a single engine transport plane known as the Fairchild 71. ANN's roving reporter met up with Marlin Horst who was responsible for the restoration of one of these classic Fairchild's. In this video, Horst recounts the massive project of first locating an airplane as

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FAA To Hold Rotorcraft Safety Conference This Month

Free Event To Address Accidents, Offers WINGS Credits

The FAA will host its first International Rotorcraft Safety Conference from April 21 to 23 at the Hurst Conference Center near Ft. Worth, Texas. This free event is part of FAA’s Rotorcraft Safety Initiative and will provide conference attendees with tips about how to reduce helicopter accidents.

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DJI Updates Phantom Drone Platforms

New Phantom 3 Professional And Phantom 3 Advanced Drones Open Top Tier Aerial Imaging to Everyone

These are integrated professional-quality aerial cameras are available to any level of pilot. The App features self-editing function for sharing professionally edited aerial videos instantly. It also integrates with YouTube Live to stream aerial footage in near real time.

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Klyde Morris (04.13.15)

Klyde May Be The Biggest Grumbler of Them All!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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AeroSports Update: Merlin LSA Takes First Flight

The Well-Recognized Name Of Glasair Gets Closer To Producing Its Factory-Built S-LSA

After months of careful preparation, Glasair Aviation’s new light sport aircraft, Merlin, took its first flight through the skies above Arlington Municipal Airport Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

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NMB To Ask For DOJ Review After IAM Application Dismissal At Delta

National Mediation Board Says Authorization Cards May Have Fraudulent Signatures

The National Mediation Board has dismissed the International Association of Machinists application for an election among Delta flight attendants, following the IAM's notice of withdrawal.

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OSU Uses Unmanned Aircraft To Take Temperatures Up In The Air

Oregon State University Uses A UAV To Attain Precise Atmospheric Measurements Previously Not Available

For the first time, scientists at Oregon State University are measuring atmospheric temperatures with fiber optic thermometers suspended from unmanned aircraft, combining two emerging technologies to probe a poorly understood swath of Earth’s atmosphere.

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The 100th Pilatus PC12 Converted To The 5 Bladed MT-Propeller System

It’s Been 5 Years Since The Introduction Of The 5-Bladed Propeller System For The Pilatus PC12

MT says customers are impressed by the improved performance in takeoff (15% shorter), climb (10% faster) and cruise (up to 4kts faster) plus the cabin comfort with a jet-like vibration level and reduced cabin noise.

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Lewis University Offers ‘Sky’s the Limit’ Program

‘Sky’s the Limit’ Is An Aviation Camp For Female High School Students Promoted By The WAI

Lewis University and Chicago’s Leading Edge, a chapter of Women in Aviation International, are hosting the fourth annual “Sky’s the Limit” aviation career camp for female high school students from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. May 2.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.13.15): Moist Adiabatic Lapse Rate

Moist Adiabatic Lapse Rate The rate at which the temperature of a parcel of saturated air decreases as the parcel is lifted in the atmosphere. The moist adiabatic lapse rate (abbreviated MALR) is not a constant like the dry adiabatic lapse rate but is dependent on parcel temperature and pressure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.13.15)

Aero Linx: International Society of Air Safety Investigators ISASI is a society formed to promote air safety by the exchange of ideas, experiences and information about aircraft accident investigations, and to otherwise aid in the advancement of flight safety; to promote technical advancement by providing professional education through lectures, displays and presentations and by the exchange of information for mutual development of improved investigations; to broaden professional relationships among members; to maintain and increase the prestige, standing and influence of the Air Safety Investigator in matters of air safety.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.13.15)

“These two technologies together will add orders of magnitude to the precision and resolution of our atmospheric measurements. We’ll be able to take a continuous slice of data through space and time, getting information that no one has been able to capture before.” Source: John Selker, a hydrologist and professor in OSU’s Colleg

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