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January 02, 2017

United Refocusing On Domestic Routes

Course Correction Implemented By CEO Oscar Munoz

As United CEO Oscar Munoz enters his first full calendar year at the helm of the airline, the carrier will shift its focus back to its domestic routes rather than international.

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Amazon Publishes Drone Anti-Jamming Patent

Also Would Protect Against Bows And Arrows

If you're concerned that a drone carrying your package from might be shot down by someone using a bow and arrow ... well, you can place that on your list of things to not be very worried about.

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AeroSports Update: Zenith At Sport Aviation Expo

Zenith Aircraft Hands-On Kit Building Workshop Comes To Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

For the first time ever, Zenith Aircraft Company is bringing its’ famous two-day hands-on kit aircraft building workshop to the Sebring U.S. Sport Aviation Expo. Participants actually build and complete a full-size aircraft component.

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Klyde Morris 01.02.17

The Start Of A New Year Is Always A Time For Reflection


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Sikorsky Receives Contract For ALIAS Program

Funds Phase III Research For Cockpit Automation System

DARPA has awarded a contract valued at more than $35.7 million to Sikorsky for continued research and development of the Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. The award is a prototype agreement for Phase III of the program.

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SSL-Built Multi-Mission Satellite Begins Post-Launch Maneuvers

Solar Arrays Deployed, Boosted To Final Geostationary Orbit

The Star One D1 satellite, which it designed and built for Embratel Star One by Space Systems Loral (SSL), is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan. The satellite deployed its solar arrays on schedule following its launch aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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QF-4 Phantom's Final Flight

Ceremony Marks End Of More Than Half A Century Of Service

The ground marshal raises his hands into position – the signal. The jet’s engines begin to rumble louder and louder and louder. The baritone rumble fills the flight line, electrifying the air. It’s time for the launch.

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Supreme Court Asked To Reverse Decision Placing New Burdens On Airline Passenger Takes Up Personal Injury Case With Travelers United and Travelers United, have joined forces with an aggrieved airline passenger whose personal injury claim was denied by a Federal Appeals court.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.02.17)

Aero Linx: NY Aviation Management Association The Board reaffirmed a fundamental premise of NYAMA's mission: airports are the centerpiece of aviation services and businesses, and the Association's primary focus is on sustaining the viability of the state's airports. If that job is done well, a wide range of benefits will accrue to the state in the form of air service, employment, economic development, and government revenues. The mission statement was updated to incorporate this premise and reflect the interrelationship of viable airports, economic vitality, and community benefit: NYAMA's mission is to promote the viability and business interests of New York State's airports, which are the centerpiec

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.02.17): Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude

Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude The lowest published altitude in effect between radio fixes on VOR airways, off-airway routes, or route segments which meets obstacle clearance requirements for the entire route segment and which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage only within 25 statute (22 nautical) miles of a VOR.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.02.17)

"The rest of the airframe is constructed the same way as the rudder using pretty much the same tools. People get far more out of the workshops than just a rudder. They go home with the knowledge and skills they need to finish an airplane. Most importantly, they learn that building is easy, enjoyable and something that can engage the whole family. Many of our prospective builders bring their spouses or other family member, who often encourage them to move forward with the rest of the airframe. With modern technology and good instructions, aircraft construction has become much simpler than most people imagine.” Source: Sebastien Heinz, President of Zenith Aircraft, commenting on the forthcoming two-day hands-on kit aircraft b

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