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August 05, 2017

NTSB Issues Investigative Update On San Francisco Airport Near Miss

Aircraft Came Within 85 Feet Of The Ground Before Initiation Go-Around

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued an investigative update for the July 7 near miss at San Francisco International Airport.

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Robert Sumwalt Confirmed As Chair Of NTSB

Will Serve A Two-Year Term As Head Of The Board

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Robert L. Sumwalt III to be the 14th chair of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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First Flight: VH-92A Presidential Helicopter

Starts 250-Hour Flight Test Program To Be Conducted In New York State

A VH-92A configured test aircraft in support of the U.S. Marine Corps’ VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program completed its first flight on July 28, signaling the start of the 250 hour flight test program, which will take place at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego, New York.

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ERAU Worldwide, CETYS Partner To Meet Growing Aerospace Industry In Mexico

Recent Collaboration Strengthens Baja, CA-Based Master's Program

A recent collaboration between Mexico’s CETYS University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus will not only strengthen the Baja California-based university’s master's program in Engineering and Innovation but also establish a series of courses specifically addressing the needs and interests of the fast-growing aerospace industry in Mexico.

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Vector Successfully Launches First Ever Rocket From Spaceport Camden

First Mission With Customer Payloads Marks A Key Milestone In The Company's March Towards Orbital Launch Services

Vector, a micro satellite space launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, today announced the successful suborbital flight of its B0.002 test vehicle, a full-scale prototype of the company's Vector-R launch vehicle.

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Boeing, BOC Aviation Finalize Order For 10 737 MAX 10s

Lessor Adds Latest Version Of The 737 MAX Family To Growing Portfolio

Boeing  and BOC Aviation Limited have finalized a deal for 10 737 MAX 10 airplanes. The announcement, first made at the 2017 Paris Air Show, is valued at approximately $1.25 billion at list prices.

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Snap Looks To Acquire Another Drone Asset

Reportedly Hopes To Acquire China-Based Zero Zero Robotics

Snap, the developer of the popular social media app Snapchat, is said to be looking to acquire China-based Zero Zero Robotics, the maker of a small selfie drone. Snap reportedly bought another drone company, Ctrl Me Robotics, earlier this year.

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Tuskegee Airman Trail Blazes Through History

Retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten Tells His Story

"I learned about respect. Regardless of what color you are, whether you’re male or female, what got me through was my respect and understanding of people,” said retired Chief Master Sgt. James Cotten.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.05.17)

“This first flight of the VH-92A configured test aircraft is an important milestone for the program.” Source: Spencer Elani, director VH-92A program at Sikorsky.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.05.17): Visual Climb Over Airport (VCOA)

A departure option for an IFR aircraft, operating in visual meteorological conditions equal to or greater than the specified visibility and ceiling, to visually conduct climbing turns over the airport to the published “climb−to” altitude from which to proceed with the instrument portion of the departure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.05.17)

'Friends of Leiston Airfield' The 'Friends of Leiston Airfield' was formed in the summer of 1995 by Peter Saunders, Chris Betson and the late Peter Barker, after a group of people with holiday caravans on the 'Cakes & Ale Park', had become concerned that a small memorial erected on a hardstand in an area hidden from view from the general public, had become neglected and rubbish strewn.

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