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November 02, 2018

Appareo Expands AML-STC For Stratus ADS-B Transponders

Now Covers 219 Aircraft, Including First Twins On The List

The FAA has granted approval of an expanded Approved Model List (AML) to Appareo for the company’s Stratus ADS-B Out transponders. The AML-STC for Stratus ES/ESG now includes 219 aircraft, including popular Cessna, Piper, and Mooney models, as well as Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Beechcraft 33, 35, 36, and Diamond DA20 and DA40. The latest expansion marks the first twin-engine aircraft to join the AML, with the Cessna 4XX series.

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Airborne 11.02.18: AMA Expo West, Alpha Electro, GA Groups 'Best Practices'

Also: DOJ Files Charges, Enstrom New Zealand TC, Air Plains Services, Turkey's World's Largest Airport?

Model Aviation’s preeminent gathering starts today. The 20th annual AMA Expo West will take place at the Fairplex Exposition Center in Pomona, California for the first time, today through November 4th with a new, expanded program. This three-day event takes full advantage of Expo’s new location with loads of family-friendly activities including indoor and outdoor flying, a flying light show, drone racing, and much more. The fleet of four Pipistrel Alpha Electro aircraft that are slated for flight training through the CALSTART program in California has logged about 125 hours, 100 of those in a single aircraft. Joseph Oldham, Director of CALSTART San Joaquin Valley C

FAA Opens Comments On ATP, Type Rating Standards

Comments Period Open Through December 21

In 2013, the FAA's Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC), was charge with the establishment of an Airman Certification Standards Working Group (ACS WG) to assist in the development of standards, training guidance, test management, and reference materials for airman certification testing. The FAA announced the ARAC's acceptance of this task through a Federal Register Notice published on January 29, 2014 (79 FR 4800).

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Two Fatally Injured In Sebring Gyroplane Accident

Aircraft Went Down In A Retirement Community

Two men were fatally injured and another person on the ground was hospitalized with burn injuries when an experimental gyrocopter crashed into a mobile home in Sebring Tuesday, Oct. 30.

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U.S. Army Pilots Fly Autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter

First-Of-Its-Kind Demonstration Uses Technology Developed With DARPA

U.S. Army pilots exercised supervised autonomy to direct an optionally-piloted helicopter (OPV) through a series of missions to demonstrate technology developed by Lockheed Martin company Sikorsky and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The series of flights marked the first time that non-Sikorsky pilots operated the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA), a modified S-76B commercial helicopter, as an OPV aircraft.

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Paragon Enhances Their Training With New Alsim AL172 Simulator

Features Garmin G1000 NXI Avionics

Alsim has announced the sale of an AL172 simulator to Paragon Flight Training in Fort Myers, FL. This will be the third Alsim simulator in the state of Florida since the company's U.S. office opened in mid-2017.

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Three Of Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Facilities Earn Mexican Certifications

Allows U.S.-Based Shops To Work On Airplanes Of Mexican Registry

Duncan Aviation’s Satellite Avionics shops in Denver, Colorado, and Austin and Dallas, Texas, recently received certification from Mexico’s Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC), which is the civil aviation authority for Mexico. This certification allows the Duncan Aviation shops in Denver, Austin, and Dallas to expand their avionics services for customers with aircraft based in Mexico.

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Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, Whirly-Girls Partner On Event

'Give It A Whirl' Hopes To To Inspire Southern Nevada Children To Become Helicopter Pilots

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters invites Southern Nevada families to experience “Give it a Whirl!” The one-day-only event is free and open to boys and girls of all ages.

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Air Plains Services Named Avidyne Avionics Dealer

Follows Announcement Of Three New Engine Upgrades

Air Plains Services, a world leader in extreme performance upgrades for a variety of general aviation aircraft models, has been named an authorized Avidyne avionics dealer for general aviation aircraft.

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Delair Acquires Key Airware Assets

Plans To Expand Its Presence In Commercial Drone Industry

Delair, a supplier of commercial drone solutions, today announced an agreement to acquire the key assets of Airware, a developer of innovative software analytics tools for drone-based data. The acquisition brings Delair leading edge technology assets, including a proven software solution, a highly skilled engineering and customer success team in Paris, and an installed base of customers and dealers worldwide.

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L3 Technologies Awarded Contract For U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer

Selected For A $36 Million Demonstration Of Existing Technologies (DET)

L3 Technologies has announced that it has been selected for a $36 million demonstration of existing technologies (DET) contract award for the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer Low Band (NGJ-LB) program. The DET program encompasses a period of performance of 20 months, culminating in a demonstration at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.

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NBAA Refreshes Website To Enhance User Experience

Site Made More Responsive And Mobile-Device Friendly

The NBAA has launched a new organization website which is designed to further enhance the user friendliness of the site for association members and others.

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AD: Pratt & Whitney Division (PW) Turbofan Engines

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PRODUCT: All Pratt & Whitney Division(PW) PW4074D, PW4077D, PW4084D, PW4090, and PW4090-3 turbofan engines with a low-pressure compressor (LPC) fan hub, part number (P/N) 51B821 or P/N 52B521, installed.

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One Of Two Lion Air Flight 610 'Black Boxes' Recovered

Device Located In About 98 Feet Of Water

One of two "black boxes" from Lion Air Flight 610, the Boeing 737 MAX which went down shortly after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia, has been recovered from about 98 feet of water.

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IFALPA Calls For Technical Investigation Into Lion Air Flight JT610 Accident

Objective Should Be To Determine The Accident's Contributing Factors, Not Assess Blame

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) would like to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the passengers and crew of Lion Air flight JT610 who lost their loved ones in the accident near Jakarta early Monday, 29 October. We also wish to extend our support to our colleagues in the Region for whom this is undoubtedly a traumatic experience.

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KDOT, Iris Automation Begin IPP Test Flights

Will Focus On New Detect And Avoid Capabilities For Drones

The Kansas Department of Transportation is starting the testing phase of the Integration Pilot Program this week. Flights by Iris Automation will focus on enabling new detect and avoid capabilities for drones.

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Solar Electric 'Stratoairnet' Prototype Completes Additional Flights

Flights Took Place In Mid-October In Northern Colorado

Several additional test flights of the “StratoAirNet” solar electric technology demonstrator prototype for Bye Aerospace’s family of medium-altitude aircraft systems took place Oct. 15-17 at Northern Colorado Regional Airport.

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American Airlines Donates $50,000 To Pittsburgh Community

Moneys To Support The Community Following Synagogue Shooting

American Airlines is donating $25,000 to the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh and $25,000 to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Our Victims of Terror Fund to support the community in the wake of Saturday’s shooting.

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Klyde Morris 11.02.18

Oh Look ... Something Shiny


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Airborne 10.31.18: Deland Sport Av Showcase, Bell 407GXi, Thrush 510G Switchback

Also: Pilot Arrested, Delta's First Airbus A220, DarkAero Chooses Onshape, Autonomous Sikorsky Helicopter

The Fall flying season gets a push tomorrow with the start of the Third rendition of Deland’s Sport Aviation Showcase -- an alternative to the troubled Sebring event in January -- not always the most temperate time of year for mid-Florida. This year’s event has cranked up a number of participatory experiences... with forums and workshops dedicated to building aircraft components, engines, and other attractions. The Bell 407GXi has been validated by the FAA after receiving certification f

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.02.18)

“We were devastated to learn about the senseless act of violence this weekend at the Tree of Life Synagogue.” Source: American Airlines Chairman and CEO Doug Parker. The airline has donated $25,000 to help the community.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.02.18): Magnetic Dip

A vertical attraction between a compass needle and the magnetic poles. The closer the aircraft is to a pole, the more severe the effect.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.02.18)

International Ryan Club

The purpose of the International Ryan Club is to maintain records as completely as possible of all pre-WWII Ryan aircraft to the extent of their fly-ability, location, owners and disposition.

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