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November 24, 2018

NASA’s Quiet Supersonic Technology Project Passes Major Milestone

Commits To Development Timeline Leading To First Flight In Three Years

NASA has officially committed to a development timeline that will lead to the first flight of its X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft in just three years.

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Boeing Exec Says Company Did Not 'Intentionally Withhold' MACS Information

CEO Dennis Muilenburg Defends Company's Actions In Internal Message

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg says that accusations that the company "intentionally withheld" information concerning the 737 MAX Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) from operators are "simply untrue."

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Airbus: Fleet In Russia And CIS To Double By 2037

Traffic Growth In The Region Will Generate Demand For Over 1200 New Aircraft

According to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast, unveiled at the Wings of the Future conference in Moscow, Russia & CIS’s airlines will need some 1220 new aircraft* valued at US$175 billion in the upcoming 20 years (2018-2037). This means that the passenger fleet in the region will almost double from 857 aircraft in service today to over 1700 by 2037. Over the next 20 years, passenger traffic in Russia & CIS region will grow at the average rate of 4.1% annually with Russia being the major contributor to this growth.

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WhiteFox Impresses U.S. DoD At World’s Largest Counter-Drone Testing Event

The Tests Showed How WhiteFox Technology Could Become A Pillar Of Defense In Mitigating Drone Threats

WhiteFox Defense Technologies, Inc., a drone airspace defense and security company, had their flagship product, DroneFox, participate as selected equipment by the U.S. Government for the prestigious Black Dart counter-UAS and Red Teaming exercise last month. It was the first time WhiteFox had performed testing at Black Dart, the largest counter-drone testing exercise in the world.

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Former NASA Administrator Criticizes Lunar Gateway Concept

Joins Growing Chorus Of Opposition To The Idea

Former NASA administrator Mike Griffin has publicly opposed the concept of a Lunar Gateway, calling the concept "stupid architecture".

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AAAE Creates Claudia B. Holliway Women In Aviation Scholarship

New Scholarship Named In Honor Of Late Aviation Industry Leader And Mentor

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is proud to announce the creation of the Claudia B. Holliway Women in Aviation Scholarship, named after a respected leader and mentor in the airport industry who passed away last fall. In addition to creating the new scholarship, AAAE has named the Newcomer’s Reception at the F. Russell Hoyt National Airports Conference in her honor.

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Air Force Announces Bases To Support B-21 Raider Mission

Selects Tinker AFB In Oklahoma, Edwards AFB In California

The Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, California, to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber.

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Patria Received A Follow-On Order For NH90 Maintenance In Norway

Continues Agreement First Signed In 2017

Patria Helicopters AS has received an order for NH90 helicopters heavy maintenance taking place in Bardufoss, Norway as the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has released the first option of one year from April 2019 onwards.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.24.18)

“This aircraft has the potential to transform aviation in the United States and around the world by making faster-than-sound air travel over land possible for everyone.” Source: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, on the X-59 QueSST aircraft under development.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.24.18): Decision Height (DH)

A specified altitude in the precision approach, charted in height above threshold elevation, at which a decision must be made either to continue the approach or to execute a missed approach.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.24.18)

Aviation History Online Museum

The Aviation History Online Museum is a place to find airplane pictures, along with articles about historic aircraft and the people who built and flew them.

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