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March 19, 2018

Airborne 03.19.18: Dynon STC, 'Cora' Flying Taxi, Stolen C-130 Search

Also: FAA Looking For Controllers, Indian Women Attempt Circumnav, Sheriff Airplane, GE9X Flies

The FAA has awarded an initial STC to Dynon Avionics for its flagship SkyView HDX system. The STC’s AML initially covers many Cessna 172 models. The initial STC is for the installation of a full suite of Dynon avionics, allowing pilots to remove the vast majority of their legacy instrumentation, including their vacuum pump. The SkyView HDX system provides complete primary flight instrumentation, including synthetic vision and angle of attack, and complete engine monitoring with CHTs, EGTs, fuel flow, fuel computer, and lean assist. The reality of a VTOL electric flying taxi service may be a little bit closer. Kitty Hawk, backed by Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page, h

FAI Technik Becomes Authorized Rockwell Collins Dealer

Can Now Sell Direct From Headquarters In Nuremberg, Germany

FAI Technik GmbH, part of the FAI Aviation Group, is pleased to have signed a dealership agreement with Rockwell Collins to become one of its accredited dealers.

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XOJET Continues Expansion With Leadership Promotions

Moves Dedicated To Commercial Transformation And Client-Centric Approach

Private aviation company XOJET has strengthened its retail and brokerage platform with strategic enhancements to its leadership team.  Following five years of unprecedented growth and a 30% increase in charter brokerage in 2017, XOJET continues to build and expand its client-centric approach by appointing James Henderson as president of commercial operations and Gregg Slow as chief client officer.

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WAI Offering Free Drone Seminar

Seminar Part Of Women In Aviation International Annual Conference

“Tap into the Drone Market” is a free seminar hosted by Women in Aviation International (WAI). Open to the public, this seminar is scheduled for Friday, March 23, 2018, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Convention Room C4 and is one session of WAI’s multi-day annual conference, held this year in Reno.

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Drones In Agriculture: Undeniable Value And Plenty Of Growth

But Not The Explosion Others Predict, Analyst Says

Agriculture was touted as one of the first industries that would leverage the rapid development of commercial-grade small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs) and incorporate them into its practices. Early on, the use cases for an aerial analytics platform were evident to drone solution providers, farmers, and agronomists. As a result, large numbers of drone solution providers have entered the market over the past 5 to 7 years, either specializing in agricultural solutions or having it as part of their wider portfolio in anticipation for explosive growth.

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JSSI Names Jason Schwab President Of Advisory Services

Will Be Responsible For Aircraft Consulting And Subscription Products

Jason Schwab has been named president of JSSI Advisory Services. In this new role, Schwab will lead the company's growing range of aircraft consulting services and subscription products.

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ILS, Effective Space To Launch Two Satellite-Servicing Space Drone Spacecraft

Will Be Boosted Into Orbit In 2020 Atop An ILS Proton Breeze M

ILS, a U.S.-based commercial launch services provider, and U.K. headquartered Effective Space announce their intent to contract to deliver two of Effective Space’s Space Drone spacecraft into orbit. The Proton Breeze M rideshare launch is planned for 2020 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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Airbus And Human Spaceflight: From ATV To Orion

Orion European Service Module (ESM) Built On ATV Foundation

Ten years as prime contractor for ESA – it’s just the beginning for Airbus in human spaceflight: The successful mission of the first Airbus-built ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) “Jules Verne”, launched on 9 March 2008, has become a key element of pioneering technologies for human spaceflight that includes Spacelab, the ATVs and the Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS).

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China Approves Fifth UAV Cloud System Service

Air Dwing KiteBeam System Official Certified By CAAC

Air Dwing announced that it has officially received the approval letter to be empowered for trial operation of the unmanned aircraft cloud system (UACS) issued by the Flight Standards Division of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, becoming the sixth UAV cloud service supplier in the country, and the first in the Southeastern region of China. Its unmanned aircraft cloud system, KiteBeam, has formally become the CAAC-certified cloud system.

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SpaceChain Funds And Provides Expertise To Preserve Interests In Outer Space

To Fund And Provide Technological Support As Well As Expertise In Joint Partnership With Arch Mission Foundation

SpaceChain announced today a joint partnership with the Arch Mission Foundation, a 501(c)(3) USA non-profit corporation, which will provide the latter with funding as well as technical support and expertise. SpaceChain will also load valuable subsets of Arch Mission data onto its satellites in a bid to collect, distribute and protect human knowledge and data across the solar system. The alliance will facilitate both companies to move one step closer towards their common goal of advancing mankind through the use of space technology.

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Jet Aviation Installs First JetWave Ka-Band System On A Global 6000

Second System Slated For Installation In May

Jet Aviation’s maintenance facility in Geneva recently installed its first Honeywell JetWave satellite communications hardware system in a Global 6000. The JetWave satellite terminals operate on Inmarsat Aviation’s GX Ka-band network to provide high-speed broadband connectivity. Jet Aviation has agreed to do a second such installation on a Global 6000 in May 2018.

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Divers To Search For Stolen C-130 In The English Channel

Mechanic Reportedly Took The Plane In 1969 In An Effort To Fly Home To Virginia

In May of 1969, military mechanic Sgt. Paul Meyer is reported to have stolen a C-130E transport plane from Mildenhall, Suffolk in an effort to fly home to see his wife Jane. But according to the BBC, Sgt. Meyer had been drinking, and the plane went down with Meyer aboard in the English Channel.

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AD: Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-06-06

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc., Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes.

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FAA Is Looking For Experienced Air Traffic Controllers

Job Announcements Open Through March 26

The FAA is hiring experienced air traffic controllers to work in facilities throughout the country, and also specifically for the facility that handles the busy New York area airspace.

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Airspace Systems Raises $20M For Drone Defense System

Intended To Guard Critical Infrastructure, Public Spaces And The Military From Enemy Drones

Airspace Systems Inc., manufacturer of comprehensive drone defense systems, has raised $20-million from a Series A funding round led by Singtel Innov8 the venture capital arm of Singtel, with participation from s28 Capital and previous investors Shasta Ventures and Granite Hill Capital Partners. As part of its investment, Jeff Karras, Managing Director of Investments at Singtel Innov8, will join Airspace’s board of directors.

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Report: Increase In Number of Aircraft Will Promote Growth In Fuel Market

Expected To Increase Nearly Four Percent Annually Through 2022

The global aviation fuel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 4% during the period 2018-2022, according to a new market research study by Technavio.

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Boeing Crowdsources Employee Ideas For $100 Million Tax Reform Investment

Follows Announcement Of Workforce Development Investments As A Result Of Tax Reform Legislation

Boeing wrapped up a crowdsourcing initiative March 9 that gathered employee ideas for workforce investments that the company has pledged to make as a result of the benefits of tax reform legislation.

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BMW Brings The Drone Racing League To BMW Welt In Munich

Announces New Partnership With The DRL

Innovative technology, action-packed racing and international championships: more and more people around the world are discovering a passion for drone racing. BMW is collaborating with the Drone Racing League (DRL), the international, premier drone racing circuit, to further develop high-performance racing drones in the BMW Group wind tunnel and bring a professional drone race to BMW Welt.

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Klyde Morris (03.19.18)

Klyde Doesn't Really Get How SpaceX Works The Media... Or Does He?


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Bombardier Launches Twelve New In-Service Products

Move Adds Value To Its Business Jet Fleet, Company Says

Bombardier Business Aircraft has launched 12 new product enhancements, from situational awareness and regulatory compliance to cabin upgrades to elevate the performance, comfort and luxurious aesthetics of its in-service aircraft. These products are available for installation by the qualified experts who know the aircraft best and can reduce aircraft downtime by combining the installation with a major inspection at any of Bombardier’s nine service centers worldwide.

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Airborne 03.16.18: Military UFO Sightings, Air Race Classic, Airshow Struggles

Also: Rostec To Build TVS-2DTS, Army Acquiring More Lakotas, Camden Spaceport Draft EIS, Lost WWII Airman Returns

Are THEY out There? Really? Video captured by the crew of an F/A-18 Hornet in 2015 has been released by the U.S. Government that appears to show a UFO streaking over the Atlantic Ocean off the eastern U.S. coast. The video was released by the Stars Academy, which did not disclose how it obtained the declassified footage, but said it is available through the Freedom of Information Act process. During Women’s History Month, the Air Race Classic, the annual all-women cross-country airplan

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.19.18): National Flight Data Center

National Flight Data Center A facility in Washington D.C., established by FAA to operate a central aeronautical information service for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical data in support of the activities of government, industry, and the aviation community. The information is published in the National Flight Data Digest.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.19.18)

Aero Linx: The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is a non-profit association formed in 1961 as Canada’s voice for business aviation.  Since its inception, CBAA has assumed an increasing leadership role in its advocacy for Canadian business aviation interests. With a membership of approximately 400 companies and organizations, including operators, management companies and suppliers, CBAA represents the entire business aviation community with a unified and collective voice.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.19.18)

"The demand for aircraft will increase substantially in APAC because of the increasing air traffic in developing countries. The number of people in the middle-income group will also increase significantly over the forecast period. Also, there will also be an increase in the purchasing power of the middle-income group. Therefore, the surge in the number of aircraft will drive the growth of the global aviation fuel market during the forecast period.” Source: From statements made by a senior analyst at Technavio for oil and gas research. The global aviation fuel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 4% during the period 2018-2022, according to a new market research study by Technavio.

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