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June 26, 2019

Airborne 06.26.19: H55 Zero-Emission E-Plane, Restored Apollo MCC, Skip Stewart

Also: Congressmen Call For Heli-Ban, Quality Sport Planes, $20B LEAP-1A Order, Allegiant Air Penalty

H55, a Solar Impulse technological spin off, has successfully flown a new electric airplane. Powered by H55’s electric propulsion system and manufactured by BRM Aero, the Bristell Energic is a 2-seater fully electric airplane to be used for pilot training and flight schools. H55 develops certified electric propulsion solutions to enable the next aviation revolution. The company focuses on the entire propulsion chain, to be certified CS 23, starting from the energy source and its management, through thrust and power, to pilot interface and control systems. Fifty years ago, an unparalleled team of experts in a mission control center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston l

JetBlue Airways To Add A321XLR And Additional A220s To Its Fleet

Converts 13 A321neo Orders To XLR Variant

JetBlue Airways will add the A321XLR to its already large fleet of Airbus aircraft and increase its existing order for Airbus A220s. JetBlue has contracted to convert 13 existing A321neo orders into firm orders for the new A321XLR, which Airbus revealed last week at the Paris Air Show. Also, JetBlue has firmed up an order for an additional 10 A220-300 aircraft from existing options.

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NASA Set To Open Newly-Restored Apollo Mission Control Center

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For June 28

Fifty years ago, an unparalleled team of experts in a mission control center at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston landed the first humans on the Moon. To commemorate an accomplishment that forever changed the world, the Apollo Mission Control Center has been restored to appear as it did in that era just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

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NASA To Demo New 'Green' Propellant in Space

Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) Will Demonstrate In Space For The First Time A New Non-Toxic Propellant

Aerojet Rocketdyne, along with NASA, Ball Aerospace and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), is helping usher in a new era of small satellite propulsion through the Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM). On June 24, a Ball Aerospace small satellite was launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft will conduct a 13-month demonstration of a revolutionary “green” propellant developed by the AFRL, called AF-M315E.

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NTSB Board Member Criticizes FAA Following Hawaii Skydiving Accident

Jennifer Homendy Puts FAA 'On Notice' To Improve Safety For Skydiving Operations

In the wake of an accident involving a skydiving plane in Hawaii over the weekend which resulted in 11 fatal injuries, NTSB board member Jennifer Homendy has publicly criticized the FAA for not implementing safety recommendations made by the safety board.

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EVA Air Takes Delivery Of Its First Boeing 787-10

Delivery Is The First Of 20 787-10S To Be Introduced Into EVA Air's Fleet

EVA Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, marking the first of 20 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners.

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Leading Airlines Sign Up To Harness The Power Of Big Data Through Boeing AnalytX

Cathay Pacific Group, JetBlue And United Airlines To Deploy Crew Management Solutions Across Their Fleets

Boeing has taken new orders and agreements for digital solutions that harness the power of big data to significantly expand fleet capability and cost savings for commercial and government customers. Boeing’s digital solutions are powered by Boeing AnalytX, a collection of software and consulting services that transform raw data into efficiency, resource and cost savings in every phase of flight.

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SkyUp Airlines Becomes First Ukrainian Operator Of Split Scimitar Winglets

Installations Completed On Eight Of The Carrier's Aircraft

Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) announced today that Ukraine's SkyUp Airlines has become the first operator in Ukraine of its latest Split Scimitar Winglet technology. Installations have now been completed on two Boeing Next-Generation 737-700s and six 737-800s. Aviation Partners' latest Winglet design, the Split Scimitar Winglet, retrofits the existing Blended Winglets with new aerodynamic Scimitar tips while adding a large ventral strake, further increasing airplane efficiency.

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NASA Astronaut Anne McClain, Crewmates Return from Space Station Mission

Landed In Kazakhstan Tuesday Morning With Two Crewmates

NASA astronaut Anne McClain and two of her Expedition 59 crewmates returned to Earth from the International Space Station Monday, landing safely in Kazakhstan at 10:47 p.m. EDT (8:47 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, local time) after months of science and four spacewalks aboard the microgravity laboratory.

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NRL Researchers Find Insights Into The Formation Of The Solar System

Clues Discovered In Ancient Comet Dust

Materials science researchers with the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have found a remnant of ancient dust from the early stages of the solar system inside a primitive meteorite, named La Paz Icefield 02342 after the location of its discovery in Antarctica.

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Milton Debuts FlightWave’s Edge UAS At Paris Air Show

Company Recognizes Drone’s Potential For The French Military

The FlightWave Edge UAS is the light tactical drone of choice for the Milton, a firm formed by former French army Special Forces members that focuses on technological innovations to strengthen warfighters’ capabilities at home and in the field.

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French Prime Minister Meets Airbus Helicopters Apprentices

PM Departs The Show Aboard An H160

During a visit to the Paris Air Show dedicated to highlighting the role of apprenticeships in the French aeronautical industry, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe met with some of the several hundred young apprentices that work at Airbus Helicopters. The Prime Minister was then invited to experience first-hand one of the next generation helicopters that they have contributed to during their apprenticeship.

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Balloon Incident Mars Hannibal, MO Bicentennial Celebration

No Serious Injuries Reported When Aircraft Went Through A Crowd

A balloon participating in a bicentennial event for the town of Hannibal, MO went through a crowd of people at the event Saturday, causing a slight injury to one person on the ground.

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries To Acquire CRJ Program From Bombardier

Key Step In MHI’s Strategy Of Expanding Its Aircraft Business Globally, With A Mid-Term Focus On North America

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bombardier have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement, whereby MHI will acquire Bombardier’s regional jet program for a cash consideration of $550 million, payable to Bombardier upon closing, and the assumption by MHI of liabilities amounting to approximately $200 million.

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Nine Members Of Congress From New York Call For Ban On NYC Helicopter Flights

Letter To Acting FAA Administrator Calls For An End To 'Joy Riding' Tourist Flights

A group of members of Congress from New York has written a letter to acting FAA Administrator Daniel Elwell calling for a complete ban on "non-essential" helicopter flights over New York City.

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Airbus, French Government Launch Hybrid Light Helicopter Program

Plan To Perform The First Flight Of Hybrid Light Helicopter Demonstrator In 2020

Airbus Helicopters and the French Ministry for Transport (DGAC) have announced the launch of a research project aimed at demonstrating the use of a hybrid propulsion system on board a single-engine helicopter testbed. This initiative, which will lead to the first flight of a demonstrator in 2020, will focus on the integration of an electric backup system on the testbed helicopter in order to power the rotor system for up to 30 seconds, without the use of the main gas turbine.

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FAA And NASA Conduct Crash Test On A Regional Jet

Experiment Conducted On The Fuselage Of A Fokker F28 Aircraft

The FAA and NASA performed a crashworthiness test on a Fokker F28 aircraft at the Landing and Impact Research Facility at NASA’s Langley Research Facility in Hampton, VA on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

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Hang Glider Pilot Attempting To Fly From South Texas To Canada

Undertaking The Adventure To Raise Awareness For Breast Cancer

A Scottish-born hang glider pilot has embarked on a journey from south Texas to the Canadian border in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer.

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NASA Technology Missions Launch On SpaceX Falcon Heavy

First Night Launch For Largest SpaceX Rocket

NASA technology demonstrations, which one day could help the agency get astronauts to Mars, and science missions, which will look at the space environment around Earth and how it affects us, have launched into space on a Falcon Heavy rocket.

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DJI Creates High-Security Solution For Government Drone Programs

Rigorous Data Controls Are Validated By U.S. Federal Government Audits

DJI is introducing "DJI Government Edition", a new comprehensive drone solution created specifically for use in high-security situations by government agencies around the world. While DJI customers have always had full control over how the data they generate with drones is collected, stored and transmitted, Government Edition's unique architecture ensures that drone data – including photos and videos captured during flight – never leave the drone and therefore can never be shared with unauthorized parties including DJI.

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AMA Drone Report 06.20.19: FAA LoA, SAFEDrone, EU-Wide Rules

Also: ANN Oshkosh Coverage, Uber Eats Delivery By Drone, CA State Fair Drone Show

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 requires all flying sites within controlled airspace to have a letter of agreement (LOA) with air traffic control (ATC) facilities. AMA is working directly with the FAA to prioritize this work and ensure that you have the protections you need to continue to fly. However, we need some additional information to accomplish this. Recently, emails have been sent to club officers to ensure correct completion of an FAA questionnaire to obtain the information needed for this LOA. Multiple submis

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Airborne 06.24.19: StratoLaunch 4 Sale?, Canada Needs Pilots, MidEast NOTAM

Also: NAC Acquiring ATRs, Kopter’s SH09 Third Proto, UK Red Arrows, Gone West-Jack Swope

The Stratolaunch aircraft, developed to launch small payloads into space from a conventional runway, is being offered for sale by Vulcan, the holding company founded by the late Paul Allen. Stratolaunch, which has flown once, is being offered for $400 million. The price includes the airplane, intellectual property, and associated facilities. Neither Stratolaunch or Vulcan would comment on the rumors of a proposed sale, saying that the company "remains operational. We will provide an update when there is news t

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.26.19)

"With our aerospace transformation now behind us, we have a clear path forward and a powerful vision for the future. Our focus is on two strong growth pillars: Bombardier Transportation, our global rail business, and Bombardier Aviation.” Source: Alain Bellemare, president and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc., announcing the sale of the CRJ program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.26.19): Time Controlled Component

A part or component which has an established service life, at which time certain maintenance must be performed or the item scrapped.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.26.19)

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

Five years ago, MH 370 vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

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