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July 05, 2017

Airborne 07.05.17: Yak-52 Aerobatic Champ's, Facebook Aquila, Electric Commuter

Also: Best SportPlanes of 2017, King Schools, AF Test Team, 'Pro-Aviation' UK, KSBD Woes, Chinese Drone, 2017 Skydiving HOF

Our good friends at the International Aerobatic Club tell us that an American team is preparing to participate in the 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships in Tula, Russia for the first time. The historic military airfield Klokovo in Tula, Russia will host the 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships on July 9-16, 2017. This year, pilots from 15 countries will participate in the international competition. Participants will compete in aircraft supplied by the sponsoring c

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Airborne 07.05.17: Yak-52 Aerobatic Champ's, Facebook Aquila, Electric Commuter

Also: Best SportPlanes of 2017, King Schools, AF Test Team, 'Pro-Aviation' UK, KSBD Woes, Chinese Drone, 2017 Skydiving HOF

Our good friends at the International Aerobatic Club tell us that an American team is preparing to participate in the 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships in Tula, Russia for the first time. The historic military airfield Klokovo in Tula, Russia will host the 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships on July 9-16, 2017. This year, pilots from 15 countries will participate in the international competition. Participants will compete in aircraft supplied by the sponsoring club.  completed the second flight of its Aquila drone -- which it hopes to use to provide internet connectivity to remote areas of the world ... and this time the aircraft la

MIT Engineers Design Five-Day Gas-Powered Drone

Could Provide Communications Support In Disaster Zones

Engineers at MIT have developed a drone that can stay aloft for up to five days, according to the university.

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Airbus Helicopters Offers H145 With Alternate Gross Weight Of 8,400 Pounds

Allows Operators To Take Off With Up To 220 Pounds More Useful Load

Airbus Helicopters has announced an Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the H145 helicopter of 3,800 kg (approx. 8,400 pounds), allowing operators of the aircraft to take off with up to 220 pounds more useful load. It brings additional benefit especially for law enforcement, para-public or military missions offering the possibility to carry for example more fuel, mission equipment or passengers.

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Secretary Mattis To Deliver Keynote At AFA's Air, Space & Cyber Conference

Event To Be Held In September Just Outside Washington, D.C.

Secretary of Defense, The Honorable Jim Mattis, will deliver a keynote speech at AFA's Air, Space & Cyber Conference held September 18-20, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

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Scaled Composites Brings Technology, Innovation And Tradition To AirVenture 2017

Legendary Aviation Innovators Return With Aircraft, Extensive Forums Schedule

Scaled Composites of Mojave, California, a historic name for aircraft and spacecraft appearing at Oshkosh for more than four decades, is returning to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in 2017 with aircraft, an extensive forums schedule, and opportunities for those who are seeking to be part of next-generation innovations.

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Asiana Airlines Selects Honeywell 131-9A APUs For Multiple Aircraft

To Be Installed In Carrier's A320, A321 And A321neo Airliners

Honeywell has been selected by Asiana Airlines to supply the required power to start an aircraft's main engines and run air conditioning while the plane is on the ground for a more comfortable passenger onboarding experience. With Honeywell's auxiliary power units, Asiana Airlines can also improve operational performance and lower maintenance costs over the life cycle of its fleet to achieve significant fuel savings year over year.

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Germany And Norway Now Included In NATO A330 MRTT Pool

Formally Join Netherlands And Luxembourg To Operate Pooled Fleet Of NATO-Owned Tankers

Germany and Norway have officially joined the European/NATO program to acquire Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft along with Netherlands and Luxembourg.

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Online Quote Approval Now Available Through myDuncan

Customers Can Review, Compare And Approve Sales Quotes Online

During the first half of 2017, Duncan Aviation released three new enhancements to its exclusive web-based project management system, myDuncan.

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JetSmarter Continues Expansion

New Offices Planned For Two Major Cities

South Florida-based JetSmarter is continuing its development as one of the fastest-growing startups in the state. With five offices including Fort Lauderdale, London, Zurich, Moscow and Dubai, the company has announced plans to open additional offices in New York and Los Angeles, as employee numbers continue to rise.

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Research Reveals Falling Prices For Pre-Owned Private Jets

But Aircraft Are Staying On The Market Longer, Study Finds

New research from Colibri Aircraft, which specializes in the marketing, resale and purchase of pre-owned private aircraft, reveals that across six different types of private jet, the average asking price decreased by around 35% between April 2014 and April 2017, when it fell from around $13.7 million to $8.9 million.  Between April 2016 and April 2017, the average asking price fell by $1.97 million.

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Tempus Applied Solutions Awarded USAF Contract

Will Provide Technical Services And Flight Operations To The USAF Weapons Development And Integration Directorate, Platform Integration Function

Tempus Applied Solutions has been awarded a contract from the United States Air Force (USAF) to provide technical services and flight operations to the USAF Weapons Development and Integration Directorate, (WDID) Platform Integration Function, for aviation systems.

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World’s First Electroluminescent Paint To Light Up Skies On Airbus Jets

Light Emitting Coating Taking Flight In The Aerospace Industry

Darkside Scientific, creators of LumiLor Light Emitting Coating, is working with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus to create electroluminescent exterior markings for aircraft.

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Elderly Woman Delays Chinese Airline Flight For Hours

Tossed Coins Into An Engine To Ensure 'Good Luck' On The Flight

Sometimes people with the best of intentions can throw a monkey wrench into the works. In the case of a recent China Southern Airlines flight scheduled to fly from from Shanghai to Guangzhou, the wrench took the form of a handful of coins allegedly tossed by an elderly woman boarding the flight on air stairs into the engine for "good luck."

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Aero-TV: Interacting With The Users - The FAA's Earl Lawrence

Interacting With The Users In The Drone Community…
 
Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA's UAS Integration Office, had a goal at the FAA's UAS Symposium held earlier this year in Washington, D.C.; interact with the users. He told  ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell on the sidelines of the symposium that in that measure, the event was a resounding success.

Aero-TV: Interacting With The Users - The FAA's Earl Lawrence

Interacting With The Users In The Drone Community…

Earl Lawrence, director of the FAA's UAS Integration Office, had a goal at the FAA's UAS Symposium held earlier this year in Washington, D.C.; interact with the users. He told  ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell on the sidelines of the symposium that in that measure, the event was a resounding success...

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Drone ID Aviation Rulemaking Committee Update

First Meeting Advanced Key Policies For Stakeholders

The first meeting of the UAS Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) on June 21-23 advanced key policies of concern to the FAA, industry and law enforcement.

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AsMA Supports Mandatory Reporting Of Medical Issues

Aerospace Medical Association Passed Resolution At Their Annual Meeting

The membership of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) passed a resolution supporting an international policy for mandatory reporting of aircrew and aviation-related personnel who have medical or psychiatric conditions that would be hazardous to safe aviation duties.  AsMA passed the resolution at their annual business meeting held during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting in Denver, CO, on May 2, 2017.

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Airborne-Unmanned 06.27.17: AUVSI On Senate Bill, Intel Olympics, NIGHTWARDEN

Also: DRL Winner $$, Kespry Enters Insurance Sector, Drone Sim Market, Automated Vehicles Symposium

Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, issued a statement on the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provisions in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (S. 1405), which was introduced late last week by the Senate Commerce Committee: “Like the House FAA reauthorization bill, the U.S. Senate bill demonstrates a strong, sustained commitment for the safe and responsible growth of commercial UAS in the United States. The bill contains several provisions that will help lay the foundation for more complex ope

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New U.K. Transport Minister Insists Government Remains 'Pro-Aviation'

Cites Third Runway At Heathrow As Prime Example

The new Minister of Transport in the U.K. says the government is committed to aviation, and cites the addition of a third runway at Heathrow as an example of that commitment.

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Online Registration Is Now Open For 2017 Skydiving HOF Event

International Skydiving Hall Of Fame Celebration Will Feature A Weekend Of Skydiving Activities

Online registration has been opened for the International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration event to be held September 21-23 at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, IL. The annual weekend fundraiser of jumping, celebration, catching up with old friends and making new ones, and chatting with skydiving’s legends has become the "go-to" event for the skydiving community, organizers say.

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FAA Holiday Message Targets Drone Operators

Clumsy FAA Tweet Implies That July 4th UAV Flying Was Unlawful

Over the past several years, as ANN has increased its coverage of the unmanned vehicle industry, both Hobby and Commercial, we've noted that most members of the community seem to have a strong interest at not only staying legal, but in being good at citizens about it. Unfortunately; the FAA does not seem to have had the same experience, and a holiday message certainly cast aspersions upon them all... and worse than that, a first draft of the message (Published July 2nd... since deleted and replaced) mis-spelled 'independence.'

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5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships Around The Corner

Unique Type-Specific Aerobatic Meet Starts July 9th

Our good friends at the International Aerobatic Club tell us that an American team is preparing to participate in the 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships in Tula, Russia for the first time. IAC reports (via Facebook) that the historic military airfield Klokovo in Tula, Russia will host the 5th FAI World Yak-52 Aerobatic Championships on July 9-16, 2017. This year, pilots from 15 countries will participate in the international competition. Participants will compete in aircraft supplied by the sponsoring club -- Federation of Aerobatics Sports of Tula Region. The American team consists of three IAC members and pilots from Caifornia -- Marian Harris, Ross Ferguson, and Brian Branscomb.

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Boeing Expands CFO Smith's Role

Adds Vice President Of Corporate Development & Strategy To His Title

Boeing has announced an expansion of the enterprise responsibilities of Greg Smith, currently the company's chief financial officer and executive vice president of Corporate Development & Strategy.

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ANN's 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview is Going To Be A Stunner!

Early Confirmations Show An Amazing Assortment of Exciting New Products and Technologies!

It may be the most impressive line-up of new technology to ever be featured in our Innovation Preview series... but the early applicants for this year's showcase of all that is cool and innovative for this year's Oshkosh is impressing us -- greatly. The Innovation Preview project has turned out to be one of the best ideas we've brought to Wittman Field... ever. Our first opportunity to put it to a test was at EAA AirVenture a couple of years ago. We joined with our partner, EAA, to add a new feature to AirVenture. We called it the “AirVenture Innovation Preview,” or simply the AIP. The intent was to provide aviation industries represented at AirVent

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Airborne 06.30.17: ADS-B Rebates, WienerDrone, New FAA Deputy Administrator

Also: Airport Closure Mis-Deal, Barnstorming, Aviat Husky, Illegal Modification, F/A-18A+ Hornets, Airship Pilot, United Airlines

Remember when you were a kid ... maybe just last week ... and it was really cool when the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile would come to town? Well, the venerable "Wienermobile" is no longer the only promotional vehicle used by the iconic brand. First came the WienerMini and WienerRover. And now, say hello to the WienerDrone. This unique vehicle will  set off on a journey to no better place than Weiner, Arkansas for the ultimate Fourth of July celebration. If you've been conside

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.05.17)

“This advanced center will let Georgia Tech students collaborate with Boeing engineers to help drive the development of innovative factory automation solutions in aerospace.” Source: Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology.  

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.05.17): Center’s Area

The specified airspace within which an air route traffic control center (ARTCC) provides air traffic control and advisory service.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.05.17)

FootFlyer Powered paragliding lets us realize our most amazing dreams of flight. But be educated! This website is dedicated to unbiased, helpful information.

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