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June 17, 2018

Airborne 06.15.18: 100LL Replacement Held, B-1 Stand-Down, Missing USAF Officer

Also: Sichuan Airlines Pilot Feted, Emirates Parks 20 Birds, Air Paris Academy Orders Tecnams, Two A380s Scrapped

The FAA continues to be committed to evaluating suitable replacement unleaded fuels to support GA. Phase Two testing of unleaded avgas continues, having completed two and a half years of testing and evaluation since the FAA's selection of the two finalists in the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) replacement unleaded fuels program. To date, the flight test program is approximately one-third complete, while the engine test program is about halfway complete. Gen. Robin Ra

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ERAU UAS Program Supports Wildfire Recovery Efforts In OK

Summer Study Away Program Helped Survey Damage From April Fires In The State

Embry-Riddle Professors Dan Macchiarella and John Robbins led a group of nine Daytona Beach students on a UAS Disaster Study Away trip in May to support Oklahoma Emergency Management and Dept. of Wildlife Conservation efforts to survey the aftermath of large rangeland fires that raged across hundreds of thousands of acres in Oklahoma in April.

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United Airlines Announces $1 Million Grant To Nation's Largest Food Bank

Part Of $8 Million Plan To Boost Each United Hub Community Across The Country

United Airlines announced today a $1 million grant to the Houston Food Bank in support of their School Market program. The School Market program was specifically expanded to assist children attending Harvey-affected schools, which were among the hardest hit after Hurricane Harvey.

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Airbus Inaugurates The Space Academy In Toulouse

This New Facility Trains Customers On The Company’s Spacecraft And Systems

Airbus has opened the company’s Space Academy in Toulouse, France to help train customers in the operation of satellites and space systems that are acquired from the company.

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The JetBlue Foundation Invests In Puerto Rico’s Future

Pledges Grants For Organizations That Power STEM Initiatives

As part of its 16th anniversary celebration of service to Puerto Rico, the JetBlue Foundation has pledged $100,000 worth of grants to STEM education programs on the island. JetBlue has offered service to Puerto Rico since 2002 and last year initiated 100x35JetBlue, a hurricane recovery and relief initiative. The airline currently serves three destinations in Puerto Rico including its San Juan focus city where JetBlue is the largest carrier, as well as Aguadilla and Ponce.

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Korean University Students See The Future Of Aerospace With Airbus

'Airbus 101 Day' Held In Seoul Earlier This Month

Airbus participated in a get-to-know-you event organized by the Korea Aerospace University (KAU) in Seoul this month. Patterned after the naming structure used for introductory collegiate classes, the “Airbus 101” day provided an opportunity to introduce the company to undergraduates and brief them about global trends in the aerospace industry.

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Berkeley Lab Helps Trace Interstellar Dust Back To Solar System's Formation

Samples Collected In The Earth's Upper Atmosphere Believed To Originate From Comets

Experiments conducted at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) helped to confirm that samples of interplanetary particles – collected from Earth’s upper atmosphere and believed to originate from comets – contain dust leftover from the initial formation of the solar system.

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NATA Announces Endorsement Of New Insurance Provider

Chubb Named As The Preferred Provider Of The NATA P&C Plus Insurance Solution For Its Members

NATA has endorsed Chubb as its preferred provider of a full suite of insurance and risk engineering services for NATA members through the NATA P&C Plus Insurance Program (NATA P&C Plus). This independent agent and broker placed insurance solution delivers flexible insurance options with a quick and simple underwriting submission process.

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Growth Option 2.0 For F135 Engine Announced

Will Provide Increased Power And Thermal Management For F-35 Lightning II Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has announced a Growth Option 2.0 upgrade for the F135 engine, which powers the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft, that can provide increased power and thermal management system (PTMS) capacity. The Growth Option 2.0 upgrade can be configured based on customer requirements to offer a range of PTMS improvements, an area which is emerging as a critical enabling capability for future block upgrades to the F-35 aircraft. The near-term iteration of this upgrade can provide a significant improvement in PTMS capacity.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.17.18): APU (Auxiliary Power Unit)

APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) Device (usually a small turbine) that provides power for engine-starting and other systems while on the ground. Such device is present on large aircraft and some business jets, and replaces the GPU.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.17.18)

Aero Linx: The International Cessna 170 Association The International Cessna 170 Association (TIC170A) was formed in 1969. At last count (June, 2016) we had 1094 members that own a total of 929 Cessna 170s. Our members organize many fly-ins around the country. An annual convention is held in different locations each year and it attracts 170s from far and wide.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.17.18)

“The students were able to learn UAS application principles in both academic and real world settings during the study away. They truly developed into a cohesive team.” Source: <

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