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April 14, 2019

Airborne 04.12.19: Continental Powers DA50, USPA Safety, Hoover Scholarship

Also: Sun 'N Fun Rebrands, G650ER Speed Record, USAF Test Pilot School, College Volunteers For AirVenture

Continental Aerospace Technologies with be powering Diamond Aircraft’s DA50 with their 300 hp, Jet-A fueled CD-300 engine. The CD-300, certified in December 2017, is a Jet-A fueled piston engine, producing 300 HP, at 9.2 US Gallons per hour, and 2300 RPM. "Matching the CD-300 Jet-A engine with the new DA50 aircraft by Diamond Aircraft Industries is a rekindling of the relationship that created the original successful Jet-A piston powered aircraft." said Rhett Ross, President and CEO, Continent

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Singapore And ICAO Renew Aviation Training Partnership

Goal Is To Augment Aviation Training For Developing Countries

Singapore and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have reaffirmed their commitment to the development of human capital for the global aviation sector. Mr. Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, and Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, President of the Council of the ICAO, signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand and extend the Singapore-ICAO Developing Countries Training Program (DCTP) for another three years from 2019 to 2022.

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OpEd: New FAA Rule Changes Aim To Solve Charter Aviation's Transparency Problem

LeClairRyan Aviation Attorney Explains Changes That Stand To Bolster Safety For All Companies That Work With Brokers To Charter Flights

New FAA regulations bring much-needed transparency to charter aviation—especially if those who charter flights take proactive steps to leverage the new rules, writes LeClairRyan aviation attorney Darcy C. Osta in a new column for Corporate Compliance Insights.

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Boeing, Australian Space Agency Commit To Future Collaboration

Agreement Helps Australia’s Strategy To Grow Space Industry, Jobs

Boeing and the Australian Space Agency have signed a Statement of Strategic Intent to help advance the agency’s goals to expand Australia’s domestic space industry.

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Eighth Annual Wings Over North Georgia Air Show Set For Labor Day Weekend

Event Will Take Place At Russell Regional Airport In Rome, GA

Northwest Georgia's favorite fall family event shifts dates for the 2019 Wings Over North Georgia Air Show to Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The eighth-annual event will take place at Russell Regional Airport in Rome, GA and is presented by JLC AirShow Management.

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ESA Boosts Startup To The Moon

First Flight By BTScientists Planned For 2020

European Space Agency operations specialists are helping flight planners at new European space startup PTScientists, headquartered in Berlin, pilot their way to the Moon. PTScientists are planning to launch lunar landers and rovers as a regular service in the future, with an inaugural flight expected in 2020.

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Uganda Airlines Firms Up Orders For Two Airbus A330neo Aircraft

Will Operate On Medium- And Long-Haul Routes

Uganda Airlines, the national carrier of Uganda, has firmed up its order for two A330-800 airliners, the latest version of the most popular A330 widebody airliner.

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Canadian Transportation Agency Issues Determination In Sunwing Inquiry

Carrier To Pay $694,500 Penalty

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has issued its determination, in the matter of widespread service issues experienced by passengers on Sunwing flights to or from Toronto Pearson International Airport or Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, between April 14 and 18, 2018.

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SpaceChain Opens Operation In The U.K.

Will Explore Opportunities In Europe's Commercial Space Ecosystem

Singapore-based SpaceChain has expanded its operations to the United Kingdom to leverage Europe's advanced space technologies and to drive economic development through SpaceChain's satellite infrastructure and blockchain technology.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.14.19): Obstacle Free Zone

Obstacle Free Zone The OFZ is a three dimensional volume of airspace which protects for the transition of aircraft to and from the runway. The OFZ clearing standard precludes taxiing and parked airplanes and object penetrations, except for frangible NAVAID locations that are fixed by function. Additionally, vehicles, equipment, and personnel may be authorized by air traffic control to enter the area using the provisions of FAAO JO 7110.65, Para 3−1−5, VEHICLES/EQUIPMENT/PERSONNEL ON RUNWAYS. The runway OFZ and when applicable, the inner-approach OFZ, and the inner-transitional OFZ, comprise the OFZ.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.14.19)

Aero Linx: Air Charity Network Air Charity Network is a charitable organization that provides access for people in need who are seeking free air transportation to specialized health care facilities or distant destinations due to family, community, or national crisis. Air Charity Network serves all 50 states and its volunteer pilots utilize their own aircraft, fuel and time to provide free air transportation to medical facilities for citizens who are financially distressed or otherwise unable to travel on public transportation. Air Charity Network members also coordinate flights to fly organ transplant candidates, people involved in clinical trials, chemotherapy or other

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.14.19)

“We are supporting PTScientists in defining their mission operations concepts. All of the elements of which are important.... To be successful, their team needs to prepare for the end-to-end operations of the lander from launch to landing on the Moon and handle all aspects of near-real time surface operations, as well as fitting that into a bigger mission control environment... Right now, we are in the early stages, mapping out what their needs will be. As it becomes clear what will be needed to achieve mission success, we aim to support them with a suite of tools to achieve that.” Source: ESA project lead Kim Nergaard, from ESOC’s Solar System and Exploration Missions Division, discussing how European Space Agency operat

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