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April 27, 2019

NATA To Honor Former FAA Executive Director Dorenda Baker

Will Receive NATA’s Distinguished Public Service Award

NATA has announced that Dorenda Baker, former FAA Executive Director of the Aircraft Certification Service (AIR), will be awarded the Association’s Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA). Baker will be recognized during the June 18th Industry Excellence Awards Presentation Luncheon held in conjunction with the NATA 2019 Annual Meeting and Aviation Business Conference.

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Airport In The Sky To Reopen May 3

A 1947 DC-3 Originally Owned By Philip K. Wrigley Will Be The First To Land On The Refurbished Runway

The Catalina Island Conservancy, elected officials and military leaders next week will celebrate the landing of the first plane – a 1947 DC-3 originally owned by Philip K. Wrigley – on the Airport in the Sky’s main runway recently repaired by the Marines and Navy Sailors (Seabees) as a training exercise to prepare them for missions on islands and other remote destinations. In addition to the fist landing, the May 3 private event may include other unique aircraft participation.

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L3 Awarded Contract To Support Boeing’s MQ-25 Unmanned Tanker For The U.S. Navy

Contract For Surveillance, Traffic Collision And Avoidance, And Recorders

L3 Commercial Aviation has been awarded a contract by The Boeing Company to supply ADS-B surveillance, collision avoidance technology and flight data recorders for the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling program.

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Black Swift S2 UAS Chosen To Support The East Greenland Ice-Core Project

Research Being Conducted By The Institute Of Arctic And Alpine Research

Black Swift Technologies (BST), a specialized engineering firm based in Boulder, CO, has announced that its advanced aerial research platform, the Black Swift S2 UAS, will be deployed in the coming months by the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR),part of the University of Colorado Boulder, to conduct high-altitude high-latitude atmospheric research studies in Greenland. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is part of the larger international East Greenland Ice-Core Project (EastGRIP).

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D-Day Squadron Announces Kick-Off For North Atlantic Crossing

Aircraft Will Depart From Waterbury-Oxford Airport In Oxford, CT On May 19Th

The D-Day Squadron, part of the Tunison Foundation, has announced the starting point for the Squadron’s journey to Europe over the original "Blue Spruce" route  to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy. Aircraft will depart from Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Oxford Connecticut on May 19th 2019, but there will be a full week of activities to kick off this event, including a special Squadron flyover of the Statue of Liberty.

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ACJ319neo Makes Successful First Flight

Airplane Built For K5 Aviation Of Germany

The ACJ319neo successfully completed a first flight lasting one hour and 55 min on 24th April 2019, beginning a short flight-test programme to verify its corporate jet features – such as the extra fuel tanks in its cargo-hold, which enable intercontinental range.

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A Futuristic Engine For The SCAF

Safran And MTU Aero Engines Developing Powerplant For Future Air Fighter System

At the start of 2019, Safran and MTU Aero Engines signed an industrial partnership to design and produce an engine for the SCAF, tomorrow’s fighter jet. Stéphane Cueille, the Director of R&T and Innovation, explains its characteristics and the project’s challenges.

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StandardAero Certifies New Seat Configurations for Embraer 135/145 Aircraft

Allows Aircraft To Be Used For Part 135 Operations

StandardAero, via its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the FAA, was recently awarded a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for 30 and 42 seat configurations for Embraer EMB 145. The company had previously received an STC for a 30 seat configuration for the Embraer EMB 135.  Both 30 seat configurations allow companies to use these aircraft for Part 135 operations.  In addition, the STC allows increased seat pitch which provides a more enjoyable travel experience.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.27.19)

"It’s very likely we’ll never see an event like this again. And it’s for a very good reason." Source: Moreno Aguiari, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the D-Day Squadron.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.27.19): Maximum Ramp Weight

The total weight of a loaded aircraft, including all fuel. It is greater than the takeoff weight due to the fuel that will be burned during the taxi and runup operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.27.19)

The Small UAV Coalition

The Small UAV Coalition advocates for law and policy changes to permit the operation of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) beyond the line-of-sight, with varying degrees of autonomy, for commercial, consumer, recreational and philanthropic purposes.

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