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December 18, 2018

Brazil Challenges Canadian Subsidies To Bombardier

Embraer Welcomes Filing Of First Written Submission

The government of Brazil has made its First Written Submission to the dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva. The Panel is examining more than $4 billion in subsidies that Bombardier allegedly received from the Governments of Canada and Quebec. In 2016 alone, these governments provided over $2.5 billion to the Canadian aircraft manufacturer, according to the filing.

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Textron Aviation Enhances Cessna Caravan And Grand Caravan EX Turboprops

Introduces Garmin’s G1000 NXi Next-Generation Integrated Flight Deck For New Production Airplanes

Textron Aviation is bringing enhanced flight deck capabilities to new production Cessna Caravan and Grand Caravan EX turboprop platforms. The features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin’s G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck, which provides pilots with greater control and connectivity in the cockpit.

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TSB Recommendations Focus On De-Icing At Remote Northern Airports

Canadian Safety Board Calls For Adequate Aircraft De-Icing Equipment, Greater Compliance With De-Icing Regulations

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has made two recommendations aimed at preventing flight crews operating in remote northern areas of Canada from taking off with ice, snow and frost contamination on aircraft. The recommendations stem from the TSB's ongoing investigation (A17C0146) into the December 2017 collision with terrain of the West Wind Aviation ATR-42 in Fond-du-Lac, Saskatchewan.

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Yingling Aviation Continues Expansion, Adds Aircraft Paint Services

Construction On A New Maintenance Facility Is Underway

Yingling Aviation has announced a significant expansion to its current facilities at Wichita’s Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. Construction on a new 23,000 square foot facility for aircraft avionics and maintenance has begun. In addition, the company is adding another 50,000 square foot of newly leased space consisting of a paint hangar, prep hangar, service, aircraft interiors, and office space.

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LAFD To Strengthen Emergency Response Capabilities

Will Add A Fifth AW139 Helicopter To Its Fleet

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is set to introduce a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a range of missions primarily including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR).  

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Ariane 6 On The Way To Flight

Will Sharply Decrease Launch Costs Compared To Ariane 5

This has been an intense year for Ariane 6 development, with progress boosted across Europe: plants are manufacturing new parts using novel methods, all engines have been tested, and the construction of launch facilities is well underway.

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Naples (KAPF) Full-Service FBO Unveils New Name

Becomes Naples Aviation, Adds AvFuel As Contract Fuel Provider

The sole full-service FBO at Naples Airport has announced a name change from Naples Airport Authority to Naples Aviation. Still under operation by the Naples Airport Authority, Naples Aviation has the same dedicated team providing the expert services customers know them for, along with a new fueling option.

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Germany Extends Contracts For Heron 1 Drone Operation In Afghanistan And Mali

More Than 46,000 Operational Flying Hours Successfully Completed Over Both Countries

Germany has extended the successful operation of the Heron 1 drones by Airbus DS Airborne Solutions GmbH, a company of Airbus, until mid of 2020. These contracts have been signed with the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support on December 12th, 2018. 

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Unknown Treasure Trove Of Planets Found Hiding In Dust

New Research Finds Numbers May Be Much Higher Than Previously Thought

"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by an international team of astronomers suggests.

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Detroit Flying Cars Test Article Damaged During Taxi Test

Aircraft Reportedly Became Airborne, Impacted Terrain

The pilot of an experimental flying car was injured Friday when the vehicle unexpectedly became airborne during a taxi test and impacted terrain.

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AD: Airbus SAS Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-25-12

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus SAS Model A350- 941 airplanes.

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AD: Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-25-13

PRODUCT: Certain Dassault Aviation Model FALCON 2000 airplanes.

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Embraer, Boeing Approve Terms Of Strategic Aerospace Partnership

Seek Approval From The Brazilian Government For The Joint Venture

Embraer and Boeing have approved to the terms of a strategic partnership that would position both companies to accelerate growth in global aerospace markets.

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NASAO Announces Shelly Simi As New Leader

Will Join The Association Early In 2019

The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) has selected Shelly Simi as the new President and CEO. In this capacity, Simi will work closely with the NASAO Board of Directors and state representatives to actualize the mission and vision while enhancing the goals of the Association. Simi joins NASAO in early 2019, following her time at Aurora Flight Sciences where she is currently the Director of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs.

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Sikorsky Sued Over Black Hawk Helicopter Accident

Alleges Tail Rotor System On The Widely-Used Aircraft Is Faulty

A lawsuit has been filed against Lockheed Martin by the widow of an Army Helicopter Crew Chief who alleges that the company is responsible for her husband's death last year.

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NUAIR And UTM Partners Meet To Discuss Future Of UTM Corridor

Meeting Marks Critical Step In Creating A True BVLOS Test Range For Drones

The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), a global leader advancing unmanned systems technology, hosted its first official unmanned traffic management (UTM) kick off meeting with partners in Syracuse on December 11 and 12. The purpose of the meeting was to establish a joint roadmap to advance research and development opportunities, identify and resolve technical issues, and lay the framework for a detailed implementation plan to build an operational Beyond Visual Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) UTM system.

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Academy of Model Aeronautics Names Chad Budreau Executive Director

Has Held The Position On An Interim Basis Since April

The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has named Chad Budreau as its new Executive Director. Budreau has held this position on an interim basis since April 2018, and previously served as AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs Director.

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Boeing Delivers The 787th 787 Dreamliner

Special Milestone Airplane To Be Operated By China Southern Airlines

Boeing has delivered the 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, marking a special milestone for the super-efficient airplane family and the fastest-selling twin-aisle jet in history.

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Airbus Appoints Philippe Mhun Chief Programs And Services Officer

Didier Evrard To Retire After 41 Years At Airbus

Airbus  has appointed Philippe Mhun, 56, as Chief Programs and Services Officer for Airbus Commercial Aircraft, effective 01 January 2019. Mhun, currently Head of Customer Services at Airbus, will succeed EVP Head of Programs Didier Evrard, 65, who retires around the turn of the year after 41 years associated with Airbus, 20 of those in top management positions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.18.18)

"Boeing and Embraer know each other well through more than two decades of collaboration, and the respect we have for each other and the value we see in this partnership has only increased since we announced our joint efforts earlier this year." Source: Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.18.18): Composite Flight Plan

A flight plan which specifies VFR operation for one portion of flight and IFR for another portion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.18.18)

Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Celebrates 99Th Birthday in the Co-Pilot’s Seat

From The Washington Post, a first-hand account of a flight taken by 99-year-old former Tuskegee Airman a day after his 99th birthday.

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