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December 13, 2018

Airborne 12.12.18: BBJ 777X!, Lunar Landing Checklist, R66 Cargo Hook

Also: Virgin Orbit Update, FAA-Super Bowl LIII, Gone West: WASP Alma Fornal, Skydiving Hall Of Fame

Could this be ANN’s next corporate aircraft? Boeing Business Jets is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any other business jet. Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles. The BBJ 777-9 provides a larger cabin, while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles. This model opens up almost unlimited i

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Airborne-Unmanned 12.11.18: NYPD UAVs!, Airobotics Waiver, National Park Service

Also: Schiebel Wins, New Generation Robot, 'Buzzy The Drone', DHS Selects PAE ISR

The NYPD has unveiled a new UAS program, which will be comprised of newly acquired UAVs, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. The TARU provides specialized investigative equipment and tactical support to all bureaus within the NYPD, from officers on patrol to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU). The unit's expertise in audio/visual technology helps: enhance investigations through the recovery of surveillance video footage; record police action at large-scale de

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Virgin Galactic May Reach Space This Week

Test Flight Planned With Launch Window Opening Thursday

The fourth powered flight of Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity spacecraft may take the test pilots to the fringe of space. And the window for that flight opens Thursday, December 13.

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FAA Announces Fourth Annual UAS Symposium

Set For February 12-14 In Baltimore

The FAA and AUVSI have announced plans for the 4th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on February 12-14, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Cape Partners With Consortiq On Drone Integration Program

Will Offer Enhanced Drone Training, Documentation And Management

When it comes to drone integration, effective training, documentation and management are all critical components of a successful program. To that end, Cape has announced a new partnership with Consortiq that will give Cape customers access to best-in-class training and management consulting services.

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Minister Garneau Introduces New Fatigue Regulations For Canadian Pilots

Reduces Time Allowed Per Day And Overall Per Year

Canadian Minister of Transport the Honourable Marc Garneau has announced changes to the Canadian Aviation Regulations to improve air travel safety for passengers and flight crews.

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Archangel FPV LLC Introduces First Class Lineup Of Racing Drones

Developed In Partnership With DR1 Racing

Archangel FPV LLC, an emerging racing drone enterprise, first unveiled The Archangel drone during the airing of Season 2 of The DR1 DHL Champions Series with a one minute commercial. Team Archangel also represented Archangel FPV and participated in the racing series, placing third in the competition.

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Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with near

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ACLU Questions NYPD's Drone Plans

Calls Use Of The Aircraft A 'Serious Threat To Privacy'

The ACLU raising concerns about the New York Police Department's recently-announced plans to deploy a 14-drone fleet to assist in public safety efforts, calling the plan a "serious threat to privacy."

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AMA Drone Report 12.06.18: No Drone Zone Nonsense, FAA's 'Buzzy', Airport Probs

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, Drone Use Standards, Censys BVLOS, Woolsey Fire Recovery Drones

OK... it’s getting a little out of control... Signs have been popping up saying drone flights are prohibited on trails and in parks in and around Sedona, AZ, but there is apparently no way for anyone to enforce the "No Drone Zones". The signs say drone flights are prohibited within five miles of an airport, and refers potential drone users either to the airport authority or the US Forest Service. The airport website has a link to "Report" drone flights, which are referred on to Deborah Abingdon, Sedona&rsqu

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Ameren Successfully Completes 60-Mile Drone Flight Over Transmission Lines

Demonstrates Safe, Efficient Aerial Infrastructure Inspections

With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

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ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.13.18)

"At a basic level, this flight will aim to fly higher and faster." Source: Virgin Galactic statement announcing plans for a test flight this week that may reach "space".

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.13.18)

UAS Sightings Report

Reports of unmanned aircraft (UAS) sightings from pilots, citizens and law enforcement have increased dramatically over the past two years. The FAA now receives more than 100 such reports each month. The agency wants to send out a clear message that operating drones around airplanes, helicopters and airports is dangerous and illegal. Unauthorized operators may be subject to stiff fines and criminal charges, including possible jail time.

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December 12, 2018

Airborne 12.12.18: BBJ 777X!, Lunar Landing Checklist, R66 Cargo Hook

Also: Virgin Orbit Update, FAA-Super Bowl LIII, Gone West: WASP Alma Fornal, Skydiving Hall Of Fame

Could this be ANN’s next corporate aircraft? Boeing Business Jets is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any other business jet. Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles. The BBJ 777-9 provides a larger cabin, while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles. This model opens up almost unlimited i

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FAA Starting Outreach For Metroplex Project In Florida

Will Affect Aircraft Flying Over The Central And Southern Portions Of The State

The FAA is developing new flight paths for aircraft flying over Central and South Florida. The project is called South-Central Florida Metroplex and the Agency will ask the public for input as it develops the new air traffic control procedures.

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HondaJet Elite Receives Type Certification in Japan

Company Has 10 Orders For The Aircraft In Japan

The HondaJet Elite has received type certification from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Obtaining type certification from JCAB demonstrates that the HondaJet Elite complies with all of the exacting standards set by the organization including those for strength, performance, safety, function and reliability.

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NASA InSight Lander 'Hears' Martian Winds

Described As A 'Haunting Low Rumble' Produced By The 8-13 Knot 'Breeze'

NASA's Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander, which touched down on Mars just 10 days ago, has provided the first ever "sounds" of Martian winds on the Red Planet.  InSight sensors captured a haunting low rumble caused by vibrations from the wind, estimated to be blowing between 10 to 15 mph (8-13 knots) on Dec. 1, from northwest to southeast. The winds were consistent with the direction of dust devil streaks in the landing area, which were observed from orbit.

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Avolon Orders 100 Airbus A320Neo Family Aircraft

Valued At $11.5 Billion At List Prices

International leasing company Avolon has placed an order for 100 Airbus A320Neo family aircraft valued at $11.5 billion at current list prices.

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AeroJones Prepares New China Factory

Manufacturing Plant To Move To Airport In Zhenjiang, China

AeroJones Aviation Technology, the manufacturer of the CTLS LSA, has been producing airplanes in Xiamen, China. However, that location is set to change.

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Industry Group Targets Carbon Emissions At San Francisco Airport

Shell, World Energy, SkyNRG, KLM, SAS And Finnair Join Forces For The Effort

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have commenced the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to international airlines KLM, SAS and Finnair at San Francisco Airport (SFO). The fuel is produced by World Energy, currently the only SAF refinery worldwide. The initial phase of the arrangement aims to pave the way for longer term, more resilient supply chains for sustainable aviation fuels and reduce the carbon emissions of flights from SFO and other airports. Following May’s agreement, Shell Aviation is the first major fuel supplier to support SFO in its ambition to expand the use of sustainable aviation fuel in its operations.

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Group Building A Wright 'B' Flyer Lookalike Asks For Your Help

Raising Money Through Crowdfunding And More Traditional Methods

Back in January, 2016, Wright "B" Flyer Inc. launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to help fund the construction of a second Wright "B" Flyer lookalike airplane, a project which is still not completed.

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Donation From Shoen Family Of U-Haul To Restore A Pearl Harbor Icon

Ford Island Control Tower Repairs, Elevator Enabled By Family's Contribution

The Ford Island Control Tower, the historic structure that witnessed and withstood the attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago, will soon be fully restored with a new working elevator thanks to a generous gift from the Shoen family of U-Haul International.

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Bell Delivers 429s To Edic Horizon International Flight Academy

Ceremony Held During MEBAA 2018

Bell and Edic Horizon International Flight Academy have celebrated today the delivery of two Bell 429s during a ceremony held at the MEBAA 2018 show. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training.

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B-21 Raider Program Holds Weapons System CDR

Highlights Significant Progress On The Airplane, USAF Says

The Air Force successfully held a critical design review of the B-21 weapon system November 28-30, 2018. The event served as a multi-disciplined technical review that ensured the Air Force’s newest bomber has a stable and mature design as the program moves forward into manufacturing and flight test.

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Airborne 12.10.18: 'Pecos Bill' Accident, Astronaut Nick Hague, SpaceX Update

Also: Champion Aerospace Recall, EAA’s Post-Secondary Scholarships, Ryanair Pilot Training, Universal Avionics

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the accident involving the P-51D Pecos Bill on November 17. The accident fatally injured the pilot, 73-year-old Cowden Ward, Jr. and his passenger, WWII veteran Vincent Losada of San Antonio, TX, 93. The airplane impacted an apartment parking lot near Fredericksburg, Texas, following maneuvers. The airplane was destroyed during the impact. NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Stat

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Leonardo Deploys Falco EVO RPA System

Drone-Based Maritime Surveillance Part of the Frontex Test Program

Leonardo’s Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), in a maritime patrol configuration, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island) as part of the Frontex surveillance research program to test its ability to monitor the European Union’s external borders.

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NASA’s Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

Crossed The Heliopause Boundary November 5

For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA’s Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun.

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Eleventh Annual Al Conklin & Bill de Decker Scholarship Announced

Najla C.E. Dorsey From Ohio State University Receives 2018 Award

Conklin & de Decker, in association with the NBAA, has announced the recipient of the annual Al Conklin and Bill de Decker Business Aviation Management Scholarship is Najla C. E. Dorsey of Columbus, Ohio.

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CDB Aviation Delivers First Of Six Aircraft To TAP

Deliveries Of Four A321Neo And Two A330Neo Aircraft To Support Fleet Growth For Portugal's Flag Carrier

CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited, has begun delivery of a fleet of six Airbus aircraft to Portugal’s leading airline, TAP Air Portugal.

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FlightSafety Announces Milestone Master Technician Graduate

Joe Ping Is The 4,000Th Aircraft Maintenance Technician To Successfully Complete The Program

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Joe Ping, Manager, Aircraft Maintenance, Global Integrated Services – Aviation, Cummins Inc., is the 4,000th aircraft maintenance technician to successfully complete the Master Technician training program. Joe earned his Master Technician certificate following completion of a comprehensive multi-year training curriculum for the Gulfstream G280 aircraft.

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MJet Becomes First ACJ Customer For Skywise

Allows Integration Of Proprietary Operational, Maintenance, And Aircraft Data Into The Skywise Platform

MJet GmbH of Austria has become the first ACJ319 operator to sign up for Skywise, enabling it to integrate its own operational, maintenance, and aircraft data into the Skywise platform. MJet will store, access, manage, and analyze selected Airbus data together with its own data and global benchmarks without the need for additional infrastructure investments.

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JetBlue Appoints Edward Baklor Vice President, Inflight Experience

Will Join The Airline In January, 2019

JetBlue has named Edward Baklor as the carrier’s new Vice President, Inflight Experience. He will join JetBlue effective January 2019 and lead the carrier’s 5,000 award-winning inflight crewmembers.

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ANN FAQ: View Aero-News Your Way ... The 'View Everything' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: View Everything

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.12.18)

“We will involve the public as we design the new procedures, and conduct the required environmental review. Early next year we will hold public meetings across Central and South Florida.” Source: Michael O’Harra, Regional Administrator for the FAA Southern Region. FMI: www.faa.gov

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.12.18): Scan

The first fundamental skill of instrument flight, also known as “cross-check;” the continuous and logical observation of instruments for attitude and performance information.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.12.18)

Wright Image Group

This group is working to create a monument in Dayton, OH to the two guys who started it all ... Orville and Wilbur Wright. The Triumph of Flight will be a stunning 27-story monument dedicated to the dreamers of aviation — a shimmering 1905 Wright Flyer soaring over the intersection of I-70 and I-75.

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AD: Pacific Aerospace Limited Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-23-16

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AD: Rolls-Royce plc Turbofan Engines

AD NUMBER: 2018-25-01

PRODUCT: All Rolls-Royce plc (RR) Trent 1000-A, Trent 1000-C, Trent 1000-D, Trent 1000-E, Trent 1000-G, and Trent 1000-H turbofan engine models.

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Airborne 12.12.18: BBJ 777X!, Lunar Landing Checklist, R66 Cargo Hook

Also: Virgin Orbit Update, FAA-Super Bowl LIII, Gone West: WASP Alma Fornal, Skydiving Hall Of Fame

Could this be ANN’s next corporate aircraft? Boeing Business Jets is launching the BBJ 777X, a new Boeing Business Jet model that can fly more than halfway around the world without stopping, farther than any other business jet. Customers can choose between two models: the BBJ 777-8 and BBJ 777-9. The BBJ 777-8 offers the longest range of 11,645 nautical miles. The BBJ 777-9 provides a larger cabin, while still offering ultra-long range of 11,000 nautical miles. This model opens up almost unlimited interior design options to ensure comfort for long distance travel. An anonymous American collector has purchased the checklist used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin for landing o

December 11, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 12.11.18: NYPD UAVs!, Airobotics Waiver, National Park Service

Also: Schiebel Wins, New Generation Robot, 'Buzzy The Drone', DHS Selects PAE ISR

The NYPD has unveiled a new UAS program, which will be comprised of newly acquired UAVs, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. The TARU provides specialized investigative equipment and tactical support to all bureaus within the NYPD, from officers on patrol to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU). The unit's expertise in audio/visual technology helps: enhance investigations through the recovery of surveillance video footage; record police action at large-scale de

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Morgan Stanley Predicts $1.5 Trillion eVTOL Market By 2040

Releases 85-Page Report To Clients

A report released by Morgan Stanley to its clients predicts a $1.5 trillion worldwide market for eVTOL flying taxis and personal air vehicles by 2040.

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Airobotics Receives FAA BVLOS Waiver For U.S. Operations

Allows The Company To Initiate Flights Beyond Visual Line Of Sight

Automated drone startup Airobotics has become the first company in the United States to receive a Certificate of Waiver (CoW) from the FAA that combines three elements: flying Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) for automated drone operations, over human beings, with a visual observer that is not required to keep a visual line of sight on the drone. This waiver permits Airobotics to operate from the company’s Remote Operations Center in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Tuskegee Airman Found Deceased In His Home

Wilfred Defour Was 100 Years Old

Another member of the storied Tuskegee Airmen has Gone West. Wilfred Defour, aged 100, passed away at his home in Harlem Saturday.

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Gone West: WASP Alma Fornal

Passed In Late November At The Age Of 98

Former WASP pilot Alma Fornal has Gone West. She passed away November 29th at the age of 98.

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CUPE Postpones Job Action For Flair Flight Attendants

Union Shifts Focus To Legal Fight With Airline Following Company Memo To Employees

Due to recent actions by Flair Airlines that have raised concerns for the job security of CUPE 4060 members—actions the union will be challenging at the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB)—the Canadian Union of Public Employees has called off job action by Flair's 139 flight attendants that was to begin at midnight on December 10.

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Some Virgin Atlantic Pilots May Strike During Holiday Rush

Pilot Represented By The Professional Pilots Union Not Recognized By The Airline

About a third of Virgin Atlantic's pilots who are represented by the Professional Pilots Union (PPU) are threatening to walk off the job just before Christmas.

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Bad Press For Qantas Over Holiday Scheduling

Carrier Asking Some Staff To Work 'Unpaid' Shifts During The Holidays

An internal Qantas memo that was leaked to the Internet has led to the airline being excoriated over holiday scheduling.

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Jetex Now The Exclusive Dealer In The Middle East For Hi-Tech New HondaJet

Official Signing Ceremony Took Place December 9th In Dubai

Jetex is bringing the next-generation in advanced private jets to the Middle East after striking an agreement with Honda Aircraft Company to become the exclusive authorized dealer for the region. The deal means Jetex is now the manufacturer’s sole representative for the new HondaJet offering sales and support across the Gulf and Middle East region.

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Gulfstream G650ER Connects New York With Dubai In Record Time

Flagship Aircraft Shaves One Hour, 48 Minutes Off Previous Record In Impressive Range, Speed Demonstration

Gulfstream has announced that the ultralong-range Gulfstream G650ER has completed a record-breaking flight en route to the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show in Dubai. The aircraft bested the previous world speed record by one hour and 48 minutes.

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Viasat Military-Grade Airborne Modem Gains ARSTRAT Certification

Authorized To Operate Across Government Satellite Networks

The Mobile Broadband Router (MBR)-4020 airborne modem developed by communications company Viasat has successfully completed the Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT) certification process. By completing the certification, the Viasat MBR-4020 modem is now authorized to operate on the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network, which will significantly reduce overall satellite communications (SATCOM) costs for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) customers and very important person special airlift mission (VIPSAM) aircraft.

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Airborne-Unmanned 12.11.18: NYPD UAVs!, Airobotics Waiver, National Park Service

Also: Schiebel Wins, New Generation Robot, 'Buzzy The Drone', DHS Selects PAE ISR

The NYPD has unveiled a new UAS program, which will be comprised of newly acquired UAVs, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. The TARU provides specialized investigative equipment and tactical support to all bureaus within the NYPD, from officers on patrol to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU). The unit's expertise in audio/visual technology helps: enhance investigations through the recovery of surveillance video footage; record police action at large-scale demonstrations and arrest situations; and provide crucial live video to incident commanders during ongoing emergency situations. Just a few weeks after announcing that it had receiv

December 10, 2018

Airborne 12.10.18: 'Pecos Bill' Accident, Astronaut Nick Hague, SpaceX Update

Also: Champion Aerospace Recall, EAA’s Post-Secondary Scholarships, Ryanair Pilot Training, Universal Avionics

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the accident involving the P-51D Pecos Bill on November 17. The accident fatally injured the pilot, 73-year-old Cowden Ward, Jr. and his passenger, WWII veteran Vincent Losada of San Antonio, TX, 93. The airplane impacted an apartment parking lot near Fredericksburg, Texas, following maneuvers. The airplane was destroyed during the impact. NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Stat

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Klyde Morris (12.10.18)

Klyde Reveals The Secret Side Of Space Biz Competitiveness

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airborne 12.07.18: Continental Power-Liaoning Cub, AirVenture, Lion Air v Boeing

Also: 64 Satellite 'Rideshare', Hurricane Hunters Finish Year, Cessna 208B SAIB, Aero-TV: Wright B Flyer Program

Continental Motors Group has entered a strategic partnership with Liaoning Cub Aircraft Corp to be the engine provider for the Top Cub, the first kit aircraft built in China, for the Chinese market. The experimental Top Cub is based on the Part 23 certified Top Cub CC18-180, originally designed by CubCrafters and acquired by Top Cub Aircraft Inc. The availability of the Top Cub as a kit aircraft, powered by a CMG Titan kit engine, marks the opening of the experimental market in China. Top Cub

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Airborne 12.10.18: 'Pecos Bill' Accident Report, Astronaut Nick Hague, SpaceX Update

Also: Champion Aerospace Recall, EAA’s Post-Secondary Scholarships, Ryanair Pilot Training, Universal Avionics

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the accident involving the P-51D Pecos Bill on November 17. The accident fatally injured the pilot, 73-year-old Cowden Ward, Jr. and his passenger, WWII veteran Vincent Losada of San Antonio, TX, 93. The airplane impacted an apartment parking lot near Fredericksburg, Texas, following maneuvers. The airplane was destroyed during the impact. NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who was forced to abort his recent mission to the International Space Station, is scheduled to launch again Feb. 28, 2019, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Hague will launch with Alexey Ovchinin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who was

December 07, 2018

Airborne 12.07.18: Continental Power-Liaoning Cub, AirVenture, Lion Air v Boeing

Also: 64 Satellite 'Rideshare', Hurricane Hunters Finish Year, Cessna 208B SAIB, Aero-TV: Wright B Flyer Program

Continental Motors Group has entered a strategic partnership with Liaoning Cub Aircraft Corp to be the engine provider for the Top Cub, the first kit aircraft built in China, for the Chinese market. The experimental Top Cub is based on the Part 23 certified Top Cub CC18-180, originally designed by CubCrafters and acquired by Top Cub Aircraft Inc. The availability of the Top Cub as a kit aircraft, powered by a CMG Titan kit engine, marks the opening of the experimental market in China. Top Cub

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Airborne 12.05.18: Bogus A/C Renewals, Piaggio Struggles, Illegal Charters

Also: Waypoint Leasing CH11, K-MAX Aircraft Orders, Bogus Sightseeing Flts, Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution

EAA is warning its members to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft registration renewal that does not come directly from the FAA with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA is aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration and direct them to a website or mail-in form where they can renew in exchange for a hefty fee. Adding little or no a

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December 06, 2018

AMA Drone Report 12.06.18: No Drone Zone Nonsense, FAA's 'Buzzy', Airport Probs

Also: FAA Exec Appointment, Drone Use Standards, Censys BVLOS, Woolsey Fire Recovery Drones

OK... it’s getting a little out of control... Signs have been popping up saying drone flights are prohibited on trails and in parks in and around Sedona, AZ, but there is apparently no way for anyone to enforce the "No Drone Zones". The signs say drone flights are prohibited within five miles of an airport, and refers potential drone users either to the airport authority or the US Forest Service. The airport website has a link to "Report" drone flights, which are referred on to Deborah Abingdon, Sedona&rsqu

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December 05, 2018

Airborne 12.05.18: Bogus A/C Renewals, Piaggio Struggles, Illegal Charters

Also: Waypoint Leasing CH11, K-MAX Aircraft Orders, Bogus Sightseeing Flts, Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution

EAA is warning its members to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft registration renewal that does not come directly from the FAA with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA is aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration and direct them to a website or mail-in form where they can renew in exchange for a hefty fee. Adding little or no a

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May 07, 2018

Edic Horizon International Flight Academy Signs For Two Bell 429s

Flight Training Facility Expands Services To Include Twin Engine Aircraft

Bell Helicopter has announced a signature from Edic Horizon International Flight Academy to purchase two Bell 429 aircraft. Based at Al Ain International Airport, Edic Horizon International Flight Academy utilizes their fleet of entirely Bell aircraft to provide flight training to a variety of international students.

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May 04, 2018

Jet Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Hawker Pacific

Transaction Valued At $250 Million

Jet Aviation has completed its acquisition of Hawker Pacific, a leading provider of Civil MRO, Fleet and FBO Services, and Aircraft Sales across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The transaction is valued at $250 million.

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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