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October 20, 2018

Airborne 10.19.18: Thunderbird G-LOC, AEA Prepares, Zenith Workshops

Also: Sonaca Aircraft, Enstrom 280FX Sale, Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic, FlightAware

We now have more information about the tragic accident that took the life of Thunderbird Pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno. According to USAF investigators, who released their report on the investigation into the April 4 crash at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis Air Force Base, Del Bagno temporarily lost consciousness during a high ‘G’ maneuver and was incapacitated right before his fatal accident last April. Del Bagno, along with five other Thunderbirds, was practicing an aerial maneuve

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USAF Releases Report From April Fatal Thunderbirds Accident At Nellis AFB

Pilot Blacked Out During High-G Maneuver, Report Indicates

Air Combat Command has released an accident investigation board report regarding the F-16 Thunderbird accident which occurred April 4, 2018. Major Stephen Del Bagno, call sign "Cajun", an F-16CM pilot assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the “Thunderbirds,” was fatally injured when his airplane went down while engaged in a routine aerial demonstration training flight at the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) near Creech AFB, Nevada.

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NBAA Announces 2018 Kern Professionalism Award Recipients

Eleven Honored For Leadership In Support Of Aviation Safety At NBAA-BACE

The NBAA recognized 11 recipients of its annual Dr. Tony Kern Professionalism in Aviation Award, which honors individuals in the business aviation industry for outstanding professionalism and leadership in support of aviation safety.

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Imagining The Possibilities Of General Aviation In 2025

Rene Nardi Looks To The Future At NBAA-BACE

Since the basic designs of the most popular single-engine general aviation aircraft flying today are between 20 and 70 years old, the light piston-engine market segment is ripe for innovation, according to Rene Nardi, a 35-year aerospace veteran who is leading a team exploring the opportunities for revitalizing and expanding the market through the introduction of multiple advanced technologies.

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FAA Announces $40.9 Million for New Tower At KGSO

Will House TRACON With Up To 10 Radar Positions For Controllers

The FAA is investing $40.9 million in infrastructure for Piedmont Triad International Airport (KGSO) in Greensboro, NC. The Agency is building a new, 180-foot-tall Air Traffic Control Tower.

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Avitas Systems Is The First FAA-Approved Civil Use Of BVLOS With Radar

Tests Will Take Place In Loving County, TX

Avitas Systems, a GE venture, has received FAA approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer for industrial inspection; it is the first FAA-approved civil use of BVLOS with radar.

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Deadline Approaches For 2019 WAI Scholarships

November 12 Is The Cut-Off Date

Nearly $650,000 in scholarships will be awarded at WAI’s 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, and the time to apply is now. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2018, and submit the application by November 12, 2018.

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Bell Launches Certified Training Facilities To Expand Global Offerings

Helideal France To Become First International Bell 505 Certified Training Facility

Bell Helicopter has launched their Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy.

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Analyst: Commercial Aircraft To Replace Current Satellites

Four Billion People Worldwide Still Have No Access To The Internet

A more connected world makes the globe shrink. Increasingly people are gaining internet access at an exponential rate, and it is changing the way of life. Our devices are becoming progressively more connected through the IoT (Internet of things). But this is not some advanced technology that will affect only the first world. Internet access is becoming the standard rather than the exception, but this has not always been the case. Around the world, there are still 4 billion people without internet access.

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ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You!

For well over 20 years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other news service has done what ANN has done... and no one did it before we showed the rest of the aero-world how it's done.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.20.18)

“We are not going to get rid of the pilot anytime soon.” Source: Rene Nardi, a 35-year aerospace veteran who is leading a team exploring the opportunities for revitalizing and expanding the market through the introduction of multiple advanced technologies.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.18): Dihedral

The positive acute angle between the lateral axis of an airplane and a line through the center of a wing or horizontal stabilizer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.18)

University Aviation Association

The University Aviation Association (UAA) is the voice of collegiate aviation education to its members, the industry, government and the general public. Through the collective expertise of its members, this nonprofit organization plays a pivotal role in the advancement of degree-granting aviation programs that represent all segments of the aviation industry.

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October 19, 2018

NBAA Wraps A Dynamic, High-Energy Convention In Orlando

Event Exceeded Expectations, Bolen Says

The NBAA brought its 2018 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Thursday. It was an event characterized by energy, excitement and a focus on the future, according to the organization.

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Airborne 10.19.18: Thunderbird G-LOC, AEA Prepares, Zenith Workshops

Also: Sonaca Aircraft, Enstrom 280FX Sale, Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic, FlightAware

We now have more information about the tragic accident that took the life of Thunderbird Pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno. According to USAF investigators, who released their report on the investigation into the April 4 crash at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis Air Force Base, Del Bagno temporarily lost consciousness during a high ‘G’ maneuver and was incapacitated right before his fatal accident last April. Del Bagno, along with five other Thunderbirds, was practicing an aerial maneuve

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Aero-TV: Aquatic WACO Update - WACO YMF-5F Builds Appeal

Float-Equipped Biplane Turns Heads At AirVenture

WACO Aircraft brought its latest airplane, the YMF-5F Floatplane, to AirVenture this summer. When the aircraft was introduced last year, the company said that the combination of a new 300 HP engine, the new MT constant speed propeller and Aerocet 3400 Amphibious floats helped make this ambitious project a reality. This blending of equipment has allowed WACO to build a great performing, exceptionally fun, and beautiful WACO Amphibious float plane, the YMF-5F (The "F" is for Float, and Fun).

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NBAA-BACE Panel Imagines The Future Of Pilotless VTOL Urban Transport

Industry Experts Believe That Future Is Closer Than Most Think

Anyone who's ever dreamed of traveling above congested city streets may soon have their dreams realized, and possibly sooner than they may think. Electrically powered, pilotless, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft offer the potential to radically change urban transportation, and an overflow, standing-room-only session at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) took a closer look at this promising technology.

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'The Electric Aircraft Revolution': A Plausible Alternative For Flight Training

Special Session Held Wednesday At NBAA-BACE Innovation Zone

As battery technology becomes more advanced, offering more power for less weight and reduced recharging times, the idea of a commercially-viable, electrically-powered aircraft has moved from the realm of the implausible to quite possible. In fact, as NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) Innovation Zone session,

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Textron Aviation Debuts New Full-Scale Cessna SkyCourier Mockup

Offered A Preview Of Passenger Options And Special Features At NBAA-BACE

Textron Aviation unveiled the new full-scale Cessna SkyCourier mockup at the 2018 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida. The cabin mockup offers a preview into the Cessna SkyCourier’s passenger options and standard features.

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Say Goodbye To Pen And Paper In The Cockpit

New Sketch Pad Capabilities With iFly GPS Version 10.3

Adventure Pilot has announced the release of iFly GPS version 10.3 for all supported platforms: Android, Apple iPad/iPhone, Windows and its line of iFly portable aviation units. Noteworthy features included with this release are Sketch Mode and Runway Advisor.

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Expert Help Wanted: Could YOU Be The Next Face Of 'Airborne?'

Aviation's Longest Running Video News Program Is Seeking New Talent For Airborne Expansion

ANN is on the hunt for next new face of our Airborne news program series... in order to allow our current host the chance to do some important international volunteer work. Further; we also need to add new and talented persons to the roster so that we may accomplish the expanding mission of Airborne and a number of new Airborne additions coming up in the next few months. We have a need for one new staffer ASAP and another around the first of the year. These are autonomous 'one man/woman band' positions where you must be as comfortable behind the camera as in front of it. You will be responsible for presenting tech related news stories on camera whi

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Mid-Continent and True Blue Power Present ANN's NBAA 2018 Special Coverage!

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and True Blue Power Present NBAA 2018 (NBAA Display #2265 )

Ravn Alaska Upgrades DHC-8 Fleet with True Blue Power® High-Performance, Lithium-ion Batteries True Blue Power, a globally recognized manufacturer of lithium-ion batteries, announced Ravn Alaska has installed the company’s TB44 (46 amp-hour) Advanced Lithium-ion Batteries on DeHavilland DHC-8 aircraft. Ravn will install TB44 batteries during routine C-check maintenance operations throughout 2018. The battery outperforms existing nickel-cadmium (NiCad) and lead-acid alternatives, deliver

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Bent Wing Flight Services Open For Business In New Terminal At KFHB

New GA Terminal At Fernandina Beach, FL Pays Homage To The F4U Corsair

Bent Wing Flight Services is now operating out of its permanent home at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport—the airport’s brand new $4.5 million general aviation terminal building.

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Airborne-Unmanned 10.09.18: FAA Reauthorized, MQ-9B SkyGuardian, MultiGP/DRL

Also: V-247 Vigilant UAV, ParaZero FAA Waiver, AUVSI'S Trusted Operator, Augusta Drone Company

The President of the United States has signed the long-term FAA Reauthorization that was finally approved by both the House and Senate over the past several days. Not everyone is happy (least of all, the model aviation community--for good reason), but most of the truly onerous aspects put forth in the last few years, especially the push for ATC Privatization, have gone by the wayside... for now. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) completed the first flight of its second MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remot

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Enstrom Announces 280FX Sale At Helitech

Aircraft To Be Delivered In 2019 To Golf Tango In France

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract at Helitech International to deliver a new 280FX into France. The deal is being completed by their dealer, Francois Gatineau, CEO of Rotor & Aircraft Sarl. This signing took place on October 17 at the Enstrom booth.

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Klyde Morris 10.19.18

At Least You Know You're Not Going To Get Frog-Marched Out Of The Building, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Seven Certified Aviation Manager Scholarships Awarded At NBAA-BACE

Awards Promote Professional Development In Business Aviation

The NBAA has awarded seven scholarships to current and aspiring Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). These scholarships, which are given annually, promote professional development in business aviation by providing financial support for qualified CAM exam candidates.

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AMA Drone Report 10.11.18: MultiGP/DRL Join Up, Hurricane Warning, EAA Support

Also: Airspace Authorization Expire?, MOSAIC Proposal, New LAANC Providers, FAA Targets UAS Violators

The 2018 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship and 2019 DRL Swatch Tryouts eSports Tournament will be held together in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend of February  8-10, 2019. The competitions merge real-life drone racing with an eSport drone racing tournament with the best pilots in the world meeting to compete. For the first time ever, the winner of the MultiGP Drone Racing Championship will be offered a contract for the upcoming 2019 DRL season, airing on ESPN. While Hurricane Michael was bearing

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Global UAV Autonomously Launches And Lands A Drone On A Moving Vehicle

Precision Flight Control Integration Made Operation Successful

Global UAV and Planck Aerosystems have successfully performed a fully autonomous landing and takeoff from a moving off-road vehicle with one of Global UAV’s research and development UAV’s from NOVAerial Robotics Inc. The precision landing and takeoffs are made possible by integration of precision flight control software technology from Planck. The software will enable the Procyon 800E UAV to autonomously take off and land from moving vehicles and marine vessels of various sizes.

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Airborne 10.18.18: PC-24 Expands Reach, Falcon 8X EFVS, Honda Performance Pkg

Also: NetJets Global 7500, New Tower At KGSO, Dassault FalconConnect, Bent Wing Flight Services

The PC-24 is taking hold across the globe... Following the TC issuance last December, Pilatus has delivered twelve aircraft to the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Southern Africa. By the end of this year, the company expects 23 PC-24s will be in customer operation. The global fleet of in-service PC-24s have accumulated 1200 flight hours, with the fleet leader already clocking up over 620 flight hours. This aircraft, the first serialised production PC-24, is owned and operated by the U.S. fractiona

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Warranty Extended For H145’s Arriel 2E Engines

Now Covered For Three Years Or 2,000 Hours

Airbus H145 customers will now benefit from the extension of the warranty of the H145’s Arriel 2E engines from two years/1,000 hours to three years/2,000 hours. This extension is valid for H145s delivered from January 2018. Furthermore, Airbus has rolled out Helionix Step 3 on the H145, an enhanced version of Airbus’ Helionix avionics suite that enhances situational awareness, improves availability, accelerates helicopter connectivity, and reduces maintenance costs.

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First Dassault FalconConnect Installation Completed

New Service Offers Simplified, Seamless Flying Office Communications Experience

The first aircraft equipped with Dassault’s new FalconConnect integrated onboard communications system, a Falcon 2000LXS, has been retrofitted by Dassault Aviation.

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Bell And Yamato Announce Strategic Collaboration

Goal Is To Transform On-Demand Delivery Service

Bell Helicopter and Yamato Holdings Co.have announced a strategic collaboration for the future of civilian aerial logistics. Together they aspire to be a global leader in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) logistics and plan to do so by collaborating to integrate innovative autonomous unmanned vehicle systems and package handling systems to create an exceptional customer experience for on-demand logistics services. They expect to introduce their initial product into service by mid-2020s.

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FlightAware Announces Flight Tracking Coverage Growth

Now Able To Track Aircraft Anywhere On The World

FlightAware has announced that they are now able to track aircraft anywhere in the world, including positions in the air and activity on the ground. "Since most disruption happens while an aircraft is on the ground, there's tremendous value in having insight into what's going on before and after takeoff, particularly for our business aviation customers," said Daniel Baker, FlightAware Founder and CEO.

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Gulfstream Increases Safety And Efficiency For Operators

Company Aircraft Are First In Industry Certified For Visual Advantage Credit

Gulfstream has announced its fleet of in-production aircraft has FAA approval for Visual Advantage credit using the Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS). This industry-first approval gives select operators authorization to dispatch and begin instrument approaches in low-visibility conditions below published approach minima.

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FlightSafety’s eLearning Courses Join USAIG’s Safety Initiative

Makes A Diverse Portfolio Of Services Available To Policyholders

USAIG, an aviation-specific insurance provider, proudly welcomes FlightSafety International to its Performance Vector safety initiative. Performance Vector enables eligible policyholders to select annually from a diverse portfolio of training and safety-enhancing services delivered by world-class providers. A broad selection of eLearning courses from aviation-training-leader FlightSafety International has been added to the list of options accessible through the annual Performance Vector benefit. 

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Sikorsky Operator Marks Safe Flight Milestone With S-76 Helicopters

American Express Flight Department Hits 8,000 Hours Of Safe Flight

Sikorsky has recognized American Express’ corporate flight department for achieving 8,000 hours of safe flight with its fleet of S-76 helicopters. The event took place during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition.

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GrandView Aviation Launches Phenom 300 Charter Jet Membership Program

First Tier Of The Program Is Free To Join

GrandView Aviation has launched a Phenom 300 jet charter membership program. The first tier of membership, Altitude, includes flexible cancellation fees and catering credits when the member is on board, and is free to join.

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Becker Submits TCAS II Compatible, ADS-B Transponder For EASA Certification

Designed Specifically For Full Interoperability With Existing TCAS II Systems

Becker has submitted for EASA certification the company BXT6500 family’s latest version Mode S transponder, designed specifically for full interoperability with existing TCAS II systems, as well as ADS-B compliant. The BXT Mode S transponder provides a much needed alternative to traditional Mode S suppliers in regional airline TCAS II operations, as well as any place TCAS II systems are in use such as business jets and air transport operations, both civil and military.

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Kopter Announces New Distributor For The Nordic Countries

Swiss Helikopter Norway AS Is Nordic Distributor

Kopter is proud to announce the appointment of Swiss Helikopter Norway AS as its Nordic distributor, on the second day of Helitech.

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ANN FAQ: Feel The Propwash (Updated)

New Form Makes Subscribing, Unsubscribing Even Easier

While we're very proud of our newly-redesigned website, we know that some folks really enjoy the convenience of having their Aero-News dropped into their e-mail boxes every day. Our new site makes that process even easier than before.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (10.19.18)

"As long as we can make the safety case as our number one priority – whether on the aircraft, operational or airspace side – I think we can get [regulators] to understand that and will be able to work with us." Source: Kate Fraser, head of aviation policy for the urban mobility enterprise, during a panel discussion of Urban Air Mobility at NBAA-BACE.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.18): Differential Pressure

A difference between two pressures. The measurement of airspeed is an example of the use of differential pressure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.18)

National Aviation Safety Foundation

The National Aviation Safety Foundation is a support group whose objective is to enhance aviation safety through educational programs at designated National facilities.

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Airborne 10.19.18: Thunderbird G-LOC, AEA Prepares, Zenith Workshops

Also: Sonaca Aircraft, Enstrom 280FX Sale, Boeing Forecasts Air Cargo Traffic, FlightAware

We now have more information about the tragic accident that took the life of Thunderbird Pilot, Maj. Stephen Del Bagno. According to USAF investigators, who released their report on the investigation into the April 4 crash at the Nevada Test and Training Range near Nellis Air Force Base, Del Bagno temporarily lost consciousness during a high ‘G’ maneuver and was incapacitated right before his fatal accident last April. Del Bagno, along with five other Thunderbirds, was practicing an aerial maneuver called the High Bomb Burst Rejoin, and flew inverted for about 22 seconds at about 5,500 to 5,700 feet above ground level, where he experienced up to negative two G-forces, according

Aero-TV: Aquatic WACO Update - WACO YMF-5F Builds Appeal

Float-Equipped Biplane Turns Heads At AirVenture
 
WACO Aircraft brought its latest airplane, the YMF-5F Floatplane, to AirVenture this summer.
 
When the aircraft was introduced last year, the company said that the combination of a new 300 HP engine, the new MT constant speed propeller and Aerocet 3400 Amphibious floats helped make this ambitious project a reality.

October 18, 2018

NBAA-BACE Day Two Keynote Honors The Past, Looks To The Future

Inaugural '40 Under 40' Class Introduced

The Day Two Keynote session at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) was a celebration of aviation’s past and a look toward the industry’s future.

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Airborne 10.18.18: PC-24 Expands Reach, Falcon 8X EFVS, Honda Performance Pkg

Also: NetJets Global 7500, New Tower At KGSO, Dassault FalconConnect, Bent Wing Flight Services

The PC-24 is taking hold across the globe... Following the TC issuance last December, Pilatus has delivered twelve aircraft to the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Southern Africa. By the end of this year, the company expects 23 PC-24s will be in customer operation. The global fleet of in-service PC-24s have accumulated 1200 flight hours, with the fleet leader already clocking up over 620 flight hours. This aircraft, the first serialised production PC-24, is owned and operated by the U.S. fractiona

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Phillips 66 Aviation Donates $22,000 To Corporate Angel Network

Gift Made Through Corporate Angel Award Sponsorship

Phillips 66 Aviation awarded $22,000 to longtime partner, Corporate Angel Network (CAN), during this year’s NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). CAN’s sole mission is to arrange free transportation to medical treatment centers for cancer patients and their caregivers. The organization does this by utilizing empty seats onboard business aircraft during routine business trips.

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NetJets Confirms Delivery Schedule For Its Global 7500 Aircraft

Continues To Exercise Options Within The Extensive Bombardier Portfolio

Bombardier announced today that NetJets Inc. confirmed the delivery schedule of its Global 7500 aircraft with the first delivery planned in 2021. NetJets’ original order for Global 7500 jets was among Bombardier's largest business aircraft orders in its history, which also included Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft as well as Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft. NetJets has also exercised options for five Challenger 350 aircraft and a Global 6000 aircraft to join the fleet of more than 120 Challenger and Global jets in service, as deliveries for the originally firm-ordered platforms are nearing fulfillment.

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JETTECH Receives EASA Approvals For STC’d Garmin GTN Installs

Covers Citation 500/501/550/S550/550B/560 & CJ Fleet

JETTECH, a developer of aftermarket aircraft solutions, announced today it has received EASA approvals for several of its FAA approved STCs for Garmin touchscreen installations on legacy Citation and CJ aircraft. The EASA approvals for the Citation 500, 501, 550, S550, 551, 560, 560XL and 560XLS  are for a litany of single or dual Garmin GTN 650/750 installs, GMA 35 audio panel, GTX 33EX/GTX 3000ES, GWX 70 Weather Radar, GAD 43 Roll Steer with Auto Slew features and more.

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Airborne 10.17.18: Gone West: Paul Allen, Gulfstream G600 Range, BBJ MAX

Also: TBM 930 Charter, Bell And Yamato, 2019 WAI Scholarships, AS365 Dauphin/Universal Avionics

To a number of us at ANN, Paul Allen was a friend, an inspiration, and a fellow space aficionado. Paul passed away Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle. He was 65 years old. Speaking on behalf of Vulcan Inc., the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, Stratolaunch Systems, the Allen Institute and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf said, “All of us who had the honor of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today. He possessed a r

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SD Avionics Developing Flat Panel Antenna In Partnership With QEST

Will Be Exclusive Provider For A Wide Range Or Military And Civilian Aircraft

SD Avionics, the hardware manufacturing division of Satcom Direct, has partnered with QEST Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH to develop a new flat panel connectivity antenna for business and military aviation. The electronically steered phased-array antenna system aims to be the smallest and most efficient form factor, bringing high speed connectivity to a wider range of aircraft.

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UA Takes Next Step Toward Integrated Cockpit With New UniLink CMU Software

New Software Adds Sought-After Features Including 'Push To Load' Functionality And Automatic Transition Between SATCOM And VHF

Universal Avionics (UA) has introduced UniLink software version SCN 31.3 for the UL-80X Communications Management Unit (CMU). Through continuous investments in the UniLink CMU product, UA is improving the user experience and offering new, versatile functionality. It's the next step toward the company's vision for a fully integrated cockpit experience.

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Avfuel Announces Annual Scholarship Recipients

Each Winner Receives Cash Award For Use Towards Furthering Their Career

Avfuel Corporation announces Reid Columbia of Dunwoody, Georgia, the recipient of the 20th Annual AVTRIP Scholarship and Madeline Boudreau of Harvey, Louisiana, the recipient of the inaugural Avfuel Pilot-in-Training Aviation Scholarship.

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Racer High-Speed Demonstrator Passes Preliminary Design Review Milestone

Aircraft Funded By The European Union’s H2020 Framework Through The Clean Sky 2 Program

Airbus Helicopters continues to progress with the development of its Racer (Rapid And Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) technology demonstrator, funded by European Union’s H2020 framework through the Clean Sky 2 program, and aiming to provide the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance.

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Rockwell Collins, FlightAware Join Efforts

Offering Aireon Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking To Business Aviation Operators

Rockwell Collins, in collaboration with FlightAware, will offer Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS-B) flight tracking to its business aviation customers. FlightAware's terrestrial ADS-B coverage will be integrated with Aireon's space-based ADS-B coverage in Rockwell Collins' ARINCDirect solution.

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Gulfstream To Add Customer Resources In West Palm Beach, FL

New Service Center To Bring 50 Additional Jobs

Gulfstream Aerospace will increase services to customers and add to the employees at its West Palm Beach, Florida, site with construction of a new service center at Palm Beach International Airport.

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Dassault Aircraft Services Appoints New GM At Wilmington Service Center

Mitch Dishman Named To The Post

Dassault Aircraft Services has appointed Mitch Dishman as the new General Manager of Dassault Aircraft Services – Wilmington. In his new role, Dishman will be responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Wilmington service center, including all MRO activities, and supervising the structural repair center.

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Jet Midwest Corporate Aviation Launches At NBAA 2018

Has Acquired 10 Jets For The Division

Jet Midwest, a leading aviation parts provider, is proud to announce the official launch of its Corporate Aviation division at the 2018 NBAA Conference in Orlando, FL.

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Baker Aviation Introduces Proactive Solution To Lithium Battery Containment

HOT-STOP ‘L’ Is A New Off-Shore Helicopter Stowage Fire Containment Option  

Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, has introduced a new proactive fire containment solution for the off-shore helicopter industry that is used as a storage vessel during transport to and from drilling rigs. Supporting the proven HOT-STOP ‘L’ fire proof design and its capability to fully contain lithium battery runaways of powerful portable devices without the release of toxic smoke or flames, this new containment bag allows passengers to safely store multiple electronic devices during the flight and collect them upon arrival.

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Airborne 10.18.18: PC-24 Expands Reach, Falcon 8X EFVS, Honda Performance Pkg

Also: NetJets Global 7500, New Tower At KGSO, Dassault FalconConnect, Bent Wing Flight Services

The PC-24 is taking hold across the globe... Following the TC issuance last December, Pilatus has delivered twelve aircraft to the United States, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Southern Africa. By the end of this year, the company expects 23 PC-24s will be in customer operation. The global fleet of in-service PC-24s have accumulated 1200 flight hours, with the fleet leader already clocking up over 620 flight hours. This aircraft, the first serialised production PC-24, is owned and operated by the U.S. fractional ownership company, PlaneSense. The FAA and EASA have both certified the Falcon 8X for an enhanced flight vision system capability that gives operational credit for poor visibili

October 17, 2018

Airborne 10.17.18: Gone West: Paul Allen, Gulfstream G600 Range, BBJ MAX

Also: TBM 930 Charter, Bell And Yamato, 2019 WAI Scholarships, AS365 Dauphin/Universal Avionics

To a number of us at ANN, Paul Allen was a friend, an inspiration, and a fellow space aficionado. Paul passed away Monday from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Seattle. He was 65 years old. Speaking on behalf of Vulcan Inc., the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers, Stratolaunch Systems, the Allen Institute and the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vulcan CEO Bill Hilf said, “All of us who had the honor of working with Paul feel inexpressible loss today. He possessed a r

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Airborne 10.16.18: Embraer Steps Up, Honeywell Forecast, Global 5500/6500 Update

Also: NASA Considers, Gogo DASH, Viasat Offers 'Highest' Speed, Miami Air Flight Attendants

Embraer has introduced the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets just before the start of the 2018 NBAA Convention, where they are on static display. The Praetor 500 plans to be the fastest midsize aircraft. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 will have an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical miles while the Praetor 500 will offer 3,250 nautical miles. The Praetor jets are currently under development with two Praetor 600 prototypes in fligh

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Airborne 10.15.18: Shakeup at Textron, Sandel Avilon Delivery, ADS-B Rebate

Also: True Blue Power, Airbus Vortex Generators, Gone West: Bruce Whitman, Holding Pattern App

There’s been a changing of the guard on the aviation side of Textron.Textron has announced that Scott Ernest, president and CEO of Textron Aviation Inc. since 2011, has been named president and CEO of Textron’s Industrial Segment and of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. Ronald Draper, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president, integrated supply chain (Operations), has been named to succeed Ernest. Sandel Avionics has announced availability for its Avilon flight deck for the Kin

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October 16, 2018

Airborne 10.16.18: Embraer Steps Up, Honeywell Forecast, Global 5500/6500 Update

Also: NASA Considers, Gogo DASH, Viasat Offers 'Highest' Speed, Miami Air Flight Attendants

Embraer has introduced the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets just before the start of the 2018 NBAA Convention, where they are on static display. The Praetor 500 plans to be the fastest midsize aircraft. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 will have an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical miles while the Praetor 500 will offer 3,250 nautical miles. The Praetor jets are currently under development with two Praetor 600 prototypes in fligh

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October 15, 2018

Airborne 10.15.18: Shakeup at Textron, Sandel Avilon Delivery, ADS-B Rebate

Also: True Blue Power, Airbus Vortex Generators, Gone West: Bruce Whitman, Holding Pattern App

There’s been a changing of the guard on the aviation side of Textron. Textron has announced that Scott Ernest, president and CEO of Textron Aviation Inc. since 2011, has been named president and CEO of Textron’s Industrial Segment and of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. Ronald Draper, Textron Aviation’s senior vice president, integrated supply chain (Operations), has been named to succeed Ernest. Sandel Avionics has announced availability for its Avilon flight deck for the Ki

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Klyde Morris (10.15.18)

Klyde Tries To Find The 'Up' Side to Hurricane Michael...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airborne 10.12.18: Soyuz Close Call, ONE Aviation BK, Balloon Fiesta v UAVs

Also: Pentagon Grounds F-35s, Pilot Fired, FedEx Offers Bonuses, United Airlines

A Russian launch to the ISS, carrying a Russian and American astronaut, was aborted early in the launch phase, but has resulted in the safe landing and recovery of both crewmen. Few astronauts will argue that a failure early in the launch phase is one of their worst nightmares, and for first time NASA Astronaut Nick Hague, this very short first rocket excursion had to be a stunning disappointment. NASA’s initial statement says, "The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the Inte

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October 14, 2018

Airborne 10.12.18: Soyuz Close Call, ONE Aviation BK, Balloon Fiesta v UAVs

Also: Pentagon Grounds F-35s, Pilot Fired, FedEx Offers Bonuses, United Airlines

A Russian launch to the ISS, carrying a Russian and American astronaut, was aborted early in the launch phase, but has resulted in the safe landing and recovery of both crewmen. Few astronauts will argue that a failure early in the launch phase is one of their worst nightmares, and for first time NASA Astronaut Nick Hague, this very short first rocket excursion had to be a stunning disappointment. NASA’s initial statement says, "The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the Inte

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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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December 31, 2017

Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract To Provide Emirates’ 777X Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic Engine-Driven Pump And AC Motor Pump From Parker Aerospace Chosen As Supplier-Furnished Equipment For Emirates’ New 777X Fleet

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced a pump call-out agreement with Emirates for its 777X aircraft. Emirates is the launch customer of the new Boeing aircraft with an order book of 150 777X, one of the single largest aircraft orders by value in the history of US commercial aviation. Parker will provide the hydraulic engine-driven pump and AC motor pump on the fleet of 777X wide-body airplanes.

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December 29, 2017

Flight Inspection (FI) Market Worth $5.57 Billion By 2022

Growth Forecast To Be 4.31 Percent During The Period

According to the new research report, now available on ASDReports, "Flight Inspection (FI) Market by Solution (System, & Services), End User (Commercial Airports, Defense Airports), Services Type (Commissioning, Routine, Special Inspection), System Type (Fixed, Mobile, Ground-based) and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", The Flight Inspection (FI) market is projected to grow from an estimated $4.51 billion in 2017 to $5.57 billion by 2022, at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.31% during the forecast period.

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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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