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February 24, 2018

Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration

Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx airplane, though the company has not officially confirmed or denied that it has made the move -- or even responded to our questions. ANN became aware of the situation following an email from a reader saying that all information about the airplane had been removed from the company's website, which a quick check on the Internet confirmed. The scrubbing has been thorough, with a search of "TTx" on the company website returning no

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Flight Safety Foundation Urges Regulation, Oversight Of Recreational Drones

Calls On ICAO, Governments To Accelerate The Process

Flight Safety Foundation has urged world governments to step up their regulation and enforcement of recreational drones. In a letter to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Fang Liu, Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty said, “Based on a number of recent incidents, we are increasingly concerned that uncertificated, untrained recreational drone operators are flying small UAS near airports and manned aircraft. … The proliferation and operation of small drones by people without aviation experience is becoming one of the most significant hazards to manned aviation. This poses unacceptable risks to aviation safety.”

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A4A: Air Travel More Accessible In 2017

Latest Air Travelers In America Report Shows Nearly 50 Percent Of Americans Flew On An Airline In 2017

With 2017 extending the safest period in aviation history, Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, found in its annual commissioned survey that Americans are continuing to take to the skies in record numbers. In 2017, 48 percent of Americans flew on an airline and 88 percent had taken a commercial flight in their lifetime, according to the Air Travelers in America report.

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Airborne-Unmanned 02.20.18: USMC InstantEye, Raleigh Reconsiders, Battle Drones

Also: Fortem DroneHunter, Solar-Powered Rover, Drone Mkt Worth $48.88B, MQ-25 Partnerships

InstantEye Robotics has received a substantial order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems. The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads. The InstantEye family of products includes the Mk-2 GEN4, which is the largest system, capable of carrying payloads up to 4 pounds; the mid-sized, highly agile Mk-2 GEN3, which can carry payloads up to 1.5 pounds; and the

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Garmin Introduces GFC 600H Helicopter Flight Control System

AHRS-Derived System Includes Helicopter-Specific Safety Features

Garmin has introduced the GFC 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators, which the company says is a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. This attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including stability augmentation system (SAS), Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection.

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HondaJet Finishes 2017 As The Most Delivered Jet In Its Category

Delivered 43 Aircraft To Customers Worldwide

The HondaJet was the most delivered jet in its category for 2017, based on numbers provided by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, according to Honda Aircraft Company.

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Government Of Canada Marks National Aviation Day 2018

First Powered Flight In Canada Was February 23, 1909

From visiting friends and family, to travelling to medical appointments, and getting goods to market, Canadians rely on a safe and efficient aviation system to support and sustain our vibrant communities.

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Bronco II Aircraft Launched For The U.S. Market

New Airplane Based On The Bronco AHRLAC Aircraft

Bronco Combat Systems (BCS) USA has introduced the Bronco II Aircraft. The Bronco II, which is based on the AHRLAC aircraft (Advanced High-Performance Reconnaissance Light Aircraft), is a two-crew C4ISR and precision strike aircraft, capable of carrying a wide range of weapons, sensors and systems in extended airborne mission operations. It is a unique platform that is built for purpose; uses a pusher propeller and has an open system architecture allowing for the rapid incorporation of current and emerging systems, setting a new standard for mission flexibility and adaptability.

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VP-8 Fighting Tigers Rescue Fishermen Lost At Sea In The South Pacific

Nineteen-Foot Skiff Was Adrift For Eight Days

Crewmembers assigned to the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) rescued three fishermen Feb. 20, whose vessel was adrift in the South Pacific for eight days.

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Airbus-Built PAZ Radar Satellite Successfully Launched

Spain’s First Radar Satellite Will Start Operations In May 2018

The Airbus-built PAZ radar satellite was successfully launched Thursday from Vandenberg Air Force Base, in California. Ten minutes after launch, the satellite separated from the launcher and headed to its planned 319-mile orbit.

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ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

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 (02.24.18)

“Based on a number of recent incidents, we are increasingly concerned that uncertificated, untrained recreational drone operators are flying small UAS near airports and manned aircraft. This poses unacceptable risks to aviation safety.” Source: Flight Safety Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty, in a letter to the ICAO urging quick action on the regulation of recreational drones.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.24.18): Position Report

A report over a known location as transmitted by an aircraft to ATC.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.24.18)

Pima Air & Space Museum The Pima Air & Space Museum features over 200 aircraft on display and has five large hangars totaling 100,000 square feet of exhibit space. An original WWII barracks contains an extensive model collection, arranged chronologically, which shows virtually all U. S. military aircraft from pre-World War I to the present.

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February 23, 2018

Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration

Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx airplane, though the company has not officially confirmed or denied that it has made the move -- or even responded to our questions. ANN became aware of the situation following an email from a reader saying that all information about the airplane had been removed from the company's website, which a quick check on the Internet confirmed. The scrubbing has been thorough, with a search of "TTx" on the company website returning no

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AMA Drone Report 02.22.18: AMA Expo!, Raleigh Update, UAV v Helo... or Not?

Also: AMA Active In Counseling Gov'ts, Intel Drone Light Show, Drone Park Planned, ALPA Attacks Unmanned

Don’t forget... The annual AMA Expo East starts at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey Tomorrow through Sunday, February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small

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EASA Publishes The First Opinion On Safe Drone Operations In Europe

Calls The Document An 'Important Stepping Stone' To Keeping Drone Operations Safe

EASA has published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals later in the year. A first meeting chaired by the European Commission to discuss this Opinion with the EU Member States already took place on 21 February 2018.

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P&W Implements Solution to PW1100G-JM

Engine Powers Some Airbus A320neo Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney has released a revised configuration as a solution to the issue relating to a knife edge seal on the High Pressure Compressor (HPC) aft hub which affected a limited subpopulation of the PW1100G-JM engine that powers the Airbus A320neo aircraft.

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ALPA President Outlines Key Safety Priorities For Top Aviation Influencers

Capt. Tim Canoll Presents To The Aero Club Of Washington

In a speech before the Aero Club of Washington, Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), highlighted key initiatives that will help to protect the unparalleled aviation safety record in the United States since 2010.

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Robinson Introduces Two Garmin G500H TXi Displays

Available As Options For R44 And R66 Helicopters

Robinson has added Garmin’s new G500H TXi displays to its R44 and R66 options. The two TXi displays add touchscreen functionality to Garmin’s popular G500H system, and consolidate PFD/MFD information on to a single screen. The upgraded displays provide increased resolution and interface with Garmin’s GTN 6xx/7xx touchscreen GPS series.

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Daher Delivers 57 TBM Aircraft In 2017

North America Remains The Company's Largest Market

The Daher Airplane Business Unit today announced its 2017 delivery totals for the TBM very fast turboprop aircraft, with 57 TBM 910s and TBM 930s provided to owners and operators during the year.

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Viking Forms Strategic Alliance With Mahindra Aerospace

Will Further Regional Air Connectivity In India

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and Mahindra Aerospace Private Limited of Bengaluru, India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic alliance to seize opportunities arising out of India’s growing regional air connectivity requirements. Signing of the MOU is timely given the focus being put on Indo-Canadian relations during Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s trip to India.

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Klyde Morris 02.23.18

Oh C'mon. You KNOW You'd Want To

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Upside-Down Robots From 'Middle-Earth' To Improve Global Aviation Safety

Robots Can Adhere To Aircraft Surfaces for Inspections

A New Zealand company has created robots designed to ultimately improve the safety of the world’s multi-billion dollar aviation market. Considered a ‘disruptor’ in the industry, Invert Robotics’ technology is enabling significant change in the aircraft Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) sector with its remote-controlled robots that use a patented suction mechanism to adhere to and traverse a range of surfaces including aluminium, glass and carbon fibre; even when aircraft surfaces are wet or require an upside down inspection.

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Vodafone Tests First IoT Drone Tracking And Safety Technology

Designed To Keep Drones And Manned Aircraft Separated

Testing is underway on what is being called the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Developed by Vodafone, the system uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals.

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Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software

Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere On Earth

Lockheed Martin software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaissance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use.

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Airborne 02.21.18: AEA Report, Aerocor Eclipse Program, WWII Airman Recovered

Also: Gulfstream To Expand, Med-Trans Partners, FAA SAIB On AT-6, Passenger Gas Curtails Flight

The AEA has released its 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report. Total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $2.3 billion. The figure represented a 2.9 percent increase in sales over the previous year. The increase reverses two-straight years of declining sales. 42.3 percent came from forward-fit (avionics equipment installed by airframe manufacturers during original production) sales, or more than $984 million. That marked the lowest dollar amount of forward-fit sales rec

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AeroLabs And BGE Test Autonomous Distribution Inspections

Matrice 210 Drone Inspected Energy Transmission Lines And Poles

AeroLab and Baltimore Gas and electric Company (BGE) recently completed a test using a DJI Matrice 210 to perform autonomous inspections of distribution assets in a rural area of northern Maryland.

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First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

Lockheed Martin Team Is On Track To Deliver Aircraft Ahead Of Schedule To The U.S. Air Force

Final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission, has gotten underway. The timing of final assembly supports the program's accelerated schedule and positions the aircraft's first flight for the end of this year, two months ahead of schedule.

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Oriens Aviation Inaugurates Oriens Maintenance Services

New Authorized Pilatus Service Center At London Biggin Hill Airport

Oriens Aviation, the exclusive British Isles Pilatus Center, formally inaugurated its new MRO facility, Oriens Maintenance Services, at London Biggin Hill Airport on February 15 to an audience of 130 guests, including senior representatives from Pilatus Aircraft, plus three PC-12 NGs on display.

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RAF Signs Foreign Military Sale Agreement To Keep Globemasters Flying

Contract Valued At $364 Million

A recently-signed Foreign Military Sale agreement will provide support for the RAF’s fleet of eight C-17A Globemaster III aircraft, which provided lifesaving humanitarian relief following Hurricane Irma last summer.

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Bell Showcases Vertical Lift Innovations At HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Air Taxi Cabin Mockup Will Be On Display

Bell Helicopter will display the new air taxi cabin, along with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless at Heli-Expo next week.

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Gogo's 2Ku Equipped Aircraft First To Utilize SES-15 HTS Capacity

SES Networks And Gogo Collaborate To Ensure That HTS Connectivity Is Seamlessly Deployed To More Than 200 Gogo Aircraft

Gogo has more than 200 aircraft equipped with its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology utilizing the increased capacity delivered by SES-15.  These aircraft came online in SES-15's first operational month and are the first to benefit from the new high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity.

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Coast Guard Conducts Ice Rescues On Saginaw Bay

Two Brought Off From The Ice In One Day

The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing.

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Aerial Imaging Market To Reach $3.2 Billion By 2023

Market Growth Forecast At 13 Percent CAGR

According to a new report "Global Aerial Imaging Market", published on ASDReports, the Global Aerial Imaging Market size is expected to reach $3.2 billion by 2023, rising at a market growth of 13% CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) during the forecast period.

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Spirit AeroSystems Unveils Fabrication Center Of Excellence

New Facility Located At Company HQ In Wichita

Spirit AeroSystems has unveiled the first of two centers of excellence focusing on the fabrication of complex commercial and military aircraft parts. The facility, located on the company's headquarters campus in Wichita, KS will accommodate new work in the global aerostructures market while also supporting current customer contracts.

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ANN FAQ: The Airborne Partnership Initiative; Engaging The Industry

Growing The Audience For Your News

The goal of the Airborne Partnership Initiative is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.23.18)

"This regulation will allow the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the European Union, while also respecting the privacy and security of EU citizens, and allowing the drone industry to remain agile, to innovate and continue to grow." Source: Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.23.18): Pilotage

Navigation by visual reference to landmarks.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.23.18)

The Flying Clippers This site is dedicated to the airplanes that flew as Pan Am's Clippers: The Boeing 314, The Martin 130, and the Sikorsky S42.

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Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration

Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx airplane, though the company has not officially confirmed or denied that it has made the move -- or even responded to our questions. ANN became aware of the situation following an email from a reader saying that all information about the airplane had been removed from the company's website, which a quick check on the Internet confirmed. The scrubbing has been thorough, with a search of "TTx" on the company website returning no results. We sent an email to Textron Corporate Communications, which has not responded to our inquiry. GAMA has released 2017 year-end aircraft shipment and billings num

February 22, 2018

AMA Drone Report 02.22.18: AMA Expo!, Raleigh Update, UAV v Helo... or Not?

Also: AMA Active In Counseling Gov'ts, Intel Drone Light Show, Drone Park Planned, ALPA Attacks Unmanned

Don’t forget... The annual AMA Expo East starts at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey Tomorrow through Sunday, February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small

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Texas DPS Launches Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System Program

Will Be Deployed For A Variety Of Public Safety Missions Across The State

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has launched a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department's multi-purpose, small UASs will be used for a variety of public safety missions across Texas, including flight missions related to: officer safety, search and rescue, disaster support, aerial observation support, crash reconstruction, crime scene photography, and communication tower inspections.

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JetBlue Appoints Steve Forte Vice President At JetBlue University

Previously Served As COO And Director Of Operations At Virgin America

JetBlue Airways has appointed Steve Forte as the carrier’s new Vice President, JetBlue University. Forte joins JetBlue this week to oversee the company’s award-winning training programs and facilities. He will be based in Orlando, FL and report to Rachel McCarthy, JetBlue’s Senior Vice President, Talent & Learning.

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Safran Contributes To Boeing ecoDemonstrator Flight Testing Program

Goal Is To Accelerate New Technologies

Safran Electrical & Power is participant in the Boeing 2018 ecoDemonstrator, a campaign launched to improve commercial aviation’s environmental performance throughout an airplane’s lifecycle. After decades of successful partnership with Boeing on electrical wiring interconnection systems, Safran Electrical & Power is demonstrating its capabilities in power generation, distribution, electrical motors, and power electronics by supplying a complete electrical channel to the Boeing 2018 ecoDemonstrator.

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Texo DSI Launches New UAV Platform And Payload Rental Service

Will Allow Smaller Done Operators To Have Access To High-End Aircraft And Equipment

Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI) has launched a new UAV platform and associated payload rental service – Texo Drone Hire Division.

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Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight

Will Offer Services In Parts Of California, Nevada

Leading national air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation and Care Flight, a medical flight service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), have partnered to provide helicopter medical service to large parts of Nevada and California.

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Mars Orbiter On Precautionary Standby Status

Sensed Unexpectedly Low Battery Voltage

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode on Feb. 15 in response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage.

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U.S. Navy Maps Downed C-2A Greyhound

Aircraft Went Down In The Philippine Sea In November

A Navy-led mission aboard research vessel RV Petrel has mapped the wreckage of a C-2A Greyhound aircraft that crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to USS Ronald Reagan, Nov. 22, 2017.

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Small Unmanned Aircraft Prove Worth In Battlefield Roles

Reconnaissance And Intelligence Gathering Are The Primary Missions For UAVs

Small drone aircraft the Army is using are proving their worth as a useful tool for battlefield reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. Infantry units are seeing the advantage of small unmanned aircraft systems, which are an integral part of the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, assigned to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at 7th Army Training Command’s Hohenfels Training Area here.

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Sikorsky Named In Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Widow of Troy Gentry Has Sued Following 2017 Accident

The widow of country music star Troy Gentry has named Sikorsky and Keystone Helicopter Corporation in a lawsuit related to a September 8, 2017 accident in which the musician was fatally injured, according to a report from Fox News.

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The H160 Lands In Las Vegas, Kicking Off Airbus’ Presence At Heli-Expo

H160 Prototype, H145, H135 And H125 Alongside A Full Range Of Updated HCare Digital Solutions

The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from February 27  - March 1 at the Las Vegas convention center.  Showgoers will be able see for themselves the the H160 is "raising the bar in the industry", according to Airbus.

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Gulfstream To Showcase All-New G500, Flagship G650ER At Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Show Runs From February 26-28

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase two of its award-winning, large-cabin aircraft at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo from Feb. 26-28. The static display will include the all-new Gulfstream G500 and company flagship Gulfstream G650ER.

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AMA Drone Report 02.22.18: AMA Expo!, Raleigh Update, UAV v Helo... or Not?

Also: AMA Active In Counseling Gov'ts, Intel Drone Light Show, Drone Park Planned, ALPA Attacks Unmanned

Don’t forget... The annual AMA Expo East starts at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey Tomorrow through Sunday, February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small UAVs to be flown in almost all of the city's public parks. The new policy approved by the Raleigh Parks Committee and moved on to the full Parks, Recreation and Greenway advisory

February 21, 2018

Airborne 02.21.18: AEA Report, Aerocor Eclipse Program, WWII Airman Recovered

Also: Gulfstream To Expand, Med-Trans Partners, FAA SAIB On AT-6, Passenger Gas Curtails Flight

The AEA has released its 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report. Total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to more than $2.3 billion. The figure represented a 2.9 percent increase in sales over the previous year. The increase reverses two-straight years of declining sales. 42.3 percent came from forward-fit (avionics equipment installed by airframe manufacturers during original production) sales, or more than $984 million. That marked the lowest dollar amount of forward-fit sales rec

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Airborne 02.19.18: TruTrak Vizion Approvals, 737 MAX 9 Cert, Airplane Loan Scam

Also: Frasca Celebrates 60 Years, Klyde’s 40th!, European Plan For AvSafety, Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame

The STC for the TruTrak Vizion autopilot has been updated to include the remainder of the Cessna 172 series, the Cessna 175 series, the Piper PA28 series, and the PA32 series aircraft. These aircraft are added to the existing AML STC which currently includes the Cessna 177 series and part of the Cessna 172 series aircraft. The next models to be added the STC will be the Cessna 180, 182, and 185. In July of 2017, the initial STC was issued for the Vizion Autopilot system. The plan for the remain

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February 20, 2018

Airborne 02.19.18: TruTrak Vizion Approvals, 737 MAX 9 Cert, Airplane Loan Scam

Also: Frasca Celebrates 60 Years, Klyde’s 40th!, European Plan For AvSafety, Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame

The STC for the TruTrak Vizion autopilot has been updated to include the remainder of the Cessna 172 series, the Cessna 175 series, the Piper PA28 series, and the PA32 series aircraft. These aircraft are added to the existing AML STC which currently includes the Cessna 177 series and part of the Cessna 172 series aircraft. The next models to be added the STC will be the Cessna 180, 182, and 185. In July of 2017, the initial STC was issued for the Vizion Autopilot system. The plan for the remain

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Airborne-Unmanned 02.20.18: USMC InstantEye, Raleigh Reconsiders, Battle Drones

Also: Fortem DroneHunter, Solar-Powered Rover, Drone Mkt Worth $48.88B, MQ-25 Partnerships

InstantEye Robotics has received a substantial order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems. The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads. The InstantEye family of products includes the Mk-2 GEN4, which is the largest system, capable of carrying payloads up to 4 pounds; the mid-sized, highly agile Mk-2 GEN3, which can carry payloads up to 1.5 pounds; and the

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February 19, 2018

Klyde Morris (02.19.18)

Klyde, Like The Rest Of Aviation, Is Having A Hard Time Figuring Out Santa Monica City Insanity

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Airborne 02.16.18: R66 Wire-Strike Protection, Elk v Helo, Trump Budget

Also: Red Bull Picks Hartzell, SNC Dream Chaser, CH-53K Demo's Vehicle Lift, Emirates Firms Up A380 Orders

Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada. Robinson provisions add seven pounds to the empty weight of the helicopter and include reinforcement and attach points on the windshield bow, roof, and chin, with low-profile deflectors near the ground

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February 18, 2018

Airborne 02.16.18: R66 Wire-Strike Protection, Elk v Helo, Trump Budget

Also: Red Bull Picks Hartzell, SNC Dream Chaser, CH-53K Demo's Vehicle Lift, Emirates Firms Up A380 Orders

Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada. Robinson provisions add seven pounds to the empty weight of the helicopter and include reinforcement and attach points on the windshield bow, roof, and chin, with low-profile deflectors near the ground

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December 31, 2017

Drone Charges Against Journalists In Myanmar Dropped

Two To Be Freed From Detention On January 5, Authorities Say

Charges filed against two journalists for illegally flying a drone over Parliament in Myanmar have been dropped by local authorities.

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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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