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June 25, 2017

Airborne 06.23.17: Airbus 'Racer', RANS 'Fly To Work', Boater v Floatplane

Also: House ATC Bill, Golda Cox, Boeing Forecast, Concorde Battery, C-130J-SOF, SpiceJet, Flt School Closure

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled their ‘Racer’ -- which stands for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. The demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be optimised for a cruise speed of more than 400 km/h. It will aim at achieving the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. Final assembly of the demonstrator is expected to start in 2019, with a first flight the next year. Here’s an idea that deserves to catc

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AMA Drone Report 06.22.17: FAA Reauthorization, Rotor Riot Int'l, DRL on ESPN

Also: Drones at Oshkosh!, Drone Regulatory Effort, AMA Drone Report-Help Wanted, Aero-TV: MultiGP Drone Racing

The House of Representatives has published initial language to reauthorize funding for the FAA. A move to privatize the ATC system is causing widespread concern among aviation groups and pilots nationwide. Our friend, Jonathan Rupprecht has furnished a few observations of interest to the drone community. The new language ‘upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES allow the FAA to create a registration system for model aircraft.’ The two largest

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Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17: UAS Orgs v Bad Regs, Anti-Collision, Drone Race $$

Also: Solar-Powered UAS, NK Drone, UAS Survey, Brian Wynne Interview

The team at AUVSI is staying plenty busy as they and 13 other organizations authored a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider the potential consequences for the UAS industry if legislation was enacted affecting the federal sovereignty of the airspace. One of the technologies on display at the Paris Airshow this week seeks to deal with anti-collision programs to separate UAVs form manned vehicles. To integrate UAVs into the national airspace, the National Research Council of Canada has developed the Passive Intelligent Co

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Arianespace Signs Initial Vega C Launch Contract

Company Also Gearing Up For Introduction Of Ariane 6 Booster

Arianespace has signed its first contract for the future Vega C launcher, while gearing up for the operation of Ariane 6. With an order book of 53 launches for Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega, and fully engaged in marketing Ariane 6, Arianespace continues to prove its ability to satisfy current customers while addressing their future requirements.

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Boeing, Japan Investment Adviser Announce Commitment For 10 737 MAX 8 Airplanes

Aircraft Valued At $1.12 Billion At List Prices

Boeing and Tokyo -based Japan Investment Adviser Co., Ltd., have announced a commitment to purchase 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s. The commitment, valued at $1.12 billion at current list prices, will become JIA's first direct purchase of new airplanes. The order will be reflected on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website once it has been finalized.

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NASA Debuts Automated System To Streamline Technology Patent Licensing

ATLAS Is A Centralized Online Tool Developed By The Agency

NASA has developed a new system to streamline the way the agency licenses its technology patents, making the transfer of NASA-patented innovations to industry easier than ever before.

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Belavia Acquires Two Additional E-Jets For Its Embraer Fleet

One E175, One E195 To Be Delivered Next Year

Embraer and Belavia, Belarusian Airlines, the national carrier of Belarus, have announced a firm order for two current generation E-Jets: one E175 and one E195 - both for delivery in 2018. The firm order, which has value of $99.1 million, based on Embraer's current list price, will be included in Embraer's 2017 second-quarter backlog.

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Flight Simulation Technique Center In India Purchases A Q400 Sim

FlightSafety International To Install The Device In 2018

FlightSafety International has signed an agreement with Flight Simulation Technique Center Pvt Ltd. (FSTC) for the purchase of a full flight simulator for the Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The new FlightSafety FS1000 simulator is scheduled to be installed at the FSTC training center in July 2018.

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Atlas Signs GE TrueChoice Transitions Agreement For CF6-80C2 Engines

Powers Boeing 767-300F Aircraft

Atlas Air has signed a three-year TrueChoice Transitions agreement with GE Aviation for the time and material to repair and overhaul 41 CF6-80C2 engines that power its fleet of Boeing 767-300F aircraft.

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UMS Skeldar And Sentient Sign MOU

Will Provide ViDAR With NATO-Compliant Rotary Skeldar V-200

An agreement has been signed between UMS Skeldar and Sentient Vision Systems to provide the ViDAR (Visual identification Detection and Ranging) system for its unmanned systems.

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Bombardier Unveils Ethiopian Airlines As Previously Undisclosed Q400 Customer

Represents Carrier's Fourth Order for Bombardier Q400 Turboprop Airliners

Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for five additional Q400 turboprop aircraft, according to Bombardier. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $162 million.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.17): Control Sector

Control Sector An airspace area of defined horizontal and vertical dimensions for which a controller or group of controllers has air traffic control responsibility, normally within an air route traffic control center or an approach control facility. Sectors are established based on predominant traffic flows, altitude strata, and  controller workload. Pilot-communications during operations within a sector are normally maintained on discrete frequencies assigned to the sector.

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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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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.17)

Aero Linx: The American Society of Aviation Artists The American Society of Aviation Artists is a non-profit organization founded in 1986 with the intent of fostering through art, the history of aerospace. The five founding members share an average of over 45 years’ experience in the field of aviation art. Keith Ferris, Jo Kotula, Bob McCall, R.G. Smith and Ren Wicks have produced some of the most famous and award winning aviation and aerospace paintings in the world. Chief among their goals is to affirm standards of professionalism, authenticity and artistic quality in aviation art. For the past 25 years our focus and dedication has been on the training and education of those who wish to learn

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.25.17)

“The airline market in Africa has been growing slowly but steadily as the industry is becoming more liberalized and the infrastructure to support the growth is being put in place. Airlines in Africa are working very hard to modernize their operations to meet the challenges of tomorrow and we are committed to helping with the aircraft and technical support they require.” Source: Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, after confirming that Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise is the previously undisclosed customer that signed a firm purchase agreement for five additional Q400 turboprop aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximate

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June 24, 2017

GA, Biz Av Organizations Praise Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill

NBAA, NATA, GAMA Welcome 'Consensus-Driven' Approach

GA and business aviation interests lining up behind the FAA reauthorization bill introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate while continuing to oppose the House bill that privatizes Air Traffic Control.

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AUVSI Supports UAS Provisions In House Version Of FAA Bill

Wynne: Measure Would Pave Way For UAS Traffic Management System

  While a great deal of the talk surrounding the recently-introduced FAA Reauthorization Bills in the U.S. House and Senate revolves around the fate of Air Traffic Control, there are other considerations that the aero-world is examining.

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Air Force Fighter Pilots Of The Year Announced

Five Recognized For Leadership And Aviation Skills

The Air Force recently announced the recipients of the 2016 Air Force Fighter Annual Awards. The award is designed to recognize fighter pilots and weapon systems officers’ commitment, performance, leadership and aviation skills that were instrumental to mission success of their units, the U.S. Air Force and the Defense Department.

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Hybrid Air Freighters Signs LOI To Purchase Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships

Looks To Acquire Up To 12 Of The Aircraft Valued At Some $500 Million

Hybrid Air Freighters (HAF) has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase up to 12 Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships, at a total value of approximately $500 million. HAF is working with Hybrid Enterprises, the exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin's Hybrid Airships, to finalize the purchase agreement.

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Report: Drone Simulator Market Worth $764.7 Million By 2022

Growth Rate Will Exceed 15 Percent Annually

A new report "Drone Simulator Market by Platform (Commercial, Military), Component (Software, Hardware), Device Type (Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality), Drone Type (Fixed Wing, Quadcopter, Helicopter), System, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, suggests the drone simulator market is projected to grow from an estimated $376.9 million in 2017 to $764.7 million by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.20% from 2017 to 2022.

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Southwest Region's Col. Mark Smith Named CAP's Next CEO/National Commander

Change Of Command Ceremony To Be Held September 2

Col. Mark Smith has been selected as Civil Air Patrol’s next chief executive officer and national commander by the organization’s Board of Governors. A change of command ceremony with Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, current CEO/national commander, will be held during CAP’s National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 2.

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Canada's Aviation Hall Of Fame Recognizes Robert Deluce

Porter Airlines CEO Formally Inducted Into The CAHF

Porter Airlines' president and CEO, Robert Deluce, has been formally inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) at a ceremony held in Vancouver. The honor represents a continuing career that began by assisting his parents as a boy with their small hunting and fishing charter service in Northern Ontario, through to his current position at Porter. Deluce is the airline's founding CEO, having served in the role for more than a decade.

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CAE Signs A Series Of Commercial And Business Aviation Training Contracts

Together, Deals Valued At Approximately C$85 Million

CAE announced at the 2017 Paris Air Show a series of aviation training solution contracts with large fleet operators and airlines worldwide, including Ethiopian Airlines, Air India, and Japan Airlines.

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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 (06.24.17)

“This bipartisan legislation is the right bill at the right time, helping strengthen and provide stability for the nation’s aviation system, so that it remains the world’s best five, 10 and 25 years from now.” Source: NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, reacting to the introduction of the Senate version of the FAA reauthorization bill.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.24.17): Airport Surface Detection Equipment (ASDE)

Surveillance equipment specifically designed to detect aircraft, vehicular traffic, and other objects, on the surface of an airport, and to present the image on a tower display.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.24.17)

The California Agricultural Aircraft Association (CAAA) The California Agricultural Aircraft Association (CAAA) is a non-profit trade association representing the professional aerial application industry in California.

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June 23, 2017

Thunderbird Involved In Ground Incident During Air Show Practice

Both On Board Appear To Be OK

An Air Force Thunderbird F-16 was involved in an incident earlier today during practice for their performance at the Dayton Air Show this weekend.

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Airborne 06.23.17: Airbus 'Racer', RANS 'Fly To Work', Boater v Floatplane

Also: House ATC Bill, Golda Cox, Boeing Forecast, Concorde Battery, C-130J-SOF, SpiceJet, Flt School Closure

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled their ‘Racer’ -- which stands for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. The demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be optimised for a cruise speed of more than 400 km/h. It will aim at achieving the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. Final assembly of the demonstrator is expected to start in 2019, with a first flight the next year. Here’s an idea that deserves to catc

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Aero-TV: Waco Aircraft Update - Yes! A Waco On Floats!

Amphibious Biplane For The Wet Set May Debut At AirVenture…

How do you sum up Waco aircraft? "We're in the fun business," Peter Bowers, president of Waco Aircraft Company, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell this spring at Sun 'n Fun. How much fun? How about a Waco biplane ... on floats. The airplane ... the Waco YMF-5F ... is based on the YMF-5D airframe. The floats are from Aerocet...

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Klyde Morris 06.23.17

The Chair Recognizes The Gentleman From .... SQUIRREL!!!!!

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Boeing, Okay Airways Announce Order For 15 737 Max Airplanes

All-Boeing Operator Also Commits To Five 787 Dreamliners To Grow Fleet With First Widebody Airplanes

Boeing and Okay Airways have announced an order for 15 737 MAX airplanes, valued at $1.8 billion at current list prices. The order consists of eight 737 MAX 10s and seven 737 MAX 8s. Okay Airways becomes one of the launch customers of the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of the MAX family.

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Embraer Marks One Year Of E190 Operations In Japan

Receives E190 Firm Order From JAL

Japan Airlines has placed a firm order with Embraer for an additional E190 after Embraer marks one year of E190 operations in Japan. Japan Airlines' subsidiary J-AIR made its first E190 revenue flight in May 2016. J-AIR currently operates seven E190s and 17 E170s – 24 E-Jets in total, with an additional eight E-Jets on backlog. The firm order has a value of $50.6 million, based on 2017 list prices, and will be included in Embraer's 2017 second-quarter backlog.

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Airborne 06.22.17: GA v House ATC Bill, 737 MAX 10, Solar Impulse 2 Anniversary

Also: ATC Opposition, Want to Be An Aero-Stringer?, CAP's Next CEO, Hypersonic Jet, Spring Airlines, Leonardo, 505 Jet Ranger X

Following Wednesday’s release of the language proposed by the US House of Representatives, a consortium of general aviation groups has provided united opposition to the legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania). The latest documentation includes provisions, again, to turn the nation's air traffic control infrastructure and services to a privatized, non-profit board dominated by commercial aviation interests. The joint statement came from EAA, AOPA, NBAA

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Boeing, Tibet Financial Leasing Announce Commitment For 20 737 MAX Airplanes

Lessor Chooses Boeing To Launch Aviation Leasing Business, Joins 737 MAX 10 Launch Customer Group

Boeing and Tibet Financial Leasing have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 20 737 MAX airplanes at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The airplanes, including 737 MAX 10 and 737 MAX 8 airplanes, are valued at approximately $2.5 billion at current list prices.

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ACSS Selected By Airbus Helicopters For H160 Program

Will Supply T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System For Next-Generation Medium-Lift Helicopter

ACSS, an L3 and Thales Company, has announced that its T3CAS Integrated Surveillance System has been selected by Airbus Helicopters as standard equipment for its new H160 medium-lift, multi-role commercial transport helicopter. ACSS’s T3CAS provides situational awareness and collision avoidance protection to more than 15,000 aircraft worldwide. This marks the first time T3CAS has been selected for a rotorcraft platform, and deliveries are expected to begin in 2018.

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West Atlantic To Lease Four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters From GECAS

Becomes The First Operator Worldwide Of This Type

West Atlantic Airlines, a European dedicated cargo airline specializing in mail and express freight, has agreed to lease four 737-800 Freighters from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The airline will be the first operator to take delivery of the Boeing standard-body converted freighter. GECAS launched the program and provided the prototype aircraft to Boeing in 2016.

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Spring Airlines Places $1.70 Billion Order For CFM LEAP-1A Engines

Will Power Aircraft For China's First Low-Cost Carrier

China's Spring Airlines has signed an agreement with CFM International for LEAP-1A engines to power 60 new Airbus A320neo/A321neo aircraft.  The order is valued at nearly $1.70 billion U.S.  The aircraft, which were announced in 2015, are scheduled for delivery between 2019 and 2023.

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Kelch Aviation Museum Raising Money For New Campus

Plans To Build New Museum And Education Building At Brodhead, WI Airport

The Kelch Aviation Museum has embarked on a campaign to raise $1 million for the construction of a new museum and education building in Brodhead, WI.

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ATR Signs LOI for 3 ATR 42-600s With China’s Xuzhou Hanton

Will Provide Commuter Services In The Province Of Jiangsu, China

Turboprop aircraft manufacturer ATR and Xuzhou Hantong Aviation Development Co., LTD (Hantong) have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to purchase three ATR 42-600s to develop commuter services in the province of Jiangsu, China. The first deliveries are expected to start as soon as possible in 2018.

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U.K AAIB Releases Report From July 2016 Accident

Determines Yak-52 Aircraft Was 'Unfit' For The Purpose For Which It Was Being Used

A report from the U.K. Air Accident Investigation Branch says that a Yak-52 airplane being flown by RAF test pilot Flight Lieutenant Alexandre Jay Parr, of the Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) at Boscombe Down on July 8, 2018 was unfit for the purpose for which it was being used. Parr was fatally injured when he attempted a forced landing in a field near Dinton in the airplane.

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San Diego Gliderport Faces Closure

UCSD Continues To Restrict Hours Of Use

The Torrey Pines Gliderport (CA84) on the California coast in San Diego is a unique place for gliding, due to the nearby cliffs and prevailing winds which can provide lift for the aircraft.

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Boeing, Ryanair Finalize Order For 10 Additional 737 MAXs

Irish Low-Cost Carrier Is Launch Customer For Higher Capacity 737 MAX 8

Boeing and Ryanair have finalized an order today for 10 additional 737 MAXs. The order is valued at more than $1.1 billion at current list prices. The Irish low-cost carrier now has 110 unfilled orders with 100 options for the higher capacity 737 MAX 8, as well as 65 Next-Generation 737-800s.

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U.S. Aircraft Shoots Down Iranian Drone

Aircraft Was Armed And Said To Be Threatening Coalition Forces

For the second time in less than a month, a U.S. warplane has shot down an armed Iranian drone.

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Aero-TV: Waco Aircraft Update - Yes! A Waco On Floats!

Amphibious Biplane For The Wet Set May Debut At AirVenture…
 
How do you sum up Waco aircraft? "We're in the fun business," Peter Bowers, president of Waco Aircraft Company, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell this spring at Sun 'n Fun.

Airborne 06.23.17: Airbus 'Racer', RANS 'Fly To Work', Boater v Floatplane

Also: House ATC Bill, Golda Cox, Boeing Forecast, Concorde Battery, C-130J-SOF, SpiceJet, Flt School Closure

Airbus Helicopters has unveiled their ‘Racer’ -- which stands for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. The demonstrator will incorporate a host of innovative features and will be optimised for a cruise speed of more than 400 km/h. It will aim at achieving the best trade-off between speed, cost-efficiency, sustainability and mission performance. Final assembly of the demonstrator is expected to start in 2019, with a first flight the next year. Here’s an idea that deserves to catch on... They say that if you earn your living doing what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. And that may be part of the underpinning of RANS Aircraft Company's "

June 22, 2017

Airborne 06.22.17: GA v House ATC Bill, 737 MAX 10, Solar Impulse 2 Anniversary

Also: ATC Opposition, Want to Be An Aero-Stringer?, CAP's Next CEO, Hypersonic Jet, Spring Airlines, Leonardo, 505 Jet Ranger X

Following Wednesday’s release of the language proposed by the US House of Representatives, a consortium of general aviation groups has provided united opposition to the legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania). The latest documentation includes provisions, again, to turn the nation's air traffic control infrastructure and services to a privatized, non-profit board dominated by commercial aviation interests. The joint statement came from EAA, AOPA, NBAA

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AMA Drone Report 06.22.17: FAA Reauthorization, Rotor Riot Int'l, DRL on ESPN

Also: Drones at Oshkosh!, Drone Regulatory Effort, AMA Drone Report-Help Wanted, Aero-TV: MultiGP Drone Racing

The House of Representatives has published initial language to reauthorize funding for the FAA. A move to privatize the ATC system is causing widespread concern among aviation groups and pilots nationwide. Our friend, Jonathan Rupprecht has furnished a few observations of interest to the drone community. The new language ‘upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES allow the FAA to create a registration system for model aircraft.’ The two largest

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Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus??, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel savings. Added to an optimized A380 maintenance program and enhanced cabin features, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today’s A380. The new winglets measure approximately 15 feet in height (an uplet of 11 feet, and a downlet of 4 fe

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AMA Drone Report 06.22.17: FAA Reauthorization, Rotor Riot Int'l, DRL on ESPN

Also: Drones at Oshkosh!, Drone Regulatory Effort, AMA Drone Report-Help Wanted, Aero-TV: MultiGP Drone Racing
 
The House of Representatives has published initial language to reauthorize funding for the FAA. A move to privatize the ATC system is causing widespread concern among aviation groups and pilots nationwide. Our friend, Jonathan Rupprecht has furnished a few observations of interest to the drone community. The new language ‘upholds the protections of Section 336 regarding model aircraft flyers but DOES allow the FAA to create a registration system for model aircraft.’ The two largest names in the FPV culture are joining forces! MultiGP and Rotor Riot are combining forces to make sure the 2017 International Open is an event that gets ch

Airborne 06.22.17: GA v House ATC Bill, 737 MAX 10, Solar Impulse 2 Anniversary

Also: ATC Opposition, Want to Be An Aero-Stringer?, CAP's Next CEO, Hypersonic Jet, Spring Airlines, Leonardo, 505 Jet Ranger X

Following Wednesday’s release of the language proposed by the US House of Representatives, a consortium of general aviation groups has provided united opposition to the legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania). The latest documentation includes provisions, again, to turn the nation's air traffic control infrastructure and services to a privatized, non-profit board dominated by commercial aviation interests. The joint statement came from EAA, AOPA, NBAA, NATA, GAMA, and HAI. Boeing has announced the launch of the 737 MAX 10 as the newest member of the 737 MAX family at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The planemaker says the 737 MAX 10

June 21, 2017

Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus??, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel savings. Added to an optimized A380 maintenance program and enhanced cabin features, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today’s A380. The new winglets measure approximately 15 feet in height (an uplet of 11 feet, and a downlet of 4 fe

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Airborne 06.20.17: MAKO Near 1st Flt, Proteus 1000th, Pegasus Flying Car

Also: SR-72 Details, Aero-Calendar, Spitfire Flips, Tecnam Twins, Space Tourism, Iridium NEXT, Falcon Aviation

The first new product since the relocation of experimental aircraft pioneer Lancair International to Texas is the 4-place MAKO. The new aircraft is scheduled to make its first appearance at this summer's EAA AirVenture event July 24-30. Focused on setting a new price/performance benchmark, the new design features dual gullwing cabin doors, a first for a Lancair model. Newly designed low-drag "scimitar" wingtips incorporate lightweight LED lighting and, along with other aerodynamic refinements i

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June 20, 2017

Airborne 06.20.17: MAKO Near 1st Flt, Proteus 1000th, Pegasus Flying Car

Also: SR-72 Details, Aero-Calendar, Spitfire Flips, Tecnam Twins, Space Tourism, Iridium NEXT, Falcon Aviation

The first new product since the relocation of experimental aircraft pioneer Lancair International to Texas is the 4-place MAKO. The new aircraft is scheduled to make its first appearance at this summer's EAA AirVenture event July 24-30. Focused on setting a new price/performance benchmark, the new design features dual gullwing cabin doors, a first for a Lancair model. Newly designed low-drag "scimitar" wingtips incorporate lightweight LED lighting and, along with other aerodynamic refinements i

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Airborne-Unmanned 06.20.17: UAS Orgs v Bad Regs, Anti-Collision, Drone Race $$

Also: Solar-Powered UAS, NK Drone, UAS Survey, Brian Wynne Interview

The team at AUVSI is staying plenty busy as they and 13 other organizations authored a letter to members of Congress urging them to consider the potential consequences for the UAS industry if legislation was enacted affecting the federal sovereignty of the airspace. One of the technologies on display at the Paris Airshow this week seeks to deal with anti-collision programs to separate UAVs form manned vehicles. To integrate UAVs into the national airspace, the National Research Council of Canada has developed the Passive Intelligent Co

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Airborne 06.19.17: Drone Reg Effort, K-MAX Extended, Blimp Fire

Also: ALPA Pilots, Rod Machado, New KCI?, NATA BoD, ATR, Boeing Mid-Size?, Advanced Hawk Demonstrator

In the light of recent issues surrounding the status/legality of various regulatory models overseeing the Unmanned Vehicle industry, it was only a matter of time before new regulatory models were put forth by industry players. ADS Infrastructure Partners has announced that it will lead a national campaign to help fund and establish a Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Association as a first step to unlock the full economic value of the sector. On June 6th, ADS hosted a roundtable meeting in Wash

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June 19, 2017

Airborne 06.19.17: Drone Reg Effort, K-MAX Extended, Blimp Fire

Also: ALPA Pilots, Rod Machado, New KCI?, NATA BoD, ATR, Boeing Mid-Size?, Advanced Hawk Demonstrator

In the light of recent issues surrounding the status/legality of various regulatory models overseeing the Unmanned Vehicle industry, it was only a matter of time before new regulatory models were put forth by industry players. ADS Infrastructure Partners has announced that it will lead a national campaign to help fund and establish a Drone/Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Association as a first step to unlock the full economic value of the sector. On June 6th, ADS hosted a roundtable meeting in Wash

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June 05, 2017

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2017 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. We have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- and they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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May 30, 2017

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN Needs Additional Marketing Staff

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

E-I-C Note: After months of hints, we've unveiled the next steps in the Airborne programming initiative with massive efforts that now position ANN as a major media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... with AMA for the hobby drone market, and with AUVSI representing the Commercial Unmanned technology biz. But... 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 nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself

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RFP: ANN Considering Future Options For HQ Relocation

Some Aggressive Upgrades For ANN, Aero-TV, and Airborne May Require New Digs

It's been in development for years, but we're getting to a point where we think we can pull off something TRULY REMARKABLE -which will require us to make BIG CHANGES. So... ANN may be looking for a new home... hopefully, a permanent one. We are mulling over THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and realizing that we may need to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a potential NEW airport/office facility to serve as home base and studio for the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, and our Daily Airborne Unlimited p

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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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