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GAMA reports that 2013 was the best year for aircraft manufacturers since 2008

GAMA the General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported worldwide billings for 2013 were up 24 percent from 2012 and was the best year since 2008. Total billing were $23.4 billion for the year.
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Boeing Forecasts Increased Global Demand for Airline Pilots

Half million new pilots needed to support projected airplane deliveries
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Virgin Galactic spaceflights are growing in numbers

Over 600 now set to lausch on Virgin Galactic
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Proposed AD would affect 6,000 Continental engines

FAA proposes checks for certain Continental engines
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New aicraft shipment improve for the first half of 2013

GAMA report of general aviation industry shipment and billings data through the second quarter of 2013 shows improvement of 26.4% in billings.
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Boeing introduces new flight technology

Boeing recently introduced new technology to optimize flights, which will consist of 26 commercial flights in a program called Optimal Flight.
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Business flying decreases in February

According to recently released TraqPak statistics from aviation company Argus, the number of business aircraft flights decreased during February.
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New Winglets to be installed in aircrafts

The European Aviation Safety Agency recently granted a supplemental type certificate so new winglets could be installed on aircrafts.
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Hearing dates set for plane battery safety

Two hearings are planned for April to decide if lithium-ion batteries are safe to be installed on jetliners.
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Headhunting assignments increase in aviation

According to the Aviation Search Group, which has a specialty of searching for employees in the aviation community, assignments have increased during the year so far.
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First Engine Start For Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch, the massive airplane that is being built by Scaled Composites to deliver satellites to low Earth orbit, successfully ran all six of its Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines for the first time this week, the company has announced. The engines, which previously powered a Boeing 747, support a payload capacity of more than 150,000 pounds and an operational range of about 2,000 nautical miles. At 385 feet from wingtip to wingtip, Stratolaunch is the largest airplane, by wingspan, ever built.


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NTSB Blames Crew In Pence Overrun Incident

?Several failures in close succession? by a jet?s flight crew were the probable cause of a runway excursion at LaGuardia Airport last October, according to the NTSB?s final report, issued Thursday. The Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737-700, a chartered flight carrying then-vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence and campaign staff, overran Runway 22 during landing. None of the 11 crewmembers or 37 passengers were hurt in the incident.


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Plane-Blimp Hybrid Drone Debuts

Two brothers in Seattle, working as Egan Airships, have built a drone that combines features from both fixed-wing aircraft and blimps to create an aircraft that can hover, take off and land vertically, and fly at up to 40 mph. The 28-foot-long aircraft weighs less than 55 pounds and uses a patented streamlined envelope design, rotational wings and an extended tail. The Plimp aircraft is expected to be commercially available by early next year, the company said.


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NTSB Reminds Pilots To Beware Of Carbon Monoxide

The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning in aviation was the subject of two safety alerts released by the NTSB on Wednesday, one for pilots and one for mechanics. The risk of CO poisoning is ?generally overlooked and underestimated? by both pilots and mechanics, the safety board said. A defect or leak in the exhaust pipes or muffler can introduce CO into the cockpit, and exposure to the gas can lead to oxygen starvation and the onset of symptoms (headache, drowsiness, nausea or shortness of breath). Fatal accidents have resulted when the pilot is incapacitated by the exposure.


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Spike Plans To Fly Soon

Spike Aerospace, one of a handful of companies working to bring back supersonic civilian flight, said on Wednesday they will fly their first SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft by the end of this month. The scaled, proof-of-concept unmanned aircraft will help validate the aerodynamics of the planned S-512 supersonic jet, the company said. "We're very excited to be crossing this milestone and going from conceptual design and pretty pictures to an actual flying aircraft,? said Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace.


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AOPA’s Landsberg To Join NTSB

Bruce Landsberg, who worked as a safety advocate at the AOPA Air Safety Institute for many years, has been nominated to be a member and vice chairman of the NTSB, the White House announced on Friday. Landsberg, who lives in South Carolina, served as executive director and then president of the ASI, from 1992 to 2014. Landsberg?s depth of experience, along with the recent appointment of Robert Sumwalt, who worked as a pilot for 32 years, as chairman of the NTSB, suggests that the board will have a strong presence on aviation safety issues.


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WAI Preps For Girls In Aviation Day

More than 110 chapters of Women in Aviation International are gearing up for Girls in Aviation Day to be held Saturday, Sept. 23. ?Girls in Aviation Day has been embraced by the entire aviation community including pilots, airlines, aviation museums, FBOs, flight schools, colleges and universities, government officials and aviation businesses,? says WAI President Dr. Peggy Chabrian.


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United Gives 747 Special Send-Off (Corrected)

United Airlines will say goodbye to the Boeing 747 Nov. 7 with a special flight to Hawaii that commemorates its first use of the airliner in commercial service. The last scheduled United 747 revenue flight will be from Seoul to SFO on Oct. 29.


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P&W Hits Adaptive Fan Milestone

Pratt & Whitney has completed testing on a proof of concept adaptive bypass variant of the F135 fighter engine. The adaptive three-stream fan test was completed as part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory's Adaptive Engine Technology Development (AETD) program at Arnold Air Force Base in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Modern jet engines utilize two flow streams: one through the combustion section of the engine and a one that bypasses the combustion section around the outside of the engine.


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Over 40,000 ADS-B Aircraft Operating In U.S.

As of Sept. 1, over 40,000 U.S.-registered aircraft have been equipped to comply with the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate, says the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). The FAA estimates that 100,000 to 160,000 general aviation aircraft will need to comply with the mandate?or cease operations in ADS-B Out airspace.


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Short Final

I was in the lineup to depart LAX. A Delta jet was ahead of me and a Short Bros 360 was ahead of Delta ? Delta (strong southern accent): "Ah, ground control, could you tell us what kind of aircraft is that ahead of us?? ? Short Bros Pilot: "Ah, we are a Short Bros 360.? ? Long silence ? Delta: Ahhh OK, did ya all built that yourself? ? Thomas J. Mackie


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Strega Wins Reno

The highly modified P-51 Strega flown by James Consalvi edged longtime rival Steve Hinton Jr. in Voodoo, another Mustang, in the gold unlimited class final at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, on Sunday, reclaiming the title and spoiling the Voodoo team?s swan song race.


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Horizon Cancels Route In Pilot Shortage

Horizon Air says it can no longer fly to Colorado Springs because it doesn?t have enough pilots. The airline cancelled 6 percent of its flights in June because of its pilot shortage but this might be the first time a route has been abandoned because of it.


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1,500-Hour Rule Relaxation Oppposed

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., says he?ll fight any move to relax rules that require airline pilots to have a minimum of 1,500 hours of flight time before they can fly airliners.


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Britain's May Enters Boeing-Bombardier Fray

British Prime Minister Theresa May has appealed directly to U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in a dispute between Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier and Boeing. Boeing thinks Canadian government subsidies allowed Bombardier to cut an especially sweet deal with Delta for 75 of its new CSeries airliners and lodged a dumping complaint with the U.S. Commerce Department.


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News from Aero-News Network
RFP: ANN Seeking New Site/Facility For Major Studio Upgrade

It's Official: Aggressive Upgrades For New Airborne Programs WILL 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 is officially looking for a new home for a major new initiative... hopefully, a permanent one. We are now in the implementation phases of THE most significant upgrades we've ever undertaken and preparing to make significant operational modifications to accomodate them. As a result, we're currently inviting proposals for a NEW airport/office studio facility to serve as a home base and studio for new programming about to be introduced by the Aero-News Network, Inc., the Aviation World's Real-Time News and Information Service, our Daily Airborne Unlimited programming, our new 'Aero-Doc' documentary division, as well as other Aero-TV/Aero-Verse productions.
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Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover from Hurricane Irma, and we can thank the Unmanned community for much of that. After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts here. A wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of well over 100 airspace authorizations. This could get ugly... The ICAO is backing an effort to create a single global drone registry with a goal of the adoption of common rules for flying and tracking UAVs. The idea will be discussed at a symposium planned for Sept. 22-23 in Montreal. Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO's Air Navigation Bureau, said that the single database would become a one-stop-shop to remotely identify and track drones and their operators. The ICAO could become the operator of such a database. This is so... California... The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has shot down the idea of delivering pot using drones in the state. The bureau released an initial study that outlined emergency regulations being formulated ahead of January 1, when the sale of marijuana will be allowed with proper retail licensing for recreational use. But the bureau was very clear that only trailers or commercial vehicles can be used. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up and we wanted to make sure that you marked your schedule to be in Ontario, CA, right after the first of the year for the 2018 AMA Expo West. It will be the 20th annual rendition of the event and, as usual, it will feature the latest products in radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and -- of course, DRONES! Parrot has introduced a new mini-drone targeted at the growing drone racing market. The Mambo is equipped with an FPV HD camera, and comes with the new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 (FPV goggles) and accompanying Parrot Flypad piloting controller. It is intended to be flown both outdoors and inside. It also comes fully equipped with a range of brand new piloting modes designed for training new and experienced racing pilots, and Parrot Mambo FPV’s new power battery provides up to 10 minutes of flight time. This is so... California... The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has shot down the idea of delivering pot using drones in the state. The bureau released an initial study that outlined emergency regulations being formulated ahead of January 1, when the sale of marijuana will be allowed with proper retail licensing for recreational use. But the bureau was very clear that only trailers or commercial vehicles can be used. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of the BD-5J. He purchased 20 kits when they were first introduced, and some are still flying today. Over 300 people in Arizona are reportedly now employed due to his early investing activities. The Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe was a small tornado spawned by Hurricane Irma as it churned up the west coast of the state last Monday. There were some 25 boats piled up that would need to be untangled and assessed. It was not reported how many, if any, airplanes were damaged or destroyed by the storm. Sonaca Aircraft’s first customers have been invited to test the Sonaca 200, a new two-seater single-engine aircraft designed for training and leisure flights. The Belgian Flight School (BFS) has confirmed an initial order. The Sonaca 200 reportedly demonstrates good maneuverability in each flight phase (climb, descent, turns with steep bank angle and unpowered approaches). Pierre Van Wetter, Sonaca Aircraft’s Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer said about 30 pre-orders have been recorded. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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AMA Drone Report 09.14.17: MultiGP Natíl Championship, GDU O2, ICAO Registration

Also: AMA Monitoring Volunteer Drones, Aerix DaVinci, FAA ReAuthorization, TobyRich, ADR Test Pilots The 2017 MultiGP National Drone Racing Championship are being held now through this weekend at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, NV. With thousands of pilots currently having competed in over 70 qualifying events of the MultiGP Regional Series, all eyes are fixed on Reno's many racing efforts and as well as those of MultiGP. In order to advance to the championship, top pilots from each Regional Qualifier advance to their respective Regional Final. Then, the top two pilots from each of the 14 Regional Finals are invited to the Championship. GDU has announced the official launch of the GDU O2. The GDU O2 has arms that slide inside the body to give it a small form factor and extra endurance by making the arms out of aviation grade aluminum alloy. The ultra-compact body of the GDU O2 is the smallest form factor for full-use drones and holds an even bigger surprise – it holds the remote control within the body of the drone, making it extremely portable. It also comes equipped with a fully stabilized 4K camera, obstacle avoidance, a visual navigation system, and a host of smart drone features. The ICAO is backing an effort to create a single global drone registry with a goal of the adoption of common rules for flying and tracking UAVs. The idea will be discussed at a symposium planned for Sept. 22-23 in Montreal. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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AMA Drone Report 09.21.17: AMA Expo West, Parrot Mambo, No Drone Pot Delivery

Also: Drone Injury Study, Cook County-IL, Northeastern Drone Society, Propel Star Wars Drones, GA UAS Integration One of the pinnacle model aviation events of the year is coming up and we wanted to make sure that you marked your schedule to be in Ontario, CA, right after the first of the year for the 2018 AMA Expo West. It will be the 20th annual rendition of the event and, as usual, it will feature the latest products in radio-controlled model aviation, demonstrations, interactive displays, and exploration of the intricacies of flying model airplanes, helicopters, rockets, gliders, and -- of course, DRONES! Parrot has introduced a new mini-drone targeted at the growing drone racing market. The Mambo is equipped with an FPV HD camera, and comes with the new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 (FPV goggles) and accompanying Parrot Flypad piloting controller. It is intended to be flown both outdoors and inside. It also comes fully equipped with a range of brand new piloting modes designed for training new and experienced racing pilots, and Parrot Mambo FPV’s new power battery provides up to 10 minutes of flight time. This is so... California... The California Bureau of Cannabis Control has shot down the idea of delivering pot using drones in the state. The bureau released an initial study that outlined emergency regulations being formulated ahead of January 1, when the sale of marijuana will be allowed with proper retail licensing for recreational use. But the bureau was very clear that only trailers or commercial vehicles can be used. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Airborne 09.20.17: Apollo 11 Tour, ADS-B Upgrades, FL Drones

Also: Sebring Airport, DeLand SportAv Showcase, MH-139, Winged-S Rescue Award, Next AF1, EC-130H Update, SDASM HOF The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth—is about to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.” The exhibition’s two-year national tour will celebrate the approaching 50th anniversary of the mission and explore the birth and development of the American space program and the space race. GAMA reports that as of September 1, rule-compliant ADS-B equipment is now on board over 40,000 aircraft flying in the US. ATC system modernization activities are accelerating worldwide. It is vital that aircraft owners begin to make informed decisions about how to comply with emerging and existing regulatory mandates by selecting the right equipment for their aircraft’s typical mission. The FAA has estimated that 100,000 to 160,000 general aviation aircraft will need to be equipped with ADS-B Out before the January 1, 2020, mandate. Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover from Hurricane Irma, and we can thank the Unmanned community for much of that. After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts here. A wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of well over 100 airspace authorizations. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 09.21.17: Pilot Runs 4 Senate, Seaplane Base Hit, Sonaca 200

Also: Mitchell Airport, AMA, Plane v Elk, Ariane 6, Lakeville Airport, Alaska Airlines Airshow and test pilot Bob Bishop is launching a run for the United States Senate in 2018. He kicked off his campaign Monday with an event in Tucson which included a static display of a BD-5J campaign plane dubbed "Freedom". Bishop started his business career at the age of 13 while living in Phoenix, AZ. Flying and excellence have been his passions. "Being in service to others is his primary goal. He is a compassionate capitalist, who puts people before profits," the website states. Bishop built several examples of the BD-5J. He purchased 20 kits when they were first introduced, and some are still flying today. Over 300 people in Arizona are reportedly now employed due to his early investing activities. The Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1) and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe was a small tornado spawned by Hurricane Irma as it churned up the west coast of the state last Monday. There were some 25 boats piled up that would need to be untangled and assessed. It was not reported how many, if any, airplanes were damaged or destroyed by the storm. Sonaca Aircraft’s first customers have been invited to test the Sonaca 200, a new two-seater single-engine aircraft designed for training and leisure flights. The Belgian Flight School (BFS) has confirmed an initial order. The Sonaca 200 reportedly demonstrates good maneuverability in each flight phase (climb, descent, turns with steep bank angle and unpowered approaches). Pierre Van Wetter, Sonaca Aircraft’s Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer said about 30 pre-orders have been recorded. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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On-Demand Jet Charter Marketplace Closes Series B Investment Round

Victor Secures $20 Million Led By BP Ventures BP Ventures, BP's investment arm, has entered into a strategic investment agreement with B2C jet charter company Victor, committing to invest $10 million as lead investor to Victor's Series B fundraising round. The round, raising a total of $20 million, has been further bolstered through family offices and existing shareholders.
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A4A Names Veteran Industry Advocate Vaughn Jennings As VP, Communications

Promoted From Managing Director For Government And Regulatory Communications Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, has announced the promotion of Vaughn Jennings to serve as the new vice president, communications.
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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-19-12 PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A300 series airplanes; Airbus Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called Model A300-600 series airplanes); and Airbus Model A310 series airplanes.
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Stelia Aerospace Delivers The First BelugaXL Cargo-Door

First Aircraft To Enter Service In 2019 Airbus has taken delivery of the first main cargo door for the BelugaXL from its supplier Stelia Aerospace. The door is fully equipped with its electric and hydraulic systems. This delivery follows that, early July, of the upper fuselage section, to which the cargo-door will be attached and articulated.
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EchoStar 105/SES-11 Shipped From Toulouse To The Cape For SpaceX Launch

Satellite To Be Boosted Into Orbit On Flight-Proven Falcon 9 Rocket In October The new EchoStar 105/SES-11 spacecraft, built by Airbus, has been shipped from the Airbus facilities in Toulouse, France, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for its forthcoming launch by SpaceX in October. The first satellite that EchoStar has constructed with manufacturer Airbus, EchoStar 105/SES-11 will be launched by SpaceX on a flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
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Scientists Propose New Concept Of Terrestrial Planet Formation

Findings Recently Published In Earth and Planetary Science Letters Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth that reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories.
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AD: Ameri-King Corporation Emergency Locator Transmitters

AD NUMBER: 2017-16-01 PRODUCT: Certain Ameri-King Corporation emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) as installed on various aircraft.
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