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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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Airborne 05.22.19: RedBull Surprise, NASA Lunar Lander, TBM 940

Also: Pilatus PC-24, GAMA 1Q/19 Sales Report, Sikorsky HH-60W, Honda Expands Aerobatic pilot and former US Serviceman Aaron Fitzgerald chose the open space of the Hudson River in New York to stun onlookers with a wide range of precision helicopter maneuvers. According to Red Bull, Fitzgerald performed the loops, barrel rolls and dives in front of the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park and alongside the West Side Highway. The pilot chose the unique practice course in preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend’s Bethpage Air Show. The Red Bull helicopter is able to perform the maneuvers through the use of a unique rigid titanium rotor. It allows Fitzgerald to reverse the airflow through the rotor without damage, ensuring he can safely execute the maneuvers. NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon’s south pole by 2024 and establish sustainable missions by 2028. NASA’s proposed plan is to transport astronauts in a human landing system that includes a transfer element for the journey from the lunar Gateway to low-lunar orbit, a descent element to carry them to the surface, and an ascent element to return to them to the Gateway. The agency also is looking at refueling capabilities to make these systems reusable. EASA has certified the Daher TBM 940, enabling deliveries to begin. EASA’s certification paperwork will be formally provided this week during EBACE. The TBM 940’s airworthiness authority approval comes two months after the aircraft’s launch in March, with 25 orders already booked for the version. Initial deliveries will be to customers in Europe and Asia, followed by North America and other markets after subsequent certification by the FAA. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 05.24.19: Amazon 2 Lakeland, New Boeing?, Apollo 12 LM Impact Site

Also: NASA Invites Public, Flooding Cancels Airshow, Corporate Angel Network, Bird Strike In Ethiopian Accident? The Lakeland, FL City Commission has given unanimous approval to a plan that will see an Amazon cargo facility built at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL). The 20-year deal gives Amazon a 20-year lease on 47.2 acres at the airport. The company plans to build a seven-jet cargo hangar and bring between 800 to 1,000 jobs to the region. Airport director Gene Conrad called the deal "a home run for us." Amazon will pay some $80,000 per month in rent, and 85 cents per 1,000 pounds of cargo landed at the airport. They will also pay a 3-cent per gallon surcharge on fuel purchased at the airport. The deal includes an option to expand on an additional 62 acres of land, with three renewal options that could extend the deal to 50 years. While Boeing is playing it close to the vest, rumors are swirling about its plans to announce its New Midsize Airplane (NMA), perhaps as soon as the Paris Air Show in June. Among the biggest rumored changes in the so-called "797" is the possibility that it will be flown by a single pilot on board, with a second ground-based pilot that would be able to "monitor several aircraft" at the same time. But... a note from analysts indicates that technology allowing for single-pilot operation is still at least 10 years in the future. One of the experiments performed during the Apollo 12 mission in November, 1969 was designed to detect and measure moonquakes. A method used to initiate such a quake was to intentionally crash the spent ascent stage of the Lunar Module back onto the surface of the moon, triggering instruments on the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) placed by Alan Bean and Pete Conrad. But the de-orbit burn lasted longer than planned, and the ascent stage impacted the lunar surface much further from the ALSEP than expected. In fact, no one was quite sure where it went down. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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AMA Drone Report 05.23.19: DAC Appointments Questioned, TFR Violated, AlphaPilot

Also: Changes Coming For ANN/Airborne Drone Coverage, FAA Restrictions, DHS Alert, FAA UAS Symposium SecTrans Elaine Chao has formally announced new appointments to the FAA Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is said to be a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision. The list is devoid of working drone pilots or real-world drone service providers... leaving many in the drone community feeling as if their interests are unwelcome and unrepresented. A drone pilot has been charged with violating TFRs over two NFL stadiums in California on November 26, 2017. According to an affidavit attached to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, CA, 56-year-old Tracy Michael Mapes of North Highlands in Sacramento County flew his drone over a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Then, he drove to Oakland where he flew over the Oakland Raiders-Denver Broncos game at Oakland Alameda County Stadium. Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have announced nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones. These teams have earned a spot in DRL's inaugural autonomous drone racing series, the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, which kicks off later this year. The nine AlphaPilot teams are comprised of 69 students, drone technologists, aerospace engineers and coders from across the world. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century... ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET.
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Don't Miss This! 2019 AirVenture Innovation Preview Is Open To Space Requests

Over Half The Possible Feature Slots For the 2019 AIP Are Already Reserved... DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS? Important Update: The 2019 AirVenture Innovation Preview roster is filling up FAST and over half the slots are now committed. Slots are parceled out, first come, first served, and we expect to close down this year's eligibility list right after EAA gets their own dedicated mailing out in a few days. Don't miss out on the chance to be included in the FIFTH rendition of this HIGHLY VISIBLE media program. As ANN has done over the course of most of the past decade at AEA, AUVSI, SnF and previous AirVenture events, the ANN/Airborne/Aero-News team will again orchestrate and webcast a “New Product Introduction” online preview to the major announcements to come, at Oshkosh, in cooperation and partnership with EAA. It's exciting, it's immediate, it's powerful, it's viewed all over the world and it's YOUR Best bet to be taken SERIOUSLY at this year's AirVenture! Click HERE For The FULL Details of ANN's Oshkosh 2019 Programs... Aero-News, AIP 2019, Airborne DAILY Episodes, How To Submit YOUR Press Info... and More!
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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2019 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 a TRULY exciting year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, 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 volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....
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Airborne-Unmanned 05.21.19: Rec Drone Changes, Lilium Electric, Int'l Drone Conf

Also: Langley Aerodrome, $9.3 Million For ResponDrone, DJI Drones Comply, Restrictions Near Navy Vessels The FAA is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers. While recreational flyers may continue to fly below 400 feet in uncontrolled airspace without specific certification or operating authority from the FAA, they are now required to obtain prior authorization from the FAA before flying in controlled airspace around airports. The new requirement to obtain an airspace authorization prior to flying a drone in controlled airspace replaces the old requirement to notify the airport operator and the airport air traffic control tower prior to flying within five miles of an airport. Lilium has taken the wraps off its new five-seater air taxi prototype. The Lilium Jet completed its maiden unmanned flight in Germany earlier this month. The full-scale, full-weight prototype is powered by 36 all-electric jet engines that allow it to take-off and land vertically, while achieving horizontal, or cruise, flight. FAI has announced that its International Drones Conference and Expo 2019, due to take place in Lausanne, Switzerland September 13 to 15 will include a conference exclusively for professionals, and a new symposium open to the public. The 2019 FAI/DIAS International Drone & Digital Aviation Conference will be held September 13. The seperate public 2019 FAI/EPFL International Drones Symposium will include introductory presentations and debates by drone experts in English. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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AMA Drone Report 05.23.19: DAC Appointments Questioned, TFR Violated, AlphaPilot

Also: Changes Coming For ANN/Airborne Drone Coverage, FAA Restrictions, DHS Alert, FAA UAS Symposium SecTrans Elaine Chao has formally announced new appointments to the FAA Drone Advisory Committee (DAC). The DAC is said to be a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA advice on key unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration issues by helping to identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The committee helps to create broad support for an overall integration strategy and vision. The list is devoid of working drone pilots or real-world drone service providers... leaving many in the drone community feeling as if their interests are unwelcome and unrepresented. A drone pilot has been charged with violating TFRs over two NFL stadiums in California on November 26, 2017. According to an affidavit attached to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, CA, 56-year-old Tracy Michael Mapes of North Highlands in Sacramento County flew his drone over a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Then, he drove to Oakland where he flew over the Oakland Raiders-Denver Broncos game at Oakland Alameda County Stadium. Lockheed Martin and the Drone Racing League have announced nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones. These teams have earned a spot in DRL's inaugural autonomous drone racing series, the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, which kicks off later this year. The nine AlphaPilot teams are comprised of 69 students, drone technologists, aerospace engineers and coders from across the world. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Airborne 05.24.19: Amazon 2 Lakeland, New Boeing?, Apollo 12 LM Impact Site

Also: NASA Invites Public, Flooding Cancels Airshow, Corporate Angel Network, Bird Strike In Ethiopian Accident? The Lakeland, FL City Commission has given unanimous approval to a plan that will see an Amazon cargo facility built at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL). The 20-year deal gives Amazon a 20-year lease on 47.2 acres at the airport. The company plans to build a seven-jet cargo hangar and bring between 800 to 1,000 jobs to the region. Airport director Gene Conrad called the deal "a home run for us." Amazon will pay some $80,000 per month in rent, and 85 cents per 1,000 pounds of cargo landed at the airport. They will also pay a 3-cent per gallon surcharge on fuel purchased at the airport. The deal includes an option to expand on an additional 62 acres of land, with three renewal options that could extend the deal to 50 years. While Boeing is playing it close to the vest, rumors are swirling about its plans to announce its New Midsize Airplane (NMA), perhaps as soon as the Paris Air Show in June. Among the biggest rumored changes in the so-called "797" is the possibility that it will be flown by a single pilot on board, with a second ground-based pilot that would be able to "monitor several aircraft" at the same time. But... a note from analysts indicates that technology allowing for single-pilot operation is still at least 10 years in the future. One of the experiments performed during the Apollo 12 mission in November, 1969 was designed to detect and measure moonquakes. A method used to initiate such a quake was to intentionally crash the spent ascent stage of the Lunar Module back onto the surface of the moon, triggering instruments on the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) placed by Alan Bean and Pete Conrad. But the de-orbit burn lasted longer than planned, and the ascent stage impacted the lunar surface much further from the ALSEP than expected. In fact, no one was quite sure where it went down. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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NTSB Releases Update On Jacksonville, FL Boeing 737 Runway Excursion

All Passengers And Crew Were Safely Evacuated From The Airplane The NTSB has released an investigative update from the runway excursion which occurred at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville (FL) (KNIP) May 3. The Boeing 737-800 operating as a charter flight from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba exited the runway and came to a stop in shallow water in the St. Johns River adjacent to the base.
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A4A Projects Record-Setting Number Of Passengers For Summer 2019

More Than 257 Million Summer Travelers Expected To Fly, An All-Time High Airlines for America (A4A) expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on U.S. airlines between June 1 and Aug. 31, 2019. That number is up 3.4 percent from last summer's record 248.8 million passengers. Airlines are adding 111,000 seats per day to accommodate the additional 93,000 daily passengers expected during the summer travel period. This will be the 10th consecutive summer to see an increase in the number of U.S. airline passengers.
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American Airlines Files Suit Against Union Workers

Says Unions Are Conducting An 'Illegal Slowdown' To Influence Contract Talks American Airlines has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, TX against the Transport Workers Union of American, AFL-CIO, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and Airline Mechanic and Related Employee Association.
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Airborne 05.22.19: RedBull Surprise, NASA Lunar Lander, TBM 940

Also: Pilatus PC-24, GAMA 1Q/19 Sales Report, Sikorsky HH-60W, Honda Expands Aerobatic pilot and former US Serviceman Aaron Fitzgerald chose the open space of the Hudson River in New York to stun onlookers with a wide range of precision helicopter maneuvers. According to Red Bull, Fitzgerald performed the loops, barrel rolls and dives in front of the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park and alongside the West Side Highway. The pilot chose the unique practice course in preparation for the Memorial Day Weekend’s Bethpage Air Show. The Red Bull helicopter is able to perform the maneuvers through the use of a unique rigid titanium rotor. It allows Fitzgerald to reverse the airflow through the rotor without damage, ensuring he can safely execute the maneuvers. NASA has selected 11 companies to conduct studies and produce prototypes of human landers for its Artemis lunar exploration program. This effort will help put American astronauts — the first woman and next man — on the Moon’s south pole by 2024 and establish sustainable missions by 2028. NASA’s proposed plan is to transport astronauts in a human landing system that includes a transfer element for the journey from the lunar Gateway to low-lunar orbit, a descent element to carry them to the surface, and an ascent element to return to them to the Gateway. The agency also is looking at refueling capabilities to make these systems reusable. EASA has certified the Daher TBM 940, enabling deliveries to begin. EASA’s certification paperwork will be formally provided this week during EBACE. The TBM 940’s airworthiness authority approval comes two months after the aircraft’s launch in March, with 25 orders already booked for the version. Initial deliveries will be to customers in Europe and Asia, followed by North America and other markets after subsequent certification by the FAA. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.25.19)

"With airlines offering low fares and reinvesting billions of dollars in their product, there's never been a better time to fly. This summer, U.S. airlines expect travelers to take to the skies in record numbers." Source: A4A vice president and Chief Economist John Heimlich. The association is predicting record numbers of passengers during the summer travel season.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.25.19)

Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation The Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving the memory and legacy of the greatest humanitarian/aviation event in history, The Berlin Airlift.
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