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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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News from AVweb
UAL Union: Pilots Don't Need To Know About All Automatic Systems

As Boeing pushed to provide airlines with more information on a background auto trim system on its 737 MAX, the head of one pilot union said it?s not necessary for pilots to know the details of every automatic system on an airliner and that they?re already adequately trained to handle runaway trim abnormals.


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'Pecos Bill' Owner, Vet Killed In P-51 Crash

A well-known Texas pilot who gave numerous rides to veterans in his P-51 ?Pecos Bill? was killed along with a passenger when the warbird crashed into an apartment building parking lot in Fredericksburg, Texas, on Saturday.


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'Chicken Strip' To Be Legalized

Possibly the country?s only ?clothing optional? airstrip is about to be officially recognized by the National Parks Service (NPS), and the Recreational Aviation Foundation (RAF) is urging members to let the NPS know they support the initiative.


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Goulian Third Overall On Red Bull Season

A couple of third-place victories were recorded by U.S. pilots in the season finale of the Red Bull Air Race series Sunday in Fort Worth.


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Shuttle Runway May See Private Spacecraft

The massive runway at the Kennedy Space Center that was the primary landing site for the Space Shuttle could again be used for privately operated space missions.


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Industry Round-up, November 16, 2018

This week, AVweb?s news roundup found stories about new simulators for Central Washington University, the launch of a program for aspiring pilots, a training management system agreement for Jet2.com and flight data analysis software for Aeromexico.


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Top Letters And Comments, November 16, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about the recent crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX, Diamond's hybrid-electric multi-engine airplane, an air traffic controller who became incapacitated on shift, and the results of an investigation into a fatal C-130 accident.


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FAA Probes Potential 737 MAX Design Flaw

Following the Lion Air crash in Indonesia last month, the FAA is focusing new scrutiny on the control architecture of the Boeing 737 MAX and may require the company to engineer a fix for an auto trim system installed on the airplane. The system wasn?t well documented and reporting has revealed that pilots and airlines were unaware of it.


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Short Final: In Your Dreams

The Naval Air Station at Belle Chase regularly uses New Iberia, LA (KARA) as a refueling stop. I was flying my Piper PA-32 into KARA to get fuel for myself and contacted the Tower...


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GAMA Promotes eVTOL Development

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association will accelerate its efforts to work with European regulators to promote the development of electric VTOL aircraft, the association said this week. Thirty eVTOL experts from eight countries met with EASA, the European Commission and industry representatives over two days in Cologne and Brussels to discuss the future of the technology.


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Chinese Flight Academy Orders 30 Tecnams

Italian aircraft manufacturer Tecnam announced confirmed orders for 30 aircraft from Chinese Anhui Lantian International Flight Academy (ALIFA) at the biannual Zhuhai International Air Show last week. The ab-initio academy will acquire Tecnam P2006T twin-engine trainers, as well as P2010 models to replace its fleet of legacy training aircraft.


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Dornier Secures $170 Million In Funding

Dornier Seawings reports having received approximately $170 million in funding from its Chinese shareholders to further develop the amphibious CD2 Seastar Flying Boat. The money will be used to prepare one of two prototypes for its first flight, which is now planned for the middle of 2019.


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NTSB Holds Hearing On Southwest 1380 Accident

An FAA certification official said on Wednesday that Boeing 737 engine inlets might require design changes in the wake of a Southwest Airlines accident last April in which an uncontained engine failure breached the cabin and caused the death of a passenger. Testifying at an NTSB fact-finding hearing on the accident, another FAA official said it?s ?not impossible? to set a life limit on engine fan blades.


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Aurora Introduces Solar-Powered Autonomous Aircraft

Boeing?s Aurora Flight Sciences revealed a new solar-powered, autonomous high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) concept on Wednesday. The Odysseus is designed to be an ultra-long-endurance platform capable of performing research, communication, connectivity and intelligence missions.


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WACO Gets New Owner

WACO Aircraft Corporation has been acquired by Florida-based Dimor Group Inc. The acquisition also includes WACO?s FBO and Part 145 maintenance facility, Centennial Aircraft Services, which is located at Michigan?s W. K. Kellogg Regional Airport (KBTL).


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News from Aero-News Network
Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... 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. So -- it's time to ramp up some efforts here -- sales, in particular -- and we need exceptional personnel, for the job. If you'd like to help chart the course for a game-changing program produced by THE company that transformed the aviation news and information industry, NOW is the time to check us out -- JRC, ANN E-I-C.
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Airborne 11.16.18: GAMA 3Q/18 Report, Virgin Orbit, Lawyers v Drones

Also: Hugh Oldham Retirement, UFO Sightings, Pilots Question 737 MAX Training, Air Combat Command GAMA has published its 2018 third quarter aircraft shipments and billings report. The overall delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft increased in the first nine months compared to the same time period in 2017, but with some mixed performance within the types. Total billings compared to the same period in 2017 decreased. “This is one of those few times since the great recession that we have seen all segments up in shipment numbers,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. Virgin Orbit has completed its first high-speed taxi test with a LauncherOne rocket installed under the wing of "Cosmic Girl", the company's modified Boeing 747. Richard Branson announced the milestone. "Zoom, zoom, zoom, LauncherOne was on the move again – this time for our very first high-speed taxi test. With chief pilot Kelly Latimer at the helm, Cosmic Girl cruised down the runway at Victorville Airport this weekend with a rocket under her wing. Not only did we ramp all the way up to more than 110 knots, we also used the day as an opportunity to load real flight software onto Launcher One for the first time," Virgin Galactic Tweeted. A group of lawyers will meet in Detroit in the near future, and one of the items on their agenda could radically alter the way drones are regulated. Called the Uniform Law Commission, it is made up of attorneys appointed by state governments to craft model legislation for consideration by state legislatures across the country. They are currently working on a draft "Tort Law Relating to Drones Act" they arrogantly claim will protect privacy -- but does NOT recognize FAA's jurisdiction. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne-Unmanned 11.13.18: Parrot AG Solution, Kratos Expands, Precisionhawk

Also: ERAU Certified, AeroVironment Award, International Brain-Drone Race, Relmatech's Direct Broadcast Platform European drone group Parrot has introduced Bluegrass Fields, an end-to-end agriculture drone solution, which provides farmers, agronomists and researchers with the insights they need to boost the quality of their crops and maximize yields. Parrot Bluegrass Fields brings together the Parrot Bluegrass drone with the all-new ParrotFields mobile mapping app and Pix4Dfields desktop and cloud-based drone mapping software. The Parrot Bluegrass agriculture drone features a robust carbon-fiber structure, a flight time of up to 25 minutes (three batteries are included), flight coverage of up to 160 acres per flight at 400 ft, and a backpack for easy transportation. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. recently cut the ribbon on its new 100,000 square foot UAS production facility, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The new facility will be used to accommodate existing and expected increased demand for its newest line of high performance, jet powered unmanned aerial tactical and target UAS. Kratos says that over the next five years, it plans to hire at least 350 employees in Oklahoma. PrecisionHawk Inc. has purchased Uplift Data Partners. Uplift’s network of commercial UAS pilots will join PrecisionHawk’s Droners.io network of UAS pilots, which currently stands at more than 15,000. As part of the acquisition, Uplift’s CEO Suzanne El-Moursi will join PrecisionHawk’s executive leadership team, as she manages the company’s construction line of business. Uplift Data Partners was formed in 2015 as a fully integrated subsidiary of Clayco, which is one of the largest architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firms in the nation. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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AMA Drone Report 11.15.18: Hover 2!, Tello EDU Drone, ULC Attack

Also: UAS Waiver Report, Japan Document Delivery, Fluidity's FT Aviator, Lithium Metal Ion Batteries Zero Zero Robotics has released early details for their new 4K capable Hover 2, that follows in the footsteps of their pivotal Hover platform released two years ago. Hover 2 introduces an entirely new drone experience with innovations like Optical Radar and cutting-edge A.I. enable obstacle avoidance and tracking features. The company is raising money for development and production of the aircraft on Kickstarter. You may select between 4 preset shots with AutoFrame, allowing Hover 2 to fly into position, frame, and capture the shot with the tap of a button, choosing between Waist-Up, Full-body, Backdrop, and Birds-eye modes. Ryze Tech has launched Tello EDU, a programmable drone that expands the educational opportunities with support for additional programming languages and drone swarms. Tello EDU is available from DJI and Apple online and in select Apple retail stores. Tello EDU can be programmed with Scratch, Swift, and Python, offering options for beginners and advanced coders. It comes packaged with four Mission Pads, physical waypoints the drone can recognize and respond to. Tello EDU also allows users to access the video stream data and discover more advanced controls like basic gesture controls by coding. A group of lawyers will meet in Detroit in the near future, and one of the items on their agenda could radically alter the way drones are regulated. Called the Uniform Law Commission, it is made up of attorneys appointed by state governments to craft model legislation for consideration by state legislatures across the country. They are currently working on a draft "Tort Law Relating to Drones Act" they claim will protect privacy, but does not recognize FAA's jurisdiction over airspace. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Klyde Morris (11.19.18)

Klyde Learns the Finer Points of Evading Responsibility... FMI: www.klydemorris.com
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.19.18)

“In 2018, weather systems during the three days prior to AirVenture’s opening day kept many pilots from making their final inbound flights to Oshkosh until the weather cleared on Sunday afternoon, July 22. That brought a huge wave of inbound flights to Oshkosh in a short six-hour period that afternoon. While the controllers and ground personnel did yeomen’s work to park 3,000 aircraft within a six-hour period, there are ways to do it better. Added to that, water-saturated ground areas at Oshkosh after landing made arrivals more complex, as did mass arrival groups and a large number of aircraft that had extended holds. All of those factors were considered in the draft recommendations to FAA.” Source: Sean Elliott, EAA’s vice president of advocacy and safety... commenting on the number of significant changes to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh arrival procedures that are being recommended by EAA to the FAA to create better staging and safety margins for incoming aircraft to Oshkosh. These recommendations are based on the annual review of air traffic operations and from feedback by pilots using the 2018 procedures.
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Airborne 11.14.18: Waco Classic Sold, Ryanair Jet Impound, Global SuperTanker

Also: EAA Honors Five, Flt School Converts C172s To Jet-A, FAA Medical Audit, Sporty's Video Dimor Group Inc. located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has acquired Waco Aircraft Corporation, established in 1983 and located Battle Creek, MI, on November 9, 2018. The acquisition includes Centennial Aircraft Services, Inc., an FBO and FAA Part 145 maintenance facility also located in Battle Creek, MI. Waco Aircraft Corporation earned international recognition for manufacturing and producing classic biplanes of the based on the design from the 1920’s and 30’s. In addition to the basic model of the three-seater Waco YMF-5 D, which is available as a land aircraft, and YMF-5 F as an amphibious aircraft, the Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 (by Waco) is also produced. The French government impounded a Ryanair 737 Thursday as it prepared to take off for London, forcing the carrier to make other arrangements for the 149 passengers that were expecting to fly from Paris to London on the jet. The plane was seized over a bill that the French government was owed by the airline totalling about $610,000. French authorities said it was "regrettable" that the passengers were inconvenienced by the move. Global SuperTanker's firefighting 747 Spirit of John Muir has been deployed to northern California to fight the Camp Fire, which has scorched 100,000 acres and destroyed the entire town of Paradise, CA. The plane will be on station "until we're released by Cal Fire," according to company CEO Dan Reese. The airplane can carry up to 18,000 gallons of fire retardant. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Garmin Announces New 2019 Aviation Training Events

Covers A Range Of Garmin Avionics Products Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes are available for the G3X Touch, GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and the GWX aviation weather radar.
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.18.18)

“Tourism is a major economic driver for Canada, a $97.4 billion industry that employs some 1.8 million Canadians, with about 194,000 direct jobs at Canada’s airports. These are not only in Canada’s biggest cities but also in regional economic centres and small communities throughout the country. Tourism does help every part of the country, urban and rural, and it does supports middle class jobs that cannot be easily replaced. Many of these are in air transport and given the important role of air transport to the success of our tourism sector, an effective tourism strategy must consider the government role in addressing issues and opportunities identified by Canada’s airports and our partners in the air travel supply chain.” Source: CAC President Daniel-Robert Gooch, discussing the Canadian Airports Council reaction to an Advisory Council on Jobs and the Visitor Economy to assist Minister of Tourism and Official Languages Melanie Joly in the development of a tourism strategy by next summer. As a major air transport stakeholder, Canada’s airports look forward to meeting with the council to bring high-level awareness to the challenges and opportunities facing Canada’s airports and industry partners.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.19.18)

Aero Linx: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Cole Palen founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1958 with a handful of airplanes and a dream. He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft. The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to continue Cole’s legacy. Our mission is preserving, restoring and flying the aircraft of the Pioneer, WWI, and Golden Ages of Aviation. We entertain and educate by preserving over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting. Our static display Museum is open from May through October and we fly two different airshows each Saturday and Sunday, Mid-June through Mid-October. RAM consists of a volunteer Board of Trustees, professional staff, and many volunteers who do everything from restorations to mowing the runway.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.18.18)

Aero Linx: The Aero Club of PA The Aero Club of PA was organized in December, 1909 in Philadelphia for the purpose of “educating the public on matters of aeronautics”. Our goal remains intact as we organize aviation-related seminars, presentations and field-trips, sponsor an annual Wright Brothers dinner and award aviation scholarships at our annual scholarship dinner.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.19.18): National Flight Data Center

National Flight Data Center A facility in Washington D.C., established by FAA to operate a central aeronautical information service for the collection, validation, and dissemination of aeronautical data in support of the activities of government, industry, and the aviation community. The information is published in the National Flight Data Digest.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.18.18): Mode C Intruder Alert

Mode C Intruder Alert A function of certain air traffic control automated systems designed to alert radar controllers to existing or pending situations between a tracked target (known IFR or VFR aircraft) and an untracked target (unknown IFR or VFR aircraft) that requires immediate attention/action.
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ANN FAQ: Contributing To Aero-TV

How To Get A Story On Aero-TV News/Feature Programming How do I submit a story idea or lead to Aero-TV? If you would like to submit a story idea or lead, please contact Jim Campbell via the link below. Please include the following information when submitting a story idea or lead: who the intended subject is, a general story outline of said subject, important dates or deadlines for the story lead, and any appropriate contact information for both yourself and related subjects.
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ANN FAQ: How Do I Become A News Spy?

We're Everywhere... Thanks To You! Even with the vast resources and incredibly far-reaching scope of the Aero-News Network, every now and then a story that should be reported on slips through our fingers. There's a lot of news out there, and sometimes we just don't get to all of it... so we came up with the idea of News Spies.
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