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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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Hall Of Fame To Honor Four Aviators

The National Aviation Hall of Fame will induct four new members Sept. 28, at its 56th annual ceremony, in Washington, D.C., organizers have announced. The four will be honored with a ceremony and dinner to take place at the National Building Museum. The event is open to the public.


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Airlines Refuse To Transport Immigrant Children

American Airlines has issued a statement asking the U.S. government to ?refrain from using American for the purpose of transporting children who have been separated from their families due to the current immigration policy? on Wednesday. United and Frontier have taken similar positions.


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Government Issues Directive To Keep Space Clean

The U.S. government issued a policy directive aimed at managing growing space traffic more safely and effectively, including tackling increasing orbital debris, on Monday. Space Policy Directive-3 (SPD-3) calls for ?a new approach to space traffic management (STM) that addresses current and future operational risks.?


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Short Final: A Gentleman And A Scholar

I was flying over central Kansas when I overheard Center clear a jet pilot ?direct destination.? The pilot, grateful, confirmed the clearance and added the compliment, ?You?re a gentleman and a scholar.?


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Bell, Safran Team On Hybrid Engines

Bell and Safran have agreed to work together to develop hybrid-electric power systems for Bell?s eVTOL aircraft concept, the two companies announced on Tuesday. Bell will lead the design, development and production of VTOL systems, and Safran will work on ?a disruptive propulsion system,? according to the companies? news release.


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Short Final: Mirage

I was inbound for landing at Reid-Hillview airport and had a traffic alert off to my left, 300 feet higher and faster. About a minute after the traffic alert the tower told me I had traffic above and to the left of me. I replied that I did not have traffic in sight.


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Helicopter Aerobatics To Return To Oshkosh

When Chuck Aaron retired from the airshow circuit in 2017, he decreased by half the number of U.S. pilots certified to fly aerobatics in a helicopter. This summer, his old job at Red Bull has been filled by a newly trained pilot, Aaron Fitzgerald, who will make his Oshkosh debut in July, flying the Airbus B0-105C.


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GPS Interference Concerns Revived

An attempt to launch a high-speed cellular network that raised alarm over GPS interference was squelched by federal regulators back in 2012, but now the same company is proposing a new network, and GA advocacy groups have banded together to oppose it. Ligado Networks, formerly known as LightSquared, claims its technology has improved, and will disrupt GPS signals only within 500 feet of its transmission towers.


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Study: Full-Stall Training Pays Off

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed new simulations that they believe will help pilots to better recover when faced with an aerodynamic stall. ?Part of the challenge is that pilots are often trained on simulations that take an aircraft right up to the point of aerodynamic stall but not past it,? said Peter Grant, a professor at the university?s Institute for Aerospace Studies.


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Privatization Fight Continues

To no one?s surprise, those in favor of splitting air traffic control from the FAA are busy planning their next move. After a last-minute grassroots lobbying effort blocked an amendment snuck into the FAA reauthorization bill passed last month that would have laid the legal groundwork for such a move, the CEO of one of the U.S.?s largest airlines was musing about the next steps in front of a friendly audience at the Economic Club of Washington earlier this month.


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Boeing Names Phase I Winners For ‘GoFly’ Prize

Boeing has announced its selection of 10 designs that will go on to compete for a $1 million prize to be awarded next year in its GoFly competition, which aims to inspire innovators to create a VTOL ?personal flying device? that can safely be used by anyone, anywhere.


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737 Firefighting Aircraft Under Testing

Wildfire fighters may soon have a new aerial attack weapon in the in the form of a retired Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-300. Coulson Air Tankers, the Canadian company that displayed the last flying Martin Mars flying boat at AirVenture 2016, bought six of the airliners from Southwest and has finished converting one to a multipurpose aerial tanker.


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Transport Canada Rules Out 'Blue Ice' Reports

Transport Canada says the suspected human excrement that has landed on cars, people and property in British Columbia over the last six weeks didn?t come from airplanes. About a dozen incidents in which a foul-smelling substance has fallen from the sky have been reported but Transport Canada says its investigation ruled out aircraft involvement.


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FAA Tracking Down 11,000 Noncompliant Aircraft

The FAA says it?s tracking down the owners of up to 11,000 aircraft operating in the U.S. that may be noncompliant or have expired registrations. The focus of the operation appears to be commercial aircraft but the FAA didn?t make any distinctions in its comments on the topic.


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Top Letters and Comments, June 15, 2018

This week's letters brought comments from readers about 100LL replacement fuels, AOPA's FBO pricing compliant and hybrid electric aircraft.


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Airborne 06.18.18: XP-82 Twin Mustang, Tuskegee Airmen, Supersonic Reg Change

Also: Thunderbirds/Snowbirds To N TX, AK Mid-Air, Gogo AVANCE L5, Sikorsky's New Parts Supply Site The restorers of a North American XP-82 “Twin Mustang,” one of the most unusual fighter/escort aircraft ever deployed by the U.S. military, are aiming to make EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 its first public appearance to celebrate completion of an arduous 10-year restoration project. The 10-year restoration project in Douglas, Georgia, began after aircraft restorer Tom Reilly discovered the complete airframe on a farm in Ohio. Reilly then scoured the earth seeking engines, propellers and a multitude of other XP-82 parts to continue the restoration. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, has announced that Tuskegee Airmen Col. Charles McGee and Lt. Col. George Hardy will join them as special guests at EAA AirVenture. The group’s RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile movie theater will be a featured attraction at the event’s KidVenture “Future Pilot” activity program to help inspire the next generation of aerospace professionals. The FAA plans to propose an update to its rules governing supersonic flight over the U.S. in light of developments in SST technology. In a notice posted on the FAA website, the agency says the proposal would update and add to the noise certification rules in 14 CFR part 36, subparts A, D, and O to accommodate noise certification of new supersonic aircraft. Currently, 14 CFR part 36, Noise Standards: Aircraft Type and Airworthiness Certification does not apply to supersonic aircraft other than the Concorde. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne-Unmanned 06.19.18: Mexican UAV Fights Crime, Spokane Drones, Ikhana!

Also: K2 & Robotic Skies, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Competition, K State Grad Cert, Commercial Drones at JFK A drone operated by authorities in Ensenada, Mexico, led to a significant decrease in overall crime in the city. Ensenada police say that over a few months, their single DJI Inspire 1 drone has led to more than 500 arrests and contributed to an overall 10 percent drop in the crime rate, including a 30 percent drop in residential robberies. Over the past four months, the drone has flown an average of 25 sorties per day. The drone is deployed based on 911 call volume. It is operated from a centralized control room using software developed by Cape, a California-based company. The city of Spokane, WA will soon implement a program using a drone to assist in infrastructure inspections and construction projects. Local lawmakers approved the plan last week. Officials say using the aircraft will help the city complete projects more quickly while saving money for the taxpayers. NASA’s remotely-piloted Ikhana aircraft, based at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, CA, successfully flew its first mission in the National Airspace System without a safety chase aircraft last Tuesday. The FAA granted NASA special permission to conduct this flight under the authority of a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization. The flight took off from Edwards Air Force Base in California and entered controlled air space almost immediately. Ikhana flew into the Class-A airspace, where commercial airliners fly, just west of Edwards at an altitude of about 20,000 feet. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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AMA Drone Report 06.14.18: AMA Expo W Drone Races, Ag v Drones, Kitty Hawk Flyer

Also: Drone Rotor Safety System, Birds Inspire Drone Design, UAVs Stop Crime, Fat Shark 101 As previously noted, the upcoming AMA Expo West Tradeshow not only starts early, but in an altogether upgraded location that will allow for massive expansion of this intensely cool event. After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of AMA Expo West will show up in new digs and a somewhat different time of the year. This year, the AMA Expo West team will appear this November 2-4, 2018 at the Fairplex Exposition Center, in Pomona, California. Now, though, we can get even more excited about the fact that MultiGP drone races are now a featured part of the event roster! With more than a million UAVs registered with the FAA, it is vitally important for UAV operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season -- so says the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA). NAAA claims that there was also a highly publicized near miss between an ag aircraft and a UAV last summer in Iowa. As the ag pilot was passing through about 350 feet AGL, a quadcopter UAV flew under his wing before he could take evasive action. A multi-copter you can ride? That sure appears to be the thinking behind the Kitty Hawk Flyer... Mountain View, CA-based Kitty Hawk has posted images and video of the most recent version of its Flyer personal recreational vehicle on its website. The aircraft is essentially a drone scaled up to carry a person. Ten electric-powered rotors provide the lift and propulsion. The aircraft is currently designed to fly at up to 10 feet in altitude and up to 20 miles per hour. Depending on the weight of the occupant, battery life is estimated at 12-20 minutes. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’ E-I-C Note: We're tremendously excited to work with EAA again... on this and some other truly exciting programs to be announced shortly -- stay tuned! We’re onto something… Something huge. In the years since the truly astounding results for the 2+ hour debut of the 2015 AirVenture Innovation Preview, as well as nearly a decade of coverage of the AEA New Product Introductions and other efforts conducted at Sun ‘n Fun, XPONENTIAL, and other exciting venues, ANN is already hard at work on the next edition of our Airborne Innovation Preview programming for this year’s amazing EAA/AirVenture Fly-In in Oshkosh, WI., now set for July 23-29, 2018. Even more important, the highly-regarded AIP series will also be used as the flagship for a major industry initiative that will be announced at AirVenture… a program that has the potential to significantly contribute to a better and more powerful future for the aviation community.
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Aero-News AirVenture Update: This Is So Cool! #OSH18COOL

We Need YOUR Help To Find AND Celebrate The Coolest Stuff At EAA AirVenture 2018, #OSH18COOL Stuff that’s new is cool… we get it… that’s why we’re bringing our AirVenture Innovation Preview webcast to you on Saturday evening, July 21, to introduce the things that are new and unique at EAA AirVenture 2018. However, there is a lot of cool stuff that has little to do with being new stuff, but still deserves the designation of 'cool.' This is where we need your help. Despite the fact we have the largest news staff on the ground at AirVenture, our nearly 30 staffers still aren’t enough to find out what’s ‘really cool’ because what’s really cool is not all about us or what we think, it’s about what the thousands of people think who attend this great adventure known as AirVenture. To help us share what’s really cool to you, we are initiating our first time ‘#OSH18Cool’ program that allows you to tweet us about your opinion of what is ‘so cool.’ No matter what it is, if it’s cool to you, it’s cool to us.
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ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 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. 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 06.20.18: SubSonex Heads For RENO!, Elvis' BizJet, Chambliss-Red Bull

Also: P&W Geared Turbofan, Tamarack Aerospace, King Air 350ER XP67A Upgrade, NATA Annual Mtg Sonex Aircraft will collaborate with High Performance Aircraft Group to showcase the SubSonex Personal Jet. The SubSonex debuted at this year's Pylon Racing Seminar (also known as "Rookie School") June 7-10 at Reno Stead airport in preparation for the National Championship Air Races this September. The SubSonex was taken through various flight scenarios by three-time Reno Gold champion Pete Zaccagnino. "The plane has been approved for racing, and now we have to get to work in preparation for training enough pilots to create a new race," Zaccagnino said. "I believe we got eight flights in and everyone loved it. It was a blast on the course." A 1962 Lockheed Jetstar once owned by The King of Rock & Roll is back on the auction block about a year after being sold for $430,000. The online auction house IronPlanet lists the jet as a, "Custom private jet personally owned by Elvis Presley, the late American singer, complete with red velvet seats, gold plated accents, and red plush carpet.” "Elvis’ Jet has been privately owned for more than 35 years, becoming a tourist attraction where it sat on a runway in Roswell, New Mexico in the US. The jet is the only one of the three planes belonging to Elvis Presley, which is still privately owned, while the other two are owned by the Graceland estate in Memphis, Tennessee. Red Bull Air Race pilot Kirby Chambliss has come up with what may be a unique solution to the problem of how to practice a pylon-style race... without pylons. Earlier this month, he was seen over his hometown of Phoenix, AZ flying among a group of hot air balloons as he might during a race. Chambliss practiced his racing technique around the inflated balloons before they were launched, and once they left the ground, he climbed to a higher altitude and put on an impromptu one-man air show. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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ESA Sentinel-3 Flies Tandem

Two Satellites Flying In Formation In Orbit The key to monitoring Earth’s changing environment and to guaranteeing a consistent stream of satellite data to improve our daily lives is to take the same measurements over the course of decades. But how do you know that measurements from successive satellites, even though identical in build, are like for like?
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Pilot Fatally Injured In Alaska Midair Laid To Rest In Airplane Cockpit

Family Said A Cherokee 180 Was His 'Dream Airplane' Flight instructor and pastor James Poelman, who was fatally injured last week in a midair collision over the Big Susitna River in Alaska, was laid to rest Monday in the cockpit of an aircraft his family said was his "dream airplane."
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Flair Airlines Claims A New Hometown

Will Build On Success Flying From Edmonton International Airport Flair Airlines: Flair, Canada's low-fare airline, has announced that after extensive analysis, it will build on the success of Edmonton International Airport as its Main Transfer Hub and officially establish itself as Edmonton's Hometown Airline. Flair will continue to expand its network to/from Edmonton by growing its frequency and network - both domestic and trans-border; announcing new low-fare routes in the coming weeks. Flair will also progressively relocate its operations and executive base in Edmonton.
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Chris Hadfield Says Manned Mission To Mars Is Far In The Future

Believes Existing Technology Is Not Up To The Task Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is skeptical about a manned mission to Mars being mounted by NASA, SpaceX or Blue Origin, the three entities who have publicly touted their efforts to do so.
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B-1B Fleet Resumes Flight Operations

Safety Stand-Down Directed June 7th Air Force Global Strike Command resumed B-1B flight operations this week, following the directed safety stand-down June 7th.
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AD: Bombardier, Inc., Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2018-13-04 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc., Model BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes.
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Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator Of Bombardier ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

Places New Order For 20 Bombardier CRJ900 Delta Air Lines has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.
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Balloon Flies To Nearly 32,000 Feet Over Kentucky

Pilot Bill Smith's Flight Called 'Perfectly Executed' After more than 6 months of preparation pilot Bill Smith of Louisville, KY completed a flight to nearly 32,000 ft. on Saturday June 16.
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