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2019 Aircraft Manufacturing trends 2019 AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING TRENDS

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Jun 23, 2019

As of 2018, the global aircraft manufacturing industry was worth $840 billion dollars, growing 4% over the previous five years, while the global aircraft MRO market is estimated to reach $96 billion dollars by 2025. Significant growth in the aircraft...

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AINsight: Green Skies Ahead AINSIGHT: GREEN SKIES AHEAD

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Jun 21, 2019

Business aviation does not rank high among the identifiable sources of greenhouse gas emitters. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) estimates that business aviation is responsible for about 2 percent of civil aviation’s CO2 em...

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Why The Airbus A321XLR Was The Star Of The Paris Air Show WHY THE AIRBUS A321XLR WAS THE STAR OF THE PARIS AIR SHOW

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Jun 21, 2019

The Airbus A321XLR was launched at the Paris Air Show on Monday, and  since then has sold like a proverbial hot cake. With 243 commitments including 152 new orders, it’s clearly a popular plane. Let’s find out why. When Airbus announ...

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Aerospace faces major challenges in the year ahead, but first-movers will benefit AEROSPACE FACES MAJOR CHALLENGES IN THE YEAR AHEAD, BUT FIRST-MOVERS WILL BENEFIT

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Jun 20, 2019

In the past year, the aerospace & defence (A&D) industry globally saw record deliveries, growth and profitability. However, the year ahead portends to be much more challenging, and not just because of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis, although that ...

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How LEAP’s ‘Summer of Love’ made the 2019 Paris Air Show shine HOW LEAP’S ‘SUMMER OF LOVE’ MADE THE 2019 PARIS AIR SHOW SHINE

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Jun 20, 2019

At this week’s Paris Air Show, CFM International tallied a string of stunning sales contracts for its best-selling LEAP turbofan engine. In three days, the GE Aviation and Safran joint company announced orders and commitments for more than 1,15...

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Aviation Projects at Fraser Coast Drones Showcase AVIATION PROJECTS AT FRASER COAST DRONES SHOWCASE

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Jun 19, 2019

Keith Tonkin provides his impressions of the Fraser Coast Drones and Innovation Showcase 2019. In 2018 Aviation Projects worked with AECGroup to develop the Fraser Coast Drones Strategy, which sets out a long-term blueprint for growing economic activ...

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Carrier Air Wing CARRIER AIR WING

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Jun 19, 2019

An operational naval aviation organization composed of several aircraft squadrons and detachments of various types of fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. Organized, equipped and trained to conduct modern U.S. Navy carrier air operations while embark...

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Air Asia Gets Its First Airbus A330neo AIR ASIA GETS ITS FIRST AIRBUS A330NEO

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Jun 19, 2019

The countdown is on for Air Asia with its first A330-900neo taking flight ahead of its public unveiling at next week’s Paris Air Show. Air Asia has 100 of the A330-900neo’s on order and hopes to have the first operating scheduled services...

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT SHAPING THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT

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Jun 19, 2019

The 2019 AIAA AVIATION Forum Executive Steering Committee welcomes you to Dallas! We have worked hard this past year curating exciting and thought-provoking content around the forum theme, Shaping the Future of Flight. We hope these industry leaders,...

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Jet Engines are not the only GE Tech Powering Boeing’s Latest Wide-Body Passenger Jet JET ENGINES ARE NOT THE ONLY GE TECH POWERING BOEING’S LATEST WIDE-BODY PASSENGER JET

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Jun 19, 2019

The sleek, raptorlike wings with folding tips of Boeing’s new wide-body passenger jet, the 777X, are not the only departure from the earlier aircraft in the successful 777 series. The plane will be also packed with fancy avionics touch-screen d...

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Drones by the Numbers DRONES BY THE NUMBERS

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Jun 18, 2019

Drones are amazing inventions — they're changing the skies and the way we think about the future of flight. At the FAA, we share a common goal to facilitate the safe integration of commercial fleet and recreational drones into the National ...

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COMMERCIAL AVIATION COMMERCIAL AVIATION

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Jun 18, 2019

Never in its entire history has commercial aviation industry recorded unprecedented growth. This early, economists are projecting that this will be sustained over the next 20 years. Boeing said that from now until 2032. there will be a dentand for 35...

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Possibilities of the A350 XWB. Made Easy. POSSIBILITIES OF THE A350 XWB. MADE EASY.

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Jun 18, 2019

Honeywell has developed a holistic approach to integrate multiple systems on the Airbus A350 XWB. This has creat. a more efficient aircraft that leads to better passenger comfort, reduced fuel costs, higher dispatch reliability and the extension of H...

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GE Aviation Well-Positioned for Military Portfolio Growth GE AVIATION WELL-POSITIONED FOR MILITARY PORTFOLIO GROWTH

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Jun 18, 2019

Militaries around the world have faced sustainment challenges with their aircraft, generally stemming from issues related to age, maintenance, supply and support issues. What we’ve seen in the last few years is a concerted effort, particularly ...

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products designed to solve your most challenging projects PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO SOLVE YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS

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Jun 18, 2019

All standard deliveries utilizing the PPG Company delivery service will be free of charge to all serviceable E&I members. Orders placed by noon are delivered the next business day within the standard delivery zone which the local PPG company-oper...

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PPG Advances Sustainability to Protect and Beautify the World PPG ADVANCES SUSTAINABILITY TO PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

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Jun 18, 2019

PPG embedded additional sustainable practices into its operations, introduced new sustainably advantaged products for customers, achieved a record low in injury cases across the company, advanced its global community engagement initiatives, and furth...

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PPG: Industries and Families PPG: INDUSTRIES AND FAMILIES

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Jun 18, 2019

All the ways PPG protects and beautifies the world. PPG is committed to using resources efficiently and driving sustainability throughout its entire value chain to preserve and protect the environment in which the company operates.

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Paintmaker PPG’s Digital Transformation Ripples Around The World PAINTMAKER PPG’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RIPPLES AROUND THE WORLD

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Jun 18, 2019

PPG has seen many changes over its 135-year history. Originally a glass manufacturer, PPG transitioned the core of its business to paints and specialty coatings that are used on everything from driverless cars to the posts on NHL goals. But the lates...

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Airbus announces the A321XLR at Paris AIRBUS ANNOUNCES THE A321XLR AT PARIS

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Jun 17, 2019

On the first day of the Paris Air Show, Airbus has formally announced its A321XLR variant – the longest range single-aisle airliner currently on the market. Based on the A321neo and neoLR variants, this model will bring 30% lower fuel burn per ...

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CNFSimulator.A320 Landing at Hongkong Airport CNFSIMULATOR.A320 LANDING AT HONGKONG AIRPORT

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Jun 17, 2019

CnTech is an international High-Tech company which is located in Shanghai, China and listed on National Equities Exchange and Quotation. CnTech specializes in advanced simulation technology, independent research and is professional development specia...

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Beyond Digital Transformation in Aviation BEYOND DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN AVIATION

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Jun 17, 2019

Building the digital sky of the future: all about how digital transformation is making aviation a totally seamless passenger experience from door to door.

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Taking a Fresh Look at the Aircraft Cockpit TAKING A FRESH LOOK AT THE AIRCRAFT COCKPIT

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Jun 17, 2019

Next time you board a commercial airliner or business jet take a quick glance over your shoulder. The flight deck has changed a lot over the last couple of decades. So if you’re expecting to see a cockpit cluttered with lots of dials, gauges, s...

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FROM CABIN CREW TO FUTURE PILOT FROM CABIN CREW TO FUTURE PILOT

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Jun 16, 2019

We are basically only aircrew family said William with a smirk on his face and his eyes shining with pride. For a moment, it felt like we were in the sky chattering about his admiration for the aviation world.  It is Tuesday morning and William ...

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Making driving as safe as flying MAKING DRIVING AS SAFE AS FLYING

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Jun 16, 2019

We are on the cusp of a truly revolutionary transformation in transportation. If the UK government’s vision becomes a reality, we will see the introduction of autonomous vehicles on UK roads within the next three years, changing the ways in whi...

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Why Do Some Airlines Rotate Their Aircraft Around Bases? WHY DO SOME AIRLINES ROTATE THEIR AIRCRAFT AROUND BASES?

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Jun 16, 2019

Airlines strive for efficiency. If they run an efficient operation, they can serve more passengers, increase their reliability and, in the long-run, run a more profitable operation. However, sometimes airlines do things that don’t make the most...

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Which New York Airport Is Best To Fly Into? WHICH NEW YORK AIRPORT IS BEST TO FLY INTO?

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Jun 16, 2019

New York is a bustling metropolitan area. There are also three major airports servicing the area. Two are major international airports while the third operates primarily short- and medium-haul flights. These three airports are New York-JFK, Newark Li...

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How come cheap airlines are so cheap? HOW COME CHEAP AIRLINES ARE SO CHEAP?

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Jun 15, 2019

Fastest growing segment of air Pavel are low fare airlines (LFAs), sometimes caged low cost companies (LCC). LFAs now constitute 35% of scheduled intra-EU point to point traffic -and the cheap flights revolution in Europe only started in 1995 by Ryan...

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Operational trial of Aireon service shows potential for big benefits OPERATIONAL TRIAL OF AIREON SERVICE SHOWS POTENTIAL FOR BIG BENEFITS

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Jun 14, 2019

At the end of March, together with NAV CANADA, we started trial use of Aireon’s satellite based ADS-B system to track aircraft flying through the world’s busiest piece of oceanic airspace – the North Atlantic. That has allowed us to...

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Why do I rely on Garmin Avionics? WHY DO I RELY ON GARMIN AVIONICS?

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Jun 14, 2019

Dick Druschel, an accomplished pilot, explains exactly why he upgraded his avionics to Garmin and why he recommends them to this day. The switch requires the installation of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast. We believe Garmin's avi...

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Aviation Technology Takes Off with Flapless Plane AVIATION TECHNOLOGY TAKES OFF WITH FLAPLESS PLANE

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Jun 14, 2019

The price of jet fuel is one reason aviation technology research is so often focused on making planes lighter and more efficient.  A group of researchers from England have just taken that technology a step forward.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Paving the way for more efficiency in digital aviation ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI): PAVING THE WAY FOR MORE EFFICIENCY IN DIGITAL AVIATION

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Jun 14, 2019

Lufthansa Systems is currently engaged in various AI initiatives and projects covering flight scheduling, turnaround processes and passenger apps. Air traffic is growing at an average annual rate of five percent. In 2035 around 40,000 aircraft will s...

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Boeing Philadelphia: Building Aircraft That Defy Convention BOEING PHILADELPHIA: BUILDING AIRCRAFT THAT DEFY CONVENTION

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Jun 13, 2019

Boeing Philadelphia is the home of innovators and champions.  It's a place where our teammates build careers and work, with a passion for making a difference and defending freedom. We build aircraft and technology that defies convention -- f...

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US EPA WILL IMPLEMENT CO2 STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINES US EPA WILL IMPLEMENT CO2 STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINES

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Jun 13, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this month that it will issue regulations to implement International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) design certification standards for CO2 emissions from aircraft engines.  The EPA rul...

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In the Making: First A350 XWB to Japan Airlines IN THE MAKING: FIRST A350 XWB TO JAPAN AIRLINES

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Jun 13, 2019

Follow the first A350 XWB to be delivered to Japan Airlines (JAL) – as it advances through the manufacturing process, from delivery of components to the final assembly line, and concluding with the milestone jetliner’s maiden flight.

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Providing Airport Services PROVIDING AIRPORT SERVICES

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Jun 13, 2019

We're proud to hake providing services to over 85 International airports and The Royal Air Force since Iirvk Working with clients across the globe, our services include Air Traffic Conked At Iran, Engineering, At Traffic Controller Lease, Airfiel...

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Can Star Ratings Of Airlines Be Trusted? CAN STAR RATINGS OF AIRLINES BE TRUSTED?

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Jun 13, 2019

In a world where everyone can now easily become a critic, navigating our way through the vast swathes of reviews can be daunting. After all, human nature dictates we will only ever comment on something exceptional. This is why ‘average’ r...

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Shaping the Future of Flight SHAPING THE FUTURE OF FLIGHT

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Jun 13, 2019

A new generation of innovators is looking for ways to quickly and efficiently move people within cities in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Soon passengers and goods will routinely fly aboard a new breed of cleaner, smarter air vehicles. T...

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The future of aerospace is MORE ELECTRIC THE FUTURE OF AEROSPACE IS MORE ELECTRIC

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Jun 13, 2019

At Collins Aerospace we're redefining aerospace by shaping a more electric future. Already the aerospace leaders in power management and electrical architecture, we're continuing to increase power system density with the goal of flying a hybr...

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2019 Commercial Drone Industry Predictions 2019 COMMERCIAL DRONE INDUSTRY PREDICTIONS

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Jun 13, 2019

The golden age of drone technology is upon us, and 2019 promises to build on the industry’s evolution and success over the past year. Enterprise drone use increased by 58 percent from 2016 - 2017 with the construction, mining, agriculture, surv...

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Equipping the Defence Force: Planned Investments in Capability EQUIPPING THE DEFENCE FORCE: PLANNED INVESTMENTS IN CAPABILITY

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Jun 12, 2019

Investment intentions out to 2030 are subject to individual business cases justifying the inveshnent, and funding being available through the Budget process, taking into account other Government primities. Indicative investments planned for commitmen...

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Potential Philippine Airlines Boeing 777X POTENTIAL PHILIPPINE AIRLINES BOEING 777X

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Jun 12, 2019

Philippine Airlines is in discussions with Boeing to acquire two new Boeing 777X aircraft. Boeing is reported to be pushing the 777X as a replacement for two of Philippine Airlines’ older 777-300ER aircraft. This would be welcome news for Boein...

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REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (RPAS) IN CANADA REMOTELY PILOTED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (RPAS) IN CANADA

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Jun 12, 2019

Avascent engaged with over 190 stakeholders in Canada's RPAS industry through sur.ys and interviews to take stock of where the industry is today, and where it's going in the future. There are opportunities and challenges in the global RP...

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Urban Air Mobility: Considerations for Vertiport Operation URBAN AIR MOBILITY: CONSIDERATIONS FOR VERTIPORT OPERATION

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Jun 12, 2019

NATA is the national association of general aviation service providers, representing over 2,600 businesses including Fixed Base Operators, Part 135 on-demand air charter operators, Part 145 repair stations, and training providers certificated under P...

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18 FUTURISTIC COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT CONCEPTS THAT WILL DOMINATE THE SKIES 18 FUTURISTIC COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT CONCEPTS THAT WILL DOMINATE THE SKIES

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Jun 12, 2019

The aviation industry, until recently, was driven by the need to have bigger aircraft that could carry more people. This led to the birth of wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 747. Unfortunately, large aircraft are only profita...

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A giant leap forward for aviation connectivity A GIANT LEAP FORWARD FOR AVIATION CONNECTIVITY

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Jun 11, 2019

In the fast-expanding world of inflight connectivity (IFC), change is constant and progress is essential. If a company fails to continuously develop, they risk being left behind. Inmarsat has already led the way with the development of our market-lea...

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United Is Using Technology To Ensure People Make Flight Connections UNITED IS USING TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE PEOPLE MAKE FLIGHT CONNECTIONS

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Jun 11, 2019

An interesting new trend that has appeared in the commercial aviation space is airlines offering services to ensure that their passengers make their connections. United has revealed that they are using new technology to balance departing times, letti...

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The Aircraft for the Future of Aviation? THE AIRCRAFT FOR THE FUTURE OF AVIATION?

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Jun 11, 2019

What is the future of Aviation? So many have had this question, this includes airports, airlines but most importantly aircraft! In today's video, I take a look at the Flying-V an aircraft that's more efficient than the Airbus A350.

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Take flight with UL TAKE FLIGHT WITH UL

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Jun 11, 2019

Aerospace coatings can give a lift to vehicle efficiency & performance. Get a bird's eye view of today's marketplace. The scientific benefits of Aerospace Coatings: Aerospace coatings offer high resistance against: corrosion solar heat &a...

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Aerospace Innovation White Paper AEROSPACE INNOVATION WHITE PAPER

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Jun 11, 2019

By any metric, Canadian aerospace is a prime example of how innovation drives the development of national and regional economies and communities. Not only is it an important contributor to the Canadian economy, but it is also a world leader in many r...

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After A Bleak Winter, Summer Provides Opportunities For Pilot Careers AFTER A BLEAK WINTER, SUMMER PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PILOT CAREERS

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Jun 11, 2019

During the winter, bankruptcies and staff lay-offs have shaken up the aviation industry, especially in Europe. Rising fuel costs, the growth of passenger numbers slowing and thin profit margins were many of the factors that put a strain on the bank b...

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A Look at Therapy Pet Rules by Airline A LOOK AT THERAPY PET RULES BY AIRLINE

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Jun 10, 2019

Following a string of incidents last year including headline-grabbing tales of abandoned hamsters and the denied boarding of peacocks and squirrels, domestic airlines have decidedly called fowl foul on which pets adequately provide emotional support....

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List of International Airlines serving Toronto-Pearson as of June 2019 LIST OF INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES SERVING TORONTO-PEARSON AS OF JUNE 2019

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Jun 10, 2019

This video is about International Airlines that serve Toronto-Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada. If you like the video, be sure to give it a thumbs up & subscribe to my channel for more aviation-related content! Also, press the bel...

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Solve Your Airlines Toughest Challenges SOLVE YOUR AIRLINES TOUGHEST CHALLENGES

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Jun 09, 2019

Aviation market centers are already growing with the onset of digital innovation. Today, demands on airlines are ever-increasing, due to passenger growth, tighter margins and regulatory requirements. And it’s not stopping. Passenger growth fuel...

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Transforming the Future of Airports With Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Generative Design TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF AIRPORTS WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, MACHINE LEARNING AND GENERATIVE DESIGN

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Jun 09, 2019

Increased passenger capacities are fueling the need for airport expansion. Whether airports and airlines can keep pace to match forecasted growth remains to be seen. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, additive manufacturing and generative des...

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FAA UPDATES COUNTER-DRONE GUIDANCE FOR U.S. AIRPORTS FAA UPDATES COUNTER-DRONE GUIDANCE FOR U.S. AIRPORTS

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Jun 07, 2019

On May 7, 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Airports Safety and Standards released up-to-date guidance on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) detection or prevention systems near commercial airports.  Such ...

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China Eastern Airlines fleet as of June 2019 CHINA EASTERN AIRLINES FLEET AS OF JUNE 2019

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Jun 07, 2019

What's going on Aviators! Today, I'm gonna be presenting you the fleet of China Eastern Airlines! Watch the video to find out about the aircraft that the Chinese carrier operates. If you like the video, be sure to give it a thumbs up and do n...

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Additive Manufacturing Takes Flight with Marshall Aerospace ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING TAKES FLIGHT WITH MARSHALL AEROSPACE

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Jun 07, 2019

For Marshall Aerospace and Defense Group, the time is now to take flight. As one of the world’s largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defense companies, Marshall is consistently pushing the boundaries to engineer accurate, compl...

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Airlines call for implementation of global carbon offsetting scheme AIRLINES CALL FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF GLOBAL CARBON OFFSETTING SCHEME

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Jun 07, 2019

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 75th Annual General Meeting (AGM) overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling on governments to continue important work for full implementation of the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for Inte...

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Scandinavian Airlines fleet as of June 2019 SCANDINAVIAN AIRLINES FLEET AS OF JUNE 2019

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Jun 07, 2019

What's going on Aviators! Today, I'm gonna be presenting you the fleet of Scandinavian Airlines! Watch the video to find out about the aircraft the Scandinavian airline operates. If you like the video, be sure to give it a thumbs up and do no...

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How blockchain can improve the aviation industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN IMPROVE THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Jun 07, 2019

The aerospace industry is vast (in 2018, revenues were US$838 billion), complex, and interconnected — and growing rapidly. Demand for new commercial aircraft may reach approximately 40,000 planes over the next 20 years. As they expand, the comp...

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Infographic: Autogyro INFOGRAPHIC: AUTOGYRO

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Jun 06, 2019

At the beginning of the 20th century, there were still many things yet to be developed in the world of aeronautics. In fact, almost everything was still to come. In that context, aeronautical pioneers developed and tested different types of aircraft ...

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Aeronautical Ad-Hoc Networking for the Internet-Above-The-Clouds AERONAUTICAL AD-HOC NETWORKING FOR THE INTERNET-ABOVE-THE-CLOUDS

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Jun 06, 2019

The engineering vision of relying on the “smart sky” for supporting air traffic and the “Internet above the clouds” for in-flight entertainment has become imperative for the future aircraft industry. Aeronautical ad hoc Networ...

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AIR FRANCE – KLM FLYING BLUE PROMO REWARDS JUNE 2019 AIR FRANCE – KLM FLYING BLUE PROMO REWARDS JUNE 2019

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Jun 06, 2019

Air France – KLM Flying Blue has just published their Promo Rewards, covering 21 destinations. Redeem Flying Blue miles online from now till 30 June 2019 to enjoy up to 50% redemption discount off Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class awa...

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Facing the Disruption in Aerospace and Defense FACING THE DISRUPTION IN AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

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Jun 06, 2019

Exponential Change 90% of a&d companies see a new era of tech advancement marked by exponential change. Commercial aviation: Quieter, more fuel-efficient & environmentally friendly aircraft. MRO revenue growth. Improved safety & lower des...

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New Features for FltPlan.com Safety Management System and FltLogic Scheduling Program NEW FEATURES FOR FLTPLAN.COM SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND FLTLOGIC SCHEDULING PROGRAM

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Jun 05, 2019

We’ve added several new features within the FltPlan.com Safety Management System (SMS) and FltLogic flight scheduling program. FltPlan.com has partnered with the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) to enable FltSafety.com SMS subscribers who a...

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EMIRATES TO LAUNCH WORLD’S SHORTEST A380 SUPERJUMBO FLIGHT EMIRATES TO LAUNCH WORLD’S SHORTEST A380 SUPERJUMBO FLIGHT

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Jun 05, 2019

Emirates will run the world’s shortest flight on the biggest commercial plane available from July 1, 2019. Flying from Dubai to Muscat twice per day, the A380 flight to the Omani capital will have an in-air time of around one hour. The distance...

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Turkish Airlines Announces FIRST A350 Routes TURKISH AIRLINES ANNOUNCES FIRST A350 ROUTES

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Jun 05, 2019

As airlines continue to receive their first Airbus A350 aircraft, Turkish Airlines has published their A350 schedule. The schedule will see the aircraft flying from Turkey to London and Dubai starting in April according to Routes Online.

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Facing the Challenge of Futre Air Mobility FACING THE CHALLENGE OF FUTRE AIR MOBILITY

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Jun 05, 2019

Emerging trends in urban air mobility, commercial drones and persistent connectivity are transforming the aerospace industry. Future aircraft will be more autonomous, connected and electric — and require radically advanced systems. A commercial...

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Why Does Every Airbus Aircraft Start With A 3? WHY DOES EVERY AIRBUS AIRCRAFT START WITH A 3?

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Jun 05, 2019

The confetti has just been cleaned up after the whole aviation community celebrated the 50th anniversary of Airbus less than a week ago. Exactly 50 years ago the story of a European multinational company started, when France and West Germany signed a...

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How the amazing aviation innovations behind D-Day laid the foundations for modern air traffic control HOW THE AMAZING AVIATION INNOVATIONS BEHIND D-DAY LAID THE FOUNDATIONS FOR MODERN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

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Jun 04, 2019

On Friday 24 May 2019 more than 8,700 flights were handled in UK airspace in what is likely to be our busiest day of the year. Highly specialised and experienced controllers, assistants, engineers, analysts, software developers and many other pe...

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Human resources in the aeronautical industry HUMAN RESOURCES IN THE AERONAUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 04, 2019

The aeronautical industry has always stood out for its exceptional levels of technology and innovation, which go hand in hand with the activities it carries out. And this is also reflected in the context of human resources. This industry is character...

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Drones: The Insurance Industry DRONES: THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY'S NEXT GAME-CHANGER?

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Jun 04, 2019

Most of us have seen or read about the objects flying above soccer fields during the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup soccer matches. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, were deployed as a security measure to patrol the skies during the sport...

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Embracing Artificial Intelligence in aviation and air traffic management EMBRACING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN AVIATION AND AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

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Jun 03, 2019

I was in Brussels last month for Eurocontrol’s Artificial Intelligence in Aviation event for a chance to cut through the hype and look at real, practical ways in which this disruptive technology can help transform how the aviation industry work...

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The U.S.’s First Jet Engine Began Formal Testing 77 Years Ago THE U.S.’S FIRST JET ENGINE BEGAN FORMAL TESTING 77 YEARS AGO

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Jun 03, 2019

First Engine to Test (FETT) is a major milestone on every engine program.  So, imagine the anxiety and excitement when GE’s first jet engine began formal testing 77 years ago in Lynn, Mass. The GE team ran its first engine within seven mon...

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Airline Satisfaction At An All-Time High AIRLINE SATISFACTION AT AN ALL-TIME HIGH

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Jun 03, 2019

The newest J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study has been released, and it is good news. Customer satisfaction with airlines is at an all-time high. Even the legacy airlines saw an overall increase in customer satisfaction.The leading ...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Airbus Part 1: A300, A310, A320 Series & A340 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF AIRBUS PART 1: A300, A310, A320 SERIES & A340

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Jun 02, 2019

It was a bit more than fifty years ago – on May 29, 1969 – that the then-French Minister of Transport and German Minister of Economy Affairs signed an agreement to jointly develop the Airbus A300, thus giving life to what has become one o...

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All you need to know about Aircraft Maintenance Engineering ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE ENGINEERING

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May 31, 2019

For safety of aircraft operation, it is essential that all maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification work of an aircraft is carried out by qualified engineers. To ensure this, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) conducts examination and...

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BLOCKCHAIN IN AEROSPACE & DEFENSE BLOCKCHAIN IN AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

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May 31, 2019

For an aerospace and defense industry that relies on complex global supply chains and securing sensitive information, distributed ledger, also known as “blockchain,” technology off ers solutions. Blockchain is already being used widely in...

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Why Aircraft crash off the runway end? WHY AIRCRAFT CRASH OFF THE RUNWAY END?

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May 31, 2019

Why do aircraft sometimes have problems stopping and end up crashing off the end of the runway? we saw an example of it in the Air Florida Boeing 737 that ended up in the water outside Jacksonville in Florida. In todays video I will be explaining run...

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Global Aviation Kerosene Market 2019  Expert Survey, Analysis And Market Professional GLOBAL AVIATION KEROSENE MARKET 2019 EXPERT SURVEY, ANALYSIS AND MARKET PROFESSIONAL

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May 31, 2019

The Global Aviation Kerosene Market research report intends to illuminate diverse crucial facets in the global Aviation Kerosene industry including market size, share, consumption tendencies, market trends, vital segments, and key participants operat...

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Skies of Japan: Aviation News from Japan SKIES OF JAPAN: AVIATION NEWS FROM JAPAN

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May 31, 2019

Today as you can see from the cover image  I have a slightly different post than usual.
After considering putting more effort (or maybe I should say at least some effort into my YouTube channel for quite a while now, I finally decided to ...

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Sud Aviation Caravelle - the jet lady SUD AVIATION CARAVELLE - THE JET LADY

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May 30, 2019

Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle short/medium-range jet airliner, developed by the Sud-Est industrial association in the early 1950s and produced by the Sud Aviation. One of the first jet passenger airliners in the world and the world's first passen...

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The origin of the autopilot THE ORIGIN OF THE AUTOPILOT

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May 27, 2019

Today we talk about an aircraft’s autopilot very naturally, and we think of this technology as being an intrinsic part of the aircraft. This is actually very nearly the case, especially as it is over a century since the innovation was first use...

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IATA-VR-for-Ground-Operation IATA-VR-FOR-GROUND-OPERATION

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May 27, 2019

Virtual reality (VR) is here to stay! Although VR has been extensively used in the gaming industry, it has only become mainstream in business applications with the recent advancements in the technology. VR software and hardware have developed tremend...

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Addressing the Surveillance need in Wind Energy with Automated Drones ADDRESSING THE SURVEILLANCE NEED IN WIND ENERGY WITH AUTOMATED DRONES

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May 27, 2019

As the world is awaking to the realization that we need to become less reliant on fossil fuels and we need to do it now, alternative green energy sources like wind energy are becoming all the more essential. However, there are always growing pains fo...

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10 Things You Need To Know About Sustainable Aviation Fuel 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL

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May 27, 2019

You may have heard about it, or it may be news to you: KLM is using Sustainable Aviation Fuel – a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels – on a number of its flights. In fact, KLM was the first airline to operate a commercial flight in 2...

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Delta Airlines Receives Its First Airbus A330neo DELTA AIRLINES RECEIVES ITS FIRST AIRBUS A330NEO

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May 27, 2019

Delta Air Lines have today taken delivery of their very first A330-900neo. This makes them only the third operator of the type and the first in North America to introduce the A330neo to their fleet. Asia is one of the most important aviation mar...

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Protecting The Skies In The Drone Era PROTECTING THE SKIES IN THE DRONE ERA

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May 27, 2019

The drone era is here. Just a few years ago, spotting a drone in the skies was rare; today, improved technology and rapid adoption have made drone flights routine and unremarkable. Businesses and governments have all embraced affordable drone technol...

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Urban Air Mobility - Business Between Sky and Earth URBAN AIR MOBILITY - BUSINESS BETWEEN SKY AND EARTH

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May 26, 2019

Consumer check with the Horvath & Partners Business Radar: Sentiment analysis based on machine learning and intelligent algorithms. Technological acceptance Autonomous flying is perceived more positively by the population than autonomous driving ...

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Newest, Most Advanced Business Aircraft on Display at EBACE2019 NEWEST, MOST ADVANCED BUSINESS AIRCRAFT ON DISPLAY AT EBACE2019

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May 25, 2019

The EBACE static display of Aircraft brings together the world’s most cutting edge business aircraft in one venue. More than 50 aircraft was on display at Geneva International Airport. Aircraft will range from large intercontinental business je...

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Gemalto as trust enabler in the drone ecosystem GEMALTO AS TRUST ENABLER IN THE DRONE ECOSYSTEM

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May 25, 2019

Drones are classed as unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) They have many potential commercial applications requiring top-flight security, including: Major retailers like Amazon, and transporters such UPS and DHL are studying the feasibility of using dr...

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Explained: The Five Airline Freedoms EXPLAINED: THE FIVE AIRLINE FREEDOMS

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May 24, 2019

What's going on Aviators! As you can see the title, this video is a little bit different from the ones I usually upload. Have you ever thought of how commercial airlines start international destinations? Did you know the formalities and all to st...

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ICAO Provisions For Wildlife Strikes Hazard Reduction In Aerodromes ICAO PROVISIONS FOR WILDLIFE STRIKES HAZARD REDUCTION IN AERODROMES

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May 24, 2019

The international civil aviation network carries over four billion passengers around the world annually. In celebrating ICAO's 75th Anniversary Celebrations, we will be highlighting some of the crucial safety achievements that have enabled this. ...

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The Eaglet Inspires the Next Generation of Aviators THE EAGLET INSPIRES THE NEXT GENERATION OF AVIATORS

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May 23, 2019

With more than 1,600 hours of ultralight flying time under his belt, Ronald Stokes, EAA 250174, considers himself an aviation enthusiast. The first time Ronald flew, he was 15 years old. He was immediately hooked. “I took up rock climbing and m...

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U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-15s Could Get Drone Wingmen U.S. AIR FORCE F-35S AND F-15S COULD GET DRONE WINGMEN

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May 23, 2019

The U.S. Air Force has identified the manned fighters that, in coming years, could get robotic wingmen. A new version of the Air Force’s F-35A stealth fighter, as well as the heavily upgraded version of the F-15 that the flying branch hopes to ...

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How does aircraft leasing work HOW DOES AIRCRAFT LEASING WORK

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May 22, 2019

Some of us might not even have heard of leasing companies before. Some, who have explored the intricacies of aviation, know that airlines sometimes lease aircraft, instead of buying them. In addition, terms like wet lease, dry lease or damp lease agr...

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Naval Aviation Enterprise: Ensuring Readiness Everyday NAVAL AVIATION ENTERPRISE: ENSURING READINESS EVERYDAY

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May 22, 2019

What do an aviator, a maintenance officer, a chemist, an engineer and a Navy spouse all have in common? They are the men and women behind Naval Aviation, and each of them is vital to the success of our mission. Every member of the Naval Aviation work...

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How does aircraft leasing work – Aircraft leasing explained HOW DOES AIRCRAFT LEASING WORK – AIRCRAFT LEASING EXPLAINED

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May 22, 2019

Some of us might not even have heard of leasing companies before. Some, who have explored the intricacies of aviation, know that airlines sometimes lease aircraft, instead of buying them. In addition, terms like wet lease, dry lease or damp lease agr...

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Drones in healthcare DRONES IN HEALTHCARE

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May 22, 2019

The operating room can be an intimidating experience as a patient or medical professional. The content created here can serve as a bridge to learn more about the operating room. Take action in preparing yourself for a future job in the OR.

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Airbus Aircraft Family AIRBUS AIRCRAFT FAMILY

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May 22, 2019

A300 First Flight in 1972 First twin jet twin aisle aircraft 20% savings compared to tri-jets First aircraft with components made from composites. A310 First Flight in 1982 First commercial 200 seater aircraft with two men crew operations Glass cockp...

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Top 5 tips for introducing new technology into your airport TOP 5 TIPS FOR INTRODUCING NEW TECHNOLOGY INTO YOUR AIRPORT

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May 22, 2019

With both the aviation and mainstream press awash with the current round of aviation buzzwords and senior airport and airline executives all pushing to take their airports forward and address the issues of growth and passenger experience, it’s ...

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How Does ameliaRES Help Airlines Drive Revenues HOW DOES AMELIARES HELP AIRLINES DRIVE REVENUES

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May 21, 2019

Between fierce competition and constantly changing marketing conditions, the airline industry is easily one of the most demanding business sectors in the world. Volatile economic conditions and fuel prices, corporate mergers, governmental regulations...

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Naval Aviation Enterprise - Ensuring Readiness Everyday NAVAL AVIATION ENTERPRISE - ENSURING READINESS EVERYDAY

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May 21, 2019

What do an aviator, a maintenance officer, a chemist, an engineer and a Navy spouse all have in common? They are the men and women behind Naval Aviation, and each of them is vital to the success of our mission. Every member of the Naval Aviation work...

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World WORLD'S LARGEST PLANE CLOSE TO FLYING

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May 21, 2019

Stratolaunch Systems, the space launch venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is planning to conduct the maiden flight of its giant carrier aircraft within the next few months. Stratolaunch: World's largest aircraft by wingspan and la...

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New FAA Regulations for Drones: What You Need to Know NEW FAA REGULATIONS FOR DRONES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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May 20, 2019

As an aeronautics school, we have certainly taken note of the fact that drones are soaring in popularity. They can be used to take incredible aerial videos, to race other drones, and to fly just for fun on a nice day. Though these small aircrafts see...

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6 steps to the perfect flight 6 STEPS TO THE PERFECT FLIGHT

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May 20, 2019

Customer satisfaction for airlines and airports often pivots on ‘on-time departure’ performance. How can airports proactively ensure punctuality and smooth the guest travel experience? Punctuality is a key factor for travellers when choos...

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Essential soft skills for aviation leadership ESSENTIAL SOFT SKILLS FOR AVIATION LEADERSHIP

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May 20, 2019

As the passenger experience becomes more central to the aviation industry, possessing the right soft skills is critical for leaders and aspiring leaders. According to a study by ServiceElements published in Aviation Pros, 90% of those working in avia...

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Kick-start a high flying career at the Aviation Job Expo KICK-START A HIGH FLYING CAREER AT THE AVIATION JOB EXPO

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May 20, 2019

Hosts of the Aviation Job Expo, Aviation Job Search, have teamed up with training provider, Cabin Crew Wings, to offer one lucky winner a professional cabin crew training course. The winning recipient will receive a two day course designed to give a ...

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Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster Departure from Calgary Airport ROYAL AIR FORCE C-17 GLOBEMASTER DEPARTURE FROM CALGARY AIRPORT

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May 19, 2019

An uncommon visit from a Royal Air Force C-17 Globemaster! Here we have ZZ171, the RAF's oldest C-17, departing Calgary for RAF Brize Norton, after arriving the day before from McChord Air Force Base in Washington.

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DATA ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY DATA ACCESSIBILITY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

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May 19, 2019

Over the last couple of decades the entire airline industry has been going through a paradigm shift: As air travel became an ever-more easily accessible commodity, airlines had to rethink what their roles should be beyond simply being an operator of ...

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THE AIRBUS A380 FACTS AND TOOLING SOLUTIONS THE AIRBUS A380 FACTS AND TOOLING SOLUTIONS

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May 18, 2019

Heamar is a suplier of military specification precision tooling for the aviation industry, including for aircraft such as the Airbus A380. The Airbus A380 is the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft; when it was launched, airports had to...

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Tablet-based technology gives customers real time view of aircraft maintenance operations TABLET-BASED TECHNOLOGY GIVES CUSTOMERS REAL TIME VIEW OF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

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May 17, 2019

Cabin based products and services supplier Trenchard Aviation introduces cloud-based tablet system enabling customers to track progress. Aviation has developed a cloud-based tablet system which allow customers to see the status of their maintena...

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Is Pilot Career A Good Option? Pros and Cons Of A Career As A Pilot IS PILOT CAREER A GOOD OPTION? PROS AND CONS OF A CAREER AS A PILOT

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May 17, 2019

At first glance, a career as a pilot might look like an excellent option. You get to soar through the beautiful skies, work in different countries and meet a lot of people in the destinations that you land. You hear inspiring stories, such as the one...

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How can we develop women leaders in aviation HOW CAN WE DEVELOP WOMEN LEADERS IN AVIATION

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May 17, 2019

Across the board, women in leadership are underrepresented. While the number of women in leadership positions has increased, there still remains a long way to go. According to research by Grant Thornton, the percentage of businesses around the world ...

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GE Aviation’s Quick Six With Mechanic Carlos Duenas GE AVIATION’S QUICK SIX WITH MECHANIC CARLOS DUENAS

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May 17, 2019

In our next installment of Quick Six, we sat down with Carlos Duenas, lead mechanic at GE Aviation Flight Test Operations, located in Victorville, California. I am what you call an A&P, an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic. I am a lead mechanic an...

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Airport Operational Control Centre with Hiperwall AIRPORT OPERATIONAL CONTROL CENTRE WITH HIPERWALL

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May 17, 2019

Simplifying and consolidating the control room environment with NEC’s Hiperwall system brings airport operators the flexibility and scalability they need to maintain a reliable, future proof and user-centric operation. Based on internet protoco...

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HOW TO BECOME AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER HOW TO BECOME AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

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May 17, 2019

We advertise throughout the year on our website. In addition on occasion we advertise in the national media. Air traffic contriller? You must complete the online application form. The Authority will review all applications received on a periodic basi...

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Protecting airports against drones PROTECTING AIRPORTS AGAINST DRONES

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May 17, 2019

This white paper describes the issues with drones and airports, explains the impact on flight safety and financial losses and discusses drone detection and mitigation solutions. The use of drones is rising worldwide. The US Federal Aviation Administr...

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MORE AIRPORTS ADDING FREE SERVICE TO AID BLIND, LOW VISION TRAVELERS MORE AIRPORTS ADDING FREE SERVICE TO AID BLIND, LOW VISION TRAVELERS

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May 16, 2019

There’s a growing list of airports offering passengers free access to an augmented reality service that provides greater mobility and independence to blind passengers and those with low vision. Some theme parks and all the museums in Washington...

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The Global 7500 Aircraft Completes the First Flight from London City Airport to Los Angeles THE GLOBAL 7500 AIRCRAFT COMPLETES THE FIRST FLIGHT FROM LONDON CITY AIRPORT TO LOS ANGELES

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May 16, 2019

The Global 7500 aircraft, the world’s largest and longest range business jet, demonstrated its unmatched performance capabilities by completing the first ever non-stop flight from London City Airport to Los Angeles, CA.

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Air Transport in Scotland AIR TRANSPORT IN SCOTLAND

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May 16, 2019

Air travel and freight in Scotland. Passenger numbers by origin, destination and type of service. Flight punctuality. Freight carried. Air transport movements 25.6 million air terminal passengers from Scottish airports in 2015. 3 travelled to or from...

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Royal Navy Will Always Have One Aircraft Carrier at "High Readiness." ROYAL NAVY WILL ALWAYS HAVE ONE AIRCRAFT CARRIER AT "HIGH READINESS."

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May 16, 2019

The United Kingdom’s new defense secretary has signalled that the Royal Navy at all times will operate at least one fully combat-capable aircraft carrier. Penny Mordaunt took over after Prime Minister Theresa May in early May 2019 fired former ...

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Blockchain in Aviation: Take Off BLOCKCHAIN IN AVIATION: TAKE OFF

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May 16, 2019

Today, aviation unites the world. It has become an irreplaceable key in globalization, taking businessmen across the world and reuniting families. On a daily basis, there are 100,000 flights around the globe transporting 2 million people. It is a sec...

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What Is Special Use Airspace? WHAT IS SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE?

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May 15, 2019

If you are interested in a career in aviation like a pilot or a flight dispatcher, you are going to need to know about airspace and the many different types. There is controlled and uncontrolled airspace as well as different classes within controlled...

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Bye Aerospace eFlyer Electric Trainer BYE AEROSPACE EFLYER ELECTRIC TRAINER

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May 15, 2019

Bye Aerospace's new Eflyer electric trainer is just embarking on early test flights. AVweb recently visited the company's Denver-based factory and had a look at the new airplane. The company says it will be certified in about two years.

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Airbus Launches Satellite Imaging Startup UP42 AIRBUS LAUNCHES SATELLITE IMAGING STARTUP UP42

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May 15, 2019

The aerospace manufacturing company Airbus has launched a new startup to provide satellite imaging services. Known as the UP42, it’s designed to help government entities, as well as private organizations, collect and use satellite imaging data....

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New Drone Regulations Will Come Into Effect on June 1, 2019 NEW DRONE REGULATIONS WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JUNE 1, 2019

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May 14, 2019

While the use of drones is most often raised as a cautionary tale in the popular media, the commercial application of these aircraft has resulted in a rapidly expanding industry with diverse applications throughout Canada. According to Transport Cana...

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Why aerodynamics matter! - Performance, Safety, Environment WHY AERODYNAMICS MATTER! - PERFORMANCE, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT

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May 14, 2019

In this video, we’ll show you how aerodynamics can impact the performance, safety & environmental impact of your design! The most obvious field in aerodynamics. Now the pinnacle of airplane performance is the Red Bull Air Race. Apart f...

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Your Class in 60 Seconds: Aviation Basic Electricity YOUR CLASS IN 60 SECONDS: AVIATION BASIC ELECTRICITY

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May 14, 2019

Dive into what it takes to be an aviation technician with this snapshot of the AVI135 Basic Electricity II course, a requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Technology. Hard at work in the lab, students take on complex theorie...

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Plane Spotting at San Francisco Airport Bayfront Park PLANE SPOTTING AT SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT BAYFRONT PARK

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May 14, 2019

One of the best places to spot at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is Bayfront Park which looks across to runways 28L/R. This location is a public park alongside the Old Bayshore Highway, a short distance from the Bayshore Freeway (101) and the airpo...

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Wake Turbulence Separation Standards for Aircraft WAKE TURBULENCE SEPARATION STANDARDS FOR AIRCRAFT

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May 14, 2019

Increasing Capacity and Making Air Travel Safer, Greener A key component of the Next Generation Air Transportation System. As airplanes move through the air, counter-rotating horizontal tornadoes are generated off the wings. This phenomenon, known as...

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Training Skills: New Internship and Apprenticeship Programs Build Welder Pipeline TRAINING SKILLS: NEW INTERNSHIP AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS BUILD WELDER PIPELINE

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May 14, 2019

Weeks after graduating from Bellbrook High School in Greene County, Ohio, Cory Sheldon was working at one of the biggest aerospace manufacturers in the world learning how to weld jet engine parts. Interested in a hands-on job, Cory chose to atte...

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The U.S. Navy THE U.S. NAVY'S MOST ADVANCED AIRCRAFT CARRIER EVER HAS SOME PROBLEMS

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May 14, 2019

Rep. Rob Wittman, a Virginia Republican who sits on the House's seapower subcommittee, told Navy officials they shouldn't shrink the carrier fleet while the Chinese navy is growing its own force of flattops. China has one carrier in service a...

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How can airports prevent personal injury lawsuits HOW CAN AIRPORTS PREVENT PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

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May 13, 2019

How can we ensure that the airport environment is always safe and accidents that could result in personal injury claims and lawsuits are prevented? Steve Howards, Content Marketing Manager at Herrig & Vogt, provides us with the answer. Did y...

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Is Boeing Canceling the Boeing 737 MAX IS BOEING CANCELING THE BOEING 737 MAX

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May 13, 2019

After the Ethiopian Flight ET302 crashed on Sunday, the whole world is still grieving the 157 victims of the disaster. However, this is the second deadly Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in the span of fewer than 6 months. Back in October, a Lion Air MAX ...

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Ace Aeronautics: The Difference in Aircraft Modernization ACE AERONAUTICS: THE DIFFERENCE IN AIRCRAFT MODERNIZATION

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May 13, 2019

Ace Aeronautics (ACE) was established specifically to develop cockpit upgrades for transport category aircraft.  Although, Ace does much more than that, including business management; military and commercial program management; military aviation...

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The Magic Formula to Make A Stealth 6th Generation Fighter Unbeatable THE MAGIC FORMULA TO MAKE A STEALTH 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER UNBEATABLE

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May 13, 2019

They can’t just nibble around the edges and launch weapons over long ranges,” said Gunzinger. “But actually penetrate to deliver a variety of weapons that they can carry in large numbers.” The scenario goes like this: In 2030,...

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Safety in Aviation: Listen to your flight attendant SAFETY IN AVIATION: LISTEN TO YOUR FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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May 12, 2019

Last Sunday, Aeroflot flight SU1492 caught fire upon emergency landing at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport. Unfortunately, 41 people lost their lives as a result of this accident. We wish to use this opportunity to express our deepest condolences to the f...

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4 game-changing experimental aircraft 4 GAME-CHANGING EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT

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May 10, 2019

We take a look at the ADIFO supersonic flying saucer, ApusDuo pseudo-satellite, the variable-buoyancy Phoenix aircraft that flies like a fish and the flapless flight technology aboard the Magma unmanned aerial vehicle. Want to stay in the know w...

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J47 becomes most-produced jet engine J47 BECOMES MOST-PRODUCED JET ENGINE

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May 09, 2019

The J47 powered several different military aircraft during its run, including the F-86 Sabre, Boeing B-47 Stratojet, FJ-2 Fury and B-36 Peacemaker. The J-47 also had numerous off-label applications. These included the fastest jet-propelled train, hea...

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The Story of How American Air Power Was Born THE STORY OF HOW AMERICAN AIR POWER WAS BORN

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May 09, 2019

On March 25, 1898, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt recommended that two officers “of scientific attainment and practical ability” be appointed to investigate the Samuel P. Langley flying machine and report on its &ldquo...

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Air Transport Monthly Monitor AIR TRANSPORT MONTHLY MONITOR

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May 08, 2019

The air transport industry is not only a vital engine of global socio-economic growth, but it is also of vital importance as a catalyst for economic development. Not only does the industry create direct and indirect employment and support tourism and...

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Stratolaunch: Biggest Aircraft in History STRATOLAUNCH: BIGGEST AIRCRAFT IN HISTORY

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May 08, 2019

The Stratolaunch Systems carrier aircraft, to be built by Scaled Composites, will weigh more than 1.2 million pounds  and have a wingspan of 385 feet - longer than the length of a football field. Upon reaching launch altitude of ut 30,000 feet (...

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What’s the difference between Cabin Crew and Flight Attendants WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CABIN CREW AND FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

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May 08, 2019

At first glance, these terms look like they mean the same thing – a person that makes sure that passengers are happy by entertaining you. A person that showcases you the safety instruction at the beginning of the flight and makes sure you depar...

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THESE AIRLINES HAVE A CLEAN RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO AN FLYING MISHAPS THESE AIRLINES HAVE A CLEAN RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO AN FLYING MISHAPS

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May 08, 2019

While any plane accident in the advanced age may feel like a dreadful event, there's no getting away from the way that a few carriers are more secure than others. That much is made by clear by the presence of an EU "boycott" of transpor...

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International aviation collaboration INTERNATIONAL AVIATION COLLABORATION

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May 07, 2019

Aviation is a global industry. As we continue to push the boundaries of technical advancements and operational efficiency in the aviation industry, the reliance on the global workforce will continue to increase. In the United States of America, the m...

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Flap-free flight FLAP-FREE FLIGHT

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May 06, 2019

MAGMA is an unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed and built in collaboration with The University of Manchester to demonstrate novel control technologies. In a first for aviation, an aircraft has flown using supersonically blown air to control its movem...

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Updates flight-control-software Boeing UPDATES FLIGHT-CONTROL-SOFTWARE BOEING

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May 06, 2019

Changes to the Boeing 737 MAX flight control software prevent activation of the system in case of incorrect data of angle-of-attack (A0A) sensors and issue of stabilizing nose-down commands to pilots -traction system used data from a single angle-of-...

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What role do emissions from international shipping and aviation play in the global climate WHAT ROLE DO EMISSIONS FROM INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND AVIATION PLAY IN THE GLOBAL CLIMATE

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May 06, 2019

In advance of the United Nations Secretary General’s climate summit in September, many countries are vowing to ramp up their Paris agreement commitments to help limit the increase in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius. However, the grow...

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Flying the SMALLEST Aircraft in Air Canada FLYING THE SMALLEST AIRCRAFT IN AIR CANADA'S FLEET! BEECH 1900 YQL TO YYC

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May 05, 2019

I've always wanted to see what it was like to fly the smallest member of Air Canada's fleet, the Beechcraft 1900D! In early April, I did just that, and seeing as Air Georgian recently stopped operating theirs for Air Canada, I thought th...

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What WHAT'S NEW IN ELECTRIC AIRPLANES

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May 05, 2019

At Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany in April, one full exhibition hall was loaded with electric airplanes and related technology. In this week's AVweb video, Paul Bertorelli takes a look at some of the new stuff on display.

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COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO) MARKET IN JAPAN, 2018 COMMERCIAL MAINTENANCE REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO) MARKET IN JAPAN, 2018

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May 05, 2019

What is the fleet sin of commercial aircraft in Japan, categorized by airline operator, as well as category and model of aircraft? What is the current commercial MRO spending in Japan by segments such as MRO, airline operator, aircraft OEM, and categ...

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Airbus AIRBUS' TUMPAK ON UH-72A DELIVERIES, UPGRADES AND ARMY AVIATION NEEDS

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May 05, 2019

Scott Tumpak, vice president of military programs at Airbus Helicopters, discusses the company's UH-72A Lakota helicopter 400 of which have been delivered to the US Army proposed upgrades to the aircraft and Army Aviation needs with Defense &...

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Aerospace Engineering Consulting Services AEROSPACE ENGINEERING CONSULTING SERVICES

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May 04, 2019

DARcorporation engineers work with customers to solve their most critical problems and combine extensive engineering experience with computerized simulation tools to provide the services our customers want. Through the following five disciplines, DAR...

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Aviation Digital Marketing AVIATION DIGITAL MARKETING

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May 04, 2019

Our experience from our marketing practice with B2B aviation companies is that social media and other digital marketing activities are very much worth the investment of time and money. Digital marketing helps improve brand recognition and brand ...

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Overcoming the barriers to entry for aviation biofuels OVERCOMING THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY FOR AVIATION BIOFUELS

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May 03, 2019

Aviation is both one of the fastest growing emissions sources and one of the most challenging to decarbonise. The available solutions are limited. Despite growing hype around passenger electric alternatives, electrification is unlikely to prove a nea...

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Airline CIOs: Technology challenges and opportunities AIRLINE CIOS: TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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May 03, 2019

Some of the top women airline CIOs talk about the technology challenges and opportunities in travel at the Aviation Summit 2019, Technology challenges and opportunities.

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BAE Systems future technologies: MAGMA breakthrough future aircraft design BAE SYSTEMS FUTURE TECHNOLOGIES: MAGMA BREAKTHROUGH FUTURE AIRCRAFT DESIGN

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May 03, 2019

In a series of ground-breaking flight trials that took place in the skies above north-west Wales, the MAGMA unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrated two innovative flow control technologies, which could revolutionise future aircraft design.

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GE Lifts the U.S. Into the Jet Age GE LIFTS THE U.S. INTO THE JET AGE

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May 03, 2019

On October 1, 1942, a Bell XP-59A Airacomet powered by two GE I-A turbojet engines roared down a remote runway at Muroc Dry Lake in California and slowly lifted off the ground. Bell test pilot Bob Stanley took notes of the maiden flight: “Durat...

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The Cargo Facility of the Future THE CARGO FACILITY OF THE FUTURE

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May 02, 2019

World air cargo traffic is forecast to increase dynamically, with the annual growth rate over 4% in the next 20 years. In that, air freight is projected to grow at a rate of 4.3% per annum while airmail will grow at an average rate of 2%. Air cargo m...

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Deliver the right meal to the right flight at the right time DELIVER THE RIGHT MEAL TO THE RIGHT FLIGHT AT THE RIGHT TIME

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May 01, 2019

Almost 100,000 meals produced every day, to be delivered to some of the world’s biggest airlines within a 15-minute window. A staff of 2,100 spread out across 19 kitchens and multiple catering centers, serving a variety of culinary tastes. Ever...

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5 AIRPLANES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT 5 AIRPLANES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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May 01, 2019

Airplanes are of varied shapes and sizes and they likewise accompany distinctive motors. Diverse air ships are for various purposes and for all the flight lovers out there, this article will be exceptionally useful, as here we will be talking about t...

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Cargo and aviation CARGO AND AVIATION

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May 01, 2019

There are no more than a handful of airports in the world of aviation that successfully handle both passengers and cargo. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the airports capable of achieving this. In 2018, all of 1,716,497 tonnes of cargo were tran...

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CUBA: FAST FACTS FOR AIRLINES & TRAVEL MERCHANTS CUBA: FAST FACTS FOR AIRLINES & TRAVEL MERCHANTS

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Apr 30, 2019

Travel & tourism in cuba: accounts for 7% of the Cuban economy. On average in the Caribbean, T&T contributes $2.5 billion to the national economy, but in Cuba it’s $9.7B. The Dominican Republic has emerged as a strong competitor to Cuba...

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Ceramic matrix composites taking flight at GE Aviation CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES TAKING FLIGHT AT GE AVIATION

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Apr 30, 2019

Advanced materials have played a key role in improving turbine engine performance ever since the advent of the first turbojets in the 1940s.1 Nickel-based superalloys are the primary high-temperature structural material used within turbines, and the ...

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2019 Drone Registration Scheme: Charge Proposal Consultation Document 2019 DRONE REGISTRATION SCHEME: CHARGE PROPOSAL CONSULTATION DOCUMENT

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Apr 30, 2019

In 2018, the UK Government decided to mandate a drone registration and education scheme in the UK to strengthen the accountability of drone users and their awareness of how to fly their drones safely. This requirement is now established in UK law and...

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It IT'S TIME TO FUEL UP ON SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL

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Apr 30, 2019

Aviation industry growth is great for airlines and travelers, but it's not so great for the environment. More planes in the sky means more CO2 emissions. And while today's aircraft are more fuel efficient, the fuel itself still needs a major ...

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Proudly building a sustainable future for aviation PROUDLY BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AVIATION

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Apr 29, 2019

IATA marked its 74th anniversary on April 19. Our founding members gave their association a very clear mission: “To promote safe, regular, and economical air transport for the benefit of the people of the world, to foster air commerce, and to s...

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Spring into Flying: Aircraft Detailing Guide SPRING INTO FLYING: AIRCRAFT DETAILING GUIDE

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Apr 26, 2019

Whether you’ve stored it or flew it throughout winter, your airplane may be in desperate need of a thorough cleaning this spring. Corrosives, pollutants, debris, grease, UV rays and even fluctuating temperatures can wreak havoc on your aircraft...

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Vertex Aerospace Aviation Tug Driver Story VERTEX AEROSPACE AVIATION TUG DRIVER STORY

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Apr 25, 2019

Josh Murphy, Aviation Tug Driver at Columbus Air Force Base, Columbus, MS, discusses his job and how working at Vertex has been a seamless transition from his service in the U.S. Air Force.

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Lighting Solutions for Aviation LIGHTING SOLUTIONS FOR AVIATION

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Apr 24, 2019

Follow the photo-luminescent floor path marking and peer through the mood-lit curtain into the innovative world of STG Aerospace.  At our state of the art facilities, our amazing teams are constantly pushing the design envelope to ensure that we...

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Aurora Aviation ABACE 2019 Highlights AURORA AVIATION ABACE 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

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Apr 24, 2019

Take a look back at ABACE 2019 exhibition in China. Stay in touch with Aurora Aviation during the year and let's meet at other aviation events like EBACE, IATA and more Contact our team directly on +971 4 5235 888 and ops@aurora-aviation.aero, we...

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All Hail the ALL HAIL THE 'NEW' STEALTH F-35 (RUSSIA AND CHINA WILL HATE IT)

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Apr 24, 2019

key part of the Small Diameter Bomb II is a technology called a “tri-mode” seeker  a guidance system which can direct the weapon using millimeter wave radar, uncooled imaging infrared guidance and semi-active laser technology. The Ai...

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Here HERE'S WHY YOU DON'T MIX LSD AND NUCLEAR-POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Apr 24, 2019

In a copy of a plea deal obtained by Navy Times, Machinist's Mate (Nuclear Power) 3rd Class Philip S. Colegrove said he "wrongfully" brought the powerful hallucinogen aboard the Reagan while docked at various ports across Japan, as thou...

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Check Out This Picture: You Are Looking at the Greatest Aircraft Carrier Ever CHECK OUT THIS PICTURE: YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE GREATEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER EVER

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Apr 24, 2019

Shortly before USS Enterprise went to the breakers, a new ship bearing the name was laid down; CVN-65, the world’s first nuclear aircraft carrier. The latter USS Enterprise served for fifty years, before decommissioning in 2012. Another USS Ent...

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Japan JAPAN'S NEW STEALTH FIGHTER: A HYBRID MIX OF THE F-22 AND F-35?

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Apr 24, 2019

he Japanese government wants to develop a new, radar-evading warplane by combining elements of the U.S. F-22 and F-35 stealth fighters. And now U.S. authorities are signalling they’ll release to Japan the secret technology that would make the h...

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Russia RUSSIA'S 'F-16' IS DANGEROUS: WATCH THIS FIGHTER JET CRUSH SOME 'ARMOR'

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Apr 24, 2019

The MiG-29’s new purpose was on full display at a recent combat exercise at the Ashuluk training grounds near the Astrakhan region in southwestern Russia. In a rarity for publicized, high-profile Russian aircraft drills, a squad of upgraded MiG...

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How One Submarine Killed a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier in a Simulation HOW ONE SUBMARINE KILLED A U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER IN A SIMULATION

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Apr 23, 2019

This outcome was replicated time and time again over two years of war games, with opposing destroyers and nuclear attack submarines succumbing to the stealthy Swedish sub. Naval analyst Norman Polmar said the Gotland “ran rings” around th...

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Stealth B-21 Raider: Here STEALTH B-21 RAIDER: HERE'S ALL OF THE NAMES THE AIR FORCE PASSED ON

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Apr 23, 2019

In May, the Air Force said it had whittled these down to a short list of 15 choices. Cole made the much awaited Raider announcement at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference in Maryland. War Is Boring submitted a Fre...

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Check Out the XQ-58A (America CHECK OUT THE XQ-58A (AMERICA'S NEXT STEALTH SUPER WEAPON?)

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Apr 23, 2019

Boeing's Australian subsidiary on Feb. 27, 2019 unveiled its so-called "Airpower Teaming System," a 38-foot-long, jet-powered drone that Boeing said could carry weapons and sensors and fly as far as 2,000 miles—all while being mor...

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Coming Soon: More complex air-launched unmanned aircraft demos COMING SOON: MORE COMPLEX AIR-LAUNCHED UNMANNED AIRCRAFT DEMOS

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Apr 23, 2019

The Army will rapidly develop and refine concepts for air-launched unmanned aircraft through a series of demonstrations over the next several years with plans to integrate whatever works into formations quickly, the head of the Army’s Combat Ca...

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Coins and clapping: 8 aviation rituals, from the strange to the dangerous COINS AND CLAPPING: 8 AVIATION RITUALS, FROM THE STRANGE TO THE DANGEROUS

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Apr 23, 2019

It's happened again. A superstitious passenger in China delayed a flight to Bangkok for more than an hour on Saturday after throwing coins at the plane's engine for good luck.This was the fifth incident of its kind so far this year, according...

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Report: Poland Will be Getting the F-35. Here REPORT: POLAND WILL BE GETTING THE F-35. HERE'S WHY THAT'S BIG NEWS.

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Apr 23, 2019

The F-22 is no longer manufactured and acquiring the Su-57, even though Russia recently suggested that it would be offering it to foreign customers, is simply a ridiculous scenario no one even dares to consider, especially within the current geopolit...

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Stealth on Steroids: How the B-2 Bomber and F-35 Will Get Even Deadlier STEALTH ON STEROIDS: HOW THE B-2 BOMBER AND F-35 WILL GET EVEN DEADLIER

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Apr 23, 2019

Additional computer-based B-2 upgrades include the now-in-development Defensive Management System, an emerging sensor system engineered to identify the location of enemy air defenses. This system, called DMS, uses computer empowered sensor technology...

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The Real Top Gun: Could China THE REAL TOP GUN: COULD CHINA'S J-20 FIGHTER BEAT AN F-35 OR F-22 IN A DOGFIGHT?

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Apr 23, 2019

As radar-guided missiles from fighters and ground-based launchers threaten aircraft from dozens, or even hundreds of miles away, stealth capabilities are increasingly perceived as necessary for keeping fighter pilots alive on the modern battlefield. ...

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Be Afraid, F-35: Is the New F-15X a Threat or Not? BE AFRAID, F-35: IS THE NEW F-15X A THREAT OR NOT?

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Apr 23, 2019

Bloomberg Government reports that the Pentagon plans on asking lawmakers for $1.2 billion to procure 12 Boeing’s F-15X fighters as part of its fiscal year 2020 budget request. The request, if approved, would be the Air Force’s first F-15 ...

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The Story of How F-35s Are Getting Ready for a War Against Russia THE STORY OF HOW F-35S ARE GETTING READY FOR A WAR AGAINST RUSSIA'S MIGHTY S-400

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Apr 23, 2019

The Air Force F-35 is using “open air” ranges and computer simulation to practice combat missions against the best Chinese and Russian-made air-defense technologies   as a way to prepare to enemy threats anticipated in the mid-2...

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Get Ready, U.S. Navy: China Might Soon Be An Aircraft Carrier GET READY, U.S. NAVY: CHINA MIGHT SOON BE AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER 'SUPERPOWER'

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Apr 22, 2019

Meanwhile, the PLAN is looking forward a next-generation carrier aircraft. The PLAN has twenty-four J-15 multirole fighters, with at least two aircraft lost and two damaged during accidents attributed to the J-15 itself. That’s not enough aircr...

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Nuclear Death Wish? Why Did These B-52 Bombers Fly at Wave-Top Heights? NUCLEAR DEATH WISH? WHY DID THESE B-52 BOMBERS FLY AT WAVE-TOP HEIGHTS?

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Apr 22, 2019

This deception was successful. The crews made contact with the U.S. Navy and were vectored to the Soviet fleet. On their first pass, the Soviet crew were on deck waving, at first assuming the aircraft were their Bear bombers. On the second pass, not ...

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The New F-15X: This Could Be a Poor Man THE NEW F-15X: THIS COULD BE A POOR MAN'S F-35 (BUT IS IT A GOOD IDEA?)

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Apr 22, 2019

While this “poor man’s F-35” may serve a niche of being more capable than 4th generation fighters but not quite as stealthy, the Pentagon should be wary of swooning at the courting rituals that captured its heart (and wallet) with t...

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Meet America MEET AMERICA'S NEW AND IMPROVED AIR-LAND WAR PLAN

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Apr 22, 2019

The Army and the Air Force are crafting a new combined air-ground combat attack strategy to improve warfare networks, perform long-range sensing of targets, strike enemies more effectively and strengthen defenses across multiple domains in real-time....

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Iran IRAN'S NEW FIGHTER ISN'T SO SCARY

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Apr 22, 2019

Amidst policy woes with the United States, Iran showcased its new fighter during the Thursday National Army Day Parade in Tehran, hoping to strike fear into the West with the country’s first indigenous fighter aircraft.There’s just one pr...

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The Secret Is Out: A MiG Pilot THE SECRET IS OUT: A MIG PILOT'S DARING ESCAPE FROM SOVIET RUSSIA

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Apr 22, 2019

How far would you go for freedom? Would you betray your own countrymen? Risk life and limb? Bake a cake?Although it’s going to be hard to believe, a Soviet fighter pilot checked “all of the above” on his list of things to do before ...

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Check Out the Navy CHECK OUT THE NAVY'S NEW 'LIGHT' AIRCRAFT CARRIERS (THANKS TO THE F-35B)

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Apr 22, 2019

The U.S. Navy is beginning to deploy its nine amphibious assault ships with large numbers of fixed-wing F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters, in essence transforming the 40,000-ton-displacement vessels into light aircraft carriers.Cheaper and easier t...

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F-15EX Eagle Fighter Jet vs. Lockheed F-15EX EAGLE FIGHTER JET VS. LOCKHEED'S F-35: LET THE SHOWDOWN BEGIN

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Apr 22, 2019

The debate continues over the Pentagon’s proposal to buy new F-15EX Eagle fighters from Boeing to complement Lockheed Martin-made F-35 stealth fighters.As lawmakers weigh the military’s request, Air Force magazine has published an infogra...

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Think An F-22 Raptor is Unstoppable? In 2009, France Shot It Down in a Simulation. THINK AN F-22 RAPTOR IS UNSTOPPABLE? IN 2009, FRANCE SHOT IT DOWN IN A SIMULATION.

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Apr 22, 2019

Eight times during a two-week war game in Alaska, individual German Typhoons flew against single F-22s in basic fighter maneuvers meant to simulate close-range dogfights. “We were evenly matched,” German Maj. Marc Gruene told Combat Aircr...

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The U.S. Navy THE U.S. NAVY'S LATEST AIRCRAFT CARRIER WILL BE DELAYED IN DELIVERY

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Apr 22, 2019

The Navy can't afford many more delays with Ford. The sailing branch has proposed to decommission the 21-year-old Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the early 2020s, just halfway through her planned service life, in order to free up bill...

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Partners in Aviation Managed Co-Ownership: Access Comparable to Sole-Ownership PARTNERS IN AVIATION MANAGED CO-OWNERSHIP: ACCESS COMPARABLE TO SOLE-OWNERSHIP

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Apr 22, 2019

One of the major concerns when considering a partnership revolves around the schedule. Who has control of the plane and when PIA  Managed Co-Ownership customers enjoy a sharing format that works. Co-owners enjoy access comparable to sole-ownersh...

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Why I Prefer to Fly Boeing Aircraft! 5 Reasons Explained WHY I PREFER TO FLY BOEING AIRCRAFT! 5 REASONS EXPLAINED

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Apr 20, 2019

You may notice that I fly Boeing aircraft most of the time, here's why! If you appreciate the content of the AviationPro channel, and if you are in the financial position to do so, please consider supporting me by becoming my patron! You'...

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Discover UCLA Engineering- Mechanical and Aerospace Department DISCOVER UCLA ENGINEERING- MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE DEPARTMENT

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Apr 19, 2019

The applications of mechanical and aerospace engineering include aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, energy and propulsion systems, robotics, machinery, manufacturing and materials processing, microelectronics, biological systems.

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This Really Boring Looking Plane Won World War II (Really) THIS REALLY BORING LOOKING PLANE WON WORLD WAR II (REALLY)

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Apr 19, 2019

Even though, technically at least, it was not a combat airplane, the performance of the Douglas C-47 transport led General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower to label it as one of the most important weapons of World War II. It carried no armament and was ...

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Aircraft Carrier Alliance: Will Britain Build India a New Queen Elizabeth-Class Carrier? AIRCRAFT CARRIER ALLIANCE: WILL BRITAIN BUILD INDIA A NEW QUEEN ELIZABETH-CLASS CARRIER?

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Apr 19, 2019

India currently operates one aircraft carrier, the 45,000-ton Vikramaditya, which is actually the former Soviet carrier Admiral Gorshkov. That ship has been plagued by engine problems as well as reliability issues with its MiG-29K fighters.Under cons...

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China CHINA'S NIGHTMARE: HOW THE U.S. NAVY COULD SINK ITS PRIZED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Apr 19, 2019

That’s a rough analogy to today. Fortress China is festooned with airfields and mobile antiship weaponry able to strike hundreds of miles out to sea. Yes, the U.S. Navy remains stronger than the PLA Navy in open-sea battle. A fleet-on-fleet eng...

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We Know Why China Wants Aircraft Carriers WE KNOW WHY CHINA WANTS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Apr 19, 2019

China’s recent release of its first strategic white paper signals its official emergence as a maritime and therefore globalpower. Little in the document should surprise those who have monitored China’s rise, though it remains to be seen w...

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Recent Study Finds the U.S. Air Force Is In Serious Trouble. Here RECENT STUDY FINDS THE U.S. AIR FORCE IS IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. HERE'S WHY.

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Apr 19, 2019

When aircraft availability goals are not met, training and operational missions may not be fulfilled as timely as needed," GAO notes. "For example, F-22 squadron officials explained that the lack of available aircraft creates a shortage of ...

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This Would Be Huge: Would the Air Force Give the U.S. Navy the B-1 Bomber? THIS WOULD BE HUGE: WOULD THE AIR FORCE GIVE THE U.S. NAVY THE B-1 BOMBER?

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Apr 19, 2019

The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) released a study suggesting the USAF spends more than it should in order to ensure American remains ‘king of the skies.’ It was also suggested that the B-1 Lancer be retired.Once a...

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The Future of Air Travel – Can Aviation Laws Keep Up THE FUTURE OF AIR TRAVEL – CAN AVIATION LAWS KEEP UP

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Apr 18, 2019

Get through airport security faster or check a bag with the tap of your fingers or a scan of your eyes?  Experience artificial intelligence inflight? These technologies are crafting the future of aviation, but how does that impact current regula...

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QUICKSTEP REPORTS STRONG SALES ON DEFENCE, AVIATION COMPOSITES QUICKSTEP REPORTS STRONG SALES ON DEFENCE, AVIATION COMPOSITES

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Apr 18, 2019

Sydney based composites manufacturer, Quickstep Holdings (ASX: QHL) has reported another strong quarter of growth, with year to date sales now up 19 per cent on the same period last year. The manufacturer of aerospace and aviation composites reported...

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Phillips 66 Joins Effort to Commemorate D-Day, Fly Vintage Warbird Alongside D-Day Squadron PHILLIPS 66 JOINS EFFORT TO COMMEMORATE D-DAY, FLY VINTAGE WARBIRD ALONGSIDE D-DAY SQUADRON

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Apr 18, 2019

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, Phillips 66® Aviation and Phillips 66® Lubricants are proud to support the “Miss Montana to Normandy” mission to fly a historic C-47 warbird in Daks Over Normandy, a flyov...

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America Needs to Think Outside the Box When It Comes to Great Power Conflict AMERICA NEEDS TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX WHEN IT COMES TO GREAT POWER CONFLICT

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Apr 18, 2019

The 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) and the Congressionally mandated 2018 NDS Commission refocused U.S. defense planning on the need to compete with, and potentially fight, China and Russia.  Although the latter stressed the urgent need for...

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Why Just About Everyone Fears the F-16 Fighting Falcon WHY JUST ABOUT EVERYONE FEARS THE F-16 FIGHTING FALCON

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Apr 18, 2019

The F-16 has more than earned its current popular nickname among pilot as “the Viper,” and will continue to occupy a prominent role in military aviation across the globe for decades to come. The F-16 Fighting Falcon bears an unusual disti...

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Meet the F-82—America MEET THE F-82—AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN LONG-RANGE FIGHTER

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Apr 18, 2019

The Twin ‘Stangs were a case of something needed to fill a specific need at a specific time. First flying in 1945, the aircraft were soon deemed unneeded after the U.S. P-51s encountered German jet aircraft. Slated to disappear into obscurity, ...

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Take a Look at the Two Planes That Almost Replaced the F-22 and F-35 Stealth Fighters TAKE A LOOK AT THE TWO PLANES THAT ALMOST REPLACED THE F-22 AND F-35 STEALTH FIGHTERS

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Apr 18, 2019

The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace th...

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Check Out the D-21: A Mach 3 Drone the U.S. Used to Spy on China CHECK OUT THE D-21: A MACH 3 DRONE THE U.S. USED TO SPY ON CHINA'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS

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Apr 18, 2019

Made of titanium and weighing 12 tons, the 19-feet-wingspan D-21 in its early forms launched from atop a special variant of the A-12, the CIA's version of the Mach-3 SR-71. The A-12 in essence was the booster for the drone, climbing to 80,000 fee...

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Not Dead Yet: U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Won NOT DEAD YET: U.S. NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS HARRY S. TRUMAN WON'T BECOME SCRAP (YET)

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Apr 18, 2019

Lawmakers are lining up to reject the U.S. Navy's proposal to prematurely decommission, as a cost-saving measure, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman. The Navy likely anticipated the widespread opposition, observers pointed o...

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Know This: The F-15X’s Weapons Loadout Would Make It a Beast KNOW THIS: THE F-15X’S WEAPONS LOADOUT WOULD MAKE IT A BEAST

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Apr 18, 2019

The U.S. Air Force has been secretly organizing a plan to replace its F-15 C/D fleet with brand spanking new F-15X Eagle air superiority fighters, the Drive reported on Wednesday. This move could take the heat off of the service’s handful of F-...

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Did a Russian Made S-200 Missile Strike an Israeli F-35 Back in 2017? DID A RUSSIAN MADE S-200 MISSILE STRIKE AN ISRAELI F-35 BACK IN 2017?

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Apr 18, 2019

Back in 2017, Southfront.org, a website that covers the Russian military and its intervention in the Syrian Civil War, declared: “According to the available information, the Syrian Defense Forces used a S-200 missile against the Israeli warplan...

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AVIATION INDUSTRY IS ALL SET TO SEE THE AN ELECTRIC TRANSFORMATION AVIATION INDUSTRY IS ALL SET TO SEE THE AN ELECTRIC TRANSFORMATION

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Apr 17, 2019

The world of flying is about to see the biggest transformation for an aircraft in decades. The details of this big leap is contained with the electric aircraft which is about to become a reality. Though there is a gap of at least a year in taking a r...

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Air War: How the Navy’s 1st Fighter Jet Battled MiGs over North Korea AIR WAR: HOW THE NAVY’S 1ST FIGHTER JET BATTLED MIGS OVER NORTH KOREA

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Apr 17, 2019

The Navy still saw further potential in the Panther, so Grumman built a swept-wing version called the F9F-6 Cougar. The Cougar was a bit faster and could fly significantly higher, but had shorter range due to added weight. Though it did not see actio...

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Imagine This: The Navy Decides To Pass on the F-14 Tomcat IMAGINE THIS: THE NAVY DECIDES TO PASS ON THE F-14 TOMCAT

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Apr 17, 2019

The Navy eventually worked out the problems with the F-14, and the Tomcat became a superlative air defense fighter. Eventually, it even gained a ground-attack mission. The temperamental nature of the design, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the ...

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No F-14 Tomcats Here: China NO F-14 TOMCATS HERE: CHINA'S NAVY RELEASED THEIR VERY OWN VERSION OF TOP GUN (KIND OF)

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Apr 17, 2019

Not that the Chinese video is for entertainment: it's strictly propaganda (though the same could be said for the original Top Gun, to which the Navy happily contributed F-14s for the ultimate recruiting tool and budget-justifier).The Chinese vide...

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Bad News for China: J-20 Stealth Fighters Can BAD NEWS FOR CHINA: J-20 STEALTH FIGHTERS CAN'T TOUCH AN F-22S OR F-35

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Apr 17, 2019

As Dave Majumdar previously covered, China recently declared that its J-20 fighter jet had attained initial operational capability. “China's latest J-20 stealth fighter has been commissioned into the air force's combat service,” C...

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Could the Army COULD THE ARMY'S NEW SCOUT HELICOPTER HAVE WINGS?

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Apr 17, 2019

When the U.S. Army retired their fleets of OH-58 Kiowa scout helicopters, they ran into a rather sticky predicament as a result of their short-sighted haste: they had no adequate replacement for the venerable scout.In the aftermath of the 2017 retire...

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The Army THE ARMY'S APACHE HELICOPTERS HAVE A BIG PROBLEM

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Apr 17, 2019

More than a year after the Army ordered the inspection of a critical safety part in every AH-64 Apache aircraft in the service's fleet, soldiers have spent the equivalent of nine months in extra man-hours retrofitting the airframe so far, a task ...

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F-35 or Not: This Country Needs 88 New Fighter Jets Before Its Air Force Falls Apart F-35 OR NOT: THIS COUNTRY NEEDS 88 NEW FIGHTER JETS BEFORE ITS AIR FORCE FALLS APART

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Apr 17, 2019

Canada for the third time in a decade is trying to replace its aging F/A-18A/B Hornet fighter jets. With every year the acquisition effort drags on, the condition of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s fast-jet fleet grows direr. The politically-cha...

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Why You Need to Respect the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Fighter WHY YOU NEED TO RESPECT THE MCDONNELL DOUGLAS F-4 PHANTOM II FIGHTER

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Apr 17, 2019

But are souped-up F-4s really equal to fourth-generation fighters None of these 21st century Phantoms have flown in air-to-air combat  but F-4s Phantoms have engaged in non-lethal dogfights with Greek F-16s on several occasions. The McDonnell Douglas...

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Armored Aircraft Carriers: Great Britain ARMORED AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: GREAT BRITAIN'S SECRET WORLD WAR II WONDER WEAPON?

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Apr 17, 2019

No doubt, due at least in part to their armored flight decks, all six of the carriers survived the war. There can be little doubt that the armored decks saved Illustrious from destruction and that they similarly protected Formidable. The armor under ...

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First Stealth: Could the Legendary F-117 Still Go To War for America FIRST STEALTH: COULD THE LEGENDARY F-117 STILL GO TO WAR FOR AMERICA'S AIR FORCE?

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Apr 17, 2019

The answer is that against most mid-range threats like Iran, absolutely. But against higher-end threats like Russia or China, not so much. Technology has advanced since engineers first dreamed up the F-117 “stealth fighter” concept.Develo...

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CMD Avio - Ultralight aircraft & General aviation CMD AVIO - ULTRALIGHT AIRCRAFT & GENERAL AVIATION

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Apr 16, 2019

ITA - CMD Avio deals with the production of engines for ultralight aircraft and general aviation. The advanced production technology of the Avio CMD engines ensures excellent and reliable performance. Future challenges pass through a culture of innov...

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Idahoans Don IDAHOANS DON'T WANT THEIR CITIES USED AS TARGET PRACTICE BY THE AIR FORCE

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Apr 16, 2019

In a complaint filed earlier this month in the U.S. District Court of Idaho, a group of Boise residents allege that the Air Force's Urban Close Air Support Air and Ground Training Project  proposed by the 366th Fighter Wing at Mountain Home ...

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Why China Loves Russia WHY CHINA LOVES RUSSIA'S FIGHTER JETS (AS IN STEALING ALL OF THEIR TECHNOLOGY)

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Apr 16, 2019

Despite these advances, China continues to acquire Russian jets, though this is largely in order to acquire technologies in the latest versions of the Flanker, the Su-35. China acquired these aircraft in December 2015. Supposedly, the primary item of...

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Don DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE: 5 MOST OVERRATED MILITARY WEAPONS EVER CREATED

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Apr 16, 2019

The five weapons of war listed below are “overrated” in the sense that they occupy a larger space in the defense-security conversation than they really deserve.  Some of them are fantastic, effective systems, while others are not. Al...

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Women in Aviation Finance WOMEN IN AVIATION FINANCE

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Apr 15, 2019

In collaboration with Aviation Skillnet Ireland and 30% Club Ireland, the IMI have developed the 'Women in Aviation Finance Leadership’ Programme on June 11th, 2019.  The programme welcomes participants from the aviation finance and wi...

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Fifth Annual Drone Focus Conference to be Held in Fargo FIFTH ANNUAL DRONE FOCUS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN FARGO

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Apr 15, 2019

This year the conference will dive deeper into what it takes to build an autonomous nation, and examine some of the core components of the unmanned systems industry including infrastructure, software, policy and more.During the event, attendees will ...

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ANAFI THERMAL: The thermal ultra-compact and lightweight drone solution dedicated to all professionals ANAFI THERMAL: THE THERMAL ULTRA-COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT DRONE SOLUTION DEDICATED TO ALL PROFESSIONALS

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Apr 15, 2019

Parrot, the leading European drone group, has announced ANAFI Thermal: the all-in-one, drone-based solution that provides easy to use, sophisticated and high-quality thermography (drone + sensor + software), with proven reliability and outstanding pe...

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The Drone Market 2019-2024: 5 Things You Need to Know THE DRONE MARKET 2019-2024: 5 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 15, 2019

The big picture, the most important figure to take away, is certainly 43 billion USD. That’s how big the drone market will grow to be in 2024. Having generated 14.1 billion USD in 2018 it will grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 20....

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How drones are changing aviation law HOW DRONES ARE CHANGING AVIATION LAW

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Apr 15, 2019

The Federal Aviation Administration calls them small unmanned aircraft systems. More than 1 million hobbyists and commercial operators call them drones.Attorneys who practice aviation law call them the source of the most substantial change in that ar...

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Two Ghanaian brothers need support to fly their manufactured aircraft TWO GHANAIAN BROTHERS NEED SUPPORT TO FLY THEIR MANUFACTURED AIRCRAFT

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Apr 15, 2019

The Wright brothers changed the world with the invention of the aeroplane which opened the world for aviation to begin and advance. Inspired by this feat, two brothers in Ghana, Isaac Otoo and Jacob Larbi, have built a light aircraft using local mate...

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King of Aircraft Carriers: Meet the U.S. Navy KING OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: MEET THE U.S. NAVY'S NIMITZ-CLASS (OR FLOATING AIRBASE)

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Apr 15, 2019

Today’s average sixty-four-jet air wing is significantly smaller than its predecessors, with three squadron of Super Hornets, a half-size squadron of Growlers, and two squadrons of older FA-18C/D Hornet jets which are transitioning to new F-35C...

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Taiwan: Chinese aircraft flew around the island TAIWAN: CHINESE AIRCRAFT FLEW AROUND THE ISLAND

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Apr 15, 2019

Defense officials in Taiwan say Chinese military aircraft flew around the island on Monday. The officials said Chinese bombers and intelligence-gathering aircraft passed through the Bashi Channel between Taiwan and the Philippines to conduct drills i...

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Future proofing: Next generation aircraft engine testing FUTURE PROOFING: NEXT GENERATION AIRCRAFT ENGINE TESTING

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Apr 15, 2019

One of the emotions most apparent in Scott Herber when talks is the pride he takes in his work. Herber is the evaluation and test engineering manager at GE Aviation at its Evendale headquarters in Ohio. Evendale celebrates its 70th anniversary this y...

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Stratolaunch Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight; Jean Floyd Quoted STRATOLAUNCH AIRCRAFT COMPLETES MAIDEN FLIGHT; JEAN FLOYD QUOTED

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Apr 15, 2019

Jean Floyd, CEO of Stratolaunch, said the initial flight demonstrates "our mission to provide a flexible alternative to ground launched systems.The company noted its platform has a wingspan that is bigger than the average length of a football fi...

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AVX Aircraft, L3 Technologies unveils innovative attack reconnaissance helicopter design AVX AIRCRAFT, L3 TECHNOLOGIES UNVEILS INNOVATIVE ATTACK RECONNAISSANCE HELICOPTER DESIGN

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Apr 15, 2019

On 15 April, L3 Technologies-led team unveiled first images of innovative attack reconnaissance helicopter design. L3 Technologies and AVX Aircraft team developing a new version of a high-speed helicopter for competing for Phase 1 of the U.S. Army Fu...

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World WORLD'S BIGGEST PLANE TAKES FLIGHT

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Apr 15, 2019

A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan completed what company officials called a superb initial flight over California's Mojave Desert, bringing to life a dream held by the late Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen. Strat...

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First ever civilian helicopter-plane hybrid is coming next year FIRST EVER CIVILIAN HELICOPTER-PLANE HYBRID IS COMING NEXT YEAR

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Apr 15, 2019

They're called tilt-rotor aircraft.They hover like helicopters but they fly faster and farther  like airplanes. The military has flown them for years. Now for the first time  a production model is on track to be approved for civilian ro...

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The Real Problem with China THE REAL PROBLEM WITH CHINA'S AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Apr 15, 2019

At the end of the day, the Chinese reverse engineered the J-15 design from an incomplete prototype of the Sukhoi Su-33 that it acquired from Ukraine. While Chinese engineers might have gained considerable insight into the Flanker design from the T-10...

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Air Force Pilots Revealed To Us Why You Can AIR FORCE PILOTS REVEALED TO US WHY YOU CAN'T KILL THE A-10 WARTHOG

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Apr 15, 2019

Known for an ability to keep flying after taking multiple rounds of enemy machine gun fire, land and operate in rugged terrain, destroy groups of enemy fighters with a 30mm cannon and unleash a wide arsenal of attack weapons, the A-10 is described by...

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Passenger Service Units for Aircraft as Shown by Astronics at AIX 2019 PASSENGER SERVICE UNITS FOR AIRCRAFT AS SHOWN BY ASTRONICS AT AIX 2019

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Apr 15, 2019

Astronics demonstrated some of the newer technologies for passenger service units at AIX. For more information on Astronics' capabilities to create PSUs for your next aircraft, visit

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Potential Uses for Li-Fi on Aircraft, as Imagined by Astronics at AIX 2019 POTENTIAL USES FOR LI-FI ON AIRCRAFT, AS IMAGINED BY ASTRONICS AT AIX 2019

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Apr 15, 2019

Here are a couple of potential scenarios in which aircraft can use Li-Fi to improve passenger experiences. Visit www.astronics.com for more information.

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This Ex-Tesla Engineer Wants to Change Aviation THIS EX-TESLA ENGINEER WANTS TO CHANGE AVIATION

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Apr 14, 2019

Impossible Aerospace founder and CEO Spencer Gore hopes to make self-flying electric planes that would make jet fuel and the pollution from burning it obsolete. But he’s starting small by building battery-powered electric drones. The company&rs...

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Analysis - Aviation Industry ANALYSIS - AVIATION INDUSTRY'S CONTRIBUTION IN POLLUTION AND HOW TO REDUCE AIRPLANE EMISSIONS?

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Apr 12, 2019

Aviation has boomed in the past decades, with low-cost airlines helping make travel affordable to more people, but the industry faces a major challenge to play its part in cutting emissions responsible for global warming. While vehicular pollution is...

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Jet Airways to fly 6-7 aircraft on both days this weekend domestically: Aviation Secy JET AIRWAYS TO FLY 6-7 AIRCRAFT ON BOTH DAYS THIS WEEKEND DOMESTICALLY: AVIATION SECY

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Apr 12, 2019

Jet had a meeting with bankers. It has put forth demand of funds. It is currently flying 11 aircraft and will fly six to seven aircraft domestically on both days this weekend. We have asked it to take into consideration issues of passengers," th...

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Qatar Airways says Air Italy stake compliant with 2018 U.S.-Qatar aviation agreement QATAR AIRWAYS SAYS AIR ITALY STAKE COMPLIANT WITH 2018 U.S.-QATAR AVIATION AGREEMENT

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Apr 12, 2019

State-owned Qatar Airways on Thursday dismissed concerns its 49 percent stake in Air Italy breaches a 2018 aviation agreement between the United States and Qatar, designed to address U.S. concerns that Gulf airlines had an unfair competitive advantag...

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Thailand Courts Georgia Aviation, Manufacturing Investors With Incentives THAILAND COURTS GEORGIA AVIATION, MANUFACTURING INVESTORS WITH INCENTIVES

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Apr 12, 2019

Georgia’s business relationship with Thailand operates with little fanfare, with only a few Thai-owned companies working here and little public knowledge of how locally based multinationals are tapping into the Southeast Asian economy of 70 mil...

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Your Next Flight Is Brought to You by 3D Printing YOUR NEXT FLIGHT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY 3D PRINTING

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Apr 12, 2019

Like the cotton gin and the modern assembly line, 3D printing is the kind of breakthrough advancement that holds the promise to revolutionize manufacturing. The technology lets companies input designs into a printer the size of a small garden shed an...

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Leading Aerospace Component Supplier Optimizes Production with… LEADING AEROSPACE COMPONENT SUPPLIER OPTIMIZES PRODUCTION WITH…

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Apr 12, 2019

The company, a major supplier for commercial programs, aspired to upgrade its systems thanks to significant, continuous growth. The Plataine solution enabled the supplier to meet its manufacturing objectives and delivered significant material savings...

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What is the Magic Formula Telling Investors on Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KOSE:A047810), Parkland Fuel Corporation (TSX:PKI)? WHAT IS THE MAGIC FORMULA TELLING INVESTORS ON KOREA AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES, LTD. (KOSE:A047810), PARKLAND FUEL CORPORATION (TSX:PKI)?

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Apr 12, 2019

Korea Aerospace Industries, Ltd. (KOSE:A047810) has a current MF Rank of 8828. Developed by hedge fund manager Joel Greenblatt, the intention of the formula is to spot high quality companies that are trading at an attractive price. The formula uses R...

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How the Navy HOW THE NAVY'S THE S-3 VIKING HUNTED RUSSIAN SUBMARINES (AND MUCH MORE)

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Apr 12, 2019

The S-3 Viking was first conceived in 1960s to serve as a next-generation submarine hunter. In the event of a war between NATO and the Warsaw Pact, the U.S. Navy’s most important mission would have been combating the Soviet Union’s large ...

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The Crazy Story of How China Finally Got an Aircraft Carrier THE CRAZY STORY OF HOW CHINA FINALLY GOT AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Apr 12, 2019

The People's Liberation Army Navy first became interested in acquiring an aircraft carrier in 1970, when China was still on bad terms with both the Soviet Union and the United States. However few concrete steps were taken, because the cost and co...

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Check Out Russia CHECK OUT RUSSIA'S SU-35 FIGHTER: THE PLANE THE U.S. AIR FORCE FEARS MOST?

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Apr 12, 2019

The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fight...

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Great Britain GREAT BRITAIN'S PLAN FOR A SUPER MILITARY: F-35S, NEW AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND MUCH MORE

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Apr 12, 2019

After almost three decades of relative international stability, the world has now re-entered a period of persistent and intense state competition," the U.K. Defense Ministry stated in its December 2018 review "Mobilizing, Modernizing & ...

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Inside Bombardier’s Global 7500: the Largest Purpose-Built Business Jet in the World INSIDE BOMBARDIER’S GLOBAL 7500: THE LARGEST PURPOSE-BUILT BUSINESS JET IN THE WORLD

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Apr 11, 2019

Bombardier’s highly anticipated flagship Global 7500 entered into service in December, and the company has sent the new aircraft on a world demo tour to proudly show it off to customers. We caught up with the Global 7500 at Stewart Internationa...

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Terra Drone Indonesia teams with Japan’s leading power industry research institute to monitor transmission lines for PLN TERRA DRONE INDONESIA TEAMS WITH JAPAN’S LEADING POWER INDUSTRY RESEARCH INSTITUTE TO MONITOR TRANSMISSION LINES FOR PLN

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Apr 11, 2019

Terra Drone Indonesia and Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) (Headquarter: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Masanori Matsuura, hereinafter called CRIEPI) have successfully demonstrated how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can ...

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Bye Aerospace Rebrands Electric Airplane as eFlyer BYE AEROSPACE REBRANDS ELECTRIC AIRPLANE AS EFLYER

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Apr 11, 2019

George E. Bye, Founder and CEO of Bye Aerospace, said eFlyer more accurately represents the aircraft’s high-tech all-electric propulsion system. “We originally thought solar cells would be standard on the airplane’s wings,” By...

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Wanted: companies to build spacecraft, sensor payloads, and on-board data processing for small satellites WANTED: COMPANIES TO BUILD SPACECRAFT, SENSOR PAYLOADS, AND ON-BOARD DATA PROCESSING FOR SMALL SATELLITES

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Apr 11, 2019

Officials of the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency say in its request for information it is looking for industry to identify candidate smallsats technologies with game-changing potential, and validate these technologies in space or ...

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Imagine This: China Building New Aircraft Carriers for Russia IMAGINE THIS: CHINA BUILDING NEW AIRCRAFT CARRIERS FOR RUSSIA

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Apr 11, 2019

The only downside for China would be that a Russian carrier would take up space and industrial capacity in Chinese yards, but this is a small price to pay. The downsides for Russia are more palpable; an aircraft carrier purchased from China still cos...

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B-21 Bombers, Stealth and Much More: This Is the Future of America B-21 BOMBERS, STEALTH AND MUCH MORE: THIS IS THE FUTURE OF AMERICA'S BOMBER FORCE

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Apr 11, 2019

The new Air Force bomber fleet plan, released in conjunction with the service’s 2019 Budget request, also seeks a larger bomber fleet and maps a modernization and production trajectory for the introduction of the emerging B-21 Raider in the mid...

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Target Practice, Russian Style: Watch Su-25 and Su-34s Blasting Away with Missiles TARGET PRACTICE, RUSSIAN STYLE: WATCH SU-25 AND SU-34S BLASTING AWAY WITH MISSILES

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Apr 11, 2019

Aviadarts, inaugurated in 2013, has grown into a sprawling logistical operation. Last year, the Defense Ministry boasted that "the competition involves more than 250 pilots of tactical, long-range, military transport and army aviation units of t...

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Coming Soon: Stealth U.S. Air Force F-35s Armed with Laser Weapons? COMING SOON: STEALTH U.S. AIR FORCE F-35S ARMED WITH LASER WEAPONS?

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Apr 11, 2019

The US Air Force is preparing to fire a fighter-jet configured laser pod from the ground as a key step toward achieving its goal of firing lasers from jets on combat missions in the air As a part of its preparation, the service is refining its combat...

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China Should Fear This Killer Combo: The U.S. Marines and F-35s CHINA SHOULD FEAR THIS KILLER COMBO: THE U.S. MARINES AND F-35S

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Apr 11, 2019

There's a name for the practice of deploying a rocket launcher via aircraft, promptly firing then redeploying. The U.S. Army, which pioneered the method, calls it "HIMARS Rapid Infiltration" or HIRAIN. Combined with other new tactics an...

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Mini Superpower: 5 Reasons You Can MINI SUPERPOWER: 5 REASONS YOU CAN'T BEAT ISRAEL IN A WAR

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Apr 11, 2019

The IDF has developed systems of recruitment, training, and retention that allow it to field some of the most competent, capable soldiers in the world. None of the technologies above work unless they have smart, dedicated, well-trained operators to m...

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The F-4 Phantom: The F-35 of the 1960s and 1970s? THE F-4 PHANTOM: THE F-35 OF THE 1960S AND 1970S?

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Apr 11, 2019

Under these circumstances, an F-35 patrolling, say, a no-fly zone might have to approach closer to a hostile aircraft and expose itself to detection and sacrifice its stealth advantage. A faster and more maneuverable fourth-generation jet like an F-1...

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Meet the F-4 Phantom: The Old American Fighter Jet That Won MEET THE F-4 PHANTOM: THE OLD AMERICAN FIGHTER JET THAT WON'T GO AWAY

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Apr 11, 2019

BPhantom is beloved not just because it was successful, but because it wasn’t supposed to be. Of all mankind’s works of destruction, jet fighters tend to be the most aesthetically elegant, whether the compact grace of an F-16 or the slend...

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Floating Ship Wrecks: These Aircraft Carriers Might Be the Worst Ever Built FLOATING SHIP WRECKS: THESE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS MIGHT BE THE WORST EVER BUILT

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Apr 10, 2019

Commissioned into French service in 1963, the 33,000-ton, non-nuclear Foch carried 40 fighters and helicopters. Unlike Russian flattops, Foch had a steam catapult, allowing her to boost heavily-laden planes off her deck. Imposing, flexible, able to s...

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Invincible: Put the F-35 and F-15EX Together and Nothing Can Stop Them INVINCIBLE: PUT THE F-35 AND F-15EX TOGETHER AND NOTHING CAN STOP THEM

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Apr 10, 2019

The exercise is considered by many to be “as close to real air-to-air combat” as possible and is instrumental in the development of air-to-air tactics and skills for USAF aviators. Several units equipped with the F-35A fighter jet partici...

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The F-22 Raptor Is the World THE F-22 RAPTOR IS THE WORLD'S BEST STEALTH FIGHTER (AND IT'S GOING TO GET EVEN BETTER)

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Apr 10, 2019

Funding for an F-22 sensor upgrade will only come later in the 2020s and is likely to include an electro-optical module similar to the F-35’s EOTS and DAS systems to operate in heavy jamming environments. Such an upgrade would mirror the F-15X,...

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Take It From a B-2 Stealth Bomber Pilot: No Aircraft On the Planet Can Match It TAKE IT FROM A B-2 STEALTH BOMBER PILOT: NO AIRCRAFT ON THE PLANET CAN MATCH IT

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Apr 10, 2019

The Air Force plans to operate the B-2 alongside its new, now-in-development bomber Air Force pilots of the 1980s-era stealthy B-2 Spirit bomber plan to arm the B-2 with new weapons and upgrade the aircraft to fly the aircraft on attack missions agai...

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Navy Dream Come True: F-35s and Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers Together In Battle NAVY DREAM COME TRUE: F-35S AND NIMITZ-CLASS AIRCRAFT CARRIERS TOGETHER IN BATTLE

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Apr 10, 2019

The start of formal operational testing is a milestone more than 18 years in the making,” Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 Program Executive Officer, said in a written statement.  "While aircraft are in operational test, the F-35 Joint Prog...

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The U.S. Navy Let Me Aboard Their Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Ever THE U.S. NAVY LET ME ABOARD THEIR MOST POWERFUL AIRCRAFT CARRIER EVER

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Apr 10, 2019

Ford seems to be delivering on the promise of a more efficient carrier that will take naval aviation into the future. Fordwhich is based on the Nimitz-class hull form—restores weight and stability margins by reconfiguring the ship’s inter...

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Top 25: 5 Best Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Submarines, Bombers and Fighter Jets TOP 25: 5 BEST BATTLESHIPS, AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, SUBMARINES, BOMBERS AND FIGHTER JETS

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Apr 10, 2019

Ranking the greatest battleships of all time is a tad easier than ranking naval battles. Both involve comparing apples with oranges. But at least taking the measure of individual men-of-war involves comparing one apple with one orange. That's a c...

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Midlands Aerospace Alliance joins Make UK MIDLANDS AEROSPACE ALLIANCE JOINS MAKE UK

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Apr 10, 2019

Make UK CEO Stephen Phipson spoke at the Midland’s Aerospace Alliance Conference in Birmingham, forging closer links between our two member organisations. Dr Andrew Mair, chief executive, Midlands Aerospace Alliance said: “We are pleased ...

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Study highlights sustainable role for VTOL aircraft STUDY HIGHLIGHTS SUSTAINABLE ROLE FOR VTOL AIRCRAFT

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Apr 10, 2019

Compiled by researchers at the University of Michigan in partnership with Ford Motor Company, the study looked at the primary energy use and greenhouse gas emissions during the five phases of VTOL flight: takeoff, climb, cruise, descent and landing. ...

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History Horrors: How Hitler HISTORY HORRORS: HOW HITLER'S NAZI GERMANY COULD HAVE WON WORLD WAR II

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Apr 10, 2019

This declaration did not simply apply to U.S. territorial waters. The United States would escort convoys filled with military equipment to Europe with surface ships and anti-submarine craft, firing at will against any German submarines, ships or plan...

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Revolutionary: Meet the F-117 Nighthawk, America’s Original Stealth Plane REVOLUTIONARY: MEET THE F-117 NIGHTHAWK, AMERICA’S ORIGINAL STEALTH PLANE

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Apr 09, 2019

For several decades, the F-117 offered the United States military a unique ability to slip through enemy air defenses and takeout high value targets with its precision guided bombs. However, the Nighthawk’s first-generation stealth technology l...

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This Photo Means An Aircraft Carrier Just Went to The Bottom (In a Training Battle) THIS PHOTO MEANS AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER JUST WENT TO THE BOTTOM (IN A TRAINING BATTLE)

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Apr 09, 2019

In 2012 Liaoning was finally ready to set sail from the Dalian shipyard. As Beijing’s only carrier facing a fleet of 10 American flattops, Liaoning was widely expected to stage from China’s most modern naval base on Hainan Island in the s...

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Russia Claims It Will Build a Very Special Type of Aircraft Carrier RUSSIA CLAIMS IT WILL BUILD A VERY SPECIAL TYPE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Apr 09, 2019

Russia's light aircraft carrier will feature a semi-catamaran hull, a representative of the Krylov Scientific Center told Russian news agency TASS (see the translation and a model of the design here). "The project is distinguished by the und...

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One of Japan ONE OF JAPAN'S F-35S HAS GONE MISSING

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Apr 09, 2019

n F-35A fighter with Japan's Air Self Defense Force has gone missing while flying over the Pacific Ocean roughly 84 miles from the Japanese mainland. The single-seat aircraft dropped off radar on Tuesday at about 7:27 p.m. local time, officials t...

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Introducing U.S. Operations Plan 5015 (Or the Plan To Crush North Korea In a War) INTRODUCING U.S. OPERATIONS PLAN 5015 (OR THE PLAN TO CRUSH NORTH KOREA IN A WAR)

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Apr 09, 2019

North Korea’s unpredictable leader Kim Jong-un has many ways of making war upon his neighbors. He can unleash commandos, or cyberweapons, or threaten to utilize weapons of mass destruction unless the world complies with his wishes.He might be a...

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Meet the F-21 Fighter (Think and F-16 on Steroids Thanks to F-22 and F-35 DNA) MEET THE F-21 FIGHTER (THINK AND F-16 ON STEROIDS THANKS TO F-22 AND F-35 DNA)

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Apr 08, 2019

The MiG-21s, in particular, are accident-prone. Since the first of 874 MiG-21s entered Indian service in 1963, around 490 have crashed, killing around 200 pilots. New Delhi wants to spend around $18 billion building 115 new fighters to replace the ol...

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The F-35 Trap: How the Air Force Can Avoid Trouble Before Building a New Fighter Jet THE F-35 TRAP: HOW THE AIR FORCE CAN AVOID TROUBLE BEFORE BUILDING A NEW FIGHTER JET

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Apr 08, 2019

As reported by Stephen Trimble in Aviation Week, Will Roper, the assistant Air Force secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has argued that the United States needs to stop and rethink its acquisition policies before embarking on the Nex...

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Why the C-130 Might Fly for 80 Years WHY THE C-130 MIGHT FLY FOR 80 YEARS

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Apr 08, 2019

The Air Force plans to fly its war-tested 1950s-era C-130 aircraft well into the 2030s and beyond through a sweeping, multi-pronged technical overhaul, designed to enable the propeller-flown aircraft to perform its high-risk troop transport and comba...

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Video: These 2 Russian Tu-22M3 VIDEO: THESE 2 RUSSIAN TU-22M3 'BACKFIRE' BOMBERS ARE ARMED TO THE TEETH

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Apr 08, 2019

The official reclassification of the Tu-22’s updated models from tactical bombers to heavy, nuclear-capable strategic bomber could lead to a new round of accusations concerning Russia’s potential non-compliance. In what is the latest sigh...

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The A-12 Avenger: The Navy THE A-12 AVENGER: THE NAVY'S PLAN TO LAUNCH STEALTH BOMBERS FROM AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

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Apr 08, 2019

Modern materials, sensor and propulsion technologyparticularly advanced adaptive-cycle engines that are currently in development—would solve most of the technical challenges that stymied the A-12 program During the closing stages of the Cold Wa...

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Andersen Air Force Base Used a Pesticide to Sanitize Their Drinking Water ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE USED A PESTICIDE TO SANITIZE THEIR DRINKING WATER

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Apr 08, 2019

Personnel at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam had been consuming drinking water that had been sanitized with chlorination tablets typically used in swimming pools, an Air Force spokesman confirmed Stars and Stripes. The Guam Environmental Protection A...

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The Russian Navy THE RUSSIAN NAVY'S FUTURE: A NEW AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND DEADLY FIGHTER JETS?

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Apr 08, 2019

The Russian newspaper Izvestia (see translation here) featured statements by two Russian officials that suggested vertical takeoff and landing, or VTOL, aircraft carriers and aircraft will be joining the Russian Navy. Denis Manturov, the head of the ...

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Southwest Airlines Is Chasing Growth in Hawaii -- Here SOUTHWEST AIRLINES IS CHASING GROWTH IN HAWAII -- HERE'S WHY

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Apr 08, 2019

Rumors had been flying around for years that Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV) might start flying to Hawaii. The airline finally confirmed this speculation in late 2017, and a route between Oakland and Honolulu began just a few weeks ago. Several more ro...

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Pilot Careers Live - London Heathrow Airport PILOT CAREERS LIVE - LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT

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Apr 06, 2019

Airways Aviation Academy was exhibiting at the Pilot Careers Live event in London Heathrow Airport on the 6th fo April 2019. It was a great opportunity to meet aspiring pilots. Looking forward to inviting you all for an OPEN DAY at the academy.

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These 5 Fighter Planes Are the Best to Ever Fly Off an Aircraft Carrier THESE 5 FIGHTER PLANES ARE THE BEST TO EVER FLY OFF AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER

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Apr 06, 2019

Designing an airplane that can fly at high speeds lugging heavy weapons loads, and yet still takeoff and land on a short flight deck a few hundred meters long has always posed a formidable engineering challenge. Sea-based fighters typically feature f...

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How Drones Are Changing the Shipping Industry HOW DRONES ARE CHANGING THE SHIPPING INDUSTRY

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Apr 04, 2019

Companies are always looking for ways to streamline their operations. For many of them, that means seeing how drones might help. Airbus chose Singapore as its testing ground for a pilot that involves depending on drones to deliver goods to ships anch...

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We proudly present you: Tec4Jets! Welcome to the world of Aircraft Engineering. WE PROUDLY PRESENT YOU: TEC4JETS! WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING.

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Apr 04, 2019

We proudly present you: Tec4Jets! Welcome to the world of Aircraft Engineering. 🛫 Our 165 colleagues are responsible for the safe and timely departure of the TUI fly fleet. More than 34 aircraft of different types are carefully treated in the high-t...

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ADIFO Is A Flying Saucer That Will Dominate The Airspace Soon ADIFO IS A FLYING SAUCER THAT WILL DOMINATE THE AIRSPACE SOON

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Apr 04, 2019

According to the inventor and engineer Razvan Sabie, the ADIFO has been designed ‘to change the actual paradigm of flight’. Sabie worked in collaboration with the famous aerodynamicist Iosif Taposu (Senior Scientist at Romani’s Nati...

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SR Technics Engineering completes major galley overhaul on the Boeing 777 SR TECHNICS ENGINEERING COMPLETES MAJOR GALLEY OVERHAUL ON THE BOEING 777

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Apr 04, 2019

The SR Technics Engineering team’s innovative proposal to modify the galleys on five Boeing 777-300ERs convinced AerCap to upgrade to the popular ATLAS standard. After a design and certification process, the first installation was completed at ...

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Drone Registration Figures Confirm senseFly eBee as United States’ Most Popular Commercial Fixed-Wing DRONE REGISTRATION FIGURES CONFIRM SENSEFLY EBEE AS UNITED STATES’ MOST POPULAR COMMERCIAL FIXED-WING

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Apr 03, 2019

According to official FAA Part 107 commercial drone registration data, received by senseFly following an FOIA request with the FAA, senseFly small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS or drones) account for almost half of all new commercial fixed-wing drone...

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Meet Ed Kinnier from Collins Aerospace at AIX | Passenger Experience Week MEET ED KINNIER FROM COLLINS AEROSPACE AT AIX | PASSENGER EXPERIENCE WEEK

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Apr 03, 2019

This year's AIX event more than 500 exhibitors demonstrated their latest innovations and partnerships, including Collins Aerospace. We caught up with Ed Kinnier, Vice President, Strategy | Interiors SBU, to find out more about how the show is hel...

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U.S. Air Force awards Northrop Grumman with contract for T-38 and F-5 sustaining engineering U.S. AIR FORCE AWARDS NORTHROP GRUMMAN WITH CONTRACT FOR T-38 AND F-5 SUSTAINING ENGINEERING

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Apr 03, 2019

The U.S. Air Force on 2 April awarded Northrop Grumman contract for T-38 and F-5 sustaining engineering, according to a U.S. Department of Defense statement. The contract, from U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and announced on Tuesday, is ...

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Is there another grounding on the way for Boeing? IS THERE ANOTHER GROUNDING ON THE WAY FOR BOEING?

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Apr 03, 2019

The airline says that “premature blade deterioration was found on some engines” of the latest additions to its fleet, the Boeing 787-10. This unexpectedly early deterioration was found at recent routine maintenance inspections according t...

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Bound4blue wins Aeronautics track at the 2019 HT Summit BOUND4BLUE WINS AERONAUTICS TRACK AT THE 2019 HT SUMMIT

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Apr 02, 2019

Bound4blue has developed an innovative wingsail system to be integrated onto a wide range of vessels. The system has been conceived as a complementary propulsion system, which produces effective thrust from existing winds, reducing the main engine po...

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Welcome to the House of Stealth: This Is Where the F-35 Is Born WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF STEALTH: THIS IS WHERE THE F-35 IS BORN

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Apr 02, 2019

Flynn explained that the stealth engineering contributing to the F-35 has some origins as far back as the Gulf War-era F-117 NightHawk. “With the F-117, we learned how to embed antennas in the leading edge of the airplane. This concept went rig...

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The Largest Aircraft Ever Built: Meet the H-4 Hercules (Or the Spruce Goose) THE LARGEST AIRCRAFT EVER BUILT: MEET THE H-4 HERCULES (OR THE SPRUCE GOOSE)

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Apr 02, 2019

The Time magazine article was titled “It Flies!” It was a note of triumph and vindication, but also an epitaph, of an aircraft that was five years in the making the “Spruce Goose,” a plane that should not have existed. Many th...

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This U.S. Nuclear Submarine Is Feared Like No Other: Meet the THIS U.S. NUCLEAR SUBMARINE IS FEARED LIKE NO OTHER: MEET THE 'F-22' OF SUBS

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Apr 02, 2019

The Seawolf-class submarines were envisioned as the best submarines ever built. Designed to succeed the Los Angeles–class attack submarines and maintain America’s edge in the underwater domain, the class suffered from cost overruns and th...

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A Report Claims the Air Force Needs an Insane Amount of B-21 Raiders A REPORT CLAIMS THE AIR FORCE NEEDS AN INSANE AMOUNT OF B-21 RAIDERS

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Apr 02, 2019

A new report from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) suggests that the United States Air Force should build a minimum of 164 Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bombers. Senior Air Force officials who are currently reviewing the number of...

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Ten deadliest airplane crashes TEN DEADLIEST AIRPLANE CRASHES

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Apr 02, 2019

Recently, the media turned its focus to aviation safety. Even the planes being safe enough, the aircraft crashes are rare but bloody incidents. And although many people have lost their lives in a plane crash, they are not as lethal as we imagine.

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AIAA 2018 Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala Reed Aeronautics Award MDrela AIAA 2018 AEROSPACE SPOTLIGHT AWARDS GALA REED AERONAUTICS AWARD MDRELA

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Apr 01, 2019

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has announced the 2019 recipients of its most prestigious awards. Presentation of these premier awards and recognition of the Institute’s newly elected Fellows and Honorary Fellows w...

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5 Reasons the F-35 Keeps Getting Better (And Russia and China Should Worry) 5 REASONS THE F-35 KEEPS GETTING BETTER (AND RUSSIA AND CHINA SHOULD WORRY)

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Apr 01, 2019

This week's performance by the F-35 fighter at the Paris Air Show is a turning point for the world's most advanced multi-role fighter, demonstrating that even when fully loaded with combat gear, it can out-perform the tactical aircraft of eve...

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Mini Stealth F-35?: Don MINI STEALTH F-35?: DON'T GO CRAZY OVER THE XQ-58A VALKYRIE (AT LEAST NOT YET)

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Apr 01, 2019

All of which means that a UCAV will only be as good as its AI. Yet the Achilles heel of autonomous robots is that they have difficulty coping with unexpected situations, which is pretty much the definition of warfare.

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Enterprise: The Aircraft Carrier That Stands Above All the Rest ENTERPRISE: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER THAT STANDS ABOVE ALL THE REST

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Apr 01, 2019

Enterprise won twenty battle stars in the Pacific, more than any other U.S. ship. There was widespread recognition of its service, and several efforts to preserve it as a monument. Despite the advocacy of retired Navy personnel, however, these effort...

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Fun Facts About the Aviation Industry FUN FACTS ABOUT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY

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Mar 31, 2019

An Airbus A380 double-decker is the length of eight buses (2:58.6 feet) and haS enough room on its wings to park seventy cars. 1939 National Aviation Day was established in 1939 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to commemorate the anniversary of Orville Wrigh...

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PRIVATE JET MANUFACTURERS PRIVATE JET MANUFACTURERS

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Mar 31, 2019

Talon Air owns and operates a vertically integrated fleet of helicopters, turbo-prop, light, mid, super-mid, heavy and ultra-long-range private jets. Talon Air is equipped to provide you with a private aircraft for any travel itinerary on a moment...

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John Wayne Airport History Highlights JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

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Mar 31, 2019

1923 Eddie Martin Airport Eddie Martin opened Eddie Martin Airport as well as a flying school and established Martin Aviation after signing a five-year lease with the Irvine Company. 1939 SNA Designator Eddie Martin Airport was acquired by the County...

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What you should know: Future Air Navigation System WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: FUTURE AIR NAVIGATION SYSTEM

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Mar 31, 2019

Clay Lacy Aviation has developed an FAA-Approved FANS for the Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP and GV. The Universal Avionics FANS 1/A+ solution includes CPDLC, ADS-B Out, ADS-C with provisioning for Link 2000. This new technology will: Improve safety. Reduce ...

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Recent Improvements To Drone Range RECENT IMPROVEMENTS TO DRONE RANGE

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Mar 31, 2019

The new age drones are as popular in film making and photography, as in mission-critical or rescue operations. Photography enthusiasts, explorers, and documentary makers are thrilled with the technology that lets them fly without themselves being air...

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Undefeated: Does the F-15 Eagle Have a Perfect UNDEFEATED: DOES THE F-15 EAGLE HAVE A PERFECT 'BATTLE' RECORD?

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Mar 31, 2019

According to official releases from Boeing and the U.S. Air Force, the F-15 Eagle has a clear-cut win-to-loss ratio of 104 to zero. But in fact, opposing air forces have claimed, in nearly a dozen cases, to have shot down the iconic, twin-engine figh...

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J-20 Stealth Fighter: The Best J-20 STEALTH FIGHTER: THE BEST 'DOGFIGHTER' ON THE PLANET?

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Mar 31, 2019

A 2011 analysis by Australian aviation expert Carlo Kopp concluded that J-20 probably had strong stealth from a frontal aspect, but a larger radar cross section (RCS) when scanned from the side or rear a limitation also found in the Russian Su-57 ste...

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Safe Stealth: The Air Force Has a Trick Up Its Sleeve To Make the F-35 Even Better SAFE STEALTH: THE AIR FORCE HAS A TRICK UP ITS SLEEVE TO MAKE THE F-35 EVEN BETTER

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Mar 31, 2019

The system is also engineered to identify and divert aircraft that are non-cooperative, meaning not from the US Air Force, AFRL developers said; sensors are designed to work quickly to detect a flight path or approaching trajectory with the hope of t...

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Light Aircraft Carriers: The U.S. Marines Might Have More F-35s Fighting from the Sea LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: THE U.S. MARINES MIGHT HAVE MORE F-35S FIGHTING FROM THE SEA

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Mar 31, 2019

The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in March 2019 deployed to the Indo-Pacific region with no fewer than 10 F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters on board. An assault ship usually embarks just six F-35s or older AV-8B Harrier jump jets.

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Another Reason Israel ANOTHER REASON ISRAEL'S AIR FORCE DOMINATES: STEALTH F-35S

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Mar 31, 2019

Something changed in the region back in December 2017, when Israel declared its first squadron of F-35s operational. Numerically, the change seemed minor. The Israeli Air Force's (IAF) 140 ("Golden Eagle") Squadron has just nine F-35I A...

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Light Aircraft Carriers: The U.S. Marines Might Have More F-35s Fighting from the Sea LIGHT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: THE U.S. MARINES MIGHT HAVE MORE F-35S FIGHTING FROM THE SEA

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Mar 31, 2019

The U.S. Navy amphibious assault ship USS Wasp in March 2019 deployed to the Indo-Pacific region with no fewer than 10 F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters on board.

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Fighter Death Match: The F-35 vs. F-15X Showdown Is Heating Up Fast FIGHTER DEATH MATCH: THE F-35 VS. F-15X SHOWDOWN IS HEATING UP FAST

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Mar 29, 2019

Congress could intervene to increase the number of F-35s in the budget. It also could block the request for F-15Xs, as some pro-Lockheed lawmakers have threatened to do. The fighter debate continues as the budget process grinds on.

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Bring the BRING THE 'BEAST MODE': VIDEO SHOWS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FIGHT AN F-35

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Mar 29, 2019

The F-35's beast mode boasts a whopping maximum of fourteen AIM-120 missiles and two smaller AIM-9X missiles for air missions, or six GBU-31’s along with four AIM-120’s/9X’s for ground missions.

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Study This Plane: It Could Be Japan STUDY THIS PLANE: IT COULD BE JAPAN'S NEW STEALTH FIGHTER

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Mar 29, 2019

In 2018, Tokyo’s inquiries to potential partners in its F-3 stealth fighter program reportedly received an enthusiastic response from Northrop-Grumman. While Northrop might seek to revive the YF-23, more likely that it would offer unique aspect...

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Dead F-22: Back in 2009, a Stealth F-22 Raptor Was DEAD F-22: BACK IN 2009, A STEALTH F-22 RAPTOR WAS 'SHOT DOWN' (BY FRANCE)

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Mar 29, 2019

The key, Gruene said, was to get as close as possible to the powerful F-22  and stay there. They didn’t expect us to turn so aggressively.Past evidence seems to confirms that a French fighter pilot once “killed” an American F-2...

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The Harrier: The U.S. Marine Corps Loves This Plane For 1 Big Reason THE HARRIER: THE U.S. MARINE CORPS LOVES THIS PLANE FOR 1 BIG REASON

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Mar 29, 2019

Harriers have also participated in less-visible operations in Yemen by bombing al-Qaeda in the country again emphasizing its flexibility and adaptability to a wide range of operations in diverse environments and levels of warfare.

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It IT'S LIKE FIGHTING MR. INVISIBLE: I FOUGHT AGAINST A STEALTH F-22 (AND LOST)

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Mar 28, 2019

Flying back to Langley, the experience was an eye-opener. I have been covering the Raptor and the F-35 since beginning of both programs. It is one thing to intellectually grasp the power of stealth, but seeing it in action makes one a believer our fl...

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Russia RUSSIA'S VERY OWN 'F-15 EAGLE': MEET THE DEADLY SU-27 FLANKER

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Mar 28, 2019

The transfer of Su-27s to China caused a surprising amount of friction between Moscow and Beijing. China purchased some Flankers off the shelf, agreed to coproduce another batch, and acquired a license for production of additional aircraft.

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The F-15 Eagle: The Undisputed King of Fighter Combat (As In It Never Lost?) THE F-15 EAGLE: THE UNDISPUTED KING OF FIGHTER COMBAT (AS IN IT NEVER LOST?)

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Mar 28, 2019

According to official releases from Boeing and the U.S. Air Force, the F-15 Eagle has a clear-cut win-to-loss ratio of 104 to zero. But in fact, opposing air forces have claimed, in nearly a dozen cases, to have shot down the iconic, twin-engine figh...

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This Plane Will Make Fighter Jets Like the F-22, F-35 and F-15 Even Better THIS PLANE WILL MAKE FIGHTER JETS LIKE THE F-22, F-35 AND F-15 EVEN BETTER

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Mar 28, 2019

The first new, high-tech next-generation KC-46A aerial refueling tanker will be delivered to the service later this year, marking the beginning of a long-sought after effort to replace the current aging fleet and better enable attack and ISR missions...

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The Stealthy SR-71 Is The Fastest Plane on the Planet (But It Had A Big Problem) THE STEALTHY SR-71 IS THE FASTEST PLANE ON THE PLANET (BUT IT HAD A BIG PROBLEM)

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Mar 28, 2019

There are few secret projects like U.S. Air Force black projects, and that was certainly the case for the famed SR-71 Blackbird. The SR-71 was no ordinary aircraft but a big, beautiful and state-of-the-art spy plane designed in the 1950s and early 19...

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How Momentum Aeronautics Understands Your Problems HOW MOMENTUM AERONAUTICS UNDERSTANDS YOUR PROBLEMS

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Mar 27, 2019

You've got an aviation problem, we'll help you solve it! Managing Partner, Dan Garrett, talks about the unique way Momentum Aeronautics works to understand the problem at hand. Every customer has unique needs, so we tailor our approach to uni...

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How Momentum Aeronautics Gets Your Project Done HOW MOMENTUM AERONAUTICS GETS YOUR PROJECT DONE

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Mar 27, 2019

You've had all kinds of situations where your project didn't go as planned. That's why you need a company that can help you get it to the finish line! Dan Garrett, managing partner at Momentum Aeronautics, talks about how their unique way...

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HYPER-X SCRAMJET RECORD HYPER-X SCRAMJET RECORD

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Mar 27, 2019

Fifteen years ago today, the NASA X-43A scramjet-powered flight research vehicle reached a record speed of over 4,600 mph (Mach 6.83). The historic test marked the first time in the annals of aviation that a flight-scale scramjet accelerated an aircr...

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New Biofuel in Aviation NEW BIOFUEL IN AVIATION

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Mar 27, 2019

Climate change is being tackled in different ways all over the world, transport being one of the major hurdles to overcome when it comes to greenhouse gasses. Now experts are looking to the skies to tackle climate change and have come up with a solut...

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America AMERICA'S GOT A NEW, LIGHTNING-FAST HELICOPTER

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Mar 27, 2019

A new helicopter will give the U.S. Army a cutting edge on the battlefield- and put the quick in Quick Reaction Force. The Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant took its first official flight on March 21, creating quite a spectacle as it effortlessly took to ...

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Fighting Words: Russia FIGHTING WORDS: RUSSIA'S 6TH GENERATION FIGHTER WILL BURN OUT ‘THE EYES’ OF MISSILES

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Mar 27, 2019

I think the important takeaway is that Russia defense industry recognizes some of the key trends in military science and weapons technology, Kofman said. The Russian defense industry is starting to look at concepts for a sixth-generation fighter that...

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Watch Russia WATCH RUSSIA'S SU-34 FIGHTER DO SOMETHING QUITE DARING IN EXTREME CONDITIONS

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Mar 27, 2019

As prolifically manufactured and deployed as the Su-34 continues to be, the Fullback has had its share of unflattering headlines. Russia's Su-34 fighter-bomber aircraft is again in the headlines after successfully completing an aerial refueling e...

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The F-35s New Mission: A Navy Killer? THE F-35S NEW MISSION: A NAVY KILLER?

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Mar 27, 2019

The NSM has also been adapted into the joint strike missile (JSM), an air-launched cruise missile system designed to fit inside the internal weapons bay of the F-35. The NSM’s chassis is slightly reconfigured for this purpose, but the seeker an...

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Apocalypse Now: Why Israel Would Start a Nuclear War APOCALYPSE NOW: WHY ISRAEL WOULD START A NUCLEAR WAR

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Mar 27, 2019

How might that happen? We can imagine a few scenarios, most of which involve an increase in hostility between Israel and its more tolerant neighbors. Another revolution in Egypt could easily rewrite the security equation on Israel’s southern bo...

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Bomber Dream: Could the B-1 Lancer Be Transformed Into a Gunship? BOMBER DREAM: COULD THE B-1 LANCER BE TRANSFORMED INTO A GUNSHIP?

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Mar 27, 2019

Much like the MC-27J Gunship, this is hopefully a paper tiger that will never see a operational squadron. One day flying over Afghanistan, sometime in mid-2010, ground troops who were getting shot at requested ISR support (intelligence, surveillance,...

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This Plane Was Meant to Make Aircraft Carriers Obsolete (It Failed) THIS PLANE WAS MEANT TO MAKE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OBSOLETE (IT FAILED)

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Mar 27, 2019

The first few years after World War II were challenging ones for the U.S. Navy. Massive demobilization of personnel and rapid scrapping or retirement of ships created internal disruptions.

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The SR-71 Spy Plane Was So Fast, It Outran Every Missile Fired at It THE SR-71 SPY PLANE WAS SO FAST, IT OUTRAN EVERY MISSILE FIRED AT IT

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Mar 26, 2019

Until Lockheed Martin finally builds the SR-72 Mach-6 spy plane it announced in November 2013  and which reportedly appeared in plain view for the first time in July 2017 the iconic SR-71 Blackbird, capable of flying three times the speed of sou...

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World air traffic WORLD AIR TRAFFIC

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Mar 26, 2019

Every day, tens of thousands of flights move people and goods between airports around the world. Air transport has been growing steadily in recent years, and we have already experienced occasions where more than 200,000 flights have taken place in a ...

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Russia Is Sending S-400 Air Defense Systems to the Arctic (And That RUSSIA IS SENDING S-400 AIR DEFENSE SYSTEMS TO THE ARCTIC (AND THAT'S JUST FOR STARTERS)

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Mar 26, 2019

Russia is intensifying its efforts to exert economic and military control over the rapidly warming Arctic region. But it's not alone. The United States is staking its own claim on the far north.

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Reducing costs of air traffic control REDUCING COSTS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

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Mar 26, 2019

Air traffic control is a concentrated industry with high costs. There is a strong political focus on bringing down the costs of air traffic control to preserve the competitiveness of smaller airports. In the political debate, the two most prominent t...

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F-35 Rules: Why the Air Force Needs to Move on from the F-15 Fantasy F-35 RULES: WHY THE AIR FORCE NEEDS TO MOVE ON FROM THE F-15 FANTASY

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Mar 25, 2019

Rather than clinging to Cold War era platforms that are quickly being outpaced by the enemy, the USAF must stay the course to prioritize the acquisition and modernization of the 5th generation F-35 fleet, focus on operational readiness and invest in ...

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Top 5 Best Places In The World To Work As A Pilot TOP 5 BEST PLACES IN THE WORLD TO WORK AS A PILOT

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Mar 25, 2019

Everybody knows that to become a pilot you need to have a quite hefty sum of money in your pocket. Flight schools, hour building programs are an expensive commodity. So making back the money is an important aspect when choosing the right Pilot career...

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Big Secret No More: America Purchased 21 Lethal Russian MiG-29 Fighters BIG SECRET NO MORE: AMERICA PURCHASED 21 LETHAL RUSSIAN MIG-29 FIGHTERS

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Mar 24, 2019

One test pilot concluded that the Fulcrum’s abilities equals and sometimes even exceeds those of the F-15 and F-16 jets. The aircraft is highly maneuverable, and its engines provide higher weight to thrust ratio. Our pilots must be careful with...

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Meet the P-39 Airacobra “Peashooter”: The Most Underappreciated Fighter of World War II? MEET THE P-39 AIRACOBRA “PEASHOOTER”: THE MOST UNDERAPPRECIATED FIGHTER OF WORLD WAR II?

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Mar 24, 2019

If there is an American combat airplane that has achieved an ill-deserved reputation, no doubt it would be the much-maligned Bell P-39 Airacobra, a tricycle landing gear single-engine fighter whose reputation was greatly overshadowed by the more famo...

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Scary Stuff: Watch a Russian Su-27 Fighter and U.S. F-15 Get A Little Close SCARY STUFF: WATCH A RUSSIAN SU-27 FIGHTER AND U.S. F-15 GET A LITTLE CLOSE

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Mar 24, 2019

The Russian account is not implausible, given that Kremlin officials frequently fly to and from Kaliningrad a Russian enclave in Europe nestled between several NATO countries over Baltic airspace. For instance, a similar altercation between an Su-27 ...

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Why is your flight ticket so expensive? WHY IS YOUR FLIGHT TICKET SO EXPENSIVE?

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Mar 22, 2019

You’re planning your next holiday and you’re looking for the best deals possible. A flight ticket, hotels, car rentals are all important factors for you and your fellow travelers, as your budgets differ. You plan your trip to Barcelona in...

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More shocking facts about the Boeing 737 MAX crashes MORE SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT THE BOEING 737 MAX CRASHES

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Mar 20, 2019

Recent reports have added more confusion, anger and disbelief about the two deadly Boeing 737 MAX accidents over the past 6 months. The Federal Aviation Authority and Boeing has come under a lot of scrutiny for their training and certification proced...

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Automatic Drilling and Fastening System for Large Aircraft Doors AUTOMATIC DRILLING AND FASTENING SYSTEM FOR LARGE AIRCRAFT DOORS

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Mar 19, 2019

Lectroimpact has developed a system for drilling and fastening of cargo door structures which efficiently addresses many of the manufacturing challenges that such parts present. Challenges to door automation include 1) the presence of an inner skin t...

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Here Comes the Mustang: Why Nothing Beat the P-51 During World War II HERE COMES THE MUSTANG: WHY NOTHING BEAT THE P-51 DURING WORLD WAR II

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Mar 19, 2019

As the first customer for the Mustang, the British Royal Air Force continued to use the type in a variety of roles throughout the war. After their initial use as reconnaissance aircraft, RAF Mustangs served as escort fighters and ground attack aircra...

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Boeing faces massive MAX bill BOEING FACES MASSIVE MAX BILL

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Mar 19, 2019

It could cost the Chicago-based aircraft manufacturer as much as $500 million to fix the software of the computerised flight-control system, according to Bloomberg. Reimbursements to airlines to lease used aircraft to replace the 376 jets grounded ar...

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Stealth History: How the F-35 Lightning Took To the Sky STEALTH HISTORY: HOW THE F-35 LIGHTNING TOOK TO THE SKY

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Mar 19, 2019

Love it or hate it—and certainly, its torturous development offers many lessons on practices best avoided—the F-35 is here to stay. Thus, the low-observable jet’s success, or lack thereof, in fulfilling the Pentagon’s new para...

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Raptor Reborn: The Stealth F-22 Could Have Become a Bomber RAPTOR REBORN: THE STEALTH F-22 COULD HAVE BECOME A BOMBER

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Mar 19, 2019

The United States has had cause to regret the cancelation of the F-22 at 187 aircraft. Whether the USAF will regret the loss of the FB-22 is another question entirely. Medium bombers have historically sat at an uneasy juncture in airpower doctrine, f...

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SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT ARE NOT COMING BACK. SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT ARE NOT COMING BACK.

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Mar 18, 2019

A few weeks ago, on March 2nd, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Concorde first taking flight. The whole world was excited about the arrival of commercial supersonic transport. The newest jet promised to reduce flying times between various de...

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Dropping Bombs: The Air Force Considers This the "World DROPPING BOMBS: THE AIR FORCE CONSIDERS THIS THE "WORLD'S LARGEST SNIPER"

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Mar 18, 2019

Hasse explained that the BLU-129 brings additional elements of attack flexibility,because instead of traveling with both very large, heavier bombs, a pilot can simply drop four BLU-129s on a target to increase blast effect.

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Raptor Forever: How the Stealth F-22 Will Kill America RAPTOR FOREVER: HOW THE STEALTH F-22 WILL KILL AMERICA'S ENEMIES FOR DECADES

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Mar 18, 2019

The upgrades also add new crypto technology to the F-22, a critical upgrade given how the F-22 is expected to work in hostile electronic warfare environments. This is paired with a “transmit” module for the Link-16 datalink, which would a...

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Here Comes the Stealth: Is Russia HERE COMES THE STEALTH: IS RUSSIA'S SU-57 ALMOST HERE?

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Mar 18, 2019

Even in the optimistic view that the Russian military has the necessary funds to produce all of its fifteen Su-57’s on schedule, a major investor like India can prove vital to the financial solvency of the Su-57 platform for decades to come. Bu...

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F-35 and F-15X: The Air Force Combo That Might Be Unstoppable F-35 AND F-15X: THE AIR FORCE COMBO THAT MIGHT BE UNSTOPPABLE

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Mar 18, 2019

In a future air fight, it’s possible that the more stealthy F-35A could get closer to enemies, spot them, then relay targeting data back to F-15Xs, which could launch the missiles at threats from a safe distance. The US military has embraced th...

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Elite Eagle: The Air Force Could Arm New F-15X Fighters with Hypersonic Missiles ELITE EAGLE: THE AIR FORCE COULD ARM NEW F-15X FIGHTERS WITH HYPERSONIC MISSILES

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Mar 18, 2019

The U.S. Air Force could arm new F-15 Eagles with a hypersonic missile. That is, assuming Congress lets the flying branch buy the upgraded fighters.New Eagles could be launch platforms for "stand-off weapons, hypersonics," Air Force major g...

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F-15X: Why the Air Force Needs this Deadly Fighter Jet F-15X: WHY THE AIR FORCE NEEDS THIS DEADLY FIGHTER JET

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Mar 18, 2019

Adding the F-15X to the current 4 th and 5 th gen fighter mix is a reasonable and affordable way to ensure the viability and strength of the future fighter force. Many will argue we cannot afford to add another fighter to our current inventory. Howev...

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Overriding Boeing 737 MAX software OVERRIDING BOEING 737 MAX SOFTWARE

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Mar 18, 2019

The crashes of two Boeing 737 Max jetliners over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia, killing almost 350 people in all, have resulted in the grounding of more than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world.

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Another Reason America Needs the F-35: Russia Would Crush the A-10 in a Fight ANOTHER REASON AMERICA NEEDS THE F-35: RUSSIA WOULD CRUSH THE A-10 IN A FIGHT

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Mar 17, 2019

The United States Air Force could revisit the idea of buying several wings of F-35B aircraft modified for its specific needs to replace some number of A-10 squadrons in order to provide close air support capability in a high-end fight in the European...

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