Airborne 01.10.20: Ukrainian Shootdown, New SpaceShip, PA46 RVSM STC



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There seems to be a growing body of evidence that the Ukrainian airliner that went down in Tehran the day that Iran fired a volley of missiles at U.S. and coalition position in Iraq was mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile. Electronic data collected by the U.S. military and intelligence sources indicates that the plane was targeted by an Iranian surface to air missile. European security officials say they believe that such reports are “credible”. The plane departed from Tehran just hours after the Iranian attack on selected targets in Iraq. President Trump said during a news conference at the White House that he did not want to say definitively that the plane had been shot down by what was essentially friendly fire, but “somebody could have made a mistake on the other side … not our system. It has nothing to do with us.” A major milestone has been reached for the second spacecraft in the Virgin Galactic fleet, and a third spacecraft is already about 50 percent complete. The spacecraft has achieved “Weight on Wheels” status, meaning all major structural elements of the vehicle have been assembled, and the vehicle deployed its main landing gear and carried its own weight for the first time. AeroMech has completed an STC authorizing RVSM certification for select Piper Meridian, M500, and M600 turboprop aircraft. Piper Meridian/M500/M600 aircraft with approved avionics configurations are eligible to incorporate the RVSM STC without a change to the existing avionics provided the aircraft are inspected and validated to the design RVSM specification. All this — and MORE in today’s episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 01.10.20 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, January 10th, 2020… Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Sophie Hurlock. Sophie is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

Evidence Mounts For Accidental Shoot-Down Of Ukrainian Airliner
Second Spaceship In Virgin Galactic’s Fleet Completes Major Build Milestone
AeroMech Issues RVSM STC For Piper Meridian/M500/M600 Turboprops
FAA Issues NOTAM Restricting Flights In The Middle East
Training Command Leader Removed From His Post
Duncan Aviation Announces Flight Department Leadership Changes
Boeing Recommends Simulator Training For 737 MAX Pilots

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coming up on today's episode of airborne unlimited evidence mounts for accidental shooting down of Ukrainian airliner ii spaceship in Virgin Galactic's fleet completes major build mounts so an aero mech issues are vs mstc for Meridian M 500 and M 600 turboprop I'm Sophie Hurlock there's a growing body of evidence Ukrainian airliner that went down in Tehran the day Iran fired missiles at us and coalition positions in Iraq was mistakenly shot down by an Iranian missile the plane departed from Tehran just hours after the Iranian attack and electronic data collected by the US military and intelligence sources indicates the plane was targeted by an Iranian surface-to-air missile the current theory is the Iranian missile cruise targeted the airliner when it appeared on the radar and mistook it for an enemy aircraft or missile during a news conference President Trump's that he did not want to say definitively the plane had been shot down by what essentially was friendly fire but someone could have made a mistake on the other side not our system it has nothing to do with us we'll be right back with her on the patch there's a difference between charting a steady course and pushing for the ceiling and for nearly a century hartzell propeller has been defining that difference it's in our passion for engineering and research and our dedication to testing the limits of performance we are built on honor we are hartzell propeller Sandia introduces the new si I 340 Quattro TSO airspeed attitude altitude and slip with integral backup battery safety never looked so good see it now at www.andyjenkins.com the FAA is issued a note am prohibiting flights by commercial airliners and other civil aircraft over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Omen the restriction was issued due to heightened military activities and increased political tensions in the Middle East which presented an invert risk to US civilian aviation operations due to the potential for miscalculation or misidentification back on January 2nd the u.s. air force relieved Colonel Derek Stewart from its position as commander of the 14th Operations Group and Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi Colonel Stewart was relieved by Air Force commander Major General Craig Willis due to a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command Boeing is recommending a 737 max simulator training in addition to computer-based training for all max pilots prior to return to service of the 737 max this recommendation is a change from the company's long-held position of computer-based training alone being adequate Boeing says this new recommendation is based on changes to the plane test results and their commitment to a safe return of the 737 max Dunkin Aviation has named Craig of RAF gen as director of flight operations and John Crowe she as the new chief pilot of flight operations RAF Gen leaves the day-to-day operations of the flight department and has been with Dunkin aviation since 1997 crow she will lead the flight crews within the department he joined Duncan aviation in 2002 we'll be right back with the rest of the news today is a new gun with a new name where we lower people a new factor when I'm globe including focus we are continental aerospace technologies and we stand behind you a major milestone has been reached for the second spacecraft in the Virgin Galactic fleet and a third spacecraft is already about 50% complete this face craft achieved weight on wheel status meaning all major structural elements of the vehicle have been assembled and the vehicle deployed its main landing gear and carry its own weight for the first time this weight on wheels milestone has been reached considerably faster than it took to get this stage with the first spaceship in the Virgin Galactic fleet VSS unity which is currently in flight test this pace has been achieved through a more efficient modular assembly process as well as experience curved benefits with the spaceship now capable of bearing its own weight the Assembly team is hard at work connecting the vehicles integrated systems including the flight control systems from fuselage to tail booms as well as completing the final structural closeouts as this work is completed the spaceship will be positioned in the hangar for the start of integrated vehicle ground testing beyond the way on the wheels milestone for the second space vehicle the Virgin Galactic spaceship fleet is already advancing to its third spaceship also currently under construction in Mojave Aero Mac has completed an STC authorizing our VSM certification for select Piper Meridian m500 and m600 turboprop aircraft Piper Meridian M 500 and M 600 aircraft with approved avionics configurations are eligible to incorporate the RVs and STC without a change to the existing avionics provided the aircraft are inspected and validated to the design are VSM specification once the STC is incorporated meridian operators will be able to utilize the full aircraft performance envelope and fly rvs M flight profiles to the aircraft's maximum operating altitude this allows fuel savings lower carbon footprint increase range and the ability to fly above bad weather the Meridian now can compete favorably and altitude with the TVM fly 3,000 feet higher jet prop piston to pt6 conversion and cruise at 280 knots using 260 pounds per hour and that wraps up our week everyone thanks for watching please subscribe and check us out on Facebook and on Twitter for more a v8 and aerospace news any time of the day and over – arrow – news net have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you Monday

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