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Norway's first all-electric light aircraft crashes in lake

29 Aug 19
Avinor's Alpha Electro G2 was piloted by the company's Chief Executive Dag Falk-Petersen. He and his passenger were both unhurt in the incident

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Lasham Gliding Society won't appeal Farnborough airspace judicial review ruling

29 Aug 19
Chairman of the club Patrick Naegeli has issued this statement explaining why they will not be appealing against the judicial review judgement and what action they will be pursuing in the future

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RAF's fleet of reconnaissance Islanders being upgraded

29 Aug 19
Britten-Norman is upgrading the former Army Air Corps Islander AL1/CC2s, which recently moved to RAF control and form part of the UK's Intelligence, Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) fleet

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Bicester Heritage development plan could end gliding at Bicester

22 Aug 19
Based at the former Oxfordshire RAF station - one of Britain's few remaining 'omnidirectional' grass airfields - Bicester Heritage has done great things in restoring the site's historic buildings as a 'centre of excellence for historic motoring', hosting the well-regarded Flywheel car and aircraft event, and maintaining flying operations

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ZeroAvia reveals zero-emission hydrogen-fueled powertrain

22 Aug 19
Silicon Valley start-up ZeroAvia has developed a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain to decarbonize aviation and reduce operational costs, starting with up to 500-mile regional flights

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Silver Spitfire sets off on 'The Longest Flight'

22 Aug 19
On 5 August Boultbee Flight Academy's highly polished, Mk IX Spitfire G-IRTY departed Goodwood Aerodrome in the hands of Matt Jones at the start of its 'Silver Spitfire - The Longest Flight' expedition around the world

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Farnborough airspace Judicial Review fails to overturn CAA decision

15 Aug 19
Mrs. Justice Thornton has delivered her judgement on the CAA's grant of airspace to TAG Farnborough following the Judicial Review actioned by Lasham Gliding Society

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Bloodhound land speed project to resume trials this October

15 Aug 19
The Bloodhound Land Speed Record project, under the new ownership of Ian Warhurst, CEO of Grafton LSR Ltd, will be targeting 500mph when it runs the Bloodhound LSR car for the first time on its dry lake bed race track at Hakskeen Pan, Northern Cape, South Africa, in October 2019

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APPG helps protect airfields through further planning guidance changes

15 Aug 19
In a major win for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) the Government has announced changes to planning guidance meaning that long established airfields will no longer be threatened by the occupants of newly built housing

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Cost-sharing flights: CAA advice

8 Aug 19
The questions posed by the fatal ditching in January of a Piper Malibu which took the lives of pilot David Ibbotson and newly-signed Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala have prompted the CAA to attempt to clarify what's legal and what's not

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Lockheed Martin developing supersonic passenger plane for transpacific routes

8 Aug 19
Lockheed Martin, which developed NASA's X-59 low-boom demonstrator aircraft, has revealed details of a Mach 1.8 supersonic airliner that would be able to fly transpacific routes with up to forty passengers

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Airlander 10 aims to be all-electric

8 Aug 19
A partnership between Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), Collins Aerospace and the University of Nottingham has won grant funding of more than £1 million from the UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme to develop electric propulsion technologies using the Airlander 10 airship as a platform

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