Airborne 02.10.16: Antonov Kaput, Landmark Deal, Gone West-Edgar Mitchell

Also: Rig’N Fly, ‘Krafting’ The Future, North Korean Insanity, 1st Trans-Atlantic F-35, Llandudno Air Show, GPS IIF, East Hampton Noise Fight

It looks like another great aviation name may be about to fade into history. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm. The transfers left Antonov as a company without a product, and shutting it down was the next logical step. Antonov was the builder of the world’s two largest transport aircraft; the An-225, of which only one was built, and the An-124. An FBO conglomerate gets larger as BBA Aviation has completed the acquisition of Landmark Aviation. This represents a major expansion of Signature Flight Support, which is a BBA Aviation company. Signature’s global network now numbers 195 locations located throughout North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Signature is now the world’s largest FBO network. Another of the small group of astronauts to have walked on the moon has Gone West. Apollo 14 Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell passed away last week in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 85 years old. In his book “The Way of the Explorer”, Mitchell wrote, “There was a sense that our presence as space travelers, and the existence of the universe itself, was not accidental but that there was an intelligent process at work.” All this — and MORE in today’s episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 02.10.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, February 10th, 2016… Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:

Antonov Aviation Company To Be Dissolved
BBA Aviation Completes Acquisition Of Landmark Aviation
EASA Certifies Rig’N Fly Automatic Oil Platform Approach For The H225
Gone West: Apollo-Era Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
Classic Aero-TV: ‘Krafting’ The Future – Lycoming’s Boss Offers a Progress Report
North Korean Satellite Launch Draws White House Rebuke
First Trans-Atlantic Crossing By F-35 Completed
Llandudno Air Show Cancelled For 2016
Boeing, USAF Complete GPS IIF Constellation
NBAA Joins Appeal Against East Hampton Noise Restrictions

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