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Briefing February 2013 Issue

Briefing: February 2013


Fundraising is under way in Dayton, Ohio, for a monument to the Wright brothers’ 1905 airplane ... Epic Aircraft purchased a former Cessna manufacturing plant in Bend, Oregon, as it continues to pursue certification of its single-engine turboprop kit design ... Solar Impulse, the huge solar-powered aircraft built in Switzerland, may visit the United States in the early summer of 2013 ... Stratolaunch Systems, which plans to launch satellites from an enormous airplane high in the atmosphere, has parted with rocket subcontractor SpaceX ... A climatologist said jet exhaust in the polar regions might be causing ice-cap melting ... For the latest in general aviation breaking news, see

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