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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Airborne 02.14.20: Airbus Blended Wing, GoFly FlyOff, Boeing Woes

Also: Starliner Problems, NATA Update, NBAA v Congress, Iran Fails, Jerks on Planes

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 6.5 feet long and 10.5 feet wide, with a surface area of about 24 square feet, MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design that Airbus says has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up-to 20 percent compared to current single-aisle aircraft. Launched in 2017, MAVERIC first took to the skies in June 2019. Since then the flight-test campaign has been on-going and will continue until the end of Q2 2020. The culmination of the GoFly global competition ... the GoFly Final Fly Off ... is slated for February 27-29, 2020 at Moffett Federal Airfield at NASA's Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. The GoFly Prize, a $2 m

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

AMA Drone Report 02.13.20: Huge NPRM Response, Horizon Hobby, FAA UAS Symposium

Also: Drone Delivers Wine, UAV v Motorcycle Cops, Madrid Airport Hysteria, Daytona 500 TFR

If there was any doubt that the model aviation community has a problem with the current direction and policies of the FAA, the 13,000 comments posted to the FAA’s NPRM in just the last few weeks should kill those thoughts, pronto. Despite a short window for commentary and the FAA’s inexplicable denial of a deadline extension, thanks to the EAA, the comments are coming in at a near record pace... and while the current numbers aren’t a record for an NPRM, they could be, before this is all over. A Horizon hobby video, narrated by Horizon Hobby Marketing Director, Steve Petrotto, has many in the drone community, especially FPV flyers, up in arms. The video was published in order to address Horizon’s concerns about the remote ID proposal... but over the course of the few minutes of the vid

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 02.18.20: UAS Symposium, Unmanned Growlers, Bell Transport 70

Also: UAVOS Upgrades, UAV’s Flight Control Solutions, NASA-Collins Aerospace, Black Swift Technologies

The FAA and AUVSI will co-host the 5th Annual FAA UAS Symposium on June 16-18, 2020, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. The Symposium will bring together representatives from the FAA, other government agencies, industry, and academia. The presenters and panelists will discuss the latest information and advancements related to the diverse uses of unmanned aircraft, and how these new entrants are being safely integrated into the National Airspace System. Boeing and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as unmanned air systems using a third Growler as a mission controller for the other two. The flights, conducted during the Navy Warfare Development Command’s annual fleet experiment (FLEX) exercises,

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

AEA Unveils 2019 Year-End Avionics Market Report

Total Sales Exceed $3 Billion For The Year

The Aircraft Electronics Association released its 2019 year-end Avionics Market Report, and total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales for 2019 amounted to $3,005,839,505, or more than $3 billion as reported by the participating companies.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

JetBlue Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Three Directors To Retire; Peter Boneparth To Succeed Joel Peterson As Board Chair; New Independent Director Nominated

JetBlue has announced changes to its board of directors aligned with the company’s new governance guidelines, which the company recently revised to enhance the independence of the board.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Matternet Partners With Robotic Skies

Will Provide Field Service And Repair Support For Operators Who Fly The Matternet M2 Drone

Matternet, a provider of drone delivery services for medical applications, has announced the company’s partnership with Robotic Skies to provide field service and repair support for operators who fly the Matternet M2 drone logistics system.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Parrot And RIIS Partner To Develop AI Programs

Under Development For The ANAFI Drone Platform

Parrot has announced it is partnering with RIIS, a leading provider of mobile app, web development and IT consulting services, to develop custom applications of artificial intelligence for Parrot’s popular ANAFI drone platform. Parrot and RIIS are focused on exploring the use of artificial Intelligence and computer vision technology, combined with drone data capture, to solve countless industry challenges using an efficient and cost-effective approach.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

EAA Sport Pilot Academy Gets People Flying In Three Weeks

Direct Line To Pilot Certificate VIA EAA’s 2020 Sport Pilot Academy Sessions

The benefits of immersive, small group flight instruction are coming to Oshkosh again in 2020, as the Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting five Sport Pilot Academy sessions this year, beginning in May.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

American Bar Association Passes Resolution On Drones

House Of Delegates Calls The Aircraft A 'Hot Topic'

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates passed a resolution related to the use of drones at its 2020 Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Collins Aerospace Goes Big With 'Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day'

Will Open Its Doors To 2,300 Students Across 55 Locations

Collins Aerospace Systems will open its doors to more than 2,300 female students across the globe in an effort to inspire the next generation of female engineers. With the help of over 1,000 employee volunteers, the company will be hosting 55 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering' events taking place on or around Feb. 20.

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