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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Airborne 02.23.18: Textron Nixes TTx, GAMA $Billing$, Bronco II

Also: Airliner Evacuation, Tuskegee Airman Event, Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter, FreeFlight Txp Integration

Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx airplane, though the company has not officially confirmed or denied that it has made the move -- or even responded to our questions. ANN became aware of the situation following an email from a reader saying that all information about the airplane had been removed from the company's website, which a quick check on the Internet confirmed. The scrubbing has been thorough, with a search of "TTx" on the company website returning no results. We sent an email to Textron Corporate Communications, which has not responded to our inquiry. GAMA has released 2017 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference. GAMA Chairman Phil Straub, Executive Vice President and Ma

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

AMA Drone Report 02.22.18: AMA Expo!, Raleigh Update, UAV v Helo... or Not?

Also: AMA Active In Counseling Gov'ts, Intel Drone Light Show, Drone Park Planned, ALPA Attacks Unmanned

Don’t forget... The annual AMA Expo East starts at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey Tomorrow through Sunday, February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small UAVs to be flown in almost all of the city's public parks. The new policy approved by the Raleigh Parks Committee and moved on to the full Parks, Recreation and Greenway advisory board would allow any UAV weighing less than 400 grams to be flown in any city park that is not designated as a nature pr

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 02.20.18: USMC InstantEye, Raleigh Reconsiders, Battle Drones

Also: Fortem DroneHunter, Solar-Powered Rover, Drone Mkt Worth $48.88B, MQ-25 Partnerships

InstantEye Robotics has received a substantial order from PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office, for an additional 800 InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 sUAS systems. The systems delivered under this contract will support deployed Marine infantry squads. The InstantEye family of products includes the Mk-2 GEN4, which is the largest system, capable of carrying payloads up to 4 pounds; the mid-sized, highly agile Mk-2 GEN3, which can carry payloads up to 1.5 pounds; and the palm-sized, highly integrated Mk-2 GEN5, with advanced vehicle-borne computer processing power that will allow the system to adapt to future capability needs. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small UAVs to be flown in almost all of the city's pub

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

RS-25 Engine Throttles Up For Deep Space Exploration

Will Be The Main Engine For NASA's SLS

With an eye toward future deep space missions, Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA recently powered up the RS-25 main engine for the agency’s powerful heavy-lift Space Launch System (SLS) to its highest thrust levels yet.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

The A350-1000 Spreads Its Wings On A Globe-Trotting Demonstration Tour

Twelve Stopovers In Three Weeks Provides High Visibility For The Latest A350 XWB Jetliner Version

Airbus’ flight test A350-1000 jetliner is back home after a demonstration tour to Middle East and Asia-Pacific destinations, a three-week trip that underscored all the attributes this largest A350 XWB version brings in upsized efficiency, maximum reliability and unique passenger comfort for fast-growing regions of the global airline marketplace.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

CENIT Presents Initial Results In Bionic Design And 3D Printing

Develops CAD Design Tool For Automated Generation Of Bionic Components And Subsequent Output To Additive Manufacturing

About a year after the launch of the EU’s ground-breaking Bionic Aircraft project, CENIT reports concrete initial results. These include software for automated recognition of topologically optimized structures, an associated catalogue of parameterized bionic characteristics in CAD, and a tool for direct generation of file formats for 3D printing. 

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Tooling U-SME Helps Develop Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeship Occupation

Program Is The First In The United States

Tooling U-SME's partners ... the South Bay Workforce Investment Board and the Aero-Flex Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee ... have announced the successful registration of the first Aerospace Engineering Apprenticeship occupation in the U.S. Tooling U-SME, a provider of workforce and education development for the advanced manufacturing industry, is the sponsor of this new national learning program, which is the first registered apprenticeship in the U.S. for the engineering discipline.  

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Guardian Flight Is New Name For AMRG

Company Recently Acquired By Air Medical Holdings Group

Guardian Flight LLC is the new rebranded name of the former Air Medical Resource Group (AMRG), headquartered in South Jordan, Utah, near Salt Lake City.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Elbit Systems Makes Plans For Heli-Expo 2018

Will Showcase Next-Gen Solutions For The Commercial Helicopter Market In Las Vegas

Elbit Systems will showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo 2018 exhibition, taking place in Las Vegas Convention Center, on February 27 till March 1.

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Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Orion Supplier Named 2017 NASA Johnson Small Business Subcontractor Of The Year

San Diego Composites Recognized By The Agency

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston has selected San Diego Composites (SDC) of San Diego, California, as 2017 Small Business Subcontractor of the Year for its support of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and the agency’s mission to send humans to the Moon and beyond.

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