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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne 12.08.17: AMA Joins GoFly, Mackay Trophy Heroes, KSMO To The Rescue

Also: Orion Parachute Test, Workforce Shortage Issues, Cygnus Departs ISS, Myrtle Beach AirShow

AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encourages innovators to create a safe and easy-to-use personal flying device.“ AMA is excited to partner with GoFly in support of this creative initiative,” said Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director. “AMA has always supported advancements in aviation technology, and we look forward to witnessing the success of the GoFly program.” On Nov. 2, 2016, fourteen AC-130U Gunship crewmembers provided close-air-support to a U.S. Special Forces team and 43 Afghan soldiers near Kunduz, Afghanistan. The crew's persistent fire support, presence of mind and courage during two hours of intense combat ultimately saved 50 lives. For their actions, the aircrew of the AC-130U Gunship known as "Spooky 43" were presented

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

AMA Drone Report 12.07.17: AMA Supports GoFly, ALPA v UAS, EU Drone Regs

Also: Drones Hunt Pythons, MI State Regs, Thanksgiving Drone Flying, Drone Collision Report

A little outside our normal coverage responsibilities, nonetheless, we’re intrigued by AMA’s newest agreement... AMA has partnered with Boeing to support GoFly, an incentive competition that encourages innovators to create a safe and easy-to-use personal flying device. “AMA is excited to partner with GoFly in support of this creative initiative,” said Dave Mathewson, AMA executive director. “AMA has always supported advancements in aviation technology, and we look forward to witnessing the success of the GoFly program.” Following the release of an FAA directed study showing that UAS may damage aircraft more than bird strikes during collisions, Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l renewed the union's call for Congress to give the FAA

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Boeing Forecasts Stable Growth, Funding Diversification For Aircraft Financing

Says Diverse Markets Will Continue Upward Trend

Boeing anticipates diverse markets and participants will continue the upward trend in availability of efficient financing for record new aircraft deliveries in the next year.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

FAA Proposes Special Conditions For Bell 525 Helicopter

Current Regulations Do Not Include Adequate Safety Standards For The Type, Agency Says

The FAA has posted a Notice of Proposed Special Conditions for the Bell 525 Relentless helicopter in the Federal Register. The agency says that the helicopter will have a novel or unusual design feature associated with fly-by-wire flight control system (FBW FCS) functions that affect the pilot awareness of the flight control modes while operating the helicopter.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

FAA Offers Space Launch Licensing Ideas To National Space Council

Regulatory Streamlining Is The Goal Of The Effort

The FAA has submitted a proposed set of regulatory reforms to the National Space Council chaired by Vice President Mike Pence to create a "21st century licensing process" for commercial space flight.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Canada Bails On Super Hornet Deal With Boeing

Will Acquire Jets From Australia Rather Than Purchase New Aircraft, Citing Trade Dispute

Boeing's trade dispute with Bombardier has led the Canadian government to cancel its plans to buy 18 Super Hornet jet fighters, according to sources familiar with the situation.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

ERAU Becomes First University To Achieve Rigorous Safety Registration

Completes Second Stage Of The International Standard Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Registration

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has done something no other university flight operation has done: passing the second stage of a famously intense international safety registration process.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 12.05.17: Mercedes Drone Deliveries, ALPA v UAVs, Tyndall RPAs

Also: ESA Eyes High-Altitude Aerial Platforms, Coptrz Provides UAS, Amazon Patent, UAS Integration

In a global first, online orders were delivered in Zurich between September 25 and October 13 with the aid of vans & drones. Mercedes-Benz carried out a unique pilot project to test on-demand delivery of e-commerce orders – and it was a resounding success. On ten days, a total of around 100 flights were made without incident over the city of Zurich. Following the release of an FAA directed study showing that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) may damage aircraft more than bird strikes during collisions, Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l renewed the union's call for Congress to give the FAA the authority to regulate hobby drones, though the narrative he invokes is not altogether correct nor firmly verified. The Air Force has selected Tyndall Air Force B

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Spirit AeroSystems Plans Major Expansion, Job Growth In Wichita

Will Invest $1 Billion, Add 1,000 New Jobs

Spirit AeroSystems has announced plans for major expansion and growth, including the addition of 1,000 jobs and capital investments totaling $1 billion over the next five years at its Wichita, KS facility. The growth is fueled by a number of factors: increasing production rates on existing commercial aircraft programs, growth in Spirit's Fabrication and Defense businesses and other new business pursuits. The announcement solidifies Spirit's presence in Wichita and Kansas for decades to come.

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Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Klyde Morris 12.11.17

And So, It Comes Down To A Single Ant ...

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