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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

DJI Introduces Mavic Air

Three-Axis Gimbal 4K Camera Drone Features SmartCapture, FlightAutonomy 2.0 And Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems

DJI has introduced Mavic Air, an ultra-portable, foldable camera drone that delivers higher performance, more intelligent features and greater creative possibilities than any other consumer drone. Developed with the traveler and outdoor enthusiast in mind, Mavic Air inherits the best features of DJI’s iconic Mavic series with a 4K camera for superior image quality, new QuickShot modes and SmartCapture for easier, more intelligent photo and video capturing, and FlightAutonomy 2.0 with Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Airborne 01.22.18: Yak-110 Coming 2 OSH18!, Halladay Impaired, NTSB Bell 525 PC

Also: Hong Kong Airlines Recruit, AUVSI Innovation Challenge, Uncontained Engine Failure, Wings Over The Rockies

OK... we really can’t wait to see this... The Yak-110, an innovative aerobatic airplane created by attaching two Yak-55s together and adding a jet engine in addition to the two radial engines, is slated to appear and perform at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 for the first time ever. The primary builder of the Yak-110, Dell Coller, EAA 683852, said he believes Oshkosh is the perfect place to bring his new experimental airplane. “I can’t think of a better place to bring this airplane in its first year,” Dell said. “I think everybody who attends the show is really into experimental airplanes, obviously with it being the Experimental Aircraft Association. I think they’ll really enjoy seeing this airplane do its thing.” The highly visible Icon A5 accide

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

AMA Drone Report 01.18.18: 1 Million Drone Reg's, Autel EVO, FAA Sued Again

Also: New DJI Mavic?, SureFly Not Yet, Drones Tracking Illegal Dumping, 'Illicit' Drone Video

The FAA has registered a million drones, the DOT announced last week at CES in Las Vegas, with the vast majority of them being used for recreational purposes. Speaking at CES 2018, SecTrans Elaine Chao said the 1,000,000 total registration figure includes 878,000 hobbyists, who receive one identification number for all the drones they own, and 122,000 commercial, public and other drones, which are individually registered. In addition to being required by law, the registration process helps educate drone operators who are new to aviation by having them agree to the FAA’s operating rules and increases airspace security by identifying drones with their owner. Autel Robotics USA has announced its new flagship aircraft line, the EVO. EVO is a portable camera drone with foldable arms and a sleek, compact

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

NBAA: Government Shutdown Impacts a Vital U.S. Industry

Will Jeopardize Jobs And Cause Economic Harm

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen has warned Washington policymakers that the government shutdown, which took effect Friday, could have serious repercussions for a vital American industry: general aviation.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

GA Groups Urge DOT To Reopen Aircraft Registry For Essential Functions

Says That The Registry Performs Essential Services For Safety, Security

In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, six general aviation (GA) leaders today called for reopening the FAA's U.S. Aircraft Registry. Despite the current government shutdown, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Government Shutdown Delays SpaceX Heavy Static Test

Test Fire Was Planned For Last Week

When SpaceX delayed a test fire of the engines of the Falcon Heavy rocket until Monday of this week, they may not have counted on a government shutdown forcing further delays in the test, and eventual first flight of the rocket.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 01.16.18: AUVSI Trusted Operator, Typhoon H Plus, Intel

Also: Drones Tracking Illegal Dumping, Arctic UAS, Airspace Situational Awareness, TrueView R20

AUVSI has announced the appointment of leading industry stakeholders to serve on a steering committee and as brand ambassadors who will develop the Trusted Operator Program (TOP) for remote pilots and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training organizations. AUVSI launched TOP in November, to facilitate best practices, codes of conduct and professionalism for operators of services provided by UAS, also known as drones. Yuneec International has announced the second generation of its proven six-rotor hex platform, Typhoon H Plus. The second generation of Typhoon H features Yuneec's all-new, larger, highly stable six rotor hex airframe. The vehicle offers a 40 percent reduction in noise from previous hex models, and stable flight in winds up to 30mph. Typhoon H Plus is equipped with a high aperture one-inch

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

FAA Clears 787-10 For Commercial Service

Deliveries To Start Early This Year

The FAA has awarded an amended type certificate (ATC) to Boeing for the 787-10 Dreamliner, clearing the aircraft for entry into commercial service. The awarding of ATC caps a successful flight test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test hours.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Merlin PSA Now Flying With 4-Stroke HKS Power

Personal Sport Aircraft Is 'Smooth, Fast, Quiet' Builder Says

Flight testing is underway on the latest variant of the Merlin PSA (Personal Sport Aircraft) In Lakeland, FL. The airplane has a new engine option available; the smooth, economical, 4-stroke HKS 700E.

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Tue, Jan 23, 2018

Government Shutdown Grounds Aviation Safety Inspectors

PASS Union Expresses Outrage That They Are Not Considered Essential Personnel

The government shutdown triggered Friday by an inability of Congress to agree to a continuing resolution funding the government has led to the furlough of FAA safety inspectors represented by the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS).

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