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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Airborne 04.18.18: FAA Reauthorization, New Bose, Std. Libelle 201 BE

Also: USAF Changes ARFF Standards, Aims Community College, Trent 1000 Package C Update, Global 7000 Extends

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has introduced a bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the programs of the FAA, provide long-term stability for the Nation’s aviation community, continue investment in U.S. airports, and make necessary reforms to improve American competitiveness and safety in aviation. Bose has introduced a new active noise cancelling headset for the flight deck, the Bose ProFlight Aviation Headset. Designed for the professional pilot, the ProFlight joins the Bose A20 in the company's aviation headset line. The Bose ProFlight Headset features a lightweight and comfortable in-ear configuration, three user selectable levels of active noise cancellation and a tap control for talk-through communication func

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours

This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM and runs through Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM (MDT) at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, CO. This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries. Service Electric TV2 has partnered with Lehigh Valley Drone to add a UAS to its broadcasts of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs games. The Lehigh Valley Ironpigs are a Minor League Baseball team, and

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

NTSB: Southwest 737 Engine Shows Signs Of Metal Fatigue

Woman Critically Injured In The Incident Has Died

It its initial examination of the Southwest Boeing 737 that suffered an uncontained engine failure Tuesday, the NTSB reports that the damaged engine was missing one of 24 fan blades.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

ICAO Issues Call For Innovative Solutions For Drone Airspace Management

Will Convene Second DRONE ENABLE Event In September

Drone deliveries, drone inspections and even autonomous flying taxis are near term realities, and to make these services safe and efficient ICAO has begun the consultative work needed to establish low-altitude traffic management guidance for domestic unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From ERAU PA-28 Accident

Aircraft Broke Up In Flight Resulting In Two Fatal Injuries

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident involving a PA-28 airplane that resulted in the fatal injury of two people, a private pilot conducting his commercial pilot single-engine land practical test, and an airline transport pilot who was acting as a designated pilot examiner (DPE).

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Calstart Announces Launches 'Sustainable Aviation Project'

Will Use Four Pipistrel Alpha Electric Airplanes For Flight Training At Fresno County, CA Airports

Calstart, in partnership with the cities of Reedley and Mendota, have launched the Sustainable Aviation Project; the nation’s first production all-electric aircraft project designed to develop pilot training opportunities using zero emission electric airplanes. Funding for the project was provided by the Fresno County Measure C through the Fresno County Rural Transportation Authority.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Drone Racing And Parachuting Canopy Piloting At The World Games 2021

Games To Be Held In Birmingham, AL

The World Games 2021 in Birmingham, AL will include two FAI air sports, it was announced on Sunday. Drone racing and canopy piloting – a spectacular form of skydiving that combines precision and speed – will be on the program of the multi-sport event.

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

AMA Drone Report 04.12.18: AMA Counters CDA, Night FPV, Google Drone Issues

Also: Drone Assists SAR, Strategic UAV Partnership, Russian Mail Drone Crash, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

As noted in the last AMA Drone Report, the Commercial Drone Alliance has apparently ignored years of hard work, and a surprisingly good safety record, to seek the repeal of Section 336. AMA, of course, is not in agreement. AMA’s number one priority is the safety of our nation’s skies. Through Section 336, AMA safely manages 200,000 members – as the organization has done for more than eighty years – freeing up scarce FAA resources to advance commercial drone regulations and other priorities. At the same time, AMA lends its safety expertise to the broader drone community through efforts such as Know Before You Fly. Are you ready to race in the dark? The SUNY Polytechnic Institute University Model Aviation Student Club (UMASC), formerly the SUNY RC Hobby Club,  in c

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Piper Selects Continental Motors New Jet-A Engine To Power The PA-44 Seminole

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Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Teamsters Airline Division Director Responds To TV Report On Allegiant

Credits Pilots, Mechanics And Dispatchers For Improvements In Operational Reliability

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has weighed in on the 60 Minutes report which aired Sunday that was critical of Allegiant Airlines.

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