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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Report: Commercial Drone Market To Witness Massive Gains

Projected To Grow Over 25 Percent, Reaching $17 Billion Valuation By 2024

The commercial drone market is forecast to rise over 25 percent by 2024, according to a new report from Global Market Insights. The growth during the forecast period is due to the increasing application across sectors like agriculture, delivery, media and real estate. Since its inception, commercial UAVs have been used for capturing photographs and videos for various user purposes. However, the product's capabilities have led to increasing application across various industries in the past couple of years.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Airborne 09.18.19: Draco's Demise, Redbird Skyport Shutdown, tailBeacon STC

Also: Boeing T-X Becomes T-7A Red Hawk, TFRs Near Area 51, NASCAR Driver Lost, Maine Air Show

A PZL-104 Draco Turbine Wilga belonging to Mike Patey was substantially damaged departing from Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS) in Nevada Monday. The airplane ground looped during its takeoff roll at KRTS. The pilot was attempting to depart before a weather front arrived at the airport. Winds were picking up. He said the left wing lifted during takeoff and the aircraft swerved off the right side of the runway, coming down hard and causing a wing to collapse. The aircraft is an extensively modified PZL-104 Wilga 2000 airframe with a PT6A-28 turbine engine, redesigned wings. control surfaces and landing gear. This was a bit of a shock on first notice... but after consideration, maybe not so much. The fairly well-known Redbird Skyport FBO of San Marcos, TX, has shut down, as of September 14th according to Redbird’s Jerry Gregoire. Why? Well... according to Gregoire, the business was sim

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Airborne 09.16.19: Wagstaff Mishap, SPA Girls In Aviation Day, Flight Design

Also: New Stemme CEO, Airline Bankruptcy, Avemco Executives, Director Of Langley Research Center

No one in aviation is immune to having to deal with mechanical issues... not even our good friend and Champion aerobatic pilot, Patty Wagstaff, who just had to deal with a sudden issue with her beloved Bonanza -- which, unfortunately got dinged up pretty good... but Patty and her fellow pilot are OK. The famed air-show pilot was involved in an incident Wednesday in which her 1958 Beech K35 airplane was involved in a runway excursion and flipped over onto its back, according to local authorities. Local media made it sound like a massive accident, but the truth is simple... a mechanical failure put the aircraft off to the side of a runway, where it wound up inverted. Where is the next generation of pilots coming from? Well, with aviation currently being over 90% male, we hope that it will have a more equ

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Acting SecAF Donovan Announces B-21 Manufacturing, Testing Locations

The 420th Flight Test Squadron At Edwards Air Force Base To Be Reactivated For Testing

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan announced Sept. 16 that the B-21 Raider is being produced in Northrop Grumman’s Palmdale, CA, facility - the same location as the B-2 Spirit. In addition, the 420th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, will be reactivated to support testing of the B-21 Raider, as it did for the B-2.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

API Claims 10 Billion Gallons Of Jet Fuel Saved

Winglets Responsible For The Elimination Of 105 Million Tons of C02, Company Says

Aviation Partners says that its unique Blended Winglet and Split Scimitar Winglet technologies have saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators more than 10 billion gallons of jet fuel, resulting in a corresponding global reduction of over 105 million tons of CO2 emissions.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Gulfstream Opens Gulfstream East Campus At Company Headquarters

Dedicated Customer Support Space In Savannah Now Tops 1 Million Square Feet

Gulfstream Aerospace marked the opening of its new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at company headquarters in Savannah with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The Gulfstream East Campus, opened to accommodate fleet growth, has been operational since Sept. 11.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

First Piper Aircraft Apprentices Report For Work

Program Offers Chance To Earn While Learning Manufacturing Career Skills

The first group of apprentices has begun their two-year program at Piper Aircraft. The first nine apprentices, who started work in August, shadow skilled aircraft assembly workers and learn all aspects of fabrication and assembly of aircraft during the two-year initiative. Additionally, they attend technical classes and receive hands-on training designed to qualify the participants as a Journeyman in Aircraft Assembly. Each apprentice is a paid employee of Piper Aircraft and receives a full benefits package.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Airbus To Develop Technology For Ultra-High-Resolution Satellites For U.K. MOD

The Spacecraft Will Also Have The Ability To Collect Radio Frequency (RF) Signals.

Airbus has won a design study from the U.K.’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to develop the technologies for a cluster of ultra-high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites for the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD). The satellites will also have the ability to collect radio frequency (RF) signals.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

Embry-Riddle Welcomes Largest Incoming ClassesIn University History

Record Numbers Reached At Florida And Arizona Campuses

When classes commence on Monday, Aug. 26, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s residential campuses in Arizona and Florida welcomes their largest incoming classes and highest total enrollment numbers in university history.

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Wed, Sep 18, 2019

LuxStream To Use Astronics SATCOM Technology

Selected For Collins Aerospace And SES’s Business Aviation Connectivity Service

Astronics Corporation recently executed an agreement with Collins Aerospace’s to provide its Ku-band tail-mounted satellite communications (SATCOM) antenna technology for the Collins Aerospace KuSAT-2000 solution. Astronics AeroSat, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronics Corporation, will supply the technology for this system.

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