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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Airborne 02.14.20: Airbus Blended Wing, GoFly FlyOff, Boeing Woes

Also: Starliner Problems, NATA Update, NBAA v Congress, Iran Fails, Jerks on Planes

Airbus has revealed MAVERIC (Model Aircraft for Validation and Experimentation of Robust Innovative Controls) its “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator. At 6.5 feet long and 10.5 feet wide, with a surface area of about 24 square feet, MAVERIC features a disruptive aircraft design that Airbus says has the potential to reduce fuel consumption by up-to 20 percent compared to current single-aisle aircraft. Launched in 2017, MAVERIC first took to the skies in June 2019. Since then the flight-test campaign has been on-going and will continue until the end of Q2 2020. The culmination of the GoFly global competition ... the GoFly Final Fly Off ... is slated for February 27-29, 2020 at Moffett Federal Airfield at NASA's Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California. The GoFly Prize, a $2 m

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Airborne 02.19.20: Sport Pilot Academy, 2019 Avionics Report, WWII Planes

Also: King Air 350ERs, Space Camp, Fly Your Pitts To SnF 2020, Blue Origin

The benefits of immersive, small group flight instruction are coming to Oshkosh again in 2020, as the EAA is hosting five Sport Pilot Academy sessions this year, beginning in May. The EAA Sport Pilot Academy offers a direct path to sport pilot certification through a three-week training program that eliminates obstacles such as scheduling conflicts and instructor availability. The program takes participants from the first flight through their sport pilot checkride at EAA facilities. AEA has released its 2019 year-end Avionics Market Report, and total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales for 2019 amounted to $3,005,839,505, or more than $3 billion as reported by the participating companies. The figure represented a 10.2% increase in total year-end sales compared to 2018. During the fourth-quarter months of

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

AEA Unveils 2019 Year-End Avionics Market Report

Total Sales Exceed $3 Billion For The Year

The Aircraft Electronics Association released its 2019 year-end Avionics Market Report, and total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales for 2019 amounted to $3,005,839,505, or more than $3 billion as reported by the participating companies.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

JetBlue Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Three Directors To Retire; Peter Boneparth To Succeed Joel Peterson As Board Chair; New Independent Director Nominated

JetBlue has announced changes to its board of directors aligned with the company’s new governance guidelines, which the company recently revised to enhance the independence of the board.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Matternet Partners With Robotic Skies

Will Provide Field Service And Repair Support For Operators Who Fly The Matternet M2 Drone

Matternet, a provider of drone delivery services for medical applications, has announced the company’s partnership with Robotic Skies to provide field service and repair support for operators who fly the Matternet M2 drone logistics system.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Parrot And RIIS Partner To Develop AI Programs

Under Development For The ANAFI Drone Platform

Parrot has announced it is partnering with RIIS, a leading provider of mobile app, web development and IT consulting services, to develop custom applications of artificial intelligence for Parrot’s popular ANAFI drone platform. Parrot and RIIS are focused on exploring the use of artificial Intelligence and computer vision technology, combined with drone data capture, to solve countless industry challenges using an efficient and cost-effective approach.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

EAA Sport Pilot Academy Gets People Flying In Three Weeks

Direct Line To Pilot Certificate VIA EAA’s 2020 Sport Pilot Academy Sessions

The benefits of immersive, small group flight instruction are coming to Oshkosh again in 2020, as the Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting five Sport Pilot Academy sessions this year, beginning in May.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

American Bar Association Passes Resolution On Drones

House Of Delegates Calls The Aircraft A 'Hot Topic'

The American Bar Association (ABA) House of Delegates passed a resolution related to the use of drones at its 2020 Midyear Meeting in Austin, TX.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Collins Aerospace Goes Big With 'Introduce A Girl To Engineering Day'

Will Open Its Doors To 2,300 Students Across 55 Locations

Collins Aerospace Systems will open its doors to more than 2,300 female students across the globe in an effort to inspire the next generation of female engineers. With the help of over 1,000 employee volunteers, the company will be hosting 55 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering' events taking place on or around Feb. 20.

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Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First BVLOS Flight

Conducted under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP)

On Jan. 16, the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 flew its first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight path 10 miles at Choctaw Nation test site under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP).

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