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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Aero-TV: Hover Camera Passport - A Gesture Controlled Selfie Drone

It’s So Simple to Operate, Anyone Can do it… And we’re Not Kidding
 
The drones were up and flying at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017. Our ANN crew was there to cover the events, and ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, found a drone called the Hover Camera Passport, this thing is really cool!

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

U.S. Forest Service Releases 'Learning Review' From Helicopter Accident

Two Fatally Injured When The Aircraft Setting Controlled Burns Went Down In Mississippi

A 90-page "Learning Review" has been released by the U.S. Forest Service analyzing an accident which occurred on March 30, 2015 that fatally injured contract pilot Brandon Ricks and Forest Service employee Steve Cobb. Another Forest Service employee was seriously injured in the accident.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Airborne 01.20.17: Astro-NIMBY!, Airbus Flying Car, JetSuiteX v KSMO

Also: Daher Delivers, Aviation Progress, Tecnam P2012, D.B. Cooper, MH370 Search, T-45C Accident, Piper
 
We previously reported that studies indicate many complaints about airport noise come from a few people with a dedicated mission to file the complaints. It seems that one such person has been identified in the Washington DC area. Well known ESA astronaut, Roberto Vittori, moved his family to the Washington DC area where he bought a house in the Hillandale neighborhood north of Georgetown. After moving there, instrument procedures at Ronald Reagan National Airport were changed because of NextGen shift in flight patterns. Vittori claims the noise is now intolerable and he admits to filing some 3,000 complaints since the changes in the flight patterns were implemented. The Airbus Urban Mobility Division may conduct tests of an autonomous "flying car" later this year, according to Airbus CEO Tom Enders. Speaking at a conference in Munich earl

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Airborne 01.19.17: $200K Drone Fine, Sandia IVSI TSO, 'Can't Close' KSMO

Also: MH370 Search Suspended, Supporting AUVSI, Sikorsky S-92, Challenger Astronaut, Stressed Pilots, JBA Aviation, Embraer E2

A settlement agreement has been reached between the FAA and the drone operating company, SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases occurring between 2012 and 2014 that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. Additional penalties apply if the company fails to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement. The FAA has granted SANDIA Aerospace an additional Technical Standard Order Authorization, commonly simply referred to as a TSO, on their popular SAI 340 Quattro multi-function indicator. In addition to indicating Attitude, Altitude, Airspe

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

BMT Develops First Ever UAV To Perform A Perched Landing

Uses Machine Learning Algorithms To Land Like A Bird

The very first UAV to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defense Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

BTS Statistics Release: November 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data

Number Of Employees Grew By 3.7 Percent Over November 2015

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in November 2016 than in November 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. November was the highest monthly FTE total (416,046) since January 2005 (417,789) and was the 37th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline full-time equivalent (FTE) employment exceeded the same month of the previous year.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Kaman Completes First K-MAX Airframe From Jacksonville Production Line

Has Been Shipped To Connecticut For Final Assembly, Testing And Certification

Kaman Aerosystems has successfully delivered its first airframe from the reopened K-MAX production line in Jacksonville, Florida to the Company’s plant in Bloomfield, Connecticut where it will undergo final assembly, testing, and certification.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Historic Cape Canaveral Building Gets New Lockheed Martin Tenants

Building Originally Constructed For NASA's First Manned Spaceflight Mission

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin recently cut the ribbon on a newly-renovated facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Nearly 200 Lockheed Martin employees who work on the Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program will move into the facility over the next few months.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Bell Helicopter, Simrik Air Celebrate First Bell 407GXP Delivery In Nepal

Aircraft Configured For Multiple Missions Including SAR

Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Nepal with customer Simrik Air. This is the customer’s first Bell helicopter and is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities, including travel and tourism and search and rescue. Bell Helicopter and Simrik Air commemorated the delivery at a special ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

CHC Helicopter Announces New Contract With Siemens Wind Power GmbH

Will Support Wind Farm Currently Under Construction In The North Sea

CHC Group has announced a new contract with Siemens Wind Power GmbH to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm currently under construction in the German North Sea.

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