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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Airborne 10.14.19: SJ30i 1st Flight!, Stolen Plane, Balloon Instructor

Also: AirShow Racing Series, Women In Aviation Advisory Board, Rolls-Royce RR300, Delta Flies 120 Girls To NASA

A much upgraded version of the speedy SJ30i light bizjet has taken to the skies... just in time to be able to strut its stuff for the upcoming NBAA Convention next week in Las Vegas, NV. SyberJet Aircraft’s SJ30i successfully completed the first flight of its SJ30i aircraft featuring an all-new cockpit based around the Honeywell Epic 2.0 avionics suite. The flight was conducted out of its Engineering and Product Development Center at the San Antonio International Airport (KSAT) and kicked off an 18-month certification test program which will culminate in an amended type certificate for the SJ30 -- followed by immediate deliveries. The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) began assisting the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in an unusual b

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 10.15.19: FLIR Acquires, Stratollite, Porsche-Boeing Partner

Also: NBAA 2019 Schedule, DJI Mavic Mini, Department of Defense, Chula Vista PD Drones, Terra Drone

FLIR Systems has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and certain operating assets of Aria Insights, Inc. Previously known as CyPhy Works, Inc., Aria pioneered the development of tethered sUAS. Founded in 2008 by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner and backed by several top technology investors, Aria notably developed the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) tethered drone. The company ceased operations in March 2019. World View claims to have reached an important milestone representing a key step towards the productization of persistent and navigational stratospheric flight. After achieving the goal of more than 30 days aloft with full navigational control, the Stratollite completed its 32-day mission over the weekend showcasing its enhanced long-duration flight capability. Pri

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

AMA Drone Report 10.10.19: FAA Restricts Model Av, Drone Safety, DRL RacerAI

Also: No Drones at Balloon Fiesta, Drone Finds 'Miracle Dog', NASA And Uber, Aero-TV: Senator Inhofe

In one of the most questionable moves made by the FAA under the leadership of a new Administrator, the world of model aviation has been targeted for questionable new restrictions. AMA, after extremely aggressive efforts, is clearly shocked at the decision... as are we. The FAA unexpectedly informed AMA that, contrary to earlier commitments to the organization, the agency is planning to limit all recreational model aircraft operations to 400 feet in controlled airspace and there will be no exceptions. Although a 400 feet limit may work for a large number of AMA members, the sport has a number of disciplines that will need to go higher than these proposed heights. Additionally, the FAA is proposing restrictions in uncontrolled airspace to altitudes that could present safety issues as well as limit so

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Aero-TV: ERAU’s Otto Maytag - The 2019 Bob Hoover Presidential Scholarship

One Of Four Winners Of A 2019 Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation Scholarship

The recipients of the 2019 Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation scholarship were announced at AirVenture 2019. One of those to be recognized was Otto Maytag, a sophomore at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University studying at the Prescott, AZ campus. Maytag will receive a $25,000 scholarship presented through the Foundation and The Citation Jet Pilot's Association (CJP). In partnership with EARU and the CJP, the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation has annually presented Embry-Riddle students with scholarships to pursue careers in aviation since 2013.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

JATR Report On 737 MAX Finds Fault With FAA, Boeing

Panel Found FAA's 'Limited Involvement' Led To Its Inability To Properly Assess The MCAS System

The 737 MAX Joint Authorities Technical Review (JATR) report released by the FAA late last week finds fault with the agency and Boeing for issues with the MCAS which led to two fatal accidents earlier this year.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Swiss Grounds A220 Fleet

Cites 'Technical Problems' With Pratt & Whitney Engines

Lufthansa group airline Swiss has grounded its fleet of A220 short-haul airliners citing "technical irregularities" with the Pratt & Whitney engines powering the aircraft.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report From B-17G Accident In Connecticut

Pilot Replied That The Airplane Had A 'Rough Mag' On The No. 4 Engine

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from the accident which occurred October 2 involving a Collings Foundation B-17 on a Living History flight during the organization's "Wings of Freedom" tour. Seven people were fatally injured in the accident, which occurred at Bradley International Airport (KBDL), Windsor Locks, Connecticut.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

EASA Certifies Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 Jets

Aircraft To Make Public Debut On October 22 At NBAA-BACE Static Display In Las Vegas, Nevada

EASA has certified the two latest additions to the Bombardier Global family ... the Global 5500 and Global 6500 business jets ... validating the requirement for the aircraft’s operation in the European Union. This certification comes on the heels of Transport Canada certification and entry-into-service on September 30.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Gulfstream G500 Earns European Certification

EASA Certification Clears Way For EU Customer Deliveries

The Gulfstream G500 has received certification from the EASA, clearing the way for European Union registrations and customer deliveries.

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Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Avidyne Introduces Atlas Multifunction FMS For Business Aviation

Designed For Turbine-Class Aircraft And Helicopters

Avidyne Corporation has introduced their new dzus-mounted Avidyne Atlas multifunction flight management system for turbine-class aircraft and helicopters.

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