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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Skydiving Plane Down In Hawaii

All 11 People On Board Fatally Injured

A Beechcraft King Air with 11 people on board went down Friday shortly after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield on Oahu's North Shore, resulting in the fatal injury of everyone on the airplane.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

ALPA Now Represents More Than 130 Bearskin And Perimeter Pilots

Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) Certifies ALPA As The Collective Bargaining Representative For The Airlines' Pilots

The Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB) certified the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) yesterday as the collective bargaining representative of Bearskin and Perimeter pilots. With 93 percent of eligible pilots participating in the representation election, 74 percent voted in favour of joining the world’s largest pilot union.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 06.25.19: Falco Xplorer, AUVSI On UAS Security, Japan Drone Regs

Also: Howler Counter-UAS, Drones v Forest Fires, Corgan Design, Raytheon-AirMap Collaboration

Leonardo introduced its largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), the Falco Xplorer, last week at the Paris Air Show. The new drone features a payload capacity of 770 pounds, more than 24 hours flight time and a satellite communications capability for beyond-radio-line-of-sight operations, all within a 1.3 ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW). At a hearing held by the US Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Subcommittee on Security last week, Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI, called for accelerated federal rulemakings and the development of holistic policy solutions that provide the framework to keep the nation’s skies secure. In his testimony, Wynne emphasized the importance of approaching UAS security from an overall airspace management perspective, rather than focusing solely on how to interdict an errant drone. You just had to know THIS was com

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Japan National Police Agency Places Order For Subaru Bell 412EPX

First Order For Aircraft Developed In Cooperation With The Automaker

At a ceremony held last week, Bell Helicopter and Subaru Corporation, announced that the Japan National Police Agency (JPNA) has placed the first order for a Subaru Bell 412EPX.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company Becomes China’s ACH160 Launch Customer

Will Take Delivery Of One Helicopter To Add To Its Airbus Fleet

Shenzhen Eastern General Aviation Company (Shenzhen Eastern GAC) has signed an agreement for one ACH160, becoming the launch customer for the VIP version of this medium helicopter in China.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

GE Aviation And Lufthansa Technik Sign 777X MRO Cooperation Agreement

Covers Maintenance Service Offerings, Warranty Support And 24/7 Asset Exchange/Loan Services

GE Aviation and Lufthansa Technik AG enlarge their collaboration on Boeing 777X MRO services. The companies have signed a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement under which Lufthansa Technik will be GE's authorized service provider for the backup generator/converter (BUG and BUC) and for certain Electrical Load Management Systems (ELMS) components on the new Boeing 777X aircraft. This long-term cooperation will cover the maintenance service offerings, warranty support and 24/7 asset exchange/loan services to worldwide 777X operators.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Gone West: Tuskegee Airman Robert Friend

Flew 142 Combat Missions With The Storied Unit

Another of the last remaining original members of the Tuskegee Airmen has Gone West. Retired Lt. Col. Robert “Bob” Friend died Friday afternoon in Long Beach, CA. He was 99 years old.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

ALAFCO Expands LEAP-1A Fleet

Will Power Up To 50 Airbus Aircraft For The Kuwait-Based Lessor

Kuwait-based international aircraft leasing company Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) has announced that it has selected CFM International's advanced LEAP-1A engines to power 30 firm, 20 option new Airbus A320neo aircraft.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Wounded Eagle UAS Uses Drone To Map VA West Los Angeles Medical Center Campus

Also Created 3D Renderings Of Several Historical Buildings Including The Wadsworth Chapel And Brentwood Theater

Wounded Eagle (WE) UAS Inc., a veteran run non-profit organization that trains disabled veterans to become experienced and skilled FAA Part 107 UAS operators, has announced that with help from its student UAS operators, it completed aerial mapping of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System's (VAGLAHS) 388-acre VA West Los Angeles Medical Center (WLA) campus.

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Tue, Jun 25, 2019

American Rocketeers Runners Up in Paris

Students From Madison West High School Placed Second In International Rocketry Challenge At Paris International Air Show

On June 20th and 21st , students from Madison West High School (located in Madison, WI) competed against the best student rocketeers in the world at the International Rocketry Challenge (IRC) and placed second in the closest competition in IRC history. After placing first in the Team America Rocketry Challenge finals on May 18th in Virginia, the Madison West team represented the United States against teams from the United Kingdom, France, and Japan at the Paris International Air Show.

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