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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Airborne 01.18.19: Pipistrel Adventurer, Airlander 10, Iridium NEXT

Also: Canadian Filmmaker Opposed to New Regs, EMAS Technology, BRS Aerospace, VSE Aviation Acquires 1st Choice

One hundred years ago, in 1919, saw the first successful flight from England to Australia. The Great Air Race (GAR) for 2019 presents a unique and major opportunity to commemorate the centenary of that historic event. Capitalizing on a concept initially proposed by a well–known Australian aviator and adventurer Dick Smith AC, the 2019 Centenary Great Air Race will be targeting innovative, new aviation technologies with the lowest environmental impact. This concept will push the boundaries of current aviation technology, and the resources and the expertise that is required to design and fly such an aircraft on this 18,000 nautical mile adventure. Several Pipistrel dealers have entered the GAR, flying a new model specifically fine-tuned for this competition. The new Pi

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduce two main categories of drone operation: basic and advanced. The categories are based on distance from bystanders and airspace rules. State Farm has reportedly been granted the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the FAA. The national waiver allows State Farm to conduct drone operat

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver

DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. Using a 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution. UVify has unveiled its IFO swarm lightshow drone at CES in Las Vegas. After reviewing the existing lightshow swarm drones currently available, UVify decided to build the IFO swarm lightshow drone from the ground up to be "the longest flying and most efficient in its class." According to

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

FAA Warns Employees To Avoid 'Political Activity'

Email Sent By The Agency As Partial Shutdown Continues

The FAA has sent an email to employees reminding them of "restrictions on partisan political activity" as the partial government shutdown drags on.

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Collins Aerospace Goes Supersonic On New X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Aircraft

Collins And Lockheed Martin To Jointly Develop Tailored Pro Line Fusion Avionics

In line with its vision to redefine aerospace, Collins Aerospace has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide avionics for the new X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) aircraft. The X-59 is being developed by Lockheed Martin for NASA to collect data that could make supersonic commercial travel over land possible through low sonic boom technology.

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Echodyne Radar Selected For Northern Plains’ UTM Pilot Program Testing

UPP Demonstration Will Utilize Echodyne’s EchoGuard Airspace Management Radar Capabilities

Echodyne, a manufacturer of  high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, has been selected to participate in Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) industry partnership to test and demonstrate commercial UAS operations in the next phase of DOT/FAA UAS Pilot Program (UPP) testing. Echodyne’s MESA radar technology enables an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system to detect and track commercial drones and manned aircraft, enabling safe operations in the national airspace.

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Acropolis Aviation Takes Delivery Of Its First ACJ320neo

Cabin Completion Of New Aircraft Next Step

Acropolis Aviation of the U.K. has taken delivery of the first ACJ320neo, which features new-generation engines and Sharklets to deliver a leap forward in range and economy.

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

AirEL Technology Receives Approval For Usage From FAA

Allows Airside Operators And Controllers To Easily Identify Ground Vehicles

AirEL, the developer and manufacturer of patented illuminated vehicle identification, has received approval from the FAA for "Electroluminescent Lighting Technology for Use on Airport Vehicle Numbers".

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Klyde Morris (01.21.19)

Beagles, Klyde? Really?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com  

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Mon, Jan 21, 2019

Alaska Airlines Names Three Vice Presidents

Positions Will Oversee Maintenance And Engineering; Inflight; And Labor Relations

The Alaska Airlines board of directors has elected three new company officers: Constance von Muehlen, senior vice president of maintenance and engineering; Ron Calvin, vice president of inflight; and Jenny Wetzel, vice president of labor relations.

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