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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

GAMA Marks Over 40,000 Aircraft Equipped With ADS-B

Numbers Reflect Equipage Data As Of September 1

GAMA reports that as of September 1, rule-compliant Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment is now on board over 40,000 aircraft flying in the United States.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Small Drones Unlikely To Cause Serious Head Injury, Study Finds

Research Conducted By Virginia Tech Shows Small Chance Of Serious Head Trauma Is Likely

Being struck in the head by a drone weighing under 2.6 pounds has only a 5 percent chance of causing a serious head injury, according to a recently-released study from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Boeing Selects Triumph Group As Major Supplier For Its U.S. Air Force T-X Offer

Company Will Supply Major Aircraft Components, Generating 950 Texas Jobs

Boeing has selected Triumph Group as a major supplier for its T-X Air Force training jet. If the Air Force awards the contract to Boeing, Triumph’s Aerospace Structures business unit, located in Red Oak, Texas, will supply the wing, vertical tail and horizontal tail structures, with opportunities for additional work, generating 950 direct and indirect jobs.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Florida Seaplane Base Badly Damaged By Hurricane Irma

Authorities Believe A Tornado Spawned By The Storm Was Responsible

The Tavares Seaplane Base and Marina in Lake County, FL was badly damaged by what authorities believe was a small tornado spawned by Hurricane Irma as it churned up the west coast of the state last Monday.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Sonaca Aircraft Has Recorded Its First Firm Orders Of The Sonaca 200

First Customers Have Been Invited To Test The Sonaca 200 (OO-New)

On Monday September 4th 2017, Sonaca Aircraft’s first customers have been invited to test the Sonaca 200 (OO-NEW), the new two-seater single-engine aircraft designed for pilots’ training and leisure flights. The Belgian Flight School (BFS) has confirmed its initial order.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Apollo 11 Command Module About To Embark On Two-Year, Four-City Tour

The First Time The Historic Spacecraft Has Left The National Air And Space Museum For 46 Years

The Apollo 11 command module Columbia—the only portion of the historic spacecraft to complete the first mission to land a man on the moon and safely return him to Earth—is about to leave the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for the first time in 46 years for the traveling exhibition “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission.”

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Mitchell Airport Director Fired Under Cloud Of Misconduct

Investigation Found Ismael Bonilla Violated Ordinances Dealing With Disclosure Of Privileged Information

The director of General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee has been fired, according to a statement from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Airbus Files Legal Submission To Vienna Public Prosecutor In Eurofighter Case

Eurofighter Aircraft Were Delivered As Ordered By Austria, Company Says

On Monday, Airbus filed a submission to the Vienna Public Prosecutor in response to allegations of deception in the procurement of Eurofighter combat aircraft in 2003, which have been made by Austrian Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil. In this submission, the company (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH) denies all allegations made by the Minister in his 16 February 2017 press conference and in his submission of a criminal “statement of (alleged) facts” to the Vienna Public Prosecutor.

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Airborne 09.19.17: Avro Arrow, Virgin Orbit, No Pot Delivery By Drone

Also: NFlightMic Debut, Natl Av Hall Of Fame, Aero-Calendar, MD v FAA, Med Drone Transport, Ryanair, 'Black Sheep' 
 
Kraken Sonar Systems, working with OEX Recovery Group, has discovered a long-sought free-flight Avro Arrow model on the floor of Lake Ontario. The sonar images were captured using Kraken's AquaPix Synthetic Aperture Sonar and revealed to media and project supporters. The sonar and underwater camera images showcase a free-flight Avro Arrow model that was launched over Lake Ontario in the 1950s as part of the Avro Arrow design test program. The new CEO of Virgin Orbit, which was spun off from Virgin Galactic to capture a share of the small satellite launch market, says the company will carry out two missions per month in 2020, despite a delay in the initial flight of the company's launcher. Dan Hart was promoted from company president to CEO in June. Hart  recently said that he had made a few changes in the test program, which p

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Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 09.19.17: FAA OKs FL Drone Ops, ICAO Registry?, No Pot Drones

Also: FAA Reauthorization, Medical Drone Transport, USMC Quadcopters, Canister Launched UAS, Atlas Dynamics
 
Airborne, primarily based in Jacksonville, FL is starting to recover from Hurricane Irma, and we can thank the Unmanned community for much of that. After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts here. A wide variety of agencies sought FAA authorization to fly drones in the affected areas. The FAA responded quickly, issuing a total of well over 100 airspace authorizations. This could get ugly... The ICAO is backing an effort to create a single global drone registry with a goal of the adoption of common rules for flying and tracking UAVs. The idea will be discussed at a symposium planned for Sept. 22-23 in Montreal. Stephen Creamer, director of ICAO's Air Navigation Bureau, said that the single database would become a one-stop-shop to remotely

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