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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Intel Breaks Guinness World Records Title For Drone Light Shows

Part Of The Company's 50th Anniversary Celebration

In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel Shooting Star drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Sikorsky Secures Sale Of S-76D Helicopter In India

Will Be Used For VIP Transport Missions

Sikorsky has announced the sale of an S-76D aircraft to the Government of Maharashtra in India. The announcement came during the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

BRS Appoints AVIASUR As Its Distributor And Installer For Chile

Company Has Documented 383 Lives Saved By Its Whole-Airframe Parachutes

BRS Aerospace named AVIASUR of Santiago, Chile, as the whole aircraft parachute manufacturer's distributor and Authorized Installation Center in Chile. AVIASUR's modern facility at Santiago's Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Chile offers a wide range of aeronautical services, including selling Cessna brand aircraft for Textron Aviation.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

CAE Signs Commercial Aviation Training Solutions Contract With Qatar Airways

Including The World’s Second Airline-Operated Boeing 777X Full-Flight Simulator

CAE has sold five  CAE-built full-flight simulators (FFSs) – 3 Boeing 777X and 2 Boeing 737 MAX – and two flight training devices (FTDs) – one Boeing 777X and one Boeing 737 MAX to support the growing pilot training needs of the airline. This order includes the world’s second airline-operated Boeing 777X full-flight simulator (FFS).

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Garmin Introduces The GWX 75 Aviation Doppler Weather Radar

Four-Times More Color Contouring For Superior Weather Analysis

Garmin has added the GWX 75 to its suite of weather radars. Intended for a wide range of aircraft, the Doppler-based, solid-state GWX 75 incorporates exceptional range and a new, enhanced color palette that features more color contouring than traditional weather radar on the market. A helicopter version of the weather radar, the GWX 75H is also available. Optional features such as turbulence detection and ground clutter suppression are also available with the GWX 75.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

First PC-21 Delivered To QinetiQ

Empire Test Pilot School To Operate The Aircraft

Under a contract concluded with the British company QinetiQ in 2016, Pilatus is to provide two PC-21s to the “Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS)” based in Wiltshire, in the south of England. Operated by QinetiQ, ETPS functions as a training center for flight test engineers and test pilots, and enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide.

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Fri, Jul 20, 2018

Drone Assists In Rescue Of Stranded Mountaineer In The Himalayas

Helped Direct Sherpa Rescuers To The Injured Climber

A Scottish mountaineer who had climbed solo to the 26,401-foot summit of Broad Peak in the Himalayas was rescued with the assistance of a drone after he fell while descending the mountain.

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

EAA Young Eagle Volunteers and Pilots to Receive First Bob Hoover Legacy Award

Inaugural Award Honors The Pilots Who Have Introduced Millions To The World of Flight

The Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, the organization formed and sanctioned by Bob Hoover prior to his passing in October of 2016, has announced that its first-ever Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence will go to the volunteers and pilots who have flown more than 2 million EAA Young Eagles in 90 countries since the program’s launch in 1992. The Award is intended to shine a spotlight on those who are doing outstanding work to improve and expand aviation’s future. The criteria for the award states: “The Bob Hoover Award of Aviation Excellence will be given annually by the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation to an individual, organization, company, program, educational institution, or government entity that has advanced and improved the future of American aviation in a manner or manners consistent with the standards of technical excellence, safety, determination and generosity of spirit that defined Robert Anderson “Bob” Hoover.&rdq

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Thu, Jul 19, 2018

AMA Drone Report 07.19.18: World Record Drone Show, Model Av Day, Journo Trouble

Also: ANN Oshkosh Schedule, Women In Drones, Drones Replacing Satellites?, National FAA Drone Advisory

In celebration of Intel’s 50th anniversary, the company flew 2,018 Intel® Shooting Star™ drones over its Folsom, California, facility, setting a new Guinness World Records™ title for the most unmanned aerial vehicles airborne simultaneously. “Several years ago, we had an idea of flying drones forming the Intel logo over our corporate headquarters, and here we are doing just that. It really speaks to the innovative spirit that Intel was founded on 50 years ago,” reported Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel Drone Group.

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Wed, Jul 18, 2018

Airborne 07.16.18: Coast Guard Rescues, AEA $$Prizes$$, Commuter Craft

Also: Hartzell @OSH18, FreeFlight Systems, Kent State Alsims, Hackers Ripoff MQ-9 Reaper Info

If you aren’t already in awe of the work of the US Coast Guard, you should be. Two Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crews rescued 11 people after a floatplane went down 39 miles south southwest of Ketchikan, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island, Tuesday. The Jayhawk crews arrived on scene, and were able to safely hoist all 11 people from the side of a mountain, approximately 2,000 AGL. The Jayhawk crew then took them to a staging area for further transfer to Ketchikan. All were reported to have minor injuries, but otherwise in good condition. To help incentivize owners of GA aircraft to meet the FAA's ADS-B Out equipage mandate in the United States, the Aircraft Electronics Association will randomly award five aircraft owners with $1,000 each toward an ADS-B compliant upgrade duri

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