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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

President Trump Nominates Stephen Dickson As FAA Administrator

Former Delta Airlines Executive Tapped To Lead The Agency

President Donald Trump has nominated former Delta Airlines executive Stephen Dickson to be the next administrator of the FAA. The post has been held by acting administrator Daniel Elwell since Michael Huerta stepped down early in 2018.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Airborne 03.18.19: Chipper SS Unveiled, 777X Reveal, EAA Spirit Of Aviation

Also: USCG Awards Air Medal, Liberty University Aviation Program, Sen. Moran, UAL HQ

No one has to tell you that the cost of ‘just plane flying’ keeps getting greater... and greater. And the cost of airplane ownership has done likewise. However; a new offering from James Wiebe of Belite fame may be just the thing that allows flyers to find an affordable way back into the aviation game. The Chipper SS is a Single Seat Aircraft that can be operated as a Part 103 Ultralight or as an Experimental  airplane. Wiebe reports that it will be easy to build, and economically priced. The design features a 28 mph stall speed with a Max cruise of 62 mph. With five gallons of fuel, the bird’s gross weight is tallied at 484 pounds. Boeing has given employees a look at its newest airliner, the 777X. The first fully-assembled 777X was revealed in a ceremony at Everett, WA. Boeing had initiall

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

AMA Drone Report 03.14.19: DRL Update, External Markings, DJI Canada

Also: Lego Disses Drones?, Drone Defibrillator Delivery, UK Airfield Restrictions, Airborne Programming

The Drone Racing League (DRL)  has announced a new streaming partnership with Twitter and broadcast agreement with NBC and NBC Sports (NBCSN) to air the 2019 DRL Allianz World Championship Season. The series will premier Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2pm ET on NBC and Twitter. Twitter is collaborating with DRL to expand into robotic sports and share non-stop drone racing action on Twitter for the first time. DRL's partnership with NBC and NBCSN will offer racing fans the opportunity to watch more than 44 hours of DRL coverage on NBC and NBCSN. For the first time ever, DRL will feature pro drone racing content concurrently on all screens, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, and TVs, immersing fans worldwide into thrilling FPV (First Person View) action. The Small UAV Coalition has filed comm

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 03.19.19: State Farm, AirMap And Honeywell, DJI Complies

Also: AUVSI Startup Showdown, senseFly eBee X, Airbus' Skyways Drone, Airborne Programming!

As State Farm launched their new drone program to better assist customers after storm damage, they needed to recruit and train employees to become drone pilots. Jessica Hodge, Joy Hillsman-Caffie and Shelley Cole are three of the six drone pilots for State Farm who are women. Her selection came as a shock to State Farm claims specialist, Jessica. Jessica explained that, “I consider myself an early adopter of the technology. State Farm is one of the first insurance companies to use drones and I’m one of the first drone pilots for State Farm. It’s cool to be on the cutting edge.” AirMap and Honeywell are developing a cost-effective drone tracking solution to provide airspace safety authorities with situational awareness of manned and unmanned aircraft operations within

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Boeing CEO Seeks To Reassure The World About The 737 MAX

Releases Open Letter On The Company Website

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg has released and open letter to the aviation industry and airline passengers seeking to reassure them about the viability of the company's 737 MAX airplanes.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

NTSB Sends Additional Investigators To Assist In Ethiopian Investigation

Team Has Expertise In Recorders, Flight Crew Operations And Human Factors

The NTSB has is dispatched three investigators to France to assist with the downloading and analysis of flight recorders from the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that went down near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

AUVSI Launches TOP Directory Of Certified UAS Operators

Find A Certified Drone Pilot For Business Applications

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released the TOP Directory, a list of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators who have gained certification through one of the first certified partner organizations that participate in AUVSI’s Trusted Operator Program (TOP).

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Third MC-21-300 Aircraft Joins The Flight Test Program

Flight Lasted One Hour, 30 Minutes In 'Normal Mode'

On March 16, 2019, the first flight of the third MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant, the affiliate of Irkut Corporation (a UAC member).

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Counting Down! ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition Is Back--With A Vengeance!

Send Us Your Wacky Ideas NOW!

ANN E-I-C Note: Folks... we gotta warn you... our Annual April 1st Editions are LEGENDARY -- and after a break last year (due to a death in the family) we intend that this WILL be our best April 1st Edition yet. Based on all the nonsense we've had to endure over the years (which we are duty-bound to lampoon), we certainly have good reason for that... so if you have any ideas of your own as to how to heighten the insanity, this is your CHANCE. We need YOUR ideas for how we might step up the insanity for 2019! I kid you not... as I look over all the stories we've already prepped, we are going to cause serious keyboard damage as people snort their soft drinks all over the place when they start reading this year's edition. This COULD BE OUR BEST YET! As always... NO ONE IS SAFE. We're going to have some fun with EVERYONE... Icon Aircraft (just 'cause it's an easy target doesn't mean it's immune to being lampooned), the FAA, USA Today, Drone

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Wed, Mar 20, 2019

EAA Selects Electroair As It’s Official Electronic Ignition System

EAA Will Install Systems On Multiple Aircraft

Electroair has been selected to be EAA’s Official Electronic Ignition System. As part of this partnership, EAA will outfit its fleet of piston aircraft with Electroair’s electronic ignition systems. Included in this fleet is the EAA photo plane, a Cessna 210, a Piper Aztec, a Cessna 172 used with the Young Eagles program, a Beechcraft T-34 and an RV-6.

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