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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Inhofe Introduces Fairness For Pilots Act

Builds On The Success Of The Pilot’s Bill Of Rights Enacted In 2012

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; member of the Senate General Aviation Caucus; and certified flight instructor with more than 11,000 flight hours, has introduced S. 755, the Fairness for Pilots Act, which broadens protections for general aviation pilots provided by Inhofe’s Pilot’s Bill of Rights, which was signed into law in 2012.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.28.17: Gremlins UAS, Drone Privacy, Alpha Unmanned Helo

Also: Knifefish UUV, Runway Inspection Drones, Drone Hinders Firefighting, Canada's New Drone Regs

DARPA has awarded two Phase 2 contracts of its Gremlins program to Dynetics, Inc. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The goal of the Gremlins program is to develop UAS that can be launched in groups from different types of military aircraft, while they are out of range of adversaries. These vehicles would be launched from military aircrafts such as small fixed-wing UAS, bombers and fighters. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced legislation in Congress to establish to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded use of commercial and government drones, via what they call the Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act. The authors say the legislation also will require privacy protection provisions relating to data collection and m

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Airborne 03.29.17: F-16 Makes A Move, Sumwalt to NTSB, DJI Proposes Drone IDs

Also: SKYe SH09, AEA 2017 Opening/NPI, FAA Certifies Elite, Carrier Strike Group, G650 Sim, SBIRS Satellite, Hawaiian Airlines

The ‘electric jet’ is moving to South Carolina... The production line for Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighter jets will be moved from Ft. Worth, TX to Greenville, SC, according to company officials. The company says it will roll the last Texas-built F-16 off the line in September, at which time all of the equipment and tools for manufacturing the aircraft will be transferred to Greenville. The Ft. Worth plant will be expanded to produce F-35 Lighting II airplanes. President Donald Trump has nominated Robert L. Sumwalt III to be a member of the NTSB for a five-year term expiring December 16, 2021. He has also been nominated to serve as vice-chair of the board for a two-year term. Sumwalt, who is from South Carolina, has been a member of the NTSB since 2006. He served

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Boeing Expands Pilot Training Network

Three New Schools Added To Support Pilot Development Program

Boeing has officially launched its global network of Boeing Training Providers to support its Pilot Development Program.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

NASA Announces Upcoming ISS Crew Assignments

Five Selected For Upcoming Expeditions Aboard The Space Station

Five NASA astronauts have been assigned to upcoming spaceflights. Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Shannon Walker all have begun training for missions launching later this year and throughout 2018.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

NTSB Cites Lack Of Hydraulic Pressure In 2015 Fatal Helicopter Accident

Pilot Fatally Injured, Two Passengers Survived

The National Transportation Safety Board met on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to determine the probable cause of a July 3, 2015, crash of an Airbus AS350 B3e helicopter during attempted lift off in Frisco, CO in which the helicopter pilot was fatally injured and two flight nurses were seriously injured.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

uAvionix To 'Disrupt' GA Market

Introduces 'Revolutionary' ADS-B Products

UAV Avionics company uAvionix Corporation is entering the GA market with four key products: EchoUAT, SkyFYX, SkyEcho and PingESX. uAvionix aims to disrupt the General Aviation industry by leveraging solutions developed for drones to transform avionics design and dramatically reduce the size and cost of ownership.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Named To Keynote Upcoming Space Conference

Will Present At The 2017 International Space Station Research And Development Conference In Washington, D.C.

The International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSR&D) has announced that Elon Musk, CEO and lead designer at Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at its 6th annual meeting at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. from July 17-20, 2017. The ISSR&D Conference was created to connect commercial and academic communities involved in new innovations, breakthroughs, and discoveries onboard humankind's unique orbiting laboratory.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Version 9.8 Of iFly GPS Now Available For Download

Adventure Pilot Celebrating Its 7th Anniversary

Adventure Pilot, celebrating the 7th year anniversary of the first iFly GPS, has announced the release of Version 9.8.  This release is available for iOS, Android, and all dedicated iFly GPS devices.

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Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Hilton Software Awarded $17M Aeronautical Mobile Application

Contract Awarded By The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Hilton Software has been awarded a prime contract by the  National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide multi-platform world-wide mobile  aeronautical solutions.

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