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Fri, Jan 18, 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 Pipistrel “Adventurer” aircraft was developed as a limited edition model purposely de

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Small Unmanned Aerial System Used During Barricade Incident In Los Angeles

Used The Aircraft To Locate A Suspect Hiding In A Second Floor Apartment

The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) for the first time, during a barricade incident involving a robbery suspect.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Aerocor, Apex Aviation To Provide Free Aircraft Pick Up And Delivery

Allows Maintainer To Evaluate Aircraft During Ferry Flights

Aerocor has partnered with Henderson NV-based part 145 repair station Apex Aviation to provide free aircraft pickup & delivery for its Eclipse 500 maintenance customers.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Insurance Company Denies Homeowner Claims After Helo Accident

Says Pilot's Medical Certificate Had Been Revoked

The company that insured helicopter pilot Henry "Hank" Schwartz has denied claims from homeowners in the Bristol Commons condominiums in Williamsburg, VA whose homes were damaged or destroyed when Schwartz' aircraft went down in the complex.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Gone West: IBAC ICAO Liaison Michael W. Hohm

Played A Key Role As The Business Aviation Industry Representative On The Air Navigation Commission

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) joins the business aviation community, family, and friends in mourning the loss of their colleague, Michael W. Hohm.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Canadian Filmmaker Says New Drone Regulations Will Close His Business

Aircraft That Will Be Permitted To Fly Over Cities Will Be Too Expensive, He Says

A film maker in Canada says that country's new drone regulations set to go into effect June 1 will cost him his business. Alan Auld owns Imagine Films based in Thunder Bay. He says that the new drone regulations recently announced by the Canadian Government will make it very expensive to do aerial work in that city, grounding operations like his.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Both Satellites For Year-Opening Ariane 5 Launch Are Now In French Guiana

GSAT-31 One Of Two Satellites To be Launched February 5

Building on Arianespace’s operational success in 2018, payload preparations for the company’s first flight in the new year are moving ahead with this week’s delivery of the mission’s second satellite, GSAT-31, to French Guiana – joining the Saudi Geostationary Satellite 1/Hellas Sat 4 (HS-4/SGS-1), which arrived earlier in January.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

JSSI Welcomes Francisco Zozaya As New Latin America President

Will Also Serve As Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, has appointed business aviation veteran Francisco Zozaya to the new role of president of JSSI Latin America. Zozaya will also serve as senior vice president, business development & strategy for JSSI corporate.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Airbus Wins DARPA Blackjack Program Contract

Will Develop Small Constellation Satellite Bus For The LEO Constellation

Airbus Defence and Space Inc. has been awarded a contract from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop a satellite bus in support of the Blackjack program.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Aero Club Of Atlanta Cancels January Event

Speaker From The FAA Unable To Attend Due To Partial Government Shutdown

Due to problems that have resulted from the current government shut down, the Atlanta Aero Club will, unfortunately, have to cancel the January 24th luncheon.

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