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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Airborne 12.13.19: Snowbirds AirVenture-Bound, DeLand Showcase 2020, ePlane Flt

Also: First Modified Osprey, Sunken F4F Wildcat Found, Rebuilding Monmouth IL Airport, Boeing Fine

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will make AirVenture a part of its 50th year performance schedule in 2020. The announcement was officially made at the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) convention in Las Vegas. AirVenture, the 68th annual EAA  fly-in convention is July 20-26. The Snowbirds are currently scheduled to have a public practice session over the grounds on Friday, July 24, with full performances during the daily afternoon air show on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26. The DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase (DSAS) has been studying results, comments, surveys and statistics from the recently concluded 2019 event, that despite having to contend with some less than hospitable treatment from Mother Nature, is now readying for the 2020 event, next November 12-14 of 2020. It will be the fifth

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 12.10.19: EHang In-City Demo, ISO Standards, DroneStrike?

Also: Drone Aviation-ComSovereign, Public Safety UAS Training, Disaster Management, NCDOT Drone Program

EHang has announced its strategic partnership with property developer Heli Chuangxin Real Estate Co. to build out a UAM demonstration project in Guangzhou. This is a major milestone as EHang prepares for the launch of commercial operations of its much-anticipated autonomous flying taxis. Heli Chuangxin and EHang have committed themselves to building the world's first commercial in-city sightseeing UAM route. On November 30, two passenger-grade AAVs of the two-seater EHang 216 model performed simultaneous flight demos, vertically taking off from and landing at Heli Tiande Centre in Guangzhou on the Centre's opening day. The world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation wi

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

AMA Drone Report 12.12.19: A.I. Robotic Racing, Drones v Dogs, Dronestrike Claim

Also: Recreational Drone Flying Aeronautical Test, Drone Poll, OSU Drone Project, AF Academy UAS Center

Lockheed Martin and The Drone Racing League have announced the winning AlphaPilot team of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit. During Friday night's AIRR Championship, Team MAVLab, the drone research lab of the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, won the coveted $1 million cash prize, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, after their drone autonomously zipped through the track at a top finishing-time of 12 seconds – 25% faster than the second-place drone. Dog Owners in the U.K. are being warned to be on the lookout for drones over their properties after a rare liver-and-white dalmation dog was stolen from a home in Leicestershire. The dog went missing on December 1 from the home of Chloe Hopkins. Earlier, Chloe's mother Gemma said she had seen a drone flyi

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Chilean Air Force Locates Debris From Downed C-130

Human Remains Also Found, No Survivors

Human remains have been recovered from a Chilean Air Force C-130 which went down earlier this week while enroute to Antarctica.

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Air France-KLM Orders An Additional 10 A350 XWBs

Takes Total Order For The Type To 38 Aircraft

The Air France-KLM Group has decided to place a firm order for 10 additional widebody A350-900s, which will take its total order for the type to 38 aircraft.

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Sikorsky And United Rotorcraft Deliver 3 Firehawk Helicopters

Aircraft To Be Operated By Three Separate California Fire Agencies

Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft have announced deliveries of three new S-70i Firehawk helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

UND UAS Degree Program Reaches 10-Year Anniversary

To Date, 225 Students Have Graduated From The University With UAS Degrees

Ten years ago, nobody knew how long it would be before the commercial potential of unmanned aircraft systems would be unleashed. That didn’t stop UND’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences from becoming a leader in the field in 2009, by becoming the first university to offer a degree program in UAS  operations. It was the start of many firsts in the field of unmanned aircraft for North Dakota.

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

AF Academy UAS Center Prepares Cadets For Future Fight

Drone Light Show Celebrates Rivalry With West Point

The Air Force Academy brought a cutting-edge, multi-drone light show to its campus last month to celebrate its storied rivalry with West Point. As hundreds of drones moved in synchronization to delight the audience with messages like ‘Beat Army,’ the six-minute display showed how far unmanned aerial systems have come since Civil War-era balloons and what’s possible.

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Airbus Marks Twenty Years Of X-Ray Astronomy With XMM-Newton

ESA Satellite Delivers Sensational Research Results On Exploding Stars, Black Holes And Galaxy Clusters

One of the most successful European space missions is celebrating its birthday: the XMM-Newton X-ray observatory developed and built by Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA) lifted off at 3:32 p.m. CET on December 10, 1999 to explore the wonders of the X-ray universe. Since its launch, XMM-Newton has simultaneously collected X-rays, visible and ultraviolet light and demonstrated its role as one of the most important astronomical observatories of all time. It has detected more X-ray sources than any previous satellite and is helping solve many cosmic mysteries, from what happens in and around black holes to the formation of galaxies in the early universe.

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Sat, Dec 14, 2019

Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey For Improved Fleet Readiness

Upgrade Reduces Configuration Types To Streamline Maintenance And Repairs

Boeing and Bell Textron have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet.

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