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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Airborne 10.16.19: Sikorsky RAIDER X, Learjet 75, ADS-B Rebates

Also: Gone West-Alexei Leonov, STOL ATR 42-600S, AEA Connect Conference, Boeing BoD Turmoil

Sikorski has just introduced RAIDER X. They call this bird an “agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter.” The Raider X program offers provides increased performance including; highly responsive maneuverability, enhanced low-speed hover, off-axis hover, and level acceleration and braking. While state-of-the-art digital design and manufacturing is already in use on other Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky production programs such as CH-53K, CH-148 and F-35; this program will reportedly enable the Army to not only lower the acquisition cost, but enable rapid, affordable upgrades to stay ahead of the evolving threat. Bombardier will showcase the new Learjet 75 Liberty, with a full-size interior mock-up at the 2019 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas, Nevada. The latest member of the iconic Learjet fami

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 10.15.19: FLIR Acquires, Stratollite, Porsche-Boeing Partner

Also: NBAA 2019 Schedule, DJI Mavic Mini, Department of Defense, Chula Vista PD Drones, Terra Drone

FLIR Systems has acquired the intellectual property (IP) and certain operating assets of Aria Insights, Inc. Previously known as CyPhy Works, Inc., Aria pioneered the development of tethered sUAS. Founded in 2008 by iRobot co-founder Helen Greiner and backed by several top technology investors, Aria notably developed the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) tethered drone. The company ceased operations in March 2019. World View claims to have reached an important milestone representing a key step towards the productization of persistent and navigational stratospheric flight. After achieving the goal of more than 30 days aloft with full navigational control, the Stratollite completed its 32-day mission over the weekend showcasing its enhanced long-duration flight capability. Pri

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

AMA Drone Report 10.10.19: FAA Restricts Model Av, Drone Safety, DRL RacerAI

Also: No Drones at Balloon Fiesta, Drone Finds 'Miracle Dog', NASA And Uber, Aero-TV: Senator Inhofe

In one of the most questionable moves made by the FAA under the leadership of a new Administrator, the world of model aviation has been targeted for questionable new restrictions. AMA, after extremely aggressive efforts, is clearly shocked at the decision... as are we. The FAA unexpectedly informed AMA that, contrary to earlier commitments to the organization, the agency is planning to limit all recreational model aircraft operations to 400 feet in controlled airspace and there will be no exceptions. Although a 400 feet limit may work for a large number of AMA members, the sport has a number of disciplines that will need to go higher than these proposed heights. Additionally, the FAA is proposing restrictions in uncontrolled airspace to altitudes that could present safety issues as well as limit so

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

U.K. Report Finds Helicopters At Greatest Risk From Consumer Drones

Cites Information Presented By BALPA, Others

A report released by the U.K. House of Commons Science and Technology Committee indicates that helicopters are the manned aircraft at the greatest risk from consumer drones.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Republic Airways Continues Investments In Workforce Development

Joins Junior Achievement Of Central Indiana’s BizTown

Republic Airways is the newest thing in town — Junior Achievement BizTown, that is. On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, Republic Airways and Junior Achievement of Central Indiana hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Republic Airways and LIFT Academy Hangar in BizTown, a work-readiness interactive experience in Indianapolis for 10,000 central Indiana grade school students who pass through its doors each year.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

NASA Administrator Selects Douglas Loverro As Next Human Spaceflight Head

Succeeds Former Astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, Who Has Been Acting Associate Administrator Since July

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Wednesday named Douglas Loverro as the agency’s new associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate. Loverro succeeds former astronaut Kenneth Bowersox, who has been acting associate administrator since July.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

HAI Closing Application Process For The Position Of President / CEO

Application Deadline Is This Weekend

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) announces that it will stop accepting applications for the position of president and CEO of the member-based organization effective October 20, 2019. Current President and CEO Matthew Zuccaro announced his retirement earlier this summer, effective in June 2020.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Turbotech Revolutionizes Hybrid-Electric Aircraft With Ansys

Startup Leverages Physics-Based Simulation Models To Deliver The Next Generation Of Turbomachinery

Turbotech is leveraging Ansys' industry-leading simulation solutions to transform aeronautical propulsion. Through the Ansys Startup Program, Turbotech is developing an energy storage system capable of powering the hybrid-electric aircraft of the future.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Global Aerospace Announces The 2020 SM4 Aviation Safety Program

Embracing The Critical Issue Of Business Aviation's Talent Shortage

Aerospace insurance provider Global Aerospace has announced the 2020 SM4 Aviation Safety Program. The newly refreshed program will include an emphasis on the critical issue of business aviation's talent shortage which creates challenges in attracting, mentoring and retaining professionals who can safely manage, maintain, service and fly business aircraft.

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Thu, Oct 17, 2019

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Unlimited Partnership Initiative

New Products And Programs From The Leader In Aviation News Online

The Airborne Partnership Initiative, we call it the API, is a plan developed by ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, to build a synergistic, industry-wide, aviation/aerospace news program. Our aim is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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