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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

NTSB: U.S. Aviation Fatalities Increased In 2018

Most Of Those Were The Result Of GA Accidents, Board Says

U.S. civil aviation deaths increased from 347 in 2017 to 393 in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

GAMA Publishes 2019 Third Quarter Aircraft Shipment And Billings Report

Another Mixed Bag, With Piston Airplanes And Business Jets Showing Positive Results

GAMA today published a nine-month industry update with the release of its third quarter general aviation aircraft shipments and billings report. Aggregate business jet and piston airplane deliveries continued experiencing increases through the first nine months of 2019 compared to last year, whereas the number of turboprops and rotorcraft deliveries declined.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart'

The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all of its employees have been furloughed. A call to Mooney resulted in a recorded message saying that the employees had been furloughed. A post on the Mooneyspace.com indicated that the employees had been furloughed for a week and told to return to work a week from Monday. No other details were made available. There is no indication of the furlough on the company website. The company cut production and laid off some 60 employees in 2008, citing a weak economy and high fuel prices. The company continued to clear its backlog of aircraft, but no new airplanes were produced. Citing concerns over "general liability coverage" and "fluid spill violations" at Kalaeloa Airport, the Hawaii State Transportation Airports Division has i

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service

UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully completed the first revenue-generating, residential drone deliveries of medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy to customers in Cary, North Carolina. One of the people on the receiving end of these landmark deliveries was a CVS customer with limited mobility, which makes it hard for them to make the trip to the store to pick up their prescription. Utilizing a Matternet M2 UAS, the flights launched from a CVS store in Cary. Once the UAS reached its destinations, it lowered the packages to the ground using a cable and a winch while hovering about 20 feet over the properties. The UK CAA has introduced a requirement for drone operators to register their aircraft, and the process includes an online test. The registration is about

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

AMA Drone Report 11.14.19: DJI Drone-To-Phone, Drone Corridor, Drone Workshop

Also: NOTAM Data Optimization Summit, CASA Warns Drone Pilots, Drones Reveal Iceland Glaciers, SeaWorld Drone Show

Well... we knew this was coming... DJI is now demonstrating a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones. DJI’s remote identification solution, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulators, broadcasts information from drones directly to off-the-shelf mobile phones using existing Wi-Fi protocols. Using a simple app, anyone within radio range of the drone can receive that signal and learn the location, altitude, speed and direction of the drone, as well as an identification number for the drone and the location of the pilot. A state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which runs from Central New York to the Mohawk Valley has been completed. The first-in-the-nation corridor is the most advanced

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

Simple, Low-Cost Solution Meets Government Expectations To Identify Airborne Drones

DJI has demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace of mind.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

BelugaXL Receives EASA Type Certification

Entry Into Service Expected Early Next Year

The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Senate Commerce Committee Moves NTSB Nomination Forward

Full Senate Will Consider The Appointment Of Michael Graham To The Panel

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved the nomination of Michael Graham to the NTSB, moving the nomination on to the full Senate.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

NTSB Finds Spatial Disorientation Likely Cause Of Texas SR-22 Accident

Pilot Continued VFR Into IFR Conditions

The NTSB has released a probable cause report from an accident which occurred May 11, 2018 which resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot of a Cirrus SR-22 in Colorado.

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Fri, Nov 15, 2019

NBAA Praises Jean Rosanvallon For Distinguished Statesman Of Aviation Award

Recognized By The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) For His Contributions To The Industry

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen offered congratulations to former Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) CEO Jean Rosanvallon for being honored with the 2019 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).

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