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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

AMA Drone Report 02.22.18: AMA Expo!, Raleigh Update, UAV v Helo... or Not?

Also: AMA Active In Counseling Gov'ts, Intel Drone Light Show, Drone Park Planned, ALPA Attacks Unmanned

Don’t forget... The annual AMA Expo East starts at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey Tomorrow through Sunday, February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. The Raleigh, NC Parks Committee is looking at a revised drone policy that could allow small UAVs to be flown in almost all of the city's public parks. The new policy approved by the Raleigh Parks Committee and moved on to the full Parks, Recreation and Greenway advisory board would allow any UAV weighing less than 400 grams to be flown in any city park that is not designated as a nature pr

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

NTSB Recommends Changes In FAA Airliner Evacuation Procedures

Passengers Were Grabbing Carry-On Luggage During American Airlines Evacuation In Chicago In 2016

When an American Airlines Boeing 767 suffered an uncontained engine failure and subsequent fire on takeoff in Chicago in 2016, all of the passengers and crew were evacuated safely, with about 20 suffering minor injuries, and one 77-year-old man breaking several bones during the evacuation.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Textron Aviation Has Apparently Ended Cessna TTx Production

All Mention Of The Airplane Has Been Removed From The Company Website

Textron Aviation has apparently ended production of the Cessna TTx airplane, though the company has not confirmed or denied that it has made the move.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

ALPA Weighs In On Reported Airplane Vs Drone Collision

Urges Transport Canada To Take Effective Measures To Protect The Traveling Public From Drones

In response to the Transportation Safety Board’s (TSB) recently released report on the October 2017 in-flight collision between a commercial passenger-carrying aircraft and a drone near Quebec’s Jean-Lesage International Airport, the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), today sent a letter to Transport Minister Marc Garneau calling on Transport Canada to ensure that soon-to-be-released unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulations provide for the safety of all users of Canadian airspace.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

AirVenture 2018 Marks ‘Year Of The Tanker’

Event Brings 'Big Iron' To Flightline

The Air Force Reserve is celebrating its 70th anniversary at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018, bringing its impressive fleet of military refueling aircraft as part of AirVenture’s “Year of the Tanker.” The 66th annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in convention is July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

FAA Recommends Drone Operators Wear Reflective Vests

Releases InFO Saying Drone Operators Should Be Easily Identified By The Public

In order to help bolster public awareness of sUAS operations and reduce the number of distractions for remote pilots and others participating in sUAS operations, the FAA recommends remote pilots in command, anyone operating the flight controls of the sUAS, visual observers, and any other person providing assistance in the sUAS operation wear brightly colored and reflective vests during flight operations.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Bigelow Aerospace Announces The Creation of Bigelow Space Operations

Will Manage And Operate Space Stations Developed By The Company

Bigelow Aerospace has introduced Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), a new commercial space company that is the sales, operational and customer service company that manages and operates space stations developed by Bigelow Aerospace.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

FreeFlight Systems Adds Transponder Integration Options For 1203C SBAS/GNSS

Part Of Rockwell Collins’ New AML STC For ADS-B Compliance

NextGen avionics company FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor is now approved for installation with Rockwell Collins’ latest TDR-94/94D transponder variant. Rockwell Collins has received FAA approval of an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) for ADS-B Out installations across a wide range of Part 23 Class 3 and 4 aircraft with an additional Part 25 certification coming later in 2018.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Texas DPS Launches Public Safety Unmanned Aerial System Program

Will Be Deployed For A Variety Of Public Safety Missions Across The State

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has launched a public safety unmanned aerial systems (UAS) program. The department's multi-purpose, small UASs will be used for a variety of public safety missions across Texas, including flight missions related to: officer safety, search and rescue, disaster support, aerial observation support, crash reconstruction, crime scene photography, and communication tower inspections.

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Thu, Feb 22, 2018

JetBlue Appoints Steve Forte Vice President At JetBlue University

Previously Served As COO And Director Of Operations At Virgin America

JetBlue Airways has appointed Steve Forte as the carrier’s new Vice President, JetBlue University. Forte joins JetBlue this week to oversee the company’s award-winning training programs and facilities. He will be based in Orlando, FL and report to Rachel McCarthy, JetBlue’s Senior Vice President, Talent & Learning.

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