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Wed, Aug 21, 2019

FAA Issues Waiver For North Dakota IPP, Xcel Energy

Allows For A Broader Range Of UAS Flights Without Visual Observer

The FAA has issued waivers for both the North Dakota’s Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and Xcel Energy, allowing them to conduct a broader range of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flights without a chase plane or other visual observers. The waivers come as the result of Hoeven’s efforts with the FAA, including with Ali Bahrami, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, to help provide certainty for beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) UAS operations in North Dakota.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

NTSB To Hold Roundtable On Safety Of Part 135 Flight Operations In Alaska

Sumwalt Calls The Number Of Part 135 Accidents In Alaska 'Troubling'

NTSB Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt is slated to host a public roundtable discussion Sept. 6, 2019, with Alaska-based commercial operators, safety experts, aviation industry associations, FAA officials, and Alaska native tribal leaders on ways to improve the safety of commercial operations conducted under Part 135 of FAA regulations.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Inhofe To Introduce Workforce Development Legislation

Announces Plans At Kratos Facility In Oklahoma City

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) plans to introduce legislation to promote workforce development when the Senate returns in September. He was joined for an announcement of the legislation last week by local community and business leaders to speak to the need of enhancing workforce development in Oklahoma.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

FAA Approves Drone Food Delivery In North Carolina

Deliveries Will Be Performed By Flytrex And Causey Aviation

The FAA has approved the start of food deliveries by drone in Holly Springs, North Carolina by drone company Flytrex and the drone services company Causey Aviation Unmanned, Inc. (CAU). As part of the FAA’s UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) and in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), Causey Aviation, the Town of Holly Springs, and Kite Realty Group Trust, Flytrex will soon begin its on-demand, unmanned food delivery via commercial drones for local residents.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

State Agencies Gain Greater Access To UAS Services

Initiative Is A First For The UAS Industry

CIT, The Center for Innovative Technology, has announced a ground-breaking contract that will improve state agency access to unmanned aerial systems service providers. Virginia’s Department of General Service (DGS) and the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) led the contracting effort on behalf of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

FlightSafety Now Offers An Advanced Rejected Takeoff Go/No-Go Recurrent Course

Designed For Pilots Who Fly The Gulfstream G550 Aircraft

FlightSafety International now offers an Advanced Rejected Takeoff Go/No-Go Recurrent course for pilots who fly the Gulfstream G550 aircraft.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

NASCAR Offers Free Race Tickets To First Responders To Earnhardt Accident

Former Driver And His Family Survived The Accident

NASCAR offered free tickets to the Bristol Motor Speedway race last weekend to the first responders who rushed to the scene of an airplane accident involving former driver Dale Earhhardt Jr.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Former NetJets Pilot Sues The Company

Female Pilot Was Told She Was 'Too Short' To Fly One Of Its Jets

A five-foot, two-inch tall female pilot has sued her former employer, NetJets Inc, after being told she was too short to fly one of the company's planes.

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Tue, Aug 20, 2019

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.20.19)

"If the FAA and industry do not address these safety gaps, the Part 135 accident rate in Alaska is unlikely to budge.” Source: NTSB Chair Robert Sumwalt.  

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Mon, Aug 19, 2019

NEXA Advisors Completes Landmark Urban Air Mobility Study

Groundbreaking Report Sets 20-year Market Value of $318 Billion

NEXA Advisors and the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) have completed a comprehensive year-long study, Urban Air Mobility—Economics and Global Markets. The groundbreaking NEXA report, undertaken in a partnership with VFS, contains forecasts for 74 metropolitan areas over the period of 2020 – 2040. The online databases include thousands of geocoded data features and characteristics of each city, as well as the study’s findings on their potential market for urban air mobility (UAM). Included on these web pages are custom ArcGIS maps of each city. The public can explore the deep city-level analysis available, using New York City as an example, at www.nexa-uam.com.

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