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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Airborne 01.17.20: A/C Registration Warning, iFly GPS Update, Boeing's Net Loss

Also: NBAA Updates Jet Resource, New Virgin Galactic COO, Heathrow Anti-Drone System, Gogo And Hispasat Deal

EAA is warning the aviation community to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft  registration renewal, especially those that call for using a search engine to find the registration site, with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA has become aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration (mined from publicly available registration information) and direct them to use search engines such as Google to find the proper renewal site. Adventure Pilot has upgraded their iFly GPS aero-app. They describe Version 11 as a major upgrade that includes intelligent flight planning, graphical weather briefings, enhanced graphical instrument appr

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

AMA Drone Report 01.16.20: Remote ID Opposition, DRL Tryouts, Karma Updated

Also: Super Bowl LIV Regs, Drone-Based Home Security, Unlawful Drone Ops, Red Cat Acquisition

With the recent announcement of a Model Aircraft Political Action Committee and dozens of negative comments on the Remote ID proposal put forth by the FAA, as well as other issues, the model aviation community clearly has some problems with recent FAA actions. Comments and complaints about the FAA’s change in tactics are all over Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other Social Media outlets, and it's pretty clear that the model aviation community feels threatened and at risk. Even members of the full-scale aviation community are expressing concern, with recent support for model concerns shown by the EAA... who has been vocal and active in these issues. Want to try out for the Drone Racing league in the comfort of your home? Now’s your chance to become a DRL pilot without having to travel. Anyone w

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 01.14.20: 1st US EHang Flt, $6M For Kratos, Unlawful Drone Ops

Also: Karma Firmware Update, Swift Tactical Systems, Drone-Based Home Security, Drone Swarms (Again)

EHang conducted its first-ever US trial flight of its two-seater passenger-grade AAV, the EHang 216 on Jan 7, as part of the North Carolina Transportation Summit hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) on January 8 and 9. This represents the first time that the EHang 216 has received flight approval from the FAA. While this was a non-passenger flight, EHang is working with the FAA to secure approval for a passenger trial flight of the EHang 216 in the near future. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions recently received approximately $6 million in high performance jet powered unmanned aerial target drone system orders, and related ancillary and spares support equipment. Work under these contract awards will be performed primarily in Kratos Unmanned Systems Division produc

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Orbis Flying Eye Hospital Landing At Sun ‘N Fun Aerospace Expo

Will Be The Plane's First Visit To The Central Florida Show

The world’s only flying ophthalmic teaching hospital makes its inaugural landing in Lakeland, FL at the 46th annual Sun 'n Fun Aerospace Expo taking place March 31st – April 5th, 2020. Orbis International’s Flying Eye Hospital is an MD-10 aircraft that travels the world providing first-rate surgical services to those in need as well as ophthalmology training, presentations, and live surgical demonstrations to eye care professionals in low- and middle-income countries.

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: We've Moved!

Aero-News recently relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. So ...for anyone needing to contact ANN via snail mail, here is our updated address: Aero-News Network 1335 Kingsley Ave., #831, Orange Park, FL, 32067.

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.18.20)

“In the safety recommendation, the NTSB tasked NBAA with developing enhanced training guidelines related to risk management in winter operations and special emphasis on appropriate use of ice protection systems and related standard operating procedures, as published by the manufacturer.” Source: Mark Larsen, NBAA senior manager of safety and flight operations.

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.18.20): Flight Standards District Office (FSDO)

An FAA field office serving an assigned geographical area and staffed with Flight Standards personnel who serve the aviation industry and the general public on matters relating to the certification and operation of air carrier and general aviation aircraft.

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Sat, Jan 18, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.18.20)

Mission Safety International

Missionary Aviation is not for the faint of heart. Flying in remote areas of the world helping to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ requires years of training and a heart full of devotion. Yet, in spite of the dedication and professionalism of most aviation staff, there are still far too many accidents robbing missions of their effectiveness.

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Airborne 01.15.20: Shootdown Arrests, Airbus BelugaXL, Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Also: Hartzell 5-Blade CASA 212, Muilenburg Leaves Boeing W/$62M, FreeFlight Systems, 50 C-130Js

Authorities in Iran have made several arrests in connection with the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian airliner last Wednesday, and President Hassan Rouhani has said that those involved in the "painful and unforgivable" incident "should be punished." Rouhani said in a televised speech that the judiciary "should form a special court with a ranking judge and dozens of experts. This is not an ordinary case. The entire world will be watching this court." Iran initially said that the plane had gone down with the loss of all aboard, many of them Iranian citizens, due to a mechanical issue. But video that found its way to the Internet showed a missile hitting the plane. The ‘aeronautically obese’ BelugaXL has entered into service, in order to support the on-going production ramp-up of commercial

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Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Airborne 01.17.20: A/C Registration Warning, iFly GPS Update, Boeing's Net Loss

Also: NBAA Updates Jet Resource, New Virgin Galactic COO, Heathrow Anti-Drone System, Gogo And Hispasat Deal

EAA is warning the aviation community to regard any solicitation they may receive regarding aircraft  registration renewal, especially those that call for using a search engine to find the registration site, with a healthy dose of suspicion. EAA has become aware of several businesses — with names, web URLs, and logos that may appear reminiscent of a government agency — that notify aircraft owners of impending registration expiration (mined from publicly available registration information) and direct them to use search engines such as Google to find the proper renewal site. Adventure Pilot has upgraded their iFly GPS aero-app. They describe Version 11 as a major upgrade that includes intelligent flight planning, graphical weather briefings, enhanced graphical instrument appr

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