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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Picking Up Where The AEA NPI Left Off--The 2020 Avionics Innovation Preview!

Welcome to the Avionics Program that would not die…

Like all of you, we would much rather have, a couple of weeks ago, have been presenting The 2020 AEA New Product Introduction Live Programming (known as the 'NPI') we were preparing so carefully, as well as an additional seven or eight hours of live interviews. But it appeared that somebody upstairs was bound and determined to give us their best version of the Zombie Apocalypse, and so here we are. One of the hits of our Annual AEA LIVE Coverage was the opening day's presentation of dozens of new product 'reveals' showcased, in rapid-fire, exciting, succession all the cool new things that were to come for the next year... it was proof positive that the avionics industry was one of the most innovative on Planet Earth. We missed providing that to you... until now. Over the last few several days, the best of the ANN staff, (which frankly is pretty much all of them), has put together what we call "NPI – Plan B."

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Airborne 04.06.20: First FlightDesign F2, Stratolaunch Tests, Pipistrel

Also: ERAU Free Online Courses, Orion Passes Tests, Boeing Shuts Philly, A320 Production

After rerouting from the cancelled Sun N’ Fun airshow, the very first F2-LSA has arrived at Flight Design USA headquarters in Connecticut. The F2 has completed ASTM and US LSA compliance testing, and serial production has started. The next F2’s are expected to arrive in the US by June 2020. F2 CS-23 and the F2 UL for Europe are expected to be certified by October 2020. The F2 series represents a next-generation effort for Flight Design as it expands its light aircraft offerings. F2 is an EASA CS-23 certified aircraft with an MTOW of 650 kg, or if flown as an SLSA or Ultralight -- 600 kg MTOW. Stratolaunch, a company that was founded by the late Paul Allen, is shifting its focus to hypersonic test beds carried aloft by its purpose-built aircraft. The Stratolaunch aircraft had originally been built f

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Barnstorming: Did Anybody Get The Number Off That Truck?

Yes, We Will Recover From This… But Have Little Doubt That Aviation Will Never Be Quite The Same

  Hi folks… I don't know about the rest of you but I have the unmistakable impression that I’ve just been hit by a truck… We entered 2020 about as optimistic as we've ever been… We had a major new marketing initiative (the TYS Program… more on that, another time) that was setting the world on fire, we had some new people coming into the mix that were really raising our capabilities, and we were very much on the path to greater things. Actually; we should have been on our way to the best year we've had in over a decade. We also spent some serious money (for which I'm now kicking myself) and had completed massive upgrades in some of our video gear, especially our live streaming capabilities in anticipation of AEA 2020, we were getting ready to field our most aggressive coverage of the Sun n Fun Fly–In, we had major changes already underway for ANN, and it was just plain

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 03.31.20: BVLOS in Canada, UPS Flight Forward, Continental

Also: ANN’s April 1st Episode, Parrot And DroneLogbook, ‘Pandemic Drone’, AVIUS Air Delivery

MVT Geo-solutions and Iris Automation have been granted the first BVLOS Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC) by Transport Canada using only onboard Detect-and-Avoid (DAA). The approval was granted based on the utilization of Iris Automation’s DAA system, called Casia, which provides commercial drones with automated collision avoidance maneuvers. The waiver permits flights within the UAS Center of Excellence’s controlled airspace Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) test range in Alma, Quebec. This is the first BVLOS flight at the location leveraging only onboard DAA for air risk mitigation, and does not require ground-based observers or radar. UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) will collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop a next generation of package deliv

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

AMA Drone Report 03.26.20: Remote ID RFI, UAV Dodgeball, UAS Reg Extended

Also: Mars Rover Takes Selfie, AMA Working Remotely, Drones Save Koalas, ANN's Infamous April 1st Edition

The FAA has posted a Request for Information (RFI) seeking input from the manned aviation community regarding whether and/or how they can potentially receive and use UAS remote ID information to further enhance safety, by reducing collision risks at lower altitudes. The FAA says the posting is not an RFP. Drones can do many things, but avoiding obstacles is not their strongest suit yet – especially when they move quickly. Although many flying robots are equipped with cameras that can detect obstacles, it typically takes from 20 to 40 milliseconds for the drone to process the image and react. It may seem quick, but it is not enough to avoid a bird or another drone, or even a static obstacle when the drone itself is flying at high speed. This can be a problem when drones are used in unpred

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Airborne 04.01.20: April 1st Episode, Bloomberg-NASA, Sanders-BizAv, Space Force

Also: 737 MAX and CDC, ‘Steam Gauge’ Rating, OneAviation Bids For Cirrus, EAA Water Park

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will start his own commercial space company in an effort to spend the money he has earmarked for his Presidential campaign. But rather than start from scratch, he is making a bid for NASA. Bloomberg joins a small but growing club of billionaires who have made their fortune in the tech industry and then started launching rockets into space. But rather than build something from the ground up, Bloomberg is exploring what it would take to buy NASA from the U.S. Government. The NBAA has announced that Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been added to the roster of business aviation boosters as part of its “No Plane, No Gain” campaign. Sanders, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has made extensive use of corporate jets in his run

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.07.20)

“The health and safety of our employees, their families and our communities is our shared priority.” Source: Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Stan Deal.

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.07.20): Skidding Turn

An uncoordinated turn in which the rate of turn is too great for the angle of bank, pulling the aircraft to the outside of the turn.

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Tue, Apr 07, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.07.20)

Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Buzz Aldrin Recounts Apollo 11 Quarantine

For those of you who are chafing under "Safer at Home" rules or absolute quarantine due to the Coronavirus, Fox News talked with Buzz Aldrin, who along with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins was quarantined for three weeks after returning from the Moon.

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