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Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Milestone MQ-8C Fire Scout Initial Operational Test And Evaluation Complete

Aircraft Operated From USS Coronado By Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29. Results from this IOT&E will inform decision-makers on how best to integrate the Navy's newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships (LCS) and other platforms.

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Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Five-blade MTV-27 Turboprop Series TBO Increased To 4000 hours Or 6 Years

Overhaul Interval One Of The Longest In The Industry, Company Says

MT-Propeller has announced that the TBO for all 5-bladed MT-Propellers MTV-27 series propellers has been increased to 4000 hours or 6 years, whatever comes first.

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Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Its Full Steam Ahead For Aeolus Launch

Satellite Arrives In French Guiana Ahead Of Planned August 21 Launch

Having set sail from France on 15 June, Global Wind Day, ESA’s Aeolus wind satellite has arrived safe and sound at the launch site in French Guiana.

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Fri, Jul 13, 2018

LCI Extends B747 Freighter Lease With ACT Airlines

Carrier Operates Five Of The Aircraft For Itself And Other Airlines

Liberia-based Lease Corporation International (LCI) has announced the long-term extension of the lease of one of its Boeing 747-400 freighters to ACT Airlines.

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Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Commuter Craft Paint Scheme Contest Announced

Cash Prizes To Be Awarded For The Winning Submissions

Commuter Craft is looking for fresh artwork ideas for its aircraft…the Innovator. Three cash prizes in each category are being offered...First Prize is $250, second is $100, and third is $50. 

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Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Airbus: H125 Is The Market Leading Law Enforcement Helicopter In North America

Company Is Delivering U.S. Built Aircraft To Agencies Faster Than One Per Month

Airbus Helicopters is showcasing its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo this week at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY.

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Thu, Jul 12, 2018

AMA Drone Report 07.12.18: Drone Reg. Warning, Taylor v FAA, OSH DroneShow

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, OH Town Drone Regs, Drone Umbrella, AirVenture Schedule Update

The FAA is warning drone owners – especially hobbyists -- about people offering to “help” register their drones with the agency. The FAA Drone Zone is all you need – and it costs only $5.00. There are a number of entities that offer to help drone owners and operators file an application for a registration number. Some attempt to mimic the look of the FAA’s website with similar graphic designs and some even use the FAA logo to allegedly suggest they are somehow “approved” by the agency. They aren’t – and you could be wasting your money. The D.C. Court of Appeals has denied a petition for review of the FAA's rules concerning the registration of model aircraft under its drone registration rules. Attorney John Taylor had challenged the registration of mod

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Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Airborne 07.11.18: New Hoover Book, Taylor v FAA, Pipistrel 'Electrifies' OSH18

Also: FAA v Circling Approaches, More Powerful Rocket 4 China, Hungary H145Ms, CMV-22B Production Work

It’s been way too long since we had the chance to sit down and chat with our dear friend Bob Hoover... and Oshkosh hasn’t quite been the same he passed away in the fall of 2016. One of the best parts of previous years was the simple pleasure of sitting down and trading stories with Bob... who had quite a few to tell. Now... the folks who him best get to tell their favorite Bob Hoover stories and Jim is collecting the best of them in a book to be entitled, “Friends of Bob.” The book is creating a LOT of anticipation and has already earned the endorsement of the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, who will be introducing the project at the annual Bob Hoover Dinner at Oshkosh in less than two weeks. The D.C. Court of Appeals has denied a petition for review of the FAA's rules conce

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Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Airborne 07.09.18: OSH18 Drone Airshow!, PAL-V At Farnborough, Virgin Orbit

Also: FAA Won't Regulate Legroom, Cup Holder SAIB... Really, World Heli-Day, Electric Pump Jet Refueller

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. During AirVenture, the LED-equipped drones will perform a 10-minute “The History of Flight” show complete with musical accompaniment. From July 16 - 22, the PAL-V Liberty will have its debut at the Farnborough International Airshow. "The production model is the moment of truth. The moment where the wall between fiction and facts is torn down. A production model is the last stage in the R&D process before starting full

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Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 07.10.18: Oshkosh Drone Show!, San Andreas, OSH18 UAS News

Also: Drone Advisory Committee, Dropcopter Pollination, Schiebel S-100 Trials, Greenpeace Crashes Drone

For the first time in North America, a drone light show will be part of an air show when EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 presents up to 100 lighted drones in flight during night air shows on July 25 and 28. Great Lakes Drone Company, based in Watervliet, Michigan, will be flying their drones and is one of just two U.S. companies authorized by the FAA for such displays. EAA’s Dave Chaimson notes that, “What makes this event especially memorable are the intricate maneuvers that are capable by up to 100 synchronized drones, highlighting the possibilities of safe and responsible drone flying. People come to AirVenture to see aerial excitement not seen anywhere else, and these performances certainly continue that tradition.” Scientific study of the evolution of the southern end of the S

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