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November 15, 2019

Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart'

The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all of its employees have been furloughed. A call to Mooney resulted in a recorded message saying that the employees had been furloughed. A post on the Mooneyspace.com indicated that the employees had been furloughed for a week and told to return to work a week from Monday. No other details were made available. There is no indication of the furlough on the company website. The company cut production and laid off some 60 employees

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Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service

UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully completed the first revenue-generating, residential drone deliveries of medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy to customers in Cary, North Carolina. One of the people on the receiving end of these landmark deliveries was a CVS customer with limited mobility, which makes it hard for them to make the trip to the store to pick up their prescription. Utilizing a Matternet M2 UAS, the flights launched from a CVS store in Cary. Once the

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AMA Drone Report 11.14.19: DJI Drone-To-Phone, Drone Corridor, Drone Workshop

Also: NOTAM Data Optimization Summit, CASA Warns Drone Pilots, Drones Reveal Iceland Glaciers, SeaWorld Drone Show

Well... we knew this was coming... DJI is now demonstrating a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones. DJI’s remote identification solution, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulators, broadcasts information from drones directly to off-the-shelf mobile phones using existing Wi-Fi protocols. Using a simple app, anyone within radio range of the drone can receive that signal and learn the location, altitude, speed and dir

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DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

Simple, Low-Cost Solution Meets Government Expectations To Identify Airborne Drones

DJI has demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace of mind.

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BelugaXL Receives EASA Type Certification

Entry Into Service Expected Early Next Year

The BelugaXL has received its Type Certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), paving the way for entry-into-service by early 2020.

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Senate Commerce Committee Moves NTSB Nomination Forward

Full Senate Will Consider The Appointment Of Michael Graham To The Panel

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved the nomination of Michael Graham to the NTSB, moving the nomination on to the full Senate.

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NTSB Finds Spatial Disorientation Likely Cause Of Texas SR-22 Accident

Pilot Continued VFR Into IFR Conditions

The NTSB has released a probable cause report from an accident which occurred May 11, 2018 which resulted in the fatal injury of the pilot of a Cirrus SR-22 in Colorado.

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NBAA Praises Jean Rosanvallon For Distinguished Statesman Of Aviation Award

Recognized By The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) For His Contributions To The Industry

NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen offered congratulations to former Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) CEO Jean Rosanvallon for being honored with the 2019 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award from the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).

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DroneDeploy Announces $35M Series D Led By Bessemer Venture Partners

Tracy Young, Founder Of PlanGrid, Joins Board To Help Bring DroneDeploy To Every Job Site

DroneDeploy, a drone software solution company, has announced the closure of a $35 million Series D round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. Bessemer partner David Cowan, a 14-time Midas list investor, will also join the Board.

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Klyde Morris 11.15.19

Guess It's A Case Of 'Been There, Done That', Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Using Drones And Teamwork To Monitor Scottish Seas

Drone Operators Trained In Protection Of Marine Wildlife

Following a very successful large whale disentanglement workshop in Ullapool in late October, a group of Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) project partners completed a two-day drone operator training course. This training was delivered by Brian Taggart and Matt Pickett of the US-based Oceans Unmanned, a non-profit organization founded to harness the power of technology to address some of the challenges our marine environment face, including marine animal entanglement.

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Global Aircraft Engine Market Size Will Reach $57.28 Billion By 2025

Growth Projected To Be 4.68 Percent Compounded Annually

A new report projects the global aircraft engine market to reach $57.28 Billion by 2025, expanding at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.68 percent through the period.

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P&W Celebrates 100th GTF Engine Powered A320neo Aircraft Delivery In China

GTF Engines Save Chinese Operators 30 Million Gallons Of Fuel To Date, Company Claims

The 100th Airbus A320neo family aircraft equipped with fuel efficient Pratt & Whitney GTF engines has been delivered in China. An A321neo aircraft has been delivered to Chengdu-based operator Sichuan Airlines Co., Ltd., leased from global aircraft operating lessor BOC Aviation.

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Gulfstream To Showcase Large-Cabin Trio At Dubai Airshow

Gulfstream G650ER, G600, G500 And Special Missions Display Return To Middle East

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will exhibit three business jets at the Dubai Airshow November 17 through 21: the Gulfstream G650ER, the newly-in-service Gulfstream G600 and the high-tech Gulfstream G500. The aircraft will be part of the airshow’s static display at Dubai World Central.

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Dedrone Appoints Alex Morrow To Lead Development Of sUAS Defeat Programs

Move Follows Dedrone's Acquisition Of sUAS Defeat System, DroneDefender

Alex Morrow has been named as vice president of Defense Solutions for Dedrone. Morrow joins Dedrone from Battelle Memorial Institute, where he was the lead developer of counter-drone defeat technology DroneDefender, which Dedrone acquired in October 2019. 

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REIN's DroneInsurance.com And Measure Announce Collaboration

Provide Commercial Drone Operators With Integrated Access To Drone Insurance

REIN's DroneInsurance.com, a digital drone risk management platform, is announcing its collaboration with Measure, a leader in aerial intelligence. The exciting collaboration will enable commercial drone operators, from small business to enterprise, to access customizable coverage options that match their unique operational and organizational needs, as integrated within Measure's Ground Control app.

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NASA Instrument To Probe Planet Clouds On European Mission

CASE Adds Scientific Capabilities To ESA's ARIEL, Mission

NASA will contribute an instrument to a European space mission that will explore the atmospheres of hundreds of planets orbiting stars beyond our Sun, or exoplanets, for the first time.

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American Airlines Offers Flight Education Grants

Grants Are Open To High Schools Utilizing AOPA's 'You Can Fly' Curriculum

In an effort to grow and diversify the pilot population, the American Airlines Pilot Recruiting & Development team has announced the 2019 continuation of the Flight Education Grant. These grants are awarded to fund creative and inspirational ideas aimed at growing and diversifying the next generation of aviators. In the last several years, American Airlines has granted over $800,000 through its Flight Education Grant. This year, the primary focus is on high schools utilizing AOPA’s High School Aviation STEM Curriculum.

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Multiple Agencies Certify Viasat's Ka-Band System For Praetor 600

Will Be Offered As A Line-Fit Option On The Jet

Multiple agencies have awarded type certification to Viasat for the use of its Ka-band business aviation in-flight connectivity (IFC) system on the Embraer Praetor 600 mid-sized business jet. Following certification by the FAA, EASA and ANAC,  Viasat's IFC system will be offered as a line-fit option, and will provide passengers and crew high-speed, high-quality in-flight internet connections required to enjoy advanced streaming services including Viasat Unlimited Streaming; conduct multi-site video conference calling; use corporate virtual private networks, email and cloud services; and leverage other bandwidth-intensive business and entertainment applications—at all stages of flight.

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City Of Denver To Pay UA Pilot $300,000

Had Been Accused Of Indecent Exposure, But Charges Were Dismissed

A United Airlines pilot who was exonerated on indecent exposure charges will receive $300,000 from the City of Denver after the charges were dismissed by a judge.

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ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind!

Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to the masses, or share the latest Klyde Morris with another member of the flying community? (Or perhaps to someone who just really, really likes ants?)

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.15.19)

“Remote ID functions as an electronic license plate for drones, allowing anyone who is curious about a drone in the sky to learn more about what it’s doing. Around the world, aviation authorities have said remote ID is the key to allowing more complex drone use, and to solving concerns about safety and security.” Source: Brendan Schulman, DJI vice president of Policy & Legal Affairs.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.15.19): Proposed Boundary Crossing Time

Each center has a PBCT parameter for each internal airport. Proposed internal flight plans are transmitted to the adjacent center if the flight time along the proposed route from the departure airport to the center boundary is less than or equal to the value of PBCT or if airport adaptation specifies transmission regardless of PBCT.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.15.19)

ASSURE

Twenty-one of the world's leading research universities and a hundred leading industry, government partners comprise the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE.

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November 14, 2019

Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart'

The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all of its employees have been furloughed. A call to Mooney resulted in a recorded message saying that the employees had been furloughed. A post on the Mooneyspace.com indicated that the employees had been furloughed for a week and told to return to work a week from Monday. No other details were made available. There is no indication of the furlough on the company website. The company cut production and laid off some 60 employees

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AMA Drone Report 11.14.19: DJI Drone-To-Phone, Drone Corridor, Drone Workshop

Also: NOTAM Data Optimization Summit, CASA Warns Drone Pilots, Drones Reveal Iceland Glaciers, SeaWorld Drone Show

Well... we knew this was coming... DJI is now demonstrating a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones. DJI’s remote identification solution, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulators, broadcasts information from drones directly to off-the-shelf mobile phones using existing Wi-Fi protocols. Using a simple app, anyone within radio range of the drone can receive that signal and learn the location, altitude, speed and dir

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AMA Drone Report 11.07.19: Drone Safety Wk, MultiGP, NTSB Drones

Also: Mavic Mini, Operating Standards, UK Drone Operators, Drones Reveal Secrets

The FAA has been noting that it is in the middle of its first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 4-10, 2019. The FAA’s says their highest priority, “is to ensure the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) as we continue to safely integrate drones into the NAS. This is an opportunity to share your commitment to drone safety. During this week-long campaign, the FAA will be highlighting how key sectors use drones for good. Many of our stakeholder communities are planning local events that engage and e

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DeFazio Raises 'New And Serious Concerns' To FAA About 737 MAX

Also Raises Questions About Lightning Protection For The Dreamliner

House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR), and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) recently sent a letter to FAA administrator Stephen Dickson questioning the way the FAA made decisions on two safety-related items with potentially catastrophic consequences: rudder cable protection on the Boeing 737 MAX and lightning protection for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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Governor Cuomo Announces Completion Of 50-Mile Drone Corridor

Expansion Of Syracuse Tech Garden Also Revealed

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the completion of the state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which runs from Central New York to the Mohawk Valley. The first-in-the-nation corridor is the most advanced drone testing corridor in the nation. With the needed infrastructure now in place, companies will be able to test both unmanned aerial systems platforms and UTM technologies in real world settings, generating data that will inform the industry and regulators and taking us one step closer towards the routine commercial use of drones.

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Near-Accident During Simulated Flight Delayed 737 MAX Recertification

Led To A Lengthy Redesign Of The Airplane's Computers

A near-accident during a simulated flight in June led to an extensive delay in the recertification of the 737 MAX, according to media reports.

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NTSB Releases Probable Cause Report From New York Fatal Accident

Four Fatally Injured When Pilot Encountered Severe Turbulence Near A Thunderstorm

The NTSB has released its probable cause report from an accident which occurred in June, 2018 which fatally injured  East Hampton luxury developers Ben and Bonnie Krupinski, both 70, their grandson William Maerov, 22, also of East Hampton, and the pilot, Jon Dollard, 47, of Hampton Bays, NY.

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THAAD, C-5M Coming To LM Space And Air Show

USAF Thunderbirds Headline Event

Lockheed Martin announces a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) weapon system and C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft will be on display for the first-ever Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show taking place Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2020, at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport, Sanford, FL. These displays join the show's headlining performers, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and the event will offer a wide variety of other attractions announced in the future.

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ANA’s Latest Jet Delivered From Final Assembly In Washington

Ferry Flight Conducted Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

All Nippon Airways (ANA) received its latest passenger aircraft from the United States via a delivery flight that was conducted using a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel on Oct. 30, 2019. The brand new Boeing 777-300ER was flown from Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington to Japan, utilizing sustainable aviation fuel made from waste gas derived ethanol for the trans-Pacific flight.

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Airbus Presents BOLDtalks Innovation 2019 In Dubai

To Lead Discussions On Future Industry Trends And Advances In Innovation

Airbus has announced the seventh edition of its partnership with the intimate and impactful discussions, BOLDtalks which will take place a day before the start of Dubai Airshow 2019. BOLDtalks Innovation will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019 and will see seven speakers take the stage to discuss a variety of fascinating and future-focused topics covering a wide range of sectors.

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Airbus And Its Partners Unveil Details Of New Eurofighter ECR Concept

Announcement Made At The International Fighter Conference In Berlin

At the International Fighter Conference in Berlin Airbus and its partners introduced for the first time concrete details of the new Eurofighter electronic combat role (ECR) concept. This role will enlarge Eurofighter’s multi-role capabilities and further increase the survivability of coalition forces in hostile environments.

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Military Grade 'No-Drone' Counter-UAS Radar Detection System Released

Designed For Airport, Facility And Event Anti Drone Protection

In response to recent threats of rogue and errant drones launched against airports and other critical facilities, infrastructure and events, 34 North Drones has partnered with IDS North America to offer and install the No-Drone radar counter drone system for all government and civilian clients in need of protection.

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De Havilland Canada Arrives In The United Arab Emirates For Dubai Airshow

Will Showcase A Jambojet Dash 8-400 Aircraft

De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited (De Havilland Canada) today announced its participation in the upcoming Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. This will be the company’s first appearance at the Dubai Airshow since the Dash 8 aircraft program was acquired by Longview Aviation Capital, and re-launched as De Havilland Canada in June 2019. During the biennial event, De Havilland Canada will showcase a Jambojet Dash 8-400 aircraft.

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DroneResponders Global Public Safety UAS Summit Announced

To Be Held At AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 In Boston

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems Association (AUVSI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics, have announced the first co-located program for AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the world’s largest unmanned systems event.

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Milestone Reached For Advanced Electric Propulsion Thruster For NASA's Gateway

Full Power Demonstration Conducted On The Hall Thruster

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne recently demonstrated an Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) thruster at full power for the first time, achieving an important program milestone. Aerojet Rocketdyne-developed AEPS thrusters are slated to be used on the Power and Propulsion Element of NASA’s Gateway, the agency’s orbiting lunar outpost for robotic and human exploration operations in deep space.

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FAA Awards STC To CMC Electronics

Allows Upgrade To Honeywell Primus II Avionics Suite

The FAA has approved the latest automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) Out developed by CMC Electronics and DAC International for aircraft equipped with Honeywell’s Primus II avionics suite.

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Astronics Announces A New Line Of Avionics Control And Communication Devices

The ‘NG’ Family Is A New Generation Of COTS Ballard Boxes For Avionics Interfacing And Computing

Astronics Corporation is launching a new family of flexible, compact, 64-bit avionics I/O computing platforms for problem-solving and tech insertion in areas such as mission computing, distributed control and avionics data conversion.

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PoSSUM Completes First Commercial Gravity-Offset EVA Space Suit Test

Conducted With The Collaboration Of The Canadian Space Agency

A team of sixteen Project PoSSUM citizen-scientists recently completed a series of gravity-offset tests and evaluations of an Extravehicular Activity (EVA) space suit prototype at the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) headquarters near Montreal, Quebec. The space suit was developed by Final Frontier Design of Brooklyn, NY and these series of tests mark the first gravity-offset tests of a commercial EVA space suit, an essential step towards its certification.

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Kaman Receives Boeing Award For The A-10 Re-Wing Program

Work To Be Performed In Jacksonville, FL

Kaman Aerospace Group has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by The Boeing Company. This new work package is for the manufacture of wing control surfaces and structural assemblies in support of the U.S Air Force (USAF) A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced Wing Continuation Kitting (ATTACK) program. Work for this program will be performed in its Jacksonville, FL facility.

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FindHeli, Cheesecake Labs Introduce A Helicopter Booking Platform

App Offers A Quick And Simple Booking Experience To Connect Users To Helicopter Operators In Europe

Cheesecake Labs, a web and mobile design and development company, has returned from WebSummit 2019 in Lisbon, where it helped FindHeli launch a helicopter booking app. The platform, which is available on iOS and Web, is the pioneer in Europe to offer this service and currently operates with 10 helicopter operators in Switzerland, France, UK, Portugal, Italy, and Germany.

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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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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.14.19)

"The completion of the 50-mile drone corridor is a groundbreaking achievement that caps a key strategy laid out in our CNY Rising plan to make Central New York and the Mohawk Valley a global center for UAS testing and innovation." Source: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.14.19): Propeller (Prop) Wash (Prop Blast)

The disturbed mass of air generated by the motion of a propeller.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.14.19)

The Cal Aggie Flying Farmers The Cal Aggie Flying Farmers, Inc. was established in 1947 and is the oldest general aviation operation in the Sacramento, California area. The Cal Aggies are located at the University Airport, Davis, California, on the University of California Davis campus. The airport is operated as a public airport.

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AMA Drone Report 11.14.19: DJI Drone-To-Phone, Drone Corridor, Drone Workshop

Also: NOTAM Data Optimization Summit, CASA Warns Drone Pilots, Drones Reveal Iceland Glaciers, SeaWorld Drone Show

Well... we knew this was coming... DJI is now demonstrating a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones. DJI’s remote identification solution, developed in collaboration with industry stakeholders and regulators, broadcasts information from drones directly to off-the-shelf mobile phones using existing Wi-Fi protocols. Using a simple app, anyone within radio range of the drone can receive that signal and learn the location, altitude, speed and direction of the drone, as well as an identification number for the drone and the location of the pilot. A state supported 50-mile unmanned traffic management drone corridor, which r

November 13, 2019

Airborne 11.08.19: Epic Certified, Starliner Abort Test, DeLand Showcase

Also: Drone Operating Standards, New UK Regs, EAA Wright Brothers Banquet, Air Methods Troubles

The FAA has granted type certification to Epic Aircraft for its E1000 all carbon fiber aircraft design, concluding a rigorous seven-year program that the company says will establish a new industry standard for performance, price and ramp appeal in the personal aircraft marketplace. Epic has over 80 confirmed E1000 reservations from around the US, as well as Canada, Mexico, Central/South America, Europe, Russia, South Africa and Australia. One of the three parachutes designed to return the Starliner space caps

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Airborne 11.08.19: Epic Certified, Starliner Abort Test, DeLand Showcase

Also: Drone Operating Standards, New UK Regs, EAA Wright Brothers Banquet, Air Methods Troubles

The FAA has granted type certification to Epic Aircraft for its E1000 all carbon fiber aircraft design, concluding a rigorous seven-year program that the company says will establish a new industry standard for performance, price and ramp appeal in the personal aircraft marketplace. Epic has over 80 confirmed E1000 reservations from around the US, as well as Canada, Mexico, Central/South America, Europe, Russia, South Africa and Australia. One of the three parachutes designed to return the Starliner space caps

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Boeing To Focus On Safety, Innovation And Partnerships At 2019 Dubai Airshow

Interactive Exhibit Highlights How Boeing And Partners Are Building The Future Together

Boeing will showcase its broad portfolio of commercial and defense products, services and technologies at the 2019 Dubai Airshow, which runs November 17-21 at Dubai World Central. The company's presence and activities at the show will focus on safety, innovation and industry partnerships in the growing Middle East market.

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Airbus To Showcase ‘Future Of Flight’ At Dubai Airshow 2019

Aircraft On Display Will Include Electric Race Airplane

At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from November 17-21, 2019, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services from market leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems.

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Textron Businesses To Display Innovative And Diverse Products At Dubai Airshow

Multiple Aircraft On Static Display At The Show

Bell Textron Inc., Textron Systems, Textron Aviation Inc. and Textron Aviation Defense LLC will display a vast product portfolio of commercial and military aircraft at the Dubai Airshow—one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace events. The show takes place November 17-21 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site.

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FlightSafety Now Offers EASA-Qualified Gulfstream G500 Training In Savannah

Course Includes The Use Of Three New Advanced Graphical Flight-Deck Simulators

FlightSafety now offers EASA-qualified initial and recurrent training for Gulfstream G500 aircraft operators at its Learning Center in Savannah, Georgia.

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First A220 For Air Canada Rolls Out Of The Painting Hangar

Airbus Unveils The First Canadian-Made A220-300 Aircraft Destined To A Canadian Airline

Air Canada’s first Airbus A220 was unveiled this week when it rolled out of the painting hangar at the A220 final assembly line in Mirabel.

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ESA Astronaut To Lead Most Challenging Spacewalks Since Hubble Repairs

Series Of EVAs Will Service The Cosmic-Particle-Hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday, November 15 marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the cosmic-particle-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02).

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Santa Clara County, CA Considers Closing Local GA Airport

Move 'Strongly' Opposed By The FAA

Santa Clara County may be trying to take a page from Santa Monica's book and close Reid-Hillview airport in East San Jose, but the FAA says it will vigorously oppose any closure plans.

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AsBAA 'Icons Of Aviation' Raises $165,000 For Orbis

Business Aviation Non-Profit Celebrates 5 Years Of Charity Awards Gala

AsBAA, Asia’s non-profit representative body for the business aviation industry has announced the winners of the Icons of Aviation Awards 2019 (IOA2019). The charity gala dinner and awards ceremony hosted over 300 members of the global business aviation community, VIPs, and members of the media.

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Naval Air Museum Ousted From Kalaeloa Airport

Hawaii State Transportation Airports Division Ordered The Closure, Removal Of Exhibits

Citing concerns over "general liability coverage" and "fluid spill violations" at Kalaeloa Airport, the Hawaii State Transportation Airports Division has issued a revocation notice to the Naval Air Museum, and ordered them to vacate the premises.

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Tuskegee Airman Donates Airplane To Aviation Museum

Stinson Vultee V-77 'Gullwing' Aircraft Given To The National Museum Of World War II Aviation

Frank Macon had always wanted to be a fighter pilot, and had been accepted into pilot training with the Tuskegee Airmen. But while on a training flight while suffering from a head cold, he ruptured both of his eardrums pulling out of a power dive. By the time he had recovered, WWII was over.

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Airborne 11.13.19: Mooney Woes, Naval Museum Eviction, 737MAX Update

Also: Bombardier’s Safety Standdown, EAA Honors Five, Rutan Joins xCraft, FlightSafety Intro's 'FlightSmart' 

The Mooney factory in Kerrville, TX is currently closed, and all of its employees have been furloughed. A call to Mooney resulted in a recorded message saying that the employees had been furloughed. A post on the Mooneyspace.com indicated that the employees had been furloughed for a week and told to return to work a week from Monday. No other details were made available. There is no indication of the furlough on the company website. The company cut production and laid off some 60 employees in 2008, citing a weak economy and high fuel prices. The company continued to clear its backlog of aircraft, but no new airplanes were produced. Citing concerns over "g

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November 12, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service

UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully completed the first revenue-generating, residential drone deliveries of medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy to customers in Cary, North Carolina. One of the people on the receiving end of these landmark deliveries was a CVS customer with limited mobility, which makes it hard for them to make the trip to the store to pick up their prescription. Utilizing a Matternet M2 UAS, the flights launched from a CVS store in Cary. Once the

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Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation on Display At 2019 DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase

Hoover Foundation Located at Booth #407 at DSAS19

Shortly after its debut with a new tradeshow display at the 2019 NBAA-BACE event, the Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation will be participating in the upcoming 2019 Deland Sport Aviation Showcase (DSAS19), as an exhibitor. Taking place at the DeLand Municipal Airport, DSAS has emerged as the Fall’s most prominent regional sport aviation event. This year’s event starts November 14th at 0800 and extends until November 16th at 1700 ET. For those driving in, there will be copious road signs, as you close in on the airport, that will direct you to parking, admissions, and registration. For those of you flying in... Sydney H. Taylor Field is located in Volusia County, approximately 40 miles nor

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Airborne-Unmanned 11.12.19: Drone Delivery $$, UK Regs, Alaska BVLOS

Also: Drones Fight Fires, Wayne Baker Joins DJI, DroneTracker 4.1, Autonomous Delivery Robot Service

UPS Flight Forward Inc. (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy Inc. have successfully completed the first revenue-generating, residential drone deliveries of medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy to customers in Cary, North Carolina. One of the people on the receiving end of these landmark deliveries was a CVS customer with limited mobility, which makes it hard for them to make the trip to the store to pick up their prescription. Utilizing a Matternet M2 UAS, the flights launched from a CVS store in Cary. Once the UAS reached its destinations, it lowered the packages to the ground using a cable and a winch while hovering about 20 feet over the properties. The UK CAA has introduced a requir

November 11, 2019

Klyde Morris (11.11.19)

Klyde Can't Leave The 'Pluto' Controversy Alone...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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November 07, 2019

AMA Drone Report 11.07.19: Drone Safety Wk, MultiGP, NTSB Drones

Also: Mavic Mini, Operating Standards, UK Drone Operators, Drones Reveal Secrets

The FAA has been noting that it is in the middle of its first National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 4-10, 2019. The FAA’s says their highest priority, “is to ensure the safety of the National Airspace System (NAS) as we continue to safely integrate drones into the NAS. This is an opportunity to share your commitment to drone safety. During this week-long campaign, the FAA will be highlighting how key sectors use drones for good. Many of our stakeholder communities are planning local events that engage and e

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A Special Note From ANN To Our Friends/Readers

Hi Folks... This is a special issue of the Propwash newsletter, dedicated only to its being a personal message from the ANN gang to you. I promise not to do this too often, but hope that I can impose on you for a few minutes in order to seek your continued support. We'd like to make one last pitch for book orders while they might affect the total print order. We have sent this book to the printer and are in pre-press prep right now (proofs expected today)... and the more we can add to the print tally, the more cost-effective our printing prices (per book) become. As you

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