Also: TSA Dust-Up, Honor Flight, The API -- What’s This ALL About?, EASA Cert's G650ER, First E190-E2, DiCaprio BizJet, WingX Pro7, BASE Jump Tragedy
Late Wednesday, Icon finally let a few bits of news slip out... and though tightly controlled and hyped to the max, the news is a shocking disappointment that may signal the downfall of the little amphib company that couldn't brag enough... Airbus has filed a patent on an advanced version of its Eurocopter X3, which set an unofficial speed record of 263 knots in 2013. In order for a patent to stand, the filing must be detailed and specific as it relates to the concepts of the item to be patented. On Monday of this week we reported that the FAA would be releasing information regarding registered drone owners limited to city, state, and ZIP Code, but with no name or address information. Now, according to analyst, John Goglia, the FAA may actually be releasing the names and addresses of people who have registered their UAVs on their database, including children as young as 13 years old. The head of security for TSA has been removed from his job, in part because of long security lines at airports that have been shown on TV and posted on YouTube. Kelly Hoggan was let go on Monday, part of a broader shakeup of the agency. TSA administrator Peter Neffenger announced that Darby LaJoye, who has led security operations at both JFK and LAX, would be replacing Hoggan immediately. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 05.26.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, May 26th, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Breaking News: Icon Flaming out
Airbus Has Filed A Patent On The 'World's Fastest Helicopter'
FAA May Be Posting UAV Registry Names And Addresses After All
TSA Security Chief Ousted From Job
Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight Returning To AirVenture
The API -- What’s This ALL About?
EASA Certifies Gulfstream G650ER
Embraer: First E190-E2 Jet Completes First Flight Ahead of Schedule
Leonardo DiCaprio Loves The Environment ... And His Jet
WingX Pro7 Wins Appy Award 2016
Damage Found On Parachute Of Fatally Injured BASE Jumper
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