Also: TBM Sales Record, Offutt Airshow Cancelled, Airbus Analyzed, More UAV Thefts, UAV Autopilot?
We are getting used to seeing some very advanced aircraft coming from the Diamond Aircraft Company, and it looks like they’re at it again. A DA50 powered by a turboprop engine made its first flight on Monday of this week. This concept was first introduced at the general aviation show AERO Friedrichshafen in April 2013. RedHawk Aero, a subsidiary of Redbird Flight Simulations, has announced that Cochise College in Douglas, Arizona has ordered 6 RedHawk aircraft in a move to upgrade and modernize their training fleet. They will utilize the new RedHawk aircraft while training for Private Pilot, Instrument and Commercial Pilot Certification in Cochise College’s professional pilot program. Daher-Socata delivered 51 new TBM 900s in 2014, representing a 27-percent increase from 2013 for the family of very fast turboprop aircraft. With an order intake for 64 aircraft in 2014, it was the best year ever in terms of TBM sales volume, and the second best year for the company’s aircraft program since 1990. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 01.22.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Thursday, January 22nd, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, 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:
DA50 TurboProp Flown
Redbird Redhawk Fleet Sale
Daher-Socata Delivers 51 TBM 900s In 2014
TSC, Virgin Galactic Introduce New SpaceShipTwo
Aero-Community Update: API Partner Profile -- The Academy Of Model Aeronautics
Offutt Air Show Cancelled For 2015
Analysts Offers Assessment Of Airbus Line
Another Break-In Reported At UAV Store
Startup Company Says It Has Developed An 'Autopilot' For UAVs
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