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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Airborne 02.21.17: NASA 'Space Poop' Challenge, Drone Advisory, Boeing

Also: Alphabet Balloons, Aero-Calendar, DJI-AMA, Solar Research, Dreamliners, F-35, ALPA

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has just announced the three winners of its widely publicized... Space Poop Challenge. The global crowdsourcing competition called for solutions to human waste management inside a spacesuit, while protecting the health and safety of its astronaut occupant for up to 6 days. Currently utilized solutions are designed for scenarios lasting less than 1 day. "The response to the Space Poop Challenge exceeded all of our expectations," said NASA Tournament Lab Deputy Director, Steve Rader. The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) recently held its second meeting in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft man

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

AMA Drone Report 02.20.17: DJI & AMA Team Up, MultiGP, Drone Advisory Committee

Also: Another Dumb FL Drone Law, AMA Expo East!, Spaceport America Drone Summit

DJI and AMA have launched a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train public safety officers to use drones effectively, and support educational outreach efforts. DJI and the AMA will also collaborate on other potential opportunities to mutually support their missions and provide new programs and options for those interested in small unmanned aircraft systems. “Safe operations in the national airspace are of the utmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson. The 2017 MultiGP International Open, will be held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. The MultiGP International Open will be a fun and educational time for all who will be in attendance, with “Fun Flys” open to all, multiple competitions (both racing a

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Aero-TV: Align RC Helicopters - Steadfast Innovation In Model Rotorcraft

Align Continues To Innovate In RC Helicopter Industry…

Speaking to ANN’s CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell at the at the AMA Expo in Ontario, CA in January, Align’s Marketing and Tech Support Manager … who just goes by “Gale”, said that the company’s latest line of helicopters is lighter and has upgraded servos and electronics. Gale said that the the pilot can select one of three modes when flying the aircraft. The “easy” setting will allow the beginning pilot to learn to fly the aircraft. “If you run into trouble and flip the aircraft, it will right itself”, he said.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

EASA Releases Preliminary Air Safety Figures For 2016

Provides An Overview Of Safety Statistics For Commercial Transport Airplanes

EASA has published its Preliminary Safety Review 2017. It provides an early overview of the aviation safety statistics for 2016 in the domain of Commercial Air Transport Airplanes. The reports covers both worldwide operations and those involving the 32 EASA Member States.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

FAA Urges Pilots To Join 'Fly Safe' Campaign

Goal Is To Prevent Loss Of Control Accidents Through Education

The FAA and general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign aims to educate GA pilots on the best practices to calculate and predict aircraft performance and to operate within established aircraft limitations.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Textron Aviation Announces Multi-Year Agreement With University Of Dubuque

Eleven Skyhawks Ordered By The University

A multi-year agreement has been signed between the University of Dubuque and Textron Aviation establishing the university’s commitment to purchase new flight training aircraft solely from Textron Aviation through 2026 to modernize its fleet. As part of the new agreement, Textron Aviation will provide product support, parts and training for the university’s new Cessna Skyhawk 172 aircraft, which will be equipped with the next-generation Garmin G1000 NXi integrated flight deck.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Four American Tourists Fatally Injured In Accident In Australia

Aircraft Impacted A Shopping Mall Prior To Its Opening For The Day

Four American citizens and the pilot of a Beechcraft King Air were fatally injured Monday morning (local time) in Melbourne, Australia when the plane impacted the roof of a shopping mall near the end of the runway at Essendon Airport.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Extra, Extra At Airventure 2017

Gathering Planned For Pilots Of All Models Of The Aerobatic Airplane

The Extra series of aerobatic monoplanes are manufactured in Dinslaken, Germany, and in the past 30 years various models of the Extra have been introduced by Walter Extra, the chief designer and founder of Extra Aircraft.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Passengers Walk Through Unattended Metal Detector At Kennedy Airport

Eleven Individuals Made It Through Security Without Being Screened

Eleven passengers were able to walk through an unattended metal detector at Kennedy International Airport in New York and gain access to the gate area without being screened.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2017

Emergency AD: Safran Engines

Fuel Leaks Originating From The Drain Valve Assembly On Certain Engines

The FAA has issued an emergency AD prompted by reports of fuel leaks originating from the drain valve assembly (DV) on certain Arriel engines. Investigation revealed that these fuel leaks were caused by non-compliant diaphragms. This condition, if not corrected, could result in an engine compartment fire, in-flight shutdown, and damage to the helicopter.

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