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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Airborne 12.06.19: Cora eVTOL, Battle of Britain, B777 Repo

Also: Bob Hoover Legacy Foundation, IFR Checkride Webinar, Heli SAFO, DA42 MT-Prop, NORAD

Boeing and Kitty Hawk have rebooted their joint eVTOL project, rolling out a new brand for the Cora program. Now known as "Wisk", the new website explains that the recently-established company is a joint venture between The Boeing Company and Kitty Hawk Corporation. The aircraft is still called "Cora". The aircraft features a vertical lift system that includes 12 independent rotors. Each direct drive motor combination has only one moving part: the fan. Flight tests have shown that an issue with one rotor is automatically handled with no discernible change in the flight path. A unique public event on August 18, 2020 will commemorate the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, the first campaign of WWII to be fought entirely in the air. Biggin Hill played a significant role in the battle, which culminated on

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 12.03.19: Elbit MAGNI, NATO Alliance XC, Noodles by Drone

Also: Helios Visions, Gray Eagle ER, Urban Traffic Management, Drone Standards MOU

Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor VTOL UAS that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (5.5 pounds) MAGNI enables rapid deployment and launch (in less than 1 minute) from any combat vehicle transforming it to an effective intelligence gathering platform. The MAGNI system includes a thermal payload, a communications suite (dual S-Band or LTE), an automatic coordinate tracking capability as well as a built-in interface with Battle Management Systems (BMS). Carrying up to 350gr of payloads it offers a range of up to 1.62 nautical miles, a maximum operational altitude of 4000 feet and 30 minutes of endurance. Northrop Grumman has successfully ferried the first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillanc

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

AMA Drone Report 12.05.19: Drone Thieves, JetQuad, SkyPixel And DJI

Also: Helios Visions, DoJ v Drones, $100,000 AMA Grant, Airborne Drone Programming Upgrades

Two thieves broke into Atlanta Hobby Shop in Forsyth, GA on November 30 and made off with about $81,000 in high-end drones, according to the owner of the store. The entire incident only took about four minutes. Atlanta Hobby owner Cliff Whitney said the thieves apparently were familiar with the store. They broke in, went immediately to the light switch, and knew right were to go for the highest-dollar items. The thieves wore concealing clothing, but the entire incident was captured on the store's security cameras. The thieves also stole toys from the "Toys for Tots" box in which the store was collecting donations for Christmas. Fusion Flight has been developing a turbine-powered VTOL drone that it compares to a "scaled-down version of the Harrier Jump-Jet". The AB5 JetQuad is a new type of aircraft, accordi

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

The World’s First ISO Approved Drone Safety Standards Announced

Follows A 12-Month Period Of Consultation With Stakeholders

The world’s first ISO approved drone standards have been announced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) following a 12-month period of consultation with drone professionals, academics, businesses and the general public.

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

United Airlines Announces Leadership Transition

Oscar Munoz, CEO, To Become Executive Chairman Of The Board Of Directors

United Airlines today announced that Oscar Munoz, Chief Executive Officer, will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of United Airlines Holdings, Inc. in May 2020. As CEO, Munoz has transformed United's culture and set new standards of operational and financial performance. J. Scott Kirby, president, will succeed Munoz as Chief Executive Officer.

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Flightdocs Opens New Office In Toronto, Canada

Will All Better Service For General And Business Aviation Operators

Flightdocs, a provider of maintenance tracking, flight operations, and inventory management software solutions for flight departments around the world, is expanding its international footprint with the opening of a permanent office in Toronto, Canada.  "This expansion supports the Flightdocs' strategic growth plan allowing for the strengthening of current customer relationships as well as expanding our global sales support coverage," said Rick Heine, CEO and Chairman.

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

City Of Mississauga Welcomes New Bombardier Global Manufacturing Center

The New Facility Will Have The Capacity To Build Up To 100 Aircraft A Year

Bombardier has announced that Mississauga in Ontario, Canada will be home to a new global manufacturing center for its Global business jets. The 41.2 acre facility will be located on Toronto Pearson Lands.

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

CAE Plans To Become Carbon Neutral By Next Summer

Announcement Comes At The Montreal Council On Foreign Relations

CAE announced at the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (CORIM) that it will become carbon neutral by the summer of 2020. The company will achieve this goal by offsetting carbon emissions from the fuel used for all the live training flights of its academies, from energy consumption in its locations worldwide and from the air business travel of all its employees.

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

London Biggin Hill Airport To Mark 80th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Britain

Fighting Helped Determine The Course Of World War II

A unique public event on August 18, 2020 will commemorate the 80th anniversary of The Battle of Britain, the first campaign of WWII to be fought entirely in the air.

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Sat, Dec 07, 2019

Spirit AeroSystems Delivers First Integrated 767 Forward Fuselage

Aircraft Operates As A Freighter As Well As The KC-46A Platform

Spirit AeroSystems has completed its first integrated 767 forward fuselage section for Boeing, an expanded statement of work on the Boeing platform, which serves as both a freighter and the basis for the KC-46 tanker for the U.S. Air Force.

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