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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Airborne 02.16.18: R66 Wire-Strike Protection, Elk v Helo, Trump Budget

Also: Red Bull Picks Hartzell, SNC Dream Chaser, CH-53K Demo's Vehicle Lift, Emirates Firms Up A380 Orders

Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada. Robinson provisions add seven pounds to the empty weight of the helicopter and include reinforcement and attach points on the windshield bow, roof, and chin, with low-profile deflectors near the ground handling ball and forward landing gear struts. The system retails for $4,200. An elk brought down a helicopter that was attempting to capture it last week in Wasatch County, UT when it jumped into the aircraft's tail rotor, according to the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office. The aircraft, a Hughes 369

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Airbus: 2018 Singapore Airshow A Success

Show Was More About Services Than Aircraft Sales

From the digitalization of maintenance operations to aerial data collection by drones, Airbus says its growing portfolio of services took center stage at the Singapore Airshow – with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific marketplace.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Boeing Invests In Global Learning, Innovation Institute Singularity University

Partnership To Generate Advanced Learning Opportunities For Boeing Employees Worldwide

Boeing has made an investment in Mountain View, CA-based Singularity University (SU), an immersive and digital educational program provider, business accelerator, and global online community furthering the application of exponential technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, nanotech fabrication and robotics.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Brothers Convicted In Airplane Loan Scheme

Laundered Money Through Shell Companies To Purchase Expensive Items

Two brothers charged with using stolen identities to secure airplane loans from several banks worth about $2 million have been convicted in U.S. District Court in Worcester, MA, with sentencing set for May 9. Ryan Miller and James Dusten Miller were found guilty of bank fraud, money laundering and charges related to identity theft.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

DJI Introduces Knowledge Quiz For Drone Pilots In Australia

Quiz Reinforces Company's Long Commitment To Improving Drone Safety And Promoting Safer Skies

DJI is introducing a knowledge quiz this Wednesday for pilots operating DJI drones in the Australian airspace. The DJI Knowledge Quiz will require pilots to answer a series of basic questions correctly about safe drone use before their next flight. The quiz is based on the Civil Aviation Safety Authority's (CASA) rules and regulations, and is the company's latest effort to help drone users learn and demonstrate understanding of some basic safety rules before taking their drones to the skies.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Drone Aviation Delivers Enhanced WASP Tactical Aerostat To U.S. Army

Next Generation Aerostat Includes New Mission-Specific Capabilities

Drone Aviation has delivered its multi-mission capable tactical Winch Aerostat Small Platform ("WASP") to the U.S. Army under its latest contract award.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

SkyCare Air Ambulance And Air Georgian Finalize SOAR Partnership

Provides Career Pathway For SkyCare Pilots To Join The Air Canada Network

Air Georgian's SOAR program for aviation career awareness, recruitment and retention continues to grow with the addition of SkyCare. The partnership provides a career pathway for pilots of SkyCare to join Air Georgian with an entry into the Air Canada network.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.18.18)

Aero Linx: The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) is a non-profit association formed in 1961 as Canada’s voice for business aviation.  Since its inception, CBAA has assumed an increasing leadership role in its advocacy for Canadian business aviation interests. With a membership of approximately 400 companies and organizations, including operators, management companies and suppliers, CBAA represents the entire business aviation community with a unified and collective voice.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.18.18): Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude

Minimum Obstruction Clearance Altitude The lowest published altitude in effect between radio fixes on VOR airways, off-airway routes, or route segments which meets obstacle clearance requirements for the entire route segment and which assures acceptable navigational signal coverage only within 25 statute (22 nautical) miles of a VOR.

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Sun, Feb 18, 2018

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.18.18)

"As drones become more portable, intelligent and accessible, we expect to see more enthusiasts using this technology at home, on their travels and as a complementary tool for their work. The majority of pilots fly safely and responsibly but DJI has taken this step so that new drone pilots have an opportunity to learn and understand some simple safety rules as part of their first flying experience." Source: Adam Welsh, Head of Asia Pacific Public Policy at DJI, commenting on their introduction of a knowledge quiz for pilots operating DJI drones in the Australian airspace.

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