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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared

Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled with Jet-A to power the next generation of the Piper PA-44 Seminole. After selecting the CD-155 Jet-A engine to power the Archer DX, Piper Aircraft extends its Jet-A powered range of trainer aircraft with the PA-44. By transitioning to Jet-A burning engines, the Seminole DX addresses the requirements expressed by many customers across the world, especially in the many regions where Avgas availability and cost is a concern. "Our relationship with Piper on the Archer DX has allowed Continental Motors to expand its products to provide solutions required by pilot training organizations across the world," said Rhett Ross, President of Continental Motors Group. In its initial examination of the Southwest Boeing 737 that suffe

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR

It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change in leadership as hard-working executive Director Dave Mathewson, passes the baton to long-time AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs guru, Chad Budreau. AMA Boss, Rich Hansen tells us that, Dave Mathewson’s announcement that he planned to resign as AMA’s Executive Director (ED), the Executive Council (EC) has launched a nationwide search to fill this extremely important position. The process will consider candidates from both inside and outside of the organization in an effort to find the most qualified and experienced individual to serve as ED and Chief Operating Officer. This process will likely take several months. Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last Friday

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours

This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts Monday, April 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM and runs through Thursday, May 3, 2018, 4:00 PM (MDT) at the Colorado Convention Center, in Denver, CO. This premier event unites the largest global community of drone, intelligent robotics and unmanned systems leaders to shape the future of the industry. Featuring the largest and most comprehensive trade show, this event is the spot to learn from daily keynotes with tech visionaries and 200+ world-class sessions as well as connect with 8,500+ industry pros and business experts from 20+ industries. Service Electric TV2 has partnered with Lehigh Valley Drone to add a UAS to its broadcasts of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs games. The Lehigh Valley Ironpigs are a Minor League Baseball team, and

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Saab Delivering Digital Towers To First Airport Without Traditional Tower

System To Be Installed In Sälen, Sweden

Saab will be installing and operating digital towers for the new Scandinavian Mountains Airport in Sälen, Sweden. It is the first airport in the world to be designed and built without a traditional tower.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Jeppesen And Blackshape Extend Long-Term Agreement

Boeing Company Will Provide Multiple, Integrated Services

Jeppesen, and Blackshape, an Italian manufacturer of high performance general aviation aircraft, today announced they will extend their cooperation through a long-term agreement. The agreement will include the distribution of spare parts for Blackshape aircraft, a new 10-year agreement for bundled Jeppesen navigation data to be installed at every new Blackshape aircraft delivery and the exploration of integrated pilot training.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Canada's Bow Valley College Offers UAV/Drone Certification Courses

Will Assist Drone Professionals And Hobbyists Ahead Of New Transport Canada Rules

Canada's Bow Valley College, through its School of Continuing Learning, helps drone enthusiasts and professional UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle or “drone”) operators prepare for new and updated aviation laws that will limit where and how they can be flown. Two comprehensive certification courses will be offered at Bow Valley College’s Okotoks and High River campuses beginning May 4, 2018.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Bombardier Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Of Tianjin Service Center

Facility Completes First 120-Month Inspection On A Challenger Jet

Bombardier Business Aircraft celebrated the first anniversary of the state-of-the-art Tianjin Service Center, inaugurated in collaboration with its partner, the Tianjin Airport Economic Area (TAEA), in April last year. The facility is a testament to Bombardier’s dedication to growing business aviation in the Greater China region and to strengthening its long-term relationship with TAEA.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Airbus’ A330neo Continues Toward Its 2018 Service Entry

Flight Evaluations Take Two Test Aircraft To Locations Around The Globe

The A330neo is demonstrating its capabilities as the newest member of Airbus’ proven and highly-reliable twin-engine A330 Family, with flight testing continuing ahead of its planned service entry in Summer 2018. Two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration and flight testing integrated product team (IPT) leader Jean-Christophe Bonjour.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Miracle Flights Announces 640 Free Medical Flights Performed In March

Represents 13 Percent Increase Over February's Total

The nation's leading medical flight provider, Miracle Flights, concluded March with 640 free flights provided to families of children battling rare and life-threatening illnesses, according to the Las Vegas–based charity.

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Sun, Apr 22, 2018

Air Canada To Save 160 Metric Tons of Carbon On Earth Day

Reduction Credited To Innovative Biojet Fuel Project At Toronto Pearson Airport

Air Canada will save 160 metric tons of carbon on 22 domestic flights this Earth Day through an innovative biofuel demonstration project at Toronto-Pearson Airport. Under the project, coordinated by Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI), Air Canada is a leading partner, introducing 60,000 gallons of sustainable biofuel blended into the airport's multi-user fuel supply system to show the feasibility of biofuel use in shared fueling systems Canadian airports.

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