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Mon, Apr 23, 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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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Airborne/Barnstorming 04.23.18: We Can Do So Much Better...

I'll Admit It... We're A Mite Frustrated, But We're ALSO Not Quitting... Ever

Comments/Analysis/News/Video by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell We've accomplished so much over the past 20+ years, but now find ourselves with what we consider to be innovative/disruptive and productive plans to help aviation get back on track -- and are having real problems getting them launched. As possibly the last remaining truly credible independent aviation media source that hasn't cow-towed to aero-disappointments like Icon or Cirrus -- or other special interests -- we still have only one allegiance... to tell YOU the truth. And yet, doing so is getting more difficult by the day... with interference or harassment from a number of players who wish aviation ill will -- from associations who won't support any agenda that they can't control and profit from, to the disfranchised, fragmented aviation community that has all

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Mon, Apr 23, 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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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Reducing Loss-Of-Control Accidents In General Aviation Focus Of NTSB Roundtable

Event To Be Held Tuesday At NTSB HQ In Washington, D.C.

The NTSB will host a roundtable Tuesday on preventing in-flight loss of control in general aviation. The purpose of the event is to facilitate a discussion about possible solutions to prevent loss of control, which has played a role in more than 40 percent of all single-engine, fixed-wing general aviation fatal accidents.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Xcel Energy Announces A New Milestone For Drone Technology

FAA Approves Waiver To Fly Unmanned Aircraft Beyond Line Of Sight

Xcel Energy will be the first utility in the nation to routinely fly unmanned aircraft beyond the operator's line of sight when it begins surveying transmission lines near Denver, CO.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Trans States Airlines and Frontier Airlines Announce New Pilot Flow Agreement

New Partnership Guarantees Participating Trans States Pilots A First Officer Position At Frontier In As Little As Two Years

Trans States Airlines pilots now have a direct pathway to the Frontier Airlines flight deck.  An agreement inked by the two airlines guarantees participating Trans States pilots a First Officer position with the Denver-based Airbus operator after as little as two years of service with Trans States.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Bombardier Delivers First Challenger 650 Converted Into Air Ambulance

Swiss Air-Rescue Rega Receives First Of Three Specially Configured Aircraft

Bombardier is pleased to announce that it has delivered the first Challenger 650 aircraft converted into an air ambulance, to long-standing customer Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. The Swiss air ambulance service will take possession of two more Challenger 650 aircraft this year, replacing its earlier-generation Challenger 604 fleet.

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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Sonaca Aircraft Unveils The Sonaca 200 At AERO Friedrichshafen

Airplane Has Completed The Flight Tests Program And Is About To Be EASA Certified In The CS-VLA Category

After having successfully completed the static tests program as well as all the stability, noise, vibration, performance and stall tests, the Sonaca 200 completed its flight test program with the spin tests which were conclusive. These tests closed the certification program which had been started in 2015 by Sonaca Aircraft.

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Mon, Apr 23, 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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Mon, Apr 23, 2018

Dynetics Selected For Demonstration Phase Of DARPA’s Gremlins Program

Receives 21-Month, $38.6 Million Contract

Dynetics, Inc. has been selected as the top performer for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Gremlins program. Managed out of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office (TTO), the objective of Gremlins is to accelerate the ability to perform aerial launch and recovery of volley quantities of low-cost, reusable unmanned aerial systems (UASs). This capability, once demonstrated and matured, enables a significant expansion of distributed architectures for airborne operations.

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