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Thu, May 25, 2017

Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion

DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go." The little drone’s aims are clear... keep it simple... using a number of new control concepts that range from an ingenious cadre of specialized hand gestures to mobile device control to quasi-conventional Flight controllers... and to incorporate scads of accessories and additional functionality. The revised DJI APP support is impressive. Triton Aerospace, a Chinese corporation with U.S. operations based in Washington State, has purchased the South Lakeland (FL) airport for $2 million with plans to establish a training and support center. The airport, on the south side of

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Thu, May 25, 2017

ALPA Concerned About Cuts In President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

DOT, FAA, Other Cuts Could Adversely Affect Passenger And Crew Safety, Union Says

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says that some of the cuts in President Trump's FY2018 budget request could have a negative impact on air travel and safety.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

AMA Drone Report 05.18.17: Drone-Jumping!, AMA Sightings Report, King Schools

Also: DJI Smart TV App, Huerta: Unmanned Aircraft 'Good News Story', XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview

Ya had to see it to believe it... An ingenious Latvian UAS operation has pulled off an exercise in which a skydiver used one of their massive 28 rotor multi-copters to make an eye-popping skydive. On May 12, a 28-propeller drone built by Aerones lifted skydiver, Ingus Augstkalns, to a height of nearly 1100 feet, from where he accomplished the planned jump. The company, Aerones, has already demonstrated a number of dramatic heavy lift missions and solutions. Janis Putrams, Aerones' chief engineer, and the drone pilot on this mission, added, "Already in the near future, our technology will save human lives, will help to fight fires and carry out other challenging and significant work. With this project, we show that we are ready for serious tasks in the field of civil defence and sports." AMA has revie

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Thu, May 25, 2017

NASA Leadership Praises Trump Budget

Acting Administrator Says The Proposal Reflects The Agency's Priorities

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot released a statement Tuesday concerning the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal that is generally supportive of the plan.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

Horizon Air Pilots Pass Vote To Amend Labor Contract

Contains Significant Increases In Pilot Compensation

Horizon Air pilots, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) have approved an amendment to their existing eight-year contract. Horizon is a regional airline that flies as Alaska Airlines.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

Airbus Corporate Jets Launches ACJ330neo

Offers Proven Capability And Nonstop To The World Range

Airbus Corporate Jets has launched a private jet version of its new A330neo, which combines new-generation engines and aerodynamic and other improvements to deliver even more comfort, efficiency and true “nonstop to the world” range.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

GAMA/Build A Plane 2017 Aviation Design Challenge Winner Announced

Olney High School Will Build An Airplane Beginning June 19

GAMA and Build A Plane today announced that Olney High School in Olney, Texas, is the winner of the fifth GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge. The challenge, created in 2013, promotes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge among U.S. high school students. As the prize, four students, one teacher and one chaperone will travel to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to build a plane from June 19 to July 1.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

EBACE2017 Showcases Energy And Strength of Business Aviation In Europe

Organizers Call Show One Of The Most Successful In Recent Memory

As the final day of the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017) wrapped up, organizers said the show was one of the most successful in recent memory, reinforcing its reputation as the industry’s most important event in Europe.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

First Delivery Of Biofuels Completed By AEG Fuels

Flights Demonstrate Companies' Shared Commitment To Sustainability

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels have completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. This is the first delivery of biofuel completed by AEG Fuels.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

AF COS Goldfein Meets With Airline Executives

Meeting Held To Discuss Looming National Pilot Shortage

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein hosted a National Pilot Sourcing Meeting with airline executives to discuss the national pilot shortage in Alexandria, Virginia, May 18, 2017.

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