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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Airborne 01.19.17: $200K Drone Fine, Sandia IVSI TSO, 'Can't Close' KSMO

Also: MH370 Search Suspended, Supporting AUVSI, Sikorsky S-92, Challenger Astronaut, Stressed Pilots, JBA Aviation, Embraer E2

A settlement agreement has been reached between the FAA and the drone operating company, SkyPan International of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases occurring between 2012 and 2014 that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules. Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. Additional penalties apply if the company fails to comply with the terms of the settlement agreement. The FAA has granted SANDIA Aerospace an additional Technical Standard Order Authorization, commonly simply referred to as a TSO, on their popular SAI 340 Quattro multi-function indicator. In addition to indicating Attitude, Altitude, Airspe

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

BMT Develops First Ever UAV To Perform A Perched Landing

Uses Machine Learning Algorithms To Land Like A Bird

The very first UAV to perform a perched landing using machine learning algorithms has been developed in partnership with the University of Bristol and BMT Defense Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

BTS Statistics Release: November 2016 Passenger Airline Employment Data

Number Of Employees Grew By 3.7 Percent Over November 2015

U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 3.7 percent more workers in November 2016 than in November 2015, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today. November was the highest monthly FTE total (416,046) since January 2005 (417,789) and was the 37th consecutive month that U.S. scheduled passenger airline full-time equivalent (FTE) employment exceeded the same month of the previous year.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Kaman Completes First K-MAX Airframe From Jacksonville Production Line

Has Been Shipped To Connecticut For Final Assembly, Testing And Certification

Kaman Aerosystems has successfully delivered its first airframe from the reopened K-MAX production line in Jacksonville, Florida to the Company’s plant in Bloomfield, Connecticut where it will undergo final assembly, testing, and certification.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Historic Cape Canaveral Building Gets New Lockheed Martin Tenants

Building Originally Constructed For NASA's First Manned Spaceflight Mission

The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin recently cut the ribbon on a newly-renovated facility at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Nearly 200 Lockheed Martin employees who work on the Navy’s Fleet Ballistic Missile program will move into the facility over the next few months.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Bell Helicopter, Simrik Air Celebrate First Bell 407GXP Delivery In Nepal

Aircraft Configured For Multiple Missions Including SAR

Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Nepal with customer Simrik Air. This is the customer’s first Bell helicopter and is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities, including travel and tourism and search and rescue. Bell Helicopter and Simrik Air commemorated the delivery at a special ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

CHC Helicopter Announces New Contract With Siemens Wind Power GmbH

Will Support Wind Farm Currently Under Construction In The North Sea

CHC Group has announced a new contract with Siemens Wind Power GmbH to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Veja Mate offshore wind farm currently under construction in the German North Sea.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

FAA Grants STC To MT-Propeller For Cessna 208 Supervan

New Five-Blade Propeller Approved For The Aircraft

The FAA has granted an STC to MT-Propeller for the installation of the MTV-27 composite prop on Cessna's 208 Supervan.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Living Legends of Aviation Honors Flexjet Chairman Kenn Ricci

Receives Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

Kenneth C. “Kenn” Ricci, chairman and CEO of Flexjet, will receive the Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award at the Living Legends of Aviation 14th Annual Awards, to be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Amateur Photographer Captures Images Of F-16/SU-27 Dogfight Over Groom Lake

Likely First Such Images Captured In The U.S.

An air traffic controller from Hampshire in the U.K. visiting the desert surrounding Area 51 in Nevada managed to capture some amazing images of an F-16 engaged in a mock dogfight with a Russian-made Su-27P Flanker-B aircraft that he thinks may be the first such images captured in the U.S.

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