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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture?

In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be highly restrictive. The rules would require commercial UAV operators to have a licence, and flights would be limited to under 400 feet during daylight hours only within sight of the person operating the aircraft. Additionally, all UAVs that weigh less than 55 pounds would be covered by the same set of rules. Sonex Aircraft, passed a major benchmark last week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris's aircraft brings the company's database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights! In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) has filed for mediation with the National Mediation Boa

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Bell Makes Final Delivery To Pennsylvania State Police

PASP Has Acquired Six Bell 407GXs

Bell Helicopter has delivered the sixth Bell 407GX to the Pennsylvania (PA) State Police. Announced earlier this year, this marked the 200th purchase agreement made for the Bell 407GX in North America.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Sagem Demos Patroller UAV's Ability To Operate In Civilian Airspace

European Tests Show Feasibility Of UAV Integration In Shared Airspace

A series of flight tests demonstrating the feasibility of a UAV being integrated in a shared (manned/unmanned aircraft) airspace, in compliance with European civil aviation regulations and air control procedures, has recently been completed by Safran subsidiary Sagem.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

FAA Grants STC For Gogo Service On Boeing 777-200ER

Allows Installation Of Ku-Satellite Equipment On Delta Aircraft

The FAA has granted STC authorization for the installation of Gogo's Ku-band satellite equipment on Boeing 777-200ER aircraft operated by Delta Air Lines.  This is the sixth and final STC Gogo needs to complete installation of Ku-band satellite based connectivity service on Delta's international fleet; Gogo previously received FAA certification to install its Ku-band equipment on Boeing 757-200, 767-400, 747-400, 767-300 and Airbus A330 aircraft operated by Delta.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

AIAC Names Recipients Of James C. Floyd Award

Presented Annually For Aerospace Excellence

Mr. Dave Caddey and Mr. Ron Holdway have been awarded the James C. Floyd Award by the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) for their exceptional contribution in the development of Canada's space industry. Mr. Caddey and Mr. Holdway were honoured by the aerospace community at a ceremony during the Annual Aerospace Dinner on November 18th in Ottawa. This marks the first time the James C. Floyd Award has been awarded to two individuals at once.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Oregon International Air Show Names Bill Braack As Board President

Long-Time President Judy Willey Is Retiring

Bill Braack has been named as the new president of the board of directors of the Oregon International Air Show. The appointment follows the retirement of Judy Willey, who had served in the role for 20 years.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Kaman Wins SH-2G Super Seasprite Upgrade Support Contract

Will Work With General Dynamics To Remanufacture Four Aircraft

Kaman Corp. has entered into a contract with General Dynamics Canada to remanufacture and upgrade four Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft and provide support for the operation of a fifth aircraft for the Peruvian Navy. The program value to Kaman is expected to exceed $40 million.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Cessna 208 Makes Forced Landing On Frozen Lake

All Aboard Rescued After Six Hours Stranded

A pilot and five passengers have been rescued from a remote island in Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories after the pilot of the Cessna 208 made a forced landing on the frozen lake.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

'Astronaut Abby' To Attend NASA's December 4 Inaugural Orion Launch

Teenager Aspires To Be Among First Manned Crew To Mars

Abigail Harrison, 17, has been invited to be behind the scenes at NASA's Kennedy Space Center to provide press coverage and commentary during the upcoming launch of Orion, atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex on December 4, 2014.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Space Industry Unites For New Annual Space Commerce Conference

SpaceCom Will Explore The Business Of Space This Time Next Year

SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, unveiled a ground-breaking initiative uniting space and business industry leaders for a new event convening November 17-19, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

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