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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Airborne 02.19.18: TruTrak Vizion Approvals, 737 MAX 9 Cert, Airplane Loan Scam

Also: Frasca Celebrates 60 Years, Klyde’s 40th!, European Plan For AvSafety, Texas Aviation Hall Of Fame

The STC for the TruTrak Vizion autopilot has been updated to include the remainder of the Cessna 172 series, the Cessna 175 series, the Piper PA28 series, and the PA32 series aircraft. These aircraft are added to the existing AML STC which currently includes the Cessna 177 series and part of the Cessna 172 series aircraft. The next models to be added the STC will be the Cessna 180, 182, and 185. In July of 2017, the initial STC was issued for the Vizion Autopilot system. The plan for the remainder of 2018 is to concentrate on adding many aircraft to the AML. The FAA has amended the type certificate for the 737 MAX to include the -9 variant, clearing the way for deliveries to begin quickly. This certification marks the culmination of a successful flight test program that began in March 201

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

AMA Drone Report 02.15.18: AMA Expo East, Skydio R1, TSB Canada Report

Also: DJI Knowledge Quiz, GoFly Competition, Drone ID Rules Coming, FAA Unenthusiastic About Prosecuting?

The Academy of Model Aeronautics will host the annual AMA Expo East at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey February 23 - 25. The three-day expo will provide new and seasoned hobbyists of all ages with hands-on opportunities to learn about building and flying model aircraft and drones. This includes flying demonstrations, FPV drone racing with the AMA flight simulator and more. AMA Expo East will also include Home School Day on Friday, February 23. During this day, home school students will have a chance to experience RC flight simulators, try model and drone flying, watch RC boat demos and more. There is a new flying camera on the market which its maker claims is a step toward the future of autonomous drones and enabling a new type of visual storytelling. Skydio, a Califo

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Retrofit Avionics Sales Surge More Than 20 Percent Over 2016

Total Year-End Avionics Sales Exceed $2.3 Billion In 2017

The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its 2017 year-end Avionics Market Report. Total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales for 2017 amounted to $2,326,852,536.79, or more than $2.3 billion. The figure represented a 2.9 percent increase in sales compared to the previous year as reported by the participating companies in 2016.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Munich Public Prosecutor Ends Eurofighter Austria Investigation

Resolution Of Legacy Compliance Cases Continues

The investigation of Airbus Defense and Space by the Munich Public Prosecutor (Staatsanwaltschaft München I) related to the sale of Eurofighter aircraft to the Republic of Austria in 2003 has been terminated. The result of the investigation by the Munich Public Prosecutor, which had been ongoing since 2012, did not confirm the allegations of bribery.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Teamster Pilots Ratify Contract Extension At Republic Airline

Pilots Gain Wage Increases, Benefit Improvements

Republic Airline pilots who are members of Teamsters Local 357 have ratified a contract extension of their 2015 collective bargaining agreement. The extension includes immediate pay raises retroactive to January 1, 2018.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 02.13.18: FAA UAS Symposium, Airbus Delivers, Manned EHANG 184

Also: UAS Pilot Code, FAA Drone Program, SkyWatch Funding, Quantix Hybrid UAS For Farmers

The FAA and AUVSI will co-host the 3rd Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on March 6-8, 2018 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. The Symposium will bring together representatives from the FAA, other government agencies, industry and academia to discuss the latest issues related to the burgeoning use of unmanned aircraft and their integration into the National Airspace System. There will be panels, breakout sessions, and workshops during the three-day event. Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance center and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Ariene Group Completes 140 Successful Tests For Vinci

Program Included Several 'Firsts' For The Engine For Ariane 6

The re-ignitable Vinci, engine, which will power the upper stage of the Ariane 6 launcher, has now successfully completed its last two subsystems qualification campaigns (M6 and M7) with 140 engine tests conducted. The tests in campaigns M6 and M7, vital for qualification of the engine subsystems, were carried out on the PF52 bench at the ArianeGroup site in Vernon, France, and on the German Aerospace Center DLR’s P4.1 bench in Lampoldshausen, Germany.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

FAA SAIB Issued For Fuel Selectors On AT-6 Aircraft

Unapproved Selector Or Placard Could Lead To Inadvertent Fuel Shutoff

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) concerning the possible installation of an unapproved fuel selector valve and/or placard that may result in shutting off fuel flow to the engine during flight. The SAIB applies to Boeing Models (North American) AT-6, AT-6A, AT-6B, AT-6C, AT-6D, AT-6F, and T-6G airplanes.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Fortem Technologies Announces DroneHunter

Says The Aircraft Is The First Fully Autonomous Counter UAS Solution Using AI-Enabled Radar Technology

Fortem Technologies has introduced "DroneHunter", which the company says is the first military-tested unmanned aircraft that provides perimeter intrusion detection and protection by autonomously patrolling an airspace and towing away any rogue drones from the sky. Using AI algorithms, the DroneHunter system provides detection, monitoring and capture of rogue drones over restricted airspace or no-fly zones.

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Tue, Feb 20, 2018

FAA Scrutinizes HEC Operations By Helicopter Companies

Common Practice In The Power Utility Industry

The FAA is looking closer at a practice by some helicopter companies engaged primarily in the power utility industry of transporting workers at the end of a long line called Human External Cargo (HEC) operations.

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