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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

NASA Tests New Engine Controller For First Space Launch System Flight

Critical Milestone Tests The ‘Brain’ Of The Engine

NASA marked a critical milestone March 23 with a test of the first RS-25 engine controller that will be used on the first flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS), the world’s most powerful rocket.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

LA Times: Santa Monica Cannot Ignore Airport

Editorial Board Says No Legitimate Reason To Shorten The Runway

The Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Times has published an article that urges the City of Santa Monica to not be a “slumlord” to KSMO, even with the airport's eventual closure looming.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Japanese Inventor Creates Drone To Pollinate Plants

Adhesive Gel Collects Pollen Grains, Deposits Them On Other Plants

A senior researcher at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology as created a way that could allow tiny drones to pollinate plants.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

PS Engineering Introduces The PAC45 Audio Controller With Multi-Talker

Special Mission Audio Gets Special Treatment In PAC45

At this year’s Aircraft Electronics Association Convention, PS Engineering introduced another dimension to cockpit audio with the PAC45 Audio Controller with Multi-Talker. Designed with a singular focus on special mission audio requirements, the PAC45 specifically addresses the needs of airborne law enforcement, medical transport, or fire suppression with features for the demanding environment.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.28.17: Gremlins UAS, Drone Privacy Legislation, Alpha Unmanned Helo

Also: Knifefish UUV, Runway Inspection Drones, Drone Hinders Firefighting, Canada's New Drone Regs
 
DARPA has awarded two Phase 2 contracts of its Gremlins program to Dynetics, Inc. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The goal of the Gremlins program is to develop UAS that can be launched in groups from different types of military aircraft, while they are out of range of adversaries. These vehicles would be launched from military aircrafts such as small fixed-wing UAS, bombers and fighters. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced legislation in Congress to establish to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded use of commercial and government drones, via what they call the Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act. The authors say the legislation also will require privacy protection provisions relating to data collection and minimization, disclosure, warrant requirements for law enforcement, and

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization

The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) squadrons to operate, maintain, and deploy the UAV. The UAV will be operated by a team that is compiled of UAV Pilots, Air Imagery Intelligence Experts and Air Force Engineers. The Heron 1 UAV, which Singapore received in 2012, will provide Singapore’s Armed Forces with stronger situational awareness and enhanced mission effectiveness on the battlefield. The UAV is capable of performing a plethora of missions thanks to a multi-mission sensor installed upon it. Regular Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operations saw significant advancement, recently, as Canadian UAVs and Lockheed Martin CDL Systems completed their first BVLOS pipeline, well site and power line inspections using the Transport

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

ComAv Supports Training For Aviation Careers

Teams With Area High Schools And Community College

Aviation leasing and maintenance company ComAv has partnered with local high schools in Victorville, CA, as well as the Victor Valley Community College to create “Aviation Pathways” to help prepare students for careers in aviation.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Conducts OIR Missions Against ISIS

Key To Accelerating The Fight Against The Terrorist Organization

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (CSG) is currently launching missions against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) from the Arabian Gulf.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

FAA Certifies Elite Motion-Based Trainer

Can Be Used For 7.5 Hours Towards Private Certificate, 20 Hours Towards Instrument Rating

Two new single-seat piston helicopter trainer models TH22S and TH22SM from Elite Simulation Solutions have recently been FAA approved as Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATD). Elite’s new trainer is the first motion-based helicopter AATD specifically designed to include hover and hovering maneuvers training, full touch-down autorotation training, training for slope landings and running landings.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Supersonic Plasma Jets Discovered

Findings Presented At Swarm Science Meeting In Canada

Information from ESA’s magnetic field Swarm mission has led to the discovery of supersonic plasma jets high up in our atmosphere that can push temperatures up to almost 10,000°C.

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