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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the French Presidential Palace. But they were not the first to consider such a plan. The Dutch National Police recently released a video showing an eagle taking down a DJI drone. That bird was trained by a company that is specializing in teaching birds of prey to attack unmanned aircraft. DJI has unveiled AeroScope, a new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns. AeroScope uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast identification information such as a registration or seri

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Commercial Airliner Hits Drone In Canada

Aircraft Suffered Only Minor Damage, Landed Safely

On October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was reportedly struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City. This is the first time a drone has hit a commercial aircraft in Canada, according to a statement from the Honourable Marc Garneau, Canada's Minister of Transport.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

FAA Announces New Commercial Hot-Air Balloon Safety Program

Follows 2016 Accident In Texas That Resulted In 16 Fatalities

After a July 2016 balloon accident in Lockhart, TX that caused 16 fatalities, the FAA took proactive steps to increase the safety of hot-air balloon tourism. As the result of a year-long FAA “Call to Action” with the commercial hot-air balloon industry, the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) has developed an “Envelope of Safety” accreditation program for balloon ride operations.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Stage 5 Aircraft Noise Standards Begin January 1, 2018

Newly-Designed Airplanes Will Be Held To The Updated Noise Levels

Beginning in January 1, 2018, the FAA will require newly designed aircraft to be quieter which will help toward lowering noise around airports and surrounding communities.  Called “Stage 5 Airplane Noise Standards,” this FAA rule ensures that the latest available noise reduction technology is incorporated into new aircraft designs. 

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Scaled Completes First Flight Of New Experimental Aircraft

Most Recent Project Is The Model 401

Scaled Composites is proud to announce the rollout and first flight of its most recent project, experimental aircraft Model 401. Scaled worked with a proprietary customer to build two vehicles to demonstrate advanced, low-cost manufacturing techniques and to provide aircraft for research flight services to industry partners and the United States government.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

E-AB Accident Numbers Round-Off Fiscal Year Well Under FAA Limit

Downward Trend In The Category Tracks Overall GA Accident Rate

In September, EAA completed its annual tracking of experimental category fatal accidents. Experimental aircraft were involved in 45 fatal accidents during fiscal year 2017, with amateur-built aircraft accounting for roughly two-thirds of those accidents.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

NASA Funds Continued Development Of D8 Airliner Concept

Awards 12-Month Contract For X-Plane Development To Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a twelve-month contract from NASA for continued development of the company's subsonic D8 X-Plane (XD8). The XD8 is designed to demonstrate the key enabling technologies of the D8 commercial aircraft concept, which could yield substantial fuel, noise and operational efficiency improvements within the next decade.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Honeywell Announces Planned Portfolio Changes

Plans To Spin Off Homes And The ADI Global Distribution Business

Honeywell has announced the results of its comprehensive portfolio review, including its intention to separately spin off its Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as its Transportation Systems business, into two stand-alone, publicly-traded companies. The planned separation transactions are intended to be tax-free spins to Honeywell shareowners for U.S. federal income tax purposes and are expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

Advanced Aero Components Acquires Glasair 2 And 3

Includes All Tooling, Parts, Inventory And Intellectual Property

Advanced Aero Components has acquired the legendary Glasair 2 and 3 assets from Glasair Aviation.  This includes all tooling, parts inventory and intellectual property related to the Glasair 2 and Glasair 3.

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Tue, Oct 17, 2017

DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones

AeroScope Addresses Safety, Security And Privacy Concerns While Protecting Drone Pilots

A new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns has been unveiled by dronemaker DJI.

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