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Tue, May 23, 2017

Airborne 05.23.17: Icon A5 NTSB Report, Product Certification, GE9X Testing

Also: UAL Cockpit Doors, NAHI 2017, Drone Database, Manual Flying Skills, Heli-Theft, Runway Extension, New SecAF

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident involving an Icon A5 airplane that resulted in the fatal injury of the two people on board the aircraft. According to the report, on May 8, 2017, about 0908 Pacific daylight time, the Icon Aircraft Inc. A5, N184BA, impacted terrain while maneuvering near Lake Berryessa, California. Representatives from Icon Aircraft reported that the pilot was conducting a new employee familiarization flight with the passenger, who was recently hired by the company. A witness observed the accident airplane flying over the lake about 30 to 50 feet above the water, at what seemed to be a low speed. AEA, AIA and GAMA have announced the approval of an updated United States FAA  Industry Guide to Product Certification. The last version of the guide was published in 2004. The updated guide will help institutionalize bes

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Airborne 05.22.17: Court Nukes FAA Model Drone Regs, Lancair Moves, Virgin Orbit

Also: Dutch King, DA-42NG, US Civil Aircraft Shipments, ADS-B Out, Facial Recognition, Av Threats, Air Travel Growth

The hobby drone industry just got a bit shook up... The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. Maryland attorney John Taylor challenged the registration requirement based on Section 336, saying that the rule was unlawful as applied to model aircraft. The last two weeks of April have seen the Lancair Uvalde hangar complex bustling with activity. All hands have been hard at work unloading trucks, building storage racks and stowing a variety of molds, tools and fixtures essential for Lancair's return to kit manufacturing. In the w

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 05.16.17: XPONENTIAL 2017, Airbus Aerial, Parrot Professional

Also: AUVSI BOD, PrecisionHawk's Free PrecisionMapper, Consortiq, XPONENTIAL 2017 Innovation Preview

As opening sessions go, it was an eye-opener. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the stage to deliver the show’s rousing opening keynote during AUVSI XPONENTIAL. During his presentation, Krzanich pronounced and explained why “Data is the new oil...” and went on to introduce upcoming commercial drones that demonstrate treemendous potential. Included in the keynote was a real-time demonstration of an Intel Falcon 8+ drone doing a bridge inspection. Showcasing an automated bridge inspection with Intel Mission Control software, this new application that will facilitate flight planning, management and post-processing. Airbus  has launched its U.S. base and operations of a new commercial drone start-up, named Airbus Aerial, last week at XPONENTIAL 2017. With bases both in the U.S. and i

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Spirit Pilots Express 'Regret' For Service Disruptions

ALPA Issues A Statement To The Carrier's Customers

ALPA has issued a statement expressing regret for the disruption of service experienced by passengers on Spirit Airlines prior to the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order that forced the resumption of normal operations last week.

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Tue, May 23, 2017

P&WC Highlights Leadership In Business Aviation At EBACE

Company Powers Some Of The Most Successful And Iconic Business Aircraft In The World

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is highlighting a number of achievements related to its turbofan engine families that demonstrate the company's leadership in the business jet sector. 

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Cessna Citation Longitude Crosses 'The Pond' For European Debut

Program On Track For Certification Later This Year

Textron is displaying its new super-midsize Cessna Citation Longitude for the first time in Europe at this week’s 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE). The Longitude on display is the fourth aircraft to join the test program, and is the first flying test aircraft with a fully fitted interior. The aircraft is being used to evaluate systems related to the overall passenger experience and technologies in the cabin.

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Pro Line Fusion Integrated Avionics Upgrade Available For Challenger 604

Only Turn-Key Integrated Avionics Upgrade For The Aircraft That Complies With Aviation Regulatory Mandates 

Rockwell Collins has announced a new Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics upgrade for the Bombardier Challenger 604 aircraft. Working closely with Bombardier as the original aircraft manufacturer and Nextant Aerospace as the installation design certification lead, this sole all-in-one solution will comply with pending mandates while modernizing the flight experience for pilots. The Pro Line Fusion upgrade is expected to be certified by fall of 2018 and available exclusively through Bombardier and Nextant Aerospace.

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Garmin Announces EASA Approval For The G1000 NXi Integrated Flight Deck

Installation Approved For King Air 200/300/350

EASA has approved of the next generation integrated flight deck, the G1000 NXi, in the King Air 200/300/350 aircraft models. Boasting a modernized flight display design with significant performance enhancements, the G1000 NXi incorporates innovative capabilities into a state-of-the-art avionics platform. Features such as wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless aviation database updates using Flight Stream 510, enhanced situational awareness with SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, map overlay on the horizontal situation indicator (HSI) and more, are all available with the G1000 NXi.

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Tue, May 23, 2017

CAE Maintains Leadership In BizAv Upset Prevention & Recovery Training

Upgrades The Instructor Station Of All Its EASA Approved Full-Flight Simulators With Optimized Tools For Effective UPRT 

CAE has completed the instructor station updates on all 36 of its EASA approved full-flight simulators in 5 different training locations with the necessary instructor tools for the next phase of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT). CAE's full-flight simulators have been updated with instructor tools to monitor pilots' technique and ability to recover from upsets at high altitude within the aircraft's performance envelope.

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Tue, May 23, 2017

Embraer Jets To Fly With Honeywell's JetWave System For High-Speed Wi-Fi

Hardware Will Be Certified For Installation On Embraer Lineage 1000E Executive Jets Beginning In 2018

Honeywell has been selected by Embraer to upgrade its Lineage 1000E Executive Jets with the company's JetWave satellite communications hardware to provide global, high-speed Wi-Fi via Inmarsat's Jet ConneX service. Whether accessing work networks, staying connected to friends and family on social media, or streaming movies, passengers will experience a new level of consistent high-speed wireless connectivity over land or sea virtually everywhere around the world at speeds similar to those found in their home.

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