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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Sky Hopper Cargo Drone Being Developed In Scotland

Hopes To Support Isolated Communities Using Sustainable Methods

A group of entrepreneurial UK engineers has plans to build a mid-mass logistics drone for global markets. The system will be aimed initially at remote and isolated communities, but is planned to be fully capable of near urban operations in due course.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Next Evolution Of Kratos Mako Tactical UAS Completes Successful Flight Tests

Enhanced With A Suite Of Mission Systems Normally Found On Manned Aircraft

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions recently completed a flight test series evaluating the next evolution of the UTAP-22 Mako Unmanned Aerial System that was first introduced and demonstrated in late 2015. 

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Bombardier, MAGA Aviation Expand Authorized Service Center Agreement

Will Enhance Support For Customers In South America

Bombardier has announced that MAGA Aviation of Campinas, Bombardier Business Aircraft's maintenance support partner in Brazil and South America, recently received approval to carry out maintenance on Bombardier Global Express and Global 5000 aircraft models. MAGA Aviation has been a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) since 2013.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Man Lands Drone On New U.K. Aircraft Carrier

Says The Arrival Was Accidental Due To High Winds Which Triggered Autoland Feature

A hobbyist's drone landed on the deck of Britain's newest aircraft carrier last month while she was docked in Invergordon in the Scottish Highlands.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

NAVAIR Weapons Division Hosts RAAF For Training, Test Deployment

Month-Long Exercise Involved More Than 130 RAAF Personnel

The sea, air and land ranges at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division were abuzz with F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G “Growler” aircraft as over 130 members of the Royal Australian Air Force conducted a large-scale, joint operational test and evaluation deployment at China Lake and Point Mugu from May 1 until June 3.

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017

NASA Flight Suits Wind Up At Titusville, FL Thrift Store

Space-Worn Garments Purchased For 20 Cents Each By Two College Students

Two college students rummaging through bins at a Titusville, FL thrift store hit the jackpot when they came across five blue space-worn NASA flight suits and a white "control" suit. Now, the suits may be helping fund their educations.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Rotorcraft Shipment Data

Bunce: Rotorcraft Are A 'Solid Bright Spot' In The Industry

GAMA has today published the second quarter rotorcraft shipment report. The rotorcraft industry delivered 465 aircraft in the first six months of 2017, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to the same period of last year. The value of the deliveries was $1.9 billion compared to $1.5 billion in 2016.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Airborne 08.17.17: GA Sales Report, Google Lunar XPRIZE, ATC Privatization

Also: Gustave Whitehead, AirVenture Innovation Preview, Learjet 75, HondaJet, ALEA, Honeywell, F-5N

GAMA has published second quarter GA airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. "Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in Congress, including fuller utilization of the delegation authorization, will spur higher numbers in future quarters this year and the next.” The piston airplane segment led the industry in unit improvement at a 5.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. XPRIZE and Google have ann

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act

MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of AMA HQ turned out to be a recordsetter! The AMA crew has reported that some 300 quadcopter pilots inundated Muncie, Indiana, August 8-13 for the much-anticipated Riot-MultiGP International Open. The races were held at AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center and in addition to plenty of opportunities to simply fly for the fun of it, pilots competed at eleven tracks spread out across nearly 1,100 acres. Racers came from all over the globe... A drone operator with a Part 107 license was recently cited by the City of Chicago for flying his aircraft over people without consent... except that it didn't happen. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli represented Jerrick Hakim, who made one flight on Chicago's lakefront. Stopped by th

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Airborne 08.16.17: Skydive Myrtle Beach Update, WWII Mosquito, USMC Op Reset

Also: New Legend, FAA’s Earl Lawrence, NFL 767s, Boeing Board, Singapore Airlines, NE Drones, Stuart Jet Ctr

Horry County, SC government officials have has reversed their story on alleged safety violations by Skydive Myrtle Beach, saying in a cover letter for 126 documents requested in a Freedom of Information Act request that they "may or may not demonstrate violation by Skydive Myrtle Beach of Horry County Department of Airports Minimum Standards, as that assessment has not been undertaken." Two years ago, those same documents were used as evidence in complaints against the business to both the FAA and the South Carolina Fifteenth Circuit Court to shut the business down. A cache of some 20,000 wartime drawings and diagrams for the De Havilland Mosquito were discovered in a wartime factory just days before the building was scheduled to face the wrecking ball. The archive is thought to be th

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