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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Airborne 12.14.18: Virgin Galactic in Space, Diamond Sale, Tesla Electric Plane?

Also: HondaJet Elite Japan TC, Malaysian Airlines 1st Female Pilots, Twin Otter MOTW Upgrade, CA Fatigue Regs

A long-anticipated dream was realized in Mojave, CA, as Virgin Galactic’s  SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity landed from her maiden spaceflight. Not only is this the first human spaceflight to be launched from American soil since the final Space Shuttle mission in 2011, but the very first time that a crewed vehicle built for commercial, passenger service, has reached space. The historic achievement has been recognized by the FAA who will present pilots Mark “Forger” Stucky and Frederick “CJ” Sturckow with FAA Commercial Astronaut Wings at a ceremony in Washington DC. CJ, as a four-time Space Shuttle pilot, will become the only person to have been awarded NASA and FAA wings. The Saudi National Company of Aviation (SNCA), a CAE Authorized Training Center, has selecte

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

AMA Drone Report 12.13.18: Annual UAS Symposium, ACLU v NYPD, Remote ID Rules

Also: Drone Detection Security, Electric Helicopter Record, Huerta Joins ParaZero, Mavic 2 Pro Review Series

The FAA and AUVSI have announced plans for the 4th Annual FAA UAS Symposium on February 12-14, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. This year’s Symposium is all about “getting down to business.” Come learn how the FAA is partnering with industry stakeholders to find the balance between safety and innovation in order to advance UAS integration. Attendees will hear directly from senior FAA officials, government agencies, industry and academia on how UAS challenges are being tackled today and what to expect in the future. Even the cops have to deal with Drone Paranoia... The ACLU is raising concerns about NYPD's recently-announced plans to deploy a 14-drone fleet to assist in public safety efforts, calling the plan a "serious threat to privacy." ACLU author

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Aero-TV: Innovation By Avilution – Aural Annunciation Aids Understanding

Audio Indicators Are A Critical Part Of The System

Avilution is creating innovative panels for GA airplanes, and while a lot of attention is paid to the visual aspect of how flight data is presented, Avilution founder Mark Spencer says that audio cues are also an important part of the system. One of the places where an audio alert can be particularly helpful is in indicating angle of attack (AOA), Spencer said. As the AOA increases, a sound similar to a kazoo begins, and increases in both volume and pitch as the airplane gets closer to a stall.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Canadian Government Marks Air Passenger Protection Rights Milestone

Regulations Set To Be Posted For Final 60-Day Comment Period

The Government of Canada is one step closer to providing Canadians with important new air passenger protection rights. The Canadian Transportation Agency's proposed air passenger protection regulations will be published in the Canada Gazette Part I on December 22, 2018, for a final 60-day public comment period.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

National Airlines Council Of Canada 'Concerned' About Passenger Rights Rules

Massimo Bergamini Says New Rules Will Not Come Close To Achieving Their Stated Goals

The head of the National Airlines Council of Canada says that there are some issues with Canada's proposed airline passenger rights regulations announced Monday by Minister of Transport Marc Garneau.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

China Forecast To Become The World's Largest Air Travel Market By 2020

Growth Coming Despite Anticipated Economic Slowdown

Despite its recent economic slowdown, air travel demand in China remains high and the country is expected to become the world's largest air travel market by 2020, according to North Carolina-based procurement intelligence firm Beroe Inc. Meanwhile, global airline prices are expected to grow by 2.6 percent with an increase in oil prices, competitive pressure from the shortage of pilots, potential trade wars, and increasing fare segmentation to improve yield.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

WestJet Comments On Pending Canadian Passenger Protection Regulations

Will Review New Rules After Publication On December 22

WestJet has commented on the Canadian federal government's announcement concerning the pending release in Gazette One of passenger protection regulations.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

SparrowHawk III Gyroplane Kit Back In Production

American Autogyro International Announces Reintroduction Of The Quickbuild Kit

American Autogyro International, Inc. (AAI) proudly announces the restart of production of the SparrowHawk III Quickbuild kit. In addition, AAI will provide enhanced support for the more than 100 SparrowHawk kits sold thus far.

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Aero-Help Wanted: ANN REALLY Needs A Sales Pro

ANN/Airborne/Aero-TV Marketing Department Needs Part or Full Time Personnel

E-I-C Note: For some reason, finding really motivated/honest/professional sales help has been a tough gig. And that need is greater now than ever. As a media partner to two of the most pivotal players in the drone arena... and new programs, on the way, devoted to women working and playing in the aviation and aerospace community, as well as avionics and other major aero-interests, coming soon -- NOW is the time to get this part of our business properly staffed. That's not all... what about all the other aspects of aviation and aerospace? Well... we have most of those covered -- or about to be covered. That's right; there's more... with nearly a dozen such agreements either done or in the works... and MASSIVE upgrades to the Airborne Unlimited program itself. So -- it's time to ramp up some efforts here -- sales, in particular -- and we need exceptional personnel, for the job. If you'd like to help chart th

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Wed, Dec 19, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 12.11.18: NYPD UAVs!, Airobotics Waiver, National Park Service

Also: Schiebel Wins, New Generation Robot, 'Buzzy The Drone', DHS Selects PAE ISR

The NYPD has unveiled a new UAS program, which will be comprised of newly acquired UAVs, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. The TARU provides specialized investigative equipment and tactical support to all bureaus within the NYPD, from officers on patrol to the Emergency Service Unit (ESU). The unit's expertise in audio/visual technology helps: enhance investigations through the recovery of surveillance video footage; record police action at large-scale demonstrations and arrest situations; and provide crucial live video to incident commanders during ongoing emergency situations. Just a few weeks after announcing that it had received $30 million in funding, Airobotics has now announced that it has become the first company in the United States to rece

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