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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 06.19.18: Mexican UAV Fights Crime, Spokane Drones, Ikhana!

Also: K2 & Robotic Skies, Autonomous Aerial Vehicles Competition, K State Grad Cert, Commercial Drones at JFK

A drone operated by authorities in Ensenada, Mexico, led to a significant decrease in overall crime in the city. Ensenada police say that over a few months, their single DJI Inspire 1 drone has led to more than 500 arrests and contributed to an overall 10 percent drop in the crime rate, including a 30 percent drop in residential robberies. Over the past four months, the drone has flown an average of 25 sorties per day. The drone is deployed based on 911 call volume. It is operated from a centralized control room using software developed by Cape, a California-based company. The city of Spokane, WA will soon implement a program using a drone to assist in infrastructure inspections and construction projects. Local lawmakers approved the plan last week. Officials say using the aircraft wil

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Boeing, FedEx Express Announce Order for 24 Medium And Large Freighters

Air Cargo Carrier Modernizes Its Fleet With More 767 Freighters And 777 Aircraft

Boeing and FedEx Express have announced a new order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters as the world's largest air cargo carrier continues to invest in the industry's most capable freighters to better serve its customers.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Surf Air Defaults On Payments

On-Demand Flight Service Provider Sued By Encompass Air

Private aviation operator Encompass Aviation has filed a lawsuit against financially distressed membership based charter broker Surf Air Inc., for whom Encompass has been acting as primary California operator since May 2017. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, asks the court to enforce the charter service's obligations to Encompass as specified in several operating agreements signed by the two companies last year, and also to enforce subsequent payment agreements stipulated to in the interim.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

AMA Drone Report 06.14.18: AMA Expo W Drone Races, Ag v Drones, Kitty Hawk Flyer

Also: Drone Rotor Safety System, Birds Inspire Drone Design, UAVs Stop Crime, Fat Shark 101

As previously noted, the upcoming AMA Expo West Tradeshow not only starts early, but in an altogether upgraded location that will allow for massive expansion of this intensely cool event. After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of AMA Expo West will show up in new digs and a somewhat different time of the year. This year, the AMA Expo West team will appear this November 2-4, 2018 at the Fairplex Exposition Center, in Pomona, California. Now, though, we can get even more excited about the fact that MultiGP drone races are now a featured part of the event roster! With more than a million UAVs registered with the FAA, it is vitally important for UAV operators to be aware of agricultural aircraft operations this growing season -- so says the National

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

DOT: Airlines Improve On-Time Performance, Consumer Complaints Fall

Posts April 2018 Data

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released its June 2018 Air Travel Consumer Report (ATCR) on air carrier data compiled for the month of April 2018. The report shows that on-time arrivals increased over April 2017, while cancellations and consumer complaints fell.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

FAA Has Openings For Controllers At NY TRACON

Applications Being Accepted Through June 26

The FAA is accepting applications through June 26 from people interested in becoming air traffic controllers at the New York Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility in Westbury, NY.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Balloon Flies To Nearly 32,000 Feet Over Kentucky

Pilot Bill Smith's Flight Called 'Perfectly Executed'

After more than 6 months of preparation pilot Bill Smith of Louisville, KY completed a flight to nearly 32,000 ft. on Saturday June 16.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

NASA Armstrong Awards $1 Million To U.S. Small Businesses

Grants Intended For Technology Research And Development

NASA has selected 304 proposals from U.S. small businesses to advance research and technology in Phase I of its 2018 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and 44 proposals for the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, totaling $43.5 million in awards. NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Edwards, California received eight awards, totaling $1 million. These selections support NASA's future space exploration and aviation missions, while also benefiting the U.S. economy.

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few...

E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extraordinary event that is OSHKOSH. Like in years past, we have something up our sleeves -- actually SEVERAL big somethings -- BUT, this year, they could be some of the biggest upgrades/surprises we've pulled off yet -- so we're going to be changing quite a few things about how we cover Oshkosh, as a result. IF YOU want to be a part of this unique adventure, speak up NOW, rather than later, because we're going to looking for the best volunteer folks we can find and are planning to do so ASAP. You've been warned (grin)....

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Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator Of Bombardier ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin

Places New Order For 20 Bombardier CRJ900

Delta Air Lines has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets.

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