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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Independent Study Validates DJI Data Security Practices

Report Finds DJI Systems Keep Customer Data Private

Dronemaker DJI has released the results of an independent report scrutinizing DJI's data practices that concludes DJI drone users have control over how their data is collected, stored and transmitted.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Inaugural JetBlue ‘Gateway Select’ Pilot Trainees Closer To ATP Certificate

Candidates Will Now Work As Flight Instructors At CAE Phoenix To Gain The Required Hours

The first class of candidates has graduated from the training portion of Gateway Select, JetBlue's pilot recruiting pathway. The first group of pilots has completed their primary classroom, technical and flight training and will now continue on a path to receiving their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate by earning their FAA-mandated 1,500 hours of flying time as flight instructors. After instructing for two years, they will begin flying as first officers at JetBlue, as early as 2020.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Airborne 04.25.18: Dirty Aero-Politics, Red Bull, ALPA Opposition

Also: AHS Rebrands, Impaired Pilot, Blue Angels #5 Bird-Strike, Helicopter Online Ground School
 
The ATC Privatization war is not as over as we hoped, and as ANN has warned repeatedly, there were still opportunities for Washington style dirty tricks to create issues for us all... And they almost did. A deceptive last minute, and do mean last minute, attempt by Representative Bill Shuster seeks to create a pseudo ATC Privatization system through deceit and subterfuge. After all but admitting he had given up on this concept, Shuster snuck in language to the forthcoming FAA Reauthorization bill in order to create a similar airline controlled program to take over much of the aviation system. BUT --- late last night, we learned the attempt was killed... but it was a near-miss... and reason for everyone to think  twice before calling the fight over ATC Privatization all but over. The premiere of the Red Bull Air Race in France sparked high drama over t

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Aero-TV: AEA’s Paula Derks - Closing Out an Amazing Era…

Each year at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention and trade show, Aero-TV is granted unprecedented access to Paula Derks, the President and CEO of the organization.
 
This year, Derks spoke with Aero-News Network Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Jim Campbell, about the future of the avionics industry and what AEA is doing to strengthen that future.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Airborne 04.23.18: Hemisphere Suspended, Thunderbirds Fly, Apple v Drones

Also: New NASA Administrator, AD For CFM56-7B, Engine Display Upgrade On C-441, First BBJ MAX

Textron Aviation has suspended work on the Citation Hemisphere large business jet, citing ongoing problems with the Safran Silvercrest engine selected to power the new airplane. Textron CEO Scott Donnelly announced the suspension during a conference call with analysts last week. "I think everybody knows there have been some issues around the engine that was slated for that aircraft," Donnelly said. The USAF Thunderbirds demonstration team has resumed operations and practice following the fatal injury of pilot Major Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno during training on April 4. Thunderbirds commander Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh released a video announcing the resumption of operations. "While our hearts are still heavy with the loss of our wingman Cajun, we know he’d want us back in the air and preparing to recruit,

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Exyn Technologies, Velodyne LiDAR Create Fully Autonomous Indoor Aerial Vehicles

Collaborative Effort Proves The Business Case Of 3D LiDAR, Sending Autonomous Navigational Technologies Into Perfect Flight

Originating from the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Labs, Exyn Technologies has commercialized groundbreaking research to build its proprietary AI software, ExynAI technology from the ground-up. Today, Exyn Technologies provides leading AI software and A3R hardware, which together form its fully autonomous aerial robot that safely executes complex missions in high-value commercial operations.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment In DroneSense

Investment Creates Partnership To Develop Powerful UAS Solutions For FLIR’s First Responder Customers, Funds DroneSense For Growth     

FLIR Systems has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to better perform their missions.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Gogo Realigns Leadership To Drive Operational Excellence

John Wade Appointed President, Commercial Aviation Division

Gogo has announced a series of leadership changes designed to strengthen its organizational structure and increase alignment with the Company's objectives of driving quality for airlines and passengers and sharpening our operational focus.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

First H145 For Utility Missions In The U.S. Delivered To SDG&E

Aircraft's Safety And Mission Versatility To Support Construction And Maintenance Of Powerlines In Southern California

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new Airbus H145 to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a major Southern California public utility company, which has put the aircraft to use supporting its vast electric transmission and distribution network. This helicopter is the first H145 in utility service in the U.S. Other operations of the modern twin-engine helicopter include law enforcement, air medical transport, offshore oil & gas, and Private Business Aviation.

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Wed, Apr 25, 2018

Mexico Cleared For Acquisition Of MH-60R Helicopters

DSCA Notifies Congress Of The Possible Sale Valued At $1.2 Billion

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Mexico of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters for an estimated cost of $1.20 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 18, 2018.

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