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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

New Members Join The FAA Drone Advisory Committee

Panel Provides Advice On Key UAS Integration Issues

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has appointed two new members to the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

FSANA Issues Call To Service Of DPEs To Help Clear FAA Practical Test Backlog

Proposes What Is A Major Push Of Practical Tests; In Essence, A 'Checkride Month'

In an open letter to the industry, Bob Rockmaker, president & CEO of the Flight School Association of North America (FSANA), is calling for a concerted effort to clear the existing backlog of FAA Practical Tests that can erode a pilot candidate's skills before he or she is able to take a checkride.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

ExpressJet Pilots Laud United’s Commitment To Grow The Regional Carrier

Will Become The World's Largest Embraer ERJ145 Aircraft Operator

The ExpressJet Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), responded positively to the announcement today that parent company ManaAir LLC will be adding 36 Embraer 145 regional jets to its existing fleet as the company also works to finalize a multiyear extension of its flying agreement with United Airlines.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Piper Aircraft Announces 27% Growth In 2019

Archer Primary Trainer Sales Drive The Increase

Piper Aircraft has announced a 27% increase in aircraft deliveries for 2019. The continued growth was driven by a 70% YOY increase of Piper Archer single engine primary trainer aircraft and an 8% increase of multiengine Seminole trainers.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Gone West: NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

One Of The Real-Life Women Who Inspired The Movie 'Hidden Figures'

One of the real-life women who were portrayed in the movie 'Hidden Figures' has Gone West. Katherine Johnson passed away Monday at the age of 101.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Kopter Receives Production Organization Approval From FOCA

POA Clears The Way For Manufacturing To Hit High Gear

Switzerland s Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) has granted Production Organization Approval (POA) to Kopter Group, confirming Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Army Leadership Sees X2 Technology Take Flight

Aircraft Demonstrated For Military And Congressional Leaders

On February 20, Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy (pictured, L-R) along with other Army leadership had the chance to see the S-97 RAIDER and SB>1 DEFIANT in action.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Drone Delivery Canada Announces Commercial Testing To Start

Long-Range Cargo Delivery Drone The Condor To Be Evaluated For BVLOS Flight

Drone Delivery Canada will begin the commercialization of the Condor. The Condor has a lifting capability of 400lbs of payload, a travel range of 108 nautical miles and an operating speed of 65 knots. The multi-package payload compartment is designed to carry approximately 20 cubic feet of cargo.

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 02.25.20: Solar UAV, uAvionix tailBeaconX, Parrot Micro-Drones

Also: Air-Taxi Feasibility Study, Blind Man Found By Drone, UAS Privacy-Environmental Concerns, Kigali Forum 

PHASA-35, a 115-foot wingspan solar-electric aircraft, has successfully completed its maiden flight. PHASA-35 has been designed, built and now flown in less than two years. Designed to operate unmanned in the stratosphere, above the weather and conventional air traffic, PHASA-35 offers a persistent and affordable alternative to satellites combined with the flexibility of an aircraft, which could be used for a range of valuable applications including forest fire detection and maritime surveillance. As a High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) vehicle, PHASA-35 is powered by the Sun during the day and by batteries overnight. The long-life battery and highly efficient solar technology could allow the aircraft to maintain flight for up to a year operating in the stratosphere, the upper regions of the Earth’s atmosphere. uAvionix has added a new ADS-B transponder t

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Tue, Feb 25, 2020

FreeFlight Systems Joins The ACR Group

Will Continue To Operate As An Independent Subsidiary

NextGen avionics company FreeFlight Systems has joined the ACR Group’s portfolio of aviation companies which includes ARTEX, Flight Data Systems, Latitude Technologies, and SKYTRAC Systems.

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