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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Airborne 01.16.19: ATC Gets Pizza, SpaceX LayOffs, AirVenture '19 AirShow

Also: Plane-Power Six-Phase A/C Alternators, NATCA Sues, AirFlair Winner, Lion Air Flight 610 CVR

Canadian air traffic controllers are doing what they can to help out their U.S. counterparts on Long Island as the American controllers work without pay during the partial government shutdown. Atlantic Canada controllers ordered up several pizzas and had them delivered to the control center on Long Island where Controllers have been working without pay since December 22 due to the partial shutdown. There are currently about 14,000 controllers in the U.S. working without pay, according to NATCA. Union representative Doug Church, the deputy director of public affairs, said the New York controllers were thrilled to get the pizza delivery. "It's just a really good shot in the arm of positive energy and positive emotion to know that, 'Hey they've got our back'," he said. It isn’t as b

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduce two main categories of drone operation: basic and advanced. The categories are based on distance from bystanders and airspace rules. State Farm has reportedly been granted the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the FAA. The national waiver allows State Farm to conduct drone operat

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

AMA Drone Report 01.17.19: DJI Smart Controller, UVify Swarm, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Paranoia, GDU SAGA, New UK Drone Regs, State Farm Waiver

DJI introduced a new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones. Using a 5.5” screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI's newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro which use DJI's OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution. UVify has unveiled its IFO swarm lightshow drone at CES in Las Vegas. After reviewing the existing lightshow swarm drones currently available, UVify decided to build the IFO swarm lightshow drone from the ground up to be "the longest flying and most efficient in its class." According to

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Construction Begins On Airbus’ U.S. A220 Manufacturing Facility

New Line Expected To Open In 2020

Airbus’ manufacturing growth in the United States advanced another step today in Mobile, Alabama, as construction of the company’s A220 Manufacturing Facility officially launched with a groundbreaking ceremony. The assembly line will satisfy the strong and growing U.S. demand for the A220 aircraft, the newest offering in Airbus’ commercial aircraft product line.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Repeat Orders For 737 MAX, 777

United Airlines Orders 28 Airplanes Across The Two Types

Boeing and United Airlines have announced that the carrier has ordered 24 additional 737 MAX jets and four more 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes last year. The $4.5 billion order, according to list prices, was booked as unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Gulfstream G280 Sets City-Pair Record On Renewable Fuel

Company Reaffirms Commitment To The Environment Before Industry Sustainability Event

Gulfstream recently reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability by using sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to power a record-breaking flight by its class-leading super-midsize Gulfstream G280 aircraft. The Savannah-to-Van Nuys, CA journey covered 2,243 nautical miles in 4 hours and 49 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.85. Flying through headwinds averaging 76 knots, the G280 demonstrated the aircraft's continued high performance with SAJF.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

New Company Integrates AI Into Drones

Aria Insights Leveraged From CyPhy Works Tethered Drone Technology

CyPhy Works has leveraged its tethered drone technology and spun off a new company, Aria Insights, to harness the data collected by drones by integrating AI and machine learning into its hardware.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

New Book Takes A Humorous Look At Air Traffic Control

'Confessions of an Air Traffic Controller' Now Available On Amazon And Barns And Noble Online

A new book takes a humorous look at the life of an Air Traffic Controller. "Confessions of an Air Traffic Controller" by Danny Mortensen is now available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

New Zealand Air Traffic Controllers Reach Out To Unpaid Colleagues

Offers Messages Of Support To Furloughed U.S. Controllers

As the U.S. government shutdown nears the end of its third week, New Zealand’s Air Traffic Controllers were among the wider membership of the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) who reached out with messages of support to American colleagues – none of whom have been paid in the US since December 22, 2018.

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Fri, Jan 18, 2019

Klyde Morris 01.18.19

C'mon, Klyde. April Fools Is Still A Couple Of Months Away

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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