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Fri, May 18, 2018

Airborne 05.18.18: V-280 Valor, 'Doors Off' Helo Flight, Cockpit Window Breaks

Also: A330neo Launch Operator, AMA Celebrates, Gulfstream G500 And G600, Wes' New Book

The Bell V280 Valor has reached a significant milestone it its flight test program. On May 11, the aircraft flew in "cruise mode" for the first time, reaching a true airspeed of 190 knots. The flight marks the first time the airplane has transitioned from vertical to horizontal flight by pivoting the rotors to a forward-facing configuration. The team plans to gradually expand the aircraft's flight envelope with a goal of achieving the designed cruise speed of 280 knots. The V-280 Valor is powered by two 5,000 horsepower GE T64-GE-419 engines. It is designed to carry a crew of four and up to 14 passengers at a combat range of between 500 and 800 nautical miles. The FAA has released a modification of its policy banning "doors off" helicopter flights that was put in place following an accident in New York City that

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Fri, May 18, 2018

Aero-TV: PrecisionHawk's BVLOS Efforts -Pioneering Awareness In Today's Airspace

PrecisionHawk Releases Pathfinder Report At AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018

Drone technology company PrecisionHawk has released its final Pathfinder Report, a blueprint for enterprises to conduct Beyond the Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations. The fieldwork was performed in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and MITRE under the Pathfinder Program. The report outlines a comprehensive safety case and standards to fly drones BVLOS and has yielded critical information to the FAA regarding drone operations.

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Fri, May 18, 2018

Klyde Morris 05.18.18

Even Punishment Can Have Its Upside, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, May 18, 2018

High School Students Building NASA Hardware Recognized At Intrepid Museum Event

HUNCH Program Shows High Schoolers How To Put Their Talents To Work For The Space Agency

Students and teachers who took part in NASA's High school students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program will showcase their work during an event Saturday, May 19, at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

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Fri, May 18, 2018

Jazz Pilot Pathway Program Expands Again To Welcome Keewatin Air

Becomes Eighteenth Partner To Join the Program

Jazz Aviation has signed an agreement with Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Keewatin Air LP ("Keewatin") for the carrier to become the eighteenth organization in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program (Jazz APP).

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Fri, May 18, 2018

Airborne 05.16.18: OSHStar! Pipistrel, iFlightPlanner, ASTM Ice Detection

Also: BRS Parachute Rescue, Joe Nall Canceled, Mars Helicopter, Top Teen Rocket Scientists

A growing presence at each year’s AirVenture Fly-Ins has been the availability of a number of electrically powered aircraft. While most are concept aircraft hoping for eventual production, one, the Pipistrel Alpha Electro, is already in production and for sale. So, for this week’s “OSHStar” Feature, we have to admit serious anticipation in regards to what’s next for the composite electric two place training bird. The capabilities of the Alpha Electro 2-seat electric trainer were tailored to meet the needs of today’s flight schools. The bird boasts short take-off distances, a powerful 1000+ fpm climb, and an current endurance of one hour -- plus reserve. The Alpha Electro is specifically optimized for traffic-pattern operations, where 13% of energy is recuperated on every a

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Fri, May 18, 2018

Vertical Flight Society Applauds NASA's Mars Helicopter Selection

Concept Was Informed By AHS Student Design Competition

The Vertical Flight Society applauds the recent, announcement by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that it will develop a small unmanned helicopter to explore the surface of Mars: "The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft, will travel with the agency's Mars 2020 rover mission, currently scheduled to launch in July 2020, to demonstrate the viability and potential of heavier-than-air vehicles on the Red Planet." NASA announced its plans on May 11, 2018 to launch the Mars helicopter.

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Fri, May 18, 2018

Pentastar Aviation Joins Air Charter Safety Foundation

Joins More Than 150 Other Companies Focused On Safety

Pentastar Aviation has joined the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF). The foundation, currently 165 companies strong, is made up of aviation professionals who provide expertise on issues including flight operations and safety management systems, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and aviation law. Their mission is to lead the advancement of the highest safety standards available.

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Fri, May 18, 2018

American Airlines Announces Changes To Emotional Support Animal Policy

Add Additional Restrictions On Insects, Hedgehogs And Goats

American Airlines recently announced changes to its emotional support animal policy.

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Fri, May 18, 2018

U.S. NRL Selects Alta Devices to Add Solar Power To Its Hybrid Tiger UAV

Will Help The Aircraft Loiter Airborne For At Least 3.5 Days

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will use Alta Devices highly efficient, flexible, and light-weight solar technology to help power the Hybrid Tiger UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The Hybrid Tiger is a project designed to create a Group-2 UAV that will stay aloft for at least 3.5 days. Technologies developed for the project will be applicable to other unmanned vehicles.

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