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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Airborne 01.27.20: Aviation Tragedies - Bryant, Andelin, Nowosielski

Also: Boeing 777X, Master Instructors’ Sandy Hill, Helicopter Foundation Int'l, FreeFlight Systems

A Sikorsky S-76B helicopter carrying NBA Legend, Kobe Bryant, has gone down with the loss of all on board. The total fatalities stand at nine people, all reportedly traveling in the rotorcraft. The accident site is in Calabasas, California. The weather was overcast with impaired visibility, while the accident was reported to have occurred at approximately 0945 local time. Sources confirm that the aircraft involved was a Sikorsky S-76B, N72EX, owned by Island Express Holding Corp. The S-76B series was powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36A or Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6B-36B turboshaft engines. There were 101 S-76Bs built. The new Boeing 777X jetliner took to the skies Saturday, starting a rigorous flight test program. The first 777X took off in front of thousands at Paine Field i

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 01.21.20: Apple Lobbyist, Camcopter S-100, Autel 8K Evo II

Also: Super Bowl LIV Restrictions, Electric Silent Falcon E1, Phantom Drone Returns, 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE

Apple has hired an attorney specializing in drone and aviation law to act as a lobbyist for the company in Washington, D.C. Lisa Ellman, who leads the UAS practice for the law firm Hogan Lovells, has joined the tech firm. Elllman was also a co-founder of the Commercial Drone Alliance. Her bio on the law firm website says she is "recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on drones and the law." Neither Apple or Ellman would comment on the arrangement. Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100, supported by Three Tis Group, was deployed as a first emergency response providing critical situational information during the Kim Kim river toxic pollution crisis in Malaysia. In March 2019, more than two tons of illegal chemical waste were dumped in the Kim Kim river, which is located near the larges

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

AMA Drone Report 01.23.20: DJI Phantom ReIntro, Autel Evo II, EAA v RID

Also: Drone Test Site Program, FoxFury D3060, Airbus eVTOL Vahana, Super Bowl TFR

The DJI Phantom line of drones, considered by some to be the industry standard, vanished from store shelves about 14 months ago. At the time, DJI cited a "parts shortage" that prevented it from manufacturing new Phantom drones. Well, the Phantom 4 Pro is back. DJI posted a statement saying that the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 is again available for purchase as of January 6, 2020. A new drone from Autel Robotics was introduced at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. The 8K Autel Evo II is billed as a potential "Mavic Killer" by the company. Autel Robotics says that the Evo II will have a standard 7100mAh battery that provides up to 40 minutes of flight time in forward motion or 35 minutes in hover. The drone can be controlled at a range of up to 4.8 nautical miles, and has a dozen computer vision sensors controlled by a dual-core processor

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

New Boeing 777X Completes Successful First Flight

Three Hour, 51 Minute Flight Marks New Phase For Rigorous Test Program

The new Boeing 777X jetliner took to the skies today, entering the next phase of its rigorous test program. Based on the popular 777 and with proven technologies from the 787 Dreamliner, the 777X took off in front of thousands at Paine Field in Everett, Washington, at 10:09 a.m. local time for a three hour, 51 minute flight over Washington state before landing at Seattle's Boeing Field.

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

CityAirbus eVTOL Conducts First Untethered Flight

Video Released Of Aircraft Hovering At Facility In Donauwörth, Germany

The CityAirbus eVTOL quad-rotor aircraft has completed its first flight at the Airbus facility in Donauwörth, Germany. Free flight testing follows the first tethered flight of the aircraft in May of last year.

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

South Florida Is A 'No Drone Zone' During Super Bowl LIV

Multiple TFRs Will Be In Place During The Week

Hard Rock Stadium near Miami is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Drones also are prohibited around the Miami Beach Convention Center for the NFL Super Bowl Experience and Bayfront Park for Super Bowl Live during the days leading up to the event.

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

AEM Caution Warning Panel Selected for Enstrom 480B

First Completed Aircraft To Be Delivered Later This Year

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) has selected Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corporation (AEM) to design and manufacture the new Master Caution Annunciator Panel for their flagship aircraft, the 480B helicopter, with the first completed aircraft to be delivered later this year.

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Bearhawk Aircraft Announces First Deliveries Of New Bearhawk Companion Kits

One Goes To Massachusetts, One To Montana

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today the first two Bearhawk Companion kits have arrived at their respective customer’s hangars. The new Bearhawk Companion is a side-by-side two-place aircraft. Introduced in August 2019, the Companion is STOL capable, cruises at 130–150 MPH, and carries from 950 to 1,150 lb. of payload.

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

JJ Frigge Promoted To President Of Hartzell Propeller

Succeeds Joe Brown, Who Will Become Company Chairman

Hartzell Propeller has promoted JJ Frigge to president effective immediately. He assumes the role previously held by Joe Brown, who will become company Chairman, partnering with Frigge on the longer term elements of running the family owned business.

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Tue, Jan 28, 2020

Astronautics Provides IFD For Bell 412EPX And Bell 429 New Production Rotorcraft

Badger Pro+ Powers Next Generation BasiX-Pro System

Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system to Bell, a Textron company, for Bell 412EPX and Bell 429 new production rotorcraft.

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