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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Airborne 04.21.17: Gulfstream G280, Airport $$ Abuse, Boeing Jobs

Also: Drone Power, Jerkwater Drone Regs, CBP, Wichita UAS Mtg, Cessna Accident, Co-Pilot SNAFU, Atlas Air-Polar Air

Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving another city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, a distance of 3,332 nautical miles, in 7 hours and 21 minutes at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. The following week, it again departed Singapore, this time bound for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, completing the 3,177-nm flight in 7 hours and 18 minutes at a speed of Mach 0.82. The G280 already holds the city-pair record for flying from Melbourne to Singapore. The FAA has sent a letter to Fort Lauderdale, FL accusing the city of illegally using $5 million from its Executive Airport to support the general fund, and it wants the money back. Th

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 04.18.17: Drones v Volcanoes!, Boston Marathon UAVs, XPO-LIVE!

Also: State Pavilions at XPONENTIAL, MQ-8C Fire Scout, Puma UAS, Drone Bust

Drones DO wind up in some of the most amazing places... As evidence by the Universities of Bristol and Cambridge and their team of volcanologists and engineers -- who used the UAVs to collect measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, along with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. As part of a 10-day research trip, the team carried out proof-of-concept flights at and over the summits of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego and Volcán de Pacaya. A tethered drone was part of the security plan at this year's Boston Marathon. Massachusetts-based CyPhy Works has disclosed that its tethered drone, PARC, is part of the safety and security measures developed for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at the 2017 Boston Marathon. The World's Greatest Gathering Of 'All Things Unm

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

AMA Drone Report 04.20.17: Phantom 4 Advanced, NJ NIMBYism, AMA-DJI Team Up

Also: AUVSI XPO17 LIVE!, Steady Drone Sales, Drone v Shotgun...

DJI’s new Phantom 4 Advanced offers a more powerful camera and more upgraded controls. The new upgrades the original Phantom 4, with a 1-inch, 20-megapixel sensor and a mechanical shutter. The upgraded camera is capable of shooting 4K video at 60 frames per second, while more powerful video processing supports H.264 4K videos at 60fps or H.265 4K at 30fps -- at a 100Mbps bitrate. Similar to the Phantom 4 Pro, it comes with intelligent features that allow automatic flight modes, including Draw, ActiveTrack, TapFly, Gesture and Tripod. With the FlightAutonomy system, the P4A is able to hover precisely, without GPS. Here we go again... The Toms River, New Jersey, town council has introduced a very restrictive ban on small UAVs in response to alleged complaints from residents. The ordinance would ban all flights under 400 feet, with

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Four To Be Enshrined In NAHF At Ceremony In October

Record Number Of Former Enshrinees Expected To Return For The 'Oscar Night Of Aviation' At The Bell Helicopter Fort Worth Alliance Air Show

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will formally enshrine four more outstanding air and space pioneers as the Class of 2017, bringing number of individuals to 237 so honored, to date.   Over a dozen former enshrinees are expected to attend the ceremony, including four who have been selected to each serve in the time-honored role of “Presenter” of an inductee.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Report: Flight Cancellations Down From Previous Year, January 2017

U.S. DOT Releases April 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report

The U.S. Department of Transportation today released its April 2017 Air Travel Consumer Report, compiling air carrier data for the month of February 2017.  The April report contains denied boarding (oversales) data for the October-December 2016 quarter, as airlines report denied boarding numbers by quarter.  Denied boarding numbers for the January-March quarter will be available in the May Air Travel Consumer Report.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Bell Helicopter, Air Pacific Utama Celebrate A Number Of Firsts

Air Pacific Utama Becomes First Bell 407GXP Operator In Indonesia

A purchase agreement has been signed between Bell Helicopter and Indonesian customer Air Pacific Utama (PT APU) for a Bell 407GXP, as well as the company's Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). PT APU will become the first operator of the type in Indonesia.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

BSP Recognized For 50 Years Of Continuous Service With Sikorsky Helicopters

Fly Primarily Offshore Oil And Passenger Transport Missions

Sikorsky today recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters.  The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. 

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

STAjets Founder Kurt Belcher Nominated For EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017

Recognized For Creation Of Brand, Membership Program

The Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards recognizes those who see past the present to define the future. STAjets' Owner Kurt Belcher was selected as a 2017 Nominee and semi-finalist for this prestigious honor. The Entrepreneur Of The Year program, now in its 31st year, seeks those leaders who shape today's ideas into tomorrow's exceptional companies. Finalists and winners to be announced between now and June 2017.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

NASA Awards Commercial Payload Processing Contract

Central Florida Company To Provide Prelaunch Services

NASA has selected Astrotech Space Operations, LLC, of Titusville, Florida, to provide commercial payload processing services for agency missions launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

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Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Meghna Aviation To Become First Operator Of Bell 429 In Bangladesh

Becomes First Operator Of The Aircraft In That Country

Bell Helicopter has  announced the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter. 

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