Amazon continues to test its concept of package delivery via drone. Their original design wasn’t much more than modified existing technology, but the new design has a similar plan-form as Santos-Dumont’s first heavier-than-air aircraft back in 1906. That is, it is squared off, looks something like a box kite, and it’s hard to tell the front from the back. Actions being brought against a skydive operation named, Skydive Myrtle Beach, in Myrtle Beach, SC have come to our attention. Over the course of a number of weeks, the ANN editorial staff has been perusing hundreds of pages of documents surrounding the forced closure of the South Carolina aviation business, based at the Grand Strand Airport, by county officials. Winter will pass, spring will come, and July marks EAA AirVenture 2016. If it s
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When it comes to innovative aircraft designs, our friend Burt Rutan is the guy to watch, and last week his latest creation, called the SkiGull, made its first flight in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here’s some of what Burt had to say about the first flight on his Facebook page:
NPRM Posted In The Federal Register Open For Comments
The FAA has posted an NPRM in the Federal Register proposing the establishment of Class E airspace at Clinton, AR. The FAA says that controlled airspace is necessary to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures developed at Clinton Municipal Airport, for the safety and management of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) operations at the airport.
Protobox LLC And Air Force Research Lab Participated In The Project
Work was recently completed by XCOR aerospace on its Lynx simulator system, built by Protobox LLC in conjunction with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
Applies Only To Aircraft With Air Comm Corporation (Air Comm) Air Conditioning Kit
The FAA has issued an Emergency AD for Airbus Helicopters Model EC120B helicopters that have an Air Comm Corporation (Air Comm) air conditioning kit installed in accordance with Supplemental Type Certificate No. SR00491DE.
Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia Added to Regional Representation
Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia, has added Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to SkyJet Aviation Services Limited’s regional sales territory for the Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft. SkyJet Aviation Services will now be responsible for the three North African countries in addition to their existing representation of the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter in sub-Saharan Africa, Libya, Egypt, the Seychelles, and the Caribbean.
Proves Feasibility Of Commercial Airline Flights To The Antarctic
The first ever landing by a commercial Boeing 757 passenger airliner on a blue-ice runway in Antarctica occurred today at Union Glacier. The landing was a joint partnership between Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions (ALE), Loftleidir Icelandic, and NAS Corporation Limited (NAS). ALE is the parent company of Adventure Network International (ANI).