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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Airborne 01.15.18: SpaceShipTwo Update, Intel CEO Flies Volocopter, R66 Global

Also: Workhorse SureFly Not Flying Yet, GovSat-1, ‘Even More Girls-In Tech’, Alaska A/L

VSS Unity has successfully completed her seventh glide flight. In the few months since Unity's last flight, the team has worked through a planned period of focused ground time. This involved extensive analysis, testing and small modifications to ensure vehicle readiness for the higher loads and forces of powered test flight. That work was tested Thursday by pushing Unity’s atmospheric capabilities hard, touching top-end glide speeds as pilots Mark ‘Forger’ Stucky and Michael ‘Sooch’ Masucci completed a busy test card. During last week’s Intel keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show, German Air Taxi company Volocopter said that it has flown Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as the very first passenger of a Volocopter. “That was fantastic. That was the best flight I h

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Airbus Commercial Aircraft Delivers Record Performance

Total Deliveries Reached 718 – Four Percent Higher Than The Previous Record

Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 01.16.18: AUVSI Trusted Operator, Typhoon H Plus, Intel

Also: Drones Tracking Illegal Dumping, Arctic UAS, Airspace Situational Awareness, TrueView R20

AUVSI has announced the appointment of leading industry stakeholders to serve on a steering committee and as brand ambassadors who will develop the Trusted Operator Program (TOP) for remote pilots and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training organizations. AUVSI launched TOP in November, to facilitate best practices, codes of conduct and professionalism for operators of services provided by UAS, also known as drones. Yuneec International has announced the second generation of its proven six-rotor hex platform, Typhoon H Plus. The second generation of Typhoon H features Yuneec's all-new, larger, highly stable six rotor hex airframe. The vehicle offers a 40 percent reduction in noise from previous hex models, and stable flight in winds up to 30mph. Typhoon H Plus is equipped with a high aperture one-inch

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

FAA Drone Registrations Top One Million

Hobbyists Account For A Huge Majority Of Those Aircraft

The FAA has registered a million drones, the DOT announced last week at CES in Las Vegas, with the vast majority of them being used for recreational purposes.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

GAMA Accepting Scholarship Applications From High School Students

Applications Due By April 13

GAMA is now taking applications for its prestigious Edward W. Stimpson “Aviation Excellence” Award, which comes with a $2,000 cash prize.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

ATSB Releases Australian Aviation Safety Statistics 2007-2016

Report Covers Ten Years Of Data To Provide Insights, Identify Possible Trends

The ATSB has released its annual statistical review of Australian aviation safety occurrences, Australian Aviation Safety Occurrences, 2007 – 2016.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

First Technique To Detect Illicit Drone Video Filming Demonstrated

Ben-Gurion University And Weizmann Institute Researchers Release Research

The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video is revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Weizmann Institute of Science cyber security researchers. The study addresses increasing concerns about the proliferation of drone use for personal and business applications and how it is impinging on privacy and safety.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

MultiGP Sets Regional Series Races

Country Now Divided Into Six Regions For The Tournament

MultiGP has announced the 2018 Regional Series for the U.S., and there have been some major changes put in place for the season. MultiGP will be lowering the heat times in 2018 from 2:00 to 1:30. The reasoning is that many pilots are currently exhausting batteries almost to the point of damage in order to run two-minute heats.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Rolls-Royce Secures New Jet Engine Test Facility in Fort Worth, TX

Taking Over Former Texas Aero Engine Services Facility

Rolls-Royce has announced that it is to operate a jet engine testbed at the Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. The company has signed a lease to take over the entire 440,000 sq. ft. former Texas Aero Engine Services facility, of which the testbed is a part.

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Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Autel Robotics Announces New Aircraft EVO At CES 2018

Will Be Priced Under $1,000 ... When It's Available

Autel Robotics USA has announced its new flagship aircraft line, the EVO. EVO is a portable camera drone with foldable arms and a sleek, compact form factor. The drone was introduced last week at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, but has not yet been released for retail sale.

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