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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Airborne 10.18.17: Airbus C Series Deal, Red Bull!, Drone v Airline

Also: Glasair 2 And 3 Sold, Send Solutions, Blue Angels, SSBJ, D8 Airliner, Stage 5 Aircraft, Global Supertanker

Airbus SE and Bombardier are to become partners on the C Series aircraft program according to an agreement signed Monday. The agreement brings the power of the Airbus' ‘machine’ into Bombardier's upstart airliner family -- and probably causes serious heartburn at Boeing. Under the agreement, Airbus will provide procurement, sales and marketing, and customer support expertise to the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP). Upon completion, Airbus will acquire a 50.01% interest in CSALP. Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) will own approximately 31% and 19% respectively. In one of the most heart-stopping Final 4s in the Red Bull Air Race history, Yoshihide Muroya won the final stop on the Red Bull Air Race circuit, and with the win in Indianapolis this weeke

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the French Presidential Palace. But they were not the first to consider such a plan. The Dutch National Police recently released a video showing an eagle taking down a DJI drone. That bird was trained by a company that is specializing in teaching birds of prey to attack unmanned aircraft. DJI has unveiled AeroScope, a new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns. AeroScope uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast identification information such as a registration or seri

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

NTSB Calls On FAA To Add Medical Requirement To Balloon Pilot Certificates

Says Poor Piloting Decisions, Lack of Medical Requirements, Led to Fatal Texas Balloon Accident

The NTSB on Tuesday called on the FAA to remove its medical certification exemption for commercial balloon operators, saying it contributed to a July 30, 2016, balloon crash that fatally injured 15 passengers and the pilot.

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

CNN Receives Part 107 Waiver For Operations Over People

Will Operate A Vantage Robotics Snap UAS In A Broad Range Of Environments

The FAA has awarded the first Part 107 waiver for operation over people to CNN. This approval represents an industry milestone, as this new waiver for the first time will enable real-world UAS operations over people.  The waiver allows CNN to fly the Vantage Robotics Snap UAS in a diverse range of environments, including operations over open-air assemblies (crowds) of people, up to an altitude of 150 feet above ground level (AGL).

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Middle East Carriers’ Fleet Size To More Than Double By 2036

Region's Fleet Demand Valued At $600 Billion

The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast.

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

AMA Drone Report 10.12.17: NTSB--Drone v Blackhawk, City Drops Reg, DJI Privacy

Also: PassengerDrone, FAA Reauthorization Extension, UAS Pilot Certification, Workhorse Surefly

The NTSB is now offering public details of the alleged collision between a hobby drone and a US Army Blackhawk, including the fact that the drone pilot has been located... “The NTSB is investigating the Sept. 21 collision between a civilian drone and an Army UH-60 helicopter east of Staten Island, New York. At approximately 7:20 p.m. Sept. 21, the drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, and the helicopter collided.  The Army helicopter sustained damage to its main rotor blade, window frame and transmission deck.  A motor and arm from a small drone, identified as a DJI Phantom 4, were recovered from the helicopter. The NTSB was notified of the incident Sept. 22 and began its investigation that day... Two years ago, the town of Orchard Park, NY passed a local ordinance that applied largely to t

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Fallout Continues From United Passenger-Dragging Incident

Two Officers Involved Have Been Fired By The Chicago Department Of Aviation

Two of the officers in which a passenger was bodily dragged off a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville, KY in April have been fired, according to the city's Office of Inspector General.

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The world Flies In For The 2nd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships

More Than 200 Converge On Montreal, Canada

More than 200 of the world’s best indoor skydivers are converging on Montreal, Canada, for the 2nd FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships. The competition, which will see 23 nations take part, will take place from 20-22 October at the SkyVenture Montreal indoor-skydiving tunnel in Laval, Montreal.

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

UAS Stakeholders Send Letter To President Trump Concerning Regulations

Urge The President To Develop A Pilot Program For State And Local Policy Coordination

In a letter to President Trump, stakeholders from throughout the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community – from manufacturers to business users to government officials – urged the creation of a pilot program for state and local governments to work with the FAA to integrate UAS into the skies above their communities.

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Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Airbus’ Latest A330 Version Prepares For Its Initial Take-Off

First Flight Planned For Thursday

The new generation of Airbus’ popular A330 jetliner family is ready for its maiden flight this week. The A330neo features extensive technology transfers from the A350XWB, including new engines, wings, and systems as well as the signature Airspace cabin. These new features will provide significantly enhanced operating efficiency for airlines, and best-in-class comfort for passengers as well as impeccable environmental characteristics.

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