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Wed, Jan 17, 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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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Airbus Will Build On Record Deliveries In 2018

Benefits From The Strengths Of Employees And A Global Industrial System

Airbus is laying plans to build on the company’s record 718 jetliner deliveries in 2017 and 1,109 net orders logged during the past year. That was the key message from the planemaker's 2017 year-in-review webcast, during which achievements of the past 12 months were outlined by Fabrice Brégier, Chief Operating Officer of Airbus, and President - Commercial Aircraft, joined by John Leahy, Airbus Commercial Aircraft’s Chief Operating Officer - Customers.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Targets

Placed A Total Of 210 Aircraft, Ends Year With Solid Order Book

Embraer delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017, of which 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). The deliveries were within the outlook ranges for the year of 97 to 102 commercial jets, 70 to 80 light business jets and 35 to 45 large business jets. In the last quarter of 2017, Embraer delivered 23 commercial jets and 50 executive jets (32 light and 18 large). As of December 31, the firm order backlog totaled $18.3 billion.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

AMA Drone Report 01.11.18: Hobbico Chapter 11, New Tello Drone, Karma Killed

Also: Huerta Steps Down, NJ Considering Drone DUI, UK Drone Collision Study, Team Futaba

In a bit of bad news we did not need, one of the hobby industry’s biggest players is filing for bankruptcy protection as it looks to refinance or sell the company. A major presence in the hobby drone market, Hobbico filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code while it ‘seeks an orderly finalization and implementation of its comprehensive restructuring plan.’ The petition was filed Wednesday with the United States Bankruptcy Court – Wilmington of Delaware. In conjunction, Hobbico also announced its plan to sell the company. Ryze Tech, a drone start-up, has completed development of its first intelligent toy drone called the Tello, and is officially debuting the new product at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The Tello is a hobby drone that balances fu

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Thrush Aircraft Begins Exploration Of Autonomous Air Tanker

Strategic Alliance With Drone America Anticipated To Yield Unmanned Solutions To Airborne Wildfire Surveillance And Attack And More  

The arsenal of airborne tactics available to firefighters and first responders may soon grow significantly as Thrush Aircraft has formed a strategic alliance with highly-regarded unmanned aerial vehicle and systems manufacturer Drone America to begin development of the world’s first autonomous air tanker.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel Releases 2017 Annual Report

Examines NASA's Safety Performance Over The Past Year, Highlights Accomplishments

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2017 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Skydiving Museum HOF Launches New Website

Focus Is On Photography Capturing The Essence Of The Sport

The International Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame has launched a new website, though your current bookmark will still take you to the new content.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Nature Air Operating Certificate Suspended

Costa Rican Charter Carrier Involved In Accident Which Fatally Injured 10 U.S. Citizens

The General Directorate of Civil Aviation in Costa Rica has suspended the operating certificate of Nature Air following an accident in which 10 U.S. citizens were fatally injured o New Year's Eve.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

AUVSI Holds Webinar On Drones For Government Operations

Takes Place Today At 1500 EST

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will host a webinar on how government agencies, within and beyond the U.S. Department of Defense, are increasingly integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into their operating procedures. The webinar will take place on this afternoon at 1500 EST.

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Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Trans States Airlines Rolls Out $44,000 Signing Bonus For Pilots

Total First Year Compensation For New Hire First Officers Now Approaches $86,000

Trans States Airlines has announced a $44,000 signing bonus for new hire First Officers. The new bonus, which includes an additional $6,000 bonus for pilots with a type rating, solidifies Trans States' position among the top paying regional airlines in terms of first year compensation.

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