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Tue, May 03, 2016

Airborne 05.02.16: Delta Buys CSeries, Tecnam P2010, Skydiving Competition

Also: Small UAS Rules, Blue Angels/Sully, SpaceX, LOC Accidents, F-35 Program, FlexJet-Flight Options, Airplane Rescue

The Bombardier C-Series aircraft program received a major boost when Delta Airlines executed a firm agreement for the purchase of seventy five CS100 aircraft with an option for an additional fifty CS100’s. Delta may elect to convert a number of these aircraft into CS300’s at a later date. Based on the list price of the CS100 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $5.6 billion. Even though Tecnam’s P 2010 four-place aircraft only recently received its EASA and FAA type certification, Tecnam has now received approval for level I major changes that will enhance the aircraft. The revision validates the use of the GFC 700 autopilot, fully integrated with the G1000 glass flight deck. The GFC 700 is an AHRS-based automatic flight control sys

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Tue, May 03, 2016

General Aviation Community Praises FAA Part 23 Rulemaking

Urges Rule Completion In 2016

On the eve of an FAA public hearing in College Park, Georgia on the Part 23 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), a coalition of general aviation leaders Monday applauded the FAA’s efforts to improve safety and make it easier to bring new products to market for the light general aviation sector, while strongly encouraging the agency to finish its work on the issue by the end of 2016.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Echodyne Announces Development Of Airborne Detect And Avoid Radar For SUAS

New Radar Provides Avenue To Open The National Airspace System To Beyond Visual Line Of Sight UAS Operations

Echodyne Corp has announced the development of MESA-DAA, an Airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) radar for small to medium-sized unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The small, lightweight, and low power DAA radar will operate at K-band and be capable of rapidly scanning a broad field of view in azimuth and elevation at ranges out to 3km.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Brussels Reopens Airport Departure Hall

Officials Say Reopening Represents An Important Symbol For The Country

Brussels Airport has officially reopened its departures hall during a short reopening ceremony Sunday. Airport officials said in a news release that the reopening of the departures hall is an important symbol of the recovery of our country a mere 40 days after the 22 March attacks that hit the airport in its heart.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Insitu Establishes Commercial Business Unit

Will Focus On The UAV Data Collection Market

Insitu has announced the formation of a new commercial business unit within its corporate structure. The commercial unit will leverage the company's twenty-plus years of experience in unmanned systems to deliver unprecedented value to the emerging unmanned commercial aerial data collection market.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

AeroSports Update: Protect Your Aircraft From Theft

Every Now And Again We Hear About Airplanes Being Taken Without The Owner’s Permission.

When an airplane is taken without the owner’s permission, or in the case of outright theft, the question is commonly raised as to the danger imposed by general aviation aircraft flying off small airports. It’s even been stated in past news reports that small airports have lots of airplanes that could be stolen and used in a nefarious manner.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Extra EA-300 Down In Las Vegas, Two Fatally Injured

Weather Was Reportedly Stormy In Area Where Plane Went Down

An Extra EA-300 belonging to Sky Combat Ace went down Saturday near Las Vegas resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot and a passenger. Authorities are looking at the weather as a factor in the accident.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

NASA Talk Reveals Why Gulfstream Aircraft Is 'Fly Like A G6'

Angel Barboza To Present Tuesday At NASA Langley Research Center

On Tuesday, May 3, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Angel Barboza will present "The Success of the G650 and Its Influence on Future Gulfstream Aircraft" at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Young Theater.

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Four Receive Master Instructor Designation In April

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Four instructors have renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of April, while one was designated a "Master Emeritus".

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Tue, May 03, 2016

Vacaville, CA Approves Water Pact For Icon Aircraft

Will Allow The Company To Fill A Man-Made Lake For Water Testing Of The ICON A5

The city of Vacaville, CA and Icon Aircraft have reached a water purchase agreement that could lead to the filling of a man-made lake the company says it needs to test takeoff and landing capabilities for the ICON A5 airplane.

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