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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Rotorcraft Shipment Data

Bunce: Rotorcraft Are A 'Solid Bright Spot' In The Industry

GAMA has today published the second quarter rotorcraft shipment report. The rotorcraft industry delivered 465 aircraft in the first six months of 2017, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to the same period of last year. The value of the deliveries was $1.9 billion compared to $1.5 billion in 2016.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Airborne 08.17.17: GA Sales Report, Google Lunar XPRIZE, ATC Privatization

Also: Gustave Whitehead, AirVenture Innovation Preview, Learjet 75, HondaJet, ALEA, Honeywell, F-5N

GAMA has published second quarter GA airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017. "Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in Congress, including fuller utilization of the delegation authorization, will spur higher numbers in future quarters this year and the next.” The piston airplane segment led the industry in unit improvement at a 5.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. XPRIZE and Google have ann

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

AMA Drone Report 08.17.17: MULTI-GP Int'l Open, Drone v Chicago, Reno Drone Race

Also: Yuneec Extended Service Plan, UAV on A/C Carrier, Blue Angels Incident, Drone Operator Safety Act

MultiGP’s 2017 MultiGP International Open, conducted on the grounds of AMA HQ turned out to be a recordsetter! The AMA crew has reported that some 300 quadcopter pilots inundated Muncie, Indiana, August 8-13 for the much-anticipated Riot-MultiGP International Open. The races were held at AMA’s International Aeromodeling Center and in addition to plenty of opportunities to simply fly for the fun of it, pilots competed at eleven tracks spread out across nearly 1,100 acres. Racers came from all over the globe... A drone operator with a Part 107 license was recently cited by the City of Chicago for flying his aircraft over people without consent... except that it didn't happen. Attorney Jeffrey Antonelli represented Jerrick Hakim, who made one flight on Chicago's lakefront. Stopped by th

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

NBAA To Appeals Court: Santa Monica, FAA Agreement Must Be 'Vacated'

Says Agency Disregarded Statutory Requirement When Entering Into The Agreement With The City

The NBAA joined five other stakeholders to filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the legality of a "settlement agreement” between the FAA and the city of Santa Monica.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Google Lunar XPRIZE Adds Milestone Incentives

Offers $4.75 Million To Teams Which Complete In-Space Tasks The On Way To The Moon

XPRIZE and Google have announced that $4.75M in additional Milestone Prize money will be available to Google Lunar XPRIZE finalist teams for achieving technological milestones along the way to the Moon.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Congressman Jim Bridenstine May Be Trump's Choice As NASA Administrator

Aerojet Rocketdyne's John Schumacher Mentioned For Deputy Administrator Post

President Donald Trump is considering  Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) as the next NASA administrator, according to reports from NASA Watch and Ars Technica.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

AMA Drone Report 08.10.17: AMA Gov't Outreach, Nat'l Model Av Day, Lego Drones

Also: Volaero Tracks Pythons, Army v DJI, Snap Acquiring Drone?, Orlando Backs Down

There’s no rest for the folks at AMA that deal with the politics that comes with flying hobby aircraft... especially drones. The AMA staff reports that, “As you know, we have been working tirelessly with Congress to preserve and strengthen the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and to affirm the importance of the community-based model for managing the recreational community. Due to Congressional recess in August, we do not expect any further action on FAA reauthorization legislation until September. National Model Aviation Day is coming... and that includes the hobby drone community! This is the fifth anniversary as UAS operators and clubs across the country celebrate National Model Aviation Day, August 12, 2017. National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate the hobby and share it

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

NTSB Provides An Update On VA Police Helicopter Accident Investigation

Preliminary Report Expected Within Two To Three Weeks

The NTSB has released an update into its ongoing investigation of the crash of a Virginia State Police helicopter that occurred on Aug. 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

HondaJet Obtains Brazilian Type Certification

Gains Entry To One Of The World's Largest Bizjet Markets

The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency has certified the HondaJet, joining the U.S., Europe, Mexico and Canada in approving the new aircraft. Honda Aircraft Company announced the certification this week at LBACE.

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Thu, Aug 17, 2017

FlightSafety Academy Introduces Growth And Achievement Preparation Program

Designed For New Students Entering FlightSafety Academy In Vero Beach, FL

FlightSafety International has started a new Integrated Growth and Achievement Preparation Program for students entering the FlightSafety Academy in Vero Beach, Florida.

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