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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

FAA Releases 20-Year Aviation Forecast

Number Of Piston-Engine Airplanes Expected To Decline Through The Period

The FAA has released its 20-year forecast for 2017-2037, and the outlook does not look good in the fixed-wing piston-engine segment of the industry.

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Airborne 03.24.17: GA v Privatization, FAA UAS $$$, Mexico Fines

Also: NASA Authorization, Av-Associations, Essential Air Services, Kite String, Rotax @SnF, Car v Plane, FAA Forecast

With the need to authorize the FAA before September 30 of this year, a host of GA leaders have joined together to send letters to House and Senate transportation leaders underscoring their, “real and long-standing concerns” regarding a concept being pushed by some big airlines regarding ATC. Specifically, the organizations cited concerns over a proposal promoted by some big airlines for the creation of “a new governance and funding model for our nation's aviation system, based on systems in other parts of the world. In a memo dated March 7, 2017, the FAA asks its Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) - Task Group 3 to explore ways to increase funding for the integration of UAVs into the National Airspace. "The FAA would welcome consideration of a broad array of options,

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

AMA Drone Report 03.23.17: New Canada Drone Regs, 'Anti-Drone' Race, Tiny Whoop

Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives!

The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carry hefty penalties for violators... Even more so than those here in the US. The new rules apply to aircraft weighing between about half a pound and 77 pounds being flown non-commercially. Under the rules, recreational drones may not be flown higher than 90 meters above the ground; closer than 75 meters from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people/crowds; and closer than 9 kilometers from the center of any "aerodrome"... defined as anywhere that aircraft take off and land. The rules also prohibit flight in controlled or restricted airspace, within about 5.6 miles of a forest fire, or anywhere the aircraft could interfere with police or first responders. Positing that we need anti-drone instruments, the folks of the T

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.21.17: Heron 1 FOC, Canadian UAVs BVLOS, Quad Inspects C17

Also: Terra Drone, senseFly partners with MicaSense, Quadcopter Topology Optimization

The Heron 1 UAV has attained Full Operational Capability (FOC), allowing two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) squadrons to operate, maintain, and deploy the UAV. The UAV will be operated by a team that is compiled of UAV Pilots, Air Imagery Intelligence Experts and Air Force Engineers. The Heron 1 UAV, which Singapore received in 2012, will provide Singapore’s Armed Forces with stronger situational awareness and enhanced mission effectiveness on the battlefield. The UAV is capable of performing a plethora of missions thanks to a multi-mission sensor installed upon it. Regular Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) operations saw significant advancement, recently, as Canadian UAVs and Lockheed Martin CDL Systems completed their first BVLOS pipeline, well site and power line inspections using the Transport

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

GAMA Board Member Testifies On U.S. Aviation Manufacturing

Participates In Senate Commerce Committee Hearing On Certification Processes

GAMA Board Member and Sabreliner Aviation President and Innova Aerospace Executive Vice President of Corporate Development Greg Fedele testified Thursday before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation Operations about the regulatory and certification processes at the FAA, and reforms to improve U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace for aviation products and manufacturing.

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

ICAO Weighs In On National Restrictions On Electronic Carry-On Items

Effective Balance Between Security And Safety Is An Ongoing Priority

A number of ICAO Member States have begun to set out new restrictions on electronic items which can be carried on board passenger flights originating from other States.

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

NBAA Releases 2017 Top Safety Focus Areas

Goal Is To Promote Safety-Focused Discussions Throughout The Business Aviation Community

The NBAA has released its annual list of Top Safety Focus Areas, topics identified by the NBAA Safety Committee as primary risk-mitigation targets for all business aircraft operators.

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

FAA Introduces New Regulatory Consistency Communication Board Procedures

Will Provide Clarification To Potentially Inconsistent Regulatory Interpretations

The FAA has released the procedures governing the agency’s new Regulatory Consistency Communication Board (RCCB) including how the industry is to bring matters to its attention.

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Vector Space Systems Plans Florida Launches

Arizona-Based Startup Will Fly 'Micro-Launcher' From Cape Canaveral

An Arizona startup company building "micro-launchers" to boost small satellites into orbit will soon announce plans to launch missions from Cape Canaveral, FL ... maybe as early as this weekend.

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Fri, Mar 24, 2017

NASA-Supported FIRST Robotics Competition Returns To Rocket City

Second Annual Event Taking Place March 24-25

The robots are returning. Huntsville, Alabama, is hosting a regional FIRST Robotics Competition for the second year in a row March 24-25 in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center. The FRC “Rocket City Regional” is sponsored by NASA and supported by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.

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