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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Airborne 01.19.18: Airbus A380 Reprieve, FAA Sued, FAA Defends Drop Zone

Also: Skydiving Museum, Nature Air Suspended, IAC 2017 Collegiate Program, StandardAero Ceases LAX Ops

You can hear the sigh of relief from across the Atlantic... After several months of questions about the viability of the A380 program, and whether Airbus would continue to manufacture the Super Jumbo airliners, new life has been breathed into the program with an order from Emirates. Analysts have been saying since an agreement between Emirates and Airbus hit a snag last year at the Dubai Airshow that the deal was "make or break" for the A380. Now, the carrier has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to acquire up to 36 additional A380 aircraft. The agreement was signed Thursday morning at the airline’s headquarters. The commitment is for 20 A380s and an option for 16 more with deliveries to start in 2020, valued at $16 billion at latest list prices. The FAA has been hit with another l

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

AMA Drone Report 01.18.18: 1 Million Drone Reg's, Autel EVO, FAA Sued Again

Also: New DJI Mavic?, SureFly Not Yet, Drones Tracking Illegal Dumping, 'Illicit' Drone Video

The FAA has registered a million drones, the DOT announced last week at CES in Las Vegas, with the vast majority of them being used for recreational purposes. Speaking at CES 2018, SecTrans Elaine Chao said the 1,000,000 total registration figure includes 878,000 hobbyists, who receive one identification number for all the drones they own, and 122,000 commercial, public and other drones, which are individually registered. In addition to being required by law, the registration process helps educate drone operators who are new to aviation by having them agree to the FAA’s operating rules and increases airspace security by identifying drones with their owner. Autel Robotics USA has announced its new flagship aircraft line, the EVO. EVO is a portable camera drone with foldable arms and a sleek, compact

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Sun, Jan 21, 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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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

IBA: Airlines Need Better Management Of Cash Flow

With An Expanding Maintenance Reserves Market Of Over $22 Billion, Pressure Is On Lessors And Operators

As preferences for aircraft leasing develop further, management of maintenance becomes even more critical as both a percentage of total costs and as a means of conserving asset value and return on investment. As a result, International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) suggests that the need to manage cash flow and exposure has now become a commercial imperative for airlines and operators.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

NASA, NOAA Say Long-Term Warming Trend Continued In 2017

Warmest Year Since 1880, According To NASA

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Things Are Looking Up At Arctic Air Base

Key Asset In Time Of Missile Threats Against The U.S.

Recent missile threats to the United States have the military looking up to its northernmost installation, Thule Air Base, Greenland. It’s there that the Air Force monitors the skies for missiles from its Arctic location strategically positioned at the halfway point between Washington, D.C. and Moscow.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Thai Government Is Serious About Drone Registration

Failure To Do So Could Result In Five Years In Prison

Drone regulations in Thailand are similar in some respects to those put in place by other countries. They include altitude restrictions, insurance requirements, and a prohibition against flying in some areas like near government buildings.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Confined Space Trainer Redefines USAF Training Plan

Means Savings To Taxpayers In The Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars

The access point into the wing fuel tanks of a KC-135 Stratotanker is a hatch that is about the size of a commercial aircraft viewing window. After twisting and turning into that small opening, an Airman is immediately enveloped by the smell of jet fuel and complete darkness.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

NASA's Newly Renamed Swift Mission Spies A Comet Slowdown

Most Dramatic Reduction In A Comet's Rotation Ever Detected

Observations by NASA's Swift spacecraft, now renamed the Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory after the mission’s late principal investigator, have captured an unprecedented change in the rotation of a comet. Images taken in May 2017 reveal that comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák — 41P for short — was spinning three times slower than it was in March, when it was observed by the Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory in Arizona.

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Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Baldwin Aviation Selects Chris Young To Expand Safety Solutions

Safety Management Company Taps Aviation Veteran And USHST Volunteer To Drive Safety Initiatives

Baldwin Aviation, a developer of Safety Management Systems for aviation operators, is focusing additional resources and expertise on the aviation segment.  The firm has added a veteran safety professional and member of the United States Helicopter Safety Team, Chris Young, to lead this effort as Director of Safety Solutions.

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