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Thu, May 05, 2016

Airborne 05.05.16: Huerta at AUVSI, F22 Coming Back?, Flt School Leaves SMO

Also: Canadian Airshows, SAFE, Airbus A350 XWB, Master Instructors, No-Fly Violin, Brussels Reopens, Echodyne

Speaking yesterday at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing an advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for students to fly unmanned aircraft as part of their coursework. Huerta said the drone advisory committee is intended to be a long-lasting group that will help identify and prioritize integration challenges and improvements, and create broad support for an overall integration strategy. Intel CEO ‘Brian Krzanich’ has been asked by Huerta to chair the group. Congressman J. Randy Forbes has written an editorial for the Wall Street Journal saying that Congress should restart production of the F-

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Thu, May 05, 2016

FAA Proposes Policy Change To PFC Funding For Airport Rail Projects

Would Extend Eligibility To Projects Not Solely For Airport Use

The FAA has issued a Federal Register Notice seeking public comment on proposed changes in the Passenger Facility Charge program. Currently, passenger facility charge (PFC) funds may support rail projects that are on airport property only if they are for the exclusive use of airport patrons and employees.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

NASA, FAA Achieve Wireless Communication With Aircraft On Ground

FAA Bombardier Global 5000 Test Aircraft Used In The Demonstration

For the first time ever, a team of engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center conveyed aviation data -- including route options and weather information -- to an airplane over a wireless communication system for aircraft on the ground.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

Nevada Droneport To Offer Part 107 Courses

Will Provide Students With Self-Paced Or Instructor-Led Options

The Aerodrome commercial droneport and teaching facility in Boulder City, NV has announced the introduction of Part 107 courses into its curriculum, to coincide with the release of Part 107. The courses will provide students with the option of a self-paced online course or a 2-day instructor led course providing test preparation for FAA certification.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

Hobbyists To Celebrate D.C. Drone Day With Flying Events On May 7

Public Invited To More Than A Dozen Free Events Around Washington, D.C., Maryland And Virginia

On Saturday, May 7, more than a dozen Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) clubs will celebrate D.C. Drone Day by inviting the public to flying events free of charge around the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia region.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

AeroSports Update: Biplanes And Triplanes To Fill Sky

That’s What You’ll See During The World War I Aviation Centennial At AirVenture 2016

Airplanes reaching back to the earliest days of military aircraft will be in the air and on the ground this summer, as the centennial of World War I aviation is a major part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

Sinclair, Altavian Partner To Expand UAS Training Nationally

Program Now Included New Fixed- And Rotary-Wing Aircraft

Sinclair College and Florida-based unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer Altavian, Inc. have expanded their partnership to include Altavian’s newly launched fixed-wing Nova F7200 and the Galaxy R8700 octocopter.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

Court Approves Republic Airways Holdings' Amended Delta Airline Agreements

The United States Bankruptcy Court For The Southern District Of New York Also Approves $75 Million Debtor-In-Possession Facility

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a ruling approving Republic Airways Holdings' comprehensive amendments to its agreements with Delta Air Lines, Inc. in bankruptcy proceedings.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

UAS Entrepreneurs Set Their Sights On North Dakota

State Touting Its Approved Test Site, Industry Leadership At AUVSI XPONENTIAL

A lone aircraft flies over a large swath of land checking for abnormalities in crops before landing safely at the feet of its pilot. A classroom of college-level students gain experience on how to operate an unmanned aerial system through simulation. An entrepreneur monitors his phone app to ensure that his unmanned aerial systems (UAS) tech is operating correctly out in the field.

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Thu, May 05, 2016

VectorNav Technologies Introduces New Line Of Inertial Navigation Systems

Tactical Series Combines Navigation Algorithms And A Proprietary Tactical-Grade IMU Core

VectorNav Technologies has introduced the Tactical Series, a next generation family of high-performance Inertial Navigation Systems (INS). Built on a common tactical grade proprietary MEMS inertial sensing core, the Tactical Series includes the VN-110 Inertial Measurement Unit and Attitude Heading Reference System (IMU/AHRS), the VN-210 GPS-Aided INS (GPS/INS), and the VN-310 Dual Antenna GPS/INS.

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