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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

BendixKing Unveils A New Fully Integrated Flight Deck

AeroVue Touch Gives Part 23 Class III Aircraft Operators Access To Advanced Capabilities

BendixKing unveiled its new AeroVue Touch Integrated Flight Deck at the 2019 AERO Friedrichshafen trade show. This advanced Class III cockpit system includes three smart, high-resolution touchscreen displays that incorporate all required functions into one lightweight, panel-mounted flight deck. The system is easily customisable, allowing aircraft manufacturers to create their own unique interface that shows different information applicable to a variety of aircraft, including electric aircraft and future vehicles for urban air mobility.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Parrot Unveils Thermal Imaging Drone: ANAFI Thermal

Ultra-Compact And Lightweight Aircraft Equipped With Thermal Imaging Capabilities For Professional Uses

European drone group Parrot has launched ANAFI Thermal: a new drone capable of capturing both live and recorded 4K HD video and thermal imaging of surfaces, structures and potentially dangerous areas for professional uses.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Canadian TSB Releases Report On Challenger II Ultralight Accident

Pilot Was Fatally Injured When Wing Strut Failed

The Canadian Transportation Safety Board (TSB) has released its final report from an accident which occurred July 30 which fatally injured the pilot of a Quad City Ultralight Aircraft Corporation (Quad City) Challenger II advanced ultralight aircraft equipped with amphibious floats.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Absolute Aviation Enhances Flight Training With Alsim AL250 Simulator

Device Designed For Smaller To Mid-Sized Flight Training Organizations

Alsim recently announced the sale of an AL250 simulator to Absolute Aviation, a flight training facility in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada. The Alsim AL250 is a generic and compact simulator for single & multi engine piston (SEP/MEP reconfigurable) PPL, CPL & IR training.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Study Highlights Critical USAF Pilot Shortage

DoD Says Fixing The Problem Will Be Long And Expensive

A new Department of Defense study released to congress last week highlights the critical nature of the pilot shortage faced by the U.S. Air Force. And while the service and the Pentagon are attacking the problem from all angles, digging out of the current hole will be a long and expensive process, according to the report.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Textron Aviation JV Receives Eight-Aircraft Order From CFIC

Fleet Of Citation XLS+ Aircraft Will Perform Flight Inspection Role In Support Of Aviation Safety In China

Cessna-AVIC Aircraft (Zhuhai) Co., Ltd., a Textron Aviation joint venture in China, has signed agreements with the Flight Inspection Center of CAAC (CFIC) for eight new Cessna Citation XLS+ business jets. Deliveries of the aircraft are expected to take place from 2019 to 2021. The two companies held a signing ceremony today during the Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE) at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Gone West: Skylab And Space Shuttle Astronaut Owen Garriott

Veteran Long-Duration Space Pioneer Dies At 88 At Home In Huntsville, AL

Former astronaut and long-duration spaceflight pioneer Owen Garriott, 88, died Monday at his home in Huntsville, Alabama. Garriott flew aboard the Skylab space station during the Skylab 3 mission and on the Space Shuttle Columbia for the STS-9/Spacelab-1 mission. He spent a total of 70 days in space.

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

AMA Drone Report 04.18.19: Flt Over People, Not Drone Fault, FAA ANPRM

Also: Gatwick Drone 'Chaos', Fenway Park Foolishness, Utah Legislature, Parrot ANAFI Thermal 

AMA has responded to the FAA's NPRM on the Operation of sUAS Over People. Overall, the AMA believes the proposed rulemakings on flying over people and night flying are a step toward opening the airspace for more commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators. For model aircraft hobbyists, however, they do not anticipate these rules will have a significant impact on their existing guidelines for safe and responsible operation. "...For years, our National Model Aircraft Safety Code has been recognized by Congress, as well as state legislatures, as a safe and effective means of managing the model aircraft community. Our members know where, when and how to fly safely and they do not present a risk to the airspace," the AMA commented. On March 29, 2018, a pilot and passenger departed Thames Aerodrome in New Zealand for a scenic flight. After flying for approximately

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

AMA Drone Report 04.11.19: AMA v Farmer's, FAA Seeks Comments, Hollywood UAVs

Also: Hovering Drone Record, LAFD And DJI, Missing Person Searches, Video Streaming UAVs

AMA has some heartburn with Farmers Insurance... They aired a commercial which highlighted a drone crashing into a windshield of a moving vehicle. While AMA appreciates that Farmers Insurance commercials typically focus on unusual accidents outside of the norm, “we did take issue with the negative attention this gives our hobby. Companies and organizations are free market how they see fit, but AMA felt that it is our responsibility to inform Farmers Insurance Group that their commercial fuels a public misperception that drones and model aviation are a societal liability when in fact the industry is a force for good.” Model aviation needs your help to ensure future regulations do not place unnecessary burdens on our community.  Last month, the FAA issued an advanced notice of proposed rule

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Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Growing Gulfstream G500 In-Service Fleet Gains Momentum

Aircraft Demonstrates Maturity And Performance In Real-World Missions

Gulfstream's G500 in-service fleet has already amassed nearly 2,000 flight hours around the world, demonstrating the aircraft’s maturity, capabilities and popularity.

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