The ‘electric jet’ is moving to South Carolina... The production line for Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighter jets will be moved from Ft. Worth, TX to Greenville, SC, according to company officials. The company says it will roll the last Texas-built F-16 off the line in September, at which time all of the equipment and tools for manufacturing the aircraft will be transferred to Greenville. The Ft. Worth plant will be expanded to produce F-35 Lighting II airplanes. President Donald Trump has nominated Robert L. Sumwalt III to be a member of the NTSB for a five-year term expiring December 16, 2021. He has also been nominated to serve as vice-chair of the board for a two-year term. Sumwalt, who is from South Carolina, has been a member of the NTSB since 2006. He served as NTSB vice chairman from 2006 to 2008. Since joining the Board, Mr. Sumwalt has been a fierce advocate for improving safety in all modes of transportation, with a focus on teen driver safety, impaired driving, distractions in transportation, and rail and aviation safety initiatives. DJI has proposed an electronic identification framework for UAS that would allow authorities in the United States to identify drone owners when necessary while also respecting their privacy. “DJI understands that accountability is a key part of responsible drone use, and we have outlined a proposal that balances the privacy of drone operators with the legitimate concerns authorities have about some drone operations,” said Brendan Schulman, DJI Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs. Last year, the United States Congress directed the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop approaches to remotely identifying the operators and owners of unmanned aircraft, and set deadlines for doing so over the next two years. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.29.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Wednesday, March 29th, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:
F-16 Production To Move To Greenville, SC
President Trump Nominates Sumwalt As NTSB Vice Chair
DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones
SKYe SH09 Order Book Hits 101 Units
Classic Aero-TV: AEA 2017 Opening Address & New Product Introductions
FAA Certifies Elite Motion-Based Trainer
George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group Conducts OIR Missions Against ISIS
FlightSafety Expands G650 Simulator Training
Lockheed Martin-Built SBIRS Satellite Successfully Transmitting Images
Hawaiian Airlines Pilots Ratify Contract
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