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Mon, May 20, 2019

Airborne 05.17.19: Virgin Galactic, Rotax 914, FlightDesign F2

Also: Robinson Delivers 2 More Cadets, Bristow Group Bankruptcy, Gogo AVANCE L3, IFD Software Upgrade

At a press conference late last week in Santa Fe, Virgin Founder Sir Richard Branson announced that Virgin Galactic’s development and testing program had advanced sufficiently to move the spaceline staff and space vehicles from Mojave, California to their commercial operations headquarters at Spaceport America, New Mexico. The move, which involves more than 100 staff, will commence immediately and continue through the summer, to minimize schooling disruption for families. Rotax has issued a NEW Service Instruction for 914 (series) engines. Effective immediately, the ignition check ("Mag Drop") limits found on Page 3-9 of the current 914 Operators Manual have increased from 300/115 to 500/150. This update will be incorporated into the next revision of the 914 Operators Manual. If your aircraf

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Mon, May 20, 2019

AMA Drone Report 05.16.19: FAA Memorandum, Spark 2?, Illegal Anti-Drone Ops?

Also: FAA UAS Symposium, Alpha Electro, Osmo Action Camera, Hummingbird Robot

The net has been awash with copies of a memorandum that may foretell the future of the UAS community. This memorandum was intended as FAA guidance to educate air traffic control facilities (ATC) on best methods to respond to recreational flyers seeking authorization, not as guidance to recreational operators. Recent legislation under Section 349 (c) states operators in controlled airspace will be required to seek authorization from towered airports, unless flying from a charted flying site. AMA successfully championed that if you are flying at an AMA flying field or sanctioned event, you can continue flying by following AMA’s safety program and within the existing agreements your club or contest director has with nearby airports. DJI introduced the Spark drone back in 2017, and a follow-on aircraft may be among the

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Mon, May 20, 2019

Airborne-Unmanned 05.14.19: Unlawful Drone Demo?, UAS Detection, Schiebel Wins

Also: UK Considers Drone Fee, Drone Finds Radioactivity, 500th Student Trained, Delair UX11 UAV

Questions have arisen over the use of anti-drone jamming technology during the recent Ultra Music Festival in south Florida. A company called "Rational Point" said that it, along with its partners Vigilant Drone Defense and Pemica provided counter-UAV services to protect the Ultra Music Festival from ‘unauthorized’ drones. The company claims they were able to "intercept a total of 61 drones that were attempting to enter the secure airspace above the festival. All 61 drones that were intercepted were visually confirmed intercepts. During our three days of service, no unauthorized drones were able to penetrate the secure airspace protecting the Ultra Music Festival." Vigilant hasn't defined what was unauthorized, and the FAA says that they did not give them such authority. However, ANN has lea

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Mon, May 20, 2019

First Flight For Lilium Electric Air Taxi

Company Will Manufacture And Operate The Lilium Jet As Part Of A 'Revolutionary' On-Demand Service

Munich, Germany-based Lilium, a startup company developing a revolutionary on-demand air taxi service, has taken the wraps off its new five-seater air taxi prototype. The unveiling of the new Lilium Jet came as the all-electric aircraft completed its maiden flight in the skies over Germany earlier this month.

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Mon, May 20, 2019

Icon Layoffs Reported/Confirmed

Less Than Promised Production Numbers and Other Factors Spell More Trouble For Icon

Amid recent reports of yet another sinking of an Icon A5 airframe, a heretofore unsuccessful attempt to raise more capital, and a GAMA publication showing that Icon’s promised production targets are not being met, along comes news that yet another layoff has come to the company. An Icon A5 was sunk in Washington state last week after it appeared, according to witnesses, yto have suffered a hard landing... not the first time such has been reported. The airframe was seen to have sunk to wing level and required winching out of the water to recover the airframe for repair. Long rumored attempts to raise additional capital appear to be highly unproductive and promises of completing as many as 12-20 airframes per month have definitely not been reached as GAMA noted that the First Quarter production total for Icon tallied only 14 aircraft... approximately 4 2/3 birds per month.

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Mon, May 20, 2019

ANN Social Media Program (ANN-SMP) Expanded For Oshkosh 2019!

ANN Keeps Pushing Aviation Media (Kicking and Screaming) Further Into The 21st Century...

ANN is, again, radically updating its social media campaign for the upcoming 2019 Oshkosh AirVenture Fly-In. This is just the latest step in a series of massive upgrades we're making as Aero-News becomes the 'Aero-Verse.' This program will concentrate on the three most persuasive forms of social media outreach -- short succinct messaging, compelling high-resolution still photography, and carefully formatted HD video. Our staff of journalists will be beating up Wittman Field all week long looking for suitable subjects for this effort, and you’re welcome to help us make sure that YOU don't get left out. You are welcome to text suggestions to 863-860-5790, or email news@aero-news.net with your suggestions. You can also Skype us directly at AERONEWSNET. 

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Mon, May 20, 2019

Pegasus Universal Debuts Its New ‘VTOL’ Business Jet Concept At EBACE

Airplane Targeted For Certification In Five To Seven Years

Pegasus Universal Aerospace from South Africa is making its debut at EBACE 2019 this week to showcase the pioneering work it has achieved with Pegasus One, its revolutionary Vertical-Business-Jet VBJ.  Founding Chairman and visionary Dr Reza Mia will be showing a scale model of the ground-breaking design, which combines the convenience of helicopters with the benefits of jet travel, at the Show’s Innovation Zone, adjacent to the main entrance.

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Mon, May 20, 2019

Don't Miss This! 2019 AirVenture Innovation Preview Is Open To Space Requests

Over Half The Possible Feature Slots For the 2019 AIP Are Already Reserved... DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS?

Important Update: The 2019 AirVenture Innovation Preview roster is filling up FAST and over half the slots are now committed. Slots are parceled out, first come, first served, and we expect to close down this year's eligibility list right after EAA gets their own dedicated mailing out in a few days. Don't miss out on the chance to be included in the FIFTH rendition of this HIGHLY VISIBLE media program. As ANN has done over the course of most of the past decade at AEA, AUVSI, SnF and previous AirVenture events, the ANN/Airborne/Aero-News team will again orchestrate and webcast a “New Product Introduction” online preview to the major announcements to come, at Oshkosh, in cooperation and partnership with EAA. It's exciting, it's immediate, it's powerful, it's viewed all over the world and it's YOUR Best bet to be taken SERIOUSLY at this year's AirVenture! Read More

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Mon, May 20, 2019

Diamond Launches DA50 Exterior Design Contest

Entries Accepted Through August 14

If you've ever fantasized about how you would paint your dream plane, now you’ll have the chance to turn this dream into reality. Through the DA50 Exterior Design Competition, Diamond Aircraft is calling for exterior paint scheme design proposals.

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Mon, May 20, 2019

Aerospace Innovators And Policymakers To Keynote EBACE2019

Event Taking Place Next Week In Geneva, Switzerland

Volocopter CEO Florian Reuter and the Rt. Hon. Grant Shapps, United Kingdom (U.K.) member of Parliament, will open the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2019), taking place May 21-23 in Geneva, Switzerland.

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