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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne 03.27.17: Continental Motors ‘Overhaul’, Amazon Rotor, SpaceX DroneShip

Also: Boom Supersonic, Boeing 747-8, Boeing Grant, IKE's 300,000th, Rocket Lab, Duncan Aviation, Xplorer Mini

Continental Motors seems to have a lot of faith in the future of aviation... enough so to invest tens of millions of dollars in a new plant, and millions more on the latest new manufacturing technologies. The company has just announced their intention to build a new factory and corporate office in Mobile, AL, and ‘invest globally’ in the future of GA. In the first step of a 3-year global investment plan to take its manufacturing, customer service and engineering infrastructure to the next level, they will build a new, state of the art manufacturing facility and corporate office located at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, replacing the company’s current 11 building footprints with a single, state-of-the-art facility designed for lean manufacturing and offic

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Airborne-Unmanned 03.28.17: Gremlins UAS, Drone Privacy, Alpha Unmanned Helo

Also: Knifefish UUV, Runway Inspection Drones, Drone Hinders Firefighting, Canada's New Drone Regs

DARPA has awarded two Phase 2 contracts of its Gremlins program to Dynetics, Inc. and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. The goal of the Gremlins program is to develop UAS that can be launched in groups from different types of military aircraft, while they are out of range of adversaries. These vehicles would be launched from military aircrafts such as small fixed-wing UAS, bombers and fighters. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) have introduced legislation in Congress to establish to protect the privacy of individuals from the expanded use of commercial and government drones, via what they call the Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act. The authors say the legislation also will require privacy protection provisions relating to data collection and m

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

AMA Drone Report 03.23.17: New Canada Drone Regs, 'Anti-Drone' Race, Tiny Whoop

Also: SELFLY Camera-Kickstarter, Turtle Tracking Drones, Drones Save Lives!

The Canadian government has recently released new regulations for recreational drone operators that carry hefty penalties for violators... Even more so than those here in the US. The new rules apply to aircraft weighing between about half a pound and 77 pounds being flown non-commercially. Under the rules, recreational drones may not be flown higher than 90 meters above the ground; closer than 75 meters from buildings, vehicles, vessels, animals, people/crowds; and closer than 9 kilometers from the center of any "aerodrome"... defined as anywhere that aircraft take off and land. The rules also prohibit flight in controlled or restricted airspace, within about 5.6 miles of a forest fire, or anywhere the aircraft could interfere with police or first responders. Positing that we need anti-drone instruments, the folks of the T

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Huerta: Unmanned Aircraft Era Is New Age Of American Aviation

Administrator Opens Second Annual UAS Symposium

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta opened the second annual UAS Symposium saying the Unmanned Aircraft Era is the "new age of American aviation."

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones

Remote Identifier Would Provide Accountability While Protecting Drone Operator Privacy

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.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Completes Landmark Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight

Flies From London City Airport To New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has confirmed that a C Series aircraft with a representative payload successfully flew non-stop from London City Airport (LCY) to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City. The direct intercontinental flight followed a series of successful flights to demonstrate the CS100 aircraft's exceptional capabilities for operations to and from LCY, including steep approach landing and short runway performance.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

President Trump Nominates Sumwalt As NTSB Vice Chair

Long-Serving Member Tapped For Another Five-Year Term On The Board

President Donald Trump has nominated Robert L.Sumwalt III to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board 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.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

FAI Signs Agreement With Freedom Drone Sports

Will Develop Drone Racing In A Responsible And Safe Way

The FAI and Freedom Drone Sports have signed a memorandum of understanding, signalling a new step in the development of drone racing as a sport around the world.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

NASA Tests New Engine Controller For First Space Launch System Flight

Critical Milestone Tests The ‘Brain’ Of The Engine

NASA marked a critical milestone March 23 with a test of the first RS-25 engine controller that will be used on the first flight of the new Space Launch System (SLS), the world’s most powerful rocket.

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Tue, Mar 28, 2017

LA Times: Santa Monica Cannot Ignore Airport

Editorial Board Says No Legitimate Reason To Shorten The Runway

The Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Times has published an article that urges the City of Santa Monica to not be a “slumlord” to KSMO, even with the airport's eventual closure looming.

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