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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Airborne 12.05.16: AutoGyro Certified, Police Seize Drone, GoPro Job Cuts

Also: Aldrin Evacuated, Shark US, Lufthansa, NASA, ESA's New Orbiter, FLIR Systems, Esterline

The expression, “breaking news,” seems to be highly overused nowadays, but to hear that an autogyro has just received FAA type certification is truly - breaking news. Even better, this aircraft is eligible for operation by sport pilots. The original design of the Calidus dates back to 2009. Since then it has been certified in numerous countries around the world. The company claims cruise performance to be in the range of 95 to 110 miles per hour with a takeoff distance ranging from 30-300 feet. A Sacramento man who flew his DJI Mavic drone over the Winter Wonderland festival at California Exposition last month had his aircraft confiscated by the Sacramento Police. Television station KXTV reports that Mark Munn had attended the festival with his family, and said he wanted to go

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Tecnam Unveils The 2nd Generation P2002 Sierra MkII

Says Aircraft Is 'Substantially Updated' From The Previous Version

Tecnam has introduced what it says is a substantially updated and improved Mark 2 version of the company’s popular P2002 Sierra.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Norwegian Receives DOT Approval As A Foreign Carrier

Agency Says There Was 'No Avenue To Reject The Application'

The U.S. DOT has approved Norwegian's license to operate as a foreign carrier in the United States, causing concern for pilots' and flight attendants' unions.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Delta Receives Its First U.S.-Produced Airbus Aircraft

Delivers The New A321 In Mobile, Alabama

The first delivery of an A321 aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility to Delta Air Lines took place today, in Mobile, AL. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus and Delta Air Lines, a team of Delta employees from the airline’s Minneapolis-St. Paul station, and representatives of the more than 370 employees at the facility.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

NASA Shortens First Crewed Mission Of Orion

Astronauts Will Only Make One Loop Around The Moon

NASA has scaled back its plans for the first crewed mission of its Orion spacecraft, Exploration Mission 2 (EM-2).

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

AeroSports Update: ADS-B And The Recreational Flyer

The Type Of Flying You Do Will Determine The Requirement For ADS-B Out In Your Airplane

If you fly a small airplane for sport and recreation, and use travel as an excuse to own it, when you hear the term ADS-B you probably get this sick feeling in your stomach because you know it’s complicated and is going to cost money. But wait, it may not be what you think.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

AEA Attends EASA Annual Conference In Germany

Represented Interests Of Association's European Members On A Variety Of Issues

Last week, Ric Peri, AEA vice president of government and industry affairs, was in Cologne, Germany, attending multiple meetings on behalf of the AEA European membership. There were a number of issues raised during the EASA annual Maintenance & Production Conference as well as the semiannual Engineering & Maintenance technical meeting.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Witnesses Report Seeing Pilot Struggling With Door Prior To RV-10 Accident

Pilot Was Fatally Injured When The Plane Went Down November 5

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report from an accident which occurred on November 5, 2016 involving an experimental amateur-built Stamper model RV-10 single-engine airplane. The aircraft N924WY, was destroyed during a postimpact fire following a loss of control shortly after takeoff from Dubois Municipal Airport (DUB), Dubois, Wyoming. The private pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

ESA Renews Commitment To ISS

Part Of Overall 'Space 4.0' Strategy Adopted By The Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) has renewed its commitment to the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024, according to reports. It is the last of the international partners in the ISS to do so.

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Tue, Dec 06, 2016

Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd Announces Partnership With DJI

Will Use Company's Quadcopters For Operations In Africa

The Lindbergh Foundation’s Air Shepherd program, developed to protect elephants and rhinos from poaching by using drones, today announced its partnership with drone manufacturer DJI.

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