Honors Apollo 1, Challenger, Columbia Crews And Others
NASA Kennedy Space Center will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency's Day of Remembrance on Thursday, Jan. 26.
In the drone business, DJI is the manufacturer that people look to for innovation and market smarts. While at the Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas in January 2017, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, spoke with the Head U.S. Spokesman for DJI, Adam Lisberg.
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AMA Expo West was quite a transition for the ANN crew... who went from the insanity of Las Vegas and the Consumer Electronics Show to the relative calm of the model aviation community. Incoming AMA President Rich Hansen spent a great deal of time with ANN chatting about the future of model aviation and the hobby drone community... and we’ll feature those remarks in upcoming Aero-TV feature interviews. By all appearances, the busy convention seemed a successful gathering... Drones come in all shapes and sizes, and we’re finding out that their design purpose is almost limitless. Propel RC proved this point at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show with their fascinating line of Star Wars drones. While these drones are obviously aimed at the market of fun and fantasy, the technology involved in their design and controllability is stunning. Propel RC put a lot of work into creating a drone d
A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval for manufacturing of low risk safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a January 17 meeting in Oshkosh between EAA, top FAA officials, and aviation industry members. This alternate approach would be based on a tiered system that provides different methods to show a compliant quality system and varied levels of oversight, based on the level of risk associated with the specific equipment being certified. A foreign pilot has been cleared of charges that he falsified an FAA medical application form, and an emergency order of revocation of his airman privileges has been reversed. His attorney says that the case is the first intentional falsification matter where the Pilot’s Bill of Rights medical reform mandates that became law in 2012 played a key rol
Raytheon Is Developing The Next-Generation Launch And Checkout Controls
Another milestone has been reached by Raytheon in its development of the U.S. Air Force Global Positioning System Next-Generation Operational Control System, known as GPS OCX, with the completion of the Factory Qualification Test of the Launch and Checkout System (LCS). GPS OCX promises "dramatically" increased performance and security of the GPS system that benefits millions of people worldwide.
Testing Will Take Place In The World's Biggest Wind Tunnel
Someday, we may be able to commute to our jobs in aircraft that can take off and land like a helicopter, but fly like a plane. Developing these advanced tiltrotors is no simple task, so NASA is installing a new rig that will let experts test them at an unprecedented scale in wind tunnels, where pilots’ lives won’t be on the line.
Agreement Has A Potential Value Of $14.8 Million To The Company
Bell Helicopter has awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to CPI Aerostructures for the manufacture of engine cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $14.8 million based on the estimated order quantity during the period of performance, ending December 31, 2020. CPI Aero has manufactured such assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper since 2011 totaling $6.8 million in orders.
Practice Sessions Held In Three Locations Around The Country
AeroCare Air Ambulance recently held their annual "Safety Days" training in all three base locations: Scottsdale, Chicago, and Ft. Lauderdale. Medical and flight crews, as well as members of the sales team and communication center, participated in the training which simulated an aircraft ditching in water.