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Fri, May 26, 2017

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.26.17)

“The XS-1 would be neither a traditional airplane nor a conventional launch vehicle but rather a combination of the two, with the goal of lowering launch costs by a factor of ten and replacing today’s frustratingly long wait time with launch on demand.” Source: Jess Sponable, DARPA XS-1 program manager.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.26.17): Safety Logic System

A software enhancement to ASDE−3, ASDE−X, and ASSC, that predicts the path of aircraft landing and/or departing, and/or vehicular movements on runways.

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Fri, May 26, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.26.17)

European Regions Airlines Association

According to the site, ERA is, and will remain, the principal body that represents the interests of organizations involved in intra-European air transport by influencing regulatory and environmental conditions, facilitating technical cooperation and advancement, and gaining public and political support. 

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Fri, May 26, 2017

AD: Zodiac Seats California LLC Seating Systems

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PRODUCT: Certain Zodiac Seats California LLC seating systems.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

Airborne 05.25.17: DJI Spark!, S. Lakeland Airport, Moon Rock Sample

Also: Airbus Corporate Helos, Airborne Expansion, Gulfstream G600, Gogo Business, MilFuel, Aerion And GE, Pro Line Fusion

DJI has just introduced the Spark, which they call an "easy-to-use, fun-to-fly mini camera drone that lifts off from the palm of your hand to capture and share the special moments in your life on the go." The little drone’s aims are clear... keep it simple... using a number of new control concepts that range from an ingenious cadre of specialized hand gestures to mobile device control to quasi-conventional Flight controllers... and to incorporate scads of accessories and additional functionality. The revised DJI APP support is impressive. Triton Aerospace, a Chinese corporation with U.S. operations based in Washington State, has purchased the South Lakeland (FL) airport for $2 million with plans to establish a training and support center. The airport, on the south side of

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Thu, May 25, 2017

AMA Drone Report 05.25.17: Court Kills FAA Model Drone Registration, DJI Spark!

Also: AMA Reacts To Court, FAA Reaction, AUVSI Reaction, Kittyhawk Flight Deck APP

Score one for us little guys... As you may have heard, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. In Section 336 of the law, Congress specified that the FAA "may not promulgate any rule or regulation regarding a model aircraft.” The Act defines “model aircraft” as “an unmanned aircraft that is — (1) capable of sustained flight in the atmosphere; (2) flown within visual line of sight of the person operating the aircraft; and (3) flown for hobby or recreational purposes.” Maryland attorney John Taylor challenged the regist

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Thu, May 25, 2017

ALPA Concerned About Cuts In President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Request

DOT, FAA, Other Cuts Could Adversely Affect Passenger And Crew Safety, Union Says

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) says that some of the cuts in President Trump's FY2018 budget request could have a negative impact on air travel and safety.

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Thu, May 25, 2017

AMA Drone Report 05.18.17: Drone-Jumping!, AMA Sightings Report, King Schools

Also: DJI Smart TV App, Huerta: Unmanned Aircraft 'Good News Story', XPONENTIAL Innovation Preview

Ya had to see it to believe it... An ingenious Latvian UAS operation has pulled off an exercise in which a skydiver used one of their massive 28 rotor multi-copters to make an eye-popping skydive. On May 12, a 28-propeller drone built by Aerones lifted skydiver, Ingus Augstkalns, to a height of nearly 1100 feet, from where he accomplished the planned jump. The company, Aerones, has already demonstrated a number of dramatic heavy lift missions and solutions. Janis Putrams, Aerones' chief engineer, and the drone pilot on this mission, added, "Already in the near future, our technology will save human lives, will help to fight fires and carry out other challenging and significant work. With this project, we show that we are ready for serious tasks in the field of civil defence and sports." AMA has revie

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Thu, May 25, 2017

NASA Leadership Praises Trump Budget

Acting Administrator Says The Proposal Reflects The Agency's Priorities

Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot released a statement Tuesday concerning the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal that is generally supportive of the plan.

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