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Fri, May 29, 2020

UAVOS, KACST Introduce Saker-1C Unmanned Aircraft

Saker-1C Has A Fully Redundant Control System And Avionics

UAVOS and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia are collaborating on the development of the newest member of the Saker MALE UAS family, the Saker-1C unmanned aircraft. With ambitions to redesign and improve UAS features extending from engineering to operation, UAVOS and KACST are focusing on using advanced manufacturing technologies and integrating next-generation capabilities including state-of-the-art autonomy, navigation, communications, sensor processing and system of counter electronic warfare.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

Airborne 05.29.20: Tecnam P2010 TDI, 737 MAX Production, B-29 Doc Resumes

Also: GAMA Report Bad News, Another Airshow Cancelled, ALPA c Ligado, Shorter USAF Pilots

Tecnam has announced the introduction of a new airframe, with an aero-diesel engine and a Type Certificate expected by July. Burning just 5.2 US Gal per hour, the P-2010 TDI takes advantage of the high-wing configuration with 3 access doors plus another dedicated one for the baggage compartment. It can cover 1,000nm on a full tank of 63 Gallons. Boeing has resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. The 737 program began building airplanes at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality. “We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program. “These initiatives are the next step in creating the optimal build environment for the 737 MAX.&rdquo

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Fri, May 29, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.29.20)

Aero Linx: Retired Airline Pilots of Canada RAPCAN is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain and continue the close friendships and associations of its members. We are here to assist members and their spouses in times of need, to promote their general welfare and to assist the transition of active pilots into retirement.  Regular Members are limited to pilots who are a minimum of 50 years old, have completed a minimum of 15 years service and retire in good standing from a Canadian airline operator under Canadian Air Regulations (CAR) 703, 704 & 705. Exceptions to the 15 years of service can be made with a two thirds majority of the Board of Directors.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.29.20): Clear Of The Runway

Clear Of The Runway a. Taxiing aircraft, which is approaching a runway, is clear of the runway when all parts of the aircraft are held short of the applicable runway holding position marking. b. A pilot or controller may consider an aircraft, which is exiting or crossing a runway, to be clear of the runway when all parts of the aircraft are beyond the runway edge and there are no restrictions to its continued movement beyond the applicable runway holding position marking. c. Pilots and controllers shall exercise good judgement to ensure that adequate separation exists between all aircraft on runways and taxiways at airports with inadequate runway edge lines or holding position markings.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

ANN FAQ: Airborne Partnership Initiative Partner Input

It's A Collaboration, And We Want To Hear From YOUR Organization

It is no longer enough, in our view, to build a successful business... but to build a successful structure by which this business (and our valued partners) can collectively have a positive impact on the industry that wasn’t possible, individually.

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Fri, May 29, 2020

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.29.20)

“We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger. These initiatives are the next step in creating the optimal build environment for the 737 MAX.” Source: Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program, in comments made as Boeing resumed production of the 737 MAX at the company’s Renton, Washington factory. The 737 program began building airplanes at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

Tecnam Unveils Jet/Diesel Powered P2010 TDI

Type Certificate Expected By July

Tecnam has announced the introduction of a new airframe, with an aero-diesel engine and a Type Certificate expected by July. Burning just 5.2 US Gal per hour, the P-2010 TDI offers roomy, Italian-style shaped cabin interiors, and takes advantage of the high-wing configuration with 3 access doors plus another dedicated one for the baggage compartment. It can cover 1,000nm with the full tank capacity of 63 US Gal. The P2010 TDI role is to fill a gap in customer choices, as they can now order the "Twenty-Ten" with three different powerplants, and three different fuel capabilities: automotive unleaded (approved on 180hp version), Avgas on the most powerful 215hp variant and, from now on, Jet/Diesel.

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Thu, May 28, 2020

Airborne 05.27.20: Virgin Orbit Attempt, WACO YMF-5F Cert, AEA 1Q Report

Also: Ligado Takes More Flak, ERAU Makes Return Plans, CG Helo Rescue, UND Plans Restart

It was not the best of days for the team at Virgin Orbit, but it was an educational one. After having to scrub a launch attempt on Sunday, May 24th, due to sensor issues, the VO team, finally had the chance to launch a rocket from the belly of their 747 carrier aircraft, 'Cosmic Girl' on Memorial Day. However, while they finally had the chance to release a rocket in real life, things went bad shortly thereafter. The LauncherOne liquid-fueled two-stage rocket angled skyward about 27°, as expected, at the moment of release. After a 4-second freefall, the first stage engine, NewtonThree, was supposed to ignite and allow the vehicle to accelerate to more than 8,000 miles per hour before staging and allowing the second stage to finish the trip to orbit. It was supposed to... but like many things in rocket testi

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Thu, May 28, 2020

Airborne-Unmanned 05.28.20: FAA UAS Symposium, Flirtey Patent, Senator Letter

Also: AMA Remembers Bob Brown, New eVTOL Startup, Airobotics Gets Approval, UAS Delivers Defibrillators

The FAA and AUVSI have announced the two-part virtual event for the revised FAA UAS Symposium – Remotely Piloted Edition, Episodes I and II, will take place on July 8 to 9 and August 18 to 19, 2020. Episode I is scheduled for July 8 to 9 with a focus on UAS traffic management (UTM) and international UAS integration. Episode II is planned for August 18 to 19 with a focus on UAS Integration Pilot Program (IPP) updates and public safety operations. Each event will feature keynote presentations, expert panels, guided and non-guided networking discussions, one-on-one meetings with experts in the FAA UAS Support Center and How-To Sessions with live Q&A. Flirtey has been granted what they call a critical patent for the safe and precise drone delivery of packages. This key patent describes a c

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Thu, May 28, 2020

GAMA Publishes First Quarter 2020 Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report

Deliveries Declined Across All Segments During The First Quarter Of 2020

GAMA has released its report of general aviation aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2020... and the news is NOT good. Piston, turboprop, business jet and rotorcraft deliveries declined across all segments during the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter of 2019. "While the year started off strong, the health and safety restrictions put in place to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic began to significantly impact global operations, supply chains and deliveries towards the end of the first quarter. Companies rapidly implemented a wide range of health protocols in accordance with local, regional and national level guidance to keep production, maintenance and training activity churning. Many companies then supplemented ongoing activities with the production and transport of health care materials needed by front line health care workers and communities across the globe. These actions serve as a testament to the adaptability and resili

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