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Mon, Jan 15, 2018

GovSat-1 Arrives At Cape Canaveral For SpaceX Launch In January

GovSat’s First Satellite Will Offer Highly Secure Capabilities For Governments And Institutions

The GovSat-1 spacecraft has arrived at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. GovSat-1 is the first satellite of GovSat, which is a brand operated by a joint venture between the Government of Luxembourg and the world-leading satellite operator SES. It is scheduled for launch at the end of this month on board a SpaceX flight-proven Falcon 9 rocket.

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Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Spring Airlines Finalizes LEAP-1A Engine Order

Will Power 60 A320neo Airplanes

CFM International is pleased to announce that is has finalized the agreement with Spring Airlines for the purchase of 120 LEAP-1A engines to power 60 Airbus A320neo aircraft.

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Sun, Jan 14, 2018

Airborne 01.12.18: JetPack!!!, Bell Heli at CES, Zuma Failure

Also: Alitalia Damages Viola, Gogo AVANCE L3, United Airlines ALPA MEC, Fat Shark Drone Racing Training Kit

With one ‘FAA approved’ jetpack allegedly to its credit, JetPack Aviation unveiled a prototype of its next model on Wednesday at CES 2018 in Las Vegas ... the JB-11. The new model has six turbojet engines, and the company says it can fly about 20 miles at speeds up to 150 mph. The first model was revealed when CEO David Mayman flew around the Statue of Liberty in November, 2015. He made a similar flight in the JB10 model over the River Thames in London in 2016. Textron company Bell Helicopter unveiled its air taxi cabin design and fully integrated user experience Tuesday at CES 2018. The four-passenger cabin demonstrates Bell’s view of an on-demand mobility aircraft that focuses on a people-first engineered user experience tailored with an urban air taxi ride. “Bell H

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Sun, Jan 14, 2018

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.14.18): Tetrahedron

Tetrahedron A device normally located on uncontrolled airports and used as a landing direction indicator. The small end of a tetrahedron points in the direction of landing. At controlled airports, the tetrahedron, if installed, should be disregarded because tower instructions supersede the indicator.

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Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Airborne 01.10.18: Advanced XL-2, Huerta Steps Down, Karma Kaput

Also: Fairbanks Opposed A/C Registration, P2012 Traveller, Team Futaba, Dream Chaser Update

Discovery Aviation has started production of its new advanced XL-2 with a three (3) aircraft order from a current XL-2 operator in Seoul, Korea. The business plan calls for production to ramp up in 2018 with full production capabilities to be achieved later in the year. To date there have been 135 XL-2s’ manufactured, featuring an exceptional safety record and offering unparalleled operational costs, burning just 4.5 gph with its advanced Teledyne Continental Motors IOF-240 FADEC engine. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta's term as FAA administrator ended last weekend with no permanent replacement identified. Huerta was appointed to lead the agency by President Obama in 2011 following the resignation of Randy Babbitt, in the wake of an alleged drunken driving incident. The current deputy administrator,

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Thu, Jan 11, 2018

AMA Drone Report 01.11.18: Hobbico Chapter 11, New Tello Drone, Karma Killed

Also: Huerta Steps Down, NJ Considering Drone DUI, UK Drone Collision Study, Team Futaba

In a bit of bad news we did not need, one of the hobby industry’s biggest players is filing for bankruptcy protection as it looks to refinance or sell the company. A major presence in the hobby drone market, Hobbico filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code while it ‘seeks an orderly finalization and implementation of its comprehensive restructuring plan.’ The petition was filed Wednesday with the United States Bankruptcy Court – Wilmington of Delaware. In conjunction, Hobbico also announced its plan to sell the company. Ryze Tech, a drone start-up, has completed development of its first intelligent toy drone called the Tello, and is officially debuting the new product at CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The Tello is a hobby drone that balances fun, form an

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Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Airborne 01.10.18: Advanced XL-2, Huerta Steps Down, Karma Kaput

Also: Fairbanks Opposed A/C Registration, P2012 Traveller, Team Futaba, Dream Chaser Update

Discovery Aviation has started production of its new advanced XL-2 with a three (3) aircraft order from a current XL-2 operator in Seoul, Korea. The business plan calls for production to ramp up in 2018 with full production capabilities to be achieved later in the year. To date there have been 135 XL-2s’ manufactured, featuring an exceptional safety record and offering unparalleled operational costs, burning just 4.5 gph with its advanced Teledyne Continental Motors IOF-240 FADEC engine. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta's term as FAA administrator ended last weekend with no permanent replacement identified. Huerta was appointed to lead the agency by President Obama in 2011 following the resignation of Randy Babbitt, in the wake of an alleged drunken driving incident. The current deputy administrator,

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Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 01.09.18: GoPro Kills Karma, Solar HALE UAS, Aptiv And Lyft

Also: Aurora Flight Sciences Award, Kratos Contract, MacDill AFB, Property Drone Consortium

GoPro announced in its most recent earnings report that it is exiting the camera drone market after it sells off its existing drone inventory. The company is reportedly laying off between 200 and 300 people, mostly from the Karma segment of the business. The layoffs were announced in a letter from GoPro executives to employees affected by the move, which was called part of a "larger restructuring to better align our resources with business requirements." In the earnings report, GoPro said that "Although Karma reached the #2 market position in its price band in 2017, the product faces margin challenges in an extremely competitive aerial market.... GoPro will continue to provide service and support to Karma customers." AeroVironment has formed a joint venture to develop solar-powered high-altitude long-endura

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Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Drone Charges Against Journalists In Myanmar Dropped

Two To Be Freed From Detention On January 5, Authorities Say

Charges filed against two journalists for illegally flying a drone over Parliament in Myanmar have been dropped by local authorities.

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Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Parker Aerospace Awarded Contract To Provide Emirates’ 777X Hydraulic Pumps

Hydraulic Engine-Driven Pump And AC Motor Pump From Parker Aerospace Chosen As Supplier-Furnished Equipment For Emirates’ New 777X Fleet

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation has announced a pump call-out agreement with Emirates for its 777X aircraft. Emirates is the launch customer of the new Boeing aircraft with an order book of 150 777X, one of the single largest aircraft orders by value in the history of US commercial aviation. Parker will provide the hydraulic engine-driven pump and AC motor pump on the fleet of 777X wide-body airplanes.

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