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July 31, 2017

ALEA Members Receive Discount on King Drone Test Prep Course

Airborne Law Enforcement Association Collaborates With King Schools

The law enforcement community is rapidly adopting drones and faces the challenge of bringing sworn officers with no aviation background up to speed quickly, according to Daniel Schwarzbach, Executive Director of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA). “Passing the Part 107 test and becoming an FAA Certified Remote Pilot is usually the first step, but officers need help to acquire the necessary knowledge quickly, and often in their spare time,” said Schwarzbach.

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Norwegian Police Directorate Chooses AW169 As New Law Enforcement Helicopter

The Contract Is Expected To Be Signed In August 2017

Leonardo welcomes the decision by the Norwegian Police Directorate to choose the AW169 as their new law enforcement helicopter following a tender for their helicopter service modernization program.

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Denali Momentum Continues As Build Of First Full Test Aircraft Begins

Will Be First Airplane In Its Class To Offer A FADEC-Equipped Engine

One year after unveiling a cabin mockup of its all-new high-performance single-engine turboprop at AirVenture, Textron Aviation has made significant progress in bringing to market the Cessna Denali. Manufacturing of the first full airframe test article has begun and the team has started building tooling for production. The clean-sheet Denali is being designed to meet the needs of customers and outperform its competition in capability, cabin experience, ownership costs and pilot interface.

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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Acquires H125 For Multi-Mission Use

Part Of A Long-Term Fleet Upgrade Program For The Department

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in California has strengthened its public safety capabilities with the acquisition of two new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the best-selling law enforcement helicopter in the country.

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Bell Helicopter And PGZ Sign Letter Of Intent For UH-1Y Cooperation

Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa And Bell Helicopter Expands Cooperation In The Field Of Helicopters

Bell Helicopter and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ)  have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on the UH-1Y. This signing is in addition to the LOI signed for the AH-1Z in 2016 – further expanding business relationships between Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa and Bell Helicopter.

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Textron Aviation Hosts Delivery Ceremony For Barbers Point Flight School

Turbo Skyhawk JT-A To Enter Service Soon

Textron Aviation recently held a delivery ceremony for a Turbo Skyhawk JT-A to Hawaii’s Barbers Point Flight School (BPFS) this week at EAA AirVenture. The aircraft is the first of two that the flight school has ordered to modernize its fleet and support flight training efforts.

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Bombardier Expands Its Challenger 300 Aircraft Training Capabilities

Additional Sim Now Operational In Dallas

Bombardier has expanded its Challenger 300 training capacity in Dallas, complementing the existing Challenger 350 aircraft training program. The new Challenger 300 simulator was certified at Bombardier’s Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) Airport Texas facility by the FAA in May 2017 and is now ready for training.

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Hillwood Airways Earns Part 121 Air Carrier Certification

Will Start Operations With A Boeing 737-700C Airliner

Hillwood Airways, a Perot company, today announced that it has received certification from the FAA as the nation's newest Part 121 Supplemental Air Carrier, which authorizes the company to market and provide passenger and cargo charter air transportation services worldwide.

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Boeing And Dassault Systèmes Announce Extended Partnership

Boeing Extends Use Of Dassault Systèmes To Include 3DEXPERIENCE Platform For Manufacturing

Dassault Systèmes and Boeing have extended their partnership. Boeing will expand its deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ products across its commercial aviation, space and defense programs to include the Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

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AeroVironment Participates In Contract Signing Ceremony For ADF Wasp AE Package

Three-Year Contract Includes AeroVironment Wasp AE Systems, Plus Multi-Year Training And Support

AeroVironment recently participated in a signing ceremony here for the formal execution of contracts (first announced June 1, 2017) to deliver Wasp AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) over a three-year period commencing July 1, 2018.

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Drone Pilot Ticketed For Operating In Wilderness Area

First Ticket Issued In The Adirondack Park Forest Preserve

A person who allegedly flew a drone over the High Peaks Wilderness in the Adirondack Wilderness Area in June is due in court next month after being issued the first ticket for flying a drone in the area on June 17.

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Aero-TV: Talos Avionics – Portable EFIS Systems

Greek Company Looks For U.S. Market Share At Sebring…
A new entry in the U.S. non-certified avionics market is Talos Avionics, a Greek company that was on display in January at the Sebring Sport Aircraft Expo.


Aero-TV: Talos Avionics – Portable EFIS Systems

Greek Company Looks For U.S. Market Share At Sebring…

A new entry in the U.S. non-certified avionics market is Talos Avionics, a Greek company that was on display in January at the Sebring Sport Aircraft Expo. Herman Eshuis, Owner of Wheels & Wings LLC, told ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell that the Talos system is based around an onboard device that interfaces with a free smartphone app which will give the pilot a basic magnetic compass, airspeed and attitude indicators, outside air temperature, AHRS and stand-alone GPS...

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Senate May Stall On FAA Reauthorization Bill Until September

Deadline For Passage Is September 30

The U.S. Senate may push debate and a vote on the FAA Reauthorization Bill until after its August recess, which would have the body considering the measure in the same month that it is set to expire.

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Continental Motors Obtains EASA Type Certificate For CD-300 Diesel V6

Validations By The FAA And CAAC Expected To Follow Soon

EASA has granted type certification to Continental Motors Group for the 300 hp V6 Diesel piston engine CD-300.

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Klyde Morris (07.31.17)

Klyde Checks In On Falcon Heavy Preparations


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Dreams Started Here. Get Completely Immersed In The World Of Flight

EAA Air Academy Works To Fill The Pipeline With New Pilots

EAA is an educational organization especially when young people are concerned. EAA, along with other professional organizations, realize that the future of aviation is unsustainable if we can’t fill the pipeline with future pilot, mechanics and aviation enthusiasts.

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Moon Express Announces Lunar South Pole Mission Technology Development Contract

International Lunar Observatory To Be Established At Moon's South Pole In 2019

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express have announced a collaboration for the delivery of the first International Lunar Observatory to the South Pole of the Moon in 2019 (ILO-1). Moon Express has been contracted by ILOA to develop advanced landing technologies supporting the mission.

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Cuba Welcomes Experimental Aircraft

U.S. Experimental Aircraft Can Apply For Overflight And Landing Permits

General Aviation is relatively new to Cuba. To obtain a Cuban landing permit, it is necessary to produce a copy of the aircraft airworthiness certificate among other documents. When the Cuban Civil Aviation authorities in Havana viewed their first “special” airworthiness certificate with “experimental” and “amateur built” slashed across the top of the certificate, alarms bells began clanging all over Havana.

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Acquisition Agreement Signed Between Textron, Auburn University

Will Modernize Flight School Fleet With New Skyhawks

Textron Aviation announced today at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh that Auburn University has signed an acquisition agreement with Textron Aviation.

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DeTect Releases DroneWatcher APP On Amazon Appstore

Makes Fire Tablets Into Drone Detectors For Personal Privacy And Business Security Applications

DeTect has announced the release of its popular DroneWatcher APP on Amazon’s Appstore for Fire Tablets. The DroneWatcher APP makes Android devices such as Amazon’s Fire tablets into personal or business drone detectors for security and personal privacy protection. The app is available in a free and a paid Pro version, and, for a limited time*, DeTect is providing the DroneWatcher APP Pro upgrade version for no charge on the Amazon Appstore at the following LINK or by searching for ‘DroneWatcher’ on Amazon.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.31.17)

"We are extremely excited to work with Moon Express to establish a presence on the Moon in 2019, the 50 th anniversary year of Apollo 11." Source: ILOA founder and director, Steve Durst.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.31.17): VFR Conditions

Weather conditions equal to or better than the minimum for flight under visual flight rules.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.31.17)

Flying Physician Association

The primary purpose of the Flying Physicians Association is to promote safety, education, research and human interest projects relating to aviation.

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