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February 20, 2017

AMA Drone Report 02.20.17: DJI & AMA Team Up, MultiGP, Drone Advisory Committee

Also: Another Dumb FL Drone Law, AMA Expo East!, Spaceport America Drone Summit

DJI and AMA have launched a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train public safety officers to use drones effectively, and support educational outreach efforts. DJI and the AMA will also collaborate on other potential opportunities to mutually support their missions and provide new programs and options for those interested in small unmanned aircraft systems. “Safe operations in the national airspace are of the utmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson.

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Airborne 02.20.17: B787-10 Rollout, MultiGP Drone Racing, NIMBYs v Montauk

Also: Wright Prop, Full Stop!, Airbus Sued, Ellen Ochoa, Wright Trophy, New Embraer CEO, Bel Air AW189s

The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut Friday, at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with President Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. The 787-10 will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks. The 2017 MultiGP International Open, will be held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. The MultiGP International Open pl

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Airborne 02.20.17: B787-10 Rollout, MultiGP Drone Racing, NIMBYs v Montauk

Also: Wright Prop, Full Stop!, Airbus Sued, Ellen Ochoa, Wright Trophy, New Embraer CEO, Bel Air AW189s
 
The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family, made its debut Friday, at Boeing South Carolina. Thousands of employees at the North Charleston, S.C. site celebrated the event, along with President Trump and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. The 787-10 will now be prepared for its first flight in the coming weeks. The 2017 MultiGP International Open, will be held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. The MultiGP International Open plans to be a fun and educational time for all involved, with the “Fun Flys” open to all, as well as multiple competitions (both racing and free

AMA Drone Report 02.20.17: DJI and AMA Team Up, MultiGP Int'l Open, Drone Advisory Committee

Also: Another Dumb FL Drone law, AMA Expo East!, Spaceport America Drone Summit
 
DJI and AMA have launched a joint program to promote safe and responsible drone operations, train public safety officers to use drones effectively, and support educational outreach efforts. DJI and the AMA will also collaborate on other potential opportunities to mutually support their missions and provide new programs and options for those interested in small unmanned aircraft systems. “Safe operations in the national airspace are of the utmost importance to the AMA,” said AMA Executive Director Dave Mathewson. The 2017 MultiGP International Open, will be held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. The MultiGP International Open w

MOMook Signs Agreement With Algiers Aviation Training School

Will Integrate Software For Scheduling, Classroom Plans, Aircraft Booking And More

Training management software developer MOMook has announced signing a contract with a new client from North Africa – Algiers Aviation Training School (ATS). A two-year agreement was signed in the beginning of February.

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Milestone F-35 Center Wing Assembly Delivered From Marietta Facility

Major Structural Component Represents About One Quarter Of The Aircraft's Fuselage

The 200th F-35 Center Wing Assembly (CWA) built in the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, GA was delivered to the Fort Worth, TX F-35 production line in January, marking a major milestone.

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Contract Awarded For Comprehensive C295W Training Solution

Will Provide Experience For Canada's Fixed-Wing SAR Program

Airbus Defence and Space has awarded CAE a contract for a comprehensive C295W aircrew and maintenance training solution to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. The contract is worth approximately C$200 million (approx. $153 million U.S.) over the next 11 years and includes options to extend an additional 15 years that would take the value to more than C$300 million (approx. $229 million U.S.).

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UK Minister For Defense Procurement Shows Support To Indo-UK Advanced Hawk

Aircraft Being Developed Jointly By BAE Systems And Hindustan Aeronautics Limited

During her visit to Aero India 2017, Harriett Baldwin MP, UK Minister for Defense Procurement met BAE Systems and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and was given a demonstration of the partnership’s latest collaboration, the Advanced Hawk fast jet trainer.

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NASA Seeks Partnerships To Advance Commercial Space Technology

Selected U.S. Companies Will Provide Technical Expertise And Test Facilities, Hardware And Software

NASA is seeking partnerships with U.S. companies focused on industry-developed space technologies that can advance the commercial space sector and benefit future NASA missions through the “Announcement of Collaborative Opportunity (ACO)” solicitation released by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD).

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Bel Air AW189 Helicopters Surpass 6,000 Flight Hours In North Sea Operations

Milestone Reached In January

The two AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark have exceeded 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. This outstanding result was possible through the strong cooperation between the operator and Leonardo’s customer support team.

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NASA Awards Engineering Services Contract To Ball Aerospace

Will Provide Support For The Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Satellite

NASA has awarded the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership Sustainability (SNPPS) contract to Ball Aerospace of Boulder, Colorado.

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Pilot Removed From United Airlines Flight

Had Boarded The Plane Out Of Uniform

A pilot on a United Airlines flight scheduled to fly from San Antonio, TX to San Francisco was removed from the aircraft after exhibiting unusual behavior.

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NASA's 'Space Poop' HeroX Challenge Breaks Crowdsourcing Competition Records

Three Winners Selected From 5,000 Submissions From 185 Countries

NASA Johnson Space Center, in partnership with NASA Tournament Lab and online crowdsourcing platform HeroX, has announced three winners of the widely publicized Space Poop Challenge.

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Spaceport America and FieldTripZoom Partner To Offer Virtual Field Trips

New Mexico Educators Can Access And Plan Curriculum On FieldTripZoom

Spaceport America located in southern New Mexico and FieldTripZoom have announced their partnership to make a range of Spaceport America STEM and other educational content available to every K-12 classroom across the state of New Mexico - free of charge.

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AD Correction: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-01-09

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 767-300 and 767-300F airplanes.

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AD Correction: PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-26-08

PRODUCT: All PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD. Models PC-12, PC-12/45, PC-12/47, and PC-12/47E airplanes.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Back In ISS Delivery Biz

Eighth Successful First Stage Landing/Recovery Looked Almost Easy...

They're back in the ISS delivery business as a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 9:39 a.m. EST, Sunday. About 5,500 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies are packed into the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that is now in Earth orbit and headed to the station on the CRS-10 mission. SpaceX’s Dragon cargo craft launched from historic Launch Complex 39A and was the first commercial launch from Kennedy’s historic pad that once launched Apollo and Space Shuttle missions. Dragon separated from the Falcon 9 about 10 minutes after launch.

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Embraer Appoints A New CEO For Executive Jets Business Unit

Michael Amalfitano Succeeds Marco Tulio As Of March 1

Embraer has named Michael Amalfitano as the President and CEO of its Executive Jets business unit. Amalfitano will succeed Marco Tulio Pellegrini, who will assume another leadership position to be announced soon. The change will become effective as of March 1, 2017.

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Boeing, Juneyao Airlines Finalize Order For Five 787-9 Dreamliners

Marks First Boeing Order For The Privately-Owned Chinese Carrier

An order has been finalized between Boeing and Juneyao Airlines for five 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at about $1.32 billion at current list prices.

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Moore County, NC Sheriff’s Office Purchases UAS

Will Be Employed For A Variety Of Law Enforcement Operations

Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced today that the Moore County Sheriff’s Office has purchased an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) equipped with an eye-in-the-sky camera for surveillance in a variety of law enforcement operations. Three deputies have been trained and have received their FAA and North Carolina certifications which are required for the deputies to fly and operate these types of aircraft legally in North Carolina. 

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Klyde Morris (02.20.17)

Klyde's Still On SpaceX's Case... As Usual

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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NASA Announces Awards To Develop Oxygen Recovery Technologies

Will Be Utilized On Future Deep Space Missions

NASA has selected two proposals for the development of oxygen recovery technologies that could help astronauts breathe a little easier on deep space, long-duration missions. The agency will invest as much as $2 million and 24 months for the development of each proposal into a complete and integrated system for NASA testing.

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MultiGP Drone Racing Announces The 2017 MultiGP International Open

Billed As FPV’S Largest Fun Fly Festival

MultiGP Drone Racing has announced the 2017 MultiGP International Open, being held at the AMA National Headquarters in Muncie, Indiana, August 9-13, 2017. This one of a kind event is an open invitation connecting the global FPV community, which is one of the fastest growing sports communities in the world.

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Ellen Ochoa To Be Inducted Into U.S. Astronaut Hall Of Fame

NASA Johnson Space Center Director Was The First Hispanic Woman To Fly In Space

Veteran NASA astronaut Ellen Ochoa, Ph.D., the first Hispanic woman to go to space and 11th director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas, will be inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame.

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Napa Jet Center (KAPC) To Offer Expanded Maintenance Services

Textron Aviation Selects Napa Jet Center For Maintenance Of Bonanza/Baron Series

Napa Jet Center (KAPC) has been selected by Textron Aviation to add the Beechcraft Authorized Service Center authorization for the Bonanza/Baron Series of aircraft to Napa Jet Center’s extensive listing of its FAA 145 authorized maintenance capabilities. 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.20.17): Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR)

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground. While not all inclusive, TFRs may be issued for disaster or hazard situations such as: toxic gas leaks or spills, fumes from flammable agents, aircraft accident/incident sites, aviation or ground resources engaged in wildlife suppression, or aircraft relief activities following a disaster. TFRs may also be issue

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.20.17)

Aero Linx: The Association for Women in Aviation Maintenance

AWAM is an international orgranization, open to both women and men and has membership opportunities for students and corporations. Our membership consists of maintenance technicians, engineers, teachers, scientists, vendors and pilots that support maintenance in one form or another. Our goal is to help women in the aviation maintenance related fields and find ways to network and support each other in this field.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.20.17)

“One of the main uses for the UAS will be for high-risk situations such as someone barricaded in a home or building. The UAS will allow us to get a bird’s-eye view and see more of what’s going on without having to put any of our deputies in danger. The capability will also increase public safety for search and rescue operations. We will no longer have to lose valuable time waiting on helicopters or airplanes to locate missing subjects.”  Source: Sheriff Neil Godfrey, explaining that the Moore County Sheriff’s Office has purchased an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) equipped with an eye-in-the-sky camera for surveillance in a variety of law enforcement operations. Three deputies have been trained and ha

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