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February 25, 2017

FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

No Verification Of Any Collision Between A Drone And A Manned Aircraft Despite Numerous Reports

The FAA has released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called “drones". The latest data cover February through September 2016.

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NASA Establishes New Public-Private Partnerships

Goal Is To Advance U.S. Commercial Space Capabilities

NASA is partnering with eight U.S. companies to advance small spacecraft and launch vehicle technologies that are on the verge of maturation and are likely to benefit both NASA and the commercial space market.

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Cessna Citation Latitude Redefines Market Standard

Claims Title Of 'Best-Selling Business Jet', According To Textron

Textron Aviation says that the Cessna Citation Latitude has quickly become one of the world’s best-selling business jets since entering the market in August 2015, and is the leader in the midsize segment with more deliveries in 2016 than any other aircraft in its category.

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ESA Building Orion Service Module For First Astronaut Mission

Mission Set For Launch In 2021

A European Service Module will power NASA’s Orion spacecraft beyond the Moon and back in 2018, and now work has started on a second mission, this time to carry astronauts.

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Japan's ATLA Extends 5-Year H225 PBL Contract With Airbus Helicopters

Japan's Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA) Has Signed For 'HCare Infinite' For Its H225 Fleet

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’.

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Goodyear Reveals Plans For Arrival Of Next Generation Blimp In 2017

Upgrades At Carson Base To Include New Inflatable Hangar

Plans have been revealed for major facilities upgrades at Goodyear's Airship Operations base in Carson, renewing its commitment to the Goodyear Blimp's presence in the Los Angeles area.

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Leonardo To Provide AESA Radar For French Tactical Drone System

System Has Been Flown On Over 10 Different Aircraft Types

After an international competition, Leonardo has been selected by Safran Electronics & Defense to provide the PicoSAR AESA (E-Scan) radar for its Patroller UAV. The radars will be used by the French Forces, which selected the Patroller in April 2016. The multi-million Euro contract will see Leonardo provide a number of radars and spares, which will be used for long-range, over-land surveillance missions.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.25.17)

"The first awards showed us how much the commercial space sector is ready to collaborate with us on developing capabilities that align with their business plans and meet NASA's strategic goals." Source: Steve Jurczyk, NASA associate administrator for STMD.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.25.17): Touch-And-Go

An operation by an aircraft that lands and departs on a runway without stopping or exiting the runway.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.25.17)

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Regulations & Policies

The official FAA site where you can find federal regulation and policies governing UAS use.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-04-07

PRODUCT: Certain The Boeing Company Model 757 airplanes.

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AD: Textron (Type Certificate Previously Held by Cessna Aircraft Company) Airpla

AD NUMBER: 2017-04-14

PRODUCT: Certain Textron Aviation Inc. Model 560XL airplanes.

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