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February 28, 2017

Drone Pilot In 2015 Pride Parade Incident Sentenced To Jail

Was Found Guilty Of Reckless Endangerment

Seattle Municipal Court Judge Willie Gregory on Friday sentenced the owner of an aerial photography company to 30 days in jail for losing control of his drone at the Gay Pride Parade in 2015 and injuring two people.

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AirMap Secures $26 Million To Boost Global Adoption Of Drone Airspace Management

Microsoft Ventures Leads Cohort Of Strategic Investors Including Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Rakuten, Sony, And Yuneec

AirMap, the developer of an airspace management platform for drones, has announced a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with additional participation from Airbus Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures (the investment arm of Qualcomm Incorporated), Rakuten, Sony, Yuneec, and existing investors General Catalyst and Lux Capital. The new investment brings AirMap's total funding to more than $43 million.

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Montana Senate Passes Air Ambulance Bill

Goes To The State House For Consideration

The Montana State Senate has passed a bill that will prevent patients who require transportation by air ambulance from receiving sky-high bills from the ambulance companies.

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Drone Equipment Stolen From DJI Retailer In Colorado

Reportedly Made Off With Thousands Of Dollars Of Merchandise

A thief broke into the Multicopter Warehouse in Lone Tree, Colorado Sunday, making off with thousands of dollars in equipment, according to local police.

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Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Garmin Engineer

A Second Garmin Employee And Another Person Were Injured In The Incident

A man who allegedly shot two Garmin employees, killing one last Wednesday night has been charged with first-degree murder in Kansas.

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DJI Introduces M200 Series Drones

Aircraft Built For Enterprise Solutions

DJI has unveiled the new Matrice 200 drone series (M200), which is purpose-built for professional users to perform aerial inspections and collect data – making drone technology an affordable and easy-to-use tool for enterprises that recognize how aerial imaging can transform their operations.

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Gulfstream Flies Second G600 Test Aircraft

All-New Model Moves Closer To Certification, Customer Deliveries

The second Gulfstream G600 has completed its first flight, spending 4 hours and 26 minutes in the air and officially joining the flight-test campaign.

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DARTdrones Makes Deal On 'Shark Tank'

Mark Cuban Invests $300,000 In The Company

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban has increased his portfolio's position in drone companies by investing $300,000 in DARTdrones, a training company for both hobbyist and commercial drone pilots.

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Embraer: Phenom 300 Is The World's Most Delivered Business Jet

Sixty-Three Of The Aircraft Delivered To New Owners In 2016

Embraer Executive Jets delivered 63 Phenom 300 light jets in 2016, the highest volume of any business jet model for the year, according to a report made by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). This is the fourth consecutive year that the Phenom 300 achieves this mark, and it has accumulated 266 deliveries since 2013.

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