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April 28, 2015

Jamaica Sets Rules For UAV Flights

Commercial Operators Must Apply For A Special Certificate From Civil Aviation Authority

The Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority (JCAA) has set guidelines for the use of UAVs in the island nation. The guidelines apply to all categories of operators, including Recreational UAV operators or Hobbyists and professional (commercial & non-commercial) operators.

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FAA Withdraws Special Condition For HondaJet

Reached Agreement With Honda Aircraft Company For The Change

The FAA is withdrawing a previously published notice granting special conditions for the Honda Aircraft Company model HA-420 jet airplane. The agency has withdrawn Special Condition No. 23-217-SC through mutual agreement with Honda Aircraft Company.

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FAA Authorizes UAV Flight School At Auburn University

Will Be The First Such School In The Nation, University Says

Auburn University has received the nation’s first FAA approval to operate a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight School as part of the Auburn University Aviation Center.

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Uber Tests Helicopter Service In Shanghai

Door-To-Door Sightseeing Rides Offered By Car Service App Company

If you've ever used Uber to get you home, and thought that it would be cool to have a similar service for helicopters ... Uber apparently thought so too, and tested such a service in Shanghai, China on Saturday.

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Classic Aero-TV: Adventure Of A Lifetime -- Around The World by MU-2

OK... Admit It -- Wouldn't You Have Loved To Fly In This Adventure?

In this video ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell brings us an adventure story. While at the NBAA 2013 convention Jim had the chance to talk with Mike Laver, the President of Air First Aviation Companies. But this interview was not about Laver’s company, it was about his flight around the world and in an MU-2. A lot of pilots would love the opportunity to fly around the world just to do it. Well, Mike Laver felt the same way and he did it. Laver describes his trip in detail and accompanies his description with some great photographs

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AOPA Asks FAA To Close Gaps In UAS Rule

Calls NPRM A 'Good First Step Towards Integration'

AOPA is asking the FAA to close 'gaps' in the agency’s proposed rules governing small commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The association made the recommendations in formal comments filed April 22 in response to the FAA’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft System Type Certification Filed With The FAA

Aero-Kinetics To Work With The Agency On Method For Certification Of UAVs

Aero Kinetics has initiated an effort the company says will "change the commercial use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS)." In March 2015, the agile Aerospace and Defense firm Aero Kinetics applied for Type Certification of their latest generation multi-rotor vertical takeoff and land (VTOL) UAS with the FAA.

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