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May 22, 2017

Airborne 05.22.17: Court Nukes FAA Model Drone Regs, Lancair Moves, Virgin Orbit

Also: Dutch King, DA-42NG, US Civil Aircraft Shipments, ADS-B Out, Facial Recognition, Av Threats, Air Travel Growth

The hobby drone industry just got a bit shook up... The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has ruled that the FAA violated the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 when it required the registration of model aircraft, including drones, that are flown strictly for recreational purposes, and has vacated the Registration Rule for those aircraft. Maryland attorney John Taylor challenged the registration requirement based on Section 336, saying that the rule was unlawful as applied t

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Aero-TV: AEA Turns 60 - Reflecting on the Past, for the Future (Part 1)

Part 1 Of Our Annual Conversation With The AEA President At Their Annual Convention…

Each year at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) convention and trade show, Aero-TV is granted unprecedented access to Paula Derks, the president and CEO of the organization. This year, Derks spoke with Aero-News Network Editor-in-Chief and CEO, Jim Campbell, about the 60th anniversary of the organization, and a host of other topics related to aircraft electronics.

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Klyde Morris (05.22.17)

Klyde Celebrates The Latest New 'Low' In Security Theater


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Airborne 05.19.17: Boeing T-X, WomenVenture 2017, BE-4 Rocket Test

Also: Orion Spacecraft, ANN Update, Sinful Sundays, ATC Privatization Oppo, Huerta@AUVSI, Fire Scout, 700th H130

Boeing will assemble its T-X Air Force training jet at its St. Louis facility, if the aircraft is chosen to be the next Air Force primary trainer. The contract would support approximately 1,800 jobs in the region. If the Air Force chooses Boeing to help train pilots for generations to come, T-X will be the newest project for a community that has produced some of the most acclaimed military aircraft of the past seven decades. The first two new, purpose-built T-X aircraft have proven the design

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.22.17)

Aero Linx: European Business Aviation Association EBAA aims to promote excellence and professionalism amongst our Members to enable them to deliver best-in-class safety and operational efficiency, whilst representing their interests at all levels in Europe, to ensure the proper recognition of business aviation as a vital part of the aviation infrastructure, supporting local and national economies. EBAA counts some 500 Members from across the industry and represents a fleet of over 1000 aircraft. The Association is a founding Member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), through which Members' interests are represented at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). EBAA

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.22.17): Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP)

Obstacle Departure Procedure (ODP) A preplanned instrument flight rule (IFR) departure procedure printed for pilot use in textual or graphic form to provide obstruction clearance via the least onerous route from the terminal area to the appropriate en route structure. ODPs are recommended for obstruction clearance and may be flown without ATC clearance unless an alternate departure procedure (SID or radar vector) has been specifically assigned by ATC.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.22.17)

“This is an exciting time in the Denali program as this aircraft is now coming to life through the production of the first test articles. The level of attention that goes into this phase of development results in a highly mature product in later stages of the development program, ultimately allowing us to deliver customers a best-in-class aircraft.” Source: Textron's Brad Thress, senior vice president, Engineering, talking about the development of the upcoming Denali S/E Turbo-Prop.

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