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May 11, 2023

Vulcanair Shows Off 8.3 Gph Fuel Burn in 180HP Skyhawk Alternative

New Cowling Offers Lower Head Temps, Increased Efficiency in Vulcanair V1

The Vulcanair V1 is shaping up to be more efficient than before now that the design sees a freshly revamped cowling, providing cooler head temps and lower fuel burn than the original spec. The V1 has been making the rounds and seeing lots of interest on the tour circuit, according to marketing VP Michael McMann. At the October University Aviation Association Convention, passers-by were reportedly impressed at the modest fuel burn for the 180-hp Lycoming IO-360 equipped in the high-wing, tricycle-geared aircraft.

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FAA Grants Percepto BVLOS Approval Near Critical Infrastructure

First of its Kind Permission Signifies Trust in Companies’ UAV Operations

Percept has been the first to receive a novel BVLOS waiver approving autonomous drone operations at “any critical infrastructure site in the U.S. without anyone on site, or ground-based or detect and avoid systems.” The announcement is a significant show of faith in Percepto’s operation, showing that the FAA feels confident in allowing the company to extend its autonomous inspection and monitoring services in areas vital to continued service in electricity, connectivity, and fueling. The approval allows Percepto to operate an uncrewed aircraft beyond visual line of sight inside of shielded airspace, without any humans onsite - most importantly, w

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