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July 09, 2016

FAA Policy Helps Modernize GA Airplanes And Helicopters

Encourages Use Of Non-Required Safety Equipment

A new FAA policy encourages general aviation aircraft owners to voluntarily install safety equipment on airplanes and helicopters that is not required by the agency’s regulations. It will reduce costs and streamline the installation of Non-Required Safety Enhancing Equipment (NORSEE) into the general aviation fleet.

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U.S. Department Of The Interior Bans Internal Use Of DJI Drones

Concerns Raised About Telemetry Being Uploaded To Chinese Servers

It would appear that the U.S. Department of the Interior has banned internal use of DJI sUAS because they upload telemetry data to the cloud, and Chinese servers.

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Key Milestone Reached For Commercial UAS Flight Beyond Visual Line Of Sight

Successful Test Flight Completed Using End-To-End Uas Integrated Avionics Solution

An Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been successfully controlled in a beyond-visual-line-of-sight scenario in a test performed by The University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Lab (OPL) in collaboration with Rockwell Collins. The test flight was a key milestone toward the successful operation of UAS beyond an operator’s visual line of sight in the National Airspace System (NAS).

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Boeing, Embraer Unveil Newest ecoDemonstrator Aircraft

First Non-Boeing Airplane To Participate In The Program

Boeing and Embraer S.A. have unveiled the next phase of the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program. The program expands Boeing and Embraer's cooperation agreement and will test technologies to improve airplane environmental performance and accelerate their introduction into the marketplace.

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FlightSafety To Offer Part 142 Approved NVG Training

Will Be Conducted In Level D Qualified Simulators In Dallas

FlightSafety International has announced that it will offer Part 142 approved Night Vision Goggle training using Level D qualified simulators in Dallas. The courses provide in-depth instruction on the equipment and focus on the efficient and effective use of the goggles through scenario based and mission specific exercises.

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WingX Pro7 Releases Version 8.6.5

Several New Features Included In Latest Update

WingX Pro7 Version 8.6.5 is now available on the Apple App Store. The company says it has added some new capabilities including TFR Events (aka Stadium TFRs) - we even tell you who is playing, the new FAA Airman Certification Standards (ACS) which replaces the older FAA Practical Test Standards (PTS), and WingX Pro7 can now update Stratux firmware wirelessly with just a couple of taps.

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Textron Airborne Solutions Launched

Focus On Growing Airborne Tactical Training Services

Textron has publicly launched the latest edition to its family of strong aviation and military brands, unveiling Textron Airborne Solutions for participation at the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.09.16)

"OAM highly recommends that, before choosing any particular aircraft, from any manufacturer, especially those that might be used for sensitive purposes, that your technical people fully understand what information may be transmitted." Source: Memo from the U.S. Office of Acquisition Management to the Department of the Interior banning the use of DJI drones by the DOI.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.16): Wind Shear Escape

An unplanned abortive maneuver initiated by the pilot in command (PIC) as a result of onboard cockpit systems.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.09.16)

How to Get Your FAA Drone Pilot License (For First-Time and Current Pilots)

A primer from the Rupprecht Law about the steps you'll need to take to get an unmanned pilot certificate from the FAA under the newly-published Part 107 rules.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-13-10

PRODUCT: Certain Boeing Model 737-300, -400, and -500 series airplanes.

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