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September 17, 2016

United Coalition For Diversity Claims Discrimination Against Black Pilots At UAL

Coalition Of 18 African American Pilots Calls For Congressional Investigation Of Racial Discrimination And Violations Of Civil Rights

A group of 18 African American pilots employed by United Airlines held a news conference with civil rights leaders including Dr. Cornel West on Thursday, September 15 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

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FAA Slow To Implement NTSB Recommendations Following 'Miracle On The Hudson

Only Six Have Been Implemented, According To Reports

The FAA has been slow to implement the 35 safety recommendations made by the NTSB following the ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, the event now famously known as the "Miracle on the Hudson".

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Delaware Passes Restrictive UAV Law

Bill Had Near Unanimous Support Of Both Houses Of The State Legislature

The state of Delaware has passed, and Governor Jack Markell has signed, a new law that places strict restrictions on the flights of UAVs in the state.

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Masten Space Systems Introduces Xodiac And XaeroB

Designed As 'The Next generation Of Reusable Rockets'

Masten Space Systems has introduced two new rockets designed and built on the success of their predecessors – Xombie, Xoie, and Xaero.

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ANA Presents Moonshot Avatar Concept At Upcoming XPRIZE Visioneers Summit

Japan’s Largest Airline Sponsors Team Designing An XPRIZE Competition To Revolutionize Travel

Founded upon the principles of innovation and personal connection, ANA, Japan’s largest airline, is participating in the inaugural XPRIZE Visioneers Summit at the end of September, at which nine hand-selected teams will each present a concept for an XPRIZE competition, aspiring to create disruptive impact across multiple domains.

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Four Fatally Injured At Air Show In China

Pilot And Three Passengers Were Aboard The AVIC LE-500 When It Went Down

Chinese officials have confirmed that four people were fatally injured when the AVIC LE-500 airplane they were aboard went down at about 1600 local time Thursday at an airshow in Shijiazhuang, capital of China's northern Hebei province.

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Albatros Replica Down Near Ashford, Kent U.K.

Pilot Attempted Off-Airport Landing, Is Unhurt

A replica Albatros airplane made an unsuccessful attempt of an off-airport landing in the U.K. after experiencing engine problems last Thursday, but the pilot escaped unhurt, according to reports.

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NATA Board Names Martin Hiller As President

Promotes William Deere And Tim Obitts To Executive Vice Presidents

Concluding its fall board meeting last week, the Chairman of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Board of Directors, Mr. Andrew Priester (President and Chief Executive Officer, Priester Aviation, Wheeling, IL), announced that Mr. Martin Hiller (Owner and Partner, Marathon Jet Center, Marathon, FL) will continue to serve as President of NATA.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.17.16)

“As aviation technology has advanced, ANA has always been committed to the continual innovation of our fleet. Now, the ANA Avatar XPRIZE allows us to take a giant leap forward and push travel beyond the limits of physical aircraft by instantly transporting a traveler’s consciousness to an avatar located anywhere in the world.” Source: Shuich Fujimura, Executive Vice President, Int’l Affairs, Alliances and Purchasing, ANA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.17.16): Fuel Remaining

A phrase used by either pilots or controllers when relating to the fuel remaining on board until actual fuel exhaustion.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.17.16)

Drone Analyst Blog

Skylogic Research, LLC is a research, content, and advisory services firm supporting all participants in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry.

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