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March 23, 2019

New Report Demonstrates Exponential Growth Of Global UAS Industry

AUVSI And Danish Technological Institute Report Finds Research, Innovation Driving Increased UAS Operations

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and the Danish Technological Institute (DTI) today released a new report, “Global Trends of Unmanned Aerial Systems.” The report, which analyzes data from AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems and Robotics Database, finds that 80 percent of patents associated with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) technologies have been published since 2016, demonstrating the exponential growth of the unmanned systems industry.

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Boom Supersonic Selects HPM To Lead Manufacturing Facility Site Selection

Targeting Mid-2020s Entry Into Service For Mach 2.2 Airliner 'Overture'

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado company building history’s fastest supersonic airliner, has selected Hoar Program Management (HPM) to lead its program to locate, plan, design, and build its first U.S. manufacturing facility.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report In Florida Accident

Plane Went Down While Making An Emergency Landing At Palm Beach County Glades Airport

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident which occurred March 8th in south central Florida. The commercial pilot and four passengers were fatally injured when the plane went down.

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Successful HAI Heli-Expo Debut For Aero Asset

Signs Four Exclusive Helicopter Remarketing Agreements At The Show

Aero Asset is celebrating a successful launch at HAI Heli Expo 2019, held in Atlanta, GA. earlier this month. The new Toronto, Canada-based business, with global reach, headed by co-founders Emmanuel Dupuy, William Sturm and Valerie Pereira, signed four exclusive remarketing agreements.

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NASA Mission Reveals Asteroid Has Big Surprises

Asteroid Bennu Is More Rugged Than Expected

A NASA spacecraft that will return a sample of a near-Earth asteroid named Bennu to Earth in 2023 made the first-ever close-up observations of particle plumes erupting from an asteroid’s surface. Bennu also revealed itself to be more rugged than expected, challenging the mission team to alter its flight and sample collection plans, due to the rough terrain.

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V-22 Osprey Marks Three Decades Of Transforming Military Aviation

Since First Flight, The World’s First Production Tiltrotor Delivers Capabilities That No Other Aircraft Can Match

During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter and Boeing, has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and reliable aircraft in military service with its unique vertical maneuverability combined with the speed, range and fuel efficiency of a fixed-wing airplane.

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‘Drone Warrior’ Brett Velicovich Joins WhiteFox As Strategic Advisor

Will Assist In Further Increasing Customer Traction And Market Awareness For Its Counter-Drone Solutions

Drone airspace security startup WhiteFox, has appointed Brett Velicovich, a world-renowned drone expert, as Strategic Advisor. He joins a growing team of top industry experts at the company including Dr. Zachary Peterson, an expert on cybersecurity, Dr. Ryan Jenkins, autonomous vehicle and weapons ethicist, and Leonard Ligon, Subject Matter Expert for the drone industry and U.S. Department of Defense.

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Raytheon's Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar To Begin Live Testing

Navy Will Evaluate The System At Wallops Island Test Facility

Raytheon Company's Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar just took a 12-hour trip down the Eastern Seaboard. EASR, the newest sensor in the U.S. Navy's SPY-6 family of radars, recently completed subsystem testing at Raytheon's Near Field Range in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The 6' x 6' rotating array was wrapped, loaded onto a flatbed truck and eventually crane-lifted onto a 100 foot test tower at the Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Virginia.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (03.23.19)

“The implementation of ANRA’s technologies brings great agility and currency to the New York State UAS test site and keeps NUAIR on the path to bring the test site to full operational capability by early August of this year.” Source: Major General Marke F. “Hoot” Gibson (ret), chief executive officer of the NUAIR Alliance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.23.19): Random RNAV Routes

Random RNAV Routes

Direct routes, based on area navigation capability, between waypoints defined in terms of latitude/longitude coordinates, degree-distance fixes, or offsets from established routes/airways at a specified distance and direction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.23.19)

Space Technology Hall Of Fame

The Space Foundation, in cooperation with NASA, has proudly conducted the Space Technology Hall of Fame since 1988.

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