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November 23, 2018

FAA: More Than 50,000 LAANC Applications Processed

Authorizes Drone Operators To Fly In Controlled Airspace

The FAA's nationwide deployment of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) has exceeded all of the program’s original objectives. Since the program began with a prototype system in November 2017, LAANC has processed more than 50,000 applications from drone operators for authorization to fly in controlled airspace.

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Diamond Completes First Flight With Multi-Engine Hybrid Electric Aircraft

Partners With Siemens AG To Demonstrate Hybrid Technology

Diamond Aircraft Industries, in collaboration with Siemens AG, recently completed the first flight of a jointly developed multi-engine hybrid electric aircraft. The flight took place on October 31 at Diamond Aircraft’s headquarters in Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

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Airbus: Latin America Air Travel Set To Double In Next 20 Years

Region’s Growing Middle Class Driving Demand For Air Travel

Latin American air travel is expected to double in the next two decades thanks to anticipated growth of the region’s middle class from 350 million people to 520 million by 2037, and evolving airline business models making travel more accessible, according to the latest forecast from Airbus.

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Klyde Morris 11.23.18

Disney At Thanksgiving? This Is How We Know You're Not From Florida, Klyde


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Tennessee’s Rutherford County To Use Snap UAS For Commercial Ops Over People

Only County Government In The U.S. To Receive Such An FAA Waiver

Rutherford County, Tennessee has received an FAA waiver to conduct commercial UAS operations over people, becoming the first and only county government in the U.S. with this capability.

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University Of Maryland Demonstrates Human Organ Transport By Drone

A Kidney Was Carried For More Than An Hour With No Appreciable Damage

A University of Maryland Medical Center doctor, working with the school's Department of Aerospace Engineering, has successfully transported a kidney by drone in an experiment that could lead to faster delivery of organs for transplant.

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GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Selected By Belgium

Will Open Negotiations With The U.S. Government For Acquisition Of MQ-9B UAS

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has been notified that the Government of Belgium has approved Belgian Defense to begin negotiations with the U.S. Government to acquire the MQ-9B SkyGuardian Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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Chilean University Wins 2018 Airbus GEDC Diversity Award

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile’s SaviaLab Recognized For Innovative Use Of Technology To Increase Diversity In Engineering Education

The SaviaLab diversity initiative from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Airbus GEDC Diversity Award for innovative use of technology to increase diversity in engineering education.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (11.23.18)

“We continue to see growth in the region’s air transport sector, despite some economic challenges. With two of the world’s top 13 traffic flows expected to involve Latin America, and traffic expected to double, we are very optimistic that the region will continue to be resilient.” Source: Arturo Barreira, President of Airbus Latin America and Caribbean, at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.18): Decision Altitude (DA)

A specified altitude in the precision approach, charted in feet MSL, at which a missed approach must be initiated if the required visual reference to continue the approach has not been established.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.18)

Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA)

The Malibu/Mirage Owners & Pilots Association (MMOPA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the interests and safety of owners and pilots worldwide who fly PA46 derivative (Malibu, Mirage, Meridian, Jetprop and Matrix) aircraft. MMOPA was founded in 1988, and now serves over 800 members.

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