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June 12, 2018

Airborne-Unmanned 06.12.18: New FAA Restrictions, Drone Innovation Act, Parrot Launches ANAFI

Also: UAS Software Startup Kittyhawk, Drone Delivery Canada, Axon And DJI, Airobotic's Autonomous Industrial Drones

At the request of federal security partners, the FAA has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)§ 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions. Information on the FAA Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which defines these restrictions, and all of the currently covered locations, can be found on our website. To ensure the public is aware of these restricted locations, this FAA website also provides an interactive map, downloadab

RTCA President To Retire

Margaret Jenny Stepping Down At The End Of Her 5-Year Contract

RTCA has just announced that Margaret T. Jenny, President, has informed the Board of Directors of her intention to retire from RTCA this August, at the end of her second 5-year contract.  RTCA’s Board will initiate a search process to identify a successor for her.

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Astro Aerospace, Paterson Composites Partner On Passenger Drone Program

Welcomes CEO Rob Paterson As Advisor To The Autonomous Aircraft Design Team

Astro Aerospace has announced its partnership with Paterson Composites, a carbon composite manufacturer that has worked with notable companies such as Aurora Flight Sciences, Multimatic Technical Centre, Carbon Marine and Synaptive Medical. In addition to the partnership, Rob Paterson, President and CEO of Paterson Composites will build components on the Astro Aerospace Passenger Drone, a state-of-the-art aerial transport vehicle that enables passengers to fly manually or autonomously.

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Helicopter Down In Oshkosh, WI

Pilot Fatally Injured After Impacting Power Lines And Falling Into The Fox River

The pilot of a helicopter flying photographers for the Four Horsemen Poker Run in Oshkosh, WI on Saturday was fatally injured when the aircraft impacted power lines and went down in the Fox River. The pilot was reportedly the only person on board when the accident occurred.

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Air China, Air Canada Sign First China-North America Airline Joint Venture

Expanded Cooperation Supports The Canada-China Year Of Tourism 2018

At a ceremony in Beijing attended by Jianjiang Cai, Chairman of Air China; Zhiyong Song, President of Air China; and Calin Rovinescu, President & Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, Air China and Air Canada signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline, deepening the two carriers' longstanding partnership.

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Daher Announces The Development Of A New ISR TBM Configuration

Can Fulfill A Wide Range Of Defense, Security, Medical Evacuation And Transport Missions

Daher today announced a new configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930 high-speed single-turboprop aircraft as efficient and capable platforms for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.

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A4A Names Lauren Beyer As Vice President, Security And Facilitation

Comes To The Association From The Department Of Homeland Security

Airlines for America has named Lauren Beyer as vice president, security and facilitation. Beyer joins A4A after 11 years of federal service with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and, most recently, as the director for aviation and surface transportation security at the National Security Council (NSC).

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Deadline Nears For VTST Name Program

Names For Inclusion On The Historic Vulcan Aircraft Must Be Submitted By June 17

In a fitting tribute to one of its longest-serving aircraft in this, the 100th year of the RAF’s formation, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust (VTST) is proud to offer a limited-time opportunity for people to place their chosen name on a set of plaques on the underside of Vulcan XH558’s delta wing. Thousands of supporters and members of the public have already taken advantage of this unique opportunity and with only seven days left before this initiative closes, those who have not done so are strongly urged to do so at the earliest opportunity.

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Five Teenagers Mark Aviation Milestone At CAP Glider Academy In Alaska

Marks A Record Of First Solo Flights During The Summer Session

Five teenagers have achieved their first solo flight at the 2018 Civil Air Patrol Glider Academy in Fairbanks, Alaska this month.

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Two A380s Are Apparently Headed For The Scrapyard

Owner Says They Are Unable To Find A Buyer For The Superjumbo Airplanes

Two A380 Superjumbo airliners owned by a German investment company are about to be stripped for parts, according to the owner, because Singapore Airlines has decided to not continue to keep them in service and no other operator can be found.

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Tom Cruise Makes HALO Skydive Filming Latest 'Mission Impossible'

Jumped From A Cargo Plane Flying At 25,000 Feet

Actor Tom Cruise, who has a reputation for doing his own stunts in movies, has executed a doozy for the latest installment of "Mission Impossible".

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Airborne-Unmanned 06.12.18: FAA Restrictions, Drone Innovation Act, Parrot Anafi

Also: UAS Software Startup Kittyhawk, Drone Delivery Canada, Axon And DJI, Airobotic's Autonomous Industrial Drones

At the request of federal security partners, the FAA has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)§ 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions. Information on the FAA Notice to Airmen (NOTAM), which defines these restricti

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FAA Publishes Means To Comply With Part 23

Follows The Overhaul Of The Airworthiness Standards Regulations

Last August, the final rule overhauling the Part 23 airworthiness standards for general aviation airplanes officially went into effect. Now, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued 63 means of compliance (MOCs) for Part 23 that will foster faster installation of innovative, safety-enhancing technologies into small airplanes, while reducing costs for the aviation industry.

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Airbus, Bombardier And Investissement Qu├ębec Agree To C Series Partnership

Airbus To Acquire Majority Stake In The C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, Closing Effective July 1, 2018

Having received all required regulatory approvals, Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec (IQ) have agreed to close the C Series transaction effective on July 1, 2018. The transaction by which Airbus will acquire a majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (CSALP) was initially announced in October 2017. The Mirabel-based partnership, which was originally established between Bombardier and IQ, will benefit from Airbus’ global reach, scale, procurement organization and expertise in selling, marketing and producing the C Series – a state-of-the-art jet aircraft family in the 100-150 seat market.

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Rolls-Royce Marks Launch Of New Pearl Engine Family

Pearl Engine Will Power The New Bombardier Global 5500 And Global 6500 Aircraft

Rolls-Royce announces the launch of a new engine family for business aviation, with the introduction of the Pearl. The engine has been purpose-built and will be the sole engine for Bombardier’s latest business jets, the Global 5500 aircraft and the Global 6500 aircraft.

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GE Introduces New Company To Develop Next Generation Unmanned Traffic Management

AiRXOS Selected As Service Supplier For US DOT’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program

GE has introduced AiRXOS a new company helping to accelerate the safe, efficient, scalable integration of air and ground space for manned and unmanned vehicles. AiRXOS helps government agencies, regional aviation authorities and private sector operators manage and meet the increasing demand for sophisticated and safe Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operations. AiRXOS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GE.

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Air Paris Academy Orders Fleet Of Tecnam P2010s

Four Firm Orders Plus Options For Additional Aircraft

Air Paris Academy, France’s new Ab Initio Pilot flight training school has placed an order for four Tecnam P2010 MkII airplanes with options for an undisclosed number of additional aircraft.

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IN-FLIGHT Data And senseFly Team Up For Canada's Largest BVLOS Drone Trial

Five-Month 'UAS BVLOS Proof-Of Concept Trial’ Will Span A Wide Range Of Real-World Drone-Missions Totalling More Than 900 Miles Of Linear Flight

Canadian commercial drone operator IN-FLIGHT Data is embarking on Canada's largest BVLOS UAS Operations trial to date, with support from senseFly, a provider of professional mapping drones and a commercial drone subsidiary of Parrot Group.

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Air Force Orders B-1 Safety Stand-Down

Aircraft Will Be Returned To Service As Issues Are Resolved

Gen. Robin Rand, the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, ordered a safety stand-down of the B-1B Lancer fleet June 7, 2018.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.12.18)

"The strength of the entire Airbus organization will be behind the C Series." Source: Airbus Chief Executive Officer Tom Enders.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.12.18): Load Factor

The ratio of a specified load to the total weight of the aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.12.18)

Airman Certification Standards

New Airman Certification Standards went into effect Monday for Commercial Pilots, Instrument Rated Pilots, Private Pilots, and Remote Aircraft Pilots.

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