AIRBUS Pivots Electric Aircraft Plans

AIRBUS is dropping plans to produce the electric E-Fan 2.0 and E-Fan 4.0, planned as two-seat trainer and tour-seat touring aircraft. The company had announced in 2014 that it expected to bring the E-Fan 2.0 to market in 2018 as a joint-venture with Daher-Socata, the French airframe maker best known for its TBM turboprops. The new plan is to move away from pure electric propulsion and produce a hybrid-electric, regional jet-sized aircraft that would enter service over a decade from now–2030.
Source: avwebAIRBUS Pivots Electric Aircraft Plans

Redbird debuts rugged flight sim for schools

Redbird Flight Simulations has introduced an updated and specialized version of its desktop flight simulator, the Jay Velocity Edition, to support schools that are investing in STEM education. Redbird created the simulator for demanding environments like middle and high schools, museums, and public access kiosks. The clean-sheet design prioritizes one thing for the classroom: Get the student […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comRedbird debuts rugged flight sim for schools

The Problem With Banning “Weaponized” Drones

Connecticut may be the first state to ban so-called “weaponized” drones; but the plan also calls for an exemption for law enforcement.  While it’s the exemption that civil rights advocates are most concerned with, the ban is also cause for concern in the drone industry. Lawmakers in the state first became concerned about weaponized drones […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsThe Problem With Banning “Weaponized” Drones

DroneDepoy Analyzes Commercial Drone Industry Trends

Periodically DroneDeploy publishes an analysis of the drone industry based on data they have collected. It provides interesting insights and worth a read. from DroneDeploy 10 Million acres mapped by DroneDeploy users generates an estimated $150 million in economic value for the commercial drone industry The commercial drone industry saw significant growth in 2016. Last August, […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDroneDepoy Analyzes Commercial Drone Industry Trends

Phillips 66 Aviation FBO network grows

Phillips 66 Aviation has added 11 FBOs to its network: Aloha Aviation Services (1T7), servicing San Antonio, Texas; AVMATS MidAmerica (BLV), servicing Belleville, Illinois; City of Sikeston (SIK), servicing Sikeston, Missouri; Emporia-Greensville Regional Airport (EMV), Emporia, Virginia; Falcon Aviation LLC (C62), servicing Kendallville, Indiana; Hammonds Air Service (HUM), servicing Houma, Louisiana; Moorhead Aviation Services (JKJ), servicing Moorhead, Minnesota; Spring City Aviation, Inc. (MWC), servicing Milwaukee, Wisconsin; […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comPhillips 66 Aviation FBO network grows

American Airlines CEO continues push to reform 'broken' air traffic control system on CNBC

Parker played down opposition to the proposal, which has drawn pushback from general aviation interests who worry that the change could increase costs for business jet operators, private fliers and other nonscheduled air transportation operators.
Source: bingAmerican Airlines CEO continues push to reform 'broken' air traffic control system on CNBC

Garmin Adds Visual Approach Guidance To GTN 650/750 Touchscreen Navigators

Additional Features Include GTX 3000 & TCAS II Control/Display Garmin this week announced the addition of new capabilities and enhancements for the popular GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators. New GTN features include visual approach guidance, control and display of the GTX 3000 transponder and GTS 8000 Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS II)/Airborne Collision Avoidance System (ACAS II), as well as LNAV+V approaches without Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) service.
Source: aero newsGarmin Adds Visual Approach Guidance To GTN 650/750 Touchscreen Navigators

Saker Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2 …

FBOs provide ground-based services, such as fueling and aircraft storage for general aviation, commercial and military aircraft, and other miscellaneous services. Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statement This press release contains “forward-looking …
Source: bingSaker Aviation Services, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2 …