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University of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

and HM consul General Paul Fox. Speaking on the occasion, HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, said: “We are witnessing the start of a critical chapter in Dubai’s journey to become the aviation capital of the world. A fundamental part of the aerospace super system that …
Source: bingUniversity of South Wales Launches Aviation Engineering Education at Dubai South

Wingtra partners with Kentucky-based Precision Capture to offer VTOL drone

Precision Capture, a technology firm that delivers 2D and 3D data capture, measurement and imagery solutions,has entered into a distribution partnership with Wingtra, a Zurich based startup that markets a drone that combines the benefits of multirotors and fixed-wing drones. “The WingtraOne is the perfect extension of our UAV offering into the premium segment: it […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsWingtra partners with Kentucky-based Precision Capture to offer VTOL drone

Dr. Denise Bjorkman of the Neuro Business Institute: Need the Perfect Pilot? Hire a Woman

Neuroscientist Dr. Denise Bjorkman is passionate about her work.  She talks fast and thinks fast – and began her talk at the Drones Africa Summit this morning by paraphrasing US Representative Pat Schroeder: “I have brains and a uterus, and I’m using them both.” Performing research with the Drone Portal and the Neuro Business Institute, […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDr. Denise Bjorkman of the Neuro Business Institute: Need the Perfect Pilot? Hire a Woman

Drones for Good: Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid in Malawi

Africa is ground zero for the use of humanitarian drones and medical drone delivery – and with innovative programs and the development of a humanitarian drone corridor, UNICEF’s drone projects in Malawi have become a model for the rest of the world. Matthias Boyen of UNICEF explains that drones solve critical problems for the people […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsDrones for Good: Disaster Management and Humanitarian Aid in Malawi

NTSB Blames Crew In Pence Overrun Incident

“Several failures in close succession” by a jet’s flight crew were the probable cause of a runway excursion at LaGuardia Airport last October, according to the NTSB’s final report, issued Thursday. The Eastern Air Lines Boeing 737-700, a chartered flight carrying then-vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence and campaign staff, overran Runway 22 during landing. None of the 11 crewmembers or 37 passengers were hurt in the incident.

Source: avwebNTSB Blames Crew In Pence Overrun Incident

First Engine Start For Stratolaunch

Stratolaunch, the massive airplane that is being built by Scaled Composites to deliver satellites to low Earth orbit, successfully ran all six of its Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines for the first time this week, the company has announced. The engines, which previously powered a Boeing 747, support a payload capacity of more than 150,000 pounds and an operational range of about 2,000 nautical miles. At 385 feet from wingtip to wingtip, Stratolaunch is the largest airplane, by wingspan, ever built.

Source: avwebFirst Engine Start For Stratolaunch

Gogo Business Aviation Goes Global with High-Speed Satellite Connectivity Service

The new service will utilize Gogo’s existing Ku-band satellite network, the same trusted high capacity satellite network that is currently providing bandwidth for more than 550 commercial aviation aircraft … vice president and general manager for Gogo …
Source: bingGogo Business Aviation Goes Global with High-Speed Satellite Connectivity Service