More Industry Leaders Seek Government Partners for UAS Integration Pilot

More drone industry leaders are stepping forward to publicly offer their expertise, resources and position to local governments applying for participation in the UAS Integration Pilot Program.  Commercial drone industry pioneers PrecisionHawk made their offering public today, following yesterday’s release by drone manufacturers DJI.  In business since 2010, PrecisionHawk is among the most experienced companies […]

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Source: Quadcopter/Drone newsMore Industry Leaders Seek Government Partners for UAS Integration Pilot

STC awarded for Silver Eagle with MT-Propeller

MT-Propeller has received an FAA STC for the next generation 5-blade Quiet Fan Jet scimitar composite propeller on the Cessna P210N Silver Eagle equipped with a Rolls Royce 250-B17F/2 turbine. The installation is already certified by EASA. According to MT-Propeller Vice President Martin Albrecht, the installation: Reduces ground roll and takeoff distance over a 50′ obstacle […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comSTC awarded for Silver Eagle with MT-Propeller

Abingdon reveals 10-year anniversary watch

The Abingdon Co. has released its 10-year anniversary timepiece, Amelia in Crowning Gold. Amelia is the company’s most popular watch and helped launch the company back in 2007. The anniversary timepiece is in 24K gold and limited to 100 pieces. The watch includes a Ronda Swiss made 505.24H GMT movement, 40mm case size, and 5 […]
Source: http://generalaviationnews.comAbingdon reveals 10-year anniversary watch

Retrofit Market Boosts Avionics Sales Over First Nine Months Of 2016

Total Avionics Sales Exceed $1.73 Billion In Through The Third Quarter Of 2017, A 4.1 Percent Increase The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its third-quarter 2017 Avionics Market Report. In the first nine months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $1,732,915,016.06, or more than $1.73 billion as reported by the participating companies. The figure represented a 4.1 percent increase in year-over-year sales compared to the first nine months of 2016 amount of $1,664,109,078.49.
Source: aero newsRetrofit Market Boosts Avionics Sales Over First Nine Months Of 2016

'Accident Case Study: Single Point Failure'

A vacuum pump failure on a sunny day is no big deal, but in instrument meteorological conditions—and especially without backup instrumentation—it’s a serious emergency. The AOPA Air Safety Institute’s new Accident Case Study: Single Point Failure video reviews how a Bonanza pilot coped with that situation. Learn how you can do better.

Source: aopa'Accident Case Study: Single Point Failure'

Navy Fighter Leaves Lewd Contrails

The U.S. Navy has acknowledged that the rough contrail drawing of male genitalia in the skies over Washington state Thursday were made by one of its aircraft operating out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island—most likely an EA-18 Growler. The local CBS affiliate reports that complaints were made to the FAA, who informed the disappointed caller that childish drawings don’t fall within the jurisdiction of the FAA unless they pose a flight safety risk.

Source: avwebNavy Fighter Leaves Lewd Contrails

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