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
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
Has Increased Student Flights, Hired Instructors With More To Follow Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, FL has seen a significant uptick in enrollment in light of forecasts of a pilot shortage on the horizon and the growth of the airline industry.
Source: aero newsERAU Enrollment Climbs In Face Of Pilot Shortage
AD NUMBER: 2017-16-01 PRODUCT: Certain Ameri-King Corporation emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) as installed on various aircraft.
Source: aero newsAD: Ameri-King Corporation Emergency Locator Transmitters
“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
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
… of aviation milestones and plan the future for the development of African aviation.” The AGA will discuss issues on the development of air transport in Africa in general and development opportunities for African airlines in particular. Air transport …
Source: bingRwandAir to host AFRAA Annual General Assembly in November 2017
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
The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring repetitive inspections of Ameri-King Corp. Model AK-450- and AK-451-series emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) in response to multiple reports of ELT failures and a report of “noncompliance to quality standards and manufacturer processes.”
Source: aopaFAA issues AD for Ameri-King ELTs
Well-known safety advocate Bruce Landsberg is set to be nominated by President Donald Trump to serve as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board. Following Senate confirmation, Landsberg will serve a five-year term and would be designated vice chairman for two years.
Source: aopaWhite House intends to nominate long-time safety expert for NTSB seat