FAA Announces New Drone Committee

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May 5, 2016

The FAA will stand up a new advisory committee for the drone industry beginning sometime this summer, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said on Wednesday. Speaking at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in New Orleans, Huerta said the committee will be modeled after a similar panel organized to funnel industry opinions into the emerging NextGen system. Huerta said the NextGen Advisory Committee has 30 members from industry, most so-called stakeholders who have an interest in NextGen development issues.
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Solar Impulse Lands In Phoenix

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May 4, 2016

Completing Leg 10 of its round-the-world flight, Solar Impulse 2 landed in Phoenix, Arizona, about 9 p.m. local time on Monday. Pilot Andre Borschberg launched from the airplane’s first U.S. stop, in Mountain View, California, about 5 a.m. local time on Monday, and flew for nearly 16 hours, crossing 720 miles. Strong tailwinds helped boost […]

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NAFI Founder Jack Eggspuehler, 86, Dies

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May 3, 2016

The National Association of Flight Instructors announced on Monday that the group’s founder, Jack Jay Eggspuehler, died on April 30. He was 86 years old. Eggspuehler was a flight instructor and professor of aviation at The Ohio State University from 1958 to 1980. In 1967, he led a small group of aviation professionals to create […]

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U.S. Complains About Stunting Russians

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May 1, 2016

The U.S. Air Force is complaining about showboating Russian fighter pilots who have done barrel rolls over its pricey reconnaissance planes twice in the last couple of weeks. AVweb flash

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AEA: Alpha Systems Upgrades AoA Displays

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April 30, 2016

Alpha Systems has a new heads-up display adaptable for its Eagle and Falcon angle-of-attack systems. The company also has added new features to its product line and more are on the way, Alpha Systems’ Mark Korin told AVweb at this week’s Aircraft Electronics Association show in Orlando. AVweb flash

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AEA: Aspen Offers STC For Evolution Backup Display

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April 29, 2016

Aspen Avionics’ Evolution Backup Display now has an STC for installation in certified aircraft, the company announced at this week’s AIrcraft Electronics Association show. The system is an independent primary flight display designed to replace traditional vacuum-driven backup instruments. The unit can provide two hours of continuous operation as an emergency backup. AVweb flash

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AEA 2016 Opens; Avionics Sales Drop In First Quarter

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April 28, 2016

Avionics sales worldwide had a slower start to 2016, the Aircraft Electronics Association reported Wednesday during the opening of its 59th annual convention in Orlando. In the first three months of the year, total avionics sales for business and general aviation totaled just over $ 566 million, a 3.6 percent drop from the first quarter […]

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Japan Test-Flies Stealth Fighter

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April 27, 2016

A stealth fighter jet called the X-2, which has been in development in Japan since 2009, flew for the first time on Friday, CNN has reported. The jet, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is not a production design or prototype, but a technology demonstrator, which is meant as a test bed for future designs. The […]

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Aero: FAA Reauthorization Has Good News For 100LL Replacement

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April 26, 2016

Engine manufacturers and airframers have long worried that the FAA would like the authority to declare the replacement fuel for 100LL as applicable for fleetwide use. But at Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany, this week, Lycoming’s Michael Kraft told Avweb that the FAA reauthorization bill currently snaking through congress has specific language giving the FAA administrator […]

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Solar Impulse II Makes California

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April 25, 2016

Solar Impulse II completed a 56-hour leg from Hawaii to Mountain View, California, just before midnight local time on Saturday. AVweb flash

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