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NEW DETAILS: Cable severed at deadly helicopter crash site near Greenville – Dayton Daily News

When deputies arrived, they found the couple trapped and the cockpit on fire, Sheriff Mark Whittaker said. Bystanders and deputies worked together to try to free the victims from the wreckage. “It was through heroic efforts of deputies who arrived on scene as well as some bystanders who were working hard,” Whittaker said following the...

FAA proposed rule mandating SMS for manufacturers nears publication – Runway Girl Network
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FAA proposed rule mandating SMS for manufacturers nears publication – Runway Girl Network

US Federal Aviation Administration officials plan to shortly initiate proposed rulemaking that would require aircraft and engine manufacturers to have a Safety Management System (SMS) in place, obligating them to manage safety with the same level of priority that other core business processes are managed. The FAA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is expected to be...

The FAA makes a U-turn on its approach to powered-lift, as the eVTOL industry tries to hang on – eVTOL.com
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The FAA makes a U-turn on its approach to powered-lift, as the eVTOL industry tries to hang on – eVTOL.com

This commentary was originally published in the July/August 2022 issue of the Vertical Flight Society’s (VFS) Vertiflite magazine and is republished with permission. On Monday, May 9 (the eve of the VFS Forum 78), The Air Current (TAC) broke the story that the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had decided that winged electric vertical take-off...

How Police Departments are Using Drones – 42West – Adorama
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How Police Departments are Using Drones – 42West – Adorama

Drone technologies have advanced rapidly in just a few short years, becoming more readily available and accessible. They provide police departments and other law enforcement agencies with improved situational awareness and enhanced operational response. As a result, a growing number of police departments across the U.S. are looking to leverage their rapid deployability, reach, and...

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FAA Releases LOA Guidance for Part 91 Operators – FLYING

The FAA has released updated guidance for Part 91 operators to streamline the application process for certain letter of authorization (LOA) approvals governing the use of specific communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment.  The published report follows collective efforts between the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the FAA’s Flight...

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NTSB: Pilot and Controller Faulted in Fatal Crash – Aviation International News

According to an NTSB final report, the pilot’s failure to navigate around hazardous weather, resulting in flying into a thunderstorm, lead to the subsequent loss of control and in-flight breakup of a turboprop-converted Piper Malibu near Castalia, North Carolina, in June 2019, killing the pilot and three passengers. The Safety Board also said the air traffic controller’s “failure to...

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FAA Streamlines LOA Processes | Business Aviation News – Aviation International News

Part 91 operators seeking a letter of authorization (LOA) from the FAA for certain communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment on new-production business aircraft could find the process easier, according to NBAA. Under newly published guidance, the FAA has introduced a process that “streamlines the review of aircraft capabilities, training compliance and procedures compliance, and bundles a...

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FAA Streamlines LOA Process for Part 91 Operators | Business Aviation News – Aviation International News

Part 91 operators seeking a letter of authorization (LOA) from the FAA for certain communications, navigation, and surveillance equipment could find the process easier, according to NBAA. Under newly published guidance, the FAA has introduced a process that “streamlines the review of aircraft capabilities, training compliance and procedures compliance, and bundles a request for multiple common...

Daedalean concluded a joint research project with the FAA on Neural Network-Based Runway Landing Guidance for General Aviation – sUAS News
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Daedalean concluded a joint research project with the FAA on Neural Network-Based Runway Landing Guidance for General Aviation – sUAS News

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a 140-page project report on the study and flight test of a neural network and vision-based runway landing guidance system developed by Daedalean. Zurich/New Jersey, 2022-05-24. Yesterday, the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center Aviation Research Division Atlantic City International Airport made publicly available on the FAA website a...

As The Pro Flies? – AVweb
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As The Pro Flies? – AVweb

How many professionals does it take to fly this bizjet under FAR Part 91? The answer is none. But don’t tell that to this gaggle of pro-pilot wannabes inspecting a Cessna Citation Excel during its fuel stop. Image: Erik Brouwer Commercial air travel is by far the safest mode of modern transportation. General aviation, however,...