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TURBOPROP FLIES BY REMOTE CONTROL
Two pilots sat in the
cockpit of 16-seat BAE Jetstream 31 and did nothing as it flew for 500
miles from England to Scotland in civil airspace, controlled by an
operator on the ground, according to news reports this week. The flight
reportedly took place sometime last month. The on-board pilots handled
the takeoff and landing, according to the BBC. The test was done by
Astraea, a research group funded by the government and commercial
companies, in cooperation with the National Air Traffic Services. In an
online video, Astraea official Lambert Dopping-Hepenstal says the
company has been working with authorities to develop a process for
certifying and operating an unmanned Jetstream in the civil airspace.
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UNVEILS LEGACY 500 AT EBACE
Embraer will fly its prototype
Legacy 500 midsize business jet to the European Business Aviation
Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva next week in the first
public showing of the aircraft. Corporate Jet Investor is reporting that Embraer
will also bring along its 2013 model Lineage 1000. "EBACE, Europe's
premier business aviation gathering, is an excellent showcase to debut
the Legacy 500 and the 2013 Lineage 1000," said Ernest Edwards,
president, Embraer Executive Jets. The Legacy 500 was announced at the
2008 EBACE and had its first flight last November. Meanwhile, EBACE
continues to be the go-to show for business jet vendors and customers in
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SERVICES ADDS SPIDERTRACKS MONITORING
Pilots and operators
who use SpiderTracks satellite monitoring devices in their aircraft can
now register their device with the AFSS system to enable real-time
tracking of their flights. In a news release Lockheed Martin, which operated the
AFSS system, said by registering their SpiderTracks device, pilots can
ensure that their flight progress is monitored from takeoff to landing
and if the device stops moving, stops transmitting or sends an emergency
signal, the system is instantly alerted. "As a result, the system is
able to initiate search and rescue procedures with more precision and
speed than previously possible," said Lockheed Martin. The service is
free. The SpiderTracks system currently plots aircraft progress on a Web
site that requires a log-in. The SpiderTracks partnership seems to be
the test bed for a system-wide real-time monitoring system.
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FUNDS PRIZE TO ADVANCE DRONE INTEGRATION
NASA is providing a
half-million-dollar prize for Phase 1 of a Centennial Challenge that
aims to develop technology to help unmanned aircraft operate safely in
the national airspace system, the agency has announced. The first phase
of the UAS Airspace Operations Challenge will focus on safe
airspace operations and robustness to system failures, NASA said.
Competitors will need to demonstrate skills including separation from
other aircraft using ADS-B, and respond to failures such as unreliable
GPS or lost links. The first competition event is expected in May 2014.
Phase 2 of the competition will focus on how to detect UAS that are not
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INSIDER BLOG: DODGING A BULLET
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ROTAX 912IS EFFICIENCY -- BETTER THAN CLAIMED
introduced its high-tech 912iS a year ago, it claimed that the engine
would be about 20 percent more fuel efficient than previous 100hp
models. But new testing done by the company last year reveals that those
claims fell short of the engine's actual efficiency. In this video shot
at Aero in Friedrichshafen, Germany last week, Paul Bertorelli reports
that the 912iS may improve fuel efficiency by up to 30 percent.
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