AVweb’s weekly news roundup uncovered reports on a reminder for drone operators to be alert for agricultural aircraft, a new aviation service purchasing solution, an annual activity record for an air medical transport provider and new safety analysis software for an airline. The National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is recommending unmanned aircraft system (UAS/drone) operators be mindful of right-of-way rules, equip drones with tracking technology and strobe lights, and contact local agricultural aviation operations before flight in order to help avoid encounters with low-altitude agricultural aircraft. The request was made as part of the FAA’s National Drone Safety Awareness Week.
Avmkt.com has launched Autopilot, a new online solution designed to provide a streamlined way for pilots, aircraft owners and operators to purchase aviation products and services. According to the company, users can “set up their profile once for all of the recurring service requirements” and “refine requirements to specify geographic preferences and regulatory requirements as well as how far in advance they want to receive competitive bids.”
Jet Logistics has announced that its AeroMedOPS air medical transport program has set several new international mission activity records in 2019. The North Carolina-based company says it specializes in twin turbine-jet aircraft. Finally, Qatar Airways has signed up with the flight data animation company CEFA Aviation. CEFA’s Flight Animation System (FAS) software uses data from flight recorders to re-create flights for ground review with the goal of enhancing training and safety.