Droneport.com: Navy Advances Autonomous Technology in Helicopters

From Droneport.com: “As reported by GulfNews.com, the US Navy is testing new autonomous technology in a sensor and software package that can turn any helicopter into cargo drones. With little input from the Marines they are destined to serve, the autonomous cargo helos will adapt to unexpected situations, including low visibility, they will encounter at combat landing zones.”

New Jersey Aviation Conference set

SOMERSET, N.J. — The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition (MAAC) will hold the 19th Annual New Jersey Aviation Conference May 2-3.

Featuring a new and expanded format, the conference combines a traditional symposium with a unique ground school session.

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Droneport: FAA Flight Standards Issues Notice to Inspectors on Logging Drone Pilot Time

From Droneport.com, “Because it is getting more requests in the field, the FAA Flight Standards Division, whose aviation safety inspectors conduct pilot certification duties, recently issued a notice, Logging of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Pilot Time. It clarifies questions raised by drone pilots who request credit for flight time logged on drones.” Read the rest of Droneport.com Editor Scott Spangler’s take here.

Silver Airways partners with Broward College

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Silver Airways has inked a preferential hiring partnership for students at Broward College.

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Five Washington airports to receive new layout plans

Five state-managed airports in Washington state — Woodland, Lower Granite, Stehekin, Easton and Sullivan Lake — are slated to receive a new airport layout plan (ALP) during the next two years. This is the first step toward making five, 10 and 20-year plans for improvement projects at these airports.

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Million Air Houston slates grand opening

HOUSTON – Million Air Houston (HOU), part of the UVair FBO Network, will celebrates the opening of its new FBO facility at Hobby Airport with a grand opening event March 21.

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Women & Minorities Aviation Spring Conference is April 5

Women & Minorities Aviation Spring Conference is April 5

ROMEOVILLE—Find out how to launch a career in aviation at the 2014 Women & Minorities Aviation Spring Conference from 10 a.m.-1p.m. Saturday, April 5 in the Lewis University Harold E. White Aviation Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville.

Informational sessions include various careers of interest, such as airport management, FAA administration, U.S. Marshall, U.S. Customs border patrol, aviation mechanic, tower air traffic control, radar air traffic control, aviation dispatch, commercial airline pilot, corporate pilot, logistics and transportation.

Lewis University, Federal Express, Southwest Airlines, and the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading are presenting the aviation conference.

Providing aviation career opportunities in flight management, administration, maintenance, security and air traffic control, Lewis University offers the oldest aviation program among universities in Illinois, and is the only university aviation program in Illinois with an airport on campus. Lewis is one of 35 institutions in the country certified by the FAA to offer the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative Program.

For more information, contact Frank DuBois, director of Aviation and Transportation Studies, at duboisfr or (815) 836-5936.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edufor further information.

CubCrafters hits milestone, plans expansion

YAKIMA, Wash. – Aircraft designer and manufacturer CubCrafters achieved a milestone by delivering its 300th CC11 aircraft in January.

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IsisCopter taps Robotic Skies for maintenance Services

IsisCopter, a custom manufacturer of multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) airframes, has selected the Robotic Skies Service Center network for ongoing inspections and field maintenance for its commercial line of products.

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Mid-Continent celebrates 50 years

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, an industry leader in the overhaul/exchange, repair, design and manufacturing of aircraft instruments and avionics, will mark its 50th anniversary in October 2014.

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