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Diamond Updates Future Plans

Diamond Aircraft, based in Austria, was sold to new owners in China last December, and this week the company released details about how the new owners plan to manage the company. Wanfeng Aviation Industry will focus on continued growth and maintain the site in Austria as “global headquarters,” according to the statement. The company will continue to develop new technologies and new products, including the Dart single-engine turboprop aerobatic trainer and the DA50 models.

Memorial To Be Dedicated To Helicopter Crews

A monument to the helicopter pilots and crews who served in Vietnam will be installed at Arlington National Cemetery on April 18, and all are invited to attend the dedication ceremony, the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association has announced. The group worked for several years to raise money for the monument’s design, construction and installation. Nearly 5,000 helicopter pilots and crew were killed during the Vietnam War.

Navy Shells Out More To Retain Pilots

Struggling with worsening pilot retention in a hot civil hiring market, the Navy is offering its aviators substantial bonuses to stay in the service. For the second year in a row, the Navy has boosted its incentive pay up to $175,000 for pilots who sign on for a five-year term.

Industry News Briefs: March 22, 2018

In this week's news glance, Swift Fuels gains market traction with its 94UL fuel, Larry Riddle moves to Sandel Avionics, yet another IOS aviation app emerges and Sully Sullenberger will be a guest speaker in Denver.

SMO Reports Fewer Jets, More Helicopters

The operators of Santa Monica Airport shortened the sole runway in December, but the airport’s data for February shows that while jet operations were down 80 percent compared to the 2016-17 average, helicopter and turboprop operations both increased by about 40 percent. Piston operations remained about the same, with a slight 2 percent drop. Overall, the total takeoffs and landings were down just over 1 percent for the month, compared to the 2016-17 average.

FAA Forecast: Turbines Up, Pistons Down

The FAA’s latest Aerospace Forecast offers a mixed bag for GA for the next two decades, with modest growth in the turbine sector offsetting continued erosion in the piston fleet. The agency says the long-term outlook is “stable to optimistic” for GA and related industries.

Aspen, Sensurion To Develop UAV Avionics

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace said this week they have entered a partnership to work together to create certified avionics for unmanned aerial vehicles. The partners said they plan to create FAA-certified autopilots, communications, navigation and surveillance systems, for small, medium and large aircraft. Aspen CEO John Uczekaj told AVweb on Wednesday the partnership is still in its early stages and no particular partners or products have been identified yet.

FAA OKs Drones On Airport

Drone flights are restricted within 5 miles of an airport, unless the FAA gives advance permission, but now the FAA is beginning to approve flights within the airport boundaries for professional operators. Last week, the FAA said it will allow first responders to operate drones at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport — one of the busiest airports in the world. The airport’s police and fire department can fly drones, but they must remain lower than 50 feet above the ground and the operators must maintain contact with ATC at all times.

Alaska Pilot Sentenced For Floatplane Assault

An Alaska pilot was fined $25,000 last week and given probation and restitution after being charged with felony assault for striking a man in a boat while buzzing him in a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane. The incident happened on the Mulchatna River near Dillingham in June 2014. The victim survived but suffered permanent brain damage.

First Flight For Boeing Max 7

Boeing has flown its latest version of the 737, the Max 7, for the first time, the company announced last week. The airplane flew for just over three hours, taking off from Renton, Washington, and landing at Boeing Field in Seattle. The flight crew tested the flight controls, systems and handling qualities. The airplane is the third one in the 737 Max family. It’s equipped with CFM International Leap-1B engines and Advanced Technology winglets.

Pipistrel Surges Electric Airplane Production

Although electric airplanes still inhabit a regulatory backwater, Slovenian-based Pipistrel Aircraft is boosting its production of battery-powered trainers and reports a 50-50 split between gasoline and electric aircraft. In this exclusive podcast, the company told AVweb this week that a new production line is building five to six Alpha Electro trainers per month.

TSA Gives Up On GA Security Plan

The Transportation Security Administration has withdrawn its proposal to establish a security program that would have affected private and corporate aircraft operators, the agency said on Friday. The agency had proposed the “Large Aircraft Security Program” in 2008, suggesting operators of GA aircraft that weigh more than 12,500 pounds should be required to implement security programs, vet their crews and check passengers against federal watch lists.

Qantas To Launch First Nonstop Flight To UK

This weekend, a Qantas 787-9 will fly the first-ever nonstop airline route from Australia to Europe, traveling from Perth to London. The jet will carry 236 passengers on the trip, covering 7,775 NM in about 17 hours. “It’s great news for travelers because it will make it easier to get to London,” said Qantas CEO Alan Joyce. When Qantas first established a route to London, in 1947, it took four days and nine stops.

Cirrus vs. Cirrus In Florida Collision

Two Cirrus aircraft collided at Florida’s Palatka Airport last week and although both airplanes were substantially damaged, no one was injured. Initial reports indicate that neither aircraft deployed the CAPS parachute system and the collision appeared to have occurred close to or over the runway on short final. A news photo showed that the aircraft came to rest near the runway, with one on top of the other. One of the accident airplanes was an SR22, the second an SR20. The accident occurred on March 16, around 11 a.m., according to authorities.

NTSB: No Commercial Flights Without Quick Release Harnesses

The NTSB Monday called on the FAA to prohibit commercial flights of all kinds that secure passengers without quick-release mechanisms. The agency’s urgent safety recommendation followed the FAA’s announcement on Friday to prohibit so-called doors-off helicopter tour flights unless quick-release harnesses are available for passenger restraint.

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