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The Federal Aviation Administration has warned BlackBird, a company that describes itself as an 'online marketplace', that it is in breach of aviation regulations, and that the pilots listed in its database risk incurring sanctions

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Hyundai and Uber unveiled in January the Hyundai S-A1 Personal Air Vehicle (PAV) electric VTOL aircraft concept

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The first ever A380 to enter scheduled service, and also the first ever to be retired, has been turned into a new edition of rare Aviationtags

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Canadian firm to make hemp aircraft

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The appropriately named Canadian company Hempearth Group is building a 'world first' in the form of an aeroplane that would be made almost entirely from hemp

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Rolls-Royce electric racer unveiled

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Rolls-Royce has unveiled at Gloucestershire Airport its electric project aeroplane, ACCEL which is intended to set a new speed world record of more than 300mph at some point in 2020

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Cotswold Airport (Kemble) has just had another CAP 1616 green light to move onto consultation for its proposed GPS approaches

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Europa Aircraft recently launched the Elite, a new British kitplane due for release in 2020

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The hybrid-electric Airlander 10 will provide a 90% reduction on emissions over other aircraft in mobility and logistics applications

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A teenager from Southport has become the youngest person in the history of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets to receive his Civilian Wings, aged just 14

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Following a steady reduction over almost twenty years, the helicopter accident and fatal accident rates have plateaued at 0.62-0.63 fatal accidents per 100,000 flights

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The Government has confirmed that it will be reviewing lower airspace infrastructure during a debate on a new airspace law

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Police forces in the UK have been given the authority to land, inspect and seize drones that are being operated unsafely

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US pilot Bill Harrelson and his Lancair IV unofficially broke the westbound round-the-world record in December

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The Tech TP turboprop demonstrator, developed by Safran Helicopter Engines and twenty partner companies as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme, has achieved a fifteen per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to current turboprop units

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The All-Party Parliamentary group on General Aviation (APPG-GA) has officially re-formed after a pause for the General Election

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Proposals to increase options for training aircraft are among many other aspects of progress in GA regulation over the last few months that the CAA have been involved with

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The Gyrocopter Experience Basingstoke, based at Popham Airfield in Hampshire, is delighted to announce that it has become the UK's first carbon-neutral gyroplane flight school

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Textron to lay off 875 staff

Monday, January 13, 2020

Textron, the parent company of Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft, has announced that it will lay off 875 employees as part of a restructuring plan, the portal AVweb reports

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In December, Canadian seaplane operator Harbour Air successfully trialled an electric six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver seaplane powered by a 750hp (560kW) motor in place of the standard Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior

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Virgin Galactic has kicked off its Astronaut Readiness Program to prepare future astronaut customers for their flights to space

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The CAA are seeking to specify the minimum acceptable level of sophistication of noise modelling so to provide consistency across different groups of airports

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On 8 November Airbus Helicopters' prototype unmanned VSR700, which is based on the Guimbal Cabri G2, made its first flight in the south of France

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Will Hosie is seeking to build a Supermarine S5 replica like the one his father, Bill operated (and lost his life in, after the aircraft suffered in-flight structual failure unrelated to its basic design)

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After considering the responses of over 100 parties from around the country, the CAA have announced they will be refining some elements of the process

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The number of deaths related to US civil aviation accidents increased to 393 in 2018 from 347 the previous year, according to preliminary statistics released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)

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Launched along with the CAA's national drone registration scheme, 'Drones Reunited' is a platform to 'help recover the thousands of drones lost in the UK each year'

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British Aerobatics has once more joined forces with the Boultbee Flight Academy for its fourth lottery draw to win a flight in a two-seat Spitfire and an overnight stay and dinner for two at Goodwood Hotel

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On 11 November, Boeing claimed its 737 MAX jets could be flying again by January 2020 as safety checks on the aircraft's flight software reach completion

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Ryanair has withdrawn three of its 737-800 aircraft from service after discovering cracks between the aircraft's fuselage and wing

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After a two-week surprise shutdown from 11 November reported in the January edition of Pilot magazine, Mooney Aircraft has reopened its Kerrville, Texas main manufacturing facility, but it is not clear if the entire workforce has been reinstated or just the production line workers

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