New Jets and Turboprops Purchased For Hurricane Hunting

The  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded contracts to Textron and Gulfstream for the purchase of new aircraft that will augment the agency’s environmental and hurricane data-gathering capabilities. NOAA awarded a contract to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for the purchase of a new Gulfstream G550.

Largest Hybrid-Electric Aircraft Makes First Flight

Ampaire, Inc. has moved the aviation industry a major step forward with the test flight of the Ampaire 337, the highest-capacity hybrid-electric aircraft ever flown.  Ampaire engineers, investors and journalists recently witnessed the hybrid-electric Ampaire 337 fly in the skies above Camarillo Airport in California. This

NASA Flies A Large Drone Solo In Public Airspace

NASA has flown a large, remotely piloted aircraft equipped with detect-and-avoid technologies through the national airspace system for the first time without a safety chase plane following it. NASA says Tuesday’s flight over California moves the U.S. closer to normalizing unmanned aircraft operations in airspace used

FAA Expands Drone Detection Pathfinder Initiative

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding the part of its Pathfinder Program that focuses on detecting and identifying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) flying too close to airports. Today the FAA signed Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRDAs) with Gryphon Sensors, Liteye Systems Inc. and Sensofusion.

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