Indonesia jet carrying 62 people missing on domestic flight

Credit to Author: Associated Press| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 21:52:13 +0000

WAITING FOR NEWS Relatives of passengers arrive at a crisis center set up following a report that a Sriwijaya Air passenger jet has lost contact with air traffic controllers shortly after take off, at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Indonesia on Jan. 9, 2021. The Boeing 737-500 took off from Jakarta with 56 passengers and […]

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CityHawk eVTOL Gets Off The Ground Following Initial Orders

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:05:03 +0000

The CityHawk is much more than a few concept drawings. The vehicle has been in development since the company’s inception in 2001, and an unmanned version of the CityHawk has been flying successfully for at least a year. 

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FAA To Allow More Small Drone Operations, Require Remote ID

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 30 Dec 2020 18:05:02 +0000

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently announced several new rules for drones. It is going to allow operations at night and over people without waivers under certain conditions, and that’s going to make life easier for pilots. Starting in about 30 months, the FAA will be requiring small drones to broadcast ID information, which will aid in enforcing regulations, but impose some costs on pilots

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DJI: 500 People Saved by Small Drones So Far

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 20:15:55 +0000

To show the good small drones are doing, DJI has an online map and counter showing how many people have been saved by drone operators. According to the company, drones have not only found missing people so others could rescue them, but they have also brought supplies to trapped survivors and found people through smoke and darkness who were unconscious

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Trump EPA Fails Americans & Humanity With New Airplane Standards

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2020 04:16:49 +0000

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will finalize standards for greenhouse gas emissions from new aircraft that take effect in 2028. The rule copies international standards from 2016 that set a greenhouse gas emissions floor for aircraft flying international routes at levels a decade behind what aircraft could already do in

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7-Year-Old Elon Musk Fan Has Flown A Cessna 172  As A Trainee — 3 Times

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2020 21:27:22 +0000

Here’s a heartwarming story that came across my feed. Reuters reports that Graham Shema, who is 7 and from Uganda, has become a legend in his country. Shema has a wealth of aircraft knowledge and budding flying skills — at only 7!

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Latest “Hydrogen Economy” Round Is Hype, But There Is A Place For Hydrogen

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 20:53:25 +0000

There’s a $120 billion global hydrogen industry that we have to kick the fossil fuel companies out of. 3-4% of global petroleum use is for long-haul shipping and aviation. About 8% of CO2e emissions globally are from steelmaking. That’s more than enough for CleanTechnica to report on. Boosterism for hydrogen outside of those spaces is just perpetuating the wrong industry

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What Can We Do About Aviation-Related Warming? An Exploration Via Methanol

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2020 22:52:17 +0000

Long-haul aviation is a hard global warming nut to crack, and assessing methanol as a potential nutcracker shows why

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