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Drone far beyond sight during Black Hawk collision

The owner of the DJI Phantom 4 that collided Sept. 21 with a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter that was on security patrol over New York Harbor told federal investigators he had lost sight of his quadcopter minutes before the collision, had attempted to activate the automatic return-to-home function without success, and was surprised

Engine delays cause Dassault to cancel Falcon 5X

Dassault Aviation has canceled its Falcon 5X program, citing ongoing issues with French engine supplier Safran. In a press announcement, Dassault Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier said, “There is still a strong market need for a brand new long range aircraft with a very large cabin, so I have decided to launch a new Falcon

FAA seeks members for airman certification standards working group

The FAA has published a notice seeking additional members and describing new tasks for the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) Airman Certification System Working Group as it proceeds with development of the integrated airman certification standards (ACS) for the FAA written and practical tests for pilots and aviation mechanics. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Michigan airport surveys users on growth

A general aviation airport just northeast of Detroit’s Class B airspace has launched an online survey to help officials weigh the merits of lengthening its 4,000-foot runway to 5,000 feet or more. …read more Via:: AOPA       

Enrollment up at many aviation colleges

Enrollment at aviation colleges and universities is on the rise, and the trend signals the beginning of a long-awaited boost in the number of young people pursuing aviation careers, according to educators at major aviation institutions and industry professionals. They noted that lucrative careers in medicine, law, or business had previously drained potential pilots, mechanics,