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Victims Identified In Fatal PG&E Contractor Helicopter Crash Near Fairfield

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — The three men who died in a helicopter crash Tuesday have been identified. The coroner’s office says 29-year-old Travis Shull from Chico, 38-year-old Roscoe Gray from Sonora, and 41-year-old Jimmy Wasdin. Gray was the pilot. The helicopter was contracted by PG&E to work on high-voltage lines. Around 1 p.m. Tuesday, the utility says the helicopter hit a line and crashed below. A spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board said the helicopter was operated by PJ He...
Tags: News, Local, Fairfield, Chico, Helicopter Crash, CAL FIRE, Sonora, Faa, Ntsb, National Transportation Safety Board, Fairfield News, Travis Shull, Roscoe Gray, Jimmy Wasdin Gray

Kitty Hawk ends Flyer program, shifts focus to once-secret autonomous aircraft

Kitty Hawk is shutting down its Flyer program, the aviation startup’s inaugural moonshot to develop an ultralight electric flying car designed for anyone to use. The company, backed by Google co-founder Larry Page and led by Sebastian Thrun, said it’s now focused on scaling up Heaviside, a sleeker, more capable (once secret) electric aircraft that is quiet, fast and can fly and land anywhere autonomously. Kitty Hawk is laying off most of Flyer’s 70-person team, TechCrunch learned. A few emplo...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, California, Tech, Larry Page, New Zealand, Faa, Boeing, Canterbury, Alex Roetter, Sebastian Thrun, Cora, Kitty Hawk, Thrun, Electric Aircraft

United States: Second Circuit Addresses Enforceability Of Non-Party Discovery Under Federal Arbitration Act - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Parties seeking to enforce arbitral subpoenas in federal court through section 7 of the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA") "must establish a basis for subject matter jurisdiction independent of the FAA."
Tags: News, United States, Faa, Cahill Gordon, Reindel LLP

3 Killed After Helicopter Hits Power Line, Crashes Near Fairfield

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Authorities say three people were killed in a helicopter crash near Fairfield Tuesday afternoon. According to the FAA, the helicopter crash was reported near the intersection of Lyon Road and Soda Springs Road around 1:30 p.m. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the three people on board died. The helicopter was contracted by PG&E to work on high-voltage lines. Around 1 p.m., the utility says the helicopter hit a line and crashed below. Officials say the helicopt...
Tags: News, Local, Fairfield, CAL FIRE, Faa, Eta, Ntsb, Solano County Sheriff s Office, Lyon Road, Fairfield News, Soda Springs Road

Helicopter With 3 Passengers On-Board Hits Power Line, Crashes Near Fairfield

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Authorities say a helicopter with three people on board has crashed near Fairfield. According to the FAA, the helicopter crash was reported near the intersection of Lyon Road and Soda Springs Road around 1:30 p.m. There are reports that the three people on board have died, but the Solano County Sheriff’s Office has not confirmed that information. The helicopter was contracted by PG&E to work on high-voltage lines. Around 1 p.m., the utility says the helicopter hit a line and ...
Tags: News, Local, Fairfield, CAL FIRE, Faa, Eta, Ntsb, Solano County Sheriff s Office, Lyon Road, Fairfield News, CBS13 Authorities, Soda Springs Road

FAA: Helicopter With 3 Passengers On-Board Crashes Near Fairfield

FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — Authorities say a helicopter with three people on board has crashed near Fairfield. According to the FAA, the helicopter crash was reported near the intersection of Lyon Road and Soda Springs Road around 1:30 p.m. Officials say the helicopter caught fire after crashing. A plume of smoke can be seen coming from the crash area. Three people were believed to have been on-board, the FAA says. Both the FAA and NTSB will be investigating the incident.
Tags: News, Local, Fairfield, Faa, Ntsb, Lyon Road, Fairfield News, CBS13 Authorities, Soda Springs Road

U.S. FAA chief to testify at Senate hearing on Boeing 737 MAX

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will testify June 17 before a U.S. Senate panel on certification of the Boeing 737 MAX that was involved in two fatal crashes in five months that killed 346 people.
Tags: Money, Senate, businessNews, Faa, Boeing, U S Federal Aviation Administration, Steve Dickson

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test

SpaceX had just conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test stand in Boca Chica, Texas. This was the fourth static fire test of this engine on this prototype, so it’s unclear what went wrong vs. other static fire attempts. This was a test in the development of Starship, a new spacecraft that SpaceX has been developing in Boca Chica. Eventually, the company hopes to use it to re...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Tech, Falcon 9, Faa, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Federal Aviation Administration, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space, Boca Chica

SpaceX gets FAA permission to fly its Starship spacecraft prototype

SpaceX has received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly suborbital missions with its Starship prototype spacecraft, paving the way for test flights at its Boca Chica, Texas site. SpaceX has been hard at work readying its latest Starship prototype for low-altitude, short duration controlled flight tests, and conducted another static engine fire test of the fourth iteration of its in-development spacecraft earlier today. Officially, the FAA has granted SpaceX ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Faa, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Federal Aviation Administration, Outer Space, Federal Aviation Administration FAA

SpaceX Plans for Mobile Service Tower and 70 Launches Per Year

SpaceX has an environmental application to the FAA. It shows plans for a Mobile Service Tower and increasing launches to 70 per year. SpaceX will need to amend these plans when the Super Heavy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, Faa, SpaceX Plans for Mobile Service Tower

Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and medical equipment in North Carolina. Novant is a non-profit healthcare provider with a network in the Southeastern United States. Through the partnership, Zipline’s drones will make 32 mile flights on two routes between Novant Health’s emergency drone fulfillment center in Kannapolis to the company’s me...
Tags: TC, Florida, Technology, California, Virginia, Africa, US, Articles, San Francisco, Tech, Spokesperson, Ceo, UPS, United States, South Africa, President

The Station: Hertz files for bankruptcy, hailing “self-driving” scooters, Memorial Day travel

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station. Memorial Day is this coming Monday, a holiday meant to honor military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Over the years, it has evolved for many Americans who use the three-day weekend to fire up the grill, go camping, head to the beach, local amusement park or take a road trip. I...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Europe, London, Berlin, India, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Vw, Vehicles, Paris

Plane out of Van Nuys Airport crashes in Santa Barbara County, killing pilot

VAN NUYS — A single-engine plane that took off from Van Nuys Airport crashed Wednesday near Santa Maria Airport in Santa Barbara County, killing the pilot, according to authorities and broadcast reports. The Cirrus SR20 crashed on the grounds of a school near the Santa Maria Airport around 10:45 a.m. and caught fire, Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. “We believe the pilot was the only person on board,” Gregor said. “The plane had departed from Van Nuys Airpor...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Santa Barbara County, Local News, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, Los Angeles County, Santa Maria, Van Nuys, Ian Gregor, Gregor, Orcutt, Van Nuys Airport, Top Stories LADN

Autonomous aviation startup Xwing raises $10M to scale its software for pilotless flights

Autonomous aviation startup Xwing locked in a $10 million funding round before COVID-19 hit. Now the San Francisco-based startup is using the capital to hire talent and scale the development of its software stack as it aims for commercial operations later this year — pending FAA approvals. The company announced Wednesday its Series A funding round, which was led by R7 Partners, with participation from early-stage VC Alven, Eniac Ventures and Thales Corporate Ventures. Xwing has already hired ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Economy, Nas, Nasa, United States, Wireless, Lockheed Martin, Robotics, Faa, Bell, Terrafugia, Federal Aviation Administration

Lawmakers: FAA certification of new planes needs an overhaul

The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps to change how it approves new passenger planes, but lawmakers said they will push ahead with legislation to change the current system that lets aircraft makers including Boeing play a key role in the certification process. The FAA has been under pressure to change its certification process after failing to catch problems with new flight-control technology on the Boeing 737 Max. Design problems have been blamed for two crashes that killed 346 pe...
Tags: News, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration

604 Aircraft Storage

The chief commercial officer of one of the largest aircraft maintenance, storage, and reclamation operations explains aircraft storage in light of the large number of airplanes taken out of service. In the news, members of the new Women in Aviation Advisory Board are announced, the fatal Canadian Snowbird crash, the Cessna SkyCourier first flight, airline passenger policies for wearing masks, and Airbus looks to a downsized future. Guest Scott Butler, chief commercial officer, Ascent Aviati...
Tags: Nbc, US, Cnn, Arizona, Delta, Aviation, Airbus, Faa, Boeing, United, Jetblue, United Airlines, Zodiac Aerospace, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, Southwest

DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: Fantastic drone, despite obstacle avoidance blindspots

I’m supposed to get photos as soon as I take something out of the box. I know better. The rule is not to play with the gadget first. I’m going to crash the drone; I always do. I crashed the DJI Mavic Air 2 and broke a landing peg. I flew the drone before I took pictures and of course, the drone found a tree. I swear it’s not my fault this time. I quickly discovered the Mavic Air 2 obstacle avoidance technology is not up to par with its competition. And yet I still love this drone. The Mavic A...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Gadgets, Review, China, Tech, Dji, Faa, Pelican, Mavic, Skydio, Dji Mavic, Mavic Air, DJI Mavic Air 2

ADS-B Turbulence Reports: How Do They Work? The FAA recently posted a fascinating story on Medium, Taking the Turbulence Out of Flight that said ADS-B turbulence reports offer the possibility of more accurate reports on the bumps in the sky. What the story never fully explained is how the ADS-B system would generate the reports. Like driving on a bumpy road, turbulence is what happens when atmospheric forces result in rapid changes in the vehicle’s horizontal and vertical planes. Its intensity depends on the size of the bump ...
Tags: General, Safety, Aviation, Air Traffic Control, Faa, FAQ, Turbulence, Ads-b, Aviation Education, Weather Briefings, Aeronautical Information Manual

64% say Hawaii is moving in right direction on COVID-19, lawmakers seek stricter quarantine monitoring, Kauai reopening its beaches, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Gov. David Ige Facebook Live screenshot Majority believes Hawaii is moving in right direction against COVID-19. 64% of Hawaii residents believe government is moving in the right direction in its handling of the coronavirus crisis, a statewide survey has found. Star-Advertiser.=====Officials suggest COVID-19 testing of air passengers prior to their arrival as condition to restarting tourism. Hawaii’s lieutenant governor and a member of its congressional delegation on Wednesday float...
Tags: Travel, Hawaii, Aclu, Associated Press, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kauai, Maui, Department Of Health, State, Hawai, Honolulu, Hawaii County, Capitol, American Civil Liberties Union

603 The RenegadeAV8R

David Costa, the RenegadeAV8R , on being a jet airshow demo pilot, hosting the RenegadeAV8R Radio Show and engaging young engineers in a project to set new jet records. Also, ALPA wants COVID rules and not just guidelines, airline cash flow with sale/leaseback transactions, a tragic runway accident, the unending Heathrow airport controversy, Frontier rethinks their middle seat strategy, and Qatar Airlines wants training expenses reimbursed by a terminated pilot. Guest David “Taz” Costa i...
Tags: Texas, Cdc, Qatar, Austin, David, Heathrow, Aviation, Pbs, Faa, Pacific, Boeing, Southwest Airlines, Michael, Frontier, Southwest, Qatar Airways

A tech company engineered drones to deliver vital COVID-19 medical supplies to rural Ghana and Rwanda in minutes

The tech company Zipline has engineered autonomous drones that travel hundreds of kilometers to deliver vital medical supplies to rural health centers in Rwanda and Ghana.  Doctors and health facilities use an app to order blood, vaccines, and PPE that get delivered in a matter of minutes.  The company started delivering vital COVID-19 tests and samples to test facilities in Ghana as cases began to rise in the country. Zipline is preparing to deliver supplies by drone in the US, but needs FAA a...
Tags: Facebook, California, Africa, US, Trends, United States, North Carolina, Faa, Ghana, Zipline, Rwanda, Accra, Kumasi, Johns Hopkins University, Keller Rinaudo, Rinaudo

Delta temporarily suspends service at Long Beach, Burbank airports

Delta Air Lines announced late last week that it plans to temporarily suspend service until at least September at 10 U.S. airports, including Long Beach and Burbank, while customer traffic is low due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move, effective next Wednesday, will temporarily consolidate the airline’s operations in several markets served by multiple airports and allow its front-line employees to minimize their risk to COVID-19 while ensuring access to its network for passengers who must tra...
Tags: Business, Airports, Virginia, Sport, Canada, Soccer, New Hampshire, Delta, Long Beach, Harrison Ford, Faa, Southern California, Delta Air Lines, Newport News, Burbank, U S Department of Transportation

FAA investigating whether plane struck and killed person at Austin airport

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating whether an airplane fatally hit a person on a runway at an Austin airport.
Tags: Cnn, Austin, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration

FAA says it is investigating reports that a person was struck and killed by a plane at Austin international airport

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said it was "aware of an individual that was struck and killed on runway 17-R by a landing aircraft."
Tags: News, Austin, Faa, Austin Bergstrom International Airport

Bailout to small airports spurs FAA clawback

Initially allotted about $18 million, Brainerd airport will get $4 million for now.
Tags: Faa, Brainerd

What is a zero gravity flight

The good news is , if you want to experience complete weightlessness, you don’t need to be an astronaut. The bad news is, you still probably have to go to Florida. Because sitting on the tarmac at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is a heavily retrofitted Boeing 727-200 lovingly — if not accurately — nicknamed The Vomit Comet. And it’s as close to zero gravity as you’re getting right now without going into outer space. The plane’s real name is G-Force One, property of the Zero Gr...
Tags: Travel, Florida, France, Nasa, Earth, Faa, Boeing, Peter Diamandis, All, Zero Gravity, Zero Gravity Corporation, Magnum Force, Air Zero G, The Vomit Comet, Zero Gravity Experience, Zero Gravity Flight

FAA Investigates Harrison Ford and His Plane Again

The episode was being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which ordered the actor to complete awareness training in 2017.
Tags: News, California, Ford, Harrison Ford, Air Traffic Control, Pilots, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Harrison, Airlines and Airplanes, Los Angeles (Calif, Aviation Accidents, Safety and Disasters, Hawthorne (Calif

Harrison Ford Under FAA Investigation After Airplane Runway Incident

Harrison Ford is being investigated by the Federal Aviation Administration after an incident that occurred on a runway at Los Angeles’ Hawthorne Municipal Airport on April 24. The FAA said in a statement to Variety that the 77-year-old actor was piloting an airplane that crossed the runway as another plane tried to land, putting the aircrafts […]
Tags: News, Harrison Ford, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Hawthorne Airport, Los Angeles Hawthorne Municipal Airport

Harrison Ford Investigated After Piloting Plane That Wrongly Crossed Runway

The FAA is looking into the actor’s incident after he lost control of a small plane Friday.
Tags: News, Harrison Ford, Faa