Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Increase Use of Drones to Inspect and Maintain Infrastructure Projects

U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced the Drone Infrastructure Inspection Grant Act, which would authorize $100 million in competitive grants to use American-made drones to perform critical infrastructure inspection, maintenance or construction projects. This bipartisan bill would also authorize $100 million in grants for workforce training and […]

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Etihad Airways Scales Up Its Cargo Operations with Airbus’ New Generation A350F Freighter

Etihad Airways has firmed up its order with Airbus for seven new generation A350F freighters, following its earlier commitment announced at the Singapore Airshow. The freighters will upgrade Etihad’s freight capacity by deploying the most efficient cargo aircraft available in the market. This order of the A350F sees the national carrier of the UAE expanding […]

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Jason Momoa’s “Dream Comes True” as He Serves Mananalu on Hawaiian Airlines Flight

Recently, Jason Momoa surprised a cabin of passengers on a Hawaiian Airlines flight to his home state of Hawaii. “Aloha kakahiaka. Good morning guests, this is Jason Momoa,” he announced through the intercom. While traveling to Hawaii, he handed out bottles of Mananalu and brought awareness to his company’s mission to eliminate single-use plastic water […]

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New Certified-Professional Aerial Applicator Safety Steward (C-PAASS) Program Launching in 2023

As the agricultural aviation industry moves from its first century into its second, it faces a strong and increasing demand for fast and effective agricultural input services. It also faces challenges from additional regulations, public input, rising insurance costs, stiffer pesticide label language and competition from technological advances in other facets of agriculture. To meet […]

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Satcom Direct Equips First Special Mission Aircraft with Plane Simple® Ku-Band Terminal

Satcom Direct has confirmed the first installation of the Satcom Direct Plane Simple® antenna on a special mission aircraft. The Plane Simple Ku-band variant is being installed on a Brazilian-registered Embraer EMB-110 for aircraft operator Fototerra, a company specializing in airborne geographic data capture.  This also represents the first Plane Simple Ku-band installation for the […]

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