Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – November-December Report 2017

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Page 1. Little Ripper shark spotter drone has started patrols at Bilgola Beach.

Page 3. Editor’s concerns about a CASA overload in 2018.

Page 4. Drone News – USA bans drones near landmarks – why?

Page 5. Geo-fencing and No Drone Zones.

Page 6. More on drone battery safety.

Page 7. Smart luggage banned from 15 January 2018.

Page 8. Second Update – Tiltrotor Thunderbird Seminar 2017.

Page 10. NTSB Final Report – drone and helicopter collision in New York.

Page 11. Rotorcraft business forecasts for 2018.

Page 13. Coming Events – 2018.

Page 14. HAI President’s Report. They love us when they need us!

Page 15. Rotortech 2018 – Conference Program

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Rotorcraft Asia-Pacific e-news – October Report.

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Page 1. Era of Tiltrotor Aviation has begun!

Page 2. Inaugural Project Thunderbird Seminar.

Page 3. Aviation Business News. ADS-B, H120 production cancelled and Off Shore predictions.

Page 4. New Zealand News. Milford Sound HLS and NZHA link.

Page 5. Australian Military News and Coming Events.

Page 6. RPAS News – Airbus BizLab updates.

Page 7. Wayne Lording and his agriculture drone.

Page 7. AAUS Annual Report – Dr Reece Clothier.

Page 8. Australian Helicopter Fleet – Update.

Page 10. Rotorcraft Award 2017. Mick Cullen earns recognition.

Page 11. Rotortech 2018. Latest flyer. 24-26 May 2018.

Page 12. Relaxing around the campfire. Poor Old Gran’Dad.

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U.S. Navy Commissions Fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship

USS Little Rock enters active service after ceremony on Buffalo River

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9) –– the nation’s fifth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) –– on the Buffalo River on Dec. 16. This milestone officially places the ship, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Fincantieri Marinette Marine into active service.

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Three New Crew Members on Voyage to International Space Station

Three New Crew Members on Voyage to International Space Station

Expedition 54 launches to the International Space Station
Expedition 54 crew members Scott Tingle of NASA, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched to the International Space Station at 2:21 a.m. EST Dec. 17, 2017 (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Expedition 54 flight engineer Scott Tingle of NASA, flight engineer Norishige Kanai of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz MS-07 for launch Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Tingle, Norishige Kanai, and Shkaplerov will spend the next five months living and working aboard the International Space Station.

Credits: NASA/Joel Kowsky

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 2:21 a.m. EST Sunday (1:21 p.m. Baikonur time).

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