GE made a real 3D printed plane engine and here is a gorgeous look at it

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The printed plane engine has arrived.

This week GE released this great GIF of its 1,300-horsepower advanced turboprop (ATP) engine in which more than one-third of the components have been built through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The company is showing off its creation in real life at this week’s big air show in Oshkosh, WI.

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MIA federal rules stall Colorado’s ready-to-fly dronemakers

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In Colorado, 15 of the first 500 FAA exemptions were granted to permit commercial drones to fly. But enabling those and other waiting businesses to spur an estimated $232 million in economic impact — and create more than 1,190 jobs — in Colorado by 2017 hinges on long-delayed rules based on a 1946 U.S. Supreme Court case filed by a poultry farmer.

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Drones: more than ‘dramatic shots’

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Last week the comprehensive local regulations for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or as more commonly referred to, drones, went into effect.  Drone technology has far-reaching benefits for many industries despite that most of the media coverage has focused on what regulated drone usage will do for “dramatic shots” in film.   Continue reading… “Drones: more than ‘dramatic shots’”

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Aviation Futurist George Bye to Speak at DaVinci Institute June 10

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George E. Bye, CEO and Founder of Bye Aerospace, Inc., will speak on the endurance capabilities and benefits of solar-electric powered aircraft as part of DaVinci Institute’s Speaker Series on Tuesday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the DaVinci offices in Louisville, Colo.

 

 

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Five industries Google Glass will change forever

Putting new information directly in front of users as they go about their daily tasks is sure to disrupt a wide variety of industries.

Technology that was once only science fiction is now becoming a reality. Robots, touch screens and iPads could become passé as Google’s latest invention, Google Glass, begins to change the world forever.

 

 

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Google plans to build $82 million aircraft facility for their private jets

The proposed 29-acre expansion will include an executive terminal, hangars and ramp space large enough to accommodate large business jets and aircraft servicing facilities.

Google and British partner Signature Aviation plan to build a private airport terminal for the executive jet-set and they have received strong backing from local officials and it looks likely to get approval.

 

 

 

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Congress ok’s bill that opens skies in U.S. to unmanned drones

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Unmanned drones controlled by remote operators on the ground will fly in the same airspace as airliners, cargo planes, business jets and private aircraft.

A final congressional bill was approved Monday to speed the nation’s switch from radar to an air traffic control system based on GPS technology, and to open U.S. skies to unmanned drone flights within four years.

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The Wing House – an amazing recycled 747 airplane house

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The guts of a retired Boeing 747 jumbo jet rests in the hills of Malibu, California.  These parts aren’t just strewn around in the hills of Malibu. They have been constructed into the “Wing House,” which, as you can see, is aptly named: the roofs used to be wings. (Pics)

 

 

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