Antarctic Headlines 12/21/2019

IAATO agrees to ban recreational use of UAVs in Antarctica’s coastal areas
MercoPress, 2019-12-17
Members voted to appoint Bob Simpson, from USA, as the new Chair of the Executive Committee, succeeding Marlynda Elstgeest of Waterproof Expeditions International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) members have agreed that, for the 2015-16 …

Scientists find that we are living through a record-setting ‘period of significant warmth’
ThinkProgress, 2019-01-28
In 2018, a remarkable 29 countries plus Antarctica set individual records for the hottest year ever. Meanwhile, no country saw a record cold year. That’s the finding of the Berkeley Earth scientific team, which points out that 2015 through 2018 were the …

TBM 850 and 930 Complete Journey over Antarctica
Ainonline.com, 2019-01-24
Two Daher TBMs—an 850 and 930—completed a milestone journey across Antarctica and over the magnetic South Pole earlier this month. Both flights qualify as first legs in the rarely awarded Polar Diamond Circumnavigator Diploma, recognized by the …

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia’s rivers, crops: study
Reuters, 2019-02-04
Vast glaciers make the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region – which is home to the world’s highest peaks topped by Mount Everest and K2 – a “third pole” behind Antarctica and the Arctic region, they said. “This is the climate crisis you haven’t heard …

David Savage’s Comcare case
The Saturday Paper, 2019-12-20
Two weeks ago, the federal Environment Department was convicted under the act, over the death of a contracted helicopter pilot who fell into a crevasse in Antarctica in 2016. The department could face a fine of up to $3 million. Criminal penalties were …

Bestfly Antarctica Excursions To Continue This Season
Ainonline.com, 2018-08-08
Angola’s Bestfly, which manages 13 aircraft and operates an FBO in the oil-rich west-African country, is to operate a second season of luxury charter flights to Antarctica this winter. The company was approached by ExecuJet South Africa last year to …

These 6 free concerts will grace the Esplanade this summer
Boston.com, 2019-05-24
Music accompanies photos and video, including a new film shot in Antarctica. August 21 – Landmarks Dance Night This night begins with “music to move by” inspired by the Romani people, Haiti and Vodou cultures, and West African drumming. Young …

Fox Orders Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Resident,’ Sheldon Turner’s ‘Controversy’ to Pilot
TheWrap, 2017-01-30
which follows a woman who travels to Antarctica and must contend with a crew of misfits, and “Linda From HR,” a single-camera comedy about a human resources rep whose life descends into a dangerous tailspin of balancing work life, home life and a …

TransPerfect-Sponsored Extreme Athlete Michele Graglia to Begin World Record Run Across the Gobi Desert
Business Wire, 2019-09-20
and Antarctic deserts over a four-year period. For the second leg of the series, extreme athlete and ultramarathoner Michele Graglia will attempt to become the first person to run across the full length of the Gobi Desert. TransPerfect is the lead sponsor …

‘Last Resort’: Paranoia below the sea
Boston.com, 2012-09-26
The commander, Capt. Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher), questions the directive, which has come from an American station in Antarctica, and that triggers a series of events that end with Marcus declaring the Colorado a rogue state. The premiere, tonight at 8 …

What to Watch: TV Chat with Hank Stuever
Washington Post, 2019-11-07
But he could be enclosed in some sort of dome in Antarctica. Yeah, I love these shows that make me think of ALL the possibilities. A: Hank Stuever I think it’s going to be a slow build to Doctor Manhattan. I’ve seen six episodes (there are eight this …

Apollo Astronauts Land at Paris Air Show
Ainonline.com, 2019-06-19
All support a planned U.S. return mission to the Moon and the establishment of a scientific station, “similar to what we have in Antarctica,” Duke said. “We had no problem working on the Moon,” but longer sojourns and habitation would present much …

TBM 930 Completes Paris-New York Record Flight
Ainonline.com, 2019-03-11
This included a trip to Antarctica in December. Bozek, a Michigan-based entrepreneur and real estate investor who flies aerobatic missions and collects warbirds, has logged 800 hours in his TBM 900, boosting his total time to 3,400 hours.

ACJ319neo Nears Delivery as Orders Flow in for ACJ350
Ainonline.com, 2019-05-19
Currently, about 200 Airbus corporate jets are in service, flying on every continent, including Antarctica. At EBACE, Airbus Corporate Jets is displaying an ACJ319 in the static park (SD101). K5 operates the aircraft for VVIP charter and can fly up to 19 …

Airport ceremony to mark Erebus tragedy 40th anniversary
Scoop, 2019-11-27
This will include the traditional laying of wreaths and incorporate ceremonial water from the slopes of Mt Erebus supplied by Antarctica New Zealand The Minister of Transport and Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford is also scheduled to speak along …

Report inconclusive about why R44 ditched in water
Ainonline.com, 2007-01-31
A British-registered Robinson R44 (G-NUDE), ditched and sank on an attempted flight between Cabo de Hornos, Chile, and Teniente Marsh Airbase on King George Island, Antarctica. The two occupants were rescued after 10 hours in seas of 35 degrees F.

CAAS China Automotive Systems, Inc. Common Stock
Nasdaq, 2019-12-17
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Quick-change Surveillance Sensor Fitted to Some U.S. Navy C-130s
Ainonline.com, 2011-11-14
Smibert told AIN that the Lockheed Martin Skunk Works has endorsed the mod. The SABIR has also been fitted to the U.S. Air Force LC-130 that flies in the Antarctic for the National Science Foundation. It carries an X-band radar that is used to survey …

Accidents: June 2019
Ainonline.com, 2019-06-03
are credited with saving the lives of the three crewmen on a medevac helicopter that went down in sub-Antarctic ocean waters two minutes short of its intended landing site on remote Enderby Island. The accident occurred in darkness at about 7:37 p.m. local …

Pratt Prepares To Reboot the PT6 Yet Again with New Technology
Ainonline.com, 2013-10-19
and the rugged Twin Otter operating in extreme subzero temperatures in the Antarctic. “The PT6 effectively created the single-engine commercial IFR market since operators are willing to operate this way due to its reliability,” said Parisien …