Industry Round-up, April 12, 2019

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This week, AVweb’s news roundup uncovered reports on a message from the National Agricultural Aviation Association to drone operators, a training infrastructure expansion for Lufthansa Aviation Training, a new partnership for The DAES Group, an upcoming flight simulation expo and a convention attendance announcement from Click Aviation Network. As the growing season gets underway, the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) is asking Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operators to look out for agricultural aircraft. The association would like UAS operators to be aware that agricultural operations peak during the summer months and agricultural pilots may fly as low as 10 feet off the ground when making an application.

Lufthansa Aviation Training is investing approximately €89 million (about $101 million) to purchase simulators and expand infrastructure in its training locations. The company will be adding a total of six new simulators and expanding facilities in Munich and Vienna. Aerospace service provider The DAES Group has announced a strategic partnership with Czech Republic engineering company ATG. The DAES Group will now act as a representative and distributor for ATG, which specializes in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) solutions.

The second-annual FlightSimExpo Aviation and Simulation Conference will take place June 7-9 in Orlando, Florida. Exhibitors include EAA, Prepar3D, X-Plane, PilotEdge and Redbird. Registration costs $70 and includes two-day trade show floor access, panels and seminars, drinks and appetizers, and a six-month EAA membership. Also on the expo scene, aviation service provider Click Aviation Network will be exhibiting at the Asian Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (ABACE) for the first time this year. The company also announced the opening of its newest office in China.