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GAMA reports that 2013 was the best year for aircraft manufacturers since 2008

GAMA the General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported worldwide billings for 2013 were up 24 percent from 2012 and was the best year since 2008. Total billing were $23.4 billion for the year.
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Boeing Forecasts Increased Global Demand for Airline Pilots

Half million new pilots needed to support projected airplane deliveries
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Virgin Galactic spaceflights are growing in numbers

Over 600 now set to lausch on Virgin Galactic
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Proposed AD would affect 6,000 Continental engines

FAA proposes checks for certain Continental engines
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New aicraft shipment improve for the first half of 2013

GAMA report of general aviation industry shipment and billings data through the second quarter of 2013 shows improvement of 26.4% in billings.
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Boeing introduces new flight technology

Boeing recently introduced new technology to optimize flights, which will consist of 26 commercial flights in a program called Optimal Flight.
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Business flying decreases in February

According to recently released TraqPak statistics from aviation company Argus, the number of business aircraft flights decreased during February.
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New Winglets to be installed in aircrafts

The European Aviation Safety Agency recently granted a supplemental type certificate so new winglets could be installed on aircrafts.
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Hearing dates set for plane battery safety

Two hearings are planned for April to decide if lithium-ion batteries are safe to be installed on jetliners.
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Headhunting assignments increase in aviation

According to the Aviation Search Group, which has a specialty of searching for employees in the aviation community, assignments have increased during the year so far.
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The Weekender: Oktoberfest Outings

The Weekender will kick off October with some scenic fly-in destinations on SocialFlight.com. On Saturday in Greenville, Illinois, see a special appearance by a a TBM Avenger at the 50th anniversary of the Greenville Airport Fly-In/Cruise-In. Also on display will be a Stearman and Waco biplanes, T-34s, a T-6, vintage cars, and more. Rain date is Sunday.
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SpaceX Details Mars Plans

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said on Tuesday his company is working on a plan for manned flights to Mars, with the aim of establishing a permanent colony there. Speaking before a crowd at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, he set out a number of parameters and goals for the project, noting that each trip should cost no more than $200,000 -- about the average cost of a house in the U.S. "We want to make Mars seem possible," he said.
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Bell Unveils Unmanned Tiltrotor

Bell Helicopter recently unveiled its new design for an autonomous tiltrotor, the V-247 Vigilant, which will have a 65-foot wingspan and will be capable of carrying a payload of up to 6.5 tons of fuel, armament and sensors. The aircraft, designed for military use, will be able to operate from land or sea, and will be ready to deploy as soon as 2023, according to Bell. The Vigilant will travel at speeds up to 300 knots and can operate within a 250-nm radius.
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Executive Expects VTOL Uber In 10 Years

Uber is taking a serious look at autonomous VTOL aircraft for urban transport, and could have a fleet flying within a decade, chief products officer Jeff Holden said at a Nantucket conference on Sunday. In an interview with Kara Swisher of Re/code, Holden said the technology "could change cities and how we work and live." Holden said he has been researching the possibilities "so we can someday offer our customers as many options as possible to move around doing it in a three-dimensional way is an obvious thing to look at."
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NBAA Report: Flight Crews Skip Checks

A study conducted by NBAA has found that 15 percent of flights in business jets begin without a complete flight-control check, the association reported last week. The NTSB suggested a need for the study after its investigation of a fatal 2014 accident involving a Gulfstream G-IV at Hanscom Field, in Bedford, Mass. The safety board found the crew had not performed a flight-control check before takeoff, and as a result, they had no way of knowing the aircraft's gust lock was engaged. The jet ran off the runway and caught fire, killing all seven on board.
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NavWorx Disputing FAA Rebate Rejection

NavWorx says it is working to resolve an issue with the FAA, which is refusing to process $500 rebate reservations for two models of transceivers the company makes.
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Three Die In Fly-Out Midair

Three people were killed when two aircraft collided in North Collins, south of Buffalo, Sunday morning.
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F-117s Back In The Air

The F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter may be the latest example of the U.S. military resurrecting a retired aircraft type.
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Aviation Advocate Arnold Palmer Dies (Updated)

Golf legend Arnold Palmer, one of business aviation's most prominent cheerleaders, died Sunday in Pittsburgh at the age of 87.
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Short Final

JAX Approach: American 123, airport 11 o'clock, 8 miles. Report in sight ... AA123: (obviously, the co-pilot)The man says he has the airport in sight ... JAX approach: Tell the man he's cleared to the airport, expect a visual runway 8 ... AA123: I'll break it to him gently.
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SpaceX Probes Helium Breach In Rocket Explosion

The ground explosion of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Sept. 1 was likely caused by a "large breach" of the helium system, the company said Friday. SpaceX, NASA and the FAA, among others, continue to investigate the cause of the fiery incident at Cape Canaveral that destroyed the rocket and its payload as it stood at Launch Complex 40 during a pre-launch test.
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FAA Plans To Take Over Monitoring Low-Orbit Traffic

The rapid growth of the commercial satellite-launch industry has the FAA moving ahead to take over some safety oversight duties from the Department of Defense. Someone has to be responsible for overseeing collision avoidance for objects in orbit, and traditionally that has been the military's role. But the FAA and the Pentagon appear to be ready to discuss moving that oversight to civilians, according to a Wall Street Journal report this week.
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NTSB: GA Fatalities Drop In 2015

General aviation accident rates dropped in 2015 amid a rise in flight hours, according to figuresreported by the National Transportation Safety Board Thursday. The preliminary data reported for GA operations added up to 1,209 accidents last year, 229 of those involving 376 fatalities, including three people on the ground.
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New This Week

AVweb's search of news in aviation found announcements from Boeing, King Schools, Future and Active Pilot Advisors and Pacific Propeller International. Boeing has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its industry-leading touchscreen flight displays for all five flight deck displays on the new Boeing 777X. The advanced touchscreen capability will make the flight deck more intuitive for pilots and more efficient for flight operations.
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ForeFlight Ending Support For Old Devices (Corrected)

ForeFlight is warning subscribers that it will discontinue support for old iPads and iPhones on Jan. 3, 2017.
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Airborne 09.28.16: NEW DJI Mavic!, EAA's Next STC, Sean Tucker Honored

Also: LA Times v SMO, APS UAT Program, Gordon Bennett 2016, Tucson Control Tower, Hubble Find, Southwest Airlines, Iowa State Another new small unmanned aerial system is now on the market as drone manufacturer, DJI, has released its Mavic drone, which they say is their smallest aircraft equipped with a 4K camera. The Mavic follows the recent trend of drones with foldable rotors for easy transportation. It follows recent introductions of the GoPro Karma and a Yuneec drone that also feature foldable rotors. The Mavic is about half the size of the DJI Phantom 4 flagship drone, but still includes sensors on the front and bottom of the aircraft for obstacle avoidance, subject tracking, indoor stability, and autonomous landing. In April of this year, EAA’s Accessible Safety STC, was approved to allow the installation of Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 systems in certain Cessna and Piper models, with more aircraft types expected to be added. Now, EAA and its subsidiary EAA STC, LLC are working with TruTrak Autopilots to bring its Vizion autopilot system to type-certificated aircraft. EAA STC has submitted an application to initially certify the system in Cessna 172 series aircraft, with a goal to expand the list of eligible aircraft to as many as possible. Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker has been named the recipient of the Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Award, presented annually by the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow. The Lloyd P. Nolen Award is presented to an individual, organization, or company for lifetime achievement and promotion or advancement of aviation. Nolen, a humble and noble visionary, was a founding member of the Commemorative Air Force. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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AeroSports Update: Sean Tucker Is Honored By The CAF

Aerobatic Pilot Sean Tucker Receives The 2016 Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement In Aviation Award Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker has been named the recipient of the Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Award, presented annually by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Wings Over Houston Airshow.
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Elon Musk Outlines Vision For Martian City

Rockets Carrying As Many As 200 People Could Leave For The Neighboring Planet In 'Decades' No one can deny that Elon Musk thinks big, and in a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico Tuesday, he outlined his largest vision yet.
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Dutch Investigators Release Findings In MH17 Shootdown

Determines That The Missile 'Came From Russia' The Buk missile that destroyed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 came from Russia, according to a Dutch-led international investigation panel.
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ForeFlight, SiriusXM Introduce Satellite Aviation Weather Service

Weather And Other Key Information Available Using The SXAR1 Portable Receiver Today ForeFlight and SiriusXM introduced SiriusXM Aviation weather service on the newest version of ForeFlight Mobile. ForeFlight’s latest release (version 8.1) is now available on the iTunes App Store.
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Airborne 09.27.16: EAA's 200K!, MilPilots Get Break, UAV Pilot Applications

Also: GPS Sat, Aero-Calendar, B-21 Raider, Boeing 777X, Tecnam P2002JF, NBAA Honors Louis Seno, Alaska-Virgin Merger EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpassed 200,000 members. It appears that more and more pilots are finding EAA represents their kind of flying more than ever before. Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board said in part, “We reached this milestone by building on the legacy established by our founder, Paul Poberezny, more than 60 years ago when he stated that all who wish to participate are welcome.” Some military pilots with as few as 500 hours flying time could be eligible for a right seat spot at an airline, according to sources familiar with guidelines being discussed by an FAA advisory committee. Under the rules that were put in place in 2013 by the FAA, first officers are required to hold an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, requiring 1,500 hours total time as a pilot. The rule makes exception for pilots with fewer than 1,500 hours or who have not reached the age of 23 to obtain a "restricted privileges" ATP certificate. It appears there are a lot of people who want to fly small UAVs for non-recreational purposes. The FAA announced that the number of applications for commercial UAV pilot certificates has climbed to some 12,000 since the FAA's new rules took effect August 29, according to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. Earl Lawrence, the director of the FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office said that more than 4,000 people have passed the aeronautical knowledge test required to become a commercial drone pilot. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 09.28.16: NEW DJI Mavic!, EAA's Next STC, Sean Tucker Honored

Also: LA Times v SMO, APS UAT Program, Gordon Bennett 2016, Tucson Control Tower, Hubble Find, Southwest Airlines, Iowa State Another new small unmanned aerial system is now on the market as drone manufacturer, DJI, has released its Mavic drone, which they say is their smallest aircraft equipped with a 4K camera. The Mavic follows the recent trend of drones with foldable rotors for easy transportation. It follows recent introductions of the GoPro Karma and a Yuneec drone that also feature foldable rotors. The Mavic is about half the size of the DJI Phantom 4 flagship drone, but still includes sensors on the front and bottom of the aircraft for obstacle avoidance, subject tracking, indoor stability, and autonomous landing. In April of this year, EAA’s Accessible Safety STC, was approved to allow the installation of Dynon EFIS-D10A and EFIS-D100 systems in certain Cessna and Piper models, with more aircraft types expected to be added. Now, EAA and its subsidiary EAA STC, LLC are working with TruTrak Autopilots to bring its Vizion autopilot system to type-certificated aircraft. EAA STC has submitted an application to initially certify the system in Cessna 172 series aircraft, with a goal to expand the list of eligible aircraft to as many as possible. Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker has been named the recipient of the Lloyd P. Nolen Lifetime Achievement in Aviation Award, presented annually by the Commemorative Air Force Wings Over Houston Airshow. The Lloyd P. Nolen Award is presented to an individual, organization, or company for lifetime achievement and promotion or advancement of aviation. Nolen, a humble and noble visionary, was a founding member of the Commemorative Air Force. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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RwandAir Takes Delivery Of Its First A330 Aircraft

Becomes First East African Carrier To Operate The Type RwandAir, the national flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, has taken delivery of its first of two Airbus long-haul widebody A330 aircraft. In doing so, it becomes the East African launch operator of the aircraft and Airbus’s newest customer.
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Republic Of Korea Navy Grounds Lynx Helicopters

Operations Suspended After One Went Down In The Ocean Tuesday The Republic of Korea Navy has temporarily grounded all 20 of its Lynx anti-submarine helicopters following an accident Tuesday that fatally injured three military personnel.
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Thomas Zurbuchen Named Head Of NASA Science Mission Directorate

Appointment Becomes Effective On October 3 NASA Administrator Charles Bolden has named Thomas Zurbuchen as the new associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, effective Monday, Oct. 3.
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QF-16 Reaches Operational Capability Milestone

Introduces Fourth-Generation Fighter Capabilities Into The Aerial Target Mission Air Combat Command declared initial operational capability for the QF-16 full-scale aerial target (FSAT) Sept. 23.
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BOC Selects V2500 Engines For A320ceo

Will Power Five Aircraft On Order BOC Aviation has selected the V2500 engine to power five Airbus A320ceo family aircraft. The V2500 engine is offered through IAE International Aero Engines AG, a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders comprise Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation; Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation; and MTU Aero Engines GmbH.
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Multiple Agreements Realized For New Aviation Partnerships

ICAO Concludes Highly Successful 2016 World Aviation Forum The second ICAO World Aviation Forum concluded on numerous positive notes at the UN aviation agency’s Montréal Headquarters today, bringing together over 800 senior government, air transport industry, UN, finance, development, and other leaders and forging progress on new aviation partnerships for sustainable development.
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Bombardier CS300 Kicks Off European Route Proving Tour

Will Operate From airBaltic's Base In Riga, Latvia The second Bombardier CS300 flight test vehicle has embarked on a series of European and Middle Eastern route-proving flights alongside first operator airBaltic of Latvia. The flights - which will operate from the airline's base in Riga include stops in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tallinn, Estonia and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - will use airBaltic air and ground operational practices.
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Alaska Airlines To Fly To Havana, Cuba

Daily Nonstop Flights Form Los Angeles Will Begin January 5, 2017 Alaska Airlines will launch historic new flying to Havana, Cuba on Jan. 5, 2017. The daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles is among the first regularly scheduled commercial flights to the island country in more than 50 years, and is the only nonstop flight to Cuba from the West Coast.
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