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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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Ethics Concerns Halt Shutdown Fundraiser For Controllers

A GoFundMe campaign aimed at supplying groceries and gas money for local air traffic controllers not receiving pay during the partial government shutdown has been suspended by its founder due to the potential for ethics violations.


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EZ-FLY: Researching Easier To Fly Aircraft

In the airline and military realm, fly-by-wire control has become old hat but because of expense and certification complexity, the technology hasn?t trickled down to light aircraft general aviation. Some in the industry, however, believe that digital control architecture and the enhanced stability it can offer might make airplanes easier to fly and would thus kick the door open to higher aircraft demand. A company called Flight Level Engineering is just completing a project for the FAA that could lay the foundation for certification of such systems, for which there may be no significant manufacturing barriers.


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New Flight Deck Features For Cessna, Beechcraft Models

Textron Aviation has announced that it will be offering improved flight deck capabilities for 2019 Cessna and Beechcraft piston models. According to the company, the upgraded features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin?s G1000 NXi next-generation flight deck and are designed to provide ?enhanced control and connectivity in the cockpit.?


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Sick Calls Close TSA Checkpoints

The Transportation Security Administration is warning that there could be more security checkpoint closures and longer lines at the screening points that are open after at least two closures over the weekend.


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FAA To Propose Relaxing Drone Rules

The FAA is proposing relaxing rules for flying drones over people and at night. The FAA released a draft of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Monday. The NPRM will be published in the Federal Register ?at a later date.?


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707 Crash Kills 15

Fifteen people died when a Boeing 707 cargo plane overran the runway in bad weather at Fath Airport in Karaj, near Tehran, went through a perimeter fence and buried its nose in a house.


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Lion Air Voice Recorder Recovered

More than two months after the crash of a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX off Indonesia, divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder from the seabed.


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SpaceX Laying Off 10 Percent Of Staff

After celebrating a series of successful launches, including the final shipment of Iridium satellites to low earth orbit last week, SpaceX has announced it?s laying off about 10 percent of its staff.


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MiG-23 For Sale In Texas

You don?t have to join the Air Force and wait for the next generation of supersonic business jets to fly a Mach-busting jet. The only flying MiG-23 in the U.S. is for sale in Texas and it can go Mach 2.35, although not legally over land in the U.S.


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Shutdown Delays Navigation Update

The government shutdown is delaying an urgent update of the World Magnetic Model, the underlying basis for all modern navigation systems, and those systems are in danger of becoming unacceptably inaccurate.


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Boeing-Embraer Deal Approved

Boeing and Embraer now have all the approvals they need to move forward with two joint ventures that will change the commercial and perhaps military aircraft market. Boeing will take over 80 percent of the Brazilian company?s passenger plane business and will also take a 49 percent stake in the development of the KC-390 military transport.


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Pizzas Across The Border For Controllers

In a show of solidarity with their unpaid U.S. counterparts, Canadian air traffic controllers ordered pizza for FAA controllers at facilities across the U.S. over the weekend.


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NATCA Sues Federal Government

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government alleging that NATCA members had been ?unlawfully deprived [?] of their earned wages without due process? as a result of the partial government shutdown that began on Dec. 22.


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Top Letters And Comments, January 11, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about remembering Herb Kelleher, the effects of the government shutdown, newly released SpaceX rocket images and the Bernoulli Effect.


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Short Final: Highway 101

Heading north from Santa Monica to Oakland and approaching San Jose, I heard the following...


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News from Aero-News Network
ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.16.19)

"Lost in space: They paid $100,000 to ride on XCOR's space plane. Now they want their money back" From the Los Angeles Times, the story of XCOR and its ticket holders — 282 of them, as of the most recent count — is a cautionary tale for the space tourism age.
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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.16.19)

"The FAA’s separate call for comments on a proposed rule concerning operational limitations, airspace restrictions, hardware requirements, and associated identification and tracking technologies will further shape a national UAS policy." Source: Brian Wynne, AUVSI president and CEO, on the FAA's NPRM and ANPRM concerning drone regulations.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.16.19): QFE

The atmospheric pressure at aerodrome elevation (or at runway threshold).
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Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville? Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio. That contest, aka the Powder Puff Derby, marked the beginning of women's airplane racing in the United States. On the morning of August 30, ATC Specialist Ken Stanley was working in the Tower at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN) when he noted a student pilot getting ready to land on their first solo flight in a Cessna 172. Stanley watched as the student’s first landing attempt came in too steep, resulting in a nose-wheel-first touchdown, which can cause loss of directional control during the landing. The pilot initiated a go-around. The student’s second landing attempt was even shakier, resulting in a near loss-of-control and another go-around. The student pilot radioed the tower and requested assistance. Stanley helped establish the struggling pilot on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern and immediately radioed for an instructor to see if they could help render assistance. Embry–Riddle flight instructor Muhammad Omar answered the call. Flying the Bahamas in a ‘Very, Very’ Open Cockpit AirCam is one of the most sensational flying experiences you will ever have -- especially in the Bahamas. You can fly the islands a hundred times in a regular airplane and still not know what you are missing until you do it in an AirCam. If you already own an AirCam, you need to make this trip. If you have been wondering what it would be like to own an AirCam then you’re invited to join the AirCam team at Stella Maris on Long Island, Bahamas to see what they’re up to. Plans call for an arrival at Stella Maris the afternoon of Saturday, Feb 2nd, departing Feb 6th. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 01.14.19: Air Race Classic, Student In Distress, AirCam Bahamas

Also: AvGroups Urge End To Shutdown, USAF Accepts KC-46A, Hubble Images, New Airport for Knoxville? Registration is open for the 43rd Air Race Classic (ARC), the annual all-women cross-country airplane race. More than 100 women pilots from around the world are expected to compete in this year's ARC, which begins Tuesday, June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee, and ends Friday, June 21 in Welland, Ontario. The oldest race of its kind in the United States, the ARC traces its roots to the 1929 Women's Air Derby, in which Amelia Earhart and 19 other daring female pilots raced from Santa Monica, California, to Cleveland, Ohio. That contest, aka the Powder Puff Derby, marked the beginning of women's airplane racing in the United States. On the morning of August 30, ATC Specialist Ken Stanley was working in the Tower at Ormond Beach Municipal Airport (KOMN) when he noted a student pilot getting ready to land on their first solo flight in a Cessna 172. Stanley watched as the student’s first landing attempt came in too steep, resulting in a nose-wheel-first touchdown, which can cause loss of directional control during the landing. The pilot initiated a go-around. The student’s second landing attempt was even shakier, resulting in a near loss-of-control and another go-around. The student pilot radioed the tower and requested assistance. Stanley helped establish the struggling pilot on the downwind leg of the traffic pattern and immediately radioed for an instructor to see if they could help render assistance. Embry–Riddle flight instructor Muhammad Omar answered the call. Flying the Bahamas in a ‘Very, Very’ Open Cockpit AirCam is one of the most sensational flying experiences you will ever have -- especially in the Bahamas. You can fly the islands a hundred times in a regular airplane and still not know what you are missing until you do it in an AirCam. If you already own an AirCam, you need to make this trip. If you have been wondering what it would be like to own an AirCam then you’re invited to join the AirCam team at Stella Maris on Long Island, Bahamas to see what they’re up to. Plans call for an arrival at Stella Maris the afternoon of Saturday, Feb 2nd, departing Feb 6th. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne-Unmanned 01.08.19: Drone ID Rules, Drone Deliveries, ShockWave Tactical

Also: Fairfax Public Safety UAS, First Responder Scholarship, DeFazio Confirmed, Mid-Michigan College The FAA is set to authorize as many as eight industry-financed projects to examine various options for airborne drone identification, according to a notice published in December in the Federal Register. A report from the Wall Street Journal indicates that the goal of the program is to "verify technologies and provide real-world data to hasten broader regulatory steps aimed at significantly expanding commercial uses of unmanned aircraft." The inability of authorities to identify and track drones has been a major hurdle to the integration of UAVs into the National Airspace. The SAFIR consortium, a group of 13 public and private organisations, has been selected by Single European Sky ATM Research Joint Undertaking (SESAR JU) to demonstrate integrated Drone Traffic Management for a broad range of drone operations in Belgium. The goal of the SAFIR project is to contribute to the EU regulatory process for drones and drive forward the deployment of interoperable, harmonized and standardized drone services across Europe. Pegasus Aerospace has developed a Tactical UAS for use by Government, Law Enforcement, School Resource Officers and Private Security Firms. Equipped with multiple non-lethal capabilities, including capabilities for surveillance, intelligence collection and the ability to incapacitate a target from a distance, ShockWave Tactical UAS is designed to be used outdoors and indoors, is easy to setup and operate and can provide real-time intelligence and surveillance. The compact solution can be used in a fully autonomous mode or in manual mode, and controlled by a custom flight computer system. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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AMA Drone Report 01.10.19: Govít Shutdown, DJI Movie Villain, Surfers v Drone

Also: Weather Grounds NYPD, Electric VTOL Aircraft, Anti-Drone Market, Mid-Michigan College As you are aware, the federal government has been partially shut down until funding legislation is passed. At this time, there does not appear to be a compromise in sight, as congressional leaders for both parties have taken a firm stance on key issues. The AMA government affairs team has been working with the FAA to address provisions relating to our hobby; however, our correspondence has been reduced due to the furlough. AMA has received a lot of questions regarding FAA registration requirements. On December 12, 2017, Congress reinstated FAA registration for all unmanned aircraft weighing over .55 lbs. For those that registered before then, the FAA extended their expiration date to December 12, 2020. Drones are exciting new technology that have the potential to enhance public safety and save lives, but what might happen if one were in the hands of a deranged serial killer? That is the premise of a new movie "The Drone", which will premiere at the Slamdance Festival in Park City, UT on January 28th. In the movie, directed by Jordan Rubin, a DJI Phantom drone is "possessed" by such a person, and takes on a life of its own. The killer uses the aircraft to terrorize newlyweds Rachel and Chris, played by Alexandra Essoe and John Brotherton, respectively. A surfing event in Hawaii recently took an unusual and potentially illegal approach to protecting its intellectual property when an unauthorized drone was spotted capturing images of the event. The incident occurred at the World Surfing League big wave event at Jaws in Peahi, HI, and of course a video of the incident has been posted on YouTube. Once the drone was sighted, several Safety Water Patrol staffers were dispatched to knock the drone out of the sky. They started by throwing objects such as swim fins at the aircraft, but were unable to knock it from the air. So they called in some big iron in the form of a helicopter. The helo swooped in over the drone (and over the surfers), and the rotorwash knocked the offending DJI Mavic into the Pacific ocean. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduce two main categories of drone operation: basic and advanced. The categories are based on distance from bystanders and airspace rules. State Farm has reportedly been granted the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the FAA. The national waiver allows State Farm to conduct drone operations over people (OOP) and flights beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) through November 2022. Previous waivers State Farm was granted were limited to a short time frame and to specific geographic areas impacted by hurricanes. The Indemnis Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone has been validated as compliant with the new international standard for drone parachutes, following a strenuous testing procedure at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, NY managed by NUAIR. This chute opens a wide range of new possibilities for professional drone operators intending to demonstrate that they can safely and reliably fly over people as well as sensitive locations. The FAA prohibits most drone operations directly over people as a safety precaution. Professional drone operators can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can demonstrate they have robust safety mitigations in place. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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Airborne-Unmanned 01.15.19: New CA Regs, State Farm Waiver, Indemnis Chute

Also: Heathrow Drone Sighting, DJI Smart Remote Controller, Hydrogen Multi-Rotor UAV, Northwest UAV Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, has announced Canada’s new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems. The new rules, which will come into force on June 1, 2019, apply to all drone pilots flying drones between 250 grams and 25 kilograms that are operated within the drone pilot’s visual-line-of-sight, regardless of whether the drone is flown for fun, work or research. The new simplified rules reflect significant consultations with Canadians and the industry. The final regulations introduce two main categories of drone operation: basic and advanced. The categories are based on distance from bystanders and airspace rules. State Farm has reportedly been granted the first national waiver to any company in the U.S. by the FAA. The national waiver allows State Farm to conduct drone operations over people (OOP) and flights beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS) through November 2022. Previous waivers State Farm was granted were limited to a short time frame and to specific geographic areas impacted by hurricanes. The Indemnis Nexus parachute system for the DJI Inspire 2 drone has been validated as compliant with the new international standard for drone parachutes, following a strenuous testing procedure at the New York UAS Test Site in Rome, NY managed by NUAIR. This chute opens a wide range of new possibilities for professional drone operators intending to demonstrate that they can safely and reliably fly over people as well as sensitive locations. The FAA prohibits most drone operations directly over people as a safety precaution. Professional drone operators can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can demonstrate they have robust safety mitigations in place. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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Pilot Caught On Video Trying To Get Through Cockpit Window

Reason For Action Is Unclear A video is making the rounds on social media of a pilot trying to squeeze into a cockpit window of an airplane at Heathrow Airport, leading some to joke that he had forgotten his keys.
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Airlander 10 Prototype Will Not Be Rebuilt

Company Will Focus On 'Production-Ready' Aircraft Going Forward Hybrid Air Vehicles will not be rebuilding the prototype Airlander 10 airship after six flights and two incidents.
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Air Canada Announces Improvements To Capacity Purchase Agreement With Jazz

Makes Equity Investment Of $97.26 Million In Chorus Air Canada has announced an agreement to amend and extend the Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with Jazz Aviation LP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., under which Jazz currently operates certain regional Air Canada Express flights. The amendments should provide long term stability for Chorus, reaffirming Jazz as Air Canada's most significant Express carrier well into the future, as well as enabling growth on Chorus' leasing business through Air Canada's equity investment and the predictability of Jazz's cashflow from CPA operations until 2035.
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Indra Tests Its Targus Aircraft's Critical Systems

Simulated Flight Tests Are Being Held To Validate The Design Of The Critical Elements Of The OPV Indra, one of the leading global technology and consulting companies, and its partner Gaerum have just reached a key milestone in the development of the optionally manned Targus aircraft: the start of simulated flight tests to validate the design of the aircraft's critical systems.
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U.S. News & World Report: ERAU Top U.S. Online Undergraduate Educator

Offers Highly-Rated Programs And Strong Job Prospects At Affordable Rates, Editors Say Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has earned the No.1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2019 ranking of the best U.S. online bachelor's degree programs. The ranking affirmed the school's focus on academic excellence, affordability and promising career opportunities for graduates, according to the school.
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Piper Announces 2019 Scholarship Opportunities

Application Deadline Is March 29 Piper Aircraft and its Community Outreach Committee are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, educational scholarships impact the community by providing financial support for students to pursue higher education. The Freedom of Flight Award and the Bill Cluck Memorial Scholarship were created for students at different stages of their educational experience and were designed to help offset the rising cost of higher education.
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