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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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News from AVweb
Continental Says Diesels Are Making Inroads

With a full line of aerodiesel engines in its product portfolio, Continental Motors says it?s seeing more uptake of Jet A-burning engines in the training market, including some nibbles in the North American market. At an AirVenture press conference on Tuesday, Continental?s Rhett Ross said that the company?s new CD-300 six-cylinder diesel is now fully certified and production ready.


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Senate Committee Says No To ATC Privatization

General aviation advocacy groups have united in their efforts to oppose the privatization of the nation?s air traffic control system, and on Tuesday in Washington, the Senate Appropriations subcommittee took their side. The subcommittee approved a spending bill that would allot $16.7 billion to the FAA, and rejected the proposal to spin off ATC functions to a nonprofit corporation. A House subcommittee had voted to support privatization, which is also supported by the White House.


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Trig Avionics Offers Low-Cost ADS-B GPS Receiver, Comm Radio

At AirVenture 2017, Trig Avionics introduced a low-cost ADS-B-compliant WAAS GPS receiver and lower-cost VHF comm radio.


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Cafe Foundation Plans Return To Oshkosh

Moving the Cafe Foundation?s annual symposium to Oshkosh was a success, executive director Yolanka Wulff told AVweb this week, and the event will return to the same venue next year. The symposium was previously held in California, but Cafe tried the move, reasoning that since most of their attendees also go to AirVenture, an Oshkosh site would make it easier for them to do both. The event was held at the University of Wisconsin Alumni Conference Center, just 10 minutes from the EAA grounds, on Saturday and Sunday.


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Daher Debuts The TBM 910 At AirVenture

With the sun slowly setting on Garmin?s landmark G1000 EFIS suite, aircraft manufacturers are rapidly switching to the follow-on G1000 NXi product. At AirVenture, Daher rolled out its version in the new TBM 910 single-engine turboprop in the first U.S. debut.


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New Training Tools From Redbird, CloudAhoy

Simulator maker Redbird brought a production version of its Guided Independent Flight Training (GIFT) to Oshkosh. The system has been many years and several versions in the making, but is now for sale with 33 modules teaching basic flight, private-pilot maneuvers and emergencies.


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Mobile Unit Tracks Drone Traffic

A mobile system developed by Gryphon Sensors, a company based in New York, ?sets a new standard in drone security,? according to a news release today from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo?s office. The system, called ?Mobile Skylight,? features an array of self-contained multispectral sensors that provide three-dimensional detection of low-flying, small UAS at a distance of 6 miles. The system is contained in a rugged off-road-capable van.


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Stratos 714 Comes To Oshkosh

Following years of incremental progress and cabin mock-ups, Stratos arrived at Oshkosh 2017 with a real airplane. After first flight in November 2016, the proof of concept aircraft is still early in the envelope expansion stage. At 70 flight hours, company test pilots have taken the Stratos 714 to 330 knots true airspeed, 250 knots indicated and 18,000 feet. Kevin Jordan, chief sales officer, says the production airplane will carry four 200-pound passengers, with bags, for 1,500 nautical miles at 400 knots true and FL410.


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FAA Provides BasicMed Outreach

For pilots who are still not sure about how the BasicMed program works, or if it?s right for them, the FAA?s latest Safety Briefing magazine aims to answer all of your questions. The issue, available for free download online, includes a Q&A, an infographic that walks you through the procedures and advice on how to talk to your doctor about the options. It also features a listing of all the FAA safety forums scheduled for this week at the FAA Safety Center at EAA AirVenture.


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FAA Reorganizes Certification Service

The FAA has reorganized its certification division, scrapping the familiar Transport, Small Airplane, Engine and Propeller and Rotorcraft Directorates in favor of a new ?functionally-aligned organizational structure.?


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New Instrument Panel Annunciator Aims To Reduce Gear-Up Landings

At AirVenture 2017, Massachusetts-based Approach Aviation announced FAA approval and production shipment of its FlexAlert multifunction panel annunciator.


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CubCrafters Certifies G3X In XCub

CubCrafters announced Monday at AirVenture that it's offering Garmin's top-selling G3X Touch in its Part 23 certified XCub, making it the first company to amend a type certificate to allow non-certified or non-TSO'd avionics. The G3X Touch is a favorite among homebuilders and light sport manufacturers and has a full-featured primary flight display plus an autopilot with envelope protection.


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Icon Delivers Six Aircraft

Icon Aircraft hopes to deliver 15 aircraft by the end of this year and ramp up to 200 for 2018. In an interview at AirVenture 2017, CEO Kirk Hawkins said six aircraft have been delivered to customers who have so far been pleased with the aircraft.


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EAA Chief Previews AirVenture ‘17

Jack Pelton, chairman of EAA, says AirVenture 2017, the 65th edition and the 48th consecutive show held at Whitman Regional in Oshkosh, Wisconsin is likely to be the biggest ever. Last year, the show reached a new attendance record, but a modest one?up 1% over 2015. This year, advance purchase tickets are up 12% over last year, and aircraft parking was 85% full by Sunday night, said Pelton.


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Cirrus Announces Complimentary Training Program

At AirVenture 2017, Cirrus announced the new Embark complimentary training program intended to help buyers transitioning to used SR20 and SR22 aircraft.


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News from Aero-News Network
Belite Aircraft’s 'Chipper' 2-Place Experimental Arrives At EAA17

Now Faster With Increased Useful Load The performance numbers for Chipper, the experimental two place airplane kit from Belite Aircraft, have been updated, providing large gains in airspeed, climb rate, and range over previously released figures. Chipper is also benefiting from a gross weight increase.
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Belite Introduces New Instruments At AirVenture

Fuel / Water Discriminator, Engine Monitoring System Installed In Chipper Airplane The FAA has long warned: "Water contamination of aircraft fuel systems has been and remains a major cause of aircraft engine power failure." Belite Radiant Technology has released that enhances safety by alerting the pilot to fuel exhaustion or water contamination.
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Airborne-Unmanned 07.25.17: Airspace Auto-Authorization, Bogus UAV Hit, CA Regs

Also: “Drone Billboard”, Eagle v Drone, Self-Driving Cars, Drone Locates Lost Man, Airborne-Unmanned-Help Wanted Greatly anticipated, it appears that this fall, some 50 airports will begin providing Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), which will give UAS operators the ability to “apply for instant, digital approval to fly in U.S. controlled airspace using the same applications they use for flight planning and in-flight situational awareness.” Currently, FAA authorization is required for flights in controlled airspace, at certain times of day, or near sensitive locations. Authorization requests are subject to long waiting periods and labor-intensive manual approvals, which can add more time to, or entirely halt, the process of commercial UAS operations. No surprise here, folks! When a student pilot and instructor approaching Parafield airport near Adelaide, South Australia felt something hit the wing of the SOCATA Tobago aircraft they were flying one night, they initially thought they'd hit a bird... But when the instructor examined the damaged right wing of the airplane after landing, and did not discover any overt biological evidence, he called the tower and reported that he might have hit a drone. That got the attention of a lot of people, and initiated an ATSB investigation -- and oh yeah, started another ignorant media frenzy. Unmanned Systems Canada has announced that Canada has released draft regulations for UAS operations for public comment. The ‘milestone’ announcement will reportedly “establish a regulatory environment for UAS operations within visual line-of-sight (VLOS),” which will build off procedures developed and refined over the last decade. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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Airborne-Unmanned 07.25.17: Airspace Auto-Authorization, Bogus UAV Hit, CA Regs

Also: “Drone Billboard”, Eagle v Drone, Self-Driving Cars, Drone Locates Lost Man, Airborne-Unmanned-Help Wanted Greatly anticipated, it appears that this fall, some 50 airports will begin providing Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), which will give UAS operators the ability to “apply for instant, digital approval to fly in U.S. controlled airspace using the same applications they use for flight planning and in-flight situational awareness.” Currently, FAA authorization is required for flights in controlled airspace, at certain times of day, or near sensitive locations. Authorization requests are subject to long waiting periods and labor-intensive manual approvals, which can add more time to, or entirely halt, the process of commercial UAS operations. No surprise here, folks! When a student pilot and instructor approaching Parafield airport near Adelaide, South Australia felt something hit the wing of the SOCATA Tobago aircraft they were flying one night, they initially thought they'd hit a bird... But when the instructor examined the damaged right wing of the airplane after landing, and did not discover any overt biological evidence, he called the tower and reported that he might have hit a drone. That got the attention of a lot of people, and initiated an ATSB investigation -- and oh yeah, started another ignorant media frenzy. Unmanned Systems Canada has announced that Canada has released draft regulations for UAS operations for public comment. The ‘milestone’ announcement will reportedly “establish a regulatory environment for UAS operations within visual line-of-sight (VLOS),” which will build off procedures developed and refined over the last decade. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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Airborne 07.25.17: Blue Origin Stands Tall!, Dynon-Certified, Rotax 915iS

Also: Able Flight, Piper M600 Grounding, Avidyne Updates, Pelton Intvw Part 2 No one who goes to Oshkosh remains surprised… for long... at all the amazing things they see at Wittman Field... but reuseable rockets? ANN’s Jim Campbell went over to Blue Origin to see why they came to AirVenture 2017... and got a tour of their crew capsule. Rotax has had its new 915 iS engine in the works for quite a while, but the company says that they are closing in on European and U.S. Certification. ANN’s Tom Patton got an update on the engine from Marc Becker from Rotax. Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott said at AirVenture on Monday that a possible material specification issue had cropped up with the M600, leading to a precautionary grounding of the fleet of 36 delivered airplanes. Caldecott said that there was a material thickness issue with the aft wing spar that was discovered in one airplane that had been delivered to a dealer. Out of an abundance of caution, an inspection of the spar was recommended for all of the airplanes. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 07.24.17: Pelton Opens OSH17!, Zenith/UnPanel, Hartzell/Raisbeck

Also: Stratos Shows At OSH17, Redbird GIFT, SunFlyer 4, ONE Aviation Update, Pelton Intvw Part 1 Avilution this morning debuted its Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display in the first Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft. Leveraging its eXtensible Flight System (XFS), Avilution’s Unpanel provides a flight deck specifically tailored for VFR pilots flying light experimental aircraft. As its name implies, the Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display replaces the traditional collection of instruments, controls and small, eye straining displays with 17” of easy-to-read intuitive interface tailored to the VFR pilot, while integrating an FMS, moving map, integrated audio controls, and much more – including supporting the federal mandate for ADS-B In and Out. Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are collaborating on new structural composite swept blade props for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. Hartzell Propeller's exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 features a King Air 350 modified by Raisbeck Engineering with Hartzell's newest structural composite 106-inch diameter lightweight five-blade propellers. Following years of tough, arduous progress, the Stratos single engine jet made an appearance at Oshkosh... expanded to six seats, with a 4000 knot cruise code, and a 41000 feet service ceiling, the Stratos, if it makes it into production could prove to be fatal to the long-delayed and poor-performing Cirrus Vision. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 07.24.17: Pelton Opens OSH17!, Zenith/UnPanel, Hartzell/Raisbeck

Also: Stratos Shows At OSH17, Redbird GIFT, SunFlyer 4, ONE Aviation Update, Pelton Intvw Part 1 Avilution this morning debuted its Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display in the first Zenith CH-750 Super Duty aircraft. Leveraging its eXtensible Flight System (XFS), Avilution’s Unpanel provides a flight deck specifically tailored for VFR pilots flying light experimental aircraft. As its name implies, the Unpanel Integrated Avionics Display replaces the traditional collection of instruments, controls and small, eye straining displays with 17” of easy-to-read intuitive interface tailored to the VFR pilot, while integrating an FMS, moving map, integrated audio controls, and much more – including supporting the federal mandate for ADS-B In and Out. Hartzell Propeller and Raisbeck Engineering are collaborating on new structural composite swept blade props for the Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprop. Hartzell Propeller's exhibit at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 features a King Air 350 modified by Raisbeck Engineering with Hartzell's newest structural composite 106-inch diameter lightweight five-blade propellers. Following years of tough, arduous progress, the Stratos single engine jet made an appearance at Oshkosh... expanded to six seats, with a 4000 knot cruise code, and a 41000 feet service ceiling, the Stratos, if it makes it into production could prove to be fatal to the long-delayed and poor-performing Cirrus Vision. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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ONE Aviation Provides Singular Support For Coverage of AirVenture 2017!

Having Re-Energized Personal Jet Flying Already, One Aviation Prepares To Do It Again! ONE Aviation delivers innovative access to general aviation by bringing together a line of products suited to the missions and budgets of individuals and businesses previously grounded by the inefficiencies of larger aircraft. We produce safe, efficient, comfortable aircraft to be used by those who need an entry-level business aviation solution. We build airplanes for you. ONE Aviation markets, produces, and delivers the Eclipse Aerospace line of aircraft, including the Eclipse 550 and Eclipse SE jets, as it continues to further the development of the Kestrel aircraft.
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It's ALIVE! 2017 AirVenture Innovation Preview Program Now Available

Get The Inside Details On THE Most Exciting NEW Innovations And Product Announcements From OSHKOSH 2017... The staff of EAA and the Aero-News Network were pleased to release the latest in a series of novel Aero-TV/Airborne programs designed to draw attention to the most innovative and aggressively oriented companies in the aviation universe -- and most particularly, those with REAL news to impart at AirVenture 2017. ANN and EAA have joined together again to present the highly successful "AirVenture Innovation Preview," (which we call the "AIP", for short), to highlight the incredibly innovative and news-making products that provide the 'BUZZ factor' at AirVenture 2017. Not only have we got the BUZZ nailed down, you can see it for yourself RIGHT NOW… and have been able to do so since several hours before the AirVenture gates officially opened. The AIP allowed dozens of innovators to work with us over the past few weeks to produce informational video presentations with our media staff.
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Sonex Aircraft Steps Up As An AirVenture 2017 Special Coverage Sponsor

Sonex Aircraft and AeroConversions Products exhibit at AirVenture 2017 -- Located in booth 605/622 in the North Aircraft Display Area Be sure to catch the Sonex Aircraft Open House and Homecoming Fly-In the day before AirVenture begins, Sunday July 23rd, at Sonex Factory Headquarters, on the east side of Wittman Field. On display for the second year at AirVenture will be Red One, the factory prototype Waiex B-Model. The tricycle gear Sonex B-Model will also be on-display for the first time at AirVenture 2017, featuring the Dynon SkyView HDX Quick Panel. New for 2017 is the addition of the Xenos Motorglider to the B-Model lineup. The Xenos now includes all new B-Model Sonex and Waiex features, and B-Model Conversion Kits are also now available for Xenos. The Xenos brings unmatched affordability to the motorglider market. Continuing the Sonex heritage of serving the soaring community with a 24:1 glide ratio kit aircraft with all the great features of the Sonex and Waiex designs.
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Trig Avionics Stacks The Deck To Provide ANN's OSH17 Special Event Coverage

High-Tech, Light-Weight Trig Avionics Delivers Their Latest Innovations to Oshkosh! Trig Avionics are experts in the design and manufacture of compact and innovative certified avionics for light aviation. Our dealer coverage continues to expand; we now have 800 dealers in over 42 countries, with an established Approved Trig Dealer network in North America. Providing first class customer support in the U.S. we also have an Approved Trig Service Center at Mid-Continent Instrument and Avionics. This team provide support and service for all Trig products. We recognise the value in this sponsorship package and we want to use Oshkosh as a focal point to communicate the following key messages...
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They Deliver! Sportys Pilot Shop Brings You Oshkosh 2017

Sporty's Pilot Shop Is A Pivotal GA Resource! Sporty’s Pilot Shop was founded over 50 years ago by a flight instructor, and ever since has been for pilots and by pilots. Hal Shevers was a young flight instructor when he began selling pilot supplies to his students from the trunk of his car. Soon there was a small store, then a larger one and finally a extensive company headquarters at the Sporty's/Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. From humble beginnings, Sporty’s has become the world’s premier pilot shop and the leading developer of aviation education programs. Sporty’s corporate philosophy is summed up by Founder/Chairman Hal Shevers: “The focus of our business remains educational. We educate pilots to be safe and proficient.”
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ForeFlight Provides Expert OSH17 Airshow Coverage... Rain or Shine!

ForeFlight Helps Guide OSH 17 Special Coverage! ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company’s flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews all over the world to efficiently gather weather and destination information, route plan and file, access and manage electronic charts, maps, and documents, organize flight publications, reference as an enroute navigation aid, and manage iPad deployments. ForeFlight serves pilots in all segments of aviation, including personal, business, commercial, and military.
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Cost-Effective OSH2017 Sponsor: Sandia Aerospace

OSH2017 Sponsor: Sandia Aerospace Located in the high desert of Albuquerque, New Mexico, SANDIA Aerospace was founded in 1997 by a group of avionics professionals to provide high quality avionics products to General, Corporate and Regional airline markets. Major product offerings include the company's STX 165 Transponder with Built-in Encoder, the SAI-340 Quatro, the STX 360 Sentinel, SAE 5-35 Altitude Encoder, SAC 7-35 Airdata Computer, Avionics Cooling Fans, and MARC 70 interface modules. SANDIA products are offered worldwide by both avionics modification centers and aircraft manufacturers.
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Airborne 07.25.17: Blue Origin Stands Tall!, Dynon-Certified, Rotax 915iS

Also: Able Flight, Piper M600 Grounding, Avidyne Updates, Pelton Intvw Part 2 No one who goes to Oshkosh remains surprised… for long... at all the amazing things they see at Wittman Field... but reuseable rockets? ANN’s Jim Campbell went over to Blue Origin to see why they came to AirVenture 2017... and got a tour of their crew capsule. Rotax has had its new 915 iS engine in the works for quite a while, but the company says that they are closing in on European and U.S. Certification. ANN’s Tom Patton got an update on the engine from Marc Becker from Rotax. Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott said at AirVenture on Monday that a possible material specification issue had cropped up with the M600, leading to a precautionary grounding of the fleet of 36 delivered airplanes. Caldecott said that there was a material thickness issue with the aft wing spar that was discovered in one airplane that had been delivered to a dealer. Out of an abundance of caution, an inspection of the spar was recommended for all of the airplanes. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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