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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
Registration Trusts Make The News

A Dallas television station is the latest mainstream media outlet raising the alarm about a common, some say necessary, tool used to register aircraft in the U.S., invoking the specter of criminals and terrorists using non-citizen trusts to hide ownership of aircraft.


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Candidate Proposes Meigs Revival

A long-shot candidate for the Chicago mayoralty is proposing reopening Meigs Field, in part to accommodate eVTOL point-to-point transportation.


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Trump TFR Airports Reimbursed

Financial relief is on the way for airport businesses affected by presidential TFRs near President Donald Trump?s two favorite vacation getaways.


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Icon Demo Prompts Emergency Response

In most circumstances, an aircraft sales rep wants as much attention as possible for his product but Rick Rief had people calling 911 every time he did a demo flight in St. Louis last week.


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Industry Round-up, February 15, 2019

This week, AVweb?s news roundup found reports on a new training management system for Spirit Airlines, a partnership between MedAire and Fireside Partners and a positive year-end result for AEROCOR.


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Short Final: Florida Geography

My brother, J.R., and I have made a number of flights to the Bahamas in one of our two airplanes. Once we had a crowd, so we took both airplanes...


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FAA Requiring Visible Drone ID Numbers

The FAA has posted a new rule requiring owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drones) to display an FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of their aircraft. Previously, drone registration numbers could be placed in an interior compartment as long as that compartment was accessible without using tools.


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Top Letters And Comments, February 15, 2019

This week's letters brought comments from readers about the evolution of aviation, GA safety policy and EFIS upgrade costs.


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USS Hornet Found In South Pacific

The crew of the R/V Petrel research vessel announced that they have located the wreck of the USS Hornet, a World War II aircraft carrier that sunk in October 1942 during the Battle of Santa Cruz Island. The wreck was discovered in late January nearly 17,700 feet below the surface on the floor of the South Pacific Ocean close to the Solomon Islands.


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Five Injured On Delta Flight

Five passengers were injured on Delta Flight 5763 when the aircraft encountered severe turbulence en route from John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Santa Ana, California, to Washington?s Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on Wednesday. The Embraer ERJ 175 diverted to Reno, Nevada, where it landed safely at Reno-Tahoe (RNO) at approximately 1:30 p.m. PST.


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uAvionix Introduces Installation Network

ADS-B designer and manufacturer uAvionix has launched a Qualified Installers (QI) program for its skyBeacon and tailBeacon ADS-B Out products. The program which, is aiming to expand the company?s mobile installation network, is open to A&P IAs and includes training videos and uAvionx TSO and STC manuals.


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Airbus Likely To End A380 Production

Airbus is on the verge of closing the line on the outsized A380 following reports that Qantas was officially canceling its A380 orders and Emirates is likely to cancel its order for 36 A380s. New reports via airlinerwatch.com indicate that Airbus in on the verge of announcing closure of the line when it reports its annual results tomorrow.


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Viper Demonstration Team Commander Removed

United States Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander Capt. Zoe Kotnik was removed from command on Monday after only two weeks in the position. Kotnik, who took command of the team on Jan. 29, 2019, is the Air Force's first female single-ship tactical demonstration pilot and was the team?s first female commander.


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Dallas Tracon Evacuation Causes Ground Stop

The FAA issued ground stops at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and Dallas Love Field (DAL) on Wednesday afternoon after the DFW Tracon was evacuated due to smoke in the building. It has been reported that Tracon controllers were temporarily relocated to DFW?s two towers and were able to resume limited service.


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AVweb Conducting Pilot Survey

Ever thought about building your own kit plane? Finally settled on the right ADS-B equipment for your mission? We want to hear about it. From jets and LSAs to avionics and headsets, AVweb?s pilot survey is seeking information on what kinds of aircraft you?ve been flying and the equipment you use in the air.


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News from Aero-News Network
Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.17.19)

"I am excited to lead the Air Force Association and absolutely dedicated to supporting AFA's mission of promoting a dominant Air Force and a strong national defense. General Spencer has made a terrific positive impact on AFA and I cannot thank him enough for all he has done to lead AFA. I look forward to building upon General Spencer's leadership and our entire Air Force Association's recent achievements and heritage." Source: Lt Gen Bruce Wright, USAF (Ret.), commenting on the Air Force Association (AFA) Board of Directors announcement of his appointment as their new president beginning March 1, 2019. Wright will direct the association's professional staff and be responsible for the management and operations of the association, which include professional development events across the country, advocacy initiatives on Capitol Hill, and national and international aerospace education programs. He will also serve as publisher of Air Force Magazine, the official journal of the association. The Air Force Association was established in 1946 and currently has more than 99,000 members around the world.
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ANN FAQ: Getting The Word Out

Things To Know When You Send A News Release Aero-News gets hundreds of releases every week, ranging from industry giants like Boeing and Cessna to the smallest of flying clubs and the most quaint of air shows. After having seen the best and the worst in press releases over the years, we have some ideas to help companies do so much more to help themselves, both with ANN and with the general media.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.17.19): Ground Communication Outlet (GCO)

Ground Communication Outlet (GCO) An unstaffed, remotely controlled, ground/ground communications facility. Pilots at uncontrolled airports may contact ATC and FSS via VHF to a telephone connection to obtain an instrument clearance or close a VFR or IFR flight plan. They may also get an updated weather briefing prior to takeoff. Pilots will use four “key clicks” on the VHF radio to contact the appropriate ATC facility or six “key clicks” to contact the FSS. The GCO system is intended to be used only on the ground.
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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.17.19)

Aero Linx: Cloud Nine Rescue Flights Cloud Nine Rescue Flights aims to eliminate the euthanasia of pets in the United States and provide aid to animals worldwide. We do this by providing safe, fast, and cost-effective air transports of rescue pets, providing animal welfare-related transports to people who provide aid to animals in underserved areas, and by educating the public on the importance of spaying and neutering of pets. In doing so, we manage to not only attack the problem on the surface, but also at its roots. Cloud Nine is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that relies upon donations, grants and sponsorships to perform our life-saving transports.
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Bell 407GXi Certified In China

Allows For Deliveries To Begin Immediately The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted with Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and dual-channel FADEC Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 turboshaft engine, the Bell 407GXi takes the popular 407 series’ user experience to a new level.
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Airborne-Unmanned 02.12.19: Drone Appraisal, Stratospheric HiDron, DCGA Approval

Also: UK BVLOS Experimentation, Drone Delivery Canada, Smallest Asteroid Visit, Sinclair College UAS Training NE Florida’s St. Johns County is one of the state's most rapidly-growing regions. In an effort to keep up with appraisals of new construction in the county and ensure compliance, the Property Appraiser has turned to drones to help in its assessment of value. The aircraft are deployed for multiple reasons, including compliance with building permits and tracking lots that may soon be added to the tax rolls. In 2018, St. Johns County added 4,300 new residential properties to its tax base. UAVOS and Stratodynamics Aviation have completed flights tests of the HiDron earth observation platform called an altitude of 82,000 ft. HiDron also carried an atmospheric measurement system. The night-time flight lasted 4 hours, including the one-hour weather balloon launch period with an average climb rate at 22 ft./s. At release altitude the HiDron was 22 miles away from the launch site where it headed home and was above launch area at an altitude of 59,000 ft. The HiDron then glided near the home position with a descent rate much slower than a comparable parachute-borne instrument. The return flight home lasted about 3 hours. The French Directorate-General for Civil Aviation (DGAC), which regulates drones uses in France, has approved the use of a fully-automated drone with no pilot, paving the way to new applications. The authorization was granted to Azur Drones' Skeyetech system, which takes off from a docking station and requires no remote pilot. Skeyetech drones can fly over private areas, Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS), day or night, in urban areas, under simple supervision of a remote operator. With this approval, the system will be directly operated by a security guard with no pilot certificate. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!
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AMA Drone Report 02.14.19: AMA Expo East, Altitude Angel, Sun n Fun Drone Show

Also: Oklahoma Legislature, Corona CA PD Deploys, National Model Aviation Museum Finally! This year’s rendition of AMA’s Expo East is right around the corner. Despite the dreary winter weather surrounding many of us, there is much to look forward to a month from now... including AMA Expo East, the second year that AMA has run this special event. This three-day expo provides a world-class display of the latest and greatest products for the modeling enthusiast and fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including flying demonstrations, model rocket and plane build-and-fly stations – as well as interactive displays, static model competitions and guest speakers. With 100+ exhibitors and expert modelers on hand, the expo will be entertaining for the novice and experienced modeler alike. Taking place at Secaucus New Jersey’s Meadowlands Exposition Center, this year’s rendition is set for February 22-24 with Friday, February 22, 2019 scheduled for 1100–1700, Saturday, February 23, 2019 for 1000-1700 and Sunday, February 24, 2019 for 1000-1600. Altitude Angel has partnered with DJI to improve safety and open up more of the skies to its customers. Replacing AirMap for Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform, which enables any drone manufacturer or software developer to get access to accurate drone safety data, DJI reports that it has been able to extend the functionality of its geofencing solution (GEO 2.0) so it now more accurately reflects the highest safety risks around particular facilities. One of the sport aviation world’s premier events has added a drone show to their impressive airshow roster. You may have seen them at the Olympics, and most recently at the Super Bowl. Now, airshow fans at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland can look forward to something special – the first public drone light show performance at a Florida airshow. Over 60 of the specialized aerial robots will lift off together, taking flight twice during the week-long event. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Airborne 02.15.19: Sun Flyer 2, AirVenture Celebrates 747, SnF Drone Show

Also: 'Mars One' Kaput, Embraer Delivers, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Phoenix Skydive Center Wins Bye Aerospace’s electric Sun Flyer 2 successfully completed the first official flight test with a Siemens electric propulsion motor February 8 at Centennial Airport, south of Denver, CO. The Sun Flyer family of aircraft, including the 2-seat Sun Flyer 2 and the 4-seat Sun Flyer 4, aim to be the first FAA-certified, practical, all-electric airplanes to serve the flight training and general aviation markets. Siemens will provide electric propulsion systems for the Sun Flyer 2 airplane—the 57 lb.-SP70D motor with a 90kW peak rating (120 HP), and a continuous power setting of up to 70kW (94 HP). The 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 will be celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. The 67th annual EAA fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is expected that several Boeing 747s will make an appearance at AirVenture during the week, with fly-bys and displays on AirVenture’s showcase Boeing Plaza. It will extend a legacy of the airplane’s appearances at Oshkosh that include jumbo jets from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and Iceland in past years. One of the sport aviation world’s premier events has added a drone show to their impressive airshow roster. You may have seen them at the Olympics, and most recently at the Super Bowl. Now, airshow fans at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland can look forward to something special – the first public drone light show performance at a Florida airshow. Over 60 of the specialized aerial robots will lift off together, taking flight twice during the week-long event. SUN ‘n FUN organizers are confident that this dazzling multi-colored aerial light display set to music, dubbed the “Star Dance Spectacular,” will be one of this year’s most memorable highlights. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 02.15.19: Sun Flyer 2, AirVenture Celebrates 747, SnF Drone Show

Also: 'Mars One' Kaput, Embraer Delivers, Hartzell Engine Technologies, Phoenix Skydive Center Wins Bye Aerospace’s electric Sun Flyer 2 successfully completed the first official flight test with a Siemens electric propulsion motor February 8 at Centennial Airport, south of Denver, CO. The Sun Flyer family of aircraft, including the 2-seat Sun Flyer 2 and the 4-seat Sun Flyer 4, aim to be the first FAA-certified, practical, all-electric airplanes to serve the flight training and general aviation markets. Siemens will provide electric propulsion systems for the Sun Flyer 2 airplane—the 57 lb.-SP70D motor with a 90kW peak rating (120 HP), and a continuous power setting of up to 70kW (94 HP). The 50th anniversary of the Boeing 747 will be celebrated at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019. The 67th annual EAA fly-in convention is July 22-28 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It is expected that several Boeing 747s will make an appearance at AirVenture during the week, with fly-bys and displays on AirVenture’s showcase Boeing Plaza. It will extend a legacy of the airplane’s appearances at Oshkosh that include jumbo jets from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, and Iceland in past years. One of the sport aviation world’s premier events has added a drone show to their impressive airshow roster. You may have seen them at the Olympics, and most recently at the Super Bowl. Now, airshow fans at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland can look forward to something special – the first public drone light show performance at a Florida airshow. Over 60 of the specialized aerial robots will lift off together, taking flight twice during the week-long event. SUN ‘n FUN organizers are confident that this dazzling multi-colored aerial light display set to music, dubbed the “Star Dance Spectacular,” will be one of this year’s most memorable highlights. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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Airborne 02.13.19: Inverted Flat Spin Record, FAA Bill, Black Wings Exhibit

Also: Bombardier New 50-Seater, Lynx FBO Acquisition, UPS Air Cargo Contract, NetJets Lawsuit Spencer Suderman’s signature move is a called an inverted flat spin. On February 17, 2019, the professional aerobatic pilot will attempt to smash his own world record by spinning his biplane 120 times over Yuma, Arizona. Suderman, who lives in St. Augustine, Florida, is an air show performer and two-time Guinness World Records title holder for the most inverted flat spins in an aircraft. For this attempt, Suderman will fly an experimental Pitts Special S-1c. The plane is a different version of the one he used in 2016 to set the current world record of 98 spins. It is lighter and has a flat bottom wing, which lowers the stall speed and should allow it to reach a higher altitude. It also has a smaller engine that was custom built with extreme modifications for the attempt. Suderman says he wants to do more than just break his own world record, he wants to crush it. The Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) have introduced legislation that would protect FAA programs and personnel, and the U.S. aviation industry as a whole, from future shutdowns of the Federal Government. The National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana, is again hosting Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition, in celebration of Black History Month, and running through March. The Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Black Wings: American Dreams of Flight, chronicles a powerful group of aviation proponents who challenged these obstacles and created their own legacy in the world of flight. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
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AMA Drone Report 02.14.19: AMA Expo East, Altitude Angel, Sun n Fun Drone Show

Also: Oklahoma Legislature, Corona CA PD Deploys, National Model Aviation Museum Finally! This year’s rendition of AMA’s Expo East is right around the corner. Despite the dreary winter weather surrounding many of us, there is much to look forward to a month from now... including AMA Expo East, the second year that AMA has run this special event. This three-day expo provides a world-class display of the latest and greatest products for the modeling enthusiast and fun activities the whole family can enjoy, including flying demonstrations, model rocket and plane build-and-fly stations – as well as interactive displays, static model competitions and guest speakers. With 100+ exhibitors and expert modelers on hand, the expo will be entertaining for the novice and experienced modeler alike. Taking place at Secaucus New Jersey’s Meadowlands Exposition Center, this year’s rendition is set for February 22-24 with Friday, February 22, 2019 scheduled for 1100–1700, Saturday, February 23, 2019 for 1000-1700 and Sunday, February 24, 2019 for 1000-1600. Altitude Angel has partnered with DJI to improve safety and open up more of the skies to its customers. Replacing AirMap for Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform, which enables any drone manufacturer or software developer to get access to accurate drone safety data, DJI reports that it has been able to extend the functionality of its geofencing solution (GEO 2.0) so it now more accurately reflects the highest safety risks around particular facilities. One of the sport aviation world’s premier events has added a drone show to their impressive airshow roster. You may have seen them at the Olympics, and most recently at the Super Bowl. Now, airshow fans at the annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo in Lakeland can look forward to something special – the first public drone light show performance at a Florida airshow. Over 60 of the specialized aerial robots will lift off together, taking flight twice during the week-long event. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of the AMA Drone Report!!!
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Southwest Airlines Employees Earn $544 Million In 2018 ProfitSharing

Employees Rewarded With 45 Consecutive Years Of Shared Profits Southwest Airlines will share $544 million with its Employees through the Company's ProfitSharing Plan. This reward equals approximately 10.8 percent of each eligible Employee's eligible compensation.
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Lockheed Martin Announces Continued Expansion, Job Growth In FL

Opens New Research & Development II Facility In Orlando Lockheed Martin has opened a new $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, Lockheed Martin has created more than 1,000 jobs to support this facility and others in Orlando, with hundreds more expected over the next three to five years.
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Air Force Association Announces Lt. Gen Bruce Wright As New President

Will Assume New Position March 1 The Air Force Association (AFA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Lt. Gen Bruce Wright, USAF (Ret.) will serve as AFA's new president beginning March 1, 2019.
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A4As Sophie Ghezai Encourages Girls To Soar To New Heights

Was The First Woman To Become A Pilot For Ethiopian Airlines Throughout aviation history, women have made their mark on the skies, propelling the industry forward and inspiring girls to continually reach for their dreams. From self-taught inventor E. Lillian Todd to pilots like Amelia Earhart and Helen Richey, women have been pioneers in aviation and role models for girls around the world who dream of a career in the clouds.
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