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Virgin Galactic spaceflights are growing in numbers
August 19, 2013, 04:21 pm
Over 600 now set to lausch on Virgin Galactic
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Boeing introduces new flight technology
March 15, 2013, 04:57 pm
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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New Winglets to be installed in aircrafts
March 15, 2013, 04:11 pm
The European Aviation Safety Agency recently granted a supplemental type certificate so new winglets could be installed on aircrafts.
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Sam LS takes first flight
March 8, 2013, 02:59 pm
The Sam LS was recently tested for the first time and showed the results that were expected.
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Partnership formed between IMC Club and iFlightPlanner
March 6, 2013, 03:52 pm
IMC Club and iFlightPlanner recently announced new technology that will make flying easier.
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First flight for the A DC-3 plane
March 5, 2013, 03:35 pm
A new DC-3 aircraft was recently rolled off the assembly line.
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New aircraft introduced off assembly line
March 5, 2013, 03:31 pm
The New Citation Sovereign was recently released off the assembly line in Wichita, Kansas.
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Dynon chosen by Pipistrel
March 4, 2013, 04:04 pm
Pilots will be able to use new technology soon, as Dynon Avionics products will be featured on Pipistrel plane lineups for the year.
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Cirrus Aircraft begins development
March 1, 2013, 04:58 pm
Pilots might soon be able to fly Cirrus Aircraft's Vision SF50 jet, as development has recently picked up on the plane.
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New aviation products hit the market
February 26, 2013, 04:30 pm
Sporty's recently announced that it has released IFR glasses to be used in place of bulky training hoods, which offers more streamlined IFR training.
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Beechcraft comes out of Chapter 11 a new company
February 19, 2013, 01:19 pm
Beechcraft, which recently changed its name from Hawker Beechcraft, announced that it has come out of Chapter 11.
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DuPage extends runway to cater to larger planes
February 19, 2013, 01:05 pm
In order to continue to attract business, airports have to constantly evolve and improve facilities, particularly catering to business travelers.
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Pratt&Whitney donates engines to Embry-Riddle
February 14, 2013, 10:40 am
Pratt & Whitney recently donated two turbofan engines to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to help the school improve upon its aerospace engineering education.
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New Duncan Aviation facility opens at Portland International Airport
February 11, 2013, 03:38 pm
Duncan Aviation recently announced that it has opened a facility at Portland International Airport in Portland, Oregon.
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New app helps train pilots
February 11, 2013, 11:45 am
Applications have taken the aviation industry by storm, offering services from how to successfully navigate an upcoming aviation event to avoiding inclement weather while in the air.
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Latest pilot tools and technologies
February 6, 2013, 01:16 pm
CHANGE TO NEW SENTENCE WITH CORRECTIONS
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Northstar Flight Lab helps pilots with training
February 1, 2013, 02:24 pm
With technologies changing the way pilots fly, its understandable that aviators might need a little extra help operating new systems.
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CTSi aircraft first to feature ADS-B
January 31, 2013, 01:29 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast service is part of the administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System investment to make flying more efficient.
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NextGen is coming
January 29, 2013, 12:06 pm
Although the Next Generation Air Transportation System is over budget and behind schedule, pilots need to become familiar with it because its implementation is inevitable and already underway.
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EPIC app helps locate FBO fuel prices
January 29, 2013, 11:31 am
Pilot cockpits are becoming more technologically advanced each day, as more and more companies are catering to mobile devices that help increase efficiency and safety in the general aviation community.
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Smyrna delivers first GE H80 powered plane
January 24, 2013, 04:48 pm
Smyrna Air Center recently announced that it has delivered the first ever King Air C90 powered by General Electric's new H80 800 SHP engines.
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Cirrus adds SR-Series aircraft
January 23, 2013, 12:43 pm
Cirrus Aircraft recently unveiled its SR-Series aircraft to join its 2013 lineup of planes. The latest plane features a greater load carrying capability for the SR22 and SR22T.
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Jet Aviation increasing maintenance in Houston
January 23, 2013, 10:39 am
Jet Aviation recently announced that it will be increasing maintenance capability at its newly acquired fixed based operation in Houston's Hobby airport.
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Kitfox Aircraft'is a beast' with turbocharged engine
January 16, 2013, 11:46 am
Kitfox Aircraft recently announced that its turbocharged Rotax 914 engine will now be available as an option for both is light sport aircraft and experimental/amateur-built kits.
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Cessna Grand Caravan EX flies to GA future
January 11, 2013, 01:38 pm
According to Cessna, the Cessna Grand Caravan EX has exceeded company expectations, earning a Federal Aviation Administration Type Certification as deliveries are currently taking place.
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Jeppesen links mobile devices with cockpit
January 10, 2013, 01:41 pm
Jeppesen recently announced that it is offering route planning capabilities that can be transferred between mobile devices and installed avionics to help streamline pilot efficiency and safety while in the air.
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WACO aircraft to be NextGen capable
January 8, 2013, 05:34 pm
WACO YMF-5D aircraft will now feature full ADS-B NexGen capability with new Garmin GDL 88 ADS-B data-link, Garmin GTN 750 and Garmin GTN 635 Touchscreen navigators, as aircraft manufacturers ready planes for the FAA NextGen system.
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A year of aviation applications
December 26, 2012, 11:39 am
Mobile technology has taken the aviation industry by storm; ironically, some are helping pilots avoid storms.
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New pilot technology from Hilton Software
December 24, 2012, 06:58 pm
Technologies for pilots have come out this year in swarms, as cockpits for the general aviation community are now being supported by mobile devices.
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Texas building largest arrival canopy
December 21, 2012, 02:28 pm
The saying goes that "Everything is bigger in Texas," and that holds true for recent aviation advancements.
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Texas building largest arrival canopy
December 19, 2012, 03:22 pm
The saying goes that "Everything is bigger in Texas," and that holds true for recent aviation advancements.
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Satcom Direct shows mobile influence in aviation with FlightDeck 360
December 19, 2012, 02:16 pm
General aviation tools have begun to shift toward mobile devices as technology continues to increase capabilities.
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ADS-B devices help pilots say safe
December 17, 2012, 06:11 pm
FreeFlight systems recently released its XPLORER receiver.
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Petersen Aviation creates website for mogas conversion
December 10, 2012, 05:32 pm
Petersen Aviation recently announced that it has launched a newly improved website to help the aviation community more easily convert their aircraft to mogas.
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NextGen technology to be implemented in Colorado
December 4, 2012, 12:55 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is currently implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System, the largest aviation investment in U.S. history, which will allow air traffic controllers to handle more planes.
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AeroLEDs announces upgrade for AeroSun
November 28, 2012, 05:10 pm
AeroLEDs announces upgrade for AeroSun
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AOPA releases FlyQ Electronic Flight Bag
November 19, 2012, 05:18 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently released the latest addition to its popular FlyQ application for electronic devices.
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First biofuel flight a success
November 15, 2012, 02:16 pm
Officials from the National Research Council in Canada recently announced that they flew a Falcon 20 jet that was powered by 100 percent unblended fuel.
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Arizona Aircraft Expo on the horizon
November 6, 2012, 04:21 pm
Aircraft dealers in Arizona are working away to prepare for the fourth annual Arizona Aircraft Expo on November 9 and 10.
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Honeywell releases 10-year business jet sales forecast
November 2, 2012, 03:49 pm
To kick off the annual National Business Aviation Association's convention, Honeywell released its 26th annual market update, showing the company's business aviation outlook for the coming years.
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Air Zoo adds first radio control plane
October 22, 2012, 04:01 pm
Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, recently announced that guests visiting their museum will now be able to learn about the Guff, the world’s first successful radio control aircraft.
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GE Aviation posts gains
October 19, 2012, 03:38 pm
General Electric recently reported profit increases of 7 percent, accounting for $3.5 billion in the third quarter.
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Paradigm Shift Solutions releases new flight simulator
October 8, 2012, 12:55 pm
Paradigm Shift Solutions manufactures Flight Simulation Training Devices and Air Traffic Control simulators for colleges, universities and flight schools and features simulators ranging from basic single-engine piston simulators to 50-seat Regional Jet Simulators.
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Tools for general aviators
September 27, 2012, 01:49 pm
The general aviation community is sure to benefit from numerous advancements recently announced.
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Airplane teardown process perfected
September 20, 2012, 01:58 pm
An airplanes teardown and process of teardown provides valuable information for the aviation industry and have been associated with aircraft scrapping, recycling, disassembly, decommissioning, part-out and demolition, according Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions.
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FAA creates team for avgas research
September 18, 2012, 12:29 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced the formation of a new Fuels Program Office, in response to a letter from members of the General Aviation Avgas Coalition urging more funding for an unleaded avgas program.
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New app for pilots
September 17, 2012, 03:09 pm
ATP has recently announced the new HubConnect Document Management App and Mobile Service for the iPad.
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Cessna releases new app at Apple Store
September 17, 2012, 02:59 pm
Cessna recently announced that their Citation Performance Calculator is now available at the Apple App Store.
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Training planes receive quieter mufflers
September 11, 2012, 02:29 pm
In response to complaints by local residents concerning noise from their training aircraft, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has installed new noise reduction exhaust systems, after five years of research and a $250,000 investment.
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Cockpit Apps releases iLog
September 5, 2012, 03:45 pm
The market for aviation applications continues to grow more with new technology infiltrating pilot's cockpits from the touch of their smartphone or tablets.
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FlyQ app now available on Android devices
August 31, 2012, 02:13 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associaton's FlyQ is a suite of digital flight planning products for the benefit of the general aviation community.
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New aviation apps announced
August 24, 2012, 12:42 pm
More aviation technology companies are taking advantage of smartphones and tablets, releasing applications that pilots can use while in the air.
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Unmanned planes on the horizon
August 22, 2012, 12:51 pm
The automotive industry seems to be getting all the credit in the autonomous sector, especially since Google has logged 300,000 miles in its unmanned cars without any accidents, but cars are not the only modes of transportation looking to adopt the technology.
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Honeywell helps pilots avoid storms
August 20, 2012, 02:09 pm
Honeywell recently debuted new updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar that help pilots foresee upcoming storms and turbulence.
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Garmin Pilot app adds new features
August 16, 2012, 12:56 pm
Garmin recently announced new features for the Garmin Pilot application, including support for the GDL 39 portable ADS-B.
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MIT develops autonomous plane
August 13, 2012, 01:57 pm
Research teams recently competed in a series of autonomous-helicopter challenges from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, and progress has been so rapid that teams are beginning to step it up.
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Two new training devices by Precision Flight Controls
August 10, 2012, 12:35 pm
Precision Flight Controls recently released two products at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture: the advanced training device known as the CRX-MAX, which is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Glass Trainer, which is pending FAA approval.
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Solar Impulse returns home after nearly 4,000 miles
August 2, 2012, 04:25 pm
The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered airplane, recently made it home to Switzerland after flying more than 3,600 miles in the last two months.
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Hartzell announces new alternator
July 30, 2012, 06:32 pm
Hartzell Engine Technologies recently announced its ALV-9610 100-amp aircraft alternator has been approved by the the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Continental to go diesel
July 30, 2012, 02:09 pm
Continental Motors announced at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture event that it is going to develop a line of diesel engines ranging from 160 hp to 350 hp.
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Cessna announces ProAdvantage
July 27, 2012, 11:14 am
Cessna recently reported at the Experiment Aviation Association's AirVenture that it has extended it ProAdvantage program to its Cessna Caravan line of planes, including the most recent Cessna Grand Caravan EX.
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Cessna debuts Jet A fuel engine
July 26, 2012, 10:38 pm
Cessna Aircraft recently released a new single engine general aviation aircraft that will run on fuel.
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Cessna debuts Jet A fuel engine
July 26, 2012, 05:38 pm
Cessna Aircraft recently released a new single engine general aviation aircraft that will run on fuel.
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ZuluLog releases new app
July 26, 2012, 05:33 pm
ZuluLog.com recently released its new iOS application for iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.
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Sky Arrow light-sport featured at AirVenture
July 26, 2012, 04:56 pm
The Italian aerospace group Magnaghi, which manufactures the Sky Arrow aircraft series, recently debuted the Sky Arrow light-sport aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture.
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Status weather receiver gets update
July 26, 2012, 04:11 pm
ForeFlight's in-flight weather receiver, Stratus, was recently updated to increase performance.
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Donaldson shows off filters for general aviation community at AirVenture
July 25, 2012, 12:53 pm
Donaldson Company's aviation unit is featuring its dry synthetic media engine intake filters for the general aviation community at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in, AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, from July 23 to 29.
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Air Plains to debut fuel solution at AirVenture
July 24, 2012, 09:40 am
Air Plains Services is featuring its new unleaded fuel solution for the aviation community at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in OshKosh, Wisconsin.
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GoPro to sponsor EAA AirVenture 2012
July 23, 2012, 03:16 pm
The camera company GoPro recently announced it is sponsoring the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2012 event.
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Garmin offers upgrades for GTN series
July 20, 2012, 01:04 pm
Garmin recently rolled out new capabilities for its GTN series touchscreen avionics.
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Technology emerging in pilot search and rescue
July 19, 2012, 01:56 pm
According to Melissa Rudinger, vice president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, new technologies in the aviation industry are making search and rescue operations away from airports faster and more efficient.
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iPad application free at AirVenture
July 19, 2012, 01:52 pm
MyGoFlight, a company focused on iPad innovations throughout the aviation community, is making its MyGoFlight iPad Checklist available at the AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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Terrafugia flying car moves to phase two
July 18, 2012, 03:08 pm
Terrafugia's Transition, the street-legal flying car, recently moved into the second of six planned phases of testing.
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Garmin releases new weather technology for pilots
July 17, 2012, 11:07 am
Garmin recently released the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that offers advanced Doppler-enabled features in an affordable price to the general aviation community.
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Atlantic Aviation gets new high-quality Wi-Fi to general aviation airports
July 17, 2012, 09:23 am
Ruckus Wireless recently announced that Atlantic Aviation will use its Smart Wi-Fi products and services at 65 of fixed based operations.
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Event to educate pilots on radio use
July 16, 2012, 04:35 pm
An August 1 general aviation seminar on Radio Use in the Traffic Pattern by Pilots of Light Sport Aircraft was recently granted approval to award attendees with WINGS credit.
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iFly GPS gets update
July 11, 2012, 04:22 pm
Adventure Pilot recently released its Version 7 Software Update for the iFly GPS. The new additions include terrain/obstructions, vertical flight planning and an active alerting system.
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Pilot guide to celebrate 10th anniversary at AirVenture
July 11, 2012, 03:59 pm
The 10th anniversary of the Aircraft Electronics Association’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics will be celebrated in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture.
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Farnborough reminds pilots importance of life insurance
July 9, 2012, 03:28 pm
With the upcoming Farnborough International Airshow to take place in England, many pilots are reminded of the importance of many aspects of aviation, including historical preservation, ways to improve the industry and the importance of life insurance.
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Survey shows travelers expect more environmental flying in the future
July 6, 2012, 05:08 pm
A recent Airbus survey of more than 1.75 million people in 192 countries over a two-year period gave insight on the public perception of air travel in the future.
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FAA looks to phase out leaded gasoline in planes by 2018
June 29, 2012, 05:16 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently stated that it plans to find alternative fuel for most piston-engine private planes that will replace the gasoline that is the nation's largest source of toxic lead emissions by 2018.
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Carla, the avatar, gets hired at Logan Airport
June 28, 2012, 02:01 pm
Logan International Airport in Boston is offering a new way to help travelers get through security checkpoints in the form of an avatar voice guiding them through the safety protocols.
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Airport body scanners emit dangerous levels of radiation
June 13, 2012, 01:46 pm
According to a new independent analysis, the full-body scanners used at security checkpoints in airports expose passengers to dangerous levels of radiation.
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FAA moves to the cloud
June 8, 2012, 04:24 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it will adopt a Computer Sciences Corp. cloud productivity solution from the Microsoft Office 365.
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Solar Impulse flight on its second leg
June 6, 2012, 02:55 pm
Aviation history is in the making with the Solar Impulse flight currently under way. The aircraft powered entirely by solar energy underwent the first leg of a transatlantic journey last month and is now on the second leg.
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Cubic named among the best by Aviation Week&Space Technology
June 6, 2012, 10:27 am
Aviation Week & Space Technology has named Cubic Corporation's Transportation Systems among the top performers between the $1 billion to $5 billion revenue category.
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Homemade aircraft cause more deaths than other planes
May 23, 2012, 04:51 pm
A recent National Transportation Safety Board study found that in 2011, homemade aircraft were twice as likely to have accidents and three times more likely to be involved in fatalities when compared to the rest of the aviation community.
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PTI implements new body scanners
May 22, 2012, 04:33 pm
A summary report by the Department of Homeland Security said it spent $87 million to replace old magnetometer metal detectors with new X-ray body scanners.
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Elliott announces installment of 50th G1000
May 22, 2012, 12:17 pm
Eliott aviation has successfully completed 50 installations of Garmin G1000 into its King Air 300 and 350 airframes.
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The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh event
May 18, 2012, 02:18 pm
The Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting "The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration" from July 23 to 29.
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Elliott adds the Hawker 800A to its fleet
May 17, 2012, 01:50 pm
Elliott Aviation recently announced it will add a Hawker 800A mid-sized jet to its charter fleet.
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Elliott Aviation certified to install Garmin G1000 in more planes
May 16, 2012, 01:53 pm
Elliott Aviation, a leader in business aviation services, has recently been approved to install the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite in the King Air 300 and 350 airframes.
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Body scanner might be ineffective in airports
May 9, 2012, 10:38 am
Wired Magazine reported that Homeland Security investigators have found “vulnerabilities” in the current body scanning technology.
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OHare Airport implements new parking technology that’s smartphone ready
May 8, 2012, 02:05 pm
Those frustrated by parking at O’Hare International Airport will be pleased with the airport's newly implemented technology.
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Boeing announces application for iPad
May 7, 2012, 04:58 pm
Boeing, the leader in manufacturing commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, recently announced the creation of an official iPad application titled Milestones in Innovation.
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Honeywell pushes for biofuel
May 4, 2012, 06:38 pm
Technology firm Honeywell recently started one of the aviation industry's first comprehensive test programs for the development of practical aviation biofuel.
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Winglet on 737 MAX saves more fuel than anticipated
May 3, 2012, 01:47 pm
Boeing has designed a new winglet for its upcoming 737 MAX, which it says will get better gas mileage than originally anticipated.
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Schools enhancing aviation offerings
May 3, 2012, 10:55 am
These degree programs will discuss numerous aviation topics such as technology, flight planning and pilot insurance.
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Technology boosting airport security market
May 2, 2012, 10:16 am
A recent report from Frost & Sullivan found technology adoption is a major driving force in the growth of the global airport security market.
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Boeing launches research center in Brazil
April 25, 2012, 08:21 am
Boeing recently announced it will be creating a research and technology center in San Paulo, Brazil, to develop new aerospace technologies.
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Pilots leverage apps for guidance, information
April 24, 2012, 08:30 am
The Federal Aviation Administration has approved the use of tablets in cockpits allowing pilots to access mobile applications that provide navigational support, weather information and other destination details to aid in their flight.
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September 11 jet gets restored
April 16, 2012, 09:45 am
The F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet was the first aircraft to respond to calls on September 11, 2001 after the terrorist attacks hit New York City and the Pentagon.
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Plane filled with biofuel ready for flight
April 13, 2012, 07:53 am
Porter Airlines in Canada recently became the first carrier in the country to conduct a biofuel-powered flight this month.
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Three airline manufacturers team up on biofuel project
April 12, 2012, 07:50 am
Three of the world's largest commercial aircraft manufacturers recently announced they have signed a partnership to develop applicable and affordable aviation biofuels.
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Biofuel flight in Australia scheduled
April 9, 2012, 09:58 am
Qantas and SkyNRG recently announced they will operate Australia's first commercial biofuel flight April 13 from Sydney to Adelaide.
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Aviation conference focuses on Army technology
April 4, 2012, 07:35 pm
The U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence commanding general recently announced at the opening of the 2012 Army Aviation Association of America conference that the outlook on Army aviation is optimistic.
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New aviation opportunities for international students
April 2, 2012, 04:36 pm
Airbus recently launched the Fly Your Ideas initiative at the Going Global international education conference that gave aviation students the chance to submit concepts that could be implemented in the airline transport industry.
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Northwest to become hub of biofuel development
March 27, 2012, 07:46 am
Lawmakers in Washington and throughout the Northwest are looking to foster and encourage the development of an aviation fuels industry in the region by harnessing the powerful presence of Boeing, Alaska Airlines and other aviation groups nearby.
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Aviation groups encouraged by fuel trial results
March 22, 2012, 09:52 am
Neste Oil and Lufthansa both voiced their satisfaction with the most recent results of a renewable aviation fuel trial.
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FAA tests GE flight simulator, navigation system
March 20, 2012, 09:51 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently tested out new aviation simulation technology at GE Aviation's learning center.
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Investigator: O'Hare wasted money on technology upgrades
March 13, 2012, 10:11 am
The city of Chicago's inspector general recently reported the city's Department of Aviation wasted at least $171,000 on GPS tracking that did not work, as well as vehicle tracking technology that was rarely used.
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Innovation Awards winners named
March 12, 2012, 10:20 am
Aviation Week recently named the winners of its 2012 Innovation Challenge, recognizing the latest aerospace and defense suppliers' responses to market needs, cost improvements and positive effects on integration barriers.
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Aviation applications raise the bar for flying technology
March 9, 2012, 10:36 am
Once pilots learn the necessary codes for safe air travel, they should purchase pilot insurance to make sure they have all their bases covered for safe flights.
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Technology pushing aviation forward
February 29, 2012, 12:54 pm
AAR Aircraft Component Services in Garden City, New York, recently launched a new partnership with local school districts to provide science and technology internships to high school students.
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Aviation facilities upgraded safety systems
February 28, 2012, 02:57 pm
Phoenix Aviation recently fitted enhanced ground proximity warning equipment to its fleet of executive twin jets, a King Air 250 and a Cessna Caravan, further raising the bar for safety systems.
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GE flight paths tested in Peru
February 28, 2012, 11:01 am
LAN Airlines recently flew the first continuously guided flight in Latin America using performance-based navigation technology developed by General Electric.
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The future of biofuels
February 27, 2012, 10:27 am
According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, jatropha-based fuels are the front-runner for the most sustainable aviation fuels that have been developed to replace conventional jet fuel.
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The rise of biofuels
February 24, 2012, 09:07 am
Meetings focused on how best to boost growth at the Chicago Rockford International Airport have examined the aviation biofuel industry.
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Training simulators keep pilots safe
February 23, 2012, 10:42 am
Metro Aviation is working with American Eurocopter to incorporate the AS350 Flight Simulator as part of the operator's training program.
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Blue Angels looking for team members
February 22, 2012, 10:29 am
The Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, recently called for enlisted personnel in the Navy and Marine Corps to apply for the 2013 season.
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Apps drawing attention at expo
February 17, 2012, 09:32 am
At the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas, aviation enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world got a first-hand glimpse at some applications being launched this year to give people in the industry more information from their mobile devices.
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Full fleet inspected for wing cracks
February 16, 2012, 10:42 am
All airlines flying Airbus SAS A380 planes were ordered to land the aircrafts and inspect their entire fleet, according to Europe's air safety regulator.
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Aviation innovations on the rise
February 14, 2012, 11:09 am
NASA recently unveiled new concepts for future eco-friendly aircraft designs.
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DC Aviation expands medical assistance to fleet
February 9, 2012, 09:42 am
DC Aviation recently expanded its in-flight medical assistance service to the entire fleet.
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Alaska's 2011 Airport and Aviation report shows growth in the industry
February 8, 2012, 10:58 am
The Alaska Airports and Aviation 2011 Annual Report was recently released, showing 47,000 jobs, or 10 percent of all jobs in the state, are from the aviation industry.
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Webbies announces aviation winners
February 7, 2012, 10:52 am
The winners of the Flightglobal Webbies 2011 were recently announced, including airline ticket refund site ChangeYourFlight, an Airbus A380 advertising campaign and a mobile app from Smart Brief Cabin.
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FAA helps aviation companies expand
January 31, 2012, 05:43 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded three Washington aviation companies contracts worth about $400 million each to provide engineering, professional and technical services for the air traffic control system.
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Government key to growth of biofuel use
January 31, 2012, 10:28 am
Aviation experts all over the world are calling for an alternative fuel source to ensure price competition and supply security remains strong.
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Aviation technology to change the industry
January 31, 2012, 09:00 am
Reveal Imaging recently passed laboratory testing and met the requirements set by the European Civil Aviation Conference for screening and detecting liquids contained inside passenger baggage.
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New sport skycars developed
January 31, 2012, 08:55 am
Moller International recently completed the initial design phase for two new skycars that could qualify for the Federal Aviation Administration's light sport aircraft category.
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Design flaws identified as cause of cracks in wings
January 30, 2012, 10:23 am
Airbus recently identified manufacturing and design flaws as the cause of several wing cracks found on the A380 aircrafts.
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Clear Align to work with Navy aviation
January 25, 2012, 09:33 am
Clear Align, a fiber optics company, will work with the U.S. Navy's aviation systems to develop the Navy's first common fiber optic test kits, which can help pilots and crews better diagnose system failures and increase safety.
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Satellite service found interfering with GPS
January 20, 2012, 10:02 am
Federal aviation regulators recently conducted a second test on the mobile internet service LightSquared, which confirmed previous reports that the service interferes with military and aviation operations.
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USDA working with aviation officials on biofuel promotions
January 17, 2012, 10:59 am
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently held a roundtable discussion with commercial airline officials in Chicago to discuss the role biofuels will play in the future for commercial airlines, small planes and the military.
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Renewable fuel used for the first time internationally
January 16, 2012, 09:12 am
Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable aviation fuel was recently used for the first time on an international Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Washington D.C.
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EU trade scheme embraced by some airlines
January 13, 2012, 05:13 pm
After the European Union implemented a new carbon tax on international airlines, many countries responded with criticism and threatened to boycott the law.
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CAE awarded millions for flight simulators
January 13, 2012, 09:06 am
CAE recently announced it received more than $65 million in contracts to develop full-flight simulators for customers in Asia, with 30 simulator sales already announced for the 2012 fiscal year.
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Metro Aviation received certification for emergency medical system kit
January 12, 2012, 06:51 pm
Metro Aviation recently received a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate for a complete Emergency Medical System kit for its Eurocopter, becoming the first company to offer the product with the EMS package in the United States.
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Leadership team assigned to develop next generation data communications system
January 10, 2012, 04:24 pm
ITT Exelis recently announced its leadership team for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's data communication integrated services contract.
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EU emissions trading scheme faces industry opposition
January 5, 2012, 05:08 pm
Many members of the aviation industry, however, are opposed to the regulations and are refusing to pay the carbon charge
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Experts predict airline tickets to rise with new emissions trading scheme
January 4, 2012, 05:59 pm
The European Union recently passed a measure requiring all airlines to hold emission rights in CO2 certificates for flights to and from EU states.
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Students receive quick flying lesson at local center
December 23, 2011, 11:19 am
The Marietta Center for Advanced Academics in Georgia is offering for the fourth year in a row a three-day flying lesson for local students.
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EU court upholds carbon trade plan
December 23, 2011, 11:17 am
The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg recently upheld a carbon trade plan for aviation that would charge airlines flying to Europe for their carbon pollution.
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Technology can affect a flight's success
December 15, 2011, 11:04 am
Most flights ask passengers to turn off electronic devices upon departure and arrival. However, many passengers ignore these instructions, which could lead to potential problems.
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Ash detector hopes to reduce chaos and crashes due to volcanoes
December 8, 2011, 06:22 pm
In 2010, Iceland experienced a volcanic eruption that filled the skies with ash clouds, making it nearly impossible for pilots to navigate the skies.
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Alaskan planes successfully use biofuel
November 10, 2011, 06:28 pm
Two Alaska Airlines flights recently departed from Sea-Tac Airport full of biofuel running the jet engines. One plane was headed to Washington, D.C., the other flew to Portland.
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Algae helps fuel flight to Chicago
November 8, 2011, 06:12 pm
A United Continental Holdings jet was recently filled with fuel partly derived from algae before it completed its flight from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
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Independent pilots on the rise, but safety comes first
November 7, 2011, 06:19 pm
Steve Maiden, CEO of Constant Aviation, said over the past year the company has experienced double-digit increases in sales growth, as more corporations and wealthy individuals are investing in small jets and need maintenance services.
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Boeing delivers first 747-8 cargo planes
November 4, 2011, 04:18 pm
Atlas Air Worldwide recently received the first of nine new Boeing 747-8 air freighters, according to Boeing.
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U.S. military testing newest fighter jets
November 1, 2011, 08:55 am
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Marine test pilot Fred Schenk, of Cedarburg Wisconsin, is currently testing the military's latest fighter jet.
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United Kingdom hopes to take advantage of open aerospace market
October 31, 2011, 05:11 pm
According to the BBC, researchers in the United Kingdom recently suggested an increased nationwide investment in aerospace technology.
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GAO looks at assessment of Dreamliner's composites
October 25, 2011, 04:28 pm
Following the debut of Boeing's state-of-the-art Dreamliner 787 airplane, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report examining composite materials used in the construction of the fuselage.
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Boeing engineer fixes wing vibration in new jet
October 24, 2011, 06:04 pm
Pio Fitzgerald, an engineer at Boeing, recently developed a solution for the company's 747-8 model, which was plagued by a situational vibration problem in the wings, according to the Seattle Times.
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Navy announces new aircraft carrier landing technology
October 21, 2011, 04:28 pm
The U.S. Navy recently announced new flight control software technology that will improve landing safety on aircraft carriers.
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Aviation scholarship winners announced at recent NBAA convention
October 12, 2011, 04:17 pm
The National Business Aviation Association recently announced the recipients of a number of academic aviation awards and scholarships at the organization's annual meeting and convention.
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Ohio college applies for clearance to train students on UAVs
October 3, 2011, 04:21 pm
School officials at Sinclair Community College in Springfield, Ohio, have requested that the Federal Aviation Administration grant their students permission to train on unmanned aerial vehicles at nearby Springfield Air National Guard Base.
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F-22 reinstated after tests assert safety of oxygen system
September 29, 2011, 09:19 pm
According to officials at Edwards Air Force Base near Edwards, California, the fleet of F-22 Raptors may soon be operative again.
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Boeing employees see off first 787 Dreamliner
September 28, 2011, 05:35 pm
A crowd of hundreds attended the maiden voyage of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner recently.
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Cessna announces new plane
September 27, 2011, 04:05 pm
Cessna recently announced production of the M2, a model the company hopes will fill a niche between the popular Mustang model and the CJ2+.
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Boeing's advanced training for new 787 Dreamliner
September 26, 2011, 09:33 pm
Boeing's 787 Dreamliner saw a number of setbacks in design and production, but now that the state-of-the-art airliner is finally here, the comprehensive training program for pilots is being revealed.
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LISA unveils newest airplane design
September 22, 2011, 09:52 pm
French aviation company LISA recently announced the launch of its newest aircraft, an aquatic 100 horsepower recreational airplane called the Akoya.
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Garmin develops dedicated aviation GPS
September 15, 2011, 03:54 pm
Recent developments in synthetic vision technology have improved flight safety for pilots flying at night or in low visibility situations.
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MIT researchers expand use of the black box
September 13, 2011, 04:07 pm
A new tool developed by aeronautical engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology may allow an airplane's black box to act as a more effective safety tool
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Police test gyroplane as a helicopter alternative
September 13, 2011, 04:05 pm
The city of Tomball, Texas, is using a Department of Justice and Law Enforcement Aviation Technology grant to test a new gyroplane.
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Wisconsin men build airplane from scratch
September 12, 2011, 04:13 pm
Two men from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are building a four seat, Bearhawk airplane in the basement of one of their homes.
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New synthetic vision software helps pilots stay on track despite low visibility
September 6, 2011, 07:21 pm
The FAA recently approved Aspen Avionics' newest Evolution Synthetic Vision software, designed to aid pilots in topographically complex terrain, low-visibility situations or areas of heavy air traffic
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Boeing's 787 Dreamliner cleared by FAA and EASA
August 31, 2011, 07:48 am
Following three years of delays in production, Boeing’s latest aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, was finally approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Administration.
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Pilots replace paper manuals, charts and logs with iPad technology
August 24, 2011, 04:38 pm
Across the country, major airlines are switching from traditional paper flight manuals to Apple iPads loaded with digital manuals and other navigation technology.
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New technology will help pilots-in-training
July 29, 2011, 01:06 pm
New technology recently introduced by Flyvie, a developer and manufacturer of video capturing and debriefing systems for aviators, is set to improve training and hopefully reduce the number of pilot life insurance claims.
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Washington-based companies planning to produce large quantities of jet biofuel
July 29, 2011, 01:01 pm
Earlier this week, the leaders of two companies out of Seattle, Washington, testified before a U.S. Senate subcommittee about their plans to build jet biofuel-producing plants in the state.
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New advances in flight simulator has players interact with real-life air traffic controllers
July 28, 2011, 03:51 pm
Pilots have been using flight simulators for training purposes for years, and thanks to New Jersey-based Pilotedge, the software programs are about to become even more realistic.
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Remos exhibits its newly upgraded GX model aircraft
July 26, 2011, 11:59 am
Upgraded avionics and enhanced leg room are among the upgrades aircraft manufacturer Remos has made on its popular GX model light sporting aircraft.
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New Piper Aircraft business jet to begin production this August
July 25, 2011, 04:56 pm
Piper Aircraft is slated to begin production and assembly of its new single-engine Altaire business jet this August.
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New brakes poised to make certain Lancair models safer
July 22, 2011, 03:52 pm
New, higher-capacity brakes recently introduced by Beringer Wheels and Brakes are set to make Lancair 320, 360 and Legacies safer.
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New modification program for Cessna Caravan 208B approved by FAA
July 22, 2011, 03:50 pm
Blackhawk Modifications has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to upgrade the Cessna Caravan 208B.
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James Bond jet completes phase one flight testing
July 8, 2011, 02:35 pm
The BD-Micro Technologies' FLS Microjet, better known as the James Bond jet, met or exceeded all performance expectations during Phase 1 flight testing
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New technology helps measure volcanic ash
July 6, 2011, 05:22 pm
After international air travel was shut down following the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in April 2010, experts have been developing technology that could help measure the amount of airborne ash.
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Disabled pilots have new flight options
July 5, 2011, 05:26 pm
In an effort to help disabled aspiring pilots learn to fly and possibly have the need for a pilots life insurance policy, Flight Design has created a new hand control system.
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Terrafugia temporarily exempt from safety standards
July 1, 2011, 04:57 pm
The company creating the Terrafugia roadable aircraft, or flying car, asked for and was given temporary exemption from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for four federal motor vehicle safety standards.
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Glass cockpit aircraft gets new navigation services
June 28, 2011, 02:37 pm
Jeppesen has recently teamed up with Garmin, one of the top names in the Global Positioning System industry, to provide its NavData navigation and charting services for Garmin's new GTN avionics systems.
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LightSquared wireless network in jeopardy
June 2, 2011, 02:40 pm
After testing its wireless broadband system in Nevada last month, LigthSquared has discovered that their network could interfere with GPS systems
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FAA inspects company's new aircraft kit
May 31, 2011, 01:47 pm
In an effort to continue their inspection into aircraft kits to determine if they meet the 51 percent rule, the Federal Aviation Administration's National Kit Evaluation team recently visited the Zenith Aircraft Manufacturing Company
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Small aircraft engines get a boost from their racing counterparts
May 31, 2011, 12:33 pm
For all those racecar enthusiasts that may have toyed with the idea of taking to the skies and investing in pilots life insurance, Enhanced Aircraft Systems has recently announced the availability of the O-408 and IO-408 engines
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Phone applications can help with flight exams
May 24, 2011, 01:50 pm
The android application market is making it easier for people who want to become pilots, and have pilots life insurance, to achieve their goals
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New headset technology can improve air-to-ground communications
May 11, 2011, 12:46 pm
Advances in technology can lead to overall safety improvements for pilots.
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Utah GPS testing leads to FAA flight advisory
May 6, 2011, 01:06 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a flight advisory, warning airmen that GPS signals over Wendover, Utah could potentially be unreliable or unavailable between April 28 and May 13.
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New Honda aircraft delivers top flight speeds
May 6, 2011, 12:52 pm
Honda Aircraft has performed flight tests on its new jet and the results show that the speeds exceed the expected 420 KTAS that the company promised its customers, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Aviation groups continue to pressure FCC to investigate potential GPS threats
May 6, 2011, 12:30 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, along with other aviation interest groups, is continuing to pressure the Federal Communications Commission to look further into the impact that approving a permit to repurpose the satellite spectrum for network operator LightSquared may have on aviation, the group says.
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FAA releases update about NextGen progress
March 29, 2011, 10:23 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has released an update stating that it is making progress on its plans to implement the NextGen air transportation system, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Fleet Aviation releases computerized maintenance tracker
March 25, 2011, 09:33 pm
Fleet Aviation has developed a computerized maintenance tracking program catered specifically for piston aircraft , which will allow owners to keep adequate records for their planes, according to General Aviation News.
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Portables becoming essential to safe flight planning
March 16, 2011, 01:57 pm
The use of portable GPS to provide in-cockpit weather reporting has become more essential to pilots, particularly those planning cross-country flights, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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iPhone app by ForeFlight now provides georeferencing
March 4, 2011, 09:45 pm
ForeFlight has teamed up with Seattle Avionics to offer fully georeferenced approach plates and airport taxi diagrams to its users, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Report: More eligible for pilot training thanks to laser eye surgery
February 28, 2011, 12:31 pm
Vision eligibility requirements have long proved an insurmountable barrier for those hoping to serve their country by flying for the armed forces. However, the Air Force Times reports that laser eye surgery has helped many overcome that handicap.
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AS&E awarded general aviation inspection contract with DHS
February 4, 2011, 04:56 pm
he Department of Homeland Security has announced a new partnership with the X-ray detection equipment company American Science and Engineering.
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Conklin and de Decker releases new aircraft budgeting software
January 28, 2011, 04:49 pm
Pilots now have a new comprehensive tool for determining the expenses associated with their aircraft, according to General Aviation News.
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FAA signs contract for new flight training chambers
January 20, 2011, 03:54 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has signed a contract with the international logistics support division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation, the firm announced.
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New app offers wireless engine data
January 18, 2011, 05:00 pm
A new iPhone and iPad app by TruTrak flight systems offers pilots the capability to wirelessly check their engine status, the company announced.
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Carter's Personal Air Vehicle completes test flight
January 17, 2011, 05:00 pm
Carter Aviation's Personal Air Vehicle has completed its first test flight, the company announced.
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New plane smaller than microjet
January 11, 2011, 12:20 pm
A new plane, currently in development by Sonex Aircraft, will weigh in at 330 lbs, less than some human beings.
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New iPad app performs auto-landings
January 10, 2011, 05:10 pm
Planes that can land themselves may sound futuristic, but the reality is this capability could be just on the horizon, according to a recent article in Popular Mechanics.
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Organization unveils new phone app for pilots
December 30, 2010, 11:05 am
Pilots will have a new iPhone app to download thanks to the IMC club.
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Pilots make good use of iPads
December 7, 2010, 10:25 am
Airplanes are often thought of as the epitome of technological advancement. However, some pilots are using a tool popular with people from many walks of life to help fly.
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Santa Monica airport upgrades overflight software
December 3, 2010, 05:21 pm
The Santa Monica Airport, generally known as one of the worst general avation airports in the country in terms of residential encroachment, is now upgrading its systems to help reduce noise complaints and improve safety in the air.
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Washington state airport receives funding for green initiatives
October 29, 2010, 03:17 pm
From cars to airplanes, a lot of work is being done by law makers and environmentalists to cut back on transportation-related pollution. The Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program is an initiative aimed at cutting down emissions at commercial service airports.
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Reno airport gets new traffic control tower
October 27, 2010, 12:52 pm
The Reno-Tahoe International Airport has a new air traffic control tower. The new tower stands nearly three times higher than the one it replaced, which was built in 1957.
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FAA and USDA team up
October 22, 2010, 09:19 am
One may not think that aviation and agriculture have anything in common, but the two industries are coming together. The Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are both backing the use of biofuels.
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Flight app gets updated
September 28, 2010, 02:06 pm
Frequent flyers can now play pilot with a new iPhone app. The FlightView app allows consumers to track a flight's status, position and altitude. The updated FlightView app also features customized calendar integration.
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Airline to offer electronic boarding passes
September 20, 2010, 05:00 pm
Even pilots and business workers who fly all the time can still forget to bring something important - such as a boarding pass - with them to the airport. Now, those who fly on American Airlines at select airports don't have to fumble with paper boarding passes.
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Leaders discuss making aviation more eco-friendly
September 9, 2010, 07:44 pm
Delayed flights and environmental concerns are on the minds of many pilots and passengers and NASA aims to address those issues at this year's Green Aviation Summit.
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GE flight path debuts in Connecticut
August 26, 2010, 09:13 pm
Pilots looking to experience a new kind of landing should head over to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Recently, the first U.S. flight landed at the airport using a new instrument flight path.
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Phone app helps with air travel
August 24, 2010, 05:09 pm
People who fly a lot may be very familiar with the ins and outs involved with this mode of transportation. Some have even downloaded apps to their smartphones to help navigate and streamline travel plans.
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Environmentally friendly engine ready to take off
August 23, 2010, 10:29 pm
Environmentalists have pointed their fingers at the aviation industry for the large amounts of fuel required by airplanes and helicopters to travel. Researchers have been working to make advancements that will make flying more eco-friendly.
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Plans underway for NextGen aviation research buildings
July 14, 2010, 06:00 pm
Work is underway for the NextGen aviation research park, reports the New Jersey-based Press of Atlantic City.
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Companies research eco-friendly fuels
July 13, 2010, 03:04 pm
Global warming and pollution have been long known to be a growing problem in the world. To help combat the issue, major companies are joining forces to help promote aviation biofuel use in the Pacific Northwest.
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FAA reaches agreement with school for research efforts
July 6, 2010, 06:34 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration and Georgia Institute of Technology have reached an agreement to research the effects of the Next Generation Air Transportation System has on controllers and flight staff.
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Program aims to cut noise, emissions in aviation
June 25, 2010, 09:40 pm
GE Aviation has announced an award from the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the government's efforts to reduce energy consumption, emissions and noise in the industry.

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General aviation, petroleum interests meet to discuss lead in emissions
June 14, 2010, 06:50 pm
Members of the general aviation and petroleum industries met to discuss developing a process that would reduce lead emissions in aircraft, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association reported recently.
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Dates for Sport Aviation Expo announced, pilot insurers expected to attend
June 11, 2010, 06:50 pm
The dates for next year's U.S. Sport Aviation Expo have been set, according to a recent release from the organization.
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Boise Airport to keep TRACON system
June 9, 2010, 04:58 pm
Idaho's Boise Airport will get to keep its Terminal Radar Approach Control system, after the Federal Aviation Administration had thought about moving it to Salt Lake City.
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IATA: Global aviation seeing improvements
June 8, 2010, 04:10 pm
At the 66th Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit, Giovanni Bisignani said there were a few reasons why people in the aviation industry should feel positive.
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FAA NextGen contract award announced by Boeing
June 4, 2010, 04:51 pm
Boeing announced recently it has won another contract from the Federal Aviation Administration tied to the latter's Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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FAA awards contract for identity theft protection services
June 3, 2010, 10:44 pm
After experiencing a security breach in February of last year that led to 45,000 current and former employees having their information exposed, the Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded a contract to provide additional protection.
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Final rule for NextGen handed down by FAA
May 28, 2010, 04:20 pm
A final rule regarding the Next Generation Air Transportation System was recently handed down by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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$4.4 billion awarded to companies for NextGen project
May 27, 2010, 05:30 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced it awarded $4.4 billion in contracts to three companies to advance its Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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South African company unveils new general aviation engine
May 26, 2010, 09:00 pm
A South African general aviation company announced recently it has developed an engine that can run on a number of different fuels.
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LaHood looks to new committee's first meeting to examine aviation issues
May 26, 2010, 06:30 pm
During the first meeting of a new U.S. Department of Transportation aviation committee, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called on its members to aid in efforts to make sure the industry remains strong.
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Companies announce development of antenna for general aviation use
May 24, 2010, 04:23 pm
Two companies recently announced a partnership to develop an antenna that will help members of the general aviation industry.
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Gulfstream sees growth in first quarter
May 20, 2010, 04:15 pm
A report from the Savannah Morning News said that plane manufacturer Gulfstream saw improvements during the first quarter of this year.
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AVS outlines role in support of NextGen implementation
May 19, 2010, 07:30 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Aviation Safety organization recently released a work plan outlining its support efforts for the Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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FAA highlights NextGen's effect on general aviation industry
May 17, 2010, 08:00 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System will affect all forms flying, including pilots who partake in general aviation.
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General aviation represented in new Transportation Department committee
May 14, 2010, 07:00 pm
How aviation should be guided in the country for the future will be the topic of thought for a new committee created by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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NextGen report released by Harvard University
May 11, 2010, 08:30 pm
As the government makes efforts to modernize the air transportation system, a university recently released a report based on a two-day summit that focused on the same.
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EPA taking comments on leaded general aviation fuel
May 6, 2010, 08:30 pm
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking comments regarding a petition filed by a group regarding leaded gasoline used in general aviation aircraft.
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Alaskan airport gets new tracking system
May 4, 2010, 11:14 pm
Air traffic controllers in Juneau, Alaska, now have the chance to use advanced technology to make their jobs easier while making flying more safe.
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Atlantic City airport incorporates digital NOTAM system
May 3, 2010, 11:12 pm
Having the most up-to-date information can lead to a better flying environment for pilots, and the government is taking further steps to stress safety.

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Passenger-rights organization launches iPhone app
April 30, 2010, 10:16 pm
With the passage of new tarmac delay rules for airlines, a passenger-rights group announced a new application travellers can use to report delays.

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FAA grants NextGen contract to CSSI, Flatirons
April 30, 2010, 07:19 pm
An engineer contract associated with the Federal Aviation Administration's efforts to improve the air tracking system was recently awarded.

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NASA rewards teen contest winners
April 30, 2010, 06:41 pm
A recent aeronautics contest put on by NASA yielded 19 winners, all of whom were high school students who have a vision for aviation's future.
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Flight tests ability of synthetic fuel
April 30, 2010, 02:46 pm
United Airlines announced one of its jets recently completed a flight using synthetic fuel derived from natural gas.

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FAA official worries about lack of rail security
April 29, 2010, 08:00 pm
A representative with the Federal Aviation Administration is worried that too much of the nation's security focus has been turned to the air while ignoring the rail system.
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