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Proposed AD would affect 6,000 Continental engines
August 15, 2013, 12:49 pm
FAA proposes checks for certain Continental engines
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Hearing dates set for plane battery safety
March 15, 2013, 02:48 pm
Two hearings are planned for April to decide if lithium-ion batteries are safe to be installed on jetliners.
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Passengers permitted to take knives on planes
March 15, 2013, 10:42 am
Passengers on commercial flights will soon be able to carry small knives with blades up to six inches long if a decision is not reached to block the measure.
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Slow growth expected for aviation industry
March 15, 2013, 10:31 am
According to statistics recently released by the Federal Aviation Administration, general aviation is expected to show improvements in growth over the next 20 years.
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NTSB releasing short videos on aviation safety
March 14, 2013, 04:13 pm
Pilots might be able to take further safety precautions soon following the National Transportation Safety Board releasing short videos on five safety alerts for general aviation.
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Safety to be discussed at the Women in Aviation Conference
March 13, 2013, 01:10 pm
Safety is on the agenda at the Women in Aviation International Conference, which runs from March 14 -16 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.
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New flight simulator released
March 11, 2013, 01:44 pm
A new flight simulator was recently released, which is expected to solve the problems previously detected by X-Plane and the Microsoft Flight Simulator.
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Emergency water training offered
March 8, 2013, 05:52 pm
Pilots will soon be able to take training for water landing emergencies.
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FAA braces for sequestration, Huerta lays out plans to Congressional subcommittee
February 28, 2013, 01:43 pm
Michael Huerta, administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration, recently laid out plans to a Congressional subcommittee on how the administration will handle sequestration as it is set to go into effect March 1.
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Sequestration looms as FAA plans to cut $600 million in spending
February 26, 2013, 10:30 am
Sequestration is expected to go into effect on March 1 and the Federal Aviation Administration has made plans to cut $600 million in spending to offset losses.
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General aviation shows mixed results in 2012, app looks to re-energize the community
February 13, 2013, 10:58 am
General aviation aircraft deliveries and billings showed mixed results last year, as experts anticipate stronger numbers in the next few years.
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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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Upcoming events for the general aviator
February 8, 2013, 02:09 pm
Twin Commander Aircraft recently announced that its University Program will be held April 24-27 in Scottsdale, Arizona at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains.
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NTSB commends AOPA for safety training efforts
February 4, 2013, 05:09 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board has recently commended the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for its actions following safety recommendations.
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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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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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General aviation accidents dropped in 2011
January 21, 2013, 11:03 am
According to a recent by the National Transportation Safety Board, general aviation accidents fell in 2011, highlighting the sectors improving safety over recent years.
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ODOT examining GA airports
January 15, 2013, 01:23 pm

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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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2013 to see less passengers and flights, shift to GA airports
January 11, 2013, 01:36 pm
A recent report by Boyd Group International showed that airports might not have as long of lines in the new year as the number of passengers and flights are likely to decline.
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Garmin releases GTN software version 3.0
January 7, 2013, 05:23 pm
Aviation advancements in the cockpit are ensuring pilots' safety and streamlining their efficiency.
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Twin Commander announces training course for service bulletin requirements
December 31, 2012, 04:56 pm
The recent Service Bulletin 241 calls for inspection and modification of the fuselage-to-wing-main-spar attachment in Twin Commander models 690, 690A and 690B, with exception of planes that have already been updated.
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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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New system helps pilots navigate storms over the ocean
December 13, 2012, 01:49 pm
NASA has funded a prototype system that has been developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research to help pilots navigate inclement weather as they travel over remote ocean regions.
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ASTM International aims to improve general aviation safety
December 13, 2012, 01:37 pm
ASTM International recently announced the formation of Committee F44 on General Aviation.
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TXAA Foundation urges pilots to take the PLEDGE
December 11, 2012, 05:50 pm
The Texas Aviation Association Foundation recently launched the PLEDGE program, which looks to reduce the number of accidents in the general aviation industry.
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Fiscal cliff shadows over aviation
December 7, 2012, 04:13 pm
A bipartisan agreement still has not been made on the looming fiscal cliff set to kick in at the beginning of 2013.
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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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Contract control towers just as safe as FAA towers, study shows
November 27, 2012, 05:09 pm
According to a recent audit by the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General, air traffic control towers that are staffed by private contractors are cheaper, while at the same time provide the same level of safety, when compared to control towers that are staffed by the government.
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NAFI advocates for efficiency in flight instructors
November 12, 2012, 04:27 pm
The National Association of Flight Instructors recently issued a proposal to the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team to join forces in promoting and streamlining flight instructor proficiency.
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NAFI advocates pilot training
November 8, 2012, 03:17 pm
The National Association of Flight Instructors moved its headquarters to Air Zoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in September to increase access for visitors, FBO services on the field, and large spaces within the facility for seminars, events and further offers provided by NAFI.
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Unusual Attitude Training offered by new Stallion 51 company
November 8, 2012, 03:06 pm
Stallion 51 recently announced that it will be offering Unusual Attitude Training, under a new company name that goes by U?T, with its uniquely equipped L-39 turbojet.
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GAO calls for changes at the FAA
November 1, 2012, 03:38 pm
The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently asked the Federal Aviation Administration to begin collecting flight hours for all general aviation aircraft, in addition to data on recurrent training.
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Bahamas Pilot Challenge announced
October 15, 2012, 01:37 pm
The Bahamas Pilot Challenge has recently been announced for 2012 through 2013, encouraging pilots to head to the many islands off the Bahamas.
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Flight Training Excellence awards issued by AOPA
October 15, 2012, 01:36 pm
With the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Aviation Summit currently under way, thousands of aviation enthusiasts have flocked to Palm Springs, California.
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FAA names Center of Excellence for General Aviation
October 1, 2012, 01:28 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced that it has selected a team of universities to lead the Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation.
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FAA looks to make general aviation safer
July 27, 2012, 04:42 pm
Michael Huerta, the Federal Aviation Administration acting administrator, recently spoke at the Experimental Aviation Administration's AirVenture, telling the crowd that it is the focus of the FAA to decrease the number of fatal accidents.
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NTSB ramps up general aviation safety at AirVenture
July 24, 2012, 02:15 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board will have 20 presentations pertaining to aviation safety issues at the upcoming annual Experimental Aircraft Association fly-in, AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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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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AOPA creates group to encourage aviation
July 12, 2012, 04:03 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently created an advisory group of 10 clubs that will increase efforts to make flying more affordable for pilots in the general aviation community.
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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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ASR gets another patent for the safety of general aviation community
July 10, 2012, 02:42 pm
Aviation Safety Resources, a leader in safety systems for small aircraft, was recently awarded a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its Smart Recovery System for General Aviation Aircraft.
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NTSB to hold forum for search and rescue
July 3, 2012, 01:47 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that it will hold a forum on July 17 and 18 that will focus on general aviation search and rescue operations.
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Orlando airport getting closer to private screeners
June 22, 2012, 04:30 pm
The Transportation Security Administration has recently given preliminary approval that will allow Orlando Sanford International Airport to use private security screeners.
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FAA: Air traffic controllers still not following the rules on sleeping
June 20, 2012, 02:55 pm
According to Federal Aviation Administration documents, nearly there have been nearly 4,000 violations of newer regulations intending to prevent air traffic controllers from falling asleep on duty.
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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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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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FAA wants harsher penalties for pointing lasers at airplanes
May 18, 2012, 01:42 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently said it is attempting to give out harsher penalties for individuals pointing lasers at airplanes in flight.
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JFK teaching employees how to be nice
May 17, 2012, 03:46 pm
John F. Kennedy International airport is training some employees to be nice. The program N.I.C.E. will train about 30 JFK terminal 4 employees, who are all military veterans, to improve upon customer experience.
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TSA not up to DSH standards
May 15, 2012, 03:00 pm
A federal investigation recently revealed the failure of the Transportation Security Administration to gather information about airport security breaches and adequately respond by making improvements to airport security.
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Sacramento International Airport wants private security
May 14, 2012, 04:29 pm
Sacramento International Airport wants to replace federal security screeners with private contractors.
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Airlines for America wants FAA to change pilot qualification
May 2, 2012, 02:33 pm
Airlines for America, an industry trade organization, recently urged the Federal Aviation Administration to significantly alter its guidelines for pilot certification.
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China probes runway protests
April 26, 2012, 09:34 am
China's civil aviation administration is currently investigating a few incidents that have occurred in their local airports involving passengers running onto the tarmac in protest of flight delays.
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Elevators could reduce falls at airports
April 23, 2012, 09:57 am
A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center showed that diverting passengers to elevators rather than escalators could reduce the number of falls occurring at airports.
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Academies meet growing needs for pilot training
April 5, 2012, 12:14 pm
Flight academies and schools all over the world are not only teaching prospective pilots about basic techniques, safety and pilot insurance information, but also encouraging greater enrollment for more professionals in aviation in the next 20 years.
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FAA reviewing inflight electronics ban
March 28, 2012, 08:09 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced it will be reviewing its in-flight electronics ban. The FAA promises no changes to the ban will be made until safety is ensured to both pilots and passengers.
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Distressed flight attendant sign of industry issue
March 14, 2012, 10:13 am
Last week, a flight attendant on American Flight 2332 from Dallas to Chicago went on a rant over the intercom system, causing many passengers to feel uneasy about their upcoming flight.
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New programs aim to increase safety and save money
February 29, 2012, 05:01 pm
Global Elite Group recently launched new aviation security programs specifically designed to meet the changing economic climate in the aviation industry.
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Bird strikes ground planes
February 29, 2012, 12:52 pm
A Frontier Airlines flight on its way to Denver, Colorado, had to make an emergency landing in St. Louis after colliding with a bird in mid-flight.
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Aviation training crash in California claims lives
February 28, 2012, 10:57 am
Seven members of the U.S. Marine Corps were recently killed in an aviation training accident in California, one of the deadliest accidents of its kind in the corps.
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Pilot suspected of being drunk, kept off plane
February 24, 2012, 09:08 am
On a morning flight from Omaha, Nebraska, to Milwaukee, passengers were delayed for nearly two hours waiting for their pilot to pass through security before getting on the flight.
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UN warns of pilot shortage
February 20, 2012, 02:41 pm
The United Nations aviation agency recently launched a video contest to get young adults interested in the airline industry.
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Award winning aviation safety
January 24, 2012, 10:37 am
The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit recently received the 2010 Admiral Flatley Memorial Award in Camp Pendleton, California.
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Near crash blamed on rebel air controller
January 23, 2012, 10:45 am
Last June, an air traffic controller instructed two planes towards each other near Gulfport, Mississippi, and was disciplined for his lack of safety precautions.
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New technology launched to improve operational efficiency, safety
January 19, 2012, 11:03 am
Weather Services International's new product, WSI Fusion 4.2, aims to help pilots and aviation groups manage global weather, improve operational efficiency and enhance overall safety.
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Reno Air Show officials reassure event's safety
January 12, 2012, 06:52 pm
An incident at the Reno Air Show last September took the lives of 11 people and almost prevented the event from being held in 2012.
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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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Aviation conference set to focus on passenger satisfaction
January 5, 2012, 05:09 pm
The Hamburg Aviation Conference 2012 is scheduled for February and plans to focus on improving passenger satisfaction through the adoption of the customer viewpoint through operational and functional processes in the aviation industry.
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Air travel fatalities at all-time low
January 3, 2012, 05:37 pm
A recent study form Ascend aviation consulting company found the air travel fatality rate is at an all-time low, making 2011 the best year ever for flying safety.
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E-readers safe for takeoffs
December 29, 2011, 02:02 pm
Recent research from EMT Labs found tablets and e-readers, including the Amazon Kindle, do not pose a significant threat during takeoff and landing.
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Safety Day launched for aviation industry
December 28, 2011, 05:23 pm
The Northern California Business Aviation Association and Global Aerospace will be sponsoring Safety Day that will focus on emergency response planning, challenges and post accident response in the small plane industry.
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FAA announces new pilot fatigue rules
December 27, 2011, 11:20 am
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced a new set of rules and safeguards designed to increase the minimum rest period for airline pilots and make it easier for fatigued pilots to remove themselves from a flight and avoid an accident.
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Passenger unharmed after landing gear fails
December 21, 2011, 03:02 pm
A small plane was recently landing at Hilton Head Island Airport when its landing gear failed.
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Homemade plane crashes in California
December 19, 2011, 01:26 pm
A small, experimental plane recently crashed in the central California desert, killing a 65-year-old Palmdale man.
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Small plane crash kills one after landing in residential yard
December 19, 2011, 11:14 am
A small plane recently crashed into the front yard of a northeast Phoenix home and exploded.
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US to pay $4.4 million for pilot error
December 16, 2011, 12:02 pm
Six years ago, a wealthy Boca Raton businessman died in a small plane crash in Florida just outside Miami.
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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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Airline safety up in 2011
December 12, 2011, 02:10 pm
The data suggests 2011 might be the safest year on record for travelers and the planes they are flying.
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Pilot killed in crash on Whidbey Island
December 9, 2011, 06:13 pm
A small plane recently collided with trees in Fort Ebey State Park and crashed on Whidbey Island just off the coast of Washington.
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Weather and training contributes to Chicago plane crash
December 9, 2011, 01:38 pm
In November, a small plane crashed into a field just outside of Chicago killing four people on board. Officials believe both weather and pilot training may have led to the crash.
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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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Plane crashes near Yolo County Airport
December 8, 2011, 09:17 am
A Piper PA-38 Tomahawk plane recently crashed just outside the Yolo County Airport in Davis, California, when it lost power approaching the landing strip.
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Model has hand sliced off in propeller
December 6, 2011, 05:29 pm
A 23-year-old model and online fashion editor from Plano, Texas, recently walked into the propeller of a small plane slicing off her hand.
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Small plane skids off Indianapolis runway
November 18, 2011, 02:40 pm
A double-engine plane recently experienced brake problems when it tried to take off from Indianapolis International Airport.
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2 survive plane crash in Sheboygan County
November 16, 2011, 06:53 pm
A small plane recently crashed in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, near Elkhart Lake but the pilot and his passenger were safe and able to leave the site unharmed.
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Deadly plane crash in Alamosa Airport
November 15, 2011, 06:17 pm
A small plane recently crashed at the regional airport near Alamosa, Colorado, killing the pilot. The Cessna 337 crashed 2 miles south of Alamosa, on its way to Salida.
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Plane makes emergency landing in New York
November 14, 2011, 07:56 pm
A small plane recently made an emergency landing in Colden, New York, after experiencing engine failure and water damage to its left wing and propeller.
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Pilot narrowly escapes serious injury in plane crash
November 11, 2011, 05:31 pm
A small plane recently crashed into Swift Creek Reservoir in Virginia, with the 78-year old pilot just barely escaping serious injury.
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Three found dead in plane crash wreckage
November 10, 2011, 06:28 pm
A small plane recently went missing after departing from the Glendale airport on a flight to Lake Havasu City.
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US plane found with counterfeit Chinese parts
November 9, 2011, 08:00 pm
The Senate Armed Services Committee recently found dozens of counterfeit parts in at least seven defense planes, most of the parts were purchased from Chinese manufacturers.
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Lasers at LaGuardia hit six planes
November 9, 2011, 06:16 pm
According to The Associated Press, six airplanes landing at LaGuardia airport this weekend were hit with a laser pointer, the most recent incident in what is becoming an increasing problem for the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Dreamliner facing yet another hurdle
November 7, 2011, 05:02 pm
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet, which made its first flights in the past few weeks for Air Nippon Airways, is facing its first technical issue, a problem with the landing system.
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Birds pose threat to pilot safety at Texas Air Force Base
November 3, 2011, 05:19 pm
Officials at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, are working on a way to combat the problem of an increasing avian threat to pilot safety, according to CBS affiliate KENS San Antonio.
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Russian investigators say pilot error caused Lokomotiv crash
November 2, 2011, 04:49 pm
Investigators for the Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) in Moscow, Russia, have determined that the recent plane crash that killed 44 was caused by pilot error.
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Flight makes emergency landing in Poland
November 2, 2011, 03:55 pm
A Polish LOT Boeing 767 made a crash landing at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw, Poland, today, shutting down the airport.
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Maryland airport runs regular emergency drills
November 2, 2011, 08:24 am
Emergency crews in Salisbury, Maryland, recently went through drills at the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport to practice disaster emergency response and recovery.
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Airline passengers stuck on plane for seven hours
November 1, 2011, 08:39 am
According to ABC News, a recent passenger flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Newark, New Jersey, was delayed for more than seven hours due to a mechanical failure at Newark Airport.
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Survivors of Vancouver crash say pilot's efforts were heroic
October 31, 2011, 05:11 pm
The survivors of a recent plane crash in Vancouver, British Columbia, are crediting pilots for their poise, which likely saved the lives of many passengers.
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Airline and general aviation groups address the problem of laser pointers
October 28, 2011, 04:20 pm
A recent joint press conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Air Line Pilots Association and the Air Transport Association addressed concerns about laser pointers.
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Mid-Air collision kills pilot
October 27, 2011, 05:04 pm
A student pilot and his trainer recently crashed their twin engine Piper airplane into a Beech Bonanza V35 while performing a series of training maneuvers.
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Pilot and passenger safe following hard landing at Pueblo Airport
October 25, 2011, 04:28 pm
A flight instructor and student pilot were unharmed following what officials are calling a hard landing in Pueblo, Colorado, on Monday.
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Two escape airplane crash with only minor injury
October 24, 2011, 06:04 pm
A pilot and his passenger escaped a potentially dangerous crash in Minnesota recently, escaping virtually unscathed due to the pilot's quick thinking and emergency execution, according to Fox 9 Twin Cities.
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Swedish pilots say fatigue a major factor
October 19, 2011, 05:11 pm
According to United Press International, a recent survey of airline pilots in Sweden has officials concerned and considering measures to reduce the maximum number of continuous hours a pilot can work without rest.
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Small plane makes emergency landing in Wisconsin
October 18, 2011, 04:05 pm
According to the Watertown Daily Times, a single engine Piper airplane was forced to make an emergency landing on a Watertown, Wisconsin, street near Watertown Municipal Airport.
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Plane crash victims to leave hospital, investigation ongoing
October 14, 2011, 04:03 pm
According to the Orlando Sentinel, two victims of a recent plane crash are due to be released from the hospital in the coming days.
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Pilot safe after ditching off Hawaii
October 11, 2011, 06:58 pm
According to the Monterey County Herald, Charles Mellor, a pilot who was recently forced to ditch his plane after it ran out of fuel off the coast of Hawaii, was on his way to sell the aircraft at a brokerage on the island.
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FAA investigates near collission in Alaska
October 10, 2011, 04:13 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating an incident that took place in the air over Wasilla, Alaska, last Septamber when a small airplane nearly collided with a cargo plane.
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Small plane crashes in Florida
October 5, 2011, 08:46 am
According to the Florida Sun Sentinel, a crop dusting plane crashed recently in St. Lucie County, not far from the landing strip out of which the plane was based.
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FAA weighs increased co-pilot training measures
October 3, 2011, 04:21 pm
In an effort to improve safety standards while simultaneously avoiding a pilot shortage, the Federal Aviation Administration recently announced new experience requirements for commercial co-pilots.
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NTSB investigating small plane crash in Utah
September 28, 2011, 05:35 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a September 15 small plane crash that killed a pilot from Palominas, Arizona, and his dog.
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ANA pilot error causes dangerous mid-air maneuver
September 28, 2011, 05:35 pm
A pilot flying for All Nippon Airways almost inverted his passenger plane recently, making a mental error when attempting to unlock the door to the flight deck of the 737 bound for Tokyo, Japan.
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FAA considers fine against Cessna for structural malfunction
September 27, 2011, 06:48 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering imposing a $2.4 million fine against the airplane manufacturer Cessna for a structural failure a FAA test pilot experienced when performing an evaluation flight in a Cessna Corvalis.
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Vintage plane pilot escorted from restricted airspace
September 27, 2011, 04:23 pm
An aviator who mistakenly piloted his vintage 1942 Steadman biplane into temporarily restricted airspace over Santa Cruz, California, was escorted by an F-15 fighter jet to a Watsonville airfield.
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Vintage plane pilot lands safely after losing power
September 27, 2011, 04:05 pm
A pilot returning from a New Mexico air show was forced to make an emergency landing when his vintage military training plane lost power to its engine.
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Idaho stunt pilot unharmed following crash
September 27, 2011, 04:05 pm
A stunt pilot from Boise, Idaho, recently escaped a scary situation when his acrobatic biplane experienced a structural failure in the middle of a maneuver.
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NTSB releases some details of Reno air race crash
September 23, 2011, 02:58 pm
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are focusing on data from an onboard computer and camera system recovered from the modified P-51 Mustang that pilot Jimmy Leeward crashed at an air race in Reno, Nevada.
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Pilot in Alaska skillfully crash-lands in swamp
September 22, 2011, 09:52 pm
According to The Associated Press, a pilot in Anchorage, Alaska, recently landed a seaplane in a treacherous swamp after it lost power shortly following takeoff.
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Crash at air race in Reno, Nevada, kills 10
September 20, 2011, 08:04 am
A modified World War II era P-51 Mustang crashed into a crowd of spectators at an air race, killing the pilot and ten spectators, and injuring 69.
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Laser incidents among pilots on the rise
September 16, 2011, 05:56 pm
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, incidences of laser pointers being shone at aircraft is increasing.
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Some answers in mysterious 1961 UN crash
September 14, 2011, 09:29 pm
Pilot fatigue is being blamed in a mysterious 1961 crash that killed the then Secretary General of the United Nations
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Russian plane carrying professional hockey team crashes
September 7, 2011, 05:58 pm
A Russian plane carrying the Kontinental Hockey League's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed recently, killing at least 43, including 36 ice hockey players on the flight.
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AOPA summit to host talks on safety and emergency survival
August 30, 2011, 08:29 am
The Aircraft Operators and Pilots Association recently announced a new seminar to take place at its annual Aviation Summit to be held from September 22-24 in Hartford, Connecticut.
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New FAA rule bans airlines from hiring aircraft inspectors
August 24, 2011, 04:40 pm
A new U.S. Federal Aviation Administration rule recently enacted will prohibit airline operators and other aviation organizations from employing or otherwise developing a close relationship with safety inspectors and overseers.
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Tragic weekend at U.S. air shows
August 22, 2011, 03:33 pm
Two airmen were killed performing stunts at two separate air shows recently.
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Charter Companies oppose new flight regulations
August 18, 2011, 08:39 am
Recent regulations proposed by the Obama administration designed to prevent charter pilots from flying while over-tired came under criticism recently as commercial shipping and charter airlines decried the rules.
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Family of four survives fatal plane crash in Alaska
August 17, 2011, 10:05 am
It could have been much worse, however, as an onboard family of four survived the accident, the Alaska Dispatch reports.
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Safety of homebuilt aircraft under scrutiny
August 15, 2011, 09:24 am
A recent Chicago Tribune article looked into the dedication it takes to construct a homebuilt aircraft, and the associated risks of doing so.
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Training video for general aviators will help keep passengers safe
August 9, 2011, 02:51 pm
General Aviation News reports that the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Institute (ASI) is taking steps to increase safety.
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The necessity of estate planning
August 9, 2011, 02:49 pm
Estate planning is making decisions about how all assets will be handled in the event of a person's death.
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Two Ohio men killed in 1910 replica plane crash
August 2, 2011, 01:57 pm
Two men were recently killed in a general aviation accident involving a replica of a 1910 aircraft constructed by the flight pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright.
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Illinois native loses his life in his third airplane crash
August 1, 2011, 08:19 am
John Morrison, a 73-year-old aviator from Aurora, Illinois recently lost his life when his plane went down in a cornfield shortly after taking off from Aurora Municipal Airport.
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FAA-licensed pilots and mechanics found to have terrorist ties
July 29, 2011, 01:00 pm
According to the New York Times, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) isn't able to determine the actual identities of an alarming number of people the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued pilot and aircraft mechanic licenses to.
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NTSB brings message of safety to EAA AirVenture
July 28, 2011, 03:48 pm
2011 is on pace to have more accidents than the previous year, and 25 fatal accidents were investigated in June alone.
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Plane crashes in Lake Huron, pilot spends night in water but is rescued
July 27, 2011, 03:16 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Federal Aviation Administration informed the Coast Guard that it had received a distress call from a pilot flying a two-seat Cessna over Lake Huron.
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Pilot dies in helicopter crash in Chelan County, Washington
July 26, 2011, 05:12 pm
An unidentified pilot from Indianapolis, Indiana, died in a helicopter crash in Chelan County, Washington, this week.
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Helicopter crash in New Jersey could have been much worse
July 21, 2011, 04:44 pm
In Dayton, New Jersey, a helicopter crash left the pilot and passenger critically injured, but it could have been much worse.
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Lettuce field hit by crashing helicopter, but no injuries
July 21, 2011, 04:44 pm
A helicopter crash in a field of romaine lettuce near Watsonville, in Santa Cruz County, California, left no one injured.
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LightSquared GPS battle continues
July 18, 2011, 04:16 pm
As the battle between LightSquared and the general aviation community continues, the Coalition to Save Our GPS and the Aircraft Electronics Association has asked all pilots to contact the Federal Communications Commission.
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NTSB to look into amateur-built aircraft safety
July 15, 2011, 02:12 pm
In an effort to further understand accidents involving E-AB, sometimes referred to as homebuilt aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board has launched a study to help better understand the safety of this growing segment of general aviation, and possibly help reduce the number of pilots life insurance claims.
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Multiple senators speak out about BARR reversal
July 5, 2011, 02:17 pm
In an effort to stop the dismantling of the Block Aircraft Registration Request program, more than 20 senators sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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National Transportation Safety Board turns attention to general aviation
June 30, 2011, 01:54 pm
The NTSB highlighted the fact that 450 people died in general aviation crashes last year, possibly causing pilots life insurance prices to rise.
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Government finds substantial issues at general aviation airports
June 24, 2011, 12:34 pm
After a review of 13 airports across the country, the Government Accountability Office has determined that there is a lack of security at several of these locations.
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Miscommunication leads to crash
June 24, 2011, 12:13 pm
A recently released National Transportation Safety Board accident report shows some of the danger inherent in flying.
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Irresponsible planning causes fatal crash
June 20, 2011, 01:10 pm
After a pilot failed to obtain a formal weather briefing his plane crashed in Dougherty, Texas, back in 2009, killing both individuals onboard
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Aircraft experts working with California legislatures on flight training bill
June 17, 2011, 02:39 pm
In an attempt to achieve exemption for flight instructors under the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009, experts and lawmakers are trying to get a new bill signed into law
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Cell phones may cause serious safety issues on flights
June 16, 2011, 02:41 pm
Many people seem skeptical when being told to turn off their electronic devices before a flight, but new information acquired by ABC reveals this is more than just a simple courtesy request.
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Bird conflicts lessening with habitat improvements
June 14, 2011, 03:51 pm
While bird strikes have been responsible for a number of aviation-related accidents, airport managers in Santa Barbara, California, have found a way to help lower pilots life insurance claims directly related to accidents involving their winged counterparts
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Debate continues over GPS interference
June 10, 2011, 03:40 pm
After weeks of arguments and speculation, tests have confirmed that LightSquared's new high-powered wireless network does cause substantial interference to GPS navigation systems
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New technology may help prevent sun interference
June 10, 2011, 08:05 am
The air force has teamed up with inventor Chris Mullin to develop sunglasses with the ability to detect bright spots in a person's field of view
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Airshow performer dies
June 6, 2011, 12:46 pm
In a tragic turn of events, Amanda Franklin passed away late last month
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Not all plane crashes happen in the air
June 3, 2011, 02:37 pm
During the International Civil Aviation Organization's Global Runway Symposium last month, it became abundantly clear to experts that something needs to be done about the number of accidents taking place while planes were still on the ground
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Wife takes controls after pilot is incapacitated
May 27, 2011, 12:29 pm
During a routine flight from San Bernadino, California to Colorado Springs last week, a woman had to take over the controls of a small airplane when her husband began having trouble breathing and speaking
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Transportation inspector discusses flight problems on Capitol Hill
May 27, 2011, 08:35 am
As the number of air traffic controller incidents continues to grow, the Department of Transportation's inspector general presented a rising number of problems before the Senate subcommittee on Aviation Operation, Safety and Security this week
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Aircraft manufacturer not responsible for Cory Lidle crash
May 25, 2011, 03:41 pm
When New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and a flight instructor crashed into the side of a building in 2006, their widows claimed that the accident was the result of faulty manufacturing, not pilot error
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Las Vegas may be tricky to maneuver next week
May 23, 2011, 08:02 am
LightSquared, a wireless broadband network, will be testing a new ultra-fast communications system in the Nevada desert next week, possibly knocking out GPS navigation systems
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Aviation enthusiasts flock to training conference
May 19, 2011, 12:12 pm
The Society of Aviation and Flight Educators held a pilot training reform symposium last week in an effort to improve civilian training
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Preflight check is not something to be overlooked
May 18, 2011, 02:15 pm
Complacency can often cloud safety precautions, which could lead to dangerous oversights on an aircraft
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NTSB member advocates for controller naptime
May 14, 2011, 11:03 am
Given the recent string of air traffic controllers falling asleep on the job, the Federal Aviation Administration and a number of national safety interest groups have been scrambling to come up with innovative ways to mitigate he problem.
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Wyoming crash inspires NTSB recommendations
May 12, 2011, 01:12 pm
The fatal crash during which a private plane crashed in a mountain range in Wyoming in the fall of 2010 has inspired the National Transportation Safety Board to propose certain recommendations that may enhance safety in the difficult terrain, according to the Star Tribune.
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Retired captain warns Congress that FAA cuts may impact safety
May 12, 2011, 01:09 pm
In an interview with the Daily Beast, retired captain Chesley Sullenberger said he has warned Congress that making cuts to the budget for the Federal Aviation Administration could lead to a less safe aviation industry.
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FAA releases new safety briefing
May 12, 2011, 11:06 am
The most recent issue of the Federal Aviation Administration's safety briefing is now available online.
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FAA proposes new training requirements
May 11, 2011, 01:38 pm
Federal Aviation Administration recently proposed major changes in the training requirements for airline pilots.
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Babbit warns pilots not to get "too comfortable"
May 10, 2011, 12:58 pm
At the Sun 'n Fun festival, Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt spoke to an audience of pilots warning them not to get "too comfortable" as their expertise grows, according to AVweb.
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FAA creates new regulations to manage problem of sleeping air traffic controllers
May 9, 2011, 12:57 pm
As a number of concerning situations involving air traffic controllers sleeping on the job have recently come to light, the Federal Aviation Administration has introduced new regulations to help prevent the problem, according to the Associated Press.
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Pilot dies, dog survives after plane crash
May 9, 2011, 11:03 am
Fatal plane crashes scarcely leave survivors behind, particularly those in rough terrains. However, a recent plane crash in which the pilot passed away left behind a four-legged survivor.
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NTSB proposes airport safety modifications following fatal accident
May 3, 2011, 12:35 pm
In November 2010, a Minneapolis man and three of his sons were killed when their plane crashed into a Wyoming mountainside.
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FAA mandates wake-up calls for controllers
April 28, 2011, 10:27 pm
In the wake of recent incidents involving air traffic control supervisors who fell asleep while monitoring the tower, the Federal Aviation Administration has introduced a mandate that would provide wake up calls or air traffic controllers, according to AVweb.
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ICAS and Kyle Franklin warn about danger of aircraft smoke oil systems during crash
April 26, 2011, 09:55 pm
Following the March accident of aerobatics team Kyle and Amanda Franklin, the International Council of Airshows has sent a statement to all its members warning of the potential danger aircraft smoke oil systems can pose during a crash.
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Texas plane crash leaves two dead
April 26, 2011, 09:52 pm
A recent aircraft crash in Texas has lead to the deaths of two men, both second lieutenants in the Air Force, according to the San Angelo Standard Times.
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Southwest jet came dangerously close to private plane, NTSB report says
April 25, 2011, 10:20 pm
In recent months, there have been a number of close-calls in aviation. One such incident was the near-accident in March involving a Southwest Airlines jet and a private plane that flew dangerously close to one another.
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More safety efforts being directed toward volunteer pilots
April 22, 2011, 10:53 pm
The Air Care Alliance has announced an online course that will be dedicated to training pilots who conduct medical transport flights for charitable organizations, according to AVweb.
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NTSB preliminary report shows GA fatalities declined in 2010
April 21, 2011, 10:24 pm
According to preliminary reports by the National Transportation Safety Board, the number of fatal general aviation accidents in 2010 may have declined.
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One dead in AR plane crash
April 20, 2011, 05:50 am
An aircraft that crashed in Southwest Arkansas on Friday, April 15 resulted in the death of pilot Tim Stanley, according to KSLA-TV news.
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Maine crash investigation reveals radar trouble
April 18, 2011, 09:36 pm
Though it may be a while before the National Transportation Safety Board is able to determine the definitive cause of the March 7 plane crash in Maine that resulted in one death, the preliminary report reveals some radar problems, according to the Canadian Press.
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FAA brings mission for safer GA industry to SoCal
April 14, 2011, 11:25 pm
Southern California may be one of the first stops on the Federal Aviation Administration's tour around the country to promote air safety for general aviation pilots, as the Los Angeles Times reports the organization is planning two workshops in the area.
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FAA considers changes to aging aircraft policy following Southwest incident
April 13, 2011, 11:12 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is considering making changes to its aging aircraft policy in the aftermath of the recent incident in which a large piece of the fuselage of a 15-year-old Southwest Aircraft tore off mid-flight, according to AVweb.
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Registration for plane involved in Maine crash had lapsed
April 12, 2011, 09:41 pm
According to the Kennebec Journal, the registration for an aircraft that crashed into a house in Biddeford, Maine on Sunday, April 10 had it's registration lapse last month.
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Pilot who landed plane on beach inspired by television show
April 11, 2011, 10:40 pm
Many were astounded by the recent incident in which a a 24-year-old pilot landed a Piper Warrior on Roackaway Beach, in Queens, New York, on April 4. However, perhaps even more shocking is that the pilot allegedly says he got the idea from a Discovery Channel television show, according to AVweb.
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Anomaly found in Franklin crash investigation
April 11, 2011, 10:36 pm
Administrators currently investigating the March 12 fire and subsequent crash of aerobatics husband and wife team Amanda and Kyle Franklin's plane during the South Padre Air Fiesta have discovered an anomaly with a fuel servo in the aircraft, according to KOTV.
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NTSB releases preliminary statement on Gulfstream crash
April 8, 2011, 11:07 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its preliminary findings regarding the recent aircraft accident that occurred during the Gulfstream test flight at the Roswell International Air Center in New Mexico.
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Another air traffic controller caught sleeping on the job
April 7, 2011, 10:54 pm
Following the recent scandal in which an air traffic controller fell asleep during his shift at Washington's Reagan International Airport, it has been revealed that yet another controller was discovered sleeping during his shift at a Tennessee airport.
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Lee Westwood has close call with private jet cockpit fire
April 6, 2011, 09:47 pm
The number two golfer in the world, Lee Westwood, recently had a close call when the cockpit of his private jet caught fire on Sunday, April 3, according to ESPN.
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Gulfstream test flight crashes
April 6, 2011, 09:44 pm
A test flight of the Gulfstream G650 aircraft on April 2 resulted in a fatal crash, the company announced.
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Plane crash in Munroe Park leaves three dead
April 6, 2011, 09:43 pm
A single-engine plane leaving from Bedford County airport in Ohio crashed in Michigan on March 29, leaving three men dead, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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Pilot and passenger survive Oak Bluffs crash injury-free
April 6, 2011, 09:41 pm
A single-engine Piper aircraft crashed on Joseph Sylvia State Beach in Oak Bluffs on Saturday, March 19. However, unlike the pilots of most engine-failure related aircraft crashes, pilot Jean Dupon and his passenger Susan King walked away with no injuries, according to the Martha's Vineyard Times.
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U.S. DOT to investigate impact of FAA Wildlife Control Program
April 5, 2011, 08:46 am
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General will be performing an audit of the Federal Aviation Administration's Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program, in order to determine if it is effective and works well with other agency initiatives, according to Occupational Health and Safety.
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FAA announces vigorous safety program
March 31, 2011, 09:48 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has announced a program intended to reduce the number of general aviation accidents and enhance pilot safety practices, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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GAMA: U.S.-EU aviation agreement will enhance safety
March 31, 2011, 09:43 pm
The General Aviation Manufacturing Association is hailing the achievement of the final step in the U.S.-EU aviation safety agreement, the company announced.
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Pilot rescued after helicopter crashes off Miami coast
March 30, 2011, 08:15 pm
A pilot was rescued by a private vessel after landing in the waters off the Miami coast on Sunday, March 27, according to the Miami Herald.
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Florida air show ends in fatal accident
March 30, 2011, 08:13 pm
The Wings Over Flagler air show on Saturday, March 26, ended in the death of William E. "Wild Bill" Walker, according to AVweb.
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Vintage plane crashes in West Texas, three left dead
March 30, 2011, 08:12 pm
A vintage plane crash in Dickens County, Texas, during the afternoon hours of March 27 has left three dead, according to the Associated Press.
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AOPA pairs with Life Line to offer health screenings for pilots
March 28, 2011, 09:12 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association has partnered with Life Line Screening to offer discounted health screenings to pilots that are members of the organization, the company announced.
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Fatal 2008 crash reportedly caused by poor training, fatigue
March 28, 2011, 09:11 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the fatal July 2008 crash of a Hawker Beechcraft in Minnesota was caused by the pilot's lack of training and fatigue, according to AVweb.
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NTSB advocates for more strict MET tower regulations
March 25, 2011, 09:28 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board has weighed in with its opinion regarding a Federal Aviation Administration proposal to implement measures to make meteorological evaluation towers more visible to pilots flying at low levels, according to AVweb.
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GPS users form coalition to fight potential signal disruption
March 24, 2011, 09:13 pm
A number of GPS users from an array of industries that use the technology have come together in opposition against the Federal Communications Commission's satellite expansion waiver, which may result in interruptions to the service, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Air Safety Institute releases 2010 Nall Report
March 23, 2011, 10:06 pm
The 2010 Nall Report, a comprehensive review of general aviation safety released annually by the Air Safety Institute, shows signs of improvement for commercial GA operations. However, noncommercial GA safety statistics still showed significant areas of concern.
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Long Beach plane crash leaves five dead
March 22, 2011, 10:11 pm
A March 16 plane accident at the Long Beach Airport left five dead, including a member of the city's founding family and community leaders, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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Eclipse jets mandated to fly at lower altitudes
March 21, 2011, 08:35 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has administered a mandatory safety directive, requiring that Eclipse Aerospace EA500 jets reduce their maximum flight altitude from 37,000 feet to 30,000 feet, according to AVweb.
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Tethered balloon request withdrawn
March 18, 2011, 03:06 am
The Arizona defense company that submitted a much-contested request to place a tethered balloon in the airspace near Camp Verde, Arizona has withdrawn its request, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Texas airshow ends in crash, critical injuries for married couple
March 16, 2011, 11:27 pm
An aircraft fire and subsequent crash at the the Brownsville/South Padre Air Fiesta on March 12 resulted in the critical injury of a husband and wife aerobatic team, according to The Brownsville Herald.
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How to know when an aircraft is due for engine maintenance
March 15, 2011, 01:23 pm
Though there are posted Time Between Overhaul standards that tell pilots when they can expect to need maintenance work on their engines, many pilots find that their engine needs servicing despite limited flight hours, according to Plane and Pilot Magazine. These are some tips to keep in mind in order to know when it's time for engine work.
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Plane catches fire in mid-air after takeoff in Georgia
March 14, 2011, 04:15 pm
A private plane flying over Georgia caught fire in mid-air on March 4, according to the Times-Georgian.
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Private plane slides off runway at Houston airport
March 14, 2011, 04:14 pm
A private plane carrying a burn victim from Mexico slid off of the end of a runway at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas on March 4, according to the Houston Chronicle.
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NextGen to improve flight safety in the air and at the gate
March 13, 2011, 08:49 pm
NextGen technology will likely lead to a safer and more efficient takeoff, flight and landing experience for general aviation pilots, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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U.S. may introduce legal penalties for pointing lasers at aircraft
March 10, 2011, 11:54 pm
The Securing Aircraft Cockpits Against Lasers Act of 2011 has been included as an amendment to the FAA reauthorization bill and was passed in the House of Representatives on February 28, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Forest Service and Interior Department offer tips for ice landings
March 10, 2011, 11:49 pm
As the weather begins to warm up, frozen lakes and other bodies of water previously used for ice landings will begin to thaw and may no longer be able to support the weight of an aircraft. The U.S. Forest Service and Interior Department has provided some tips for pilots to help them determine whether or not an ice surface is safe for landing before attempting to touch down, which can be a potentially fatal error.
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Pilot and wreckage found following crash of Strikemaster
March 8, 2011, 07:45 pm
The body of a pilot who has been missing since his BAC 167 Strikemaster jet crashed near Kingston, New York, on February 26 has been recovered from the Hudson river along with the aircraft wreckage, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal.
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Air traffic control errors increase 81 percent since 2007
March 8, 2011, 07:40 pm
The number of errors made by air traffic control officials have increased from 1,040 in 2007 to 1,887 in 2010, according to Federal Aviation Administration.
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New airbag technology frees up jet space
March 4, 2011, 09:43 pm
A new aviation airbag design may make seats that were previously not allowed to count toward jet capacity available for passengers to occupy during flight, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Upcoming FAA meeting to discuss helicopter safety
March 2, 2011, 10:14 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Safety Team will conduct a meeting to discuss initiatives for improving helicopter safety, according to Rotor News.
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Fatigue has serious impact on pilot safety
March 1, 2011, 10:32 pm
Flying in the evening presents many hazards such as low visibility and cold temperatures. However, one of the potentially worst dangers of late-night flying is fatigue, according to a recent article in Flying magazine.
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LSA performs cold-temperature test
February 28, 2011, 08:08 pm
The REMOS light sport aircraft has recently undergone cold weather testing near the REMOS factory in Grand Forks, North Dakota, according to General Aviation News.
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County fair helicopter crash causes no serious injuries
February 28, 2011, 12:29 pm
The pilot of a small helicopter managed to get the vehicle back onto the ground without any significant injuries, in an incident that experts agree could have been a lot worse.
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Aviation group probes hazard presented by tethered balloons
February 24, 2011, 03:35 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is recommending the Federal Aviation Administration thoroughly evaluate the potential dangers of a defense contractor's proposal to construct a tethered balloon in Camp Verde, Arizona.
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Teenager arrested in connection with aircraft laser pointing incident
February 24, 2011, 03:07 pm
A 14-year old boy has been arrested and charged with pointing a green laser at an aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport, the Associated Press reported.
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Upcoming FAA meeting to discuss helicopter safety
February 22, 2011, 07:21 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's Safety Team will conduct a meeting to discuss initiatives for improving helicopter safety, according to Rotor News.
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Training program teaches pilots how to avoid pet hazards
February 22, 2011, 03:42 pm
Though general aviation pilots might enjoy the relaxed environment and options private planes can provide, certain actions, such as bringing along pets, may actually place them and their passengers in harm's way, according to AVweb.
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Deer pose threat to GA pilots in Wisconsin
February 22, 2011, 03:25 pm
As if pilots did not have enough hazards to worry about, many aviators landing at airports in rural Wisconsin now also have to look out for deer charging toward their aircraft, according to the Wausau Daily Herald.
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"Ice Runway" closed due to weather conditions
February 20, 2011, 03:30 pm
The nation's only ice runway at Alton Bay ice airport, located on New Hampshire's Lake Winipisakee, was officially closed for the winter season due to unsafe conditions, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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Beechcraft Duke owners should check flaps prior to flight
February 17, 2011, 05:32 pm
Pilots who fly the Be-60 Beechcraft Duke aircraft should be aware of the potential that wing flap malfunctions may contribute to an accident, according to Avstop.
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Flying magazine makes maintenance recommendations
February 17, 2011, 05:25 pm
Whether due to the weather or the suffering economy, many pilots are not flying as often as they used to, according to Flying Magazine.
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FAA releases airworthiness concern sheet for stabilator horn cracks
February 7, 2011, 05:22 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a concern sheet warning about the potential cracking of stabilator horns on Piper-PA-24 Commanche models, the organization announced.
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Hangar collapses at Norwood Airport
February 7, 2011, 05:21 pm
A Swift Aviation Services airport hangar collapsed at Norwood Airport in Massachusetts on Wednesday, leaving six airplanes and one helicopter damaged, according to AvWeb.
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FCC answers aviation groups' call to protect GPS
February 2, 2011, 05:20 pm
Less than two weeks following the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's letter asking the Federal Communications Commission to consider the impact the expansion of mobile satellite bandwidth could have on GPS, the FCC has halted the satellite approval until they can ensure GPS will remain uninterrupted, according to the AOPA.
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NTSB offers new safety courses
January 31, 2011, 05:27 pm
The National Transportation Safety Board has announced that they will be offering two different classes over the following two months, one of which will directly relate to flgiht safety, according to the organization.
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FAA announces stall-warning malfunction in icing conditions
January 26, 2011, 05:08 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a special airworthiness information bulletin advising pilots that stall-warning systems on pre-2000 aircraft may malfunction in icing conditions, according to the group.
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FAA releases bulletin addressing V-Speed 'misunderstanding'
January 26, 2011, 05:04 pm
Due to confusion resulting from a 10-year-old crash caused by misuse of V-speed controls, the Federal Aviation Administration has release a special airworthiness bulletin addressed to pilots of all planes to inform them of the proper meaning of design maneuvering velocity speed.
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AOPA and FAA express concern over FCC satellite proposal
January 25, 2011, 04:41 pm
Both the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Federal Aviation Association have spoken out against the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to expand the radio space available for mobile satellite signals, according to the AOPA.
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Pilots encountering more laser beams while flying
January 21, 2011, 05:17 pm
Though pilots already face a significant amount of danger while flying, temporary loss of visibility caused by lasers can be added to the list, according to a recent report by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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NTSB recommends shoulder restraints in addition to airbags for GA planes
January 20, 2011, 03:59 pm
Last week the news broke that the National Transportation Safety Board was recommending that general aviation pilots install airbags as a safety measure.
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AOPA speaks out against Colorado power line project
January 20, 2011, 03:55 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to advocate for a halt in a Colorado power line project that may cause an airspace obstruction, according to the group.
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FCC suspends ban on 121.5 MHz ELTs
January 19, 2011, 03:04 pm
The Federal Communications Commission has delayed the termination of 121.5 MhZ Emergency Locator Transmitters as well as the permanent move to ELTs that work on a 406 MHz frequency, according to the organization.
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Emergency locator transmitter failure causes NTSB concern
January 18, 2011, 05:05 pm
The discovery that the emergency locator transmitter snapped during a fatal general aviation accident that killed the pilot and four other passengers - including Senator Ted Stevens - last fall has the National Transportation Safety Board concerned that it could potentially do the same in future accidents.
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2010 'disappointing' for airline safety
January 13, 2011, 03:17 pm
The number of fatal jet and turboprop plane accidents in 2010 increased by 22 percent, according to aviation statistics provider Ascend Worldwide.
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FAA encourages corrosion inspections on Piper aircraft
January 12, 2011, 09:56 am
In a recent article, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association discussed the five recent FAA Special Airworthiness Information Bulletins concerning areas that frequently develop corrosion on specific models of the Piper aircraft.
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Study recommends airbags for private planes
January 12, 2011, 09:32 am
The National Transportation Safety Board is slated to release a study recommending that private planes install airbags on board, according to the Wall Street Journal
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Article discusses pilot age cutoffs
January 10, 2011, 04:18 pm
Pilot Magazine recently interviewed two master Certified Flight Instructors and asked their opinions on what the lower and upper age limits should be for flying a plane.
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No control tower? No problem, experts say
January 3, 2011, 04:12 pm
Pilots are likely to see a lot of things during their flights and at Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, but a control tower isn't one of them.
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Proper maintenance crucial to flight safety
December 28, 2010, 03:58 pm
Before taking off, pilots have a list of safety checks that should be completed in advance.
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Snow, holidays make for strained flying conditions
December 28, 2010, 03:56 pm
Most of the East Coast has been pummeled with snow and ice, making for unsafe flying conditions.
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Safety lapses can occur before take off
December 23, 2010, 02:52 pm
Flying safety concerns shouldn't be on a person's mind only when at a large airport. The Worcester Telegram and Gazette notes many "close call" incidents take place at smaller facilities as well.
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Association voices support for safety recommendations
December 22, 2010, 04:20 pm
Making flying safer for pilots and passengers has been a topic of discussion among industry professionals. The Future of Aviation Advisory Committee recently presented the Department of Transportation with a list of key ways to make the skies less hazardous.
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Passengers call for better screening methods
December 22, 2010, 03:50 pm
Thanksgiving and Christmas mark two of the busiest travel times of the year and with the increased number of passengers comes heightened security.
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Knowledge and skills credited to pilot's safety
December 21, 2010, 03:45 pm
Proper training is essential for a safe flight. Pilot Steven Walter of Butte, Montana, is a true testament to that, reports news station KPTM.
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Keep tires in working order for flight safety
December 16, 2010, 03:33 pm
Proper aircraft maintenance is important for flight safety. A plane can malfunction if equipment isn't kept in working order.
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Oklahoma sees recent spike in airplane accidents
December 14, 2010, 04:26 pm
While airplane accidents are not common, a series of crashes in Oklahoma has some wondering what can be done to make the practice safer.
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Lasers put pilots, passengers at risk
December 13, 2010, 03:28 pm
It may seem like a simple joke to some, but an increase in lasers being aimed into airplane cockpits is causing concern.
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Child safety efforts on planes highlighted
December 13, 2010, 03:25 pm
Safety should be on the minds of pilots, flight attendants and passengers every time they step onto an airplane. Flying is fairly safe overall, but dangers still exist, which is one of the reasons the National Transportation Safety Board wants to help keep airlines' youngest passengers free from harm.
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Poor record-keeping puts flight school on FAA's radar
December 10, 2010, 09:02 am
A flight school is under fire for its poor record-keeping and training practices, reports AVStop.com. The Federal Aviation Administration wants to give the Flying Vikings school in Hayward, California, a $221,650 penalty.
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Airplane tires need to be monitored for safety
December 9, 2010, 09:15 am
Most people wouldn't imagine going years without inspecting their car tires to ensure they are in proper condition. It's important for airplane owners to show the same diligence when it comes to their aircraft wheels as well.
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Pilot survives crash in Utah
December 8, 2010, 09:00 am
A single-engine Cessna 210 plane crash in Roy, Utah resulted in a 46-year-old pilot being taken to a hospital earlier this week.
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Mexico reclaims standing with FAA
December 3, 2010, 10:49 am
Mexico just received good news - the country's civil aviation authority has earned a Category 1 safety rating after falling a rating position earlier this year.
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Programs educate public on aviation career options
November 24, 2010, 09:34 am
The number of people participating in aviation for recreational purposes as well as those considering making a career out of flying have steadily decreased over the years. There have been several outreach efforts made by various organizations and flight schools to change that.
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Funds help build new fire station, increase airport safety
November 23, 2010, 05:10 pm
Safety measures at the airport don't just involve aircraft. It's important for surrounding facilities to be up to par as well.
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Security measures face scrutiny
November 23, 2010, 04:58 pm
With a busy holiday travel season getting underway, there has been increased scrutiny on security measures at airports. Travelers aren't the only ones subjected to pat-downs and screening machines. Until recently, pilots and flight attendants have to pass security through security as well.
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Airports present health hazards for pilots
November 19, 2010, 04:21 pm
When it comes to safety for pilots, most think about the potential dangers that threaten an aircraft while it's in the air. However, some major health hazards exist without setting foot in an airplane.
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Agencies join forces for safety
November 18, 2010, 04:49 pm
While life insurance for pilots is a helpful to have, it's not the only form of protection aviators need when they take to the sky. Pilots are also reliant on air traffic controllers to help guide them safely to their destination.
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Research looks into jet fuel pumps
November 17, 2010, 05:21 pm
Cavitation can ruin an aircraft's jet fuel pump. A research team led by professors from Notre Dame looked at the phenomenon and how it effects the lifespan of materials.
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Travelers urged to voice opinions on airport security
November 17, 2010, 03:44 pm
The Transportation Security Administration has been taking a lot of heat from passengers lately in regards to its screening methods. Many travelers have said they don't like the idea of security officials being able to see such a detailed image of their body. Pilots, too, have begun voicing their opposition to the security measure as well.
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Funding helps Chicago airport build new tower
November 15, 2010, 04:38 pm
A new South Air Traffic Control Tower will be under construction at the O'Hare Airport in Chicago thanks to funds from the Federal Aviation Administration. The new structure will do more than enhance safety for pilots and their passengers.
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New rule establishes guidelines for inspecting aircraft
November 12, 2010, 04:27 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has created a new rule for assessing the condition of aircraft. As planes age, they may require more maintenance and repairs. Failure to have an aircraft in good condition could cause a potentially hazardous situation.
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Pilots take stance against security scanners
November 11, 2010, 04:36 pm
The use of full body scanners at airports has caused a lot of controversy among passengers and security officials. Now, pilots are voicing their opposition to the measure as well.
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Experienced pilot's crash highlights need for safety standards
November 10, 2010, 04:09 pm
A pilot with many flights under his belt fell victim to a fatal crash while trying to land at Fitchburg Municipal Airport in Massachusetts earlier this month. Now, some are pointing to safety standards that need to be implemented in order to prevent more accidents from taking place.
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Pilots should check tires for safety
November 9, 2010, 09:17 am
Most motorists have heard numerous times about the importance of checking their tires' air pressure and traction to ensure their safety. It's important for pilots, too, to ensure their vehicle is properly maintained. While propellers need to be in working order, good tires are needed to safely take-off and land.
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Increased safety measures proposed
November 5, 2010, 12:28 pm
All modes of transportation are continually striding towards making travel safer. The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing that commercial airlines to install safety management systems.
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Destructive materials found on plane highlight importance of security
November 5, 2010, 12:24 pm
Flight safety and security have long been a concern for pilots and passengers alike. However, the importance of screening people received increased scrutiny after September 11. Years after the attack, concerns about terrorism persist.
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Airplane accident occurs before take off
November 1, 2010, 07:39 am
Whether traveling by car or aircraft, certain dangers are always present. Given the high speeds common to such modes of transportation, it's a good idea for those who are frequently traveling to invest in life insurance. Such coverage can provide financial security.
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Airbags making their way onto airplanes
October 21, 2010, 06:57 am
Enhanced safety features are coming to some business and commercial jet aircraft. Some planes will now be equipped with a seatbelt airbag to help protect occupants from head injury.
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Airlines and schools begin voicing opposition for increased pilot training
October 19, 2010, 06:38 am
New York Senator Charles Schumer wrote a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration opposing lobbying efforts to reduce recently modified training hours for new pilots.
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Association says more training needed for pilot safety
October 18, 2010, 01:32 pm
Earlier this year, new rules aimed to enhance passenger and pilot safety by increasing the amount of time pilots receive for training. Congress was set to increase the number of training hours for pilots to 1,500 hours, but, the airline industry is pushing to have that number reduced.
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Airlines keep safety in mind and avoid flying in poor weather conditions
October 13, 2010, 04:06 pm
Weather conditions can play a large role in whether a pilot safely reaches his or her destination. Severe weather events, such as hurricanes, can pose a substantial danger to aircraft operators and their passengers.
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Runway incursions decline 50 percent
October 8, 2010, 04:24 pm
Airport runways are consistently getting safer each year. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt announced there were only six runway incursions during the 2010 fiscal year.
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Helicopter operators may face tougher rules
October 7, 2010, 03:26 pm
Helicopter operators could find themselves following stricter rules, thanks to a proposal by the Federal Aviation Administration. The proposal comes after 24 helicopter deaths in 2008, the highest yearly total to date. Data from the Helicopter Safety Advisory Conference says that some of the leading causes of accidents over the years are the result of flight terrain and engine-related incidences.
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Safety management systems proposed for some airports
October 7, 2010, 03:09 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration is laying down the framework to continue making flying safer. To do this, the FAA is proposing that airports with Part 139 certification devise a safety management system.
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Pilot organization continues to voice concerns over sleep laws
September 30, 2010, 05:29 pm
Congress recently proposed new legislation governing the hours pilots get to rest between flights. While some have viewed the actions as a step in the right direction, others have been voicing their opposition.
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DOT emphasizes commitment to safety
September 27, 2010, 02:54 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation oversees all forms of travel and associated safety regulations. The department's secretary, Ray LaHood, says it is committed to safety and its recent work shows that.
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Planes nearly collide by Minneapolis airport
September 24, 2010, 02:52 pm
It's important for pilots to always keep safety in mind while they are in the air, similar to how a car driver always needs to keep their eyes on the road. Eliminating undue distractions can help pilots and their passengers stay safe as well.
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Airport gets new runway courtesy of government funding
September 24, 2010, 02:46 pm
The runway is a bit safer for pilots and their passengers at Georgetown-Scott County Regional Airport in Kentucky. The airport recently received maintenance upgrades thanks to government funding.
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New safety program launched by pilots and air traffic controllers
September 23, 2010, 01:21 pm
A new safety initiative is being rolled out by the Federal Aviation Administration. The data-sharing program will allow pilots and air traffic controllers to self-report safety information.
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NTSB chairman says collision could have been avoided
September 21, 2010, 03:09 pm
When an airplane and helicopter collided over the Hudson River last year, many people were left wondering how it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board recently announced that a concept known as "see and avoid" and a distracted air traffic controller led to the accident.
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Pilot association speaks out about FAA sleep rules
September 17, 2010, 02:09 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration made a proposal earlier this month that would have give pilots nine hours of rest between work days. The thought behind the proposal was that the additional hour of would provide more time for sleep that would ultimately make flights safer.
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More airports scheduled to receive advanced imaging technology machines
September 13, 2010, 06:21 am
A pilot can follow every possible safety procedure and still meet danger in the sky. Problematic situations can occur in-flight if proper safety precautions are not made at the airport.
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Pilots to get more sleep
September 10, 2010, 08:56 pm
Pilots could be getting a little more shut-eye before they take a plane down the runway thanks to a proposed rule by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Private aviation company enhances safety program
September 7, 2010, 09:48 pm
Flying can pose certain safety risks to all those involved. From pilots and other aviation crew members to flight passengers, anyone who flies in an airplane is putting themselves in a potentially hazardous condition.
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Hurricane Earl may present safety hazard for pilots and passengers
September 2, 2010, 10:18 pm
Safety should be on every pilot's mind whenever he or she decides to fly an airplane. Weather conditions can play a huge role in how smoothly one's flight goes. That is why many airlines are making special accommodations for East Coast travelers who may be affected by Hurricane Earl.
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Plans underway to construct new air traffic control tower
August 30, 2010, 03:14 am
For pilot safety and passengers alike, it's important for airports to keep their equipment up-to-date. Recently, New York's LaGuardia Airport announced it will be updating their air traffic control tower.
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Pilots should check weather conditions for safe flights
August 24, 2010, 11:52 pm
Flying in a variety of weather conditions is a skill that some pilots take more easily to than others. Learning to fly in poor weather, in particular, is something that some pilots hone only after gaining experience.
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Pennsylvania airports to get safety updates
August 20, 2010, 07:04 pm
Safety improvements are on their way for 15 Pennsylvania airports. Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell says that $1.9 million in funds will be used for the upgrades.
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Charter airline wins safety award
August 19, 2010, 11:03 pm
Aviation safety is something that should be taken seriously. In light of the recent accidents involving several prominent public figures, many eyes are turning to the aviation industry and wondering what can be done to make flying safer. The Air Charter Safety Foundation recognizes the importance of safety and strives to continue to improve policies and programs.
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FAA gives Boeing the go ahead for 787 training
August 17, 2010, 09:59 pm
Boeing recently got the thumbs-up from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin administering flight training for its 787 Dreamliner airplane.
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Beware of water contamination
August 17, 2010, 06:08 pm
Pilots of the Cessna Model 100, 200, or 300 will likely want to pay extra attention when they go through their checklist of safety procedures before takeoff. The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a safety warning advising pilots to check their fuel tanks for water contamination.
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Flying continues to become safer
August 13, 2010, 10:28 pm
Alaska has been in the headlines a lot recently due to the recent airplane accidents, including one involving former Senator Ted Stevens. The state's weather conditions make flying through it a challenge, especially for those who aren't used the environment.
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All steps crucial to safe flying
August 9, 2010, 09:39 pm
Pilots can help protect themselves from injury by paying attention to their surroundings and by practicing. Even the most experienced pilots can get caught in an easy flight and forget to follow through on all necessary procedures.
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Safety alert issued by FAA
August 5, 2010, 11:12 pm
Aircraft owners should pay attention to a safety warning being issued by the Federal Aviation Administration. Pilots who had work done on their aircraft between April 1998 and July 2009 by U.S. Aircraft Instruments may want to have their plane looked at again.
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Safer runway debuts in Kentucky
August 4, 2010, 10:59 pm
Flying into Kentucky's Blue Grass Airport just got a bit safer for pilots and their passengers. The airport just revealed a new 4,000 foot runway for private and corporate aircraft.
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Pilots taking well to English language rule
July 30, 2010, 10:20 pm
It's been almost 10 years since the International Civil Aviation Organization made English proficiency a requirement, and progress has been made, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
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New headset claims superior noise reduction
July 29, 2010, 09:11 pm
Pilots who have been struggling to find a headset that blocks sufficiently blocks out noise in the cockpit might not have to look anymore.
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Pilots reminded to be cautious at airshow
July 27, 2010, 12:08 am
Thousands of aircraft and aviation enthusiasts are gathering this week in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. For many, the experience at the Experimental Aircraft Association-sponsored event is memorable because of all the fun visitors have.
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FAA highlights safety at Oshkosh
July 26, 2010, 09:18 pm
Safety is a major concern for the Federal Aviation Administration and they are using this week's festivities at Oshkosh, Wisconsin as a platform for the cause.
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DHS and TSA promote safety campaign
July 26, 2010, 12:29 am
"If you see something, say something," is the message the Department of Homeland Security is trying to get out. At this week's Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole met with industry leaders to discuss safety from terrorism.
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New GPS tool enhances safety for pilots
July 21, 2010, 10:53 pm
Pilots who are thinking of looking into the latest in GPS technology can turn to Garmin next time they are in flight.
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Radar system finally coming to Utah airport
July 21, 2010, 03:42 pm
Perseverance is key to accomplishing many things in life. Former Provo, Utah mayor Lewis Billings can certainly attest to that.
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Advanced imaging technology scanners to be added at 28 airports
July 20, 2010, 02:09 am
Increased security is coming to 28 airports in the country. The Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced that funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to install advanced imaging technology.
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New restrictions for flying over capital
July 2, 2010, 08:42 pm
Pilots who fly around the nation's capital should take note of new restrictions announced by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Government takes steps to make flying safer
July 1, 2010, 10:24 pm
The Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to make flying safer. A program called "Secure Flight" is designed to help protect pilots and passengers while in the air.
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House subcommittee calls for rules about pilot fatigue
June 11, 2010, 05:17 pm
Members of a House subcommittee recently sent a letter to the Department of Transportation expressing their displeasure with the fact that new rules have not been proposed regarding pilot fatigue.
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Palm Springs tower project breaks ground
June 10, 2010, 05:00 pm
Ground was broken recently for a new air traffic control tower at California's Palm Springs International Airport.
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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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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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GAMA, AIA welcome FAA decision on NextGen rules
June 2, 2010, 04:07 pm
A number of organizations have come out to congratulate the Federal Aviation Administration's advancement of final rules associated with its Next Generation Air Transportation System.
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Illinois airports recognized by transportation department
June 1, 2010, 07:59 pm
The Illinois Department of Transportation recently recognized a number of airports with awards because of the high level of service they have provided.
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NTSB encourages use of restraint system when traveling with children
May 29, 2010, 12:43 am
The National Transportation Safety Board issued an alert reminding parents they should make sure to have a device that will keep their children safe during a flight.
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Icelandic volcano led to drop in global passenger demand
May 28, 2010, 05:30 pm
The International Air Transport Association reported recently that global air traffic dropped 2.4 percent in April.
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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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NTSB develops accident investigation course
May 27, 2010, 03:57 pm
A new course has been developed by the National Transportation Safety Board that will give accident investigators insights into accidents involving rotorcraft.
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AOPA plans to merge foundations
May 26, 2010, 07:30 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association announced recently that two of its foundations will merge into one organization that will still have a focus on encouraging flight safety.
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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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Has automation led to pilot complacency?
May 20, 2010, 06:30 pm
A recent report from the New York Times notes that members of the air industry are examining if whether furthering automation in flying has led to pilot complacency, thereby increasing error.
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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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Biologist specializing in wildlife strikes joins firm
May 14, 2010, 04:24 pm
A biologist who specializes in the effects of wildlife damage on planes recently joined Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc., which is a consulting firm.
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DoT: On-time arrivals improve in March
May 13, 2010, 09:00 pm
Travelers witnessed better airline performance in March, according to a recent release from the Department of Transportation.
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Man pleads guilty to interfering with military flight
May 7, 2010, 04:59 pm
A man has pled guilty to a charge involving his interference with a military helicopter.
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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 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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FAA accepting panel recommendations on FTI failure
April 29, 2010, 07:08 pm
The recommendations of a panel that reviewed a telecommunications failure last November have been accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
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New DoT rule limits tarmac delay time
April 29, 2010, 06:59 pm
Consumers who take to the air with domestic carriers may see some better treatment as the result of a new rule from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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Homeland Security releases new international security measures
April 7, 2010, 07:50 pm
The Department of Homeland Security announced recently new security measures for international flights coming in to the U.S.
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Flight 3407 crash occurred because of limited experience, first officer says
March 9, 2010, 07:50 pm
Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 - an incident that can be attributed not to error but to inexperience, US Airways Flight 1549 first officer Jeff Skiles said this week.
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