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CFI Tools releases universal app
February 28, 2013, 10:35 am
As more pilots are looking to streamline their cockpit, mobile applications have become more popular, particularly for weather and air traffic features.
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New aviation products hit the market
February 26, 2013, 04:30 pm
Sporty's recently announced that it has released IFR glasses to be used in place of bulky training hoods, which offers more streamlined IFR training.
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Piper Aircraft saw a strong 75th year in business
February 12, 2013, 11:09 am
After celebrating its 75th anniversary just months ago, Piper Aircraft recently reported that both revenue and deliveries were up last year.
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New app helps train pilots
February 11, 2013, 11:45 am
Applications have taken the aviation industry by storm, offering services from how to successfully navigate an upcoming aviation event to avoiding inclement weather while in the air.
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Latest pilot tools and technologies
February 6, 2013, 01:16 pm
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FedEx donates Boeing 727 to SUN 'n FUN
February 5, 2013, 02:24 pm
FedEx Express recently announced that it has donated a Boeing 727 to SUN 'n FUN to help them train future and current pilots in the classroom.
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Just Aircraft Highlander SuperStol deliveries are underway
January 31, 2013, 10:12 am
The general aviation aircraft business is booming and more planes are being regularly added to the market. Just Aircraft is the latest, as it recently announced that it has successfully flight tested its new Highlander SurperStol.
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EZ-VIKING crimps with the best of them
January 30, 2013, 12:07 pm
Platinum Tools recently debuted the EZ-VIKING crimp tool, giving the general aviation community a high quality product that could be used for any crimping job.
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EPIC app helps locate FBO fuel prices
January 29, 2013, 11:31 am
Pilot cockpits are becoming more technologically advanced each day, as more and more companies are catering to mobile devices that help increase efficiency and safety in the general aviation community.
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U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring a success
January 28, 2013, 12:08 pm
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida did not draw the usual crowds this year, as many airplanes did not make it on account of the weather.
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Excalibur 421 released by Aviation Alliance
January 25, 2013, 04:30 pm
The Aviation Alliance recently debuted the Exalibur 421 with a remanufactured Cessna 421 airframe and Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135A turboprop engines.
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Smyrna delivers first GE H80 powered plane
January 24, 2013, 04:48 pm
Smyrna Air Center recently announced that it has delivered the first ever King Air C90 powered by General Electric's new H80 800 SHP engines.
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Flight Design names Florida dealers
January 24, 2013, 10:55 am
Flight Design recently announced that it has added two new dealers from Florida to sell its line of light sport aircraft, increasing the companies presence in the southern United States.
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Cirrus adds SR-Series aircraft
January 23, 2013, 12:43 pm
Cirrus Aircraft recently unveiled its SR-Series aircraft to join its 2013 lineup of planes. The latest plane features a greater load carrying capability for the SR22 and SR22T.
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Summit will deal the GA8 Airvan
January 22, 2013, 10:39 am
GippsAERO recently announced that they have made Summit Aviation an authorized dealer for the GA8 Airvan in the United States.
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SkyQues​tbrings in Kodiak
January 18, 2013, 04:05 pm
General aviation airplanes are a testament to the industry's growth, which has been one business that handled the recession like a clear day landing.
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Kitfox Aircraft'is a beast' with turbocharged engine
January 16, 2013, 11:46 am
Kitfox Aircraft recently announced that its turbocharged Rotax 914 engine will now be available as an option for both is light sport aircraft and experimental/amateur-built kits.
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Cessna begins M2 production
January 15, 2013, 05:08 pm
Cessna recently told General Aviation News that it has began production in its Citation M2 at a facility in Independence, Kansas.
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Jeppesen links mobile devices with cockpit
January 10, 2013, 01:41 pm
Jeppesen recently announced that it is offering route planning capabilities that can be transferred between mobile devices and installed avionics to help streamline pilot efficiency and safety while in the air.
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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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Cubrafters reports record year in deliveries
January 4, 2013, 02:11 pm
CubCrafters, a light aircraft designer and manufacturer, recently reported that it delivered 58 new airplanes throughout 2012, accounting for a 23 percent increase on a year-over-year comparison and an all-time record amount of units sold.
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Aviation shipments up slightly as fiscal cliff is set to kick in
December 28, 2012, 11:37 am
A recent report by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association showed that global shipments of general aircraft increased during the first nine months of 2012, even with economic uncertainty.
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US ethanol production falls for the first time in 16 years
December 26, 2012, 11:29 am
American consumers prefer choices when shopping, and that holds true when it comes to fuel.
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Satcom Direct shows mobile influence in aviation with FlightDeck 360
December 19, 2012, 02:16 pm
General aviation tools have begun to shift toward mobile devices as technology continues to increase capabilities.
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Petersen Aviation creates website for mogas conversion
December 10, 2012, 05:32 pm
Petersen Aviation recently announced that it has launched a newly improved website to help the aviation community more easily convert their aircraft to mogas.
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Jeppesen offers full suite of e-books
December 10, 2012, 02:24 pm
In July, Jeppesen announced that the following eBooks were available through the Apple iBookstore: the Private Pilot Guided Flight Discovery manual, the A&P Technician General Airframe and Powerplant textbooks and reference books.
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Where2 Interactive releases SocialFlight 2.0
December 5, 2012, 05:43 pm
Where2 Interactive recently launched its SocialFlight 2.0 application, which offers pilots an interactive map of thousands of aviation events.
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AEA opens registration for convention
December 3, 2012, 05:11 pm
The 56th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show will convene in Las Vegas on March 25 to 28 at the MGM Grand Hotel & Convention Center.
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EAA holiday auction in full swing
November 29, 2012, 06:12 pm
The Experimental Aviation Association's annual Spirit of the Holidays auction is currently underway, encouraging aviation fans to head to their website and bid on various items.
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AeroLEDs announces upgrade for AeroSun
November 28, 2012, 05:10 pm
AeroLEDs announces upgrade for AeroSun
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PilotMall extends discount for servicemembers
November 26, 2012, 01:56 pm
PilotMall.com, an internet pilot supply retailer, recently announced that it is extending its 10 percent military and veteran discount to former and active service members of the Civil Air Patrol and to volunteer public service flying organizations like individuals in the Air Care Alliance.
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AOPA releases FlyQ Electronic Flight Bag
November 19, 2012, 05:18 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association recently released the latest addition to its popular FlyQ application for electronic devices.
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US to become leading fuel producer
November 19, 2012, 01:34 pm
The International Energy Agency expects that the United States will overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's leading oil producer, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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First biofuel flight a success
November 15, 2012, 02:16 pm
Officials from the National Research Council in Canada recently announced that they flew a Falcon 20 jet that was powered by 100 percent unblended fuel.
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Post-Sandy EPA gas waiver could lead to problems
November 14, 2012, 02:32 pm
Ethanol is the most common oxygenate in gasoline, but Hurricane Sandy disrupted the supply of the gas and will therefore affect oil companies' ability to provide gasoline that is ready for sale.
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Airplane shipments up from last year
November 13, 2012, 01:32 pm
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association recently released numbers for the general aviation industry's first nine months of shipping and billing in 2012.
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Blackhawk announces completion of 400th upgrade
November 9, 2012, 02:57 pm
Blackhawk Modifications, a company that develops and installs performance improvement systems for single- and twin-engine turboprop aircraft, recently announced that it completed its 400th performance upgrade installation.
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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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Rectrix takes off at Worcester Regional Airport
November 7, 2012, 05:04 pm
takes off at Worcester Regional Airport
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Honeywell releases 10-year business jet sales forecast
November 2, 2012, 03:49 pm
To kick off the annual National Business Aviation Association's convention, Honeywell released its 26th annual market update, showing the company's business aviation outlook for the coming years.
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BP drops plans for cellulosic ethanol
October 31, 2012, 03:46 pm
BP recently announced that it is dropping plans to build a commercial-scale cellulosic-ethanol plant in Florida.
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Henry Waxman letter urges FAA to expand fuel options
October 26, 2012, 03:13 pm
California Democrat Representative Henry Waxman recently sent a letter to Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, urging the FAA to expand on unleaded fuels in order to reduce toxic emissions, especially in airports that are located near residential areas.
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GE Aviation posts gains
October 19, 2012, 03:38 pm
General Electric recently reported profit increases of 7 percent, accounting for $3.5 billion in the third quarter.
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Cobalt selects aviation suite for Co50
October 9, 2012, 12:38 pm
Cobalt Aircraft Industries recently announced that it selected the Esterline CMC Electronics' SmartDeck avionics suite for the new Co50 five-place, single-engine aircraft.
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Paradigm Shift Solutions releases new flight simulator
October 8, 2012, 12:55 pm
Paradigm Shift Solutions manufactures Flight Simulation Training Devices and Air Traffic Control simulators for colleges, universities and flight schools and features simulators ranging from basic single-engine piston simulators to 50-seat Regional Jet Simulators.
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Version 2.0 of QInetiQ trainer app released
October 2, 2012, 02:39 pm
The general aviation community has been showered with tools and innovations that will benefit any pilot.
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Tools for general aviators
September 27, 2012, 01:49 pm
The general aviation community is sure to benefit from numerous advancements recently announced.
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Piper delivers 500 Meridians
September 25, 2012, 12:36 pm
Piper Aircraft recently announced it has delivered the 500th pressurized single-engine turboprop M-Class Meridian to its SouthEast Piper location so the plane's new owner in Florida can pick it up.
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FAA creates team for avgas research
September 18, 2012, 12:29 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced the formation of a new Fuels Program Office, in response to a letter from members of the General Aviation Avgas Coalition urging more funding for an unleaded avgas program.
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New app for pilots
September 17, 2012, 03:09 pm
ATP has recently announced the new HubConnect Document Management App and Mobile Service for the iPad.
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Cessna releases new app at Apple Store
September 17, 2012, 02:59 pm
Cessna recently announced that their Citation Performance Calculator is now available at the Apple App Store.
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Training planes receive quieter mufflers
September 11, 2012, 02:29 pm
In response to complaints by local residents concerning noise from their training aircraft, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has installed new noise reduction exhaust systems, after five years of research and a $250,000 investment.
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Cockpit Apps releases iLog
September 5, 2012, 03:45 pm
The market for aviation applications continues to grow more with new technology infiltrating pilot's cockpits from the touch of their smartphone or tablets.
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Higher prices for fuel decrease flying
August 31, 2012, 02:17 pm
A recent study released by MIT graduate student Kamala Shetty shows that higher fuel prices lead to less flying.
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FlyQ app now available on Android devices
August 31, 2012, 02:13 pm
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associaton's FlyQ is a suite of digital flight planning products for the benefit of the general aviation community.
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Trade-A-Plane announces 75 years of business
August 27, 2012, 02:05 pm
The aviation marketplace publication Trade-A-Plane recently announced its 75th anniversary as the leader in buying and selling resources for the general aviation community.
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Honeywell helps pilots avoid storms
August 20, 2012, 02:09 pm
Honeywell recently debuted new updates to its IntuVue 3-D Weather Radar that help pilots foresee upcoming storms and turbulence.
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Garmin Pilot app adds new features
August 16, 2012, 12:56 pm
Garmin recently announced new features for the Garmin Pilot application, including support for the GDL 39 portable ADS-B.
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CSP to offer flight training for pilots in wheelchairs
August 9, 2012, 12:25 pm
Chesapeake Sport Pilot in Stevensville, Maryland, recently announced it is offering flight training to pilots who require the use of hand controls rather than traditional foot controls used to fly aircraft.
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Quest releases new Kodiak interior
July 31, 2012, 05:50 pm
Quest Aircraft recently debuted new interiors, Tundra and Timberline, for its Kodiak aircraft at the Experimental Aviation Association's AirVenture event. The new interiors will be available on the 2013 model planes.
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Jeppesen offers e-books
July 31, 2012, 04:46 pm
Jeppesen recently announced it will be offering digital textbooks to encourage training solutions for students and current pilots.
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Hartzell announces new alternator
July 30, 2012, 06:32 pm
Hartzell Engine Technologies recently announced its ALV-9610 100-amp aircraft alternator has been approved by the the Federal Aviation Administration.
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GoPro to sponsor EAA AirVenture 2012
July 23, 2012, 03:16 pm
The camera company GoPro recently announced it is sponsoring the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2012 event.
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Garmin offers upgrades for GTN series
July 20, 2012, 01:04 pm
Garmin recently rolled out new capabilities for its GTN series touchscreen avionics.
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iPad application free at AirVenture
July 19, 2012, 01:52 pm
MyGoFlight, a company focused on iPad innovations throughout the aviation community, is making its MyGoFlight iPad Checklist available at the AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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Garmin releases new weather technology for pilots
July 17, 2012, 11:07 am
Garmin recently released the GWX 70, a new solid-state weather radar that offers advanced Doppler-enabled features in an affordable price to the general aviation community.
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Autogas has a future in aviaiton
July 13, 2012, 02:11 pm
The Aviation Fuel Club recently released results of a study showing that between 80and 83 percent of current piston engine aircraft could use autogas for fuel.
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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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NetJets completes largest private aviation order in history
June 14, 2012, 03:47 pm
NetJets, a leader in private aviation owned by Berkshire Hathaway, announced recently it will add 425 new aircraft from Cessna and Bombardier to its fleet.
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Piper announces sale of training aircraft
October 12, 2011, 04:17 pm
Piper Aircraft reached an agreement with Airline Transport Professionals for the sale of 30 Piper Seminoles to bolster ATP's training fleet.
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Avgas problems reach a critical juncture
September 9, 2011, 04:49 pm
Recent fears over the shortage of 100LL fuel prompted President of the National Air Transportation Association Jim Coyne to reiterate that now was not the time to panic.
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Hawker Beechcraft and labor union strike tentative deal
August 2, 2011, 02:00 pm
In Wichita, Kansas, airplane manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft made a tentative deal with the International Association of Machinists labor union.
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New pilot headset set to compete against other high-end models
July 26, 2011, 12:04 pm
Audio device producer Sennheiser has unveiled a new noise-canceling headset for pilots.
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Tool helps pilots determine true cost of plane
May 13, 2011, 11:06 am
For those who have just stepped into the foray of aircraft ownership, some may be unaware of the "hidden" expenses a plane can carry. Though these expenses may be common knowledge to seasoned pilots, it is important for new plane owners to think about the extra expenses associated with their plane in order to determine if they can truly afford it, according to General Aviation News.
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NBAA speaks out against Washington aircraft tax proposal
May 10, 2011, 01:01 pm
When the National Business Aviation Administration successfully spoke out against a Washington state proposed bill that would have added an excise tax to aircraft in the state, they may have thought the bill had been defeated for good. However, the excise tax suggestion has risen again, this time in a new bill, the NBAA says.
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Pilots may save money by buying a used plane in 2011
February 25, 2011, 03:50 pm
Now may be the best time to buy for pilots who have been saving up to purchase a used plane, according to a recent article in Flying Magazine.
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Federal court decision shuts down FAA 'trade-secret' claim
February 3, 2011, 04:47 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration's claim that aviators rebuilding antique planes should not have access to the original plans has been denied by a federal district court judge, according to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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GPS makes flying a breeze
January 5, 2011, 09:23 am
Pilots have a technological treat from Garmin to salivate over. The GPS company recently unveiled the G5000.
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FAA proposes new look for pilot certificates
November 18, 2010, 04:47 pm
A pilot's certificate may soon look very similar to most people's driver's licenses. The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing a makeover to the document's current look.
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South Dakota airport to widen fuel choices
October 22, 2010, 01:09 pm
From location to amenities, there are a variety of reasons why a pilot may choose to utilize a certain airport and facilities. The Sioux Falls Regional Airport hopes to bring in more business by adding another fueling option, reports the South Dakota Argus Leader.
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Proper airplane maintenance is needed for safety
October 19, 2010, 05:13 pm
Safety should be at the top of every pilot's checklist before getting into the cockpit. General aviation pilots can't be safe if they can't properly see out their windows.
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Less expensive fuel helps keep costs down
August 30, 2010, 03:10 am
With the economy still slowly recovering, many people find that they simply cannot afford to fly anymore. In other cases, some companies feel that airplane tickets are too expensive and are opting not to send staff to other offices to complete business.
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Aviation meets online bidding
August 10, 2010, 09:06 pm
Buying an airplane can now be simple as a bid and mouse click. Aviation-Auctions will be launching an on line bidding website for owners and providers to sell and buy aircraft.
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GPS app available for iPad
July 20, 2010, 05:40 pm
The day many general aviation pilots have been waiting for is finally here. Pilots don't have to rely in small screens on their cell phones or blackberries anymore. WingX is now available on the Apple iPad.
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Dates for Sport Aviation Expo announced, pilot insurers expected to attend
June 11, 2010, 06:50 pm
The dates for next year's U.S. Sport Aviation Expo have been set, according to a recent release from the organization.
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Company partners with pilot supply store to provide power generation equipment
June 7, 2010, 04:32 pm
Pilots who are looking for power sources may take note of a recent development at a pilot supply store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Florida pilot supply store holds customer appreciation day
May 27, 2010, 07:00 pm
A store owned by Banyan Air Service that offers pilot supplies recently held a customer appreciation day, which played host to more than 360 people at Fort Lauderdale's Executive Airport.
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Companies announce development of antenna for general aviation use
May 24, 2010, 04:23 pm
Two companies recently announced a partnership to develop an antenna that will help members of the general aviation industry.
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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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