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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Airborne 10.24.14: AML's Innovations, NASA Preps For Mars, LightHawk Saves

Also: AW609 Pilots Honored, Airbus' VIP Cabin, FreeFlight's FTX-200, Quicksilver S-LSA Milestone

During our visit this week to NBAA 2014, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Mark Lange of Aviation Modification Leaders, also known as AML, and learn about a new technology that is almost beyond belief. They discussed a system that is designed to increase the situational awareness in the cockpit by identifying fatigue, the effects of hypoxia, and the side effect of sleep apnea. There are additional benefits of the system but these are the top 3 that have been identified as the short fuse to an accident. NASA has captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September. It’s hoped data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. The non-profit conservation group known as, LightHawk, will beg

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

GE Honda Develops A New Citation Jet Engine Retrofit Program

Sapphire Program Can Be Applied To All Citation Models

GE Honda has announced a joint project with Sierra Industries, of Uvalde, TX, to develop an engine retrofit program for the legacy Citation Jet platform using the recently certified HF120 engine.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Board Elections Take Place At NBAA Annual Meeting

Seven Re-Elected To Three Year Terms To Expire In 2017

The voting Members of the NBAA re-elected seven directors for three-year terms expiring in 2017 during its 67th Annual Meeting held this week during NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014).

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Boeing Celebrates Groundbreaking For 777X Composite Wing Center

Investment Of More Than $1 Billion Will Sustain Thousands Of Jobs In The Puget Sound Region

Boeing this week celebrated the groundbreaking of its new 777X Composite Wing Center at the Everett, WA campus.  Permitting for the new 1-million-square-foot facility was completed approximately seven weeks earlier than anticipated, allowing for an accelerated start to construction.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

ALPA Elects New National Officer Team

Capt. Tim Canoll Elected ALPA President

The Board of Directors of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) has elected a new slate of national officers to lead the union for the next four years. The election took place during the union’s 45th regular biennial board meeting.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Klyde Morris 10.24.14

Make Sure Those Cards And Letters Keep Coming ... To Zif, Klyde

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

AeroSports Update: Quicksilver Achieves A First With Its S-LSA

First Customer Owned Quicksilver S2se S-LSA Makes Its First Flight And Is Delivered To The Customer

Flying for the sheer fun of it saw its heyday with the ultralight movement of the 1980s, but when sport pilot was brought into being ultralights seemed to fade away. However, the Quicksilver Company stuck with it and has now delivered their first 2-place, ultralight-style, S2se S-LSA.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Copperstate Fly-In Underway In Arizona

Event Opened Thursday At Casa Grande Municipal Airport In AZ

The 42nd annual Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo is under way, running through Saturday, October 25, at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Arizona. Hundreds of aircraft, including homebuilts, warbirds, antique and vintage, ultralight/light sport aircraft, and production aircraft are expected to attend.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Airborne at NBAA-10.22.14: Legacy 500, Universal InSight, BendixKing AeroWave

Also: GE Honda, Sagem's Active SideStick, Syberjet Update, Techno Aerospace Knows How to Party

The FAA handed over certification papers for Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association Conference and Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida. This approval enables entry into service of the aircraft in the United States and in countries that require such certification. Syberjet is looking ahead to getting the SJ-30i into production. ANN’s editor in chief stopped by their booth at NBAA2014 and got an update from Mark Fairchild, General Manager and Director of Sales and Customer Service. Universal Avionics’ newest avionics suite called the…InSight Integrated Flight Deck was unveiled here at the NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention. The highlight of the system is the embedded next generation Synthetic Vision System with advanced mapping capabili

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Southwest Airlines, IAM Reach Tentative Agreement

New Four-Year Pact Out For Ratification By The Union Membership

Southwest Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing the carrier's approximately 6,000 Customer Service Agents and Customer Support and Services Representatives, announced today that the two parties have reached a tentative agreement.  The tentative agreement is for a new four year contract and requires Membership ratification. 

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