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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

GAMA Releases 2015 Sales And Delivery Data At 'State Of The Industry' Event

Market Still Weak As Most Segments Down Over The Previous Year

GAMA has released the 2015 worldwide year-end aircraft shipment and billing numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference at the Newseum, and the news was pretty dismal for much of the industry.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Airborne 02.10.16: Antonov Kaput, Landmark Deal, Gone West-Edgar Mitchell

Also: Rig’N Fly, 'Krafting' The Future, North Korean Insanity, 1st Trans-Atlantic F-35, Llandudno Air Show, GPS IIF, East Hampton Noise Fight

It looks like another great aviation name may be about to fade into history. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine has announced that the Antonov Aviation Concern will be shut down following the transfer last year of its three subsidiaries to the state-owned UkrOboronProm. The transfers left Antonov as a company without a product, and shutting it down was the next logical step. Antonov was the builder of the world's two largest transport aircraft; the An-225, of which only one was built, and the An-124. An FBO conglomerate gets larger as BBA Aviation has completed the acquisition of Landmark Aviation. This represents a major expansion of Signature Flight Support, which is a BBA Aviation company. Signature’s glo

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-TV: Reinventing The MU-2 – A Reinvigorated Safety Culture Achieves Great Re

Increasing The Safety And Reliability Of The MU-2...

While at NBAA 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, had an interesting discussion with Pat Cannon, who is the President of Turbine Aircraft Services. The discussion circled around the issue of safety and the Mitsubishi MU-2. Tom started the conversation by making the statement that the MU-2 has had a rather shady history as it relates to safety. However, something has changed as the airplane's safety record has now improved. Tom asks Cannon what he attributes this to.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Urges Airlines To Assess Lithium Battery Risks

Issues Safety Alert For Carriers, Guidance To Inspectors

The FAA has issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines have adequately assessed the risk of handling and carrying lithium batteries as cargo.  

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

ICAO Aircraft CO2 Standard One Step Closer To Final Adoption

Measure Unanimously Recommended By Committee On Aviation Environmental Protection

Significant progress was made Monday on an aircraft CO2 emissions standard at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

UAV Registrations Surpass Manned Aircraft

Huerta Says Over 325,000 Drones Are Now In The Database

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a UAV conference Monday that the number of drones now in its registry has surpassed the number of manned aircraft registered by the agency.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Supports ICAO CO2 Standard

Says FAA Is 'Encouraged' By The Committee's Action

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta released a statement late Monday praising the approval by the ICAO's Committee On Aviation Environmental Protection of a new standard for CO2 emissions from civil aircraft.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

AeroSports Update: Is Mandated Aircraft Liability Insurance In Our Future?

There Is No Centralized Requirement Specifying The GA Aircraft Owners Carry Liability Insurance

Most people who own a car find it unusual the general aviation aircraft owners are not required by some sort of law to carry liability insurance. Some rules regarding liability insurance do exist, but they are commonly connected with a requirement for basing an aircraft on an airport.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

IATA Welcomes New CO2 Aircraft Emissions Standard

Calls Standard An 'Important Element In Overall Strategy'

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by representatives at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a CO2 efficiency Standard for commercial aircraft.  

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

NBAA Issues 'Call To Action' On ATC Reforms

Sends Open Letter To Members Urging Quick Response From Members

The NBAA has sent a letter to its membership urging them to contact their members of congress to express opposition to the proposal in the FAA reauthorization bill to privatize the nation's air traffic control system.

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