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May 01, 2010

Coyne Challenges CA Flight School Fees In Letter To Gov Schwarzenegger

Flight Schools Being Regulated Like Private Colleges And Trade Schools

NATA President James K. Coyne addressed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger this week in a letter asking that the state reconsider its inclusion of flight training providers in regulations issued by the Bureau of Private Post Secondary Education.

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FAA Certified: Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 Engine

Powerplant For Embraer's Legacy 650 Executive Jet

Rolls-Royce has received type and production certification from the FAA for the AE 3007A2, the latest member in the AE 3007 engine series, which powers Embraer’s new large executive jet - the Legacy 650.

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Elliptical Winglet STC For Citation X Approved By EASA

Winglets Reduce Induced Drag Resulting In Performance Improvements

EASA approved Winglet Technology's STC  permitting the installation of the Elliptical Winglets on the Cessna Citation X business jet earlier this month. Cessna’s Wichita Service Center followed up the EASA approval with the delivery of the first European registered Citation X with Elliptical Winglets.

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Sitting For Hours On The Tarmac? There's An App For That

Flyers Rights Announces Launch Of New Application To Record Flight Status

As new rules regarding tarmac delays went into effect Thursday, National Airline Passenger Rights Advocate and Executive Director of FlyersRights.org, Kate Hanni announced the launch of a new application that can provide real time data on the status of their flights via GPS.

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Things You Might Have Missed At Lakeland

The Interesting, Unusual, And Downright Odd

Pt. 1 By David Juwel When you go to a major fly-in, there are so many things competing for your attention that many of us kind of walk around in sensory overload. It's so big with so much to see, that invariably, we miss things.

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Major Incentive ... Carter Signs $4 Million Agreement With Wichita Falls

Texas Company Inks 40 Year UAS Licensing Deal

Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC (Carter) of Wichita Falls, TX has completed negotiations with the Wichita Falls Economic Development Corporation (WFEDC) on a $4 million job incentive program. The final agreement was signed on April 14.

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Pratt & Whitney Awarded $65 Million Contract For F100 Engine Maintenance

Work To Be Performed In San Antonio Facility

The U.S. Air Force awarded Pratt & Whitney a $65 million contract to provide maintenance for F100 engines powering F-16 fighter aircraft from various international F100 customers, including Egypt, Jordan, Taiwan and Thailand.

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Odd Hit-And-Run: Plane Hits Prius

Gives New Meaning To The Phrase "Crash And Dash"

The pilot of a Beech Bonanza landing in gusty winds at Boulder, CO Wednesday lost control of the airplane after one of the wheels hit the ground hard. The plane was turned into wind and careened through a nearby field, hit some street signs, and clipped a Toyota Prius.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.01.10)

"Like most other small businesses, flight training providers do not have the resources or staff time available to submit to annual audits. These providers cannot bear the cost of the new regulations, [and] will be forced to leave the state." Source:  NATA President James Coyne in a letter to CA Gov Schwarzenegger.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.01.10): Supercritical Wing

Wing of relatively deep, flat-topped profile generating lift right across upper surface instead of concentrated close behind leading-edge.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.01.10)

Target Drones

Long before the development of today's sophisticated UAV's,  the military used target drones ... unmanned aircraft that would allow pilots the chance to actually shoot something down before encountering targets that shot back.

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