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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots

If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not at EAA AirVenture 2014. Well, ANN was there and in this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell takes a look at the newly released Avidyne IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM system. Jim talks with Tom Harper, the Director of Marketing for Avidyne. Harper said the IFD540 has been under development for about 3 years. Some of this time was spent going through the bureaucratic morass to obtain certification, but Harper also said that developing a system like the IFD540 is a challenge and they wanted to get it right.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the “CCtCap,” contract awards announced yesterday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. We recently reported that 11 U.S. Senators had submitted a letter to the DOT urging action on revised 3rd class medical requirements, and now the Flying Physicians Association, known as the FPA, has added their letter to the same stack. This time it's not a technology breakthrough, but a financial one that may make the Jetpack a little closer to reality. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited ... which is developing what it calls the world’s first practical and commercial flying Jetpa

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

House Leaders Mull Next FAA Reauthorization

Transportation Committee Already Has A Bill In The Works

The Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives already has an FAA reauthorization bill in the works, according to committee chair Bill Shuster (R-PA), who hopes to avoid another three-year string of continuing resolutions for the agency this time around.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

ULA, Blue Origin To Develop New American Rocket Engine

Partnership To Address The Nation's Need For A Domestically-Produced Engine

United Launch Alliance (ULA), and Blue Origin, LLC, a privately-funded aerospace company owned by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, have entered into an agreement to jointly fund development of the new BE-4 rocket engine by Blue Origin. This new collaboration will allow ULA to maintain the heritage, success and reliability of its rocket families – Atlas and Delta – while addressing the long-term need for a new domestic engine.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Boeing Executive Predicts Dreamliner Production Costs Will Fall

Ray Connor Said Costs Will Begin To Decline in 2016

One of Boeing's top executives says that the cost of producing the Dreamliner should begin to decline in 2016 as the company begins to push more airplanes off the assembly line.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Companies Partner To Develop A New Citation Jet Retrofit Program

Sierra Industries, GE Honda Aero Engines Announce Joint Project Using HF120 Engine

An engine retrofit program for the legacy Citation Jet platform using the recently certified GE Honda HF120 engine is being developed by Sierra Industries and GE Honda Aero Engines

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

AeroSports Update: Jabiru USA Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

After 15 Years In Operation, Jabiru USA Holds A Unique Position In The Sport Aviation Business

To understand how Jabiru USA is unique, you have to ask some questions. Does Jabiru USA sell manufactured light sport airplanes or do they specialize in developing firewall forward Jabiru engine packages for non Jabiru aircraft? The answer to these questions is…yes.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Klyde Morris 09.19.14

Don't You Just Hate A Good Reality Check, Klyde?

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

NASA Administrator Visits North Texas Air Traffic Management Facilities

Will Discuss NextGen Development During Friday Event

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss several new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country at an event being held Friday at the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots

If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not at EAA AirVenture 2014. Well, ANN was there and in this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell takes a look at the newly released Avidyne IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM system.

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