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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Airborne 11.19.14: FAA v Pirker Update, F-35C Night Traps, G650ER Delivers

Also: EAA’s Eric Fatla, Legend Cubs Honor Veterans, EAA Hall Of Fame, AAA Record Breakers, AMA Responds to AP

Welcome to the first Airborne to be webcast in our Fourth year of production. That’s right, the first Airborne was webcast on November 18th of 2011... and we haven’t looked back since. Even better, this fourth year of Airborne promises to be the most amazing yet... and we’ll tell you why in just a few more days. The NTSB has ruled that any UAV, regardless of size, is an aircraft and falls under FAA regulations. This ruling relates to the case of Raphael Pirker and his flight of a small UAV over the University of Virginia Campus in 2011. The F-35C Lightning II carrier variant Joint Strike Fighter conducted its first carrier-based night flight operations aboard an aircraft carrier off the coast of San Diego last week. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

AEA Announces Third-Quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report

Sales Rise To More Than $1.9 Billion In First Nine Months Of 2014

The third quarter 2014 Avionics Market Report  released Tuesday by the Aircraft Electronics Association shows that in the three-month period of July, August and September 2014, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $614,406,537.56, or more than $614 million.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Wynne Named President And CEO Of AUVSI

Will Succeed Michael Toscano, Who Is Retiring In January

Brian Wynne has been named president and CEO of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, succeeding the retiring Michael Toscano on 12 Jan., 2015.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

DoD Extends Sikorsky Helicopter Contracts For Army, Navy Aircraft

Program For Purchase Of 102 Aircraft Across Both Services

The Department of Defense has awarded a contract worth nearly $772 million to Sikorsky for the purchase of 65 helicopters for the U.S. Army. At the same time, a contract worth $535 million was awarded to continue the manufacture of 37 aircraft for the U.S. Navy.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Baker To Congress: FAA Must Address Several Issues Critical To GA

Medical Reform, Certification, ADS-B All On AOPA's List Of Concerns

AOPA President Mark Baker highlighted issues affecting general aviation oversight, regulation, and certification during testimony before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

AeroSports Update: Rob Holland Wants Gold For The USA

Rob Holland’s 1st Place Finish At The National Championship Has Earned Him A Spot On The United States Aerobatic Team For The 2015

Rob Holland’s 1st place finish at the National Championship has earned him a spot on the United States Aerobatic Team for the 2015 World Aerobatic Championships in Chateauroux, France to be held August 20 through the 29th. Rob’s goal is to bring home the Overall and Team Gold Medals in 2015, and to win the World Freestyle Championship for the 3rd consecutive time!

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

Norwegian Air International Again Calls On U.S. DOT To Approve Application

Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjorn Kjos To Speak At International Aviation Club Event November 20

Norwegian Air Shuttle CEO Bjørn Kjos, who will address the International Aviation Club November 20, will use the speech to reinforce what he views as the benefits Norwegian Air International (NAI) service will bring to competition in the transatlantic market, the traveling public, and the global aviation industry. Kjos will again call on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to approve Norwegian's application for a foreign air carrier permit.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

ALPA Pilots Touch Down In D.C. For 'Deny NAI' Day Of Action

Airline Workers Underscore Sweeping Opposition To 'Flag-Of-Convenience' Business Model

Scores of Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) pilots converged on Capitol Hill Wednesday to draw attention on the overwhelming opposition across the airline industry and in Congress to Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) foreign air carrier permit application.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

NBAA Again Represents Members On ADS-B Planning

Working Group Meeting Held Tuesday

NBAA Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown represented member concerns regarding the FAA’s Jan. 1, 2020, deadline to equip aircraft with Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) at a Nov. 18 “Equip 2020” working group meeting.

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Thu, Nov 20, 2014

JSSI: Global Business Aviation Reaches 'Cruising Altitude'

Business Travel In Europe And Middle East Achieve Double Digit Percentage Growth

Global business aviation activity saw modest gains in the third quarter of 2014, with 2 percent growth quarter-over-quarter and 2.2 percent growth year-over-year, according to JSSI's most recent Business Aviation Index.

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