Also: CAF Update, ISS Docking, Turkey OverFlights, Air France, AF F-22 Sims, Teamsters v NetJets, Community Service For UAV Incident
Sometimes federal funds received through the Airport Improvement Program go far beyond improvements to existing facilities. The FAA has announced a $27 million Improvement Program grant to the City of Williston, North Dakota to purchase land to build a completely new airport and meet growing aviation demand by replacing Sloulin Field International Airport. ANN has learned of the passing of aviation pioneer Dick Taylor. His passing was noted by General Aviation Manufacturers Association president and CEO, Pete Bunce, on the association's website. Bunce said in a statement posted on the website, “Dick Taylor was an incredible aviator whose contributions to both the civil and military aviation industry have led to safety improvements that continue today. His flying career began during World War Two, when he served as a U.S. Army artillery spotter pilot in Europe.” Brazil's approval agency, known as the ANAC, has validated the Avidyne IFD440 which is a flight management system, GPS, and nav-com radio, and they have also issued approval for Release 10.1 software for the IFD540. Avidyne President, Dan Schwinn said, “The 'plug-and-play' IFD440 adds significant improvements in functionality and ease of use, while providing huge cost and time savings for a large number of aircraft owners looking to upgrade their older GPS systems.” Release 10.1 software brings many new features and functions to the IFD540 that give it greater utility and make it even easier to use.” All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.08.15 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode Thursday, October 8th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
FAA Issues $27 Million Grant For Replacement Airport In North Dakota
Gone West: Aviation Legend Dick Taylor
Avidyne Receives Brazilian Validation Of IFD440
International Space Station Partners Release Major Update To Docking Standard
Aero-Community Update: CAF
NATO Secretary General Cautions Russia About Flights Over Turkey
Air France Announces Job Cuts, Route Reductions
Boeing Completes Major Upgrade To AF F-22 Simulators
Tentative Agreement Reached For Teamster Flight Attendants At NetJets
High School Teacher Sentenced To Community Service In UAV Incident
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