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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Huerta Calls For Full Review Of FAA Contingency Plans, Security Protocols

Follows Incident At Aurora, IL Air Traffic Facility

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta has announced that the agency is conducting a 30-day review of contingency plans and security protocols for its major facilities, after a criminal action by a contractor on Friday knocked out communications equipment at an FAA high-altitude air traffic facility in Aurora, IL.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

SNC Introduces Dream Chaser Global Project Spaceflight Program

Will Offer Clients Worldwide Access To Low Earth Orbit

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) presented an overview of its Global Project spaceflight program Tuesday at the 65th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Toronto. The Global Project offers clients a unique turn-key spaceflight capability based on SNC’s Dream Chaser crewed space vehicle.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

FAA Issues HEMS Rule Clarification

Addresses Approach/Departure IFR Transitions

The FAA issued a clarification on Tuesday regarding one section of the Helicopter Air Ambulance, Commercial Helicopter, and Part 91 Helicopter Operations Rule, more commonly known as the HEMS Rule. The clarification addresses some confusion regarding 14 CFR 135.613, Approach/Departure IFR Transitions.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

AOPA Medical Advisory Board Supports Third Class Medical Reform

Addresses Letter To DOT And OMB Calling For Expedited Review

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

AeroSports Update: 38th World Military Parachuting Championship

Countries From Around The World Participated In The 38th World Military Parachuting Championship Competition In Indonesia

The competition is part of a program administered through the Conseil International Du Sport Militaire (CISM). This is one of the largest multidisciplinary organizations in the world. They organize various sporting events for the armed forces of their 134 member countries. Soldiers who may previously have met on the battlefield now meet in friendship on the sports playing field ... and in this case the sport was skydiving.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Sun Flyer Enters Next Development Phase

Initial Flight Tests Underway In Colorado

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) has entered the next phase of development for its Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft. AEAC, in conjunction with its development partner Bye Aerospace, is performing initial R&D flight-test operations with the solar-electric technology demonstrator at Centennial Airport near Denver, CO.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Orion Spacecraft Transfers To Launch Abort System Facility

To Be Integrated With Launch Abort System Before Stacking On Booster

NASA and Lockheed Martin have finished fueling the Orion spacecraft with ammonia, hydrazine and high pressure helium at Kennedy Space Center’s Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility. Orion has now been moved to the Launch Abort System Facility for integration with the launch abort system (LAS).

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Lufthansa Hit By Another Pilot Walkout

Fifty Long-Haul Flights Cancelled By 15-Hour Labor Action

Just days after Air France got its pilots back to work, Lufthansa was hit by a 15-hour pilot walkout, forcing the cancellation of 50 long-haul flights.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Boeing To Consolidate Defense Services And Support Work

Changes Will Align Common Resources, Capabilities In Oklahoma City And St. Louis

Boeing will consolidate the majority of its defense services and support-related activities from Washington state to other locations in the U.S. as part of efforts to improve the competitiveness of its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Piaggio Wins Photo Recon Aircraft Contract From Royal Thai Air Force

P.180 Avanti II Selected As Aerial Reconnaissance Platform

The  Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has awarded a contract to Piaggio Aero to provide a photo reconnaissance aircraft.

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