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Airborne 08.17.12: Sequestration Warning, AMR Rejected, Connected Panel Approved

Also: Kitfox Meets F15s, Aero-Medical Update, B-17 Moves To New Orleans, Skydivers Get Lost...

A study released Monday by the Aerospace Industries Association and Econsult Corporation estimates that budget cuts to FAA operations as a result of sequestration could cost up to 132,000 aviation jobs, cause an annual decrease of 37 to 73 million in passenger enplanements, see annual reductions of 1 to 2 billion pounds of transported air freight and would also have a devastating impact on the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System, delaying system implementation by a decade or more.

US Bankruptcy Judge Sean Lane who is overseeing the AMR bankruptcy case, has denied AMRs request to abandon its collective bargaining agreements with its pilot union. Aspen Avionics has confirmed the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of Connected Pilot, the first in the series of the company’s revolutionary Connected Panel product line, that provides a wireless link between certified instrument panel avionics and portable smart devices. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.17.12 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, August 17th, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:

  • New Sequestration Report
  • Bankruptcy Court Rejects AMR
  • Connected Pilot Gets STC
  • Pentagon Eyes New Air Force One
  • Kitfox Intercept
  • Cessna Renames Skylane
  • Aero-Medical Transgender Procedures Changed
  • B-17 Goes to Big Easy
  • Barnstorming: New Way To Look At Oshkosh
  • Lost Skydivers

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