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July 30, 2010

Pushed Two More Months. FAA Funding Extension Clears House, Senate

Continuing Resolution Contains New Safety Measures

The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate cleared a bill late Thursday extending the authorization of the FAA for two months. The extension includes language strengthening aviation safety.

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Pilots In Canada Can Now Get High-Quality Radar On iPad And iPhone

Preflight Planning Intelligence Based On Unique Radar Mosaic

Pilots in Canada who have been looking wistfully south at their counterparts in the U.S. using their iPhones and iPads for pre-flight weather now have the same technology available to them. Weather Decision Technologies (WDT) and ForeFlight have brought Canadian radar to ForeFlight Mobile 3 HD.

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Concorde Battery Receives Technical Standard Order C173 Authorization

Additional Turbine Engine Starting Batteries Added To TSO List

Concorde Battery Corporation has received Technical Standard Order C173 (TSO-C173) authorization for eight additional aircraft batteries.

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Beringer Wheels And Brakes Promotes ALIR System

Stop Locking 'Em Up

Tired of finding flat spots on your tires? Beringer Wheels and Brakes says its Anti-Lock Inline Regulator (ALIR) may just be the fix you are looking for.

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Textron Board Of Directors Elects Scott C. Donnelly as Chairman

Promotion For Current President And CEO

The Board of Directors of Textron announced Thursday they have elected Scott C. Donnelly as Chairman of the Board, effective September 1, 2010. Mr. Donnelly, 48, is currently Textron's president and CEO.

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Babbitt Suffers 'Sophomore Slump' In Second AirVenture Appearance

Secretary Of Transportation Appears At Oshkosh As Well

FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt made his second appearance in as many days at AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh on Thursday, but his "Meet the Administrator" appearance this year was a bit of a letdown from last year's strong showing.

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Jeppesen Makes Strides In Education

And iPad Gets Another App

By Dan Billingsley Access for all is the driving force behind Jeppesen training team as they strive to help students be more successful. A staggering 75% of the students that begin flight instruction either fail or don't complete the training, and Jeppesen is out to change that statistic with what they call "Complete Training Solutions."

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ForeFlight Rolls Out Additional iPad Apps For Flight Planning

‘Touch Planning’ And ‘Bring Your Own Procedures’ For Pilots, 'Enterprise' For Flight Departments

ForeFlight is at AirVenture showing off the new ‘Touch Planning’ and ‘Bring Your Own Procedures’ capabilities in ForeFlight Mobile HD for iPad, the best-selling preflight intelligence and flight support app for pilots.

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LEAPing Into Green Technology

Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Prize (LEAP) Created to Advance Green Technology in Aviation

During the World Electric Aircraft Symposium at AirVenture on Friday, Erik Lindbergh will be awarding the first set of prizes designed to promote the practical development of electric aircraft by recognizing specific advances in this emerging clean technology industry.

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Environmentally Friendly Helicopter Uses Rocket Power

Avimech Aircraft Introduces The Dragonfly

Avimech Aircraft is displaying their 'Dragonfly' Helicopter this week at AirVenture. At first glance it looks like a bare bones single place helicopter. Then you look at the rotor blade tips and realize there is something different.

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Avidyne’s DFC90 Flight Envelope Protection Receives FAA Certification

Unit Provides Enhanced Safety For High Work-Load IFR Environments

Avidyne Corporation has announced the Lincoln, MA-based company has received an amended Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for their recently-certified DFC90 Digital Flight Control System which enables speed-based Flight Envelope Protection.

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