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July 09, 2011

ACI-NA Urges White House, Congress To Free The Nation’s Airports

Asks Government Leaders To Remove Restrictions To Airport Funding

ACI-NA President Greg Principato has written to President Obama, Vice President Biden, and the bipartisan congressional leadership, urging them to remove the federal government’s restrictions on airport funding, facilitating critical aviation infrastructure development and job creation.

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NTSB Makes Safety Recommendations To Law Enforcement Agencies, NM Officials

Follows Probable Cause Report From A Fatal Accident Involving A Police Helicopter

While the NTSB's probable cause report from an accident in 2009 cited a New Mexico State Police pilot's decision making as the primary cause for a fatal accident,  the board also had some harsh words for the culture of the police department which it says stressed mission execution over safety.

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Tiger Airlines Grounded Till August 1

Australian Budget Carrier Replacing CEO, Promising Refunds

For the first time in Australia's history, the nation's regulators have grounded an entire airline to look into serious questions about its safety culture.

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Lynx World Speed Record Helicopter Restored

Four-Year Restoration Completed, Aircraft Unveiled Friday

After a four year restoration program undertaken by a team of AgustaWestland apprentices, the record breaking Westland Lynx helicopter, which is still the official holder of the helicopter World Speed Record, was unveiled Friday at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil factory.

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Four Fatally Injured In Thursday Night Accident

An Airplane Impacted A Medical Building In CA

Federal investigators say two adults and two children were fatally injured Thursday night when a Mooney M20 impacted a medical building in Watsonville, CA.

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Dedication of New Wautoma, WI FBO/Terminal Building Planned For July 24th

Pilots Heading To AirVenture 2011 Will Be Greeted By A Superb New “Green” Facility

AirVenture bound pilots who choose to stop at or stage from the Wautoma, WI (Y50) airport, 33NM due west of Oshkosh, are in for a big treat this year. The well used, decades old double-wide office trailer FBO has been replaced with a new world class “green” terminal building.

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TSA: New Terrorist Bombs Will Be Beneath Skin

US Officials Warn Airlines, But Say Threat Is Not Specific

Airlines in the US are being warned by the Department of Homeland Security that terrorists may be responding to enhanced pat-downs and invasive body scans by developing explosive devices which could be brought through airport checkpoints by carriers who've had them surgically implanted.

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State-of-the-Art Black Hawk Training Center Under Way In Colombia

Full-Motion High Fidelity Helo Sim To Help Train Colombian Pilots

Construction of a new UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Flight Simulator Training Center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar is well under way and on schedule for completion this year, according to Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS).

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.09.11)

“By removing the federal government from regulating how local communities and their airports generate resources for investment in aviation infrastructure, you can do the right thing for the economy and for our nation.” Source: ACI-NA President Joe Principato.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.09.11): Close Parallel Runways

Two parallel runways whose extended centerlines are separated by less than 4,300 feet, having a Precision Runway Monitoring (PRM) system that permits simultaneous independent ILS approaches.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.09.11)

Short Wing Piper Club

If you're a fan of sort-wing Piper airplanes, here's the spot for you.

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