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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Airborne 02.09.16: Garmin ADS-B TXP, LEO Helo v UAV, CA Mid-Air

Also: Blue Origin, Aero-Calendar, FA Legislation, F-35C Update, Delta Succession, First SLS Flight, PWC History

Garmin has a game changer going as they announced their new GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select G1000 Integrated Flight Decks. As drones continue to be a concern for airspace safety, it’s reported that last week the crew of the Fresno County, California Sheriff's Office helicopter encountered a so-called dangerous situation. It’s reported that while flying at an altitude of 550 feet, the pilot saw something in the sky resembling a bird. As he reportedly flew closer, it appeared to be a small airplane. The pilot then maneuvered out of its path and

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

Aero-TV: Reinventing The MU-2 – A Reinvigorated Safety Culture Achieves Great Re

Increasing The Safety And Reliability Of The MU-2...

While at NBAA 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, had an interesting discussion with Pat Cannon, who is the President of Turbine Aircraft Services. The discussion circled around the issue of safety and the Mitsubishi MU-2. Tom started the conversation by making the statement that the MU-2 has had a rather shady history as it relates to safety. However, something has changed as the airplane's safety record has now improved. Tom asks Cannon what he attributes this to.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Urges Airlines To Assess Lithium Battery Risks

Issues Safety Alert For Carriers, Guidance To Inspectors

The FAA has issued a safety alert to U.S. and foreign commercial passenger and cargo airlines, urging them to conduct a safety risk assessment to manage the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo. The FAA also is issuing guidance to its own inspectors to help them determine whether the airlines have adequately assessed the risk of handling and carrying lithium batteries as cargo.  

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

ICAO Aircraft CO2 Standard One Step Closer To Final Adoption

Measure Unanimously Recommended By Committee On Aviation Environmental Protection

Significant progress was made Monday on an aircraft CO2 emissions standard at the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

UAV Registrations Surpass Manned Aircraft

Huerta Says Over 325,000 Drones Are Now In The Database

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a UAV conference Monday that the number of drones now in its registry has surpassed the number of manned aircraft registered by the agency.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta Supports ICAO CO2 Standard

Says FAA Is 'Encouraged' By The Committee's Action

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta released a statement late Monday praising the approval by the ICAO's Committee On Aviation Environmental Protection of a new standard for CO2 emissions from civil aircraft.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

AeroSports Update: Is Mandated Aircraft Liability Insurance In Our Future?

There Is No Centralized Requirement Specifying The GA Aircraft Owners Carry Liability Insurance

Most people who own a car find it unusual the general aviation aircraft owners are not required by some sort of law to carry liability insurance. Some rules regarding liability insurance do exist, but they are commonly connected with a requirement for basing an aircraft on an airport.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

IATA Welcomes New CO2 Aircraft Emissions Standard

Calls Standard An 'Important Element In Overall Strategy'

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the decision by representatives at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to agree a CO2 efficiency Standard for commercial aircraft.  

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

NBAA Issues 'Call To Action' On ATC Reforms

Sends Open Letter To Members Urging Quick Response From Members

The NBAA has sent a letter to its membership urging them to contact their members of congress to express opposition to the proposal in the FAA reauthorization bill to privatize the nation's air traffic control system.

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Wed, Feb 10, 2016

FAA Updates DC-Area Unmanned Aircraft Procedures

Allows Flight In The Outer Ring Of The SFRA ... Under Certain Conditions

The FAA is updating its conditions for flying unmanned aircraft in the area between 15 and 30 miles from Washington, D.C. to clarify differences for various types of unmanned aircraft. As of 12:01 a.m. EST, Wednesday, February 10, the operating procedures will allow model aircraft, commercial and public users to operate in the outer ring of the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) under specific conditions.  

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