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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

FAA SAIB Issued For Some de Havilland Moth Series Airplanes

Focus Is On Maintenance Of Wood Structures

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to alert operators and owners of de Havilland Models DH60, DH82, DH83, and other Moth series airplanes that utilize wooden structure of an airworthiness concern, specifically maintenance practices with respect to wood structure.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

NATA Asks City Of Houston To Amend Proposed Lease Agreement At Hobby

Says All FBOs Should Play On A Level Playing Field

In a letter to the City of Houston’s Mayor and City Council, the NATA has expressed its opposition to the approval of a lease granting a new entrant fixed base operator status at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). The association urged the Council to amend the lease to create a level playing field among all FBOs at HOU. The proposed lease was scheduled for consideration by the City Council on September 30th.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Daher-Socata Delivers First TBM 700 With G600/GTN 750 Avionics

New Retrofit Replaces Steam Gauges And First Generation CRT Electronics

Daher-Socata has delivered the first avionics-modernized TBM 700 turboprop aircraft with a Garmin G600/GTN 750 new-generation glass cockpit avionics retrofit, replacing mechanical equipment and first-generation cathode ray tube (CRT) electronic flight displays.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

First Asian 747-8 Intercontinental Delivered To Air China

Airline Becomes First Asian Carrier To Fly The Stretched Passenger Jumbo Jet

Air China has taken delivery of the airline's first 747-8 Intercontinental, making it the first carrier in Asia to operate the passenger version of the new, fuel-efficient 747-8. The new airplane is the first of seven 747-8 Intercontinentals Air China has on order.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

AVIC To Install Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion Avionics In MA-700

Airplane Is Expected To Enter Service In 2019

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) will install Rockwell Collins’ Pro Line Fusion advanced avionics system in its new MA-700 regional airliner. The MA-700, a twin turboprop that follows the development of the MA-60 and MA-600 Xian Modern Ark family of aircraft, is expected to enter into service in 2019.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

A-29 Super Tucano Arrives At Moody AFB

Will Serve As Training Platform For Pilots, Maintenance Personnel

The first of 20 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to be produced in Jacksonville, FL arrived at Georgia's Moody Air Force Base Sept. 26, in preparation for the Afghanistan pilot and maintenance training mission.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

UK Flying Club Hopes To Build 12 Spitfire Replicas

First Is Already Completed And Should Fly Next Week

A flight instructor with the Enstone Flying Club in Oxfordshire, UK, has embarked on an ambitious project to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The club hopes to build a dozen 90-percent-scale Supermarine Mk 26B Spitfires by the anniversary date.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Avidyne Extends Relationship With Duncan Aviation

Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Repair Center For EX500 Display Systems

Avidyne has  extended their repair service agreement with Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Nebraska, to include Avidyne’s EX500 series of multi-function displays (MFD).  Duncan Aviation will now be the exclusive provider of repair services for Avidyne customers that are using the EX500, as well as its first-generation Flight Situation Displays (FSD) and early-model FlightMax Multi-Function Displays (MFD).

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Tandem Skydivers Fatally Injured In Cape Cod

Witnesses Said The Pair Appeared To Be Descending Too Fast

Two skydivers, a student and an instructor, were fatally injured Sunday during a tandem jump in Cape Cod, MA. The two impacted a building, and witnesses said they seemed to be having problems while they descended.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

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