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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN FAQ: Disqus

A Powerful New Tool For You To Use For Your Aero-Conversations

Want to start a conversation about a story you've seen on Aero-News? It's even easier with Disqus, a powerful, web-based comment tool you can use to talk about stories on Aero-News with your friends.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.25.14)

"The final rule is now planned for, I think its December of 2017. That is later than the statute, which calls for a final rule by the end of 2015."  Source: FAA's Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety Peggy Gilligan, in a hearing before the House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.25.14): Pitch Point

A fix/waypoint that serves as a transition point from a departure procedure or the low altitude ground-based navigation structure into the high altitude waypoint system.

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Fri, Jul 25, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.25.14)

Aviation Digital Data Service

The Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS) makes available to the aviation community text, digital and graphical forecasts, analyses, and observations of aviation-related weather variables.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

FAA Certifies Avidyne IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM

Plug-And-Play Panel-Mounted Device Provides Hybrid Touch-Screen Interface, Highly-Capable FMS

The FAA has granted TSO approval and an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) to Avidyne for installation of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM system in more than 1,000 aircraft makes and models.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Air Algerie Airliner Down In Northern Africa

One Hundred Sixteen People Were On Board The MD-83

An Algerian aviation official has confirmed that Air Algerie Flight AH5017 went down Thursday in northern Africa with 116 people on board.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions For Ben Gurion International Airport

Decision Came After Review Of New Information From Israeli Government

The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport by cancelling a Notice to Airmen it renewed Wednesday. The cancellation was effective at approximately 2345 EDT Wednesday night.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Airborne 07.23.14: Garmin's 7 Inch Touch, Equusearch v FAA, Andreini Family Sues

Also: GA Investment, Bud and Ross Granley, C-9 Farewell, Jepp FlightDeck, How To Find ANN At Oshkosh

Garmin’s “Team X” is dedicated to experimental aircraft avionics and they have just announced a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The 7-inch G3X Touch display features an infrared touchscreen and the size is perfect if height and width constraints are in play. Additionally, owners wanting multiple displays have the option of installing up to three displays, using any combination of 10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays. Earlier this year ANN published a story about Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit organization that helps local authorities search for missing persons. Texas EquuSearch had been using a drone to enhance their search ability in remote areas and rough terrain until the FAA had notified them by e-mail to stop using the drone under the threat of fines levied by the

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

OSH2013, Day Three, Revisited: EAA Biz, Lycoming, Kestrel

Also: Jetman!, PAR200, Pelton Intvw Part Three, Sights and Sounds of Oshkosh!

EAA held its annual membership meeting Wednesday morning at Theater in the Woods, a change from previous years that chairman Jack Pelton said would give more members an opportunity to attend the meeting. Lycoming Engines press conference was heavy on preparations for future industry changes. Kestrel Aircraft announced that the GARMIN G3000 avionics suite has been chosen as the launch avionics platform for the Kestrel Aircraft, currently in development. The Jetman … Yves Rossy … made his public US debut at Oshkosh. After the flight, he answered questions from reporters about what it’s like to fly the Breitling sponsored Wing. PS Engineering showed of its new PAR-200 audio panel with an integrated comm radio which was developed in conjunction with TRIG avionics. It’s no secret that there has been some … tension … between the EAA and

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

NTSB To Participate In Annual Aviation Event At Oshkosh

Will Make Multiple Presentations On Safety Issues During The Show

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh next week.

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