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June 03, 2007

FAA Reassures Pilots, AOPA That GPS Units Still OK For IFR Approaches

Changes To AIM, Advisory Circular Raised Concerns

This just in from the FAA: pilots may continue to use their IFR-approved GPS units for instrument approaches, at least for now.

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Global Warming On Agenda At IATA Annual Meeting Agenda

Discussions To Focus On Link With Increased Air Traffic

 Vancouver plays host to this year's International Air Transport Association's (IATA) three-day annual meeting that started Sunday, with the link between global warming and increased air traffic high on the agenda.

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Boeing Subsidiary Sued On Behalf Of Al Qaida Suspects

With A Little Bit Of Help From The ACLU

When you're Boeing, the prospect of being sued by an Al Qaida operative is probably pretty low on your list of "things to be concerned about."

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Initiative Planned To Establish Government-Civilian UAV Cooperation

"Breakthrough Technology" Currently Fragmented

It has been called important breakthrough technology that can significantly contribute to meeting the European Security and Defense Policy (ESD) operations' objectives. And it's being developed all over the globe through a variety of projects and programs to meet different goals and objectives.

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FedEx Donates Boeing 727 To Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Aviation Education With A "Big One"

Imagine, if you will, being a college or university aviation maintenance student who has spent innumerable hours training on small planes and corporate jets.

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Canada's Partnership Plan Addresses Aerospace Industry Shortages

Retiring Baby Boomers Leave Hole In Labor Workforce

Let's face it. For those of a certain age, retirement is either here or not far off. And that impending "brain drain" of talent will affect the aerospace industry, as well as every other facet of life as we know it.

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Pilot Who Ejected From F-15 Leaves Hospital

Escapes Serious Injury Moments Before Crash

An experienced pilot with more than 15 years flying experience left the hospital "pretty battered and bruised" this week, following a night of medical observation after escaping serious injury when he ejected from an F-15 moments before the jet crashed in southwestern Indiana Wednesday, as ANN reported.

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Rolls-Royce Builds On Aero Engine Partnership With Japan

Rolls-Royce Powers Japanese Aerospace Industry

While the mention of Rolls-Royce may forever bring to mind images of an expensive luxury car... this is an aviation publication, after all. So shake your head of those images and bring it back to another important aspect of the 100 year old company -- engines.

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Gone West: Rural Aviation Pioneer Ossie James

"Grandfather Of Aerial Applications"

Oswald "Ossie" James was considered an aviation and agriculture legend in New Zealand. He passed away Thursday, at age 87.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.03.07)

Aero-Linx!

Photographs of all kinds of military aircraft from various air forces around the world. Who knew Finland even had an Air Force?

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.03.07): Zero/Zero Ejection Seat

Aero-Terms!

Designed to safely extract upward and land its occupant from a grounded stationary position (i.e., zero altitude and zero airspeed), specifically from aircraft cockpits.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.03.07)

"The bottom line is pilots can continue using their IFR GPS units like before."

Source: Randy Kenagy, senior director of strategic planning for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. On Friday, the FAA began to close the lid to the Pandora's Box of questions stemming from the agency's recent revision to policies that instruct pilots on how to use GPS units when flying under instrument flight rules.

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