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June 25, 2011

House Committee 'Interferes' With LightSquared Deployment

Appropriations Committee Acts To Halt Any FCC Expenditures Related To Proposal Until GPS Interference Issues Resolved

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee today approved action that would “fence” or halt the FCC from expending any funds related to a conditional waiver it granted a company called LightSquared until all concerns have been resolved about interference with GPS.

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Aviation Subcommittee Urged To Block LightSquared Plan

ATA, Garmin, Others Call On Legislators To Move The Wireless Company Away From GPS Spectrum

Representatives from three members of the Coalition to Save Our GPS called on Congress to put a stop to deployment of LightSquared's planned broadband network in spectrum that threatens to disrupt Global Positioning System (GPS) signals.

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FAA Approves Re-Designed Fire Suppression System For Eclipse Jet

"Fully Resolves" Leakage Problem Experienced By Original Design

The FAA has certified and approved the newly redesigned canister to be used with the PhostrEx fire suppression system on the Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet.

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Maine Legislature Thinks Better Of Aircraft Sales, Maintenance Taxes

One Sentence In Budget Document Eliminates Levies

The Maine legislature passed a budget this week that eliminates taxes for aircraft maintenance or the sale of aircraft and parts, and an onerous "use tax" ... putting the state on a level playing field for aviation taxes with other northeastern states.

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Passenger Likely Interfered With Pilot In Fatal Canadian Floatplane Accident

Transportation Safety Board of Canada Said Passengers Were Intoxicated During The Flight

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada has released its final report from the investigation of an accident in which the pilot of a floatplane and three passengers were fatally injured when the plane went down in the water.

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Boeing, Norwegian Announce Order For 15 Next-Generation 737-800s

Brings Total Number Of The Single-Aisle Airplanes Ordered By The Carrier To 78

Orders for another 15 B737-800 airplanes have been received by Boeing from Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, commercially branded 'Norwegian."

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Boeing, American Airlines Hope To Accelerate Emerging Aviation Technologies

Carrier Will Fly 737-800 "EcoDemonstrator"

Reducing fuel consumption, carbon emissions and community noise were the focus of a joint announcement Tuesday by Boeing and American Airlines.

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Airbus Tries An Unusual Recruitment Method At Paris Air Show

Some 200 Employees Showed Off Dance Moves In An Airbus "Flash Mob"

Airbus employees gathered on the tarmac on Friday’s public opening day of the International Paris Air Show - Le Bourget to dance to “Higher” by Taio Cruz.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.25.11)

“The vote today (Thursday) puts ‘teeth’ into legislation that will protect government and private GPS users from LightSquared’s proposal.” Source: Coalition to Save Our GPS Founding Member Jim Kirkland.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.25.11): Hover Check

Used to describe when a helicopter/VTOL aircraft requires a stabilized hover to conduct a performance/power check prior to hover taxi, air taxi, or takeoff.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.25.11)

The Ejection Site

The goal is to educate and entertain people of all interests with details on one of the most interesting fields of engineering.

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