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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Boeing Completes 777X Firm Configuration

Milestone Establishes Basic Airplane Design; Program On Track For First Delivery In 2020

Boeing has completed the firm configuration milestone for the 777-9, the first member of the 777X family to be developed.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Airborne 08.26.15: New U-2?, Carter PAV Update, AK TFR Concerns

Also: Skydive Mid-Air, Classic Aero-TV, United Airlines, Forest Service Policy v Helicopters, WestJet Pilots' Association, NASA Drops Plane, Flightnow in Court

Is it possible that the concept of a manned spyplane is still valid enough to beat out drones and the satellites for the job? The Air Force is set to retire the iconic U-2 surveillance airplane, which first flew in 1955, in 2019, but now the Popular Science website is stating that the Lockheed Martin Skunkworks is considering a follow-on aircraft to the U-2 that would be stealthier and have a longer flight time. Carter Aviation Technologies, LLC is continuing its focus to get a CarterCopter into production. Although flight testing has ramped down, flight demonstrations have not. Jay Carter has indicated they have a need for more pilot capability to give them added flexibility for the purpose of demonstrating their aircraft. The FAA says it will be

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Aero-TV: ForeFlight 7 Update - Procedure Preview & ForeFlight Connect

How Many Features Can You Cram Into An APP, Anyway????

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2015, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton, took the opportunity to check up on the latest version of ForeFlight. He met up with Angela Anderson, the director of marketing for ForeFlight to get the latest information. Anderson listed a number of improvements and changes as a result of the ForeFlight 7 update. Some of these improvements include a procedure preview, downloading data is now up to 70% faster, and the ForeFlight Connect program has been expanded to include pre-flight with their ADS-B out solution. ForeFlight Connect allows communication between other aircraft avionics and ForeFlight in your iPad.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

FAA IG: Efficiency Of FAA’s Air Traffic Control Towers Ranges Widely

Report Requested By The Leadership Of The House Transportation Committee

A report prepared by the FAA Inspector General's office released last week indicates that total air traffic operations handled by FAA facilities declined 19 percent between 2004 and 2013, yet FAA’s operations budget increased slightly during that time.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Massachusetts Considers Reinstatement Tax On Airplane Sales, Parts

Tax Was Abolished In 2002

The Massachusetts legislature is considering reinstating a 6.25 percent sales tax on airplane sales, parts, and maintenance that was abolished in 2002.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

AUVSI Expresses 'Disappointment' With CA Legislature

SB142 Passes The General Assembly, Which Severely Restricts UAV Flights Over Private Property

The California Assembly has passed SB 142, which would restrict UAS from flying below 350 feet over private property.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

North Sea Helo Pilots Show Strong Support For Strike Action

BALPA Conducts Pilot Survey, Finds Concern About Industry Downturn

North Sea Helicopter Pilots have indicated strong support for strike action if helicopter companies do not make serious improvements in the way they deal with job losses. They have also highlighted the serious impact on safety the threat of redundancy is having.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

AeroSports Update: Harrison Ford Scholarship Recipient Solos

The Harrison Ford Scholarship Is One Of Many Available From EAA To Fund Flying And Collegiate Activities

The Experimental Aircraft Association manages many aviation related scholarships, and ardent aviation enthusiast, Harrison Ford, provided a contribution to be used for the purpose of flight training.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

New Jersey Man Faces Felony Charges After Shooting Down UAV

Could Face Up To 10 Years In Prison

A New Jersey Grand Jury has indicted 33-year-old Russell Percenti on charges of criminal mischief and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose after he blasted a quadcopter out of the sky that was taking photos of a neighbor's house under construction.

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Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Soyuz Move Sets Stage For Arrival Of New Space Station Crew

Spacecraft Will Be Moved To The Zvezda Docking Port Friday

Half of the residents of the International Space Station will take a spin around their orbital neighborhood in the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft on Friday, Aug. 28.

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