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Thu, May 26, 2016

Airborne 05.25.16: Canada SeaPlane Regs, Blimp Downed, Citation Longitude Mated

Also: USAF Hassled, Hummel UltraCruiser, Helo Limits, FAA Video, Greg Connell Accident, Medical Helo Suit, Bombardier's 100th VistaJet

Canada is proposing changes to their seaplane regulations. The proposed regulations respond to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada’s recommendations following the 2009 seaplane accident in Lyall Harbour, British Columbia and the 2012 accident in Lillabelle Lake, Ontario. The changes appear to be addressing the fact that, when on the water, a seaplane is effectively a boat and that passengers should be protected in the case of an occurrence that places them in the water. This issue is particularly important in Canada because of the extensive use of seaplane travel in their more remote areas. An advertising blimp made an off-airport emergency landing last Friday, with initial reports indicating the problem had something to do with engine o

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Classic Aero-TV: Son of JSUM! - Introducing Jeppesen Distribution Manager

Keep Your Avionics Up To Date With JDM...

In this video, the Project Manager and Jeppesen’s Service Update Manager, Mike Ablanczy, explains Jeppesen’s solution for the new Mac. Rebranded as the Jeppesen Distribution Manager, the new system is designed as an upgrade for those operating with a Macintosh computer. It is planned for a version of this new system to be made available for Windows applications as well.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

FAA, NATCA Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Negotiations Started In January

The FAA and its largest union, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, AFL-CIO (NATCA) announced Wednesday they have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) covering the air traffic control specialists assigned to the terminal and en route options, traffic management coordinators/specialists, air traffic controllers assigned to the flight service option, and Notice to Airmen specialists (NOTAMS).

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Air Tractor Makes Entry Into The UAS Market

Acquires Hangar 78 UAV, Manufacturer Of The 'Yield Defender' Drone

Air Tractor is expanding into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the Yield Defender unmanned aerial system (UAS) will create the foundation of Air Tractor’s development and visionary integration of unmanned technology to complement its core agricultural and firefighting aircraft lines.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

A4A, ACI-NA Call For An End To Government Diversion Of TSA Funds

Urges Senators To Lead Efforts To Return Passenger 9/11 Taxes To Pay For Security

Airlines for America (A4A) is urging urged Senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to focus on real solutions to address unacceptable airport wait times, such as returning billions of dollars in security fees that were diverted to cover deficit spending, while responding to misguided calls for airlines to adjust their pricing models.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Gulfstream G450, G550 Use Renewable Fuels For EBACE Flights

Aircraft Cross Atlantic On Gulfstream's Supply Of Renewable Jet-A

Gulfstream's G450 and G550 flew from Savannah to Geneva on a renewable fuel blend to join Gulfstream’s static display at the 2016 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE).

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Thu, May 26, 2016

AeroSports Update: An Airplane In The Attic?

Finding A Long Lost Treasure Is Always Exciting, But Finding An Airplane In The Attic Is Truly Rare

On a popular TV show titled Antiques Roadshow, people show up with all kinds of stuff they have found in a basement or attic, and they ask the experts if it has any value. In this case, the old junk found in the attic turned out to be an original 1909 Curtiss Pusher airplane. We would love to hear one of those experts respond to this find!

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Thu, May 26, 2016

First Offshore-Configured AW169 Delivered To Falcon Aviation

Follows Helicopters Already Delivered To Customers In Europe And Australia For Passenger Transport, Air Ambulance And Utility Roles

Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has taken delivery of a new generation AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin helicopter this month. The handover makes Falcon Aviation the first operator in UAE to use the new type and the first customer worldwide to use the aircraft for offshore oil and gas transportation.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Australia Makes Changes To Instrument Rating And ATPL Flight Test

Applies To Both Fixed- And Rotary-Wing Licenses

Changes are being made to the flight test standards for instrument ratings and airplane and helicopter air transport pilot licences (ATPLs). The changes are being made to address an issue arising from the Airservices Australia Navigation Rationalization Project when, on May 26, 2016, 181 navigation aids will be decommissioned.

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Thu, May 26, 2016

Aero-FAQ: Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories -- ITBOA BNITBOB

Dave Juwel's Aviation Marketing Stories

ITBOA BNITBOB ... what does that mean? It's not gibberish, it's a lengthy acronym for "In The Business Of Aviation ... But Not In The Business Of Business."

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