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Wed, Aug 05, 2015

AEA Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report

Total Sales Exceed $1.1 Billion In First Six Months Of 2015

The Aircraft Electronics Association has released its second-quarter 2015 Avionics Market Report. In the first six months of the year, total worldwide business and general aviation avionics sales amounted to $1,192,619,894.32, or more than $1.1 billion as reported by the participating companies.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Lockheed Martin Technology Helps Pilots, UAS Operators Share Data

Deploys First Components Of A UAS Traffic Management System

As Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) take to the skies, it is essential for safety that UAS operators and pilots are aware of each other. To help provide this shared situational awareness, Lockheed Martin has deployed the first components of a UAS traffic management (UTM) system that is available to the UAS community now.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Gone West: Dr. Forrest Bird

Inventor And Pilot Was The Son Of A WWI Flying Ace

Inventor and pilot Dr. Forrest Bird passed away August 2 at his home in Sagle, ID, and during the final few days of his life, friends in their airplanes buzzed Bird's house and museum as a tribute to their colleague. "He loved the sound of the engines," wrote Bird's wife Pamela in an email to friends and supporters.

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Wed, Aug 05, 2015

China Eyes First Circumnavigation In A Piston Aircraft

Capt. Bo Zhang Set To Undertake The Three-Month Journey

Two Chinese entities are set to launch that country's first attempt to circumnavigate the globe using a piston airplane.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Florida Family Sues FAA Over Aircraft Accident

Airplane Impacted Home In Palm Coast, FL

The sons of a Florida woman who was fatally injured in an accident in Palm Coast, FL in which an airplane impacted a house in January, 2013 have filed a wrongful death lawsuit naming the FAA as a defendant.

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Tue, Aug 04, 2015

Coast Guard Shuts Down Portland, OR Flugtag

Red Bull Event Ends Early, But A Winner Is Announced

When some 86,000 spectators of the Red Bull Flugtag event crowded the Willamette River in Portland, OR Saturday, the U.S. Coast Guard decided that the river had become unnavigable, and shut the event down.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2015

GAMA Publishes 2015 Second Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data

Numbers Improved Over First Quarter, But Down Compared To Previous Year

GAMA has released the second quarter 2015 general aviation aircraft shipment numbers. Industry airplane shipments fell 9.1 percent to 1,015 units for the first half of the year, and airplane billings declined 4.6 percent to $10.4 billion, compared to the same period a year ago. Rotorcraft shipments decreased, from 502 units to 447 units, and billings were down an estimated 16.8 percent to $1.9 billion for the first six months.

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Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Airborne 08.03.15: MH370 Evidence Mounts, NIMBYs Must Pay, R66 Police Helicopter

Also: 'New' Wright 'B' Flyer, HD Footage From Space, AMA Museum, NAAA UAV Safety, Waukegan Cancels, Sun Country Pilots, NASA Mars Orbiter

The aircraft debris found on the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is now in a laboratory in France being investigated for the possibility that it is connected with the Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 Boeing 777 that disappeared in March of 2014. It has been reported that officials are saying the part is confirmed as being from a Boeing 777. Colorado Judge Judith LaBuda has found in favor of Mile-Hi Skydiving in a case brought by a citizens group complaining about noise from the company's airplanes. We previously covered this case and now it’s reported that, Judge LaBuda had awarded Mile-Hi Skydiving nearly $68,000 in damages in the case brought by Citizens for Quiet Skies. Added to this finding, the judge says the citizen's group must also pay the skydiving company $48,000 in legal fees as well. In her summary ordering the

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Mon, Aug 03, 2015

Helicopter Foundation International Offers Scholarships

HFI's Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarships And Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarships Open Sept. 1.

The shortage of qualified commercial helicopter pilots and maintenance technicians is very real. To address this problem, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow's vertical lift aviation industry.

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