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February 14, 2009

White House Memo Prevented FAA From Issuing ADs

Matter Cleared Up After Two-Week Delay

A White House memo appears to be the reason why we haven't seen any new airworthiness directives issued by the FAA over the past several weeks.

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Bolen Raises More LASP Questions At Congressional GA Roundtable

TSA Proposal Could Have Severe Repercussions For Small Airports

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen recently met with Congressional lawmakers to discuss the concerns of the general aviation community over the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).

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Jeppesen Intros Online Private Pilot Training Course

Future Planned Releases Include Sport Pilot, Instrument Training

Jeppesen announced Friday the release of its new Private Pilot Online course, which utilizes interactive content that maximizes learner retention.

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ACI-NA Praises Airport Provisions In Final Economic Stimulus Package

Includes AIP Money, Waiver Of Local Match Requirement

Lawmakers this week opted to fast track the 1,100-page, $800 billion Economic Stimulus bill, effectively preventing any meaningful review of the eight-inch-thick document... but Greg Principato, president of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), had enough time to notice a number of airport provisions in the final agreement that met with his approval.

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FAA Issues Presumed Hazard Determination For Nantucket Wind Farm

Says Wind Turbines Cause Radar Interference

After five years of strong objections by the Barnstable, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket airports and others on the safety of the 400,000 flights per year over Nantucket Sound, on Friday the Federal Aviation Administration formally issued a Notice of Presumed Hazard for the Cape Wind project.

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FAA Issues SAFO For Wintry Airport Operations

Notes 16 Aircraft Slid Off Pavement In One-Month Period

At best, it's embarrassing; at worst, it's potentially life-threatening. We're referring to when an airliner slides off a slick runway or taxiway... and, the FAA says, it happened 16 times at US airports over a 31-day period this winter.

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Dassault Aircraft Completes Little Rock Expansion Project

Doubled Space Of MRO Facility

Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) – Little Rock recently completed an expansion project that doubled the service space to 110,000 square feet at its Adams Field (LIT) facility. DAS-Little Rock can now service up to 15 Falcons simultaneously with over 100 experienced Dassault Falcon trained maintenance technicians on-site.

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CAE Awarded Canadian Gov't Contract For C-130J Aircrew Training

First Awarded Under OTSP Program

CAE announced Friday the Government of Canada has awarded the company a contract valued at approximately C$ 329.5 million for a comprehensive C-130J aircrew training equipment and services solution.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.14.09)

Aero-Linx!

The mission of Aeromedicos of Santa Barbara is to furnish free medical and dental care to residents of remote regions of Mexico who have limited or no other access to care.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.14.09): G-Suit

Aero-Terms!

A g-suit is worn by aviators and astronauts who are subject to high levels of acceleration ('g'). It is designed to prevent a black-out and g-LOC (g-induced Loss Of Consciousness), due to the blood pooling in the lower part of the body when under g, thus depriving the brain of blood.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.14.09)

"We wanted to make our concerns known to Members of Congress, and they have been very receptive. They understand the value of business aviation to small companies trying to do more with less in this challenging economy."

Source: Ed Bolen, President of the National Business Aviation Association. Bolen recently met with Congressional lawmakers to discuss the concerns of the general aviation community over the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) proposed Large Aircraft Security Program (LASP).

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