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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Idaho Hangar Home Developer Faces Uphill Legal Battle

Judge Rules That County Must Follow FAA Regulations For Separation, Through-The-Fence Access

A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed three of four lawsuits filed against Bonner County, ID by SilverWing at Sandpoint ... a hangar home development at Sandpoint Airport (KSZT) in Sandpoint, Idaho ... over through-the-fence access to the airport as well as the proximity of a new taxiway to a proposed extended runway.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Frontier Airlines Orders Nine A321ceo Aircraft

Deal Marks Carrier's First Order For Largest A320 Family Member

Frontier Airlines has placed a firm order for nine Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft. This is the first time Frontier has ordered the largest member of the Airbus A320 Family. The airline currently flies a fleet of 35 A319ceo, and 20 A320ceo aircraft. In addition, Frontier has on its order backlog 80 A320neo (new engine option) family aircraft.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

SoCal Police Agencies Welcome New MD 520N Helicopter

Burbank And Glendale Police Joint Air Support Unit To Operate The Aircraft

A new MD 520N helicopter has been delivered to the Burbank and Glendale Police Joint Air Support Unit located in the state of California. With this delivery, Burbank and Glendale will own four of the aircraft.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Key Orion Avionics Provided By Ball Aerospace

Company Also Supplying Antenna Hardware For The New Spacecraft

Phased array antennas and flight test cameras for the first flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft planned for next month have been provided to prime contractor Lockheed Martin by Ball Aerospace.  Orion's Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1), which is an unmanned test flight scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 4.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Trans States Airlines Selected To Operate 15 Aircraft Owned By AA

Deliveries Expected To Begin In April 2015 At A Rate Of Two Aircraft Per Month

Trans States Airlines has finalized an agreement with American Airlines to operate at least 15 Embraer E145 aircraft under the American Eagle brand. Deliveries are slated to begin in April of 2015 at a rate of two per month until all aircraft are in place.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

EASA Certifies New ATR-600 Avionics Developments

LPV, RNP-AR, V-NAV Functionalities All Approved By The Agency

EASA has certified innovations developed for the avionics of the ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600, according to the manufacturer. The new certification concerns the LPV (Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance), RNP-AR 0.3 (Required Navigation Performance with Authorization Required) and V-NAV (Vertical Navigation) approach functionalities coupled to the autopilot.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Japanese Military To Acquire V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft

Purchase Controversial, May Have Political Consequences

The Japanese Ministry of Defense has officially agreed to acquire an undetermined number of V-22 Osprey aircraft, as well as E-2D Hawkeye airplanes and Global Hawk unmanned systems.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Hawaii's Island Air Asks For Return Of Pilot Bonuses

About 45 Pilots Received The Payouts In Error

About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air must have felt like the company went from Santa Claus to Ebenezer Scrooge when they were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

FAA Proposes $150,000 Civil Penalty Against AAR Aircraft Services

Alleges Violations Of Aircraft Maintenance Procedures

The FAA is proposing a $150,000 civil penalty against AAR Aircraft Services Inc. of Oklahoma City, OK, for alleged aircraft maintenance violations.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Navy's 1st F35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours

Milestone For 'Mishap-Free' Hours Reached This Month

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November 2014 by surpassing 1,000 mishap-free flight hours in the F-35C.

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