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October 23, 2010

Congressman Mica Says New Pilots' License Is A 'Fiasco'

Pilot Photo, 'Biometric' Components Not Incorporated In New Plastic Licenses

Saying, “This looks like a Three Stooges episode,” U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Republican leader John L. Mica (R-FL) called the FAA's "faltering attempt" to produce an effective, tamper-proof license for thousands of commercial passenger airline pilots another "fiasco."

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ATA, Boeing Applaud FAA/USDA Agreement On Biofuels

Trade Group, Plane Maker Say The Plan Will Help Industry And American Farmers

The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), and Boeing both were quick to get behind an agreement announced Thursday between the FAA and the USDA.

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AirTran Airways, ALPA Reach Tentative Agreement

Ratification Vote Expected Within 30 Days

AirTran Airways announced Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement on terms of a new five-year pilot collective bargaining agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).  AirTran Airways has more than 1,700 pilots represented by ALPA.

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NBAA, NATA Announce Plans To Continue Coordinated Events

Two Organizations Will Hold Consecutive Meetings In February In Savannah

NATA and the NBAA have announced plans to coordinate NATA's 2011 FBO Leadership Conference, taking place February 7-8, 2011, with NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, being held February 9-11, 2011.

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Southwest Airlines Pilots Earn 3 Percent Raise

Company Profitability Cited For Pay Boost

The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) received official notice Thursday from the company that the negotiated profitability-based raise in the pilots' contract has earned them a 3 percent raise for 2010. 

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Navy Conducts COBRA Flight Test From Fire Scout UAV

AN/DVS-1 COBRA System Allows MQ-8B To Conduct Unmanned Aerial Recon In Littoral Areas

The Navy successfully conducted the first flight test of the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis (COBRA) Block I system at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ on October 13, testing the system's performance on the MQ-8B Fire Scout vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle.

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Arnold Palmer Receives NBAA's Highest Honor

Meritorious Service Award Given During Special Session At Convention

NBAA's first-ever second-day General Session, held Wednesday at the Association's Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, was a celebration of heroes that culminated with presentation of NBAA's 2010 Meritorious Service Award to golfing legend, businessman and American icon Arnold Palmer.

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Smuggled Croc Causes Plane Crash

Reptile Escaped Into The Plane Cabin In The Congo

A small airliner with 21 people, including the flight crew, on board went down in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a crocodile got away from the passenger that had smuggled it on board causing what was described as panic on board the aircraft. Only one person survived the accident.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.23.10)

"The only pilots pictured on the license are Wilbur and Orville Wright.” Source: U.S. Congressman John Mica (R-FL).

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.23.10): Modified T

 An RNAV approach design for single or multiple runways where terrain or operational constraints do not allow for the standard T.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.23.10)

National Smokejumper Association

The National Smokejumper Association, through a cadre of volunteers and partnerships, is dedicated to preserving the history and lore of smoke jumping.

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