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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NTSB: GA Accident Rate Down In 2013

Reports First Fatalities On U.S. Airlines And Commuters In Three Years

The NTSB has released preliminary aviation accident statistics showing an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents. The number of civil aviation accidents fell from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Says Externally Mounted Cameras Not A Major Alteration

Allows Cameras Like GoPro Or NFlight To Be Mounted Externally On An Aircraft

The FAA said in a memo dated last March that cameras like GoPro or NFlight can be mounted eternally on airplanes as a "minor alteration" that does not require mountains of paperwork.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NASAO Elects 2015 Officers

Carol Comer Of The Georgia DOT Is The Incoming Chair

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since February 2008 and previously served as NASAO's vice chairman, treasurer and secretary of the board.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

GAMA Welcomes EU Endorsement Of New Certification Rules

European Commission And EASA Both Strongly Embrace Initiative

The European Commission and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) have both endorsed a global initiative to modernize the way smaller airplanes are certified, a move welcomed by GAMA.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Flying Physicians Association Urges Quick Review Of 3rd Class Medical Policy

Sends Letter To DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx Calling For Completion In 30 Days

The Flying Physicians Association has sent a letter to U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx calling for the DOT and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to complete their review of the FAA's  3rd class medical NPRM in the next 30 days.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

AeroSports Update: So You Want To Get Back In The Game!

If You’ve Been Grounded For A Few Years Or A Few Decades And Need To Scratch The Itch To Get Back In The Air, It’s Not Hard To Do

Life sometimes gets in the way. If you’re one of those that have a pilot license but haven’t used it for years, the regulations actually make it pretty easy to get started again. Your pilot license never expires and there are lots of new options out there for using it.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

New Mexico Career Fair Being Held Wednesday

Event Taking Place At Kirtland AFB

The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association, in conjunction with the New Mexico Air National Guard, is presenting the Second Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, September 17 at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

FAA Grants Extended Certification To BendixKing KT74 ADS-B Out Transponder

AML Covers Over 700 Aircraft Models

The FAA has granted an expanded Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to BendixKing for its KT74 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Enabled Transponder. The system now includes Garmin’s GTN/GNS series Wide Area Augmentation System GPS as an approved data position source.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Kevin Gould Leaves BendixKing To 'Pursue Other Opportunities'

Interim Leadership Named By The Company

Kevin Gould has left the BendixKing division of Honeywell after overseeing the relaunch of the brand following a reorganization and corporate headquarters move.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Avtutorials Produces Three iPad Apps For Sporty's

Tablet-Based Pilot Training Focuses On Critical Pilot Skills

Three pilot-training iPad apps have been developed by Aviation Tutorials Company (Avtutorials) and licensed them to Sporty's. The three apps focus on critical piloting skills. The apps are titled Mastering Stick And Rudder Flying, Getting Around On The Ground, and Airborne Radar.

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