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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Huerta Calls For Full Review Of FAA Contingency Plans, Security Protocols

Follows Incident At Aurora, IL Air Traffic Facility

FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta has announced that the agency is conducting a 30-day review of contingency plans and security protocols for its major facilities, after a criminal action by a contractor on Friday knocked out communications equipment at an FAA high-altitude air traffic facility in Aurora, IL.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

AOPA Medical Advisory Board Supports Third Class Medical Reform

Addresses Letter To DOT And OMB Calling For Expedited Review

The AOPA Medical Advisory Board is the latest group to urge quick action on the proposed FAA rule that would allow thousands more pilots to fly without the need for a third class medical certificate.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Sun Flyer Enters Next Development Phase

Initial Flight Tests Underway In Colorado

Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. (AEAC) has entered the next phase of development for its Sun Flyer solar-electric training aircraft. AEAC, in conjunction with its development partner Bye Aerospace, is performing initial R&D flight-test operations with the solar-electric technology demonstrator at Centennial Airport near Denver, CO.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

FAA SAIB Issued For Some de Havilland Moth Series Airplanes

Focus Is On Maintenance Of Wood Structures

The FAA has issued a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) to alert operators and owners of de Havilland Models DH60, DH82, DH83, and other Moth series airplanes that utilize wooden structure of an airworthiness concern, specifically maintenance practices with respect to wood structure.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

UK Flying Club Hopes To Build 12 Spitfire Replicas

First Is Already Completed And Should Fly Next Week

A flight instructor with the Enstone Flying Club in Oxfordshire, UK, has embarked on an ambitious project to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The club hopes to build a dozen 90-percent-scale Supermarine Mk 26B Spitfires by the anniversary date.

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Wed, Oct 01, 2014

Avidyne Extends Relationship With Duncan Aviation

Becomes Exclusive Worldwide Repair Center For EX500 Display Systems

Avidyne has  extended their repair service agreement with Duncan Aviation of Lincoln, Nebraska, to include Avidyne’s EX500 series of multi-function displays (MFD).  Duncan Aviation will now be the exclusive provider of repair services for Avidyne customers that are using the EX500, as well as its first-generation Flight Situation Displays (FSD) and early-model FlightMax Multi-Function Displays (MFD).

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Colorado Company Designs 'Dream Chaser' Airplane

Described As An 'Affordable High Altitude Long Endurance' Aircraft

A company in Colorado is designing an aircraft it is calling the "Dream Chaser" .. and no, it's not Sierra Nevada Corp's space system.

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Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Cessna Sued Over 1981 Accident

Survivor Of Grand Canyon Airport Accident Lasts Longer Than Insurance Company

The survivor of an accident involving a Cessna airplane is suing the Textron subsidiary after the insurance company that had agreed to pay him over $6 million from an annuity went out of businesses.

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Aero-TV: More Good News For GA -- AEA’s Paula Derks Analyzes 2Q/14 Sales Data

Avionics Industry Leads The Way As GA Ekes Out A Slow Recovery 

In this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, turns to an expert to find out about the health of the aviation avionics business. Jim points out that aviation in general is having a rough time but the avionics business appears to be getting better. He asks Paula Derks, the President of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA), to give us a briefing on how things are going. Derks tells us that the 2nd quarter report on the health of the avionics market says business is up by 2.7 percent. She adds that total worldwide sales are about $1.3 billion up to this point and concurs with Jim that things are looking pretty good.

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Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Akron-Canton Airport Receives Perfect Part 139 Score From FAA

Inspections Include ARFF Facilities, Airfield Movements, Fueling Facilities, More

The Akron-Canton Airport (KCAK) recently achieved a perfect score on the FAA Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139 Airfield Safety Inspection. All U.S. airports that offer commercial airline service are evaluated annually.

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