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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Airborne at NBAA--10.21.14: NBAA2014 Opens Strong, Eclipse Update, FJ44 TBO Increase

Also: Shuster/Hart Address NBAA, Gogo Means Business, BBJ Maxes Out, Hartzell Pulls Its Weight

The NBAA Opening General Session featured two well-known names from Washington. Representative Bill Shuster, who chairs the House Transportation Committee, and Acting NTSB Chair Christopher Hart were the keynote speakers for the opening general session Tuesday morning. Shuster said that the he has already begun the process of crafting a new FAA reauthorization bill … which he says should be “transformational” with a goal of easing the regulatory burden on the industry. While much of the news at NBAA is about mid-size and large business aircraft, there is a very distinct niche for smaller BizJets … including the Very-Light-Jets.  One of the major players in that segment of the industry is Eclipse Aerospace. ANN Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell talked Tuesday with Eclipse Aerospace CEO Mason Holland about how the E550 is helping revitalize that segment of t

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years Of Helicopter Services

Fleet Of Nine Helicopters Serves The Northeast U.S.

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has announced that September 2014 marked AAG's 25th year of providing executive helicopter transportation and maintenance services in the Northeast. 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Flight Attendant Union Issues Ebola Protection And Response Checklist

Guidelines Applicable To All Communicable Diseases

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has notified Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain and key federal agencies overseeing aviation safety and health of protective and response measures needed to support aviation's first responders and safe air travel.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

NBAA Supports Future Business Aviation Leaders With Scholarships

Recipients To Be Recognized At Event Wednesday Morning In Orlando

The NBAA, through NBAA Charities, offers a wide range of scholarships that support young people seeking careers in business aviation. This week at NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014), students will be recognized for receiving the following awards: UAA Janice K. Barden Aviation Scholarship, Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, NORDAM Dee Howard/Eitenne Fage Scholarship and the new Eddie Queen Aviation Management Scholarship.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Williams International Extends TBO Of All FJ44 Models To 5000 Hours

TAP Customers Afforded The Extension, Hot Section Inspection Intervals Also Extended

Williams International is pleased to announce that customers enrolled in its Total Assurance Program (TAP) for engine maintenance will benefit from extended intervals between major periodic inspections (MPI). 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Boeing Concludes Commercial Crew Space Act Agreement For CST-100/Atlas V

Culminates Four Years Of Development Work On Commercial Space Systems

Boeing has successfully completed the final milestone of its Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) Space Act Agreement with NASA. The work and testing completed under the agreement resulted in significant maturation of Boeing's crew transportation system, including the CST-100 spacecraft and Atlas V rocket.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Million Air Orlando Renovation Nearing Completion

New FBO Features Expanded Flight Planning Room, Theater, Pilot Lounges

Freeman Holdings Group is near completion of Million Air Orlando’s $1.5 million facility renovations, at the Orlando Sanford International Airport. The new 7,500 sq. ft. FBO boasts five renovated offices, an elegantly designed theater, expanded flight planning room, two private pilot lounge rooms, a multi-media conference room and a redesigned lobby with additional seating areas.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Boeing-Built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Successfully Completes 3rd Flight

Concludes 647-Day Experimental Mission For The USAF

The Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) successfully de-orbited and landed late last week at Vandenberg Air Force Base concluding a 674-day experimental test mission for the U.S. Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office. The X-37B was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Dec. 11, 2012. 

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Qatar Airways' 1st A350 XWB Completes Maiden Flight

First Customer Aircraft Flown, Further Ground And Flight Tests To Be Conducted

The first customer A350-900 which will be delivered to Qatar Airways has successfully completed its maiden flight. The flight was the first time an A350 XWB configured for a customer has taken to the sky. Following the successful flight, Qatar’s A350 XWB will continue its production phase before delivery; this includes cabin completion as well as further ground and flight tests.

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Travel Access Vital To Fighting Ebola

NGO Alliance Warns Travel Restriction Could Cripple U.S. Response To Outbreak

InterAction, an alliance of U.S. NGOs working on global poverty and humanitarian assistance efforts, warned leaders in Congress and the White House this week that flight restrictions could cripple the efforts of American NGOs responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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