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August 25, 2012

Canada's TSB Releases Update On Virginia Midair Collision

Accident Near Warrenton, VA, Involved NTSB, FAA Personnel. Canadian Agency Leading The Investigation

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has released factual information in an accident in May involving a V35B Bonanza and a Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, which collided in mid-air near Warrenton, VA. Since the accident airplanes were owned by NTSB and FAA employees, the Canadian agency was asked to take the lead for the investigation.

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DOT IG: Implementation OF FAA Wildlife Strike Program Ineffective

Airports Are Required To Create And Implement Plans To Minimize Wildlife Hazards

In a report released Wednesday, the DOT's Inspector General found that FAA’s oversight and enforcement activities of its Wildlife Hazard Mitigation Program are not sufficient to ensure airports fully adhere to Program requirements or effectively implement their wildlife hazard plans.

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FAA Awards $6.6 Million For Washington State Airports

Two Separate Grants For Runway Rehab, Air Quality Improvements

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday announced two grants for Washington state airports. Spokane International Airport will receive a $2.5 million grant to improve air quality by reducing the use of conventional fuels to power aircraft in the gate areas. Tacoma Narrows Airport will receive a $4.1 million grant to rehabilitate Runway 17/35.

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FAA Investigating Near Collision At Westchester County, NY, Airport

Two GA Airplanes Nearly Collided Operating From Intersecting Runways

The FAA has opened and investigation into a near collision involving two GA aircraft at Westchester County Airport (KHPN) in Westchester County, NY, last Sunday. The airplanes were using intersecting runways at the time the incident occurred.

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Cape Wind Opponents To Appeal FAA 'No Hazard' Ruling

Contends That The Agency's Ruling Was Politically Motivated

After an FAA determination last week that 130 wind turbines that are proposed for a wind farm in Nantucket Sound would not pose any hazard to navigation by GA airplanes, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound filed an appeal in federal court challenging the decision.

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Boeing Marks One-Year Anniversary Of Dreamliner Certification

FAA, EASA Blessed The New Airplane On August 26th, 2011

It seems like it wasn't that long ago that we were reporting that Boeing first flew its Dreamliner ... and now the planemaker is celebrating the one-year anniversary of certification of the 787 this weekend. On Aug. 26, 2011, both the FAA and EASA granted type certificates for the all-new jetliner. In addition, the FAA added the 787 to the Boeing production certificate.

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Hurricane Hunters Track TS Isaac

USAF Assets Monitoring Storm As It Moves Through The Caribbean

With Tropical Storm Isaac bearing down on the Dominican Republic and Haiti and threatening to strengthen over the eastern Caribbean, the "Hurricane Hunters" from the Air Force Reserve's 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron are in the air, relaying critical data to National Weather Service forecasters in Miami.

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Hot Air Balloon Down In Slovenia

Four Fatally Injured When Aircraft Was Swept Up In A Storm

Four people were fatally injured when a hot air balloon on a sightseeing flight was swept up into a storm in Slovenia Thursday. Twenty-eight others on board the aircraft were injured when it impacted the ground and caught fire.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (08.25.12)

"The FAA ruling shows a complete and utter disregard for public safety and flies in the face of last year’s decision by the US Court of Appeals in DC to revoke Cape Wind’s aviation safety permit.” Source: Audra Parker, president of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, in a news release.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.25.12): Temporary Flight Restriction(TFR)

A TFR is a regulatory action issued by the FAA via the U.S. NOTAM System, under the authority of United States Code, Title 49. TFRs are issued within the sovereign airspace of the United States and its territories to restrict certain aircraft from operating within a defined area on a temporary basis to protect persons or property in the air or on the ground.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.25.12)

Safety Card Collection and Gallery

This site proves that there is someone out there collecting just about anything. 2213 safety cards from 660 airlines, so if you ever find yourself on a Harlequin Air DC-10 and need an extra safety card, you'll know where to look.

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