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October 14, 2009

ACI-NA Airport Associates Elect New Board Members

Five New Board Members Announced

During the Airports Council International- North America (ACI-NA) World Business Partners (WBP)/Associates Business Breakfast at the ACI-NA 18th Annual Conference and Exhibition, current Chair Robert Hazel, partner, Oliver Wyman, announced results of the election of 2010 Board of Directors.

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Market for Aeronautical Information Worth '$2 Billion Plus'

Airport Sector Alone Worth Over $600 Million

A new study shows expenditure on aeronautical information system (AIS) and aeronautical information management (AIM) equipment and services is forecast to reach $2.2 billion between 2009 and 2018, according to a new study by air traffic management market research company PMI Media Ltd.

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - McDaniel’s Advice for WAAS Educators

McDaniel Explains How to Build a Foundation of WAAS Understanding

Many aircraft owners and pilots have heard of the Wide Area Augmentation System; yet, for most aviators, WAAS remains a complicated operational maze. 

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FAA Warns About Ice, Snow, Slush As Winter Approaches

Even Small Amounts Affect Aircraft Performance

It is still two months before winter officially begins, but there has already been snow in the upper midwest, so the time to begin planning for winter flying is now. To that end, the FAA has issued an Information for Operators (INfO) advisory focusing on small accumulations of ice, snow, frost, and slush on aircraft surfaces.

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NTSB: Overloading Likely Cause Of West Virginia Accident

Preliminary Findings Are That Airplane Was Almost 200 Pounds Over Gross

The NTSB has released its preliminary findings in an aborted takeoff in Fairmont, West Virginia that injured four people, two of the seriously. They found that the aircraft was 192 pounds over maximum gross weight at the time of the attempted departure.

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New Zealand Man Arrested For Attacking Helicopter

Threw A Rock, Shined A Spotlight At Low-Flying Agricultural Helo

A Blenheim, New Zealand man appeared in court in Wellington Monday after he allegedly threw a rock at a helicopter trying to protect a vineyard from frost, and then shining a spotlight into the cockpit of the aircraft.

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