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June 30, 2010

FAA Issues Safety Alert For Operations In The Gulf Of Mexico During Hurricanes

Notification Required If Oil Platforms With Weather Reporting Equipment Are Evacuated

With hurricane Alex in the Gulf of Mexico at Category 1 strength, the FAA is cautioning oil platform operators that have FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment that they have responsibilities to the ATC system.

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Dialing It In ... FAA Issues InFO On Avionics Tuning

Says "Concentrically-Centered Controls" Can Lead To Mistuning, Inadvertent Changes

The FAA Tuesday issued an Information for Operators (InFO) document to alert operators of the potential for inadvertently changing existing, correct selections in avionics and other systems equipped with concentrically-centered controls

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Strong Finish By Embry-Riddle In Women's Air Race Classic Competition

AZ Team Took 10th Place Overall

Two Embry-Riddle flight teams turned in impressive performances in the 34th annual women's Air Race Classic, a 2,483-mile race that began June 22 in Fort Myers, FL, and ended June 25 in Frederick, MD, including stops at airports in several cities throughout the central United States.

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No Agreement Yet On FAA Reauthorization Bill

Legislators Working On The Measure Say They Need More Time

The U.S. House of Representatives is reportedly preparing a one-month extension of the FAA Continuing Resolution because there has been little progress in reconciling the House and Senate versions of the pending reauthorization bill.

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FAA Awards Final Set Of Major NextGen Engineering Contracts

One Contract Largest Ever Awarded By FAA To A Small Business

The FAA announced Tuesday that Metron Aviation of Dulles, VA, and Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean, VA, received contracts as the final part of a set of landmark awards to perform engineering work that will help bring NextGen online.

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Aircraft Enroute To Glacier National Park Disappears

Four On Board The Aircraft Including Two Journalists

An airplane on a sightseeing trip to Glacier National Park has apparently gone down and is missing, with no word on the four people on board.

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Pilot Fatally Injured While Towing Baseball Team Advertising Banner

Two-Thousand Hour Pilot Aborted Banner Pickup Just Before Crashing

A 34-year-old pilot flying an airplane that regularly tows an advertising banner for the Salt Lake Bees minor league baseball team was fatally injured Saturday when the plane appeared to suffer a mechanical problem while attempting to pick up the banner.

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