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August 23, 2011

FSANA Launches First Ever Flight School Accreditation Program

Designation Will Help Maintain High Standards For Flight Schools

The Flight School Association of North America (FSANA) announced Monday the creation and official start of the first flight school accreditation program in the history of flight training. The purpose of flight school accreditation is to maintain the highest standard for flight schools with respect to industry business practices and professionalism.

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New Officers Named For Frontiers Of Flight Board Of Directors

Smithsonian-Affiliated Museum Taps Three For Leadership Roles

The Board of Directors of the Frontiers of Flight, a Smithsonian affiliated museum, today announced the appointments of three new officers in key leadership positions.  Their roles are to further advance the mission of the museum which is to educate and inspire the youth of North Texas to become involved with science, engineering and mathematics especially as they relate to aviation and aerospace.

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Classic Aero-TV: Paying It Forward--Vicki Cruse Scholarship Winner Kelly Hoffman

The Memory Of An Amazing Lady Is Affecting The Future of Others

It should have been a sad, even depressing, duty... to choose among some hopeful applicants for a scholarship we established in the memory of someone amazing... and now lost. Instead, it was one of the most uplifting events of the year... and promises to continue to be so for a long time to come. Working through a number of applications from some truly deserving applicants, the first two scholarship recipients were decided upon... Kelly Marie Hoffman of San Carlos, CA, and Christy Lynn Garvin of Powder Springs, GA. Both women provided exceptional reasons for their selection..

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New Rulemaking Committee Could Boost Growth In GA

FAA Will Modernize Design And Manufacturing Rules For Entry-Level Certified Airplanes

The FAA has formed a Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), tasked with modernizing the design and manufacturing rules for entry-level, certified airplanes, which industry insiders say could result in lower cost for entry-level, certified airplanes, and growth opportunities for the existing Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) manufacturers. An additional benefit could be an increase in safety for all GA airplanes.

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FAA Implements Rule To Stop A Revolving Door For Inspectors

Places Restrictions On Companies That Employ Former Aviation Safety Inspectors

The FAA issued a final rule late last week that prohibits air carriers and other certificate holders from employing certain former FAA aviation safety inspectors as company representatives to the agency for a period of two years after they have left the agency. “The flying public can rest assured that our aviation safety inspectors will remain focused on protecting the flying public without any conflicts of interest,” said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

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ACI-NA Urges Secretary LaHood To Fully Fund AIP In FY 2013 Budget

No Doing So Could Result In "Significant Delays In Vital Safety Projects"

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato has sent a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, urging him to fully fund the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) in the DOT’s FY 2013 proposed budget.

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