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June 28, 2009

ATA Voices 'Strong Concerns' About Waxman-Markey Legislation

Massive "Green" Tax Increase Will Have Strong Effect On Aviation

"The nation's airlines have an impressive environmental record and are committed to working with the administration to address climate change, but we have strong concerns about the Waxman-Markey bill and its punitive one-size-fits-all approach," said ATA President and CEO James C. May.

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Two Viper Pilots Receive Jet Certification

Part Of An FAA Program To Standardize Pilot Qualifications

Move over, Starbuck ... oops ... wrong Viper. Viper Aircraft Corporation is pleased to announce that company pilot Alain Garcia and professional test pilot Len Fox of L.A. Fox Unlimited have both received their Authorized Experimental Aircraft certificate in the Viperjet aircraft.

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Study Asserts SFAR Affected Sightseeing Helicopter Crashes in Hawaii

Overall Decrease, But More Result In Fatalities, Johns Hopkins Study Shows

An emergency rule intended to reduce the number of deaths and injuries associated with Hawaiian air tours was followed by a 47 percent reduction in sightseeing crashes, according to a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy.

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Hawker Beechcraft Services Now Taking Orders for WAAS/LPV

Upgrade Available Soon For Pro Line 21-Equipped Hawker 800XP Aircraft

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) today announced that a Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) solution will be available this summer for all Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21-equipped Hawker 800XP aircraft.

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GOES-O Mission Lifts Off!

NASA/NOAA's GOES-O satellite atop a Delta IV rocket lifted off from Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6:51 p.m. EDT. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Program (GOES) is a joint effort of NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Airline Pilots Association Lauds FAA Efforts On Flight Time, Crew Rest

Says Administration Reflects The Organization's Position

This week’s FAA announcement of plans to form an Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to develop new standards for pilot flight time and rest is extremely encouraging in the decades-long push by ALPA, to modernize the regulations as a fundamental step to address pilot fatigue.

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Boeing Ships NextGen Satellite To Cape Canaveral For Tests

New System Promises Twice The Navigational Accuracy

Boeing has shipped a Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to conduct a series of key tests for the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation satellite navigation system.

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USAF Academy Class of 2013 Gets A Start On Their Military Careers

Basic Cadet Training Begins

The 1,376 members of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Class of 2013 arrived June 25 to begin basic cadet training. Overall, the Academy received

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.28.09): CAT IIIc – Category IIIc – Approach

CAT IIIc – Category IIIc – Approach A precision instrument approach and landing with no decision height and no runway visual range limitations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.28.09)

Flight Delay Information - Air Traffic Control System Command Center The status information provided on this site indicates general airport conditions; it is not flight-specific. Check with your airline to determine if your flight is affected. Information on wait times at security checkpoints.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.28.09)

"Our findings indicate that the 1994 Rule was followed by a reduction of almost half in the crash rate. On the other hand, crashes that occurred as a result of low visibility-often because of rain, fog, or clouds-increased from 5 percent to 32 percent of all air tour helicopter crashes in the 14 years after the new regulation." Source: Senior Author Wren L. Haaland, a 2009 graduate of Johns Hopkins University who conducted a study as an undergraduate research assistant with the Bloomberg School's Center for Injury Research and Policy on the effect of FAA's SFAR 71.

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