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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

FLYHT Announces Two New Members On Its Board Of Directors

Barry Eccleston, John Belcher Join The Company's Board

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions has added two new members to its Board of Directors, while one member has stepped down from that role.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Transport Canada Grants STC For Pilatus PC-12 High-Def EVS

Pilatus Centre Canada Authorized To Complete Installations

Transport Canada has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Pilatus Centre Canada (PCC), in association with Northeast Engineering & Development Ltd., for their recently developed Pilatus PC-12 Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Western Michigan University Aviation Program Celebrates 75 Years

Gala Planned For October 24

Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is celebrating 75 years of aviation education. WMU has been involved in aviation education since 1939. On this 75th year within the field of Aviation, the Western Michigan University College is planning a celebration of this great milestone.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Spokane Sheriff Expanding Air-1 Program

Adds Two Surplus OH-58 Kiowa Warriors To Its Aircraft Fleet

The Spokane, WA Sheriff's Office is expanding its Air-1 program through the acquisition of two U.S. Army surplus OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Greensboro, NC Business Leaders Bullish On Aviation Sector

Industry Means Jobs In The 'Triad' Area

The aviation and aerospace industry could be the single greatest economic opportunity in the Greensboro, NC Triad region, according to business leaders speaking at a recent economic summit.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

High-Altitude Balloon Startup Gets Crowdfunding Boost

Rockzip Highballoons Reaches One Third Of Its Kickstarter Goal In Six Days

Aerospace start-up, Rockzip Highballoons has has raised over 30% of its $15,000 goal from 125 crowdfunding backers to commercialize its first model of highballoons (high-altitude balloons), which will be commissioned as floating "space satellites" ... and done so in just six days.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

Vintage Warbirds Headed To Corpus Christi

The CAF Gulf Coast Wing Presents Vintage Aircraft And A Noted Veteran, Lt. Col. George Reed, August 22-24

It has been 70 years since the U.S. Army Air Corp lifted into the air to create the largest air armada ever to fill the skies during World War II, but on August 22-24, an array of WWII warbirds will be roaring over Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-16-06

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2B16 (CL-604 Variant) airplanes.

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Thu, Aug 21, 2014

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2013-13-13

PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A310 series airplanes; and Model A300 B4-600, B4-600R, and F4-600R series airplanes, and Model A300 C4-605R Variant F airplanes (collectively called A300-600 series airplanes).

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Wed, Aug 20, 2014

Airborne 08.20.14: Unstable FAA Software, Pilots Can't Share, Hurricane Hunters

Also: New CAP Boss, Eclipse Fights Slow Economy, Skyport, MGL Upgrades, Lee Bottom Fly-In

The Department of Transportation Inspector General has issued a memo to the FAA Administrator pointing out weaknesses in the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) being deployed at 11 major airports around the country. The concept seems fairly simple. Private pilots would offer extra seats in their airplanes through the AirPooler app and website, and the passengers would help offset some of the expenses of making the trip. AirPooler would calculate the shared cost, bill the passenger, and collect a small transaction fee for offering the service. However, the FAA said that by posting specific flights and costs on its website, AirPooler was helping the pilot advertise a trip, which requires an air carrier certificate. Two Lockheed Orion P-3 airplanes based at McDill AFB in Tampa, Florida are the backbone of the hurricane hunters and they&rsqu

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