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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

FAA Completes Nationwide Equipment Installation For NextGen

Aircraft Tracking System Currently In Use At 100 Airports

The FAA has announced the completion of a nationwide infrastructure upgrade that will enable air traffic controllers to track aircraft with greater accuracy and reliability, while giving pilots more information in the cockpit. This upgrade is a key improvement in the Next Generation Air Transportation System.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Hartzell Propeller Back In Business With Mooney Aircraft

Three-Bladed Scimitar Props To Be Installed On New Ovation And Acclaim Type S Airplanes

Hartzell Propeller and Mooney International Corp. are again in business together as the aircraft manufacturer has begun production on the first new Mooney airplane in five years. Hartzell Propeller has initiated deliveries of the company’s three-blade, blended airfoil, scimitar props to Mooney’s manufacturing operation in Kerrville, TX, for factory installation on its Ovation and Acclaim Type S aircraft models.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Piper Takes Trainer Orders From UND Aerospace

Three Twin-Engine Seminoles To Join The University Of North Dakota Fleet

Piper has taken orders for three twin-engine piston-powered Training Class Piper Seminole aircraft from the UND Aerospace Foundation who provides training and aircraft for the University of North Dakota's John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. The pilot training aircraft will be delivered later this year and join the Aviation Department's training fleet of more than 120 aircraft.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Able Flight Awards Nine New Scholarships

Six Award Recipients To Begin Flight Training At Purdue University On May 20th

It's a record setting year for Able Flight with nine new scholarships awarded to date. Six of the recipients will soon begin their training at Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology, one has completed a career training course, and two others are upgrading their pilot certificates.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Florida, Missouri Governors Declare April 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Issue Proclamations Recognizing The Importance Of GA In Their States

National aviation organizations applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott and Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon for declaring April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FAA Certifies Company To Collect And Verify Data For Aviation Mapping

CompassData Approved To Verify Accuracy Of Satellite Or Aerial Imagery

CompassData has received DO-200A certification by the FAA for collection and processing of survey and ground control data used in the creation of Airport Mapping Database (AMDB) products.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FAA Fact Sheet Shows Alaska's Dependence On Aviation

Over 8-Thousand Active Pilots In The State Flying More Than 9,500 Registered Aircraft

The FAA recently issued a fact sheet focusing on air transportation in Alaska pointing up just how dependent Alaskans are on their airplanes.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Salina Regional Airport Among Airports Recognized For Training Excellence

ANTN Digicast Was Created For Airports To Comply With Mandated Training Requirements

The Salina Regional Airport is among the 90 airports the American Association of Airport Executives (ANTN) has recognized with an ANTN Digicast Excellence in Airport Training award for training completed in calendar year 2013.

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