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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Air Algerie Airliner Down In Northern Africa

One Hundred Sixteen People Were On Board The MD-83

An Algerian aviation official has confirmed that Air Algerie Flight AH5017 went down Thursday in northern Africa with 116 people on board.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

FAA Lifts Flight Restrictions For Ben Gurion International Airport

Decision Came After Review Of New Information From Israeli Government

The FAA has lifted its restrictions on U.S. airline flights into and out of Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport by cancelling a Notice to Airmen it renewed Wednesday. The cancellation was effective at approximately 2345 EDT Wednesday night.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Airborne 07.23.14: Garmin's 7 Inch Touch, Equusearch v FAA, Andreini Family Sues

Also: GA Investment, Bud and Ross Granley, C-9 Farewell, Jepp FlightDeck, How To Find ANN At Oshkosh

Garmin’s “Team X” is dedicated to experimental aircraft avionics and they have just announced a new 7-inch G3X Touch display option for experimental amateur-built and light sport aircraft. The 7-inch G3X Touch display features an infrared touchscreen and the size is perfect if height and width constraints are in play. Additionally, owners wanting multiple displays have the option of installing up to three displays, using any combination of 10.6-inch or 7-inch G3X Touch displays. Earlier this year ANN published a story about Texas EquuSearch, a nonprofit organization that helps local authorities search for missing persons. Texas EquuSearch had been using a drone to enhance their search ability in remote areas and rough terrain until the FAA had notified them by e-mail to stop using the drone under the threat of fines levied by the

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

OSH2013, Day Three, Revisited: EAA Biz, Lycoming, Kestrel

Also: Jetman!, PAR200, Pelton Intvw Part Three, Sights and Sounds of Oshkosh!

EAA held its annual membership meeting Wednesday morning at Theater in the Woods, a change from previous years that chairman Jack Pelton said would give more members an opportunity to attend the meeting. Lycoming Engines press conference was heavy on preparations for future industry changes. Kestrel Aircraft announced that the GARMIN G3000 avionics suite has been chosen as the launch avionics platform for the Kestrel Aircraft, currently in development. The Jetman … Yves Rossy … made his public US debut at Oshkosh. After the flight, he answered questions from reporters about what it’s like to fly the Breitling sponsored Wing. PS Engineering showed of its new PAR-200 audio panel with an integrated comm radio which was developed in conjunction with TRIG avionics. It’s no secret that there has been some … tension … between the EAA and

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

NTSB To Participate In Annual Aviation Event At Oshkosh

Will Make Multiple Presentations On Safety Issues During The Show

National Transportation Safety Board Member Earl Weener and NTSB senior aviation investigators will participate at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual fly-in convention in Oshkosh next week.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

A350 XWB MSN001 Conducts 'Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off' Test

One Of The Mandatory Tests For Certification Completed Successfully

Airbus has successfully performed the ‘Maximum Energy Rejected Take-Off’ (MERTO) test with the A350 MSN001 on the morning of Saturday 19th July at Istres Air Force Base in France. MERTO, which follows on from the previous ‘High Energy Rejected Take-Off’ (HERTO) preparation test conducted by MSN001 two months ago, is a part of the mandatory series of tests for certification.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Dream Chaser Passes Major NASA CCiCap Milestone

Space System Design 'Substantially Advanced' By The Accomplishment

The Dream Chaser space system has successfully passed Milestone 9, the Risk Reduction and Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Advancement Testing milestone, for several critical systems under NASA’s Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) agreement. Milestone 9 culminated in a major comprehensive review of various hardware systems.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Blue Angels Announce 2015 Team Members

C-130 Demonstration Pilot Marine Capt. Katie Higgins Becomes First Female Pilot On The Team

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, announced the officers selected for the 2015 team July 22.

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

AeroSports Update: Sport Pilot And The Taildragger

Several Light Sport Aircraft Are Being Produced In A Taildragger Configuration, But Is A Taildragger The Right Thing For A Sport Pilot?

Several manufacturers and kit producers offer tailwheel airplanes. While the tricycle gear configuration appeals as the modern way to go, there are numerous advantages, fun being one of them, to the taildragger’s. Aren’t choices wonderful!

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Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Malaysia MH17 Data And Voice Recorders To Be Analyzed In The UK

'Black Boxes' Sent To The United Kingdom After International Backlash

The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and flight data recorder (FDR) recovered from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 which was shot down over Ukraine have been sent to the United Kingdom for analysis, according to the government of Malaysia.

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