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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

Flight Design Moves Into Additional Global Markets

Supports Local License Production For Asia-Pacific And Americas

For many years, Flight Design has continuously reached out to new markets to ensure global availability and support of Flight Design products. As the next logical step, Flight Design is now providing local production capacities for the major market segments. With this strategy, Flight Design significantly improves availability of the products, reducing production lead times and ensures continued affordable aircraft prices.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

FAA Appeals Judges' Ruling In Pirker Case

Says Judge 'Erred' In Making Assumptions About The UAV, Interpretation Of FARs

The FAA has appealed an NTSB judges' ruling that a UAV flown by a private citizen in the vicinity of the University of Virginia is not subject to FARs, and the pilot of the UAV should not have to pay the agency's $10,000 fine.

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Tue, Apr 15, 2014

TFR Posted Over Nevada Ranch In Connection With Cattle Grazing Dispute

Flight Restriction Posted Through Mid-May

The federal government placed a TFR over the Bundy Ranch in Nevada as it waged something of a range war with rancher Cliven Bundy.

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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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