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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

FAA Issues TSO Authorization To Concorde Battery For 24 Volt GA Batteries

Covers Several Models Of Sealed Lead Acid Batteries

The FAA has issued Technical Standard Order, TSO-C173a, Authorization to Concorde Battery Corporation for the RG24-15, RG24-15M, and RG24-16 13.6 Ah family of sealed lead acid batteries. TSO-C173a authorization confirms that the batteries meet the Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) set forth by the FAA and Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) in DO-293A.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Living History Flight Experience In Attack Helicopter Available

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation Has Its Historic Helicopter, The Cobra 589, On Display At Yanks Air Museum With An Option To Experience A Mission Ride

For a limited time, individuals can visit Yanks Air Museum in Chino, CA to not only see the historic Bell AH-1F Cobra 589 but to experience a mission ride in the same helicopter that flew combat tours in Vietnam.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Students Face Serious Losses After Flight School Closes

American Flight Academy In Connecticut Shuttered Following Two Fatal Accidents

Students who had prepaid tens of thousands of dollars for flight training at American Flight Academy in Connecticut have been left holding an empty bag after the flight school closed following two fatal accidents. And some who came from overseas are having to immediately return to their home countries, as their student visas were cancelled by the flight school.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ANN FAQ: Contact Us (Updated)

Update: We've Moved!

Aero-News recently relocated its Global Headquarters from one aviation centric location... near Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine... to a spot near both Cecil Field and Herlong Airport. So ...for anyone needing to contact ANN via snail mail, here is our updated address: Aero-News Network 6001 Argyle Forest Blvd., Ste. 21-252, Jacksonville, FL, 32244.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (06.22.17)

"We'll see what the House is able to do and we'll proceed accordingly. But if that issue were to get addressed, it would probably have to be on the floor in conference." Source: U.S. Senator John Thune (R-SD), speaking to reporters Tuesday concerning ATC privatization.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.22.17): AIRMET

In-flight weather advisories issued only to amend the area forecast concerning weather phenomena which are of operational interest to all aircraft and potentially hazardous to aircraft having limited capability because of lack of equipment, instrumentation, or pilot qualifications.

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Thu, Jun 22, 2017

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.22.17)

Airplane Museums Airplane Museums is a state-by-state listing of where you can find some cool places to spend an afternoon wondering what it might have been like ... or remembering what it was like ... to fly THAT.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

General Aviation Groups Opposing Air Traffic Control Privatization

Surprisingly; Sam Graves Has Resportedly Offered Support For Reworked Proposal

EAA today joined a consortium of general aviation groups united in opposition to legislation introduced by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pennsylvania), which includes provisions to turn the nation's air traffic control infrastructure and services to a privatized, non-profit board dominated by commercial aviation interests. The joint statement came from EAA, AOPA, NBAA, NATA, GAMA, and HAI: "As we have previously stated, privatizing ATC is a bad solution in search of a nonexistent problem," said Jack J. Pelton, EAA CEO and Chairman. "The unknown costs, transition, and fallout from this plan would be extremely harmful to general aviation. EAA supports modernization of the American airspace system, and progress is happening with the input of all the system's stakeholders. This new legislation would do nothing to solve any current technology or efficiency issues, while undermining the world's most extensive general aviation system and disrupting the world's largest and

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

U.S. House, Senate Leaders Prepare FAA Authorization Bills

House Version Spins Off ATC, Senate Version Does Not

Congressional leaders in the U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday began revealing their language for an FAA reauthorization bill, and there was one glaring difference between them. The House bill disconnects Air Traffic Control from the FAA, while the Senate version does not.

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Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Airborne 06.21.17: A380plus??, Lycoming TBO Upgrade, Drone Racing League Premier

Also: WomenVenture, EAA Pilot Proficiency Ctr, 787-9 Order, Cardiac Drones, Cessna Ldg Gears, A320neo, Nightwarden TUAS

Airbus is presenting a development study for an enhanced A380, the “A380plus”. The study includes aerodynamic improvements in particular new, large winglets and other wing refinements that allow for up to 4% fuel savings. Added to an optimized A380 maintenance program and enhanced cabin features, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today’s A380. The new winglets measure approximately 15 feet in height (an uplet of 11 feet, and a downlet of 4 feet). It is designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag. The FAA has granted Lycoming Engines a 200 hour extension to the TBO on certain engine models. Lycoming requested a global Alternate Method of Compliance to AD 2010-19-01 from the FAA to allow operators to use the time periods specified in

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