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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airbus Launches The Sustainable Aviation Engagement Program

Designed To Help Airlines Further Improve Their Environmental Performance

Airbus has launched the “Sustainable Aviation Engagement Program”, a long-term partnership program set up to help airlines reduce their environmental footprint through a tailored offering of services and expertise.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Alaska Air Group Has Reduced Emissions Intensity By 30 Percent

Improvements Made Over The Past 10 Years

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since 2004 — the equivalent of taking one million cars off the road for a year.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

City Of Longmont, CO To Host Presentation On Airport Noise Complaints

Meeting To Be Held At Vance Brand Airport June 3

The City of Longmont will host a public presentation on the legal limitations of regulating noise at Vance Brand Municipal Airport on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 5:30 to 7 pm at the Longmont Senior Center located at 910 Longs Peak Avenue.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

AeroSports Update: Seaplane Training…On The House

Passionate Pilot Wins King Schools’ Alaska Seaplane Rating Sweeps

Here’s a story that would make any pilot wince with a hint of envy. Most all landlubber pilots look at flying off of water as something they would like to do but, all too commonly, just never get it done. In this case, becoming a splash-and-float pilot came as a prize.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Washington State Officials Say Boeing Broke Jobs Promises

Positions Transferred To Other States After WA Gave Major Incentives

In 2013, the State of Washington gave Boeing a package of tax breaks totalling $8.7 billion through 2040. In return, the state apparently assumed that the planemaker would continue to create and provide jobs in the state.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

NIMBY Group Looks To Stir Up Anti-KSMO Sentiment

Soliciting Complaint Forms For Members Of Congress To Take To The FAA

In an effort to have further restrictions placed on Santa Monica Airport ... or close it all together ... a group describing itself as a "growing network including thousands of people from our local community" has put up a website in an effort to get involved in "shaping the future use of the Santa Monica Airport Land  to better the lives of our entire community and future generations."

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Tue, May 26, 2015

TV Report Says New Controller Hiring Process May Compromise Safety

Alleges Some Applicants Had Access To Test Answers

A six month investigation by Fox Business asserts that the FAA's new hiring practices for Air Traffic Controllers may be putting the flying public at risk, and alleges that some were given assistance in passing a test that led to a job as an air traffic controller.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Airborne 05.22.15: Falcon 5X Readies, Avidyne AD, LadiesLoveTaildraggers 2015

Also: Air Power Museum, ANN Could Use A Little Help From Its Friends, GE Honda, Mexican-Registry TBM 900, Legacy 500, BBJ Winglets, Wheels Up Order

The new Falcon 5X is getting closer to its first flight as Dassault announced they are planning a roll out on June 2nd. They say the 5X is expected to make its maiden flight this summer. The number one 5X was powered up for the first time at the end of August last year, and system and vibration ground testing began last fall. An Emergency Airworthiness Directive, AD 2015-10-51 has been issued to owners and operators of all aircraft that incorporate certain Avidyne Corporation Integrated Flight Displays. The AD references to specific part numbers and software releases for Model R9 ten-inch and Model R9 twelve-inch units. Join the ladies of LadiesLoveTaildraggers for their 6th annual fly-in May 29 through the 31st. This year they will be converging on the

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Tue, May 26, 2015

Aero-TV: Just Like The “Real” Thing - Redbird/Disney’s ‘Dusty’ FlightSim

Disclaimer: No Matter What He Tells You, Tom Patton Is Not A Certified Firefighting Pilot

While at EAA AirVenture 2014, ANN News Editor, Tom Patton checked out what was going on at the Redbird Flight Simulation display. Tom talked with Josh Harnagel, the Director of Online Marketing for Redbird Flight Simulations. Redbird is becoming known as the innovator in aviation simulation and in the way simulation is used in flight training.

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Tue, May 26, 2015

NASA Names Winners Of Student Launch Challenge

Vanderbilt University Takes Top Honors For Third Year In A Row

For the third year in a row, Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennessee has been named the winning team in the NASA Student Launch challenge, earning the $5,000 prize.

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