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October 09, 2010

FAA Proposes Safety Systems Requirement For Certificated Airports

Would Require Formal Safety Management Plans In Place For Ramp Areas At All Part 139 Airports

It's going to potentially be a little more difficult to be on an airport ramp under rules proposed by the FAA Thursday to require airports certificated under Part 139 to put in place safety management systems (SMS) for all airfield and ramp areas.

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A Step In The Right Direction For The California Legislature

Temporary Relief For Flight Training Operations Passed Thursday

The California Legislature on Thursday passed SB 856, a bill that, among its other provisions, will provide a delay in compliance with regulations issued by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) as they apply to flight training operations. 

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FAA Issues Lithium Battery SAFO

Alerts Aircraft Operators About New Research Concerning The Transportation Of Lithium Batteries As Cargo

The FAA issued a Safety Alert for Operators (SAFO) on Friday alerting operators to results of new research on the risks associated with transporting lithium batteries as cargo on aircraft, and recommended actions air carriers can take to reduce those risks.

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Embraer: No Decision On Factory In China

Brazilian Company Reportedly May Close Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry

Facing possible competition from a Chinese Regional Jet, Embraer is reportedly considering shuttering its Harbin Embraer Aircraft Industry Co. factory in China.

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UAL And Air Canada Form Transborder Joint Venture

Carriers Already Have Antitrust Immunity From The U.S. DOT

Air Canada and United Continental Holdings, Inc. have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding setting out the principles for a comprehensive revenue-sharing joint venture that would provide for an enhanced partnership on United States-Canada transborder flights.

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Israeli Ministry Of Defense Commits To F-35 Purchase

Letter Of Offer And Acceptance Signed By Israeli Defense Director

Israeli Ministry of Defense Director General (Maj. Gen. Ret.) Udi Shani has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of F-35 Lightning II aircraft Thursday in New York. Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government’s Foreign Military Sales process.

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AA Gets DOT Approval For LA-Shanghai Route

New Flights To Begin In April Of 2011

Following this week's announcement that American Airlines was among those being granted tentative anti-trust immunity with Japanese partners, the legacy carrier said Thursday that the U.S. DOT has granted it the authority and frequencies needed to begin new service between Los Angeles and Shanghai.

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WASP Receives Congressional Gold Medal

One Of 38 Women Killed In Service During WWII

Mary Elizabeth Trebing reported for Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) training at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas on February 21, 1943 and graduated on August 7, 1943.  Three months later she was killed when the PT-19 she was ferrying from Dallas went down near Blanchard, OK.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.09.10)

"The goal we are working towards is zero runway incursions." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.09.10): Holding Pattern

Set path which keeps aircraft within a specified airspace while awaiting further clearance from air traffic control.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.09.10)

Teterboro "Kokomo" Parody

Here's a little something to get your weekend off to a start with a smile ... unless you happen to be waiting for a departure at Teterboro.

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