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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

AeroSports Update: Theater In The Woods…A Place To Relax

At EAA AirVenture, When The Airshow’s Over And The Events Exhibitors Shut Down For The Evening, It Doesn’t Mean AirVenture Sleeps

One of the most popular features that doesn’t directly relate to the thousands of aircraft that are located on Wittman Regional Airport during AirVenture are the programs presented at the theater in the woods. Theater in the Woods is just as the name implies, a delightful place to relax and be enlightened.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

NATA Offers Congress Its Views On Air Traffic Control Reform

Hendricks Urges Caution In Making Major Changes To The System

NATA has provided members of the House Aviation Subcommittee with its views on air traffic control reform in response to its hearing entitled, “Options for FAA Air Traffic Control Reform.”  The association, in comments from its President and CEO Thomas L. Hendricks, expressed support for the injection of more private sector practices into the FAA but cautioned “it is important how any changes to the agency are managed in order to maintain a stable, safe and efficient system that protects access for all users of our system.”

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Teamsters, ITF Warn Of Possible Disruptions Of LAN Airline Flights

Unions In Ecuador, Colombia And Miami Are Coordinating Actions With A Potential Strike In Chile

A number of flights of South American LAN Airlines could be affected as the unions of LAN Airlines began a series of actions on Wednesday, March 25th in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Miami. The unions say that to date, the company has not responded to the its demands to improve working conditions. LAN Airlines workers are responsible for passenger safety, airplane maintenance, and customer connections in airports.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Airbus Will Locate Major Engineering Center On WSU's Innovation Campus

New Building To Be Constructed Will Be Workplace For 400 Employees

Wichita State University has reached a historic agreement with one of the world's leading aerospace companies. WSU, through its Wichita State Innovation Alliance Inc., has signed letters of intent with Airbus Americas to locate the company's Wichita engineering center in a new building on the university's Innovation Campus.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Airborne 03.25.15: HR476 Opposed, AEA2015 LIVE Schedule, Airbus' 9000th A/C

Also: Nanchang CJ-6A, USAF T-X Program, UK AAIB Withholds Info, Aussie Aero-Politics, GPS Errors Found, ATC Reform

House Bill HR 476 will eliminate G.I. training benefits for those veterans wishing to build a career as a professional pilot. As a result, a letter-writing campaign has been mounted by an ad-hoc group which hopes to defeat HR 476. On a website designed to send letters to Congress on a variety of issues, the group "Stop HR 476 - Protect Veterans Post 9/11 Benefits" says that while the bill is titled: "GI Bill Education Quality Enhancement Act of 2015", it will actually eliminate the opportunity for Veterans to become professional pilots after serving their Country and earning their Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits." The Aero-News Network, Aero-TV and Airborne Unlimited are honored to partner with the Aircraft Electronics Association to bring exciting news about the latest and greatest avionics devel

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Aero-TV: Universal Avionics InSight -- Taking FlightDeck Integration To New Heights

An Avionics Powerhouse Re-Innovates The Modern FlightDeck

It almost seems like avionics are making more news than the aircraft at NBAA 2014. ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, stops by Universal Avionics Systems to talk with Robert Clare, the Universal Avionics’ director of sales.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

NBAA Outlines FAA Reauthorization Priorities

Nine 'Guiding Principles' Submitted To House Aviation Subcommittee

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen has set forth the business aviation community’s top priorities as Congress begins work on crafting legislation for “reauthorization”, or funding and governance of the FAA.  

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Airborne 03.26.15: Germanwings Crash 'Pilot Induced', B-29 Rollout, CC Rockets Ready

Also: ALPA v UAVs, Aero-Community Update: XPrize, FAA Streamlines UAS COAs, Airport Infrastructure, ATC Reform, New SpaceX Rocket

Data retrieved from the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) aboard the Germanwings Airbus A320 that went down in the French Alps indicates that the pilot had been locked out of the cockpit before the plane impacted terrain. A senior French military official involved in the investigation said that initially there had been a light knocking on the door, then more insistent knocking and shouting. Eventually, the captain was reportedly trying to break through the reinforced cockpit door. There was apparently never any answer from the co-pilot still in the cockpit. Seventy years ago this week in 1945, a B-29, later named “Doc”, rolled off the assembly line at Boeing and was delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces. That same aircraft was rolled out and delivered again on the 70th anniversary of its initial delivery, in commemoration of its restoration

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Houston Airport System, SNC Announce New Agreement

Unmanned Dream Chaser Spacecraft To Support ISS From Houston Spaceport

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Space Systems and the Houston Airport System (HAS) have announced a new follow-on agreement to utilize Ellington Airport’s Spaceport as a future landing site for SNC’s Uncrewed Dream Chaser spacecraft - SNC’s solution for NASA’s Cargo Resupply needs and other critical space operations.

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Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Frost & Sullivan Sees Opportunity For Aerospace Hub In Thailand

Country Laying The Foundation For Developing Aerospace Manufacturing

Thailand is laying the foundation for development of an Aerospace Industrial Estate targeting MRO and Tier 2, 3 and 4 aerospace manufacturing segments. This has a potential of bringing $650 million per year by 2023 when the first phase of the park will be operational. The park is planned to be developed in three phases and when all three phases are fully operational, it is forecasted to generate $1.485 billion every year for Thailand, comprised of both manufacturing and MRO services.

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