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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Copperstate Fly-In Underway In Arizona

Event Opened Thursday At Casa Grande Municipal Airport In AZ

The 42nd annual Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo is under way, running through Saturday, October 25, at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Arizona. Hundreds of aircraft, including homebuilts, warbirds, antique and vintage, ultralight/light sport aircraft, and production aircraft are expected to attend.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Airborne at NBAA-10.22.14: Legacy 500, Universal InSight, BendixKing AeroWave

Also: GE Honda, Sagem's Active SideStick, Syberjet Update, Techno Aerospace Knows How to Party

The FAA handed over certification papers for Embraer's Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association Conference and Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida. This approval enables entry into service of the aircraft in the United States and in countries that require such certification. Syberjet is looking ahead to getting the SJ-30i into production. ANN’s editor in chief stopped by their booth at NBAA2014 and got an update from Mark Fairchild, General Manager and Director of Sales and Customer Service. Universal Avionics’ newest avionics suite called the…InSight Integrated Flight Deck was unveiled here at the NBAA 2014 Business Aviation Convention. The highlight of the system is the embedded next generation Synthetic Vision System with advanced mapping capabili

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Southwest Airlines, IAM Reach Tentative Agreement

New Four-Year Pact Out For Ratification By The Union Membership

Southwest Airlines and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), representing the carrier's approximately 6,000 Customer Service Agents and Customer Support and Services Representatives, announced today that the two parties have reached a tentative agreement.  The tentative agreement is for a new four year contract and requires Membership ratification. 

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

FAA Proposes Civil Penalties Against Five Companies

All Allegedly Violated Hazardous Materials Regulations

The FAA is proposing civil penalties ranging from $54,000 to $66,000 against five companies for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials regulations.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Viking Sells Series 400 Twin Otters To Scotland

Highlands And Islands Airports Limited Becomes Inaugural Series 400 Operator In UK

Viking Air Limited of Victoria, BC, Canada and Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (“HIAL”), of Inverness, Scotland, have entered into an agreement for the purchase of two Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft, making HIAL the first Twin Otter Series 400 operator in Scotland.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Airborne 10.24.14: AML's Innovations, NASA Preps For Mars, LightHawk Saves

Also: AW609 Pilots Honored, Airbus' VIP Cabin, FreeFlight's FTX-200, Quicksilver S-LSA Milestone

During our visit this week to NBAA 2014, Jim Campbell had a chance to talk with Mark Lange of Aviation Modification Leaders, also known as AML, and learn about a new technology that is almost beyond belief. They discussed a system that is designed to increase the situational awareness in the cockpit by identifying fatigue, the effects of hypoxia, and the side effect of sleep apnea. There are additional benefits of the system but these are the top 3 that have been identified as the short fuse to an accident. NASA has captured thermal images of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on its descent after it launched in September. It’s hoped data from these thermal images may provide critical engineering information for future missions to the surface of Mars. The non-profit conservation group known as, LightHawk, will begin flying monthly aerial surveys over the northern Gulf of California t

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Copiah County Airport Celebrates New Runway With Nov. 1 Fly-In

First New Runway Constructed In Mississippi In More Than A Decade

The first new runway constructed in more than a decade in the state of Mississippi will be unveiled at a celebratory ribbon cutting and aircraft fly-in at the Copiah County Airport (M11) on Saturday, November 1 at 10 a.m.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

FAA Certifies Genuine Hawker Winglets For 400XPR Upgrade Program

Part Of Overall Package That Also Includes New Engines, Avionics

The FAA has certified winglets manufactured by Hawker for the 400XPR upgrade program. The company announced at the NBAA convention in Orlando that the Genuine Hawker Winglets are now available for installation on Beechjet 400A / Hawker 400XP aircraft at Textron Aviation service centers.

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

NBAA's Associate Member Advisory Council To Gain Two New Members

Council Made Up Of Manufacturers, Product Support And Service Companies

The NBAA is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its Associate Member Advisory Council (AMAC).

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Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Sierra Nevada Corporation Debuts Sierra Completions

Establishes New Aircraft Completions Subsidiary

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) debuted a new subsidiary ... Sierra Completions ... at NBAA2014. Sierra Completions met with Tier 1 companies in the aviation industry to advance negotiations with its strategic partners and key customers. The company is expected to receive its first commercial aircraft for design and completion in 2015.

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