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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Aero-TV: AT LAST!!! - Avidyne’s IFD540 Receives Certification

Avidyne's Long-Awaited IFD540 Finally Gets A Chance To Show Its R9 Roots

If you are looking for the bells and whistles of modern avionics you missed an opportunity if you were not at EAA AirVenture 2014. Well, ANN was there and in this video, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell takes a look at the newly released Avidyne IFD540 GPS/NAV/COM system. Jim talks with Tom Harper, the Director of Marketing for Avidyne. Harper said the IFD540 has been under development for about 3 years. Some of this time was spent going through the bureaucratic morass to obtain certification, but Harper also said that developing a system like the IFD540 is a challenge and they wanted to get it right.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

House Leaders Mull Next FAA Reauthorization

Transportation Committee Already Has A Bill In The Works

The Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives already has an FAA reauthorization bill in the works, according to committee chair Bill Shuster (R-PA), who hopes to avoid another three-year string of continuing resolutions for the agency this time around.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

NASA Administrator Visits North Texas Air Traffic Management Facilities

Will Discuss NextGen Development During Friday Event

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss several new and cutting-edge NASA aeronautics technologies being evaluated to improve air travel across the country at an event being held Friday at the agency's North Texas Research Station (NTX) facility.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Introduces Aircraft Certification Process Change

Plans To Prioritize Projects Based On Complexity

The FAA has taken what it calls an "important step" towards streamlining the aircraft certification process that will help the industry get products to market faster and retain competitiveness.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NTSB: GA Accident Rate Down In 2013

Reports First Fatalities On U.S. Airlines And Commuters In Three Years

The NTSB has released preliminary aviation accident statistics showing an overall decline in the number of US registered civil aviation accidents. The number of civil aviation accidents fell from 1,539 in 2012 to 1,297 in 2013.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Says Externally Mounted Cameras Not A Major Alteration

Allows Cameras Like GoPro Or NFlight To Be Mounted Externally On An Aircraft

The FAA said in a memo dated last March that cameras like GoPro or NFlight can be mounted eternally on airplanes as a "minor alteration" that does not require mountains of paperwork.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NASAO Elects 2015 Officers

Carol Comer Of The Georgia DOT Is The Incoming Chair

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since February 2008 and previously served as NASAO's vice chairman, treasurer and secretary of the board.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

FAA Grants Extended Certification To BendixKing KT74 ADS-B Out Transponder

AML Covers Over 700 Aircraft Models

The FAA has granted an expanded Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to BendixKing for its KT74 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Enabled Transponder. The system now includes Garmin’s GTN/GNS series Wide Area Augmentation System GPS as an approved data position source.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Kevin Gould Leaves BendixKing To 'Pursue Other Opportunities'

Interim Leadership Named By The Company

Kevin Gould has left the BendixKing division of Honeywell after overseeing the relaunch of the brand following a reorganization and corporate headquarters move.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Avtutorials Produces Three iPad Apps For Sporty's

Tablet-Based Pilot Training Focuses On Critical Pilot Skills

Three pilot-training iPad apps have been developed by Aviation Tutorials Company (Avtutorials) and licensed them to Sporty's. The three apps focus on critical piloting skills. The apps are titled Mastering Stick And Rudder Flying, Getting Around On The Ground, and Airborne Radar.

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