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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.23.14): Airport Traffic Control Tower

Airport Traffic Control Tower A terminal facility that uses air/ground communications, visual signaling, and other devices to provide ATC services to aircraft operating in the vicinity of an airport or on the movement area. Authorizes aircraft to land or takeoff at the airport controlled by the tower or to transit the Class D airspace area regardless of flight plan or weather conditions (IFR or VFR). A tower may also provide approach control services (radar or nonradar).

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.23.14)

Aero Linx: The Long Island Early Fliers Club The purpose of the Long Island Early Fliers is to promote public education and interest in the field of aviation by collecting, collating and disseminating information concerning the history, records, progress and accomplishments of aviation and related activities. To study the invention, design, uses, building, maintenance and flying of aircraft of all types. To assist in the education of others in the science, development, advantages, accomplishments and needs of aviation and allied activities.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of thoughts on how to correct that problem and get the most out of Aero-News in the least amount of time.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.23.14)

"Reaching this stage that we call ATLO is a critical milestone. This is a very satisfying point of the mission as we transition from many teams working on their individual elements to integrating these elements into a functioning system. The subsystems are coming from all over the globe, and the ATLO team works to integrate them into the flight vehicle. We will then move rapidly to rigorous testing when the spacecraft has been assembled, and then to the launch preparations." Source: InSight Project Manager Tom Hoffman at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, commenting as NASA's InSight mission begins the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a March 2016 launch to Mars.

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Sun, Nov 23, 2014

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PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A318 series airplanes, Model A319 series airplanes, Model A320-211, -212, -214, -231, -232, and -233 airplanes, and Model A321 series airplanes.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Delta Confirms Airbus Buy

Adds 25 A350-900, 25 A330-900neo To Its Fleet Plan

Delta Air Lines has confirmed its order for  Airbus A350-900 and A330-900neo airplanes to replace older generation Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft starting in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

FAA Proposes $238,000 Civil Penalty Against McCauley Propeller Systems

Alleges Prop Maker Shipped Hazardous Materials Via FedEx

The FAA is proposing a $238,000 civil penalty against McCauley Propeller Systems, of Wichita, KS for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Southwest Pilots File For NMB Mediation

SWAPA: Union, Airline 'Far Apart' After Two Years Of Negotiations

In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) today officially filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB), the federal agency that oversees contract negotiations in the airline industry.  After two-plus years of negotiations both sides are currently too far apart to realistically expect an agreement outside of a mediated process.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

FAA Grants STC For 3-Blade MT Propeller On Beech Duchess 76

Company Says Prop Offers Multiple Gains In Performance

The FAA has issued an STC to MT-Propeller Entwicklung GmbH for installation of the next generation 3-blade scimitar composite propeller on Beech Duchess 76 airplanes powered by Lycoming IO-360 and other TC/STC approved piston engines which do not exceed the propeller TCDS.

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Sat, Nov 22, 2014

ForeFlight Mobile Releases New Version

Firmware Update Allows For Data Recording Capability

ForeFlight Mobile has rolled out yet another update to its popular flight planning app, and already is looking ahead to 2015.

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