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Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.04.16)

“All three institutions have now sent a strong signal in favour of modernizing the Agency and the European aviation system as a whole. There is clear political will to ensure a risk-based, proportionate approach guides all future EASA work... For general aviation, it is imperative that we have the appropriate level of regulation for each activity, combined with efficient oversight that facilitates the development of new and innovative products. With the Basic Regulation amended so infrequently, we must ensure these concepts are framed correctly for the future.” Source: Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), commenting on the European Union’s Member States having reached agreement on a new mandate for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The agreement opens the door for final negotiations among the European Parliament, EU Member States, and the European Commission to agree on a final text. This step followed a 10 November vote in the European Parliament, wh

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

AD Requires Cycling Of Power On Dreamliners

FCMs Could Reset During Flight If Left On More Than 22 Consecutive Days

An Airworthiness Directive published in the Federal Register Friday requires repetitive cycling of either the airplane electrical power or the power to the three flight control modules (FCMs). This AD was prompted by a report indicating that all three FCMs might simultaneously reset if continuously powered on for 22 days on all Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 airplanes.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Bolivia Suspends LaMia Airline Following Fatal Accident

Plane Went Down In Colombia With Brazilian Soccer Team On Board

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bolivia has suspended operating authority for LaMia Airline after an Avro RJ85 jet went down in Colombia resulting in the fatal injury of 71 of the 77 people on board.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

FAA Allows News Media Flight In Pipeline Protest TFR

But Media Organizations Must Contact The Agency Prior To Flight

The FAA has issued a statement indicating that news media wishing to use drones to cover the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline can do so, if they seek advance permission from the agency.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Five Receive Master Instructor Designation In November

National Accreditation Recognized By The FAA

Five instructors have renewed their Master Instructor designation in the month of November. Master Instructors LLC said in a news release that all were accredited as Masters by Master Instructors LLC, the international Master Instructor accrediting authority.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics For $134 Million

Acquisition Adds Unique Nano-Drone Unmanned Aerial Systems

FLIR Systems has announced that it has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, a leading developer and manufacturer of nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications, for approximately $134 million in cash.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

New Council Member Will Cast Deciding Vote On Hollister Airshow

Panel Divided 2-2 On Whether To Continue The Event

The fate of the Hollister Airshow in Hollister, CA may rest in the hands of one incoming member to the city council.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

LMC Advances Modernization Of Current GPS Ground Control System For USAF

CUP2 Operational Control Segment Upgrades Now Fully Operational

A major upgrade to modernize the current ground control system of the U.S. Air Force's Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation has been completed by Lockheed Martin.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Sacramento Police Confiscate Drone

Was Being Flown Over CalExpo Winter Festival In Sacramento

A Sacramento man who flew his DJI Mavic drone over the Winter Wonderland festival at California Exposition last month had his aircraft confiscated by the Sacramento Police.

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Sat, Dec 03, 2016

ANN FAQ: Aero-Twitters Offer Instant Alerts For Breaking News

Say Hello To Aero-Twitter!

Twitter is designed to work on a mobile phone as well as on a computer (and can be accessed via your IM clients). All Twitter messages (called "Tweets", naturally) are limited to 140 characters, so each message can be sent as a single SMS alert. Brevity is a virtue when using Twitter, since you can't say much in 140 characters (then again, the world would probably be a better place if people spent less time reading their cell-phones, anyway).

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