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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Airborne 07.01.16: Schumer Wants Ramp Checks, Cessna App, UAVs v Model Aircraft

Also: Enhanced Vision, Barnstorming: Schumer Is Wrong, CAF Atlanta, Virgin Galactic, SmartLynx, DARPA AFRE, Raytheon

Here’s a report that will have general aviation pilots shaking their heads in disbelief. During a media event in Farmingdale, New York on Monday, Senator Charles Schumer called on the FAA to step up ramp checks of small airplanes, which he says might prevent accidents. According to the Senator, the number of ramp checks on GA aircraft in New York has fallen over the past 10 years. And, he says as the number of inspections has declined, "Long Island has been plagued with a series of small airplane crashes." Cessna Pilot Centers’ are using of the latest technology to give pilots convenient access to their online courses on an iPad even when they are offline. The Cessna pilot center Companion app, which is a free download from the Apple App Store, allows pilots to download lessons from their

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Boeing Considers Super-Sized 777

Would Take Aim At Market Share Of Airbus' Struggling A380

Boeing may produce a super-sized version of its 777 airliner in hopes of knocking out the Airbus A380, which has seen sagging sales in recent years, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

NTSB: Pilot In 2014 Fatal Accident Was Impaired By Marijuana

THC Level Detected Suggest He Had Smoked Or Ingested Pot Shortly Before Accident Flight

The pilot of a Tierra II airplane involved in an accident which fatally injured two people in September, 2014 was impaired by marijuana, according to the NTSB probable cause report.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

UPS, Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement On New Labor Contract

Following Ratification Process, Would Go Into Effect Sep 1, 2016

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Gulfstream G280 Sets Another Record

Flight Brings Aircraft's Record Total To 54

Gulfstream's G280 has set a speed record between Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Luton, England, completing the flight in just seven hours and boosting the aircraft’s record-setting tally to 54.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Tibet Airlines Takes Delivery Of First A330

Increased MTOW Variant For High Altitude Airport Operations

Lhasa-based Tibet Airlines has received its first widebody aircraft, an A330-200 with increased 242 metric ton maximum take-off-weight (MTOW), following a handover in Toulouse, France.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Pratt & Whitney Brings PurePower Geared Turbofan Maintenance To North America

Plans $65 Million Investment In Columbus, GA Facility

Pratt & Whitney is making a $65 million investment in its engine overhaul facility in Columbus, Georgia, to perform maintenance on PurePower Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Insitu Ushers In Next Generation Of U.S. Coast Guard Aviation

Contract Award Will Place UAVs On National Security Cutter

Insitu will provide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) services via ScanEagle aboard one Coast Guard National Security Cutter (NSC) with three, one-year options following a contract award announcement this week.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

Tata, Bell Partner For Indian Defense Contract

Prize Is A $2 Billion Deal For 100 Utility Helicopters

Tata Industries and Bell Helicopter have partnered to bid on a potential $2 billion contract to build 100 utility helicopters for the Indian Ministry of Defense.

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Sat, Jul 02, 2016

ANN FAQ: Contributing To Aero-TV

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How do I submit a story idea or lead to Aero-TV? If you would like to submit a story idea or lead, please contact Jim Campbell via the link below. Please include the following information when submitting a story idea or lead: who the intended subject is, a general story outline of said subject, important dates or deadlines for the story lead, and any appropriate contact information for both yourself and related subjects.

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