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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

FAA Boosts Safety Standards For Lithium Batteries On Aircraft

Standards Similar For Rechargeable And Non-Rechargeable Power Cells

As new lithium batteries are approved on U.S. airliners and business airplanes, the FAA is reportedly applying more stringent safety standards for the power cells that power many critical systems on those aircraft.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

AMGH, Aviators Air Rescue Takes Delivery Of Airbus Helicopters H130

Will Launch First Affordable Helicopter EMS Flights In India

Executives of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) and Aviators Air Rescue Ltd. accepted delivery Monday of the first of three Airbus Helicopters H130s, which the companies will use to launch the first affordable single-engine helicopter emergency medical services operation in India.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

ANN FAQ: Here's How YOU Can Support The 'Let Bob Fly!' Documentary Project

Bob Has Asked ANN To Help Him Tell A Story That Could Transform The Fight For Airmen Rights... YOU Can Help!

Just a few days ago, ANN dropped the first hints (of many to come) of what has become an all-involving endeavor... to undertake an inspiring, exacting, professional, long-form documentary covering the tumultuous FAA v Bob Hoover debacle. 'Let Bob Fly!' is the working title for an aggressive and somewhat controversial new documentary. Some 20 years ago, one of the greatest living aviators was grounded by two FAA inspectors based on hearsay, innuendo and suspicious conjecture. The resulting fight cost Hoover three years of his life, untold amounts of money, and embarrassed the American aviation community to the core. At events like Lakeland, ICAS, Oshkosh, dozens of airshows all over the world, and the AOPA Conventions; people gathered, protested, made themselves heard and made it abundantly clear that the FAA had gone too far -- and that support for Hoover was pretty much an industry mandate.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (08.31.16)

“While a new contract is certainly not a done deal, this is the next step in the process.” Source: SWAPA President, Captain Jon Weaks.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.31.16): Aeronautical Beacon

A visual NAVAID displaying flashes of white and/or colored light to indicate the location of an airport, a heliport, a landmark, a certain point of a Federal airway in mountainous terrain, or an obstruction.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (08.31.16)

General Aviation ADS-B Rebate Program

Latest updates from the FAA concerning its efforts to help pilots meet the 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipage.

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Wed, Aug 31, 2016

AD: RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2016-17-05

PRODUCT: RUAG Aerospace Services GmbH Models 228-100, 228-101, 228-200, 228-201, 228-202, and 228-212 airplanes.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Airborne 08.30.16: Commercial UAS Takes-Off, SWA Engine Failure, MH370 Debris

Also: Humans-To-Mars, Burgess-Wright Model-F, Aero-Calendar, Sport CFI NPRM, Air Safety Forum, Stemme Tragedy, PowerEgg

As we reported in our Monday edition of Airborne Unlimited, regulations governing recreational and commercial operations of small, unmanned aircraft systems are now in effect, and the reactions are now coming in. AUVSI President and CEO, Brian Wynne, said at a press conference on Monday that with regulations governing civil and commercial operations of unmanned aircraft systems now in effect, more businesses and innovators are poised to take flight and unlock the tremendous economic benefits of the technology. Wynne added that the UAS industry is poised to be one of the fastest-growing in American history. A Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to Orlando, Florida made an emergency landing at Pensacola International Airport on Saturday after the airplane suf

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Aero-TV: No Longer A Top Secret - One Aviation Unveils Project ‘Canada‘

The Engine And Airframe Changes Made To The Eclipse Allow More Flexibility...

While at EAA AirVenture 2016, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, took advantage of one of the really nice days to search out Alan Klapmeier, the CEO of One Aviation. Jim wanted to talk about the latest variation of their Eclipse aircraft which, for the time being, is being referred to as ‘Canada’. Just the name ‘Eclipse’ is exciting because of its unique position in the field of personal jets, and now more is on the way.

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Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Santa Monica City Council Votes To Close Airport

Says Field Should Be Closed As Soon As Allowable By Law

The Santa Monica City Council is certainly determined to do away with an invaluable resource. On Tuesday August 23, 2016, the body adopted a resolution calling for the closure of the Airport as soon as legally permitted, with the goal of closure on or before July 1, 2018.

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