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February 22, 2014

AEA Hosts ‘Bring Your Customer Day’ In Nashville, March 15

Exhibit Hall Will Be Open For End-User Customers On The Closing Day Of The Show

In response to the many requests submitted to and received by the Aircraft Electronics Association over the years from the dealer network and manufacturers to allow end-users/customers into the AEA Convention Exhibit Hall,  the AEA board of directors has approved a trial run of allowing dealers’ customers the opportunity to visit the exhibit hall on the last day of exhibits – Saturday, March 15. 

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European Commission Grants Aid To Safeguard Small Airport Access

EBAA Calls Move A 'Sensible Approach To A Sensitive Issue'

The European Commission recently ruled on operating aid for regional airports, giving airports receiving less than 700,000 passengers per year a range of funding options available to them.

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Garmin Introduces GXM 42 Portable Aviation Weather Receiver

New Purchase Rebate Available

Garmin has unveiled the GXM 42, a portable SiriusXM Aviation weather receiver which allows pilots to access new weather services made available by SiriusXM and their enhanced satellite network. The GXM 42 is the latest addition to a vast lineup of weather antenna receivers, which offers state-of-the-art SiriusXM Aviation data reception while making even more weather products available at a lower subscription tier.

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Stratos Aviation Flight School Established At Greenville Downtown Airport

Engineer Becomes Aviation Entrepreneur

As an engieer working in Bavaria, Germany in 1996, Dimitri Partafyllas began taking flying lessons and caught the aviation bug. Now, as a naturalized U.S. citizen, Partafyllas has not only finished his pilot training, but opened up his own flight school at Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville, SC.

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Fifth Boeing GPS IIF Spacecraft Sends Initial Signals From Space

Satellite Active A Day After Launch From Florida

A new Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellite manufactured by Boeing has sent initial signals from space after its launch Feb. 20, joining four other advanced versions of the spacecraft that are improving position, navigation and timing information for millions of civilian and military users around the world.

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FAA Will Not Implement Narrow Departure Corridors At KMSP

Would Have Employed NextGen Procedures, Move Opposed By Residents

The FAA has decided not to implement NextGen procedures at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP) after the Metropolitan Airports Commission requested that the procedures be put in place only for selected runways. The FAA said that partial implementation would be "unacceptable."

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New Mexico Eliminates Tax On Large Airplane Sales

Hopes To Capture Business That Is Currently Going To Texas

The New Mexico legislature has passed a bill that would eliminate sales tax on the sale of airplanes weighing over 10,000 pounds.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.22.14)

“This measure not only fine-tunes and provides greater clarity on the application of State aids, but it as well offers a level of flexibility for the small regional airports that are most dependent on these funds.” Source: Fabio Gamba, CEO of the EBAA.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.22.14): Nonradar Route

A flight path or route over which the pilot is performing his/her own navigation. The pilot may be receiving radar separation, radar monitoring, or other ATC services while on a nonradar route.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.22.14)

The CVR Database

This site, currently hosting 147 transcripts, contains various Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) transcripts of aviation accidents and incidents.

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AD: ATR--GIE Avions de Transport Regional Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-03-09

PRODUCT: Certain ATR–GIE Avions de Transport Régional Model ATR42 and Model ATR72 airplanes.

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