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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

New Mexico Career Fair Being Held Wednesday

Event Taking Place At Kirtland AFB

The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association, in conjunction with the New Mexico Air National Guard, is presenting the Second Annual Career Fair on Wednesday, September 17 at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends NASA On CCtCap Awards

Space Florida's Frank DiBello Also Offers Congratulations

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards announced Tuesday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Aero-TV: MGL’s Mighty Mite – The Tremendously Versatile Discovery Lite

Small But Feature-Packed, The Discovery Lite Impresses

While at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014, ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, checks in at the MGL exhibition to see how glass panel displays can fit into the sport plane and experimental airplane market. Matt Liknaitzky, President of MGL Avionics USA, said their new and long-awaited product is called the “Discovery Lite.”

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

FAA Grants Extended Certification To BendixKing KT74 ADS-B Out Transponder

AML Covers Over 700 Aircraft Models

The FAA has granted an expanded Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to BendixKing for its KT74 Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Enabled Transponder. The system now includes Garmin’s GTN/GNS series Wide Area Augmentation System GPS as an approved data position source.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Physicians Endorsement, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability, referred to as the “CCtCap,” contract awards announced yesterday. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. We recently reported that 11 U.S. Senators had submitted a letter to the DOT urging action on revised 3rd class medical requirements, and now the Flying Physicians Association, known as the FPA, has added their letter to the same stack. This time it's not a technology breakthrough, but a financial one that may make the Jetpack a little closer to reality. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company Limited ... which is developing what it calls the world’s first practical and commercial flying Jetpack ... closed their pre-IPO fundraising round o

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

UAL Maintenance Instructors Ratify New Joint Labor Agreement

Workers Represented By The IAM

United Airline's 48 maintenance instructors, represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) have ratified a new joint labor agreement.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

AFA, UAL Announce Early Out Program For Flight Attendants

One-Time Program Offers A $100,000 Payment

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) and United Airlines have announced a one-time opportunity for flight attendants to voluntarily separate from the company with a payment up to $100,000.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Kevin Gould Leaves BendixKing To 'Pursue Other Opportunities'

Interim Leadership Named By The Company

Kevin Gould has left the BendixKing division of Honeywell after overseeing the relaunch of the brand following a reorganization and corporate headquarters move.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

B-29 Superfortress Nears Its First Flight In More Than 60 Years

Last Major Structural Pieces Installed On The Airplane

A major milestone has been reached in the effort to restore the B-29 Superfortress "Doc" to flying condition. Doc’s Friends, the Wichita-based nonprofit organization restoring the airplane, recently installed the flaps onto the aircraft. It was the last major structural piece to be installed onto the aircraft as part of this historic restoration.

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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Airlink To Execute Ebola Aid Air Bridge

Receives $3 Million Grant From Paul G. Allen Family Foundation To Establish The Program

A $3 million grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has been awarded to Airlink, a 24/7 disaster relief organization that links prequalified nonprofits with airlines for passenger and cargo transportation, to establish an air bridge to streamline transportation of critically needed supplies to the combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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