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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

FAA Proposes $425,000 Civil Penalty Against Gulfstream

Alleges Failure To Properly Train Aircraft Mechanics

The FAA is proposing a $425,000 civil penalty against Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., for failing to comply with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) related to training aircraft mechanics.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Airborne 09.19.14: Cool City R44 Cert, Reno Rumblings, Sierra Re-Jets The CJ

Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precious Metal.” But, on Richard’s second lap, the Contest Commit

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

USAF Brass: F-35 To Deliver Global Security On Time

Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan Credits Re-Baselining In 2012 For Bringing Program Back On Track

Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition just outside Washington, D.C. on Sept. 15.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Embraer, Republic Airways Holdings Sign Firm Contract For 50 E175 Jets

Aircraft To Be Flown Under United Express Brand

Embraer S.A. and Republic Airways Holdings have entered into a contract for the sale and purchase of 50 firm E175 jets. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog, is estimated at $2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Young Eagle Named Flight Training Scholarship Recipient

Brandon Gore Will Receive $7,500 Towards His Private Pilot Certificate

EAA is happy to announce that Brandon Gore of Quad Cities, Illinois, is the recipient of the Tinker Murdock Flight Training Award and will receive $7,500 to complete his private pilot certificate training.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

V-22 Flight Tests Validate 'Hot And High' Capability Of AE 1107C Engines

Upgraded Rolls-Royce Engines Designed As Retrofit For Osprey Tiltrotor Aircraft

Flight tests have validated a new engine upgrade for Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engines powering V-22 aircraft, maximizing "hot and high" capability up to 6,000 feet of altitude and 95°F.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

European Carrier easyJet Orders 27 Additional A320 Aircraft

Airline Has A Total Of 315 Airbus Airplanes On Order

easyJet has placed an order for 27 additional current engine option A320s, taking its combined total order for the type to 315 aircraft. With an all Airbus fleet, easyJet selected the A320 Family aircraft as it delivers the best operating economics and the roomiest cabin for unequalled passenger comfort in the single aisle category.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

Bell Introduces Bell 505 Jet Ranger X To South Africa

On Display At Africa Aerospace And Defense Exhibition This Week

Bell Helicopter showcased the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X for the first time at the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) in Tshwane, South Africa this week.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

CSF Congratulates Midland International Airport On Spaceport License

First Spaceport Combined With Commercial Service Airport

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation says it welcomes the announcement by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation that the spaceport license application for Midland International Airport has been approved, making it the 9th U.S. spaceport.

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Fri, Sep 19, 2014

OpenAirplane Rewards Pilots With New Referral Program

Offers $25 Credit When A Referred Pilot Rents Through The Company

OpenAirplane has launched a new service it hopes will encourage pilots to fly more. The new feature rewards pilots who have rented using OpenAirplane for referring their friends to OpenAirplane with a $25 credit the first time another pilot they referred flies using OpenAirplane.

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