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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Piper Delivers First Archer DX Into Europe

Aircraft Introduced At Aero Friedrichshafen Last Spring

Piper Aircraft has delivered the first production diesel Archer DX into Europe. The airplane went to European Aircraft Sales in Denmark.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

NBAA's New Guidelines Help Operators Fly Quietly

Operating Procedures Developed For Modern, Quiet Business Jets

The NBAA has released its much-anticipated and updated Noise Abatement Program (NAP), which provides business aviation operators, as well as airport authorities, with recommended guidelines for reducing aircraft noise impacts to communities surrounding the nation’s airports.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

AeroSports Update: EAA Chapters Chosen To Receive Wings

Five EAA Chapters Have Been Chosen To Receive Wings As Part Of The Give Flight Project At EAA AirVenture This Year

This report is all about what EAA calls the Give Flight project to be held during EAA AirVenture 2015. As a follow-on to the immensely popular One Week Wonder project last year, this year three manufacturers have donated 5 sets of wings for their aircraft to be built during the AirVenture week.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

United Consolidates Training In Denver

Selects Colorado Over Sites In Houston And Chicago

United Airlines has selected Denver as the expansion city for its global flight training center operations. The company notified Denver, as well as Houston and Chicago, which were also in the running, that it had completed its process to choose a city for the consolidation of its training centers.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Ruling On East Hampton Airport A Mixed Bag

Curfew Is Allowed To Stand, But One-Flight-Per-Week Limit Will Not Be Imposed

A U.S. District Judge in New York has delivered a win-win ... or some might say a lose-lose ... decision on helicopter restrictions at East Hampton Airport.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

NTSB Releases Photos From Alaska Otter Accident

Those Fatally Injured Have Been Identified

The NTSB has released a series of photographs of the DHC-3T Otter airplane that went down late last week near Ketchikan, AK, resulting in the fatal injury of all nine people on board.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Airborne 06.29.15: CRS-7 Launch Failure, Gone West: Steve O'Berg, FAA Overhaul

Also: OneWeb Launch Gig, Remove Cat Before Flight, Transport Canada, FAA Safety, UAVs v Whales, Wipline 10000, Helo $$$

Flying into space is a tough business and we are sorry to say that after 18 successful flights of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the resupply flight headed for the International Space Station on Sunday morning came apart 139 seconds after liftoff. SpaceX' Elon Musk tweeted a short comment shortly after the failure, noting, "Falcon 9 experienced a problem shortly before first stage shutdown. Will provide more info as soon as we review the data." It’s reported he stated in a follow-on tweet that there had been “an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank.” ANN regrets to report that airshow pilot Steve O'Berg has perished in an accident while conducting an airshow routine at the Cameron Airshow, Saturday afternoon, in Cameron, Missouri. At no time were

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Aero-TV: Sporty's Transition Courses - You Can Now Start a New Rating Online

Aviation Provides MANY Extraordinary Adventures and Opportunities... Sportys Shows You How To Enjoy Them!

While at Sun ‘n Fun 2015, ANN’s News Editor, Tom Patton, checked in with Sporty’s Pilot Shop to see how their new online training programs are coming along. He spoke with Chris Clarke who is a video specialist for Sporty’s.

Sporty’s was one of the early pioneers in providing training programs on computer DVD media, and they have now moved to an online training format to keep up with the technology and advantages of online training.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Flight Training Subsidies To Five More Helicopter Schools Stopped

Programs From Florida To Washington State Are Affected

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has shut off new enrolment in five additional helicopter flight training programs. The programs have been cited for violating a requirement that 15 percent of a program's total enrolment be made up of non-veterans paying full price for the training.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2015

Airborne 06.30.15: Defending Santa Monica, Aspen ADS-B TXCVR, NBAA v Privatization

Also: Spectra Reserves, Aero-Calendar, New Airman Standards, Spaceport America, Pointing Lasers, C-17 Training Network, Seaplane Sim

Supporters of the Santa Monica, California Airport have established an online campaign urging those concerned about a meeting between the City of Santa Monica and the FAA scheduled for July 8 to get involved by contacting members of the local Congressional delegation. The Santa Monica Airport Association has established a presence on the website One Click Politics with a form letter that will be sent automatically to the correct representative. It appears that Aspen Avionics is targeting the market of people who already have an avionics system they like but simply want to upgrade for ADS-B operation. Now, the Aspen ATX100 ADS-B transceiver interfaces with the Garmin GNS 430W and 530W series of GPS navigators. As it appears Congress is moving closer to proposing privatizing the air traffic control system and charging user fees, it’s not su

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