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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Airborne 03.06.15: Harrison Ford Forced Landing, WAI2015, UAVs To The Rescue

Also: Rocketry Competition, Big Bell Sale, Southwest Airlines Settles Whistleblower Suit, Sikorsky/Bristow SAR, Red Tail Squadron, GEICO Skytypers, Silk Way West Buys 3 747-8 Freighters

Harrison Ford sustained moderate injuries Thursday when the PT-22 Recruit he was piloting went down on the Penmar golf course in Mar Vista, CA. His son tweeted a condition report a short time later, "At the hospital. Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is. He is an incredibly strong man." Despite the worst that mother nature could produce, thousands of women (and more than a few guys) headed to Dallas for one of the aviation industry’s most exciting events. The 26th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference started on Wednesday. Women in Aviation international is one of the fastest-growing organizations in aviation today. When you hear the word drone, it’s pretty

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Aero-TV: AEA Convention 2015 - Where ALL The Cool Stuff Happens!

This Year's Convention Will Be Covered LIVE By Aero-News, Airborne and Aero-TV!

If you are in a business that is built around high technology, such as the aircraft avionics industry, planning ahead can be critical. This is why ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, stopped by the headquarters of the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) to talk with AEA president, Paula Derks, about the planning for their AEA International Convention and Trade Show to be held in Dallas, TX from April 8 through the 11th this year.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Airline CEOs Send Letter To Congress

Industry Strongly Opposes A Proposal To Increase Airport Taxes Nearly 90 Percent

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the U.S. airlines, has released a letter from leading passenger airline CEOs urging House and Senate leadership to oppose an increase in the current Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), or the airport tax.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Final Assembly Of Second S-97 Raider Underway

Aircraft Taking Shape At Company's Development Flight Center

Final assembly of the second S-97 Raider helicopter is underway at Sikorsky's Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two Raider prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

ICAO Member States Recommend New Flight Tracking Performance Standard

Fifteen-Minute Standard Proposed At High-Level Safety Conference

Member States of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommended the adoption of a new 15-minute aircraft tracking Standard earlier today, during discussions amongst the over 850 participants to the UN aviation body’s 2015 High Level Safety Conference.  

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

DARPA Awards $8 Million Contract For Phase 1 ALIAS Program To Sikorsky

Goal Is To Reduce Crew Requirements Through Automation Systems

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program to Sikorsky.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

AeroSports Update: The Only Ice Runway In The Lower 48 Is Open

Winter Weather Can Sometimes Put A Crimp On Recreational Flying Unless You Have Snow Skis, Tundra Tires, Or An Ice Runway

The question is; what does Alton Bay, NH have in common with McMurdo Station in Antarctica? The answer is; they both have ice runways.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

JetBlue Pilots Set To Open Contract Negotiations

Notice Marks Historic Beginning Of First Labor Negotiations At The Airline

The pilots of JetBlue Airways, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), have sent official notice to company management requesting to open contract negotiations under the federal Railway Labor Act. The notice marks the first labor negotiations in the history of JetBlue from any segment of its workforce. Currently, JetBlue pilots are the only unionized workforce at the airline.

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Klyde Morris 03.06.15

The Point Is There Was A Meeting ... At Which It Was Likely Decided There Should Be Another Meeting

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Fri, Mar 06, 2015

AgustaWestland Sets New Safety Benchmark For Helicopter Gearboxes

AW139 Will Be First Helicopter With A 60+ Minutes "Run Dry" Capability

AgustaWestland has successfully demonstrated to the Italian Airworthiness Authority – Ente Nazionale Aviation Civile (ENAC) a 60+ minutes loss of oil or “run dry” capability for the AW139 main gearbox (MGB). The AW139 will be the first helicopter ever to enter service with such a capability, which is 30 minutes more than any other currently certified competing helicopter.

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