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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.28.15)

"Our nation faces evolving terror threats that have recently resulted in enhanced TSA security screening and procedures at U.S. airports. Given this intensified terror threat, it is critical that TSA have strong leadership now to set priorities, make tough decisions, and manage its large workforce." Source: Letter from Senate Commerce Committee leadership to President Obama.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.28.15): National Route Program (NRP)

A set of rules and procedures designed to increase the flexibility of user flight planning within published guidelines.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.28.15)

The Google Lunar XPRIZE

The Google Lunar XPRIZE consists of $30 million in prizes designed to inspire pioneers to do robotic space transport on a budget. Teams from around the world are well on their way to accomplishing this  and ushering in a new era of space frontiers.

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Wed, Jan 28, 2015

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PRODUCT: All Airbus Model A330-200, -200F, and -300 series airplanes.

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Airborne 01.27.15: USCG Rescue!, Two Eagles Over Pacific, UAV v White House

Also: Hartzell/Red Bull, GA Coalition, Aero-Calendar, Commemorative Air Force, Sarah Brightman To ISS, Hot Air Balloon Endurance Record

The pilot of a single engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft that was being ferried across the Pacific Ocean reportedly ran into fuel transfer problems short of the Hawaiian Islands, Sunday and realized that he was going to come up short--and notified the Coast Guard. Subsequently, the pilot ultimately ran out of fuel some 253 miles northeast of Maui, Hawaii and deployed the BRS-designed parachute recovery system to ditch the aircraft. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev departed Japan for the United States in a gas filled balloon named the Two Eagles on Saturday, January 24. Their plan is to cross the Pacific to the West Coast of the North American continent, but where they will reach North America depends on the winds aloft. When first reports emerged yesterday that a small Quadcop

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015

GA Coalition Calls On FAA To 'Work With Us On ADS-B Out'

Fourteen Associations Sign Letter To FAA Administrator Michael Huerta

A coalition of 14 General Aviation advocacy groups has sent a letter to the FAA calling on the agency to even more closely with the industry as the January 1, 2020 deadline for equipping with ADS-B Out (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) approaches. Cost and available options remain significant stumbling blocks for owners and operators.

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015

FAA Identifies Airport Capacity Constraints And Improvements

Airports With Consistent Delays Need NextGen And Runway Improvements

The third edition of an FAA report on long-term airport capacity needs concluded that the FAA and airport operators must rely on NextGen technologies and procedures as well as runway improvements to address future airport capacity constraints. The Future Airport Capacity Task (FACT3) report identified airports that are at risk for significant delays and congestion through 2020 and 2030.  

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015

GAMA Welcomes FAA/U.S. Congressional Focus On Regulatory Interpretation

Appreciates Efforts To Provide Greater Consistency In That Regard

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) issued a statement welcoming two developments last week in the effort to provide greater consistency in regulatory interpretation: a U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on the issue and the concurrent release of a detailed FAA plan to implement recommendations resulting from Section 313 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015

NBAA Joins 'Know Before You Fly' Initiative

Expands UAS Resources For Members

In recognition of growing interest in the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (s-UAS), and concerns about their safe operation within the National Airspace System (NAS), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) recently joined with other aviation advocacy groups and industry partners in support of the “Know Before You Fly” educational initiative to provide prospective users with the information and guidance they need to fly UAS safely and responsibly.

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Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Ten Fatally Injured In Accident In Spain

Greek F-16 Down During Training Exercise, Several On The Ground Killed

An Hellenic Air Force F-16 has gone down in Spain during a NATO training exercise, according to senior military officials.

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