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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Bearhawk Aircraft Now Flying On Five Continents

Three Models Offered For Amateur Aircraft Builders

Bearhawk Aircraft announced today its Bearhawk line of utility, transport and recreational aircraft are now flying on five continents. The Barrows Bearhawk was originally conceived and first built in the mid-90s in Virginia. Bearhawk aircraft are now operating globally through an expansive network of builders. Three models are offered in both plan and kit form for amateur aircraft builders.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

BTS Releases 2016 Annual U.S. Airline Traffic Data

Shows A Record Number Of Passengers Traveling In 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has released a report showing U.S. airlines carried an all-time high number of passengers in 2016 – 823.0 million systemwide, 719.0 million domestic and 103.9 million international – surpassing the previous highs reached in 2015.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Aircraft Breaks Up In Flight Over Blount County, AL

Wings Reportedly Came Off The Cessna T210L

A Cessna T210L that had departed from Kissimmee, FL en route to Jackson, TN went down in Blount County, AL Saturday afternoon after the aircraft reportedly broke apart in flight.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

The European Union And South Asia Strengthen Ties In Civil Aviation

New Technical Cooperation Project Managed By EASA Unveiled

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states recently celebrated the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Japanese Cargo Airline Cancels 747-8F Orders

Had Ordered Eight Of The Airplanes In 2005

The Japanese air freight company that was the launch customer for Boeing's 747-8F freighter has reached an agreement with the planmaker to cancel the remaining two of the aircraft it has on order.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Airborne 03.29.17: F-16 Makes A Move, Sumwalt to NTSB, DJI Proposes Drone IDs

Also: SKYe SH09, AEA 2017 Opening/NPI, FAA Certifies Elite, Carrier Strike Group, G650 Sim, SBIRS Satellite, Hawaiian Airlines

The ‘electric jet’ is moving to South Carolina... The production line for Lockheed Martin's F-16 fighter jets will be moved from Ft. Worth, TX to Greenville, SC, according to company officials. The company says it will roll the last Texas-built F-16 off the line in September, at which time all of the equipment and tools for manufacturing the aircraft will be transferred to Greenville. The Ft. Worth plant will be expanded to produce F-35 Lighting II airplanes. President Donald Trump has nominated Robert L. Sumwalt III to be a member of the NTSB for a five-year term expiring December 16, 2021. He has also been nominated to serve as vice-chair of the board for a two-year term. Sumwalt, who is from South Carolina, has been a member of the NTSB since 2006. He served as NTSB vice chairman from 2006 to 2008. Since joining the Board, Mr. Sumwalt

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Governor Sununu Declares March 'General Aviation Appreciation Month'

Economic Output For GA In New Hampshire Is More Than $1 Billion Annually

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has declared March 2017 “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”  The economic output of general aviation in New Hampshire is over $1 billion annually.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

G5 Electronic Flight Instrument Approved As A DG/HSI In Certificated Aircraft

Dual G5 Installation Options Support Safety-Enhancing Redundancy With Dual ADAHRS And Back-Up Battery

Garmin has announced the approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance, as well as distance and groundspeed.

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Airborne 03.28.17: Dynon ADS-B/WX Recvrs, B-29 'Doc' Touring!, Atlanta Tech

Also: Safety Focus, Aero-Calendar, Mechanic Pay, Alaska Airlines, GAMA, CA Aviation Hall Of Fame, Gogo Biz 4G

Dynon’s new dual band SV-ADSB-472 receives ADS-B traffic via 978 MHz (UAT) and 1090 MHz. In the US, it also receives free text and graphical weather from the FAA’s network of ADS-B ground stations. Unlike portable ADS-B receivers, SkyView and AF-5000 pilots receive FULL ADS-B and radar traffic when the SV-ADSB-472 is paired with their Mode-S transponder and SV-GPS-2020. The remote mounted receiver utilizes an externally mounted antenna for superior ADS-B reception. Doc, the much beloved and recently restored B-29, will make four national tour stops through the first half of the 2017 summer tour season. Doc’s Friends, Inc., the group operating the fully restored B-29 Boeing Superfortress, announced the first half of its tour plan, which includes stops in Ka

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Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Piper Displaying M600 At Sun 'n Fun 2017

Other Models Also To Be Exhibited

Piper Aircraft will exhibit its flagship product, the M600, at the annual SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo, held in Lakeland, Fla. April 4-9. Piper's static display will be in the manufacturers' exhibit area (MD-18), along the walkway to the announcer's stand in the northernmost exhibit area just south of the runway.

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