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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Hawaii's Island Air Asks For Return Of Pilot Bonuses

About 45 Pilots Received The Payouts In Error

About 45 pilots flying for Hawaii-based Island Air must have felt like the company went from Santa Claus to Ebenezer Scrooge when they were given Christmas bonuses ... only to have the company ask for them to be returned.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

FAA Proposes $150,000 Civil Penalty Against AAR Aircraft Services

Alleges Violations Of Aircraft Maintenance Procedures

The FAA is proposing a $150,000 civil penalty against AAR Aircraft Services Inc. of Oklahoma City, OK, for alleged aircraft maintenance violations.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Navy's 1st F35C Lightning II Squadron Surpasses 1000 Flight Hours

Milestone For 'Mishap-Free' Hours Reached This Month

The "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101, the Navy's first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant squadron, reached a milestone in November 2014 by surpassing 1,000 mishap-free flight hours in the F-35C.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

ANN FAQ: View Aero-News YOUR Way ... The 'Headlines And Teasers' Option

Choose How YOU Want To View Your Aero News: Headlines And Teasers

We're all pretty excited about the new website design here at ANN, but we HAVE heard from some of you that you liked the way that content was displayed on the old site.  We hear you, and before you chuck your bitgrinder out a 5th story window, you should know that there are several ways that you can view your Aero-Content.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.25.14)

“These new and improved highways in the sky mean increased safety, more on time arrivals and departures, reduced fuel consumption, and reduced pollution-causing emissions.” Source: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.25.14): Departure Control

A function of an approach control facility providing air traffic control service for departing IFR and, under certain conditions, VFR aircraft.

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Tue, Nov 25, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.25.14)

FAA Air Traffic Controller Workforce Plan

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to hire and train tens of thousands of air traffic controllers over the next decade. FAA's controller workforce reached 14,463 in fiscal 2013.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Airborne 11.24.14: FAA Ready To Restrict UAVs?, Sonex's 500th!, Trig TT31 AML

Also: SWAPA Files For NMB, XCOR Milestone, RV Video Tips, Levil's New APP, Ready For AirVenture?

In breaking news, ANN has learned that the upcoming regs for UAVs are likely to be highly restrictive. The rules would require commercial UAV operators to have a licence, and flights would be limited to under 400 feet during daylight hours only within sight of the person operating the aircraft. Additionally, all UAVs that weigh less than 55 pounds would be covered by the same set of rules. Sonex Aircraft, passed a major benchmark last week, as news was received from Christopher Madsen of Huntsville, Alabama that his AeroVee powered, Standard Gear Sonex flew for the first time on September 23rd. The addition of Chris's aircraft brings the company's database of completed and flown aircraft to 500 reported first flights! In order to facilitate movement in contract negotiations, the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Asso

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Aero-TV: GOGO Business Aviation -- Communicating at the Speed of Flight

Airborne Communications Are One Of The Strengths Of Business Aviation

At NBAA2014 ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked in on the world of airborne communication. There was a time in aviation when the expression, “aviate and communicate” had something to do with an emergency situation. Now, when it comes to executive travel in a corporate jet, it means something completely different. Business travelers need to communicate and that’s where Gogo Business Aviation comes into the picture. Jim stopped to talk with Gogo Business Aviation executive vice president and general manager, John Wade, to ask about this high tech business that business travelers don’t want to do without. Wade said that broadband interconnectivity is what business travelers expect and, among other things, that’s what Gogo gives them.

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Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Is The FAA's UAV Policy Imminent?

Some Details Leaking On The Web, AMA Ready With Response

Some details of what the FAA plans to propose when it releases its UAV policy are starting to leak out onto the Internet, and at first blush, it would appear that small UAV operators are not going to be particularly happy.

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