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The FAA has certified the two newest members of the Falcon family of business jets, the Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS. The approvals came just days after the aircraft received its EASA type certificate. Jihlavan Airplanes of the Czech Republic plans to introduced a new mid-line model of ultralight/light sport aircraft, the Skyleader 400. The airplane's "sports car-inspired" design, with new features such as side opening canopy, "aggressive" cowling and easily maneuverable landing gear, is targeted directly at sport aviation enthusiasts. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
"Every day thousands of armed airline pilots are on board our Nation's airliners serving as FFDOs, and the last line of defense, by preventing aircraft from being used as weapons of mass destruction. The $22 million annual budget for the FFDO program has not changed since training began in 2003, despite a 100-fold growth in the number of FFDOs." Source: Statement from the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA) protesting the defunding of the FFDO program by President Obama.
An aircraft arriving at an airport without radar service or at an airport served by a radar facility and radar contact has not been established or has been terminated due to a lack of radar service to the airport.
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