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February 15, 2005

GAMA Calls For Industry Cooperation To Increase Safety And System Capacity

During GAMA's well-attended Annual Industry Review and 2005 Outlook, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) said that continuing to improve the margin of safety for general aviation is its highest priority in 2005, notwithstanding the fact that the number of general aviation fatal accidents reached an all time low in 2004.

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Picture This: Pilots Use Webcam To Check En Route Weather

"It's Like Looking Out Your Window"

In Alaska, where the difference between the sky and the mountain is often less than the width of a single-engine aircraft, seeing is believing. That's why a lot of pilots in the Great White North are starting to swear by a new FAA program that literally lets them eyeball crucial mountain passes along their routes.

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FSS Controller Outcry On The Rise

Another FSS Crew Joins Lawsuit Against FAA

It's no secret that controllers whose FSS jobs have been contracted to Lockheed-Martin are a rather unhappy lot. In fact, some of them are filing a class action lawsuit against the FAA, claiming the government is discriminating against them on the basis of their age.

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ExxonMobil Introduces Aviation Oil For Breaking In Aircraft Piston Engines

20W-50 Intended For Use Prior To Switching To Exxon Elite

ExxonMobil Aviation Lubricants has introduced Exxon Aviation Oil 20W-50, a non-dispersant lubricant for the break-in of new or newly overhauled aircraft piston engines. The multi-grade oil can be used year-round, in high- and low-temperature climates, and was designed for use before switching to Exxon Aviation Oil Elite 20W-50 (Exxon Elite).

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Looking Good! GAMA's 2005 Forecast

It's Getting Better All The Time

GAMA Monday released its 2005 forecast -- painting a rosy picture about the growth of general aviation manufacturing and looking back on what the association calls "unprecedented growth."

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The Numbers Are In!

GAMA Reports GA Manufacturing Output For 2004

General aviation manufacturers delivered slightly fewer than 3,000 aircraft during 2004, billing more than $11.9 billion.

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