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August 03, 2011

Patrick Tuttle Named Chair Of Wichita Aero Club

CEO Of ADR Succeeds Robert Stangarone

The Wichita Aero Club announced Tuesday that Chairman Robert Stangarone will hand over the reins of the club to Patrick Tuttle in January, 2012. Tuttle previously served as club treasurer. Tuttle is chief executive officer of ADR, Inc. Stangarone serves as vice president of Corporate Communications for Cessna Aircraft Company.

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HAI 'Heli-Center' Hailed As Success At Oshkosh

Organization Raised Profile, Got More Media Opportunities

The new "Heli-Center" at EAA AirVenture 2011 is being hailed by Helicopter Association International (HAI) as a success for attracting increased visibility for the organization, and for the helicopter industry in general.

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ALC Delivers First E190 To TRIP

Airline Expecting Five More Embraer E-Jets From Udvar-Hazy's Group

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has delivered its first new Embraer aircraft from the direct order placed at the Farnborough International Air-Show in 2010 to TRIP Linhas Aéreas.

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Congress Goes Home Without Addressing FAA Extension

Without A Special Session, Agency Will Remain Partially Closed Until After Labor Day

The U.S. House of Representatives went into recess Aug. 1 without waiting for the Senate to reach a conclusion on authorizing funds for the FAA, which has been partially shut down since July 22. This means that for the nearly 4,000 employees who have been furloughed without pay, the earliest they could return to work would be the first part of September.

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FAA Revamps Cockpit Program For Air Traffic Controllers

Controllers Allowed Back Into Cockpits As Part Of Voluntary Training Program

The FAA announced that, effective Monday, air traffic controllers will once again be able to ride in aircraft cockpits with commercial pilots as part of a voluntary education program. The Flight Deck Training program is designed to improve safety by giving air traffic controllers a greater understanding of the pilots’ experience and workload in the cockpit.

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