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Piper Aircraft has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, AZ, to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company's Vero Beach manufacturing campus. The FAA announced Wednesday that it plans to publish "soon" the final rule that will increase the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. SpaceX has release
Says Board Wants To Complete Investigation 'Expeditiously'
In her final briefing for the media on site in San Francisco, NTSB Chairwoman Deborah A.P. Hersman said that she hopes to "expedite" the investigation that will lead to a probable cause for the Asiana Flight 214 accident last Saturday.
Disagrees With NTSB's Early Release Of Information To The Media
In a statement released Thursday, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations said that the NTSB was wrong to release operational data from the Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders aboard Asiana Flight 214 so early in its investigation.
Will Assemble And Ship CTLS Airplanes At Newport State Airport
The governor of Vermont, along with the owner of the Jay Peak resort in Newport, VT held a news conference Thursday to announce that Flight Design will be assembling and shipping its CTLS LSAs at Newport State Airport (KEFK) in a region known locally as the Northeast Kingdom.
A computer system that uses a large data base to allow routes to be preprogrammed and fed into the system by means of a data loader. The system is constantly updated with respect to position accuracy by reference to conventional navigation aids.