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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

GAMA Releases Third-Quarter General Aviation Aircraft Shipment Report

Pistons And Bizjets Up, But Fewer Turboprops Sold Compared To Last Year

GAMA has released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent.  

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

MITRE Offers Independent Assessment, Recommendations For NextGen

FAA Requested The Evaluation Earlier This Year

The non-profit MITRE corporation has completed a months-long assessment of the FAA's progress on NextGen, and made a series of recommendations it says will help the agency in completing the transition. MITRE undertook the evaluation at the FAA's request

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

NATCA Mourns Loss Of Colleague In Wichita Accident

Retired Controller Was The Pilot Of The Airplane That Impacted Flight Safety International Building

The pilot of the Beechcraft King Air B200 that went down at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport Thursday morning has been identified as 53-year-old Mark Goldstein. Goldstein was a contract pilot and retired Air Traffic Controller who lived in Wichita.

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Sat, Nov 01, 2014

November Is Aviation Appreciation Month In Texas

Governor Rick Perry Recognizes Commercial And General Aviation In Proclamation

Texas Governor Rick Perry has proclaimed November 2014 to be Aviation Appreciation Month in the state of Texas.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AeroMobil 3.0 Unveiled At Vienna Pioneer Festival In Austria

Roadable Aircraft Said To Be 'Ready For Production'

The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype of a roadable aircraft was shown publicly for the first time at the Vienna Pioneers Festival in Austria on Wednesday.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Santa Monica Airport Benefits From NBAA, AOPA Contributions

Competing Ballot Measures Before Voters November 4

The NBAA and AOPA have contributed at least $540,000 to help support a ballot initiative in Santa Monica, CA that would preserve Santa Monica Municipal Airport.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

CASA Appoints New Director Of Aviation Safety

Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority Taps Former Military Aviator

Mr. Mark Skidmore AM has been appointed as the new Director of Aviation Safety at Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The chairman of CASA’s Board Dr. Allan Hawke AC announced the five year appointment October 30th.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

FAA Launches New Safety Informational Video Series For Airports

'Airport Winter Safety Operations' Addresses Procedures For Inclement Weather

The FAA has launched a new safety information video series for airport operators and airport employees. The videos will provide the airport community with information that will help them continue to operate the nation’s airports safely and efficiently.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Third Quarter Lightspeed Headset Winners Announced

EAA Members Become Eligible When They Take A Young Eagle Flying

The EAA has announced the third quarter winners of its ongoing Lightspeed Headset rewards program. Tom Bucci (EAA 718064) of Vacaville, CA and Chris Hope (EAA 266185) of Kansas City, MO are the third quarter drawing winners of Lightspeed Zulu headsets provided for eligible Young Eagles pilots by Lightspeed Aviation. Both Bucci and Hope were automatically entered by returning Young Eagles flight registration forms for flights completed in the third quarter 2014.

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