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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Introduces Aircraft Certification Process Change

Plans To Prioritize Projects Based On Complexity

The FAA has taken what it calls an "important step" towards streamlining the aircraft certification process that will help the industry get products to market faster and retain competitiveness.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Improving The Eclipse Jet To Increase Safety And Efficiency

Improved Software For Pitot Probes And FACEC Capability Unveiled

The design and engineering teams at Eclipse have been hard at work to bring you several great new opportunities to upgrade your Eclipse Jet and reduce your operating costs, and now Eclipse is announcing the availability of improved software for the Pitot / AOA and Pitot / Static system.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Grants STC To Cool City Avionics For R-44

Entire Autopilot Family Covered Under The STC

The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The new family, the first to be approved under the new FAA TSO-C198 and RTCA MOPS-325, includes the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

FAA Says Externally Mounted Cameras Not A Major Alteration

Allows Cameras Like GoPro Or NFlight To Be Mounted Externally On An Aircraft

The FAA said in a memo dated last March that cameras like GoPro or NFlight can be mounted eternally on airplanes as a "minor alteration" that does not require mountains of paperwork.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

United Launch Alliance Launches 60th Mission From Cape Canaveral

Atlas V Carried CLIO Satellite For The U.S. Government

A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the CLIO mission for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company launched at 2010 EDT today from Space Launch Complex-41.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Reno Results Questioned By Some Fans And Pilots

Committee Judge Ruled That Thom Richard Crossed The Showline, Was Disqualified

Sunday, Sept. 14 concluded what was one of the most competitive National Championship Air Races in recent histories. Throughout the week, nearly 120 pilots, across six classes of airplanes, thrilled fans with racing that was intense and extremely close. Unfortunately, the results of Sunday’s thrilling Breitling Unlimited Gold Race have been called into question by some fans and pilots.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Order For 787 Dreamliners, 737 MAXs

Leasing Company Adds Six 787-9s, Five 737 MAX 9s To Portfolio

Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

NASAO Elects 2015 Officers

Carol Comer Of The Georgia DOT Is The Incoming Chair

Members of the National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have elected Carol L. Comer, Director, Division of Intermodal, Georgia Department of Transportation, as Chair of the Board of Directors for 2015. Comer has been a member of NASAO since February 2008 and previously served as NASAO's vice chairman, treasurer and secretary of the board.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

IHST Releases New Helicopter Safety Bulletins

Latest Topics Focus On Risk Assessment And Professionalism

The International Helicopter Safety Team, in cooperation with safety experts from throughout the civil helicopter industry, has released two new safety bulletins aimed at enhancing helicopter operations and reducing accidents.

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Thu, Sep 18, 2014

USU Begins Rotorcraft Bachelor's Program

Partnering With Mountain Ridge Helicopters To Offer Training In R-22, R-44 Aircraft

Utah State University’s aviation program now offers helicopter pilot training with the addition of a rotorcraft emphasis to its already-established professional pilot bachelor’s degree program.

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