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November 16, 2013

NBAA, AEA Welcome Final Passage Of Small Aircraft Revitalization Act

Bill Now Awaiting Signature By President Obama

The NBAA and the AEA welcomed passage Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act of 2013, clearing the way for President Barack Obama to sign the landmark overhaul of Part 23 certification guidelines into law.

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Solberg Airport To Stay In Family's Hands

Readington Township Committee Drops Effort To Buy The Property Through Eminent Domain

Sometimes you can fight city hall. The Readington (NJ) Township Committee has rescinded an ordinance that would have allowed it to purchase a private airport and operate it as a municipal entity.

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ALPA Calls on Congress To Oppose U.S. Customs Preclearance Facility In Abu Dhabi

Says Facility Will Harm U.S. Airline Jobs, Give Unfair Aid To Heavily State-Backed Foreign Airline

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) is calling on members of Congress to support bipartisan legislation introduced Thursday that opposes the Administration’s plan to open a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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Gulfstream Celebrates First Anniversary Of G280 Entry Into Service

Aircraft Announced In 2008 Has Set 30 City-Pair Speed Records

Gulfstream marked the one-year anniversary of the first customer delivery of the mid-sized Gulfstream G280 Thursday. To date, approximately 20 G280s have entered service. “This is a significant milestone in the history of the G280 and of our company,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream.

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Worldwide Helicopter Market Expected To See Modest Growth

Compound Annual Growth Rate Of Just Over Three Percent Forecast Over Next 10 Years

A new report published by Strategic Defense Intelligence (SDI) indicates that the world helicopter market will grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.08 percent over the next 10 years. The growth will be largely in the oil and gas exploration market, as well as increasing demand for light helicopter markets in Asia and Latin America.

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Wichita Economic Development Officials Eye 777X Work

IAM Workers In Kansas Largely Voted Against The Recent Contract Offer From Boeing

Among the IAM members who rejected the latest contract offer from Boeing were 230 Boeing Wichita hourly employees who work in a plant slated for closure by Boeing next year, some of whom will likely be moving to the Puget Sound region at some point in the future.

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Man Appears To Have Fallen From A Plane In South Florida

Pilot Made Distress Call After Losing A Passenger At 2,000 Feet

A man apparently fell or jumped from a Piper PA-46 airplane flying at 2,000 feet over the ocean near Tamiami Airport in FL Thursday.

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Parts Fall From Passing Airplane Onto Seattle Home

No Damage Reported On The Ground, Parts Not Yet Identified

A woman sitting in her home in the Gatewood neighborhood of West Seattle says she heard an airplane pass overhead, and then something hit her roof.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (11.16.13)

"This bill gives general aviation a much-needed boost and will help those products be more efficiently certified for general aviation installations." Source: AEA president and CEO Paula Derks, reacting to U.S. House passage of the Small Aircraft Revitalization Act.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (11.16.13): Abrupt Maneuver

The intentional abrupt maneuvering of the aircraft by the flight crew.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (11.16.13)

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