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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-10

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A330-200 and -300 series airplanes, and Model A340-200 and -300 series airplanes.

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Fri, Oct 31, 2014

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-21-07

PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D24 (Regional Jet Series 900) airplanes, and Model CL-600-2E25 (Regional Jet Series 1000) airplanes.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

King Air Down At Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Aircraft Impacted Flight Safety International Building, Two Fatally Injured, Five Missing

A Beechcraft King Air with one person on board went down on departure Thursday morning at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, KS, impacting the Flight Safety International Building.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Airborne 10.29.14: Antares Launch Failure, GAMA Responds, Another 'Roadable'???

Also: Dragon Returns, Quadcopter Flown At Airliner?, Classic Aero-TV: Redhawk, Diesel Flt School Airplanes, WWII Bomber Found

The unmanned Antares rocket built by Orbital Science Corporation lifted off from the Wallops Flight Facility at 6:22 PM last night. Shortly after liftoff the rocket exploded resulting in the loss of the Cygnus cargo ship it was carrying to the International Space Station. USA Today has once again printed a story by Thomas Frank regarding the dangers of general aviation. This time he focused on post-crash fires, and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association has responded. GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued an 800 word statement about USA Today’s sensationalistic article. An ATR72 on approach to Southend Airport near London came within 80 feet of colliding with a UAV, according to a report from the U.K.'s Airprox Board. The Airprox Board investigates reports of potential in-flight collisions. All this... and

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

EAA To FAA: ADS-B Mandate 'Fraught With Hurdles' For GA

Cost, Compliance, Lack Of Benefits Preventing Adoption

At a meeting held Tuesday in Washington, D.C. at FAA headquarters billed as a "Call to Action" on NextGen, Sean Elliott, EAA vice president of advocacy and safety, told the FAA Tuesday that while the recreational aviation community is willing to work toward a modernization of the national airspace system, mandated ADS-B compliance is still fraught with too many hurdles to motivate general aviation aircraft owners to install the costly equipment.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

NextGen 'Call To Action' Summit: The FAA's View

Says Agency Is Working With Industry To Equip With NextGen Technology

The FAA is presenting a somewhat different take on the NextGen "Call to Action" summit held Tuesday at FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. than some of the "letter groups" that attended the meeting. The agency says it is working with aviation industry leaders to renew their commitment to equip aircraft with new NextGen avionics technology by the January 1, 2020 deadline.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

FAA Approves Piper Seminole For Garmin GFC700

TC Change Approval Allows Installation In G100-Equipped Aircraft

The FAA has delivered Type Certificate change approval to Piper Aircraft for the incorporation of Garmin GFC700 flight control system in the Garmin G1000-equipped twin-engine Seminole aircraft.  

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Boeing Delivers Emirates' 100th 777-300ER

Aircraft Type Makes Up The Majority Of Carrier's Fleet

Boeing and Emirates Airline are celebrating the delivery of the airline's 100th 777-300ER (Extended Range), marking another milestone in a partnership that began over two decades ago when the Dubai-based airline ordered its first 777.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Search Continues For MH370

Over 57,000 Square Miles Mapped And Analyzed

The Australian government says that it is progressing in its search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that vanished in March of this year.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2014

AeroSports Update: National Security Events Can Affect Recreational Flyers

Temporary Flight Restrictions Can Catch You By Surprise If You Don’t Pay Attention

Recreational flyers like to keep it simple and fun. This means we tend to fly in good weather and in familiar areas. Sometimes a weather briefing is as simple as using a computer, checking ahead by calling AWOS on the phone, or simply watching television, but are you sure you’re up to date on temporary flight restrictions (TFR’s)?

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