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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines

Alleges The Carrier Operated A B767 Not In Compliance With FARs

The FAA is proposing a $547,500 Civil Penalty against Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. for operating a Boeing 767-300 that was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Florida, Missouri Governors Declare April 'Aviation Appreciation Month'

Issue Proclamations Recognizing The Importance Of GA In Their States

National aviation organizations applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott and Missouri Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon for declaring April “General Aviation Appreciation Month.”

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

NASA's Orion Spacecraft Powers through First Integrated System Testing

Spacecraft Powered On For 26 Consecutive Hours During Final Testing

NASA's Orion spacecraft has proven its mettle in a test designed to determine the spacecraft's readiness for its first flight test -- Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) -- later this year. The spacecraft ran for 26 uninterrupted hours during the final phase of a major test series completed April 8 at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Experimental Helo Down In Reno

Pilot Fatally Injured In Nevada Helicycle Accident

A homebuilt single-seat helicycle reportedly went down Sunday on property owned by Reno Stead Airport, resulting in the fatal injury of the pilot.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Boeing Business Jets Market Growing In China

First BBJ2 For China Delivered To Completion Center

Five Boeing Business Jets have entered service in China in the last year where the market for ultra-long range business jets continues to grow, Boeing announced Monday at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE).

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

China Certifies Sikorsky S-76D Helicopter

Yunnan Jingcheng Group Will Be The First Company In China To Take Delivery

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

First Officer From Southwest Wrong-Airport Flight Retires

Captain Is Back On Flying Status

The pilot serving as first officer on the Southwest Flight that landed at the wrong airport in Branson, MO has retired, according to the airline, while the captain of the flight has been returned to flying status.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN FAQ: ANN's News Portal Syndication Program

Get A Customized ANN News Portal For YOUR Website!

As we promised, the ever-so-busy software geeks at ANN have been working overtime on a number of cool new tools and toys... and the last few weeks have shown you all JUST A LITTLE of what we've been up to. ANN's latest new program, though, is a pretty impressive development.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.16.14)

“This upgrade is an important step in laying the foundation for the NextGen system, which provides controllers a much more precise view of the airspace, gives pilots much more awareness and information, and as a result strengthens the safety and efficiency of our system.” Source: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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Wed, Apr 16, 2014

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.16.14): Density Altitude

Pressure altitude corrected for nonstandard temperature. Density altitude is used in computing the performance of an aircraft and its engines.

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