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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

GAO: FAA Could Improve How It Develops Its R&D Portfolio And Reports Activities

Makes Three Recommendations To The Agency For Improvements

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has concluded that the FAA's actions are not fully consistent with requirements, agency guidance, and leading practices related to the management of its research and development (R&D) portfolio. 

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Thu, Apr 27, 2017

EASA Launches A Consultation For New Certification Specifications For Airports

Will Take Into Account Evolution Of Precision Guidance Systems

EASA has proposed new certification specifications (CS) for aerodrome design in order to facilitate the operations of modern large aeroplanes at existing aerodromes. Modern aircraft have very precise guidance systems for landing / take-off and taxiing; this means that the current international and European provisions for designing runway, taxiway and other areas can be lightened without compromising safety. The new proposal is meant to take this technological evolution into account.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The 2017 Planes of Fame Air Show At The Chino Airport Will Go On As Planned

But Tenants Who Filed Suit Will Seek Changes In Oversight For 2018 Show

The group of plaintiffs filing suit against Planes of Fame have withdrawn the motion for a preliminary injunction of the 2017 air show. This action will allow the air show to proceed as planned on May 6th and 7th, 2017. The plaintiffs will continue legal action in their pursuit of fair operations for future air shows at the Chino Airport.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

FAA Launches BasicMed

Offers An Alternative To Third Class Medical

General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Vivek Saxena Reportedly Steps Down As Mooney CEO

Albert Li Will Serve As Executive Director While A Search For His Replacement Is Conducted

After less than a year at the helm of Mooney Aircraft, Vivek Saxena has apparently resigned his post. 

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Not Interested In Selling Airports To Raise Revenue

Airport Officials Recognize And Support Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Comments Related To Current Airport Governance Model 

Together, Calgary, Vancouver and Ottawa airport authorities are standing in support of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for commenting that he's not interested in selling off Canada's major airports to fund the construction of new roads, hospitals, and other projects. Trudeau's comments were made during an interview with Bloomberg News while in Toronto on April 20, 2017.

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Sun 'n Fun 2017 ... By The Numbers

Organizers Say Event Was The 'Best Ever'

The 43rd Annual SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In & Expo presented by Visit Florida and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association took place April 4 –9, 2017 in Lakeland, Florida. 

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017

Banning, CA Mayor Calls Airport A 'Waste Of Money'

City Considers Closing The Airport Due To Lack Of Use

There's another airport on a city's chopping block in California. This time, it's the city of Banning, CA that is considering closing its airport and turning the land over to developers.

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