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Thu, May 28, 2015

Airborne 05.27.15: Did Boeing Over-Promise?, Anti-KSMO Chicanery, Jimmy Stewart

Also: FAA Hiring Astray?, Comparison Shopping LSAs, Philippines Flying Limitations, Asteroid Redirect, Wings Of Mercy, Student Launch Challenge, Alaska Air

In 2013, the State of Washington gave Boeing a package of tax breaks totaling $8.7 billion through 2040. In return, the state apparently ‘assumed’ that the planemaker would continue to create and provide jobs in the state. Boeing announcing last year that the company would assemble the 777X airplane in the Puget Sound region. In all, Boeing employs about 79,000 in the Puget Sound, which is about half its total workforce. A NIMBY group describing itself as a "Growing network including thousands of people from our local community," has put up a website in an effort to get involved in "Shaping the future use of the Santa Monica Airport Land to better the lives of our entire community and future generations." You can bet that future does

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Aero-TV: The Mobile Perspective - iFlightPlanner On The iPad

An Up and Coming Flight Planning Tool Continues To Gain In Popularity, Part 2

Andy Matthews, the cofounder and Director of Business Development for iFlightPlanner spends some time to explain how the flight planning function of this app works. In this video, Matthews goes through the core flight planning sets which include routing, receiving an approved weather briefing, computation of the weight and balance, and then filing an FAA flight plan.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Sierra Nevada Corporation Collaborates On Regional Jet Aircraft In Turkey

Powerful Global Partnership Brings Unique Technology To The Aviation World

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Sierra Nevada Corporation and the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs & Communications to meet the need of producing the country’s first regional jet as part of its Regional Aircraft Project (“Project”).

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Airborne 05.28.15: LA Heli Noise, Another NIMBY Case Defeated, GoodBye VOR/NDB

Also: Gone West: Tuskegee Airman LtC Mosley, Union Warned, E-4B Returns, All-Female UAL Crew, Malaysia Woes, Luke's 56th FW

Last week, the FAA released a document stating that significant progress has been made on six action items stemming from a May 30th, 2013 study done by the FAA on noise matters in Los Angeles County. The Professional Helicopter Pilots Association, known as the PHPA, released a statement saying that despite published statements to the contrary from some of the stakeholder groups who maintain no significant progress has been made, the PHPA stands firmly behind the FAA and agrees this multiparty collaborative group of industry and homeowners representatives have made significant progress. n another story regarding aircraft noise concerns, a lawsuit against the management of Trenton-Mercer airport has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court in Trenton. The suit was filed by Bucks Residents of Responsible Airport Management. The FAA has proposed the elimin

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Thu, May 28, 2015

World’s First Bell 407GT Sold To BBM Inc

Armed Variant Of The 407GX To Be Operated In The Middle East And Africa

Bell Helicopter has delivered the first Bell 407GT to BBM Inc. to operate in the Middle East and Africa. The Bell 407GT is the armed version of the Bell 407GX, and will be used to perform a variety of missions including law enforcement and homeland security.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Pillsbury Launches New UAS Law Blog

Drone Law Practice Site Features Timely Articles

The Pillsbury law firm, which formed one of the first multidisciplinary teams focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in March 2014, today announced the launch of its new UAS law blog, featuring legal perspectives from Pillsbury's UAS focus team.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

OpenSky Drones Obtains FAA Authorization For Commercial UAV Operations

Will Immediately Start Full Operations In South Florida

The FAA has authorized OpenSky Drones for commercial UAV services.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

NASA, NRC Of Canada Renew Agreement To Reduce Aviation Icing Risks

Will Continue Research For An Additional Five Years

NASA and the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada have renewed a partnership agreement to continue critical research in the area of aircraft engine icing. On hand to sign the renewal agreement Thursday at the NRC offices in Ottawa, Ontario, were Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington, and Ian Potter, the NRC’s vice-president of engineering.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Boeing 737-800 Aircraft In New Livery Joins Transaero Airlines Fleet

New Airplane Part Of Carrier's Fleet Renewal Plan

A new Boeing 737-800 aircraft has joined Transaero Airlines' fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the airline from the aircraft manufacturer in accordance with the operating leasing agreement concluded in 2013 with Sberbank Leasing.

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Thu, May 28, 2015

Boeing Returns Air Force E-4B Aircraft To Service

Airborne Command Post Back To Operational Status Following Maintenance

Boeing recently completed maintenance on a U.S. Air Force E-4B advanced airborne command post earlier than planned, enabling the Air Force to quickly return the vital aircraft to operational service.

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