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April 24, 2010

NTSB Investigating Near-Collision At Bob Hope Airport

B737 And C172 Had A Close-Call During "Touch And Go"

The NTSB has opened an  investigation into the near collision of a commercial jetliner and a small private plane at the intersection of two active runways at Burbank's Bob Hope Airport (KBUR) in Southern California.

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FAA Timeline For NextGen In Jeopardy, DOT Says

IG Says FAA Having Difficulty Keeping The Project "On Track" In Congressional Testimony

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation heard testimony on long-term planning and interagency cooperation for the implementation of the Next Generation Air Traffic Control system, also know as NextGen, on Wednesday.

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FAA Revises SAIB Focusing On Magnetos On Some Lycoming Engines

"Several Conditions" Could Result In Loss Of Power

The FAA has revised an SAIB (Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin) concerning a condition on certain Lycoming four, six, and eight cylinder reciprocating engines with a Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) (formerly Bendix) Series D2000 and D3000 Dual Magneto (2 magnetos with a single drive).

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Jeppesen To Design Instrument Procedures Down Under

CASA Certification Granted To Design Instrument Flight Procedures In Australia

Jeppesen has been granted certification by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia to design, validate and maintain instrument flight procedures. The certification, granted under CASR Part 173, authorizes Jeppesen to create Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures.

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Running Hot And Cold On The Dreamliner

787 Undergoing Extreme-Weather Testing In Florida

The 787 Dreamliner has begun a series of extreme-weather tests at Valparaiso, FL. A special hangar at the McKinley Climatic Laboratory at Elgin Air Force Base allows the airplane to experience heat as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as minus 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

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NATA 'Day On The Hill' Draws Aviation Business Leaders To D.C.

Aviation Executives Lobby Members Of Congress On Industry Issues

The NATA 2010 Day on the Hill event drew nearly 100 association members to the Capitol Wednesday to visit their Members of Congress and their staff.

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X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Off On Mission Of Unknown Duration

Demonstration Platform For Reusable Space Vehicle Technologies

The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 41 Thursday. The OTV rode to orbit on board an Atlas V rocket at 1952 EDT, according to the U.S. Air Force. The launch was undertaken for the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office.

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FAA Offers Advice About Flight Into Volcanic Ash

SAIB Published With Guidelines, But Does Not Recommend Flight Into Visible Ash

The FAA this week published an SAIB (Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin) addressing concerns about the operation of aircraft with turbine engines into areas where volcanic ash is present. The SAIB is specifically directed toward operators that operate in Europe or operate in and out of Europe.

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Another Lawsuit Stems From Incident At Austin FBI Building

A Man Who Was Burned In The Fire Is Suing Joe Stack's Estate

A person who suffered 2nd degree burns over about 25 percent of his body when Joe Stack allegedly intentionally crashed his plane into a building in Austin, TX is suing the pilot's estate.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.24.10)

"...(K)ey multibillion-dollar programs have experienced problems, and FAA has yet to fully determine their NextGen-specific requirements. ... Delays with this and other projects will have a cascading effect on NextGen plans now and well into the future." Source: DOT Inspector General Calvin Scovel.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.24.10): No Gyro Approach

A radar approach/vector provided in case of a malfunctioning gyro-compass or directional gyro. Instead of providing the pilot with headings to be flown, the controller observes the radar track and issues control instructions "turn right/left" or "stop turn" as appropriate.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.24.10)

Airplane Flying Handbook

Everything you ever wanted to know about the basics of flying an airplane, but might not have known where or who to ask, has been compiled by the FAA and is offered as a PDF document online.

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