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June 13, 2015

FAA Issues $16.8 Million Grant To BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Will Fund Long-Term Airfield Project

The FAA has awarded a $16.8 million grant to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) Airport to complete the fourth phase of a multi-phase comprehensive taxiway improvement program for Runways 10/28 and 15R/33L.

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Researchers Develop Small Electric Aux Motor For Single Engine Airplanes

Would Provide Extra Level Of Safety For Aircraft Weighing Under 1,650 Pounds

Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the AXTER Aerospace firm have developed an electric propulsion system to install in small gasoline-powered planes for extra power and range in emergency situations. This new hybrid system could prevent 600 accidents a year, the researchers say.

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Small Iowa Towns Closing Airports For Lack Of Use

Airfields Being Repurposed As Pilot Population Wanes

We all know about the decline in the number of pilots in the U.S. It is often discussed when airline executives or pilots meet to discuss the future of their industry.

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IATA: Industry Stepping Up Engagement on Consumer Protection

Over 60 Countries Have Some Form Of Passenger Rights Laws

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is stepping up efforts to engage with stakeholders—governments, travelers and consumer groups—on the important issue of consumer protection. There are now over 60 countries with some form of passenger rights regulations, with more countries considering new rules.

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Lost D-Day Plane Rescued By Kickstarter Campaign

Stretch Goal Of $250,000 Announced To Restore Historic C-47 to Flying Condition

After successfully securing the $75,000 needed to rescue That’s All, Brother, the plane the led the D-Day invasion, the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) has set a new stretch goal to raise $250,000 on Kickstarter to support restoration and education efforts. The plane will be a signature part of the nonprofit’s collection of 162 historic aircraft, its national education programs and plans for a new museum attraction in Dallas.

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Virgin America Pilots Elect First Leaders Under ALPA Representation

Capt. Jose Palacios Elected Chairman Of The Virgin America Master Executive Council (MEC)

The temporary representatives of the Virgin America pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), today elected officers to lead their pilot group into the future as they build a new union structure and begin work on their first collective bargaining agreement.

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SpaceShipTwo Accident Recounted By White Knight Two Pilot

Launch Aircraft Assisted In Locating Wreckage Of The Spacecraft

The pilot who was at the controls of White Knight Two last October 31 has spoken to the media for the first time about the accident that destroyed SpaceShipTwo and fatally injured pilot Mike Alsbury.

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Vacationers Find SpaceX Debris In The Bahamas

Pieces Of Falcon 9 Wash Up On Elbow Cay

A piece of a Falcon 9 rocket that was destroyed in April during an attempt to land on a floating barge was discovered by Kevin Eichlberger and his friends while on vacation in the Bahamas in late May.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (06.13.15)

Aero-News: Quote of the Day

ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a bearing on the day's events and issues. Read More

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (06.13.15): Circle To Runway (Runway Number)

Used by ATC to inform the pilot that he/she must circle to land because the runway in use is other than the runway aligned with the instrument approach procedure.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (06.13.15)

Action for Airfields

Action for Airfields is an independent campaign launched to encourage mass, grass roots level support for General Aviation airfields in the UK.

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