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April 09, 2016

Record The Joys Of Flight – With PS Engineering's Streamer Module

Provides Audio Output To HD Video Recorders

Just a few weeks ago, PS Engineering added IntelliAudio dimensional sound to its popular PMA8000BTi audio panel. Now, the company is announcing another feature, the integration of a Bluetooth streaming audio module that can be added to the PMA8000BTi to provide audio output to High Definition video recorders. 

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FAs Support Legislation Calling For Aircraft Cybersecurity Standards

Cyber AIR Act Introduced By Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)

As the Senate debates the FAA Reauthorization Bill, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced new legislation, the Cyber AIR Act, calling for cybersecurity standards for commercial aircraft. The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) has advocated for two years for the need to assess potential vulnerabilities of expanded technology onboard.

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United Airlines…From Airmail To Biofuel

United Airlines Builds On 90 Years Of Aviation Firsts

United Airlines is celebrating its 90th year and they are sharing some information from the past. It’s easy to look at their massive fleet of jet airplanes and not realize that United, and most other legacy airlines, took their first flights in ‘tube-and-rag' airplanes. United decided to brag a bit and we thought we share it with our readers. Their first flight was on April 6, 1926.

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Gremlins Takes Flight To Provide Air-Recoverable Unmanned Air Systems

Four Teams Initiate Research Into Affordable, Distributed Technologies That Could Provide Breakthrough Tactical And Strategic Capabilities

DARPA has awarded Phase 1 contracts for its Gremlins program, which seeks to develop innovative technologies and systems enabling aircraft to launch volleys of low-cost, reusable unmanned air systems (UASs) and safely and reliably retrieve them in mid-air.

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Boeing Announces Expansion Plans For Training Capabilities In Shanghai

New Offerings Support Low Cost Carriers In China

Boeing has expanded its training capabilities at its Flight Services campus in Shanghai to support customers in the region. Included in the new offerings are a Next-Generation 737 full-flight simulator and a state-of-the-art 737 maintenance training classroom.

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Bell 429 MAGnificent Embarks On South American Demo Tour

Bell Helicopter To Show Off Its Bell 429 MAGnificent Through A Series Of Demo Flights In South America

Bell Helicopter last demonstrated the Bell 429’s capability in a five-month demo tour in 2014, and they say customers continue to respond. To date, there are more than 60 Bell 429s operating throughout Latin America, and this demo tour follows last year’s Supplemental Type Certificate validation in Brazil for the MAGnificent interior from Mecaer Aviation Group.

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Azul Selects Rockwell Collins Avionics For 58 Airbus A320neos

Deliveries To Begin In September

Azul Brazilian Airlines has selected a host of Rockwell Collins avionics, including its MultiScan ThreatTrack weather radar and GLU-925 Multi-Mode Receiver (MMR), for 58 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Deliveries will begin in September. The announcement was made at FIDAE 2016 Chile, the International Fair of Air and Space Exhibition.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.09.16)

“We’ve assembled a motivated group of researchers and developers that we believe could make significant progress toward Gremlins’ vision of delivering distributed airborne capabilities in a robust, responsive and affordable manner.” Source: Dan Patt, DARPA program manager.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.16): Minimum Safe Altitude

The minimum altitude specified in 14 CFR Part 91 for various aircraft operations.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.16)

The International Auster Club

The International Auster Club Heritage Group was formed in 2000, it was the vehicle for an application to the lottery fund to allow the group to produce an oral history of the company by interviewing the people who designed, made and flew Auster’s during the life of the Company.

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PRODUCT: Boeing Model 737-600, -700, -700C, -800, -900, and -900ER series airplanes.

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