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February 16, 2017

Airborne 02.16.17: Craig Fuller v Privatization, Flying Car, 3 Million Drones?

Also: Radar Tower Targeted, AEA 2017, JetPack Aviation, Harrier Demos, DC-3 Documentary, Nigerian Airlines, Skydiving

Former AOPA president and CEO Craig Fuller says that the meeting last week between airline executives and President Donald Trump was a missed opportunity for the aviation community to outline a path for the modernization of the nation's air transportation system. Fuller said that the entire aviation community, including the airlines, have been at the table with FAA leadership developing recommendations for the NAS. But with only airlines represented at the meeting with the President, onl

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Airborne 02.16.17: Craig Fuller v Privatization, Flying Car, 3 Million Drones?

Also: Radar Tower Targeted, AEA 2017, JetPack Aviation, Harrier Demos, DC-3 Documentary, Nigerian Airlines, Skydiving

Former AOPA president and CEO Craig Fuller says that the meeting last week between airline executives and President Donald Trump was a missed opportunity for the aviation community to outline a path for the modernization of the nation's air transportation system. Fuller said that the entire aviation community, including the airlines, have been at the table with FAA leadership developing recommendations for the NAS. But with only airlines represented at the meeting with the President, only a very narrow point of view was represented. This week, flying car manufacturer PAL-V has officially started the sales of its commercial models, the Liberty Pioneer and Liberty

P&W Expanding Business In Columbus, Georgia

More Than 500 New Employees Will Be Hired, Company Says

Pratt & Whitney has announced  that it will invest approximately $386 million in its Columbus, Georgia, facility to increase the production of parts and maintenance services and to reduce costs for new and existing engine programs. The investments will go toward the purchase of automated machinery and equipment upgrades and construction of two new buildings on the property.

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FAA Approves Flight School Status For Purdue Aviation

Will Help Fill Critical Need For More Pilots

Purdue Aviation LLC has hit a milestone in its growth with FAA approval of Part 141 flight school certification, which allows it to offer a more structured flight training syllabus for future professional pilots.

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Southwest, NetJets Pilots Meet With Trump Administration On NAI Permit

Independent Pilot Labor Views Coordinated Call For Intervention As Critical Turning Point

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) and Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced that representatives from both pilot unions met with Trump administration officials today to discuss former President Obama's decision to grant Norwegian Air International's (NAI) application for a foreign air carrier permit.

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CFM Orders Surpass 2,600 Engines In 2016

Valued At Nearly $36 Billion At List Price

CFM International achieved near record orders in 2016, with the company booking a total of 2,677 engines, including 876 CFM56 engines (commercial, military and spares) and 1,801 LEAP engines (including commitments and spares).

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Florida City Proposes 'Draconian' Drone Law

Flagler Beach Is The Latest To Consider Severe Restrictions On Many Flights

The Flagler Beach, FL City Commission will consider an ordinance that will ban many drone flights in the city limits.

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Air Force X-37B Staying In Orbit

Had Been Rumored To Be Landing At KSC On Tuesday

The word had gone out that the X-37B mini-shuttle would be landing at Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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Wider√łe To Be E190-E2 Launch Operator

Largest Regional Airline In Scandinavia Will Take Delivery Of The First Aircraft Next Year

Widerøe,  the  largest  regional  airline  in Scandinavia,  will  be  the  first  airline  in  the  world to  receive  the  brand-new  E190-E2  jet,  the first  member  of  the  E-Jets  E2,  the  second  generation  of  the  E-Jets  family  of  commercial aircraft.  As  the  launch  operator  of  the  model,  Widerøe  will  receive  their  first  aircraft  in  the first half of 2018.

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Verifly Ups Coverage Limits For Drone Operators

Pilots Can Now Get Limited-Time Insurance Up To $2.5 Million

Drone operators can now purchase liability insurance of up to $2.5 million for individual flights through Verifly, an app that has been insuring drone pilots since its launch in August of last year.

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Kansas Officials Mull New Airport Near Kansas City

Would Compete With Kansas City International Airport

Officials in Kansas are reportedly looking into the possibility of building a new airport near Kansas City, MO to compete with Kansas City International Airport (KMCI).

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Harrison Ford Under Investigation For Landing On A Taxiway

Incident Occurred At John Wayne Airport In Southern CA

Actor Harrison Ford is back in the aviation news for allegedly landing his Aviat Husky on a taxiway at John Wayne International Airport in southern CA Monday.

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AD: The Boeing Company Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-02-10

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

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Trump Says He Favors Privatization Of ATC During Meeting With Airlines

Said To Be 'Extraordinarily Positive' About The Concept

At a meeting last Thursday with the executives of many of the country's major airlines, President Donald Trump was "extraordinarily positive" about the concept of spinning off Air Traffic Control to a private, non-profit corporation.

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House Transportation Subcommittee Holds Hearing On Aviation Manufacturing

First Hearing In A Series Focused On FAA Reauthorization And Reform

The House Transportation Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing Wednesday focused on aviation manufacturing, one of several that will be held in the next several months tied to FAA reauthorization and reform.

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Xcel Energy, FAA Launch First-Of-Its-Kind Safety Partnership

Will Use Drones To Inspect More Than 20,000 Miles Of Transmission Lines In 10 States

Xcel Energy and the FAA have entered into a "first-of-its-kind" partnership to research the safe operation of drone technology to inspect critical infrastructure. The agreement involves using unmanned aircraft systems to inspect more than 20,000 miles of Xcel Energy transmission lines in 10 states. The data collected from diverse climates, conditions and geographies will be used by the federal agency to secure the nation’s airspace now and in the future.

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HeliTrak Receives PMA From Seattle MIDO

Collective Pull Down Received FAA STC In October Of Last Year

HeliTrak has announced that it has received PMA certification to accompany the AML STC of the Collective Pull Down (CPD) line of products from the FAA's Seattle Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO). On October 13, 2016, HeliTrak received the Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC) SR02506SE, from the FAA.

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Lawrence, KS Officials Have Questions About Skydiving

City Attorney Reviewing The Issue

The city commission of Lawrence, KS will not take any action on establishing skydiving drop zones near its airport until a review of an FAA ruling is completed, officials said last week.

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Trump May Attend 787-10 Rollout In SC

Would Be The First Visit To SC Campus By A Sitting President

President Donald Trump may attend the rollout of Boeing's newest Dreamliner Friday, according to multiple media outlets.

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Ariane 5's First Launch This Year A Success

Delivers Two Satellites Into Orbit

An Ariane 5, operated by Arianespace, has delivered the Sky Brasil-1 and Telkom-3S telecom satellites into their planned orbits.

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Airborne 02.15.17: Aviation Fights For KSMO, Lancair Sale, Red Bull Air Races

Also: EAA’s Sport Pilot Academy, Abingdon Watches, Gone West: 'Hal' Moore, Boeing Deferrals, Advanced Hawkeye, Flying Art, Hawaiian Air

Many of the aviation community’s ‘alphabet associations’ are gathering to fight the FAA’s recent controversial decision to throw the Santa Monica Airport under the bus. NBAA has joined with five additional airport stakeholders, including the Santa Monica Airport Association, to petition the US Court of Appeals, asking the court to review the recent decision by the FAA that negatively affects the future of KSMO. Last month, the FAA announced

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (02.16.17)

"The Trump Administration's willingness to discuss this matter is a critical step in the right direction for aviation and pilot labor." Source: NJASAP President Pedro Leroux.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.16.17): Polar Track Structure

A system of organized routes between Iceland and Alaska which overlie Canadian MNPS Airspace.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.16.17)

Write A Stupid Drone Law

This site provides information about drone laws that are created by state or local governments out of fear and ignorance.

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