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July 22, 2017

GAMA Fights Air Traffic Control Privatization At AirVenture

Town Hall Meeting Planned To Discuss GA's Position On AIRR Act

GAMA will continue voicing its opposition to legislation that attempts to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh next week.

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GPS Marks 40 Years Of Aiding Navigation

Rockwell Collins Celebrates Four Decades Since Receiving The World's First GPS Satellite Signal

Working well after midnight on a mid-July day in 1977, a Rockwell Collins engineer named David Van Dusseldorp sat on the rooftop of a company building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adjusting an antenna every five minutes to receive a signal from the world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite known as NTS-2. Within a small window of time, the satellite was turned on and the message was successfully received and decoded by the team working the GPS receiver below.

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Deadlines Approaching For Several NAA Awards Nominations

Organization Presents More Than A Dozen Awards For Achievements In Aviation Annually

Part of NAA's mission is identifying and recognizing those who have contributed to the "art, sport and science of aviation and spaceflight in the United States." NAA presents more than a dozen awards throughout each year to honor achievements in aviation and space.

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Boeing Appoints New CEO For Jeppesen

Ken Sain Will Take The Reins Of The Business

Ken Sain has been named vice president, Digital Aviation & Analytics for Boeing Global Services. In this role, Sain is responsible for Boeing’s digital aviation solution portfolio, as well as the development and delivery of Boeing’s data analytics-powered products and services. In addition, Sain is responsible for leading Boeing subsidiary companies, AerData, Boeing Vancouver and Jeppesen.

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Air Sports Set To Shine At The World Games 2017 In Poland

Games Will Run Through The Weekend

The World Games 2017 opened in spectacular style in the city of Wroclaw, Poland on July 20 with an opening ceremony of light, sound and music in front of 35,000 people.

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Eagle Attacks Drone In Alaska

Aircraft Lost Over Dutch Harbor

A film crew making a video promoting Dutch Harbor, Alaska lost a drone recently during the filming when it was attacked by an eagle over the water.

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Innovation Challenge Brings Possible Advancement In F-22 Test Capabilities

One-Day Event Consisted Of Three Teams

The 412th Test Wing’s Experimentation Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration team, known as XCITE, hosted a one-day innovation challenge July 10, 2017.

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Chorus Aviation Announces Agreements To Acquire Two Embraer 190 Aircraft

Jets Currently On Lease To KLM Cityhopper And Aeromexico Connect

Chorus Aviation has announced agreements by Chorus Aviation Capital's subsidiaries to acquire two Embraer 190 aircraft. One of these aircraft is currently on lease to Dutch carrier KLM Cityhopper, a subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The other aircraft is currently on lease with Aerolitoral, S.A. de C.V. (d.b.a. Aeromexico Connect), a subsidiary of Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V. (d.b.a. 'Aeromexico').

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.22.17)

“I encourage Oshkosh attendees to come to the town hall and learn why it’s critical for everyone to contact their representatives in Congress and urge them to oppose H.R. 2997.” Source: GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce, on the association's education efforts concerning the AIRR Act at AirVenture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.22.17): Ceiling

The heights above the earth’s surface of the lowest layer of clouds or obscuring phenomena that is reported as “broken,” “overcast,” or “obscuration,” and not classified as “thin” or “partial.”

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.22.17)

LaFayette Foundation James J. Parks was the original founder and inspiration behind the effort to successfully preserve World War I aviation history.

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