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April 09, 2015

America's 'Top Gun' Fighter Aces - An Endangered Species

The Book, Wings of Valor: Honoring America's Fighter Aces, Will Keep Their Memory Alive

The fighter pilots, who earned Ace status by destroying at least five enemy aircraft during aerial combat missions in both World Wars, Korea and Vietnam, are a vanishing breed and most likely an endangered species.

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American Airlines Receives Single Operating Certificate

Major Milestone In The Merger Of AA And US Airways

American Airlines on Wednesday received a single operating certificate from the FAA for American and US Airways, marking a major milestone in the integration of the two airlines.

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Upper Limit Aviation, Southern Utah University Visit D.C.

Meetings Held To Discuss Compliance Issues Related To The Post 9/11 Gi Bill Educational Benefits

Officials of Upper Limit Aviation and Southern Utah University traveled to Washington, D.C. Monday to meet with Utah Congressional delegates and various interest groups, to discuss compliance issues related to the Post 9/11 GI Bill Educational Benefits.

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NJASAP Files For Mediation In Contract Dispute With Buffett's NetJets

Union Says Management's Concessionary Agenda 'Continues To Prevent Meaningful Progress'

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) Friday filed an application for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB). NJASAP represents the professional interests of the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation.

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Avidyne Releases 10.1 Software For IFD540 & IFD440

10.1 Software Adds New IFD540 Functionality, And Is The First Software Release For The IFD440

Avidyne Corporation has announced that certification of their IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM and Release 10.1 software for the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM should be completed in May 2015.

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HeliTrak Introduces A Critical Safety Device

Collective Pull Down (CPD) Creates 'Automatic Autorotation'

First year exhibitor HeliTrak has brought a product to AEA that is attracting a lot of attention. The product is designed to save lives in the event of a power failure in a helicopter. It is aptly named “Collective Pull Down” and that is what it does when the power to the rotor fails; it immediately pulls the collective down in half a second, eliminating the pilot’s reaction time. It essentially is an “automatic autorotation”.

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Universal Avionics Introduces New Upgrade Incentives

Designed To Help Operators Equip For ADS-B Out And FANS

Universal Avionics presents two new upgrade incentive programs for the SBAS-Flight Management System (FMS) and UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU). The programs are designed to help operators follow the path to Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out and Future Air Navigation System (FANS)/Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) compliance.

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Minnesota Pilots Association Holds 2nd Annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering

This Event Will Feature Over 20 Forum Sessions And 48 Exhibitors Along With Multiple Static Aircraft Displays

The Minnesota Pilots Association would like to invite anyone who can get there to attend the 2nd annual Great Minnesota Aviation Gathering.  This event will be held Friday April 10th and Saturday April 11th in the Golden Wings Museum located at Anoka County Airport in Blaine, MN.

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ICG Expands List Of FANS-1/A STC’s At 58th AEA Convention

Selected As Manufacturing Partner For Iridium Certus Broadband

ICG arrived at the 58th Annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show in Dallas, Texas this week with a great deal of momentum as the number of STCs being granted by the FAA or currently in work continues to grow at an impressive pace.

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Autopilot Coupled LPV STC being Amended To Include Primus 1000 Equipped Citation

JETTECH Retrofit Now Benefits Bravos, Ultras, Encores And Excels

JETTECH is amending its Garmin GTN autopilot coupled LPV FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Citation 500 series to include all Primus 1000 equipped Bravo, Ultra, Encore and Excel aircraft.

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Aircraft Down In Bloomington, IL, Seven Fatally Injured

Group Had Been In Indianapolis For NCAA Championship Game

A Cessna 414 belonging to the owner of a meat processing plant in Eureka, IL went down Monday night resulting in the fatal injury everyone on board.

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SmartSky Networks Announces New Partner

Kontron Is Latest Technology Connectivity Partner Revealed At AEA 2015

SmartSky Networks, a next-generation aviation communications provider bringing SmartSky 4G, the first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless network to the aviation market, is pleased to announce Kontron as a technology connectivity partner at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) 2015 convention in Dallas, Texas. SmartSky 4G will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of networks currently in the market by accessing 60 MHz of spectrum.

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Cobham AvComm Introduces New ATC-5000NG NextGen ATC/DME Test Set

For Testing Transponders And Distance Measuring Equipment (DMEs)

Cobham AvComm, formerly Aeroflex AvComm business unit, has unveiled the ATC-5000NG NextGen ATC/DME Test Set which will be demonstrated at the AEA International Convention and Tradeshow in Dallas.

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AEA Names 2015 Award Winners At AEA Convention

Joe Braddock Of Southeast Aerospace Is Member Of The Year

Three prestigious industry awards were presented during the opening session of the 58th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show in Grapevine (Dallas), Texas, on Wednesday, April 8.

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Trig Rolls Out Exciting New Stack Products At AEA Dallas 2015

TY96 And TY97 Radios Introduced At Dallas Convention

Trig Avionics Limited is pleased to announce new avionic stack products at the 2015 AEA International Convention in Dallas today. Trig’s TY96 and TY97 Aviation Radios define a new standard in dual 25 kHz and 8.33 kHz radio design. With a superbly engineered slimline case, that is only 1.3” high - each radio saves valuable panel space and is packed with innovative and practical features.

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Stratus Transponder Gives Pilots ADS-B Out Option Like No Other

Stratus ESG Is The Industry’s Most Affordable 1090ES With Built-In WAAS GPS

Stratus ESG, a 1090 Extended Squitter (ES) all-in-one ADS-B Out solution with certified WAAS GPS, was introduced today at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Convention.

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AEA Unveils 2014 Year-End Avionics Market Report

Total Year-End Sales Exceed $2.5 billion, A 4 Percent Increase From 2013

The Aircraft Electronics Association released its 2014 year-end Avionics Market Report during the 58th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

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AeroSports Update: Dynon Looks Out For Experimental And S-LSA Owners

Dynon Avionics Announces A New Remote Magnetometer For Skyview Plus An Upcoming Skyview 12.2 Skyview Software Release

Dynon Avionics, the leading Experimental and Light Sport avionics manufacturer, announces a new Remote Magnetometer for SkyView plus an upcoming SkyView 12.2 SkyView Software release.

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NTSB Opens Docket On Gulfstream Accident In Massachusetts

Accident Followed Rejected Takeoff And Runway Excursion

As part of its continuing investigation into the crash of a Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation G-IV that occurred in Bedford, Massachusetts, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the accident docket, releasing about 800 pages of documents.

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Sandia Aerospace Announces STX 360 Sentinel

Sandia Aerospace Says The STX 360 Sentinel Is A Cost-Effective ADS-B Solution For GA

The Sentinel is a panel-mounted UAT ADS-B with built-in Mode C transponder. Sandia designed it to be easily installed in the same space as an existing transponder thus saving on installation costs.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (04.09.15)

"The report indicates modest year-over-year growth in sales for the second straight year. This is only the third year of the report's existence, but it is beginning to establish a solid baseline to better evaluate and compare data in the years ahead." Source: AEA President Paula Derks.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.09.15): Cap Cloud

A stationary cloud directly above an isolated mountain peak, with cloud base below the elevation of the peak.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.09.15)

North Carolina Airports Association

The mission of the NC Airports Association is to promote aviation and airport management in North Carolina through networking and professional development opportunities. The NCAA also administers an aviation scholarship program.

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