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May 13, 2017

Spirit Airlines, Pilot Union Agree To Extend Temporary Restraining Order

Parties Working To Restore The Status Quo While Negotiations Continue

Spirit Airlines has reached an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) to extend indefinitely the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Florida), directing the pilots to restore the status quo while the company and union remain in mediated contract negotiations. The TRO will remain in effect until a collective bargaining agreement is signed and ratified or, if applicable, the parties are released from mediation by the National Mediation Board.

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Textron Aviation Celebrates Citation Mustang With Final Delivery

Citation M2 Carries On Legacy As Entry-Level Jet Of Choice

The final production Cessna Citation Mustang has rolled off the assembly line and will be delivered in the coming weeks. The ground-breaking Mustang quickly set the standard in its category for pilots stepping up to jet ownership, and enjoyed tremendous success throughout its 12-year production run with more than 470 aircraft delivered to customers around the world.

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Crickets, Bats Inspire AF Researchers To Develop Smart ‘Hair’ Sensors For Flight

Carbon Nanotubes May One Day Allow Aircraft To 'Fly By Feel'

Nature has inspired scientific and engineering innovations for hundreds of years. An apple falling from a tree inspired Isaac Newton to define the laws of gravity. The burdock burrs clinging to the skin of his hunting dog lead to Swiss engineer Georges de Mestral’s invention of Velcro. The ability of the kingfisher to slice through water to catch prey inspired the redesign of the high-speed Japanese bullet train, enabling it to exit tunnels quietly at a speed ten percent faster than predecessors. 

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Unmanned Safety Institute Launches Partner Academy Program

USI Partner Academy Provides Training And Education For Remote Pilots

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) commercial pilot training program.

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Air Wisconsin Announces Enhanced Industry-Leading Pilot Hiring Incentives

Higher Cash Bonuses, Other Enticements Added To Program To Attract Pilots

Air Wisconsin Airlines has announced significant enhancements to its existing bonus program, increasing the value of cash bonuses to $57,000, including $8,000 for pilots type rated in a turbine aircraft.  When added to Air Wisconsin's competitive wage structure and best-in-class benefits, these increases position Air Wisconsin as the regional airline industry leader in new hire pilot compensation.  During the first three years of employment, a new pilot will receive between $260,000 and $317,000 in total pay and elected benefits.

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Boeing Demos Airborne Networking System

Pilots Gain Secure, Integrated Communications Capabilities; Tests Validate Information Sharing Between F-22 And F-15C Aircraft

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force recently demonstrated that multiple aircraft and ground stations can efficiently and securely communicate using the Boeing-developed Talon HATE airborne networking system.

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Update: Zero Restoration To Look Armed

Inert Guns Will Be Mounted For Additional Realism

A Japanese A6M2 Zero being renovated by Aircorps Aviation for its museum is reportedly coming along nicely, according to those familiar with the restoration. In a post on the blog, Jake Peterson writes that the rear fuselage is looking good with restorers making sure that the outer skin will fit the framework before permanently affixing the skin.

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F-35 Complete First European Training Deployment

Squadron Flew 76 Sorties And Racked Up More Than 154 Flying Hours

Eight F-35A Lightning IIs from the 34th Fighter Squadron, along with supporting units and equipment from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe, May 7, 2017.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (05.13.17)

“The Mustang proved to be an incredible success for our company and our customers, and we’re thrilled to celebrate the ingenuity and pride that went into creating the world’s most popular entry-level light jet.” Source: Rob Scholl, Cessna senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, on the completion of the final Citation Mustang by Cessna.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (05.13.17): DVFR Flight Plan

A flight plan filed for a VFR aircraft which intends to operate in airspace within which the ready identification, location, and control of aircraft are required in the interest of national security.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (05.13.17)

Welcome to -- the online ballooning encyclopedia. This site is an extensive resource about everything to do with hot air balloons.

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