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July 01, 2017

HAI Applauds Senate Commerce Committee Vote On FAA Reauthorization Bill

Supports 'Common Sense' Approach To FAA Funding Offered In The U.S. Senate

Following the Senate markup of the FAA reauthorization bill, Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the Senate Commerce Committee on pursuing a common sense approach to FAA funding.

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ALPA Blasts Senate Action It Says Will Degrade Air Safety

Thune Amendment To FAA Reauthorization Bill Would Lower Time Required To Fly Airliners

Senate Commerce Committee Chair John Thune offered, and the committee adopted, an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill that would lower the amount of time required for a pilot to become a first officer on U.S. Airlines.

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Flight Attendant Union Champions Clean Air For Passengers And Crew

Applauds Lawmaker Action On Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) is supporting Senator Richard Blumenthal's (D-CT) amendment to the Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill (S.1405) with support from Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). The amendment calls for fume event training for flight crew, improves contaminated air reporting requirements, and add sensors to air systems on commercial aircraft.

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Second Flight Of Facebook's Aquila Drone More Successful Than The First

The Aircraft Took Off, Flew And Landed Safely This Time Around

Facebook has completed the second flight of its Aquila drone it hopes to use to provide internet connectivity to remote areas of the world ... and this time the aircraft landed safely.

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R22 Tail Rotor Separated Before Accident, NTSB Says

Pilot Seriously Injured When Helo Fell About 20-30 Feet

The NTSB has issued a preliminary report from an accident involving a Robinson R22 helicopter that went down June 4 in Kenosha, WI, seriously injuring the commercial-rated pilot.

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Lockheed 12A Comes To The Spirit Of Flight Museum

Restoration Underway To Flying Condition

The Spirit of Flight museum has taken delivery of a rare 1936 Lockheed 12A Electra Junior as part of its growing collection.  The museum plans to restore the plane to flyable condition as part of the museum’s living history program.

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DJI Welcomes Updated Canadian Drone Rules

New Interim Order Eases Earlier Restrictions On Safe And Responsible Flight

Transport Canada recently revised its Interim Order on drone use. The new Interim Order replaces an earlier version that put unreasonable restrictions on safe and responsible drone use across Canada.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (07.01.17)

“The Committee has shown itself to be defenders of General Aviation (GA) with their vote against ATC privatization. While HAI fully supports the advancement of technology in the form of NextGen, we do not believe there is a need to fundamentally change the structure of air traffic control. Put simply, the United States has the safest, most efficient system in the world; what are we trying to fix?" Source: Matthew Zuccaro (pictured), president and CEO of HAI.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.01.17): Option Approach

An approach requested and conducted by a pilot which will result in either a touch-and-go, missed approach, low approach, stop-and-go, or full stop landing.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.01.17)

Online Air Defense Radar Museum

The Online Air Defense Radar Museum is a project of Radomes, Inc., The Air Defense Radar Veterans' Association.

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AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2017-13-10

PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A319-131 and -132 airplanes; Model A320-231, -232, and -233 airplanes; and Model A321-131 and -231 airplanes.

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