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December 23, 2017

Boeing, Embraer Explore Possible 'Combination'

Both Planemakers Are Keeping Quiet On Details Of The Talks

Boeing and Embraer have confirmed that the two companies are in talks that might lead to some kind of combination of the two companies.

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FAA Advisory Circular Outlines Airport Access Requirements

Revised Document Posted On FAA Website

The FAA has revised its Advisory Circular (AC) entitled Access to Airports by Individuals with Disabilities to ensure airport operators of civil use airports comply with the laws and regulations pertaining to individuals with disabilities.

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FAA Certifies 767-2C Aircraft

Configuration Is The Core Of The USAF KC-46 Tanker

The FAA has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft configuration, verifying that the fundamental design of the KC-46 tanker is safe and reliable.

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NORAD Is Ready To Track Santa's Flight

This Will Be The Command's 62nd Year To Follow The Worldwide Journey

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

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Veteran Aviation Attorney: Have Fun With Holiday Drones, But Learn The Rules

Some 1.6 Million Drones Expected To Be Purchased This Holiday Season

Predictions about the number of drones that will be given as gifts this holiday season have "taken off." But veteran aviation attorney Mark A. Dombroff, an Alexandria-based shareholder in national law firm LeClairRyan, urges budding drone pilots to learn the rules of the sky.

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Air Force Association Announces New Partnership With CAP

Membership Statement To Support Aerospace Education Initiatives

The Air Force Association recently announced a new partnership with Civil Air Patrol designed to advance both organizations’ mission to promote aerospace education in communities nationwide.

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Warm Springs FAA UAS Test Range Offers National Drone Pilot Training

Four-Day Course Preps Pilots For Part 107 Certificate

In response to overwhelming growth in the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems industry, Warm Springs FAA UAS Test Range, a member of the Pan Pacific Test Range Complex (PPUTRC), will train the next generation of career-oriented drone enthusiasts to enter the commercial services market.

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FAA, EASA Offers Tips For Passengers Flying With PEDs

Concerns Remain About Lithium Batteries In The Devices

If you are an airline passenger packing your bags to travel for the holidays, the FAA advises you to take a moment to check out the agency’s Pack Safe website. There are many items that people use on a daily basis that are considered hazardous materials when packed to fly on a plane. Flyers should know that e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and spare lithium batteries should NOT be packed in their checked luggage. Spare lithium batteries – the kind that are found in personal electronic devices and back-up charging devices – can only travel in carry-on baggage.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.23.17)

"The Boeing Company and Embraer (have) confirmed the two companies are engaged in discussions regarding a potential combination, the basis of which remains under discussion. There is no guarantee a transaction will result from these discussions."

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.23.17): Homing

Flying the aircraft on any heading required to keep the needle pointing to the 0° relative bearing position.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.23.17)

Aero Club of Washington The Aero Club established a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) foundation in 1995 -- the Aero Club Foundation of Washington. All members of the Aero Club's Board of Governors and its officers serve as members of the Board of Directors and officers, respectively, of the Aero Club Foundation of Washington.

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