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April 15, 2016

NTSB Releases Prelim In TN Helo Accident That Fatally Injured Five

Witness Said Engine 'Didn't Sound Right' Before Rotor Sound Was Lost

The NTSB has released a preliminary report from an accident that occurred April 4 involving a Bell 206L on a sightseeing flight in the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN.

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NJASAP Supports Flexjet, Flight Options Management Pilots

Say Companies Are Delaying Negotiations, Disrespecting Pilots

The NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) is lending its voice in support of the Flight Options and Flexjet pilots. On Tuesday, their union, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, filed an answer and counterclaim in federal court in response to a lawsuit filed by Flexjet and Flight Options. The union's legal papers address management's refusal to negotiate with Teamsters Local 1108 in violation of the Railway Labor Act.

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AD NUMBER: 2016-07-27

PRODUCT: Airbus Helicopters Model SA341G and SA342J helicopters.

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Aerial Photography, Inspection Top List of FAA-Approved Business Uses For UAS

New AUVSI Interactive Analysis Finds Almost 40 Types Of Different Uses Approved

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) has released an interactive analysis that finds 38 types of business operations have been approved by  the FAA to fly unmanned aircraft systems commercially in the National Airspace System (NAS). According to the report that analyzed more than 3,000 FAA exemptions, aerial photography received the most, followed by real estate and aerial inspection. The report also finds that exemptions have been approved in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Analyst Brian Foley Forecasts Fewer Used Bizjet Sales

Says Industry Has Just Entered An Extended Slowdown In Previously-Flown Business Jet Sales

Forecasts for new business jet deliveries have always been available from a multitude of aviation manufacturers, suppliers and third-party consultants. But when it comes to finding an outlook for pre-owned aircraft sales activity, all that exists is 20/20 hindsight and never what the future holds.

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