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April 26, 2018

Teamsters File For Mediation at Flexjet, Flight Options

Pilots Seek Out National Mediation Board to Achieve A Fair Contract

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Airline Division, has filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB) following six months of negotiations with management over a new collective bargaining agreement for Flexjet and Flight Options pilots.

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Flexjet Calls Netjets Pilot Union Statement Self-Serving And Inappropriate

Says It Is Not The First Interference From Pilot Union Representing Flexjet’s Competitor

Fractional jet company Flexjet has dismissed as self-serving a NetJets pilot union press statement criticizing Flexjet’s interaction with its pilots. An April 13 news release is the first volley from the NetJets pilot union in their attempt to disrupt the momentum of Flexjet pilots’ effort to decertify its representation by the International Brotherhood Teamsters 1108. Oddly, the statement that attacks the Company and supports the Teamsters fails to mention that just a few days ago, more than half of Flexjet’s pilots called for a vote to decertify the Teamsters as its union representative. The vote is scheduled to begin May 2, 2018.

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Helicopter Online Ground School Introduces New Course

Video-Based Curriculum Focuses In Helicopter Instrument Rating

A new Helicopter Instrument ground school course has been released by Helicopter Online Ground School. The video-based course covers all the ground school for the helicopter instrument rating. The course is FAA certified for WINGS phase credits and can be found on the FAA Safety online course provider page.

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Safran Signs By-The-Hour Support Contracts

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters And Rainier Heli International Ink Deals

Safran has finalized agreements with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International for By-The-Hour support contracts. Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 16 Arriel 2D engines for Papillon with an additional three engines added over the next two months and six engines for Rainier with one additional engine this spring.

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Dassault Aviation Executive Committee Gathers In New Delhi

Reaffirms Full Commitment To The 'Make In India' Policy

After a four days visit of a major industrial mission of more than 60 French companies part of the GIFAS, the French aerospace industries association, in Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad to strengthen French Indian aerospace cooperation, Eric Trappier, Chairman of the GIFAS and Chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation has held Dassault Aviation Executive committee in New Delhi in order to highlight the key importance of India in the Company's vision and his dedication the success of the "Make in India" implementation.

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uAvionix Completes DroneAware UAS Remote ID Testing

Flights Conducted At The Northern Plains UAS Test Site For NASA UTM Trials

uAvionix Corporation has successfully completed testing and demonstration of the DroneAware uAvionix UAS Remote Identification solution for NASA’s Technical Capability Level 3 (TCL3) UAS Traffic Management (UTM) system.

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Aurora Announces X-Plane Technology To Transition To Commercial Applications

Aurora To Expand Research Into eVTOL Capabilities

Aurora Flight Sciences has reached an agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to transition its X-Plane program technology to commercial applications, including expanding its research into commercial eVTOL systems.

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