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November 08, 2017

Alaska Pilots May Soon Face Additional Fees And Taxes

Governor Bill Walker (I) Has Proposed Both

Airplanes are a vital mode of transportation in Alaska. According to the Alaska Ninety-Nines, there are six times as many pilots per capita, and 16 times as many airplanes per capita, when compared to the rest of the U.S. And Governor Bill Walker (I) wants to make it more expensive to fly there.

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European Aviation Stakeholders Commit To SESAR And The Digital Agenda

Results Of Consultation Will Be Published Next Year

European aviation leaders gathered today to show their support for the digital transformation of their industry, and SESAR as the vehicle through which to achieve this ambitious goal. Initial analysis suggests that with a digitalised infrastructure, the industry could directly unlock around EUR 10 billion per annum from 2035.

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Lancair Mako Offers Optional BRS Whole Aircraft Parachute

Similar To C172/182 Retrofit System

The new Lancair Mako single engine piston powered four seat aircraft will offer the BRS Aerospace whole aircraft parachute system as an optional safety feature. The system is similar to that offered as a retrofit to Cessna 172/182 aircraft and as standard equipment on the popular Cirrus line of aircraft.

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San Fernando Mayor Says ATC Should Be Privatized

Cites 2028 Olympics In Los Angeles As A Deadline

The Mayor of San Fernando, CA says that the Air Traffic Control system must be modernized by the time the 2028 Olympics are held in Los Angeles, and thinks that privatization is the best way to accomplish that goal.

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NTSB Releases Prelim Report From Accident Involving Race Driver Ted Christopher

Witnesses Said They Heard No Airplane Sounds Prior To The Impact

The NTSB has released its preliminary report from an accident which occurred September 16 that fatally injured race driver Ted Christopher as well as the pilot/owner of the aircraft, Charles Dundas.

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