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March 17, 2010

Avidyne Reports Possible Issues With Entegra Release 9

Pilots Advised Not To Navigate Solely By Reference To GPS Until Release Is Installed

Avidyne issued a Service Information Letter (SIL) Tuesday which advises owners and operators of Avidyne Entegra Release 9-equipped aircraft that the GPS solution may not be accurate in all cases.

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Florida Legislature Considering Laws Targeting FBOs

Would Place Restrictions On What Some FBOs May Charge For Fuel, Other Services

Florida Senator Carey Baker (R) has introduced an amendment to Florida SB1500 which would prohibit FBOs from controlling the price of their fuel if they're the sole contractor at a public-use airport. The bill is on the calendar of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means at 1300 Wednesday, March 17th.

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FAA Administrator Babbitt Presents Akron-Canton Airport With $16.6 Million

Airport Improvement Program Funds Will Complete Runway 5/23 Safety Upgrade, Extension

Akron-Canton Airport (KCAK) and leaders from throughout the region welcomed FAA Adminstrator Randy Babbitt to the airport Monday. The administrator made a special trip to the airport to deliver a $16.625 million check to Airport Trustees and President and CEO Rick McQueen.

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General Dynamics Gets Contract To Modernize FAA Communications System

$228 Million To Upgrade Telephone System To VoIP

General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a contract to support and modernize the FAA's Administrative Voice Enterprise Services (FAVES) program. The single-award contract is valued at $228 million over ten years.

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ANN and Aero-TV Are Ready To Bring YOU DAILY Coverage of AEA2010

Attention GA Companies... It's TIME To Get Your News To ANN!

 The 2010 rendition of AEA's annual Tradxe Show and Convention is but 20 days away, and, if history is any indicator, it's likely those of you in the GA sector may have some news/announcements to make. FMI: We Have AEA2010 News For ANN!

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FAA Issues SAIB For Cessna 336, 337 Wingtip Mods

Notice Follows Fatal Accident In New Jersey

The FAA has issues a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) for the type of wingtip modification that separated from a Cessna 337 in Monmouth, New Jersey. The airplane went down, killing all five people aboard.

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NAFI, FAA Cooperate On Student Sign-Off Language

NAFI Provides Updated Endorsement for Student Sign-offs

The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has released an updated logbook endorsement for instructors to use when signing their students off for practical tests.

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TTF Legislation Introduced In U.S. House And Senate

Bill's Sponsors Say The Intent Is To Correct FAA's "Through The Fence" Airport Policy

The "Community Airport Access and Protection Act of 2010" was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, March 10th by Congressmen Sam Graves (R-MO) and Leonard Boswell (R-IA).  Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced a companion bill in the Senate.

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Purdue University Training Aircraft Fleet To Get GA-FDM Flight Data Monitoring

Provides First-Ever Internet-Enabled FDM Systems For US Collegiate Flight Program

GA-FDM announced at the National Training Aircraft Symposium Monday that Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology is factory-equipping its fleet of new Cirrus training aircraft with GA-FDM's predictive Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and recording systems.

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