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April 11, 2013

European Charts Available For Aspen Evolution Flight Display

Aspen, Seattle Avionics Software Source Data From Eurocontrol

Aspen Avionics and Seattle Avionics Software have announced the availability of European ChartData on Evolution Multi-function Displays (MFDs) installed with software version 2.2 or later. Sourced from Eurocontrol, this new ChartData coverage contains information for forty-five European countries.

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Missouri Governor Proclaims April GA Appreciation Month

Third Consecutive Year For Such A Proclamation

For the third consecutive year, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has designated April “General Aviation (GA) Appreciation Month” in the Show Me State. The governor’s proclamation preceded this year’s gathering of pilots, airport operators, flight department operators and business aircraft operators in the state capital, Jefferson City, to educate legislators about the industry’s value on April 9, State Aviation Day.

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American Bonanza Society Announces The ABS Flight Instructor Academy

Goal Is To Provide Beech Owners With Access To Type-Knowledgeable Flight Instructors

The American Bonanza Society and the ABS Air Safety Foundation announce the ABS Flight Instructor Academy. This innovative new program, developed through the generosity of ABS members who have donated to the ABS Air Safety Foundation, is an industry-changing effort to improve all Beech pilots’ performance, confidence and safety.

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GAMA Says For GA, Obama Budget Is Still Off-Course

Bunce Says Budget Contains 'Tired Ideas'

The Administration released its long-awaited Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Wednesday, which serves as a guideline for the Administration’s spending and policy initiatives. While more detail will follow, GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce says that unfortunately, the budget continues to promote policies that hurt general aviation and fail to lay the foundation for growth in aviation manufacturing and general aviation jobs.  As in recent budget proposals, GAMA opposes the Administration’s scheme for a $100 per flight fee.

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FAA Updates Policy Regarding Alternate Airport Flight Planning Using GPS, WAAS

Allows GPS-Based IAP At Either Destination Or Alternate Airport

The FAA has updated its policy on alternate airport flight planning following a review of the current requirements placed on aircraft Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation systems. The FAA also studied the availability of GPS and Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS­ and WAAS-based instrument approaches at destination and alternate airports.

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NATA Disappointed In President's Budget Proposal

Urges Congress To Oppose Provisions Detrimental To General Aviation Businesses, Jobs

The National Air Transportation Association (NATA) expressed disappointment in the Obama Administration's fiscal year 2014 budget proposal released Wednesday, which includes a $100 per flight user fee on general aviation as well as a change in the current tax depreciation schedule for general aviation aircraft.

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Jeppesen To Deliver Charts And NavData With Lancair Evolution Aircraft Kits

Data Bundle Service Simplifies The Flying Experience For High Performance Lancair Aircraft

Jeppesen and Lancair have jointly announced that Jeppesen charts and NavData service will be included as part of the purchase process of Lancair Evolution single engine aircraft for the general aviation market.

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