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April 17, 2013

USDA, DOT Renew Agreement To Promote Renewable Fuels In The Aviation Industry

Resolution With The FAA And Private-Sector Partners Will Continue The Work To Develop A Robust Aviation Biofuels Industry

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that USDA is extending its agreement to work with the FAA and other partners to help develop a viable biofuel for the aviation industry for an additional five years. The Secretary signed the agreement, called "Farm to Fly 2.0", with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood at the Advanced Biofuels Summit at Gaylord National Harbor in Maryland.

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Aero-TV: AEA’s Paula Derks -– ‘Let’s Get To Work!’

One of GA's True Leaders Sets A Course For Her Constituency's Survival

Like each year before it, the 2013 AEA Convention and trade show had much to boast about... great news, exciting product unveilings and no end of interesting products and people to feature. However; it was the force and reason of some of the political messaging put forth by AEA Leadership that had many of the attendees talking for much of the event.

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Huerta Gives No Dreamliner Timeline To Senate Transportation Committee

Committee Questions Tower Closures, Other Budget Cuts

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing Tuesday titled “Aviation Safety: FAA’s Progress on Key Safety Initiatives”. The hearing was called to examine the consequences of sequestration on the FAA, the agency’s efforts to implement safety provisions in recent FAA reauthorizations, and the status of the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board’s ongoing investigation of the Boeing 787.

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Bipartisan 'Protect Our Skies Act' Proving Popular In The U.S. Senate

Bill To Stop FAA Contract Control Towers From Closing, Preserve Aviation Safety Draws 30 Cosponsors

U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that their "Protect Our Skies Act" – legislation to protect air traffic control towers and preserve aviation safety across America – has been cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 30 Senators, and the list continues to grow. The Protect Our Skies Act would prohibit the DOT from closing any air traffic control towers during FY 2013 or 2014, including those that are operated by the FAA.

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Missouri Senator Blunt Introduces 'Essential Services Act of 2013'

Some Federal Jobs, Such As Air Traffic Controllers, Would Be Shielded From Furloughs Due To Sequestration

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) has introduced a bill he calls the “Essential Services Act of 2013” ... legislation he says will "protect American jobs and public safety by ensuring 'essential' federal employees continue to provide vital services" in the wake of sequestration. Those would include air traffic control tower operations, food inspections, border security, and others.

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Industry’s Largest Training Conference Focuses On Future Aviators

Boeing-Sponsored High School Students Explore Aviation Careers At World Aviation Training Symposium

Tomorrow’s aviation leaders gathered in Orlando, FL, Tuesday at the largest gathering of flight training professionals in the United States, in the hopes that the groups will inspire each other. Boeing Flight Services, a business unit of Commercial Aviation Services, invited two Washington state high school students to attend the World Aviation Training Symposium (WATS) which is underway this week in Orlando.

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