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April 05, 2013

New Features Included In Latest ForeFlight Release

Extended Runway Centerlines, Hazard Advisor In Latest Package

ForeFlight has released a new version of its popular app just in time for the beginning of the spring flying season. ForeFlight Mobile 5 is now available for download in the App Store.

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Garmin Pilot App Adds Dynamic Maps With Track-Up

Updated Version Of iOS App Includes Latest Navigation Features

Garmin has released an updated version of the Garmin Pilot app for the iPad and iPhone that incorporates Garmin’s dynamic navigation maps. The new dynamic maps enable numerous capabilities including track-up orientation, faster map rendering, higher resolution at tighter zoom levels and SafeTaxi integration on the moving map.

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AD: Cessna Aircraft Company Airplanes (Revised)

AD NUMBER: 2004-21-08 R1

PRODUCT: All Cessna Aircraft Company (Cessna) Models 190, 195 (L-126A,B,C), 195A, and 195B airplanes that are equipped with certain inboard aileron hinge brackets.

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Texas Transportation Commission Approves Funding For ATC Services

Ensures Flight Operations Safety And Economic Impact For Local Communities

Recognizing the importance of air traffic safety at municipal airports, the Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday approved funding to pay for the continued operations of air traffic control towers at 14 airports in Texas. Currently, 21 percent of aircraft take off and land at these towered airports in Texas. Cuts in federal funding for air traffic control services at 149 facilities nationwide are scheduled to begin in phases starting next week.

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AEA Comments On FCC Aviation Communications NPRM

FCC Considering Changes To Rules Governing 121.5 ELTs

On April 1, the Aircraft Electronics Association submitted comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking published at 78 Fed. Reg. 6276 (January 30, 2013). The FCC sought comments on issues regarding 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters (ELTs), in effort to ensure that it's rules pertaining to Aviation Communications remain up-to-date.

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