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February 21, 2015

FAA Authorizes U.S. Sales Of Seeker Aircraft

Company Successfully Completes FAA Requirements Needed Part 23 Operation

The FAA says that Seeker Aircraft America has successfully completed all validation requirements for its Seeker SB7L-360A and the increased horsepower A2 model aircraft. The validation flights enable FAA Part 23 Normal Category certification in the United States.

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Stiftung Selects Sandel For Avionics Upgrade

New Package For A Classic Airplane Helps Keep 'Steam Gauge' Look

Sandel Avionics' authorized dealer, Avionik Straubing has completed installation of an avionics package that included dual Sandel SN4500s, dual SG102s and dual ST3400s for Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung’s “Aunt Ju” Junker Ju 52.

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Pipistrel Customer Arranges Dog Rescue Mission

Waiting For His Own Airplane So He Can Get In On The Effort

Every day thousands of dogs are abandoned, put in shelters and killed when nobody adopts them. But there are still some people – more every day, in fact – who do not accept this and are rescuing dogs by taking them to be adopted in no-kill areas of the country. There are hundreds of people driving large vehicles for days or flying aircraft that burn 10 gallons  of fuel per hour or even more - to rescue dogs. But there might be a simpler and less expensive possibility.

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India's Pawan Hans Receives Airbus Helicopters' Excellence Award

Logs 450,000 Flight Hours With Its Dauphin Fleet

Airbus Helicopters has conferred an Excellence Award on Pawan Hans Limited for this Indian operator’s overall contribution to the success of the worldwide Dauphin rotorcraft fleet.

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Norwegian’s U.S. Based FAs Send Strong Message To President Obama

Letter Sent Asking For 'Swift Approval' Of Foreign Air Carrier Permit

Norwegian’s U.S. based flight attendants have delivered letters to the Obama Administration urging the "swift approval" of the foreign air carrier permit application submitted by Norwegian’s affiliate, Norwegian Air International (NAI). More than 300 U.S. flight attendants work for Norwegian at their crew bases in New York City and Fort Lauderdale.

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The 100th PC-21 Rolls Off Pilatus Assembly Line

Airplane Is Also The 1000th Turboprop Trainer Produced By The Company

The 100th PC-21 rolled off the final assembly line at Pilatus Aircraft Ltd Friday. Destined for the Royal Saudi Air Force training fleet, this PC-21 also happens to be the 1000th turboprop trainer to be produced at Pilatus.

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Goodyear Donates Blimp Gondola To Crawford Auto Aviation Museum

Will Help Tell The Story Of The Auto Industry In Northeast Ohio

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will donate the gondola from the Spirit of Goodyear blimp to the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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Garmin Delivers Initial Orders For GDL 84 ADS-B Datalink

Provides 2020 Compliance Without A Major Panel Overhaul

Initial orders of Garmin's GDL 84 began shipping on Tuesday, February 10th. The GDL 84 provides an all-inclusive option for owners looking to satisfy the requirements of NextGen, while providing the benefits offered by ADS-B In without the need to significantly modify the panel of the aircraft. The GDL 84 comes complete with an integrated WAAS GPS, installation kit, configuration module, GPS antenna, and the Flight Stream Bluetooth wireless gateway.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.21.15)

“We are very pleased to have completed this very important component of the FAA Part 23 Normal Category certification process that will enable the aircraft’s use in commercial application.” Source: Dave Pohlman, Seeker Aircraft President and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.21.15): Aeronautical Beacon

A visual NAVAID displaying flashes of white and/or colored light to indicate the location of an airport, a heliport, a landmark, a certain point of a Federal airway in mountainous terrain, or an obstruction.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.21.15)

Live Air Traffic Control

This might be a fun way wile away a few cold winter hours. A site that lets you link to the ATC radio traffic from some of the busiest airports all over the world, streamed live.

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