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February 13, 2016

GA, Airline Associations Differ On AIRR Passage

Bill Cleared The House Transportation Committee Thursday

While AOPA expressed disappointment in the passage of the AIRR act by the House Transportation Committee Thursday, the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) welcomed what it said were important safety measures included in the bill.

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FAA Proposes Seven Civil Penalties Against DHL

Alleges Multiple Hazardous Materials Violations

The FAA has proposed seven civil penalties totaling $455,000 against DHL Express (USA), Inc., of Plantation, FL, for allegedly violating Hazardous Materials Regulations.

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GAMA Welcomes Four New Companies

First Associate Members For Electric And Hybrid Propulsion Aircraft Also Approved

The Board of Directors of GAMA has approved Astronautics Corporation of America, Bloomington Corporate Holdings, Click Bond, and HondaJet as new members, and eight companies and organizations—Aero Electric Aircraft Corp, Airbus Group, Inc.—E-Fan, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, ICON Aircraft, Joby Aviation, Siemens AG, Terrafugia, and Zee.Aero—as its first associate members for electric and hybrid propulsion aircraft. GAMA announced the new associate member category last fall.

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Lockheed Martin Offers Advanced Pilot Training Solution To USAF

T-50A Developed To Replace The T-38 As Next Generation Trainer

Lockheed Martin will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition. The T-50A was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to replace the T-38 and train the next generation of pilots to fly 5th Generation aircraft.

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Airbus Helicopters’ H145 Demonstrates Offshore Mission Capability

Demo Flights Included Transfer Of Harbor Pilots, Technicians For Wind Turbines And Cargo Transport

The twin-engine multipurpose helicopter H145 has successfully proved its operational capabilities for challenging offshore missions. During a two-day flight trial in late January the established offshore operators Wiking Helikopter Service GmbH and HTM Offshore were able to test the H145 in all the relevant fields of offshore operations.

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GE Capital Aviation Services Leases Three New Q400 Aircraft To Air Berlin

Increases The Airline's Q400 Aircraft Fleet To 20

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has congratulated Air Berlin PLC of Berlin, Germany on its lease of three new Q400 aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The Q400 aircraft, part of GECAS' order book of five announced on December 31, 2014, will increase the Air Berlin Q400 aircraft fleet to 20.

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Non-Flying Fokker D. VIII Replica Complete

Aircraft Called Most Authentic Representation Of The Aircraft In The U.S. For Sale

A project to build an authentic replica of a WWI Fokker D. VIII begun by Meil Good in Rhinebeck, NY in the 1970s has recently been completed, and is being offered for sale.

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North Carolina Man Arrested In Drone Incident Faces More Charges

Accused Of Second UAV Violation, Threatening A Witness

Authorities have filed additional charges against a Greenville, NC man accused of flying his DJI Phantom 3 quadcopter near a medical helicopter over a helipad at the Vidant Medical Center last month.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.13.16)

“We’re going to keep fighting to protect every segment of general aviation in every state from user fees when this legislation goes to the full House.” Source: AOPA president and CEO Mark Baker.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.13.16): Compulsory Reporting Points

Reporting points which must be reported to ATC. They are designated on aeronautical charts by solid triangles or filed in a flight plan as fixes selected to define direct routes.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.13.16)

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum will provide a unique educational experience on United States history and basic core values through the preservation interpretation and recognition of US Army airborne and special operations history, equipment, technology, legend, art and weaponry.

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