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February 27, 2016

Senate Prepping Alternate FAA Bill

Commerce Committee Chair John Thune Says They May Mark Up A Bill Soon

Saying that the Senate was "not going to wait that much longer," Senate Commerce Committee Chair John Thune (R-SD) indicated that his committee may soon start work on an alternate FAA reauthorization bill that is being developed after the House bill appears to have stalled over ATC privatization.

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Republic Airways, Subsidiaries File For Chapter 11 Reorganization

All Subsidiaries Operating Normal Flight Schedules, Associate Pay And Benefits Are Unchanged

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. and certain of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The petitions were filed Thursday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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One-Year ISS Crew Slated For Return Home Tuesday

Astronaut Scott Kelly And Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko To Return To Earth

The two crewmen who have been aboard the International Space Station for a full year are scheduled to return to Earth on Tuesday aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

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CAP Launches 75th Anniversary Celebration

Reception Held At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Following Legislative Day In D.C.

Civil Air Patrol members convened this evening after the organization’s a annual Legislative Day to launch CAP’s 75th anniversary celebration.

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Garmin Pilot For Android Incorporates GTX 345 Integration

Trip Planning Enhancement Also Part Of The Upgrade

Garmin is pleased to announce an updated version of the Garmin Pilot app for Android, which includes integration with the new GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out transponder, as well as additional trip planning enhancements and more.

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FAA Proposes $275,000 Civil Penalty Against Atlas Airlines

Says Company Improperly Maintained A Boeing 747

The FAA has proposed a $275,000 civil penalty against Atlas Airlines of Purchase, N.Y., for allegedly operating a Boeing 747 after performing improper maintenance on the aircraft.

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Wyoming Valley RC Club Not Stymied By UAV Regs

But Members Do Not Fly 'Drones', Club Says

Recent changes in FAA rules do not seem to have slowed down the Wyoming Valley RC Flyers Club in Northern PA.

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British Helicopter Pilot Detained In Kenya

Video Shows Pilot Shoving A Female Police Officer Near His Aircraft

A British helicopter pilot hired to fly the Kenyan Deputy President to a political rally has been arrested after shoving a female police officer he said was not doing her job.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.27.16)

"We worked hard to avoid this step. Over the last several months, we've attempted to restructure the obligations on our out-of-favor aircraft - made so by a nationwide pilot shortage - and to increase our revenues. It's become clear that this process has reached an impasse and that any further delay would unnecessarily waste valuable resources of the enterprise." Source: Bryan Bedford, Republic's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.27.16): Cruising Altitude

An altitude or flight level maintained during en route level flight. This is a constant altitude and should not be confused with a cruise clearance.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.27.16)

National Smoke Jumpers Association

The National Smokejumper Association is dedicated to preserving the history and lore of smoke jumping, maintaining and restoring our nation's forest and grassland resources.

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