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July 16, 2016

President Signs FAA Reauthorization Bill

Aeromedical Reform Now Codified

A huge number of EAA members and other aviators will now be free from many of the expenses and hassles of the current FAA medical certification system under legislation signed today by President Obama that reforms that system. The provision was included in an FAA funding extension that replaces a short-term funding measure that expired today.

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FAA: Republican Convention Is A No Drone Zone

Agency Says 30 Nautical Mile TFR In Place In The Area Means UAVs, Model Aircraft Too

The Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week promises to be buzzing with activity, both inside and outside Quicken Loans Arena. There’s one thing that shouldn’t be buzzing around, however – drones.

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Former New Jersey Port Official Pleads Guilty To Bribery

Former New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Also Charged in Bribery Scheme

David Samson, the former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, has pleaded guilty to bribery for using his official authority to pressure the parent company of United Airlines Inc. to institute a non-stop flight from Newark to South Carolina for his personal benefit.

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SWISS Launches Revenue Service With C Series Aircraft

CS100 Enters Service As C Series Program Gains 127 Orders In The First Half Of 2016

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulated launch operator Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) on the successful entry-into-service of the CS100 aircraft during the Farnborough International Air Show this week. The initial commercial flight of the CS100 aircraft departed Zurich for Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport In Paris.

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SpaceX Confirms Falcon 9 First-Stage Landing Attempt On Land Monday

Brevard County, FL Residents May Experience Sonic Boom

SpaceX has confirmed that the company is targeting the launch of its ninth NASA Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-9) aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Monday, Jul. 18 at 12:45 a.m. EDT.

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Boeing, Qatar Airways Launch New 777 Performance Improvement Package

Provides Airline Options To Open New Routes, Improve Fuel Efficiency, Increase Payload Capabilities

Boeing and Qatar Airways announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow the launch of a new Performance Improvement Package.

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Legendary Ace Flies His 100th Aircraft In 'The Birthplace Of Naval Aviation'

Veteran, Age 95, Flies Rear Seat In T-34C Turbomentor

A 95-year-old, 29 1/2-year veteran famous for being the single-known ace to achieve victories against both German and Japanese aircraft during WWII and later becoming a stunt pilot for 20th Century Fox film "Tora Tora Tora" in 1969, flew his 100th aircraft above "the birthplace of naval aviation," July 9.

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BBGA Pledges Status Quo On EU Legislation For Aviation, Post Brexit

Majority Of Association's Members Have International Interests

Negotiations for aviation must be considered as a priority in the first wave of discussions with the EU, now that the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.

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Asiana Selects LEAP-1A Engines For A321neo Aircraft

Will Introduce New Airliners In 2019

Asiana Airlines has announced that is has selected CFM International's LEAP-1A engine to power 25 A321neo (new engine option).  The value of the order is $950 million at list price, including spare engines and a long-term support agreement. The aircraft order was announced in 2015.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.16.16)

“This kind of case shakes public confidence in our institutions of government when people who are so accomplished, and who have occupied so many positions of public trust, misuse their authority to get something for themselves.” Source: U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.16.16): Transmitting In The Blind

A transmission from one station to other stations in circumstances where two-way communication cannot be established, but where it is believed that the called stations may be able to receive the transmission.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.16.16)

How a NASA Engineer Created the Modern Airplane Wing

Once dubbed “the man who could see air,” NASA engineer Richard T. Whitcomb used a combination of visualization and intuition to revolutionize modern aviation.

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