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September 16, 2017

Aviation Groups Urge Congress: Strip ATC Privatization From FAA Bill

Five Have Written Letters To Congressional Leadership As Reauthorization Deadline Looms

Five general aviation organizations are urging transportation leaders in Congress to strip a controversial proposal to privatize the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system from a pending FAA reauthorization bill.

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Shuster Continues To Press For ATC Spinoff In AIRR Act

Releases Editorial Published In The Washington Times

House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is continuing his full-court press for passage of the House version of a reauthorization bill for the FAA which includes a plan to separate ATC from the FAA.

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Sheltair Supports Aerobridge Hurricane Recovery Missions At KOCF

Seven State Aircraft Have Been Staged At Ocala International Airport

Sheltair Aviation is assisting Ocala International Airport Director Matthew Grow in supporting recovery missions with Aerobridge, a global network of general aviation pilots who fly relief missions to areas devastated by natural disasters, and are now focused on helping Florida recover from Hurricane Irma.

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Malaysia Airlines Sign Memorandum Of Understanding For 16 Airplanes

Includes Eight 787-9 Dreamliners, Additional 737 MAX Aircraft

Boeing and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (Malaysia Airlines) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding for 16 airplanes during a ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C.

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NFlightCam Introduces Microphone System

NFlightMic Attaches To Consumer Noise-Cancelling Headphones

After seven years producing high-quality camera accessories, NFlightCam has ventured into the headset market with the NFlightMic. The NFlightMic is an aviation microphone that can be attached to a number of active noise-cancelling headsets from the consumer electronics market, creating a high-quality ANR headset at a very affordable price.

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Kraken Makes Historic Avro Arrow Discovery

Free Flight Model Found On The Bottom Of Lake Ontario

Kraken Sonar, a marine technology company dedicated to the production and sale of software-centric sensors and underwater robotic systems, is very pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., working with the program organizers OEX Recovery Group, has discovered a free-flight Avro Arrow model on the floor of Lake Ontario.

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Dragon Masters Deactivated After Six Decades Of AMCM Excellence

Aircraft Returned To Fleet Use In San Diego

After 63 years of flying test and evaluation mission flights, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division "Dragon Masters" Aviation Unit was deactivated in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.

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U.S. Cargo Ship Set To Depart from International Space Station

Unmanned Dragon Will Undock On Sept. 17

After delivering more than 6,400 pounds of cargo, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft will depart the International Space Station on Sunday, Sept. 17.

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Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.16.17)

“We believe that progress on [ATC] modernization should continue by implementing targeted solutions to identified challenges and strongly support striking Title II of H.R. 2997, to allow completion of comprehensive, bipartisan, long-term FAA reauthorization.”Source: Letter written to Congressional Leaders by five aviation advocacy groups including NBAA opposed to ATC privatization.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.17): Critical Engine

The engine which, upon failure, would most adversely affect the performance or handling qualities of an aircraft.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.17)

Wings Of Light

A national organization that serves as a united voice for those whose lives have been touched by aircraft accidents.

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