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July 02, 2011

Coalition Seeks Injunction To Block CA Efforts To Ban Avgas Sales

FBOs, Fuel Distributors, Have Sued CEH and CA Attorney General

A coalition of FBOs and fuel distributors who sell leaded aviation gasoline (avgas) in California have sued the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and the Attorney General of the State of California.

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FAA Agrees To Extend Deadline For Paperwork To Remain In BARR Program

GA Letter Groups Plan To Press Ahead With Court Fight

It looks as if the FAA is bowing ... just a bit ... to pressure from aviation advocacy groups on the BARR program.

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FAA, NATCA Reach Agreement On Fatigue Recommendations

Reinforces FAA Policy Against Sleeping On Duty

The FAA and NATCA on Friday announced agreement on important fatigue recommendations that were developed by a joint FAA-NATCA working group which was established under the 2009 collective bargaining agreement.

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Lockheed Martin Aeronautics To Eliminate About 1,500 Positions

Says The Move Is "Bold And Necessary"

Lockheed Martin announced Thursday there will be reductions in employment across its Aeronautics business area as part of a plan to improve the affordability of its products and increase operational efficiency.

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Judge Rebuffs Boeing In NLRB Filing

Administrative Law Judge Dismisses Boeing's Motion To Dismiss

An administrative law judge in Chicago has rejected out of hand Boeing's motion to dismiss the government's complaint against the planemaker for opening an assembly plant in right-to-work South Carolina.

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NASA Administrator Discusses Agency's Future Endeavors

Bolden Presents Administrations Position In NPC Speech

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivered a speech Friday at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, about the agency's future.

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Alan Klapmeier Will Design Kestrel In Duluth

Reportedly Taking Advantage Of Former Cirrus Talent Pool

While Alan Klapmeier will be building his new Kestrel turboprop business airplane in Brunswick Maine, the ousted co-founder of Cirrus is reportedly basing his design operation in Duluth, MN. And most of his new hires are said to be former Cirrus employees.

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Flight Design CT Pressed Back Into Airborne Ash Measurement Duty

Returns To Mission First Undertaken After 2010 Iceland Eruptions

European travel was again interrupted recently by volcanic eruptions in Iceland. This time, it was the Grimsvötn volcano that spewed ash into the atmosphere, presenting a major expense for airlines and airports plus inconvenience for passengers.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (07.02.11)

“Air traffic controllers have the responsibility to report rested and ready to work so they can safely perform their operational duties. But we also need to make sure we have the right policies in place to reduce the possibility of fatigue in the workplace.” Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (07.02.11): Consensus Standard

For the purpose of certificating light-sport aircraft (LSA), an industry-developed consensus standard that applies to aircraft design, production, and airworthiness.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (07.02.11)

Airline Pilot's Historical Society

Aviation memorabilia, control wheels, instrument panels, cockpit collectibles & artifacts, memorabilia, home-sim parts.

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