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Santa Monica Airport to Close Dec. 12 For 10 Days; Will Reopen With Shorter Runway


The city of Santa Monica, CA is proceeding with Phase 2 of the runway shortening project at Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO), completely closing the airfield for 10 days beginning at 9 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, Dec. 12. The airport will be closed to all traffic until 7 a.m. (PST) on Saturday, Dec. 23, when it will reopen with its sole runway reduced from 4,973 feet in length to 3,500 feet. Read more here:: Santa Monica Airport to Close Dec. 12 For 10 Days; Will Reopen With Shorter Runway… Read more ...

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NTSB: Intersection Takeoffs Require Sound Planning


A recent NTSB Safety Alert reminded pilots that while they may be able to save time by performing intersection takeoffs, there are also risks involved in not using the entire available runway. To ensure a larger safety margin, operators should understand the performance capabilities of an aircraft, and consider the current weather conditions, as well as their experience with using shorter runways. Read more here:: NTSB: Intersection Takeoffs Require Sound Planning… Read more ...

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NBAA, AOPA Say ATC Privatization Is Just an 'Airline Power Grab'


Millions of Americans will be taking to the skies this holiday season, many to small towns served by small airports. What they may not be aware of is the airline-supported bill in Congress - H.R. 2997 - if passed could limit their access and threaten needed upgrades at smaller airports. "If the airlines run the nation's aviation system, there's good reason to worry that small communities across America would be left behind," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association President and CEO Mark Baker, write in an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner. "The same airlines that claim the ATC system would be better in their hands have cut service to small towns and rural communities by over 20 percent in recent years." Read more here:: NBAA, AOPA Say ATC Privatization Is Just an 'Airline Power Grab'… Read more ...

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Mercy Flight Medical Firm Adds Bell to Fleet


Mercy Flight, a nonprofit provider of air and ground medical transport services, has signed a purchase agreement for an additional three Bell 429 light twin-engine helicopters. read more Read more here:: Mercy Flight Medical Firm Adds Bell to Fleet… Read more ...

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FAA Awards Contract To Astronautics Corp.


Astronautics Corp. of America is undertaking the next phase of a contract with the FAA focused on developing and validating the methodologies for cybersecurity on core avionics systems. read more Read more here:: FAA Awards Contract To Astronautics Corp.… Read more ...

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New Forecast Sees Business Jet Production Growth


According to Forecast International, business jet production is expected to total 12,282 aircraft valued at $354 billion from now through 2031. It believes annual unit production will increase to 799 in 2020 from 647 aircraft this year. That figure is projected to slightly decline in 2021 and 2022 due to cyclical economic factors, followed by a quick rebound in 2023. Annual output is then expected to rise steadily to 957 business jets by the year 2030, it said. read more Read more here:: New Forecast Sees Business Jet Production Growth… Read more ...

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FedEx To Add Vision 1000 To Cessna 208B Fleet


FedEx Corp. plans to add Apparel Systems' Vision 1000, an FAA-certified cockpit recording device, to its fleet of 240 Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster aircraft. read more Read more here:: FedEx To Add Vision 1000 To Cessna 208B Fleet… Read more ...

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Airbus Sells Vector Aerospace Subsidiary


Airbus has sold its Vector Aerospace subsidiary, best known for its rotary-wing repair and overhaul work, to StandardAero. read more Read more here:: Airbus Sells Vector Aerospace Subsidiary… Read more ...

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Greenpoint Picked For Supersonic S-512 Interior


Greenpoint Technologies is the choice of supersonic business jet developer Spike Aerospace for its S-512 cabin design, although progress has been pushed to a back burner while Spike is focused on the inaugural flight later this year of its scale aircraft. read more Read more here:: Greenpoint Picked For Supersonic S-512 Interior… Read more ...

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ARGUS Adds ADS-B Integration Into Analysis Tool


ARGUS International has introduced an automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) integration into its aircraft activity analysis and market intelligence tool TRAQPak FBO. read more Read more here:: ARGUS Adds ADS-B Integration Into Analysis Tool… Read more ...

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ONE Aviation Cuts Jobs, Transitions To Eclipse 700


ONE Aviation has laid off most of its production workers as it phases out production of the Eclipse 550 very light jet to transition to the Eclipse 700. read more Read more here:: ONE Aviation Cuts Jobs, Transitions To Eclipse 700… Read more ...

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North American Jet Operations Climb 3.5% In September


​Business jet takeoffs and landings in North America rose 3.5% in September, Vertical Research Partners reports, using FAA figures. The figure is in line with a year-to-date average increase of 3.5%, although it is lower than the 6% reported in August. read more Read more here:: North American Jet Operations Climb 3.5% In September… Read more ...

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CenTex Increases King Air 350 Gross Weight With Halo 350


CenTex Aerospace is offering increased-gross-weight conversions to the King Air 350 turboprop with a new STC. Final approval is expected this month on the Halo 350. read more Read more here:: CenTex Increases King Air 350 Gross Weight With Halo 350… Read more ...

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Used Turbine Aircraft Sales Declined In September


The number of pre-owned business jets for sale has declined to 2,225, although it remains a buyer's market, said JetNet, which released September and year-to-date figures on Oct. 30. read more Read more here:: Used Turbine Aircraft Sales Declined In September… Read more ...

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Astronautics On Track With Airbus Helicopter System


Astronautics has completed the preliminary design review for its new connectivity platform for the Astronautics Air-Ground Communications System for Airbus Helicopters. read more Read more here:: Astronautics On Track With Airbus Helicopter System… Read more ...

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JetCraft Partners With Aerolineas Ejecutivas


JetCraft has partnered with Aerolineas Ejecutivas to expand its presence in Latin America. The aircraft sales division of Aerolineas Executives will operate as a Jetcraft authorized representative in Latin America, the Caribbean and Latin markets in Florida and Texas. read more Read more here:: JetCraft Partners With Aerolineas Ejecutivas… Read more ...

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DC Aviation Al Futtaim Adds Second Hangar


DC Aviation Al Futtaim in Dubai opened a second hangar on Nov. 12, the first day of the Dubai Airshow. read more Read more here:: DC Aviation Al Futtaim Adds Second Hangar… Read more ...

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Boeing Completes Aurora Acquisition


Boeing completed the acquisition of Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. in early November. The developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms and autonomous systems, Aurora will operate under Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology as a subsidiary. read more Read more here:: Boeing Completes Aurora Acquisition… Read more ...

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Windecker Eagle Reborn?


Its production halted years ago, the Windecker Eagle is soon to be reborn, this time through new owners in China. read more Read more here:: Windecker Eagle Reborn?… Read more ...

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Reignwood Orders 50 More Bell 505 JetRanger Xs


Reignwood International Investment Group of Beijing has agreed to purchase 50 additional Bell 505 JetRanger Xs. read more Read more here:: Reignwood Orders 50 More Bell 505 JetRanger Xs… Read more ...

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