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Bulletin: April 27th Data Downloads


By twdaugherty Data updates are now available to download for the April 27, 2017 – May 25, 2017 period: From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Caribbean High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts Ocean Planning Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Airport/Facility Diagrams Documents For Canada region customers: Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures High and Low Enroutes Canada Flight Supplement Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams CSA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts PAA High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents, Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices. Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airport/Facility Directory All customers will be prompted with new available downloads. Read more here:: Bulletin: April 27th Data Downloads… Read more ...

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App developer survey: what feature is under-appreciated?


By John Zimmerman Modern electronic flight bag (EFB) apps are jammed with so many features that a lot of pilots don't even know about some of the less popular options. That doesn't mean these features aren't valuable,... ... Read more here:: App developer survey: what feature is under-appreciated?… Read more ...

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On-Demand VTOL Aircraft Developers Target Automotive Customer Base


Can the aviation industry persuade travelers to leave their cars in the garage and commute by air? Rapid advances in electric propulsion—driven by the automotive industry—are fueling visions of aircraft taking over from cars for the daily commute and short-haul trips. read more Read more here:: On-Demand VTOL Aircraft Developers Target Automotive Customer Base… Read more ...

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FAA to Hold Airspace Workshops in Las Vegas


April 20 -The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold three public information workshops in late April on proposed airspace improvements over the Las Vegas metropolitan area. The improvements are part of the FAAs Las Vegas Metroplex project, which proposes to use streamlined satellite navigation to move air traffic more safely and efficiently through the area. The project includes McCarran International Airport, North Las Vegas Airport, Henderson Executive Airport and Nellis Air Force Base. It is one of 12 Metroplex projects nationwide. Under the project, existing air routes may be modified with new satellite-based routes. Satellite technology enables the creation of more direct air routes as well as routes that are automatically separated from one another. It also allows highly efficient climbs and descents on departure and arrival routes, which can result in significant environmental benefits. The FAA has not begun designing the modified routes. The purpose of the workshops is to explain the issues the FAA identified with the current airspace and some of the potential solutions to those issues. The workshops will feature informational videos and poster boards that explain satellite-based procedures and show some of the issues the FAA identified with the current Las Vegas airspace. FAA representatives will be available to answer questions, and people can submit written comments at the workshops and online for 30 days afterward. The workshops will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. They will be an open-house format, where people can attend any time during the posted times to learn about the project. Free parking will be available at all locations. The briefing dates and locations are as follows: April 25: Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water Street, Henderson, NV 89015April 26: North Las Vegas Airport, Grand Canyon Room, 2730 Airport Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89032April 27: Clark County Government Center, 500 S.… Read more ...

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MyRadar: more than just another radar app for pilots


By Bret Koebbe MyRadar has expanded its functionality over the years to show a lot more than just radar. It now offers a dedicated set of aviation features and 11 different weather overlay graphics to keep you... ... Read more here:: MyRadar: more than just another radar app for pilots… Read more ...

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EBACE 2017: Showcasing Business Aviation’s Best


More material for a storyteller The annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition overflows with new and notable moments. This year it will be presided over the EBAA's new CEO. read more Read more here:: EBACE 2017: Showcasing Business Aviation’s Best… Read more ...

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France’s Small Aerospace Businesses Urged To Consolidate


Germany gauges the critical size at €100 million annually, but France lacks that scale with 170 of GIFAS's members at a combined turnover of a mere €3 billion. read more Read more here:: France’s Small Aerospace Businesses Urged To Consolidate… Read more ...

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France’s Small Aerospace Businesses Urged To Consolidate


Germany gauges the critical size at €100 million annually, but France lacks that scale with 170 of GIFAS's members at a combined turnover of a mere €3 billion. read more Read more here:: France’s Small Aerospace Businesses Urged To Consolidate… Read more ...

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Flight training and the iPad – a balanced approach


By Bret Koebbe Many students beginning their training often ask the question "is the iPad the right tool for me in my flight training?" There are many schools of thought on the use of technology during flight... ... Read more here:: Flight training and the iPad – a balanced approach… Read more ...

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In China, A Tale Of Two Markets For Textron Aviation


While there is a lot of interest in Cessna's business jets, orders have been elusive and this year will also be soft. read more Read more here:: In China, A Tale Of Two Markets For Textron Aviation… Read more ...

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Week in Technology, April 17-21, 2017


Ideas fly at Airbus; Bell's anti-torque fan; Europe researches detect-and-avoid; Canada advances drone deliveries; Verizon tests flying cell site. read more Read more here:: Week in Technology, April 17-21, 2017… Read more ...

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ForeFlight vs. Garmin – what are their unique strengths?


By John Zimmerman We often get asked to compare aviation's most popular two apps, or to suggest which one might have an advantage in one area. New pilots often struggle to choose which one they should use during... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight vs. Garmin – what are their unique strengths?… Read more ...

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Chinese Billionaires Again Warming Up To Business Jets


Owning a business jet may no longer frighten China's wealthy Consultancy Asian Sky Group expects Greater China business-jet fleet growth will bottom out this year, returning to modest growth in 2018. read more Read more here:: Chinese Billionaires Again Warming Up To Business Jets… Read more ...

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Chinese Bizjet Buyers Worry Less About Politics


Owning a business jet may no longer frighten China's wealthy Consultancy Asian Sky Group expects Greater China business-jet fleet growth will bottom out this year, returning to modest growth in 2018. read more Read more here:: Chinese Bizjet Buyers Worry Less About Politics… Read more ...

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HondaJet’s Not-So-Slow Road to China


The little HondaJet making its debut at ABACE flew here flawlessly from North Carolina over a leisurely few days, covering 6,800 nm in a total of 22.8 hours, much of it spent cruising well above the weather at 38,000-40,000 ft. read more Read more here:: HondaJet’s Not-So-Slow Road to China… Read more ...

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Top Asian Charter Airports for Aircharterguide.com Users in Last 12 Months


Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (VABB) was the most requested departure and destination airport requested with the Air Charter Guide Worldwide Trip Builder by brokers and travelers shopping for charter flights during the last 12 months. Off Images read more Read more here:: Top Asian Charter Airports for Aircharterguide.com Users in Last 12 Months… Read more ...

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ATC Privatization, Safety Issues Dominate Pacific Northwest Regional Event


With the upcoming congressional debate on FAA reauthorization and possible ATC privatization looming, "the business aviation community must engage with elected officials at the national, state and local levels to advocate on behalf of general aviation," Dick Doubrava, NBAA vice president of government affairs, told attendees at the Pacific Northwest Business Aviation Association's annual Safety & Security Day. Read more here:: ATC Privatization, Safety Issues Dominate Pacific Northwest Regional Event… Read more ...

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ABACE2017 Highlights Enthusiasm for Business Aviation


As the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) concluded its third and final day, organizers reported that the sixth edition of the event was perhaps the strongest to date. Read more here:: ABACE2017 Highlights Enthusiasm for Business Aviation… Read more ...

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Common iPad problems for pilots and how to solve them


By Bret Koebbe We talk to a lot of pilots here at iPad Pilot News and hear very few complaints about the iPad's performance in the airplane. Even with this excellent reliability, the iPad still has several... ... Read more here:: Common iPad problems for pilots and how to solve them… Read more ...

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Revised NBAA 'Climb/Descend Via' Guidance Precedes April 27 Nav Canada Changeover


NBAA has updated its resources detailing the proper use of "climb via" (CV) and "descend via" (DV) clearances ahead of NAV Canada's upcoming implementation of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standard instrument departure (SID) and standard terminal arrival (STAR) phraseology. Rich Boll, chairman of the ATC, Airspace and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee, noted while the pending changes represent greater international harmonization of CV and DV clearances, some key differences remain. Read more here:: Revised NBAA 'Climb/Descend Via' Guidance Precedes April 27 Nav Canada Changeover… Read more ...

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