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NextGen is Now at JFK

December 18-Passengers traveling through John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport will get a glimpse of how the FAA is bringing them NextGen technology today. In cooperation with JetBlue Airlines and JFK Airport, the FAA installed a NextGen video kiosk in the main lobby of Terminal 5 that lets flyers see just how NextGen is enhancing their flight experience.

NextGen technology makes the system more predictable so air traffic controllers can guarantee that flights spend less time metering and can depart on time. NextGen technology is cutting taxi time by 7,000 hours per year at JFK.

The FAA videos show how the agency is meeting the demands of air traffic in the future. They also demonstrate how JetBlue uses new satellite-based NextGen arrival procedures compared to traditional radar-based arrivals.

Another video shows from gate to gate how NextGen satellite-enabled technology makes flying safer, faster for passengers and cleaner for the environment.

Air traffic controllers are using GPS technology to safely separate more aircraft that are sharing the same airspace. NextGen weather tools will help determine the safest and most efficient routes to avoid delays or cancelled flights. NextGen technology is also enabling the pilot to fly a continuous descent approach into the airport. This helps the airline reduce fuel, noise and carbon emissions.

JFK is the second airport in the country to receive a NextGen video kisok. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport was the first; and NextGen kiosks will be installed in Boston and Atlanta in the very near future.

To learn more about NextGen, visit the FAA website at http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/.

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X-Plane flight simulator comes to iPad

By John Zimmerman Like most of the software world, flight simulators have been moving towards the iPad, although perhaps a little slower than other segments. With the recent release of X-Plane 10 for the iPad and…


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NBAA Welcomes 250th Certified Aviation Manager

In December 2014, NBAA welcomed Michael Elledge as the 250th Certified Aviation Manager (CAM). This marks the first time since the CAM program’s inception in 2003 that NBAA has listed 250 CAMs on its roster.

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Aviation Veteran William Ayer Named to NBAA Board of Directors

NBAA announced that William S. â??Billâ?? Ayer, a long-time general aviation pilot and aviation industry leader, has been named to the NBAA Board of Directors.

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2014 Cabin Electronics

The stars are aligning for continued growth in providing passengers all the communication, information and entertainment they’ve grown used to on terra firma

Since B&CA began covering Cabin Electronics some 25 years ago, we haven’t seen more promise and possibility in what can be done to keep passengers informed, connected, productive and entertained in flight than now. And there has never been greater demand for more bandwidth for cabin and crew connectivity.

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NBAA Commends Senate Vote Renewing Accelerated Depreciation

NBAA applauded a vote by the Senate to approve a bill that renews accelerated, or â??bonusâ?? depreciation, among other expiring tax provisions, for one year, and urged President Obama to sign it into law.

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Startup Surf Air Wants To Expand To Texas, Florida

California’s Surf Air is seeking to extend its scheduled business-jet service model to other large states—but are those markets ready for what company founders have called the “Netflix of aviation?”

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Accident Free: Are You Lucky or Truly Safe?

Are you really dying to get there?

Managing external pressures, including meeting passenger expectations, is as key to risk management as mitigating pilot, aircraft and environmental risk factors.

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Most Important Developments from MEBA 2014

Lasting Impressions from MEBA 2014

B&CA staffers share their MEBA 2014 memories — the news from the event that mattered most to them.

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Must-Reads from The Weekly of Business Aviation for Dec. 15, 2014

Pilots Union Suit Against NetJets; Gama Aviation and Hangar8 Merge; Consultant Predicts Positive Turning Point for Industry in 2015

The union representing NetJets pilots says in a lawsuit that the company broke privacy and labor laws. Gama Aviation and Hangar8 will merge and go public. An aviation consultant predicts 2015 will be a positive turning point for business aviation.

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