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RAM Mounts Offers Aviation iPad and iPad 2 Mounts


With the rising popularity of the iPad in aviation applications, it wasn't long before vertern mount manufacturer RAM Mounts jumped on the bandwagon and created an aviation product line specifically for the iPad. RAM Mounts has a long history of creating innovative, easy to use removable aircraft mounts for Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and other portable electronic device (PED) application. While designed primarily for light aircraft (i.e. aircraft designated under 14 CFR Part 23) as carry-on equipment, non-certified equipment, RAM mounts have often been used by EFB manufacturers and installers as the starting point for EFB mounts approved under Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) in business jets, airliners, and other large aircraft under 14 CFR Part 25 aircraft. UPDATE: APRIL 27,2011 - RAM has recently added a new docking cradle that supports both the iPad and iPad 2. The new cradle is shown below. Here are a few of RAM Mounts latest aviation mounts for the iPad: #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ RAM Non-Locking Cradle Holder for Apple iPad & iPad 2This cradle is designed to hold the iPad (1st Generation) and Apple iPad 2 (2nd Generation). It features easy access to electronic ports and a patent pending roller design for super smooth placement and removal of the iPad.P/N: RAM-HOL-AP8UMSRP: $23.19 RAM yoke clamp mount for the Apple iPadThe clamp base will fit rails from 0.625″ to a maximum of 1.25″. The 1″ rubber ball is positioned at a right angle to the plane of the mount so when connected to a rail, the ball sits parallel to the rail. P/N: RAM-B-121-AP8UMSRP: $58.73 RAM leg mount for the Apple iPad Includes two straps for tight support.… Read more ...

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Advancing Aviation Through Global Partnerships: The Next 10 Years


Each year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation hosts this forum to bring together top experts and leaders from all sectors of aviation to discuss critical issues facing the industry.  This year’s Summit will explore the pressing need to improve our aging aviation infrastructure, the need to invest in innovative technologies, and the debilitating impact of burdensome and expensive government regulations.  View the agenda. The FAA will display their new NextGen Data Communications Boeing B737NG cockpit flight simulator and Air Traffic Control simulator at the Aviation Summit. Confirmed speakers include: The Honorable J. Randolph Babbitt, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration James “Jim” F. Albaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company The Honorable Marion Blakey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace Industries Association The Honorable W. Ralph Basham, Principal, Command Consulting Group Billy Glover, Vice President, Environment and Aviation Policy Team, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Robert W. Poole, Jr., Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation Don Phillips, Former Transportation Reporter, The Washington Post & The International Herald Tribune T. Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus Americas, Inc. W. Douglas Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Airways Group, Inc. Daniel Goodwin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Inland Real Estate Corporation David J. Barger, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways Corporation Craig Fuller, President and Chief Executive Officer, Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Edward Bolen, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Business Aviation Association, Inc. Nicholas Calio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Transport Association Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cessna Aircraft Company Nancy Young, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Air Transport Association of America, Inc. Darryl Jenkins, Managing Director, ACG Aviation Consulting Group, LLC Joachim Buse, Vice President Aviation Biofuel, Deutsche Lufthansa AG The Honorable John E. Potter, Former Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer David Bronczek, President and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Express U.S.… Read more ...

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NOTAM Modernization: A NextGen Enabler


The FAA Aeronautical Information Management group (AIM) is hosting a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) Industry Day. NOTAM Industry Day is an event where AIM shares the latest modernization efforts in aeronautical information. There will be a variety of presenters and time will be given for questions and answers to highlight the progress in modernizing the NOTAM system as part of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative. Date/Time May 3, 2011, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Full Agenda Location Department of Commerce/NOAA Science Center 1301 East West Highway Silver Spring, MD (Metro: Silver Spring station) Topics Modernizing the NOTAM System to enable advancement and backup of future systems Aligning FAA policy with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and modernizing NOTAM entry and distribution Streamlining domestic NOTAM entry by working directly with all NOTAM originators including public airports, commercial tower operators, and FAA Technical Operations Services (AJW) Cost FREE Registration Please register online or contact Debra Plater at (202) 267-4068.    … Read more ...

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NBAA Says Government Shutdown Won’t Stop Business Aviation


According to an article posted today by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), air traffic controllers, weather forecasters and other essential FAA employees will continue to work in case of a government shutdown at the end of this week. "People who control air traffic, process flight plans and are involved in weather decision-making…all those are part of what’s considered the air traffic control management function. All of that should proceed as normal,"said NBAA Senior Vice President for Operations and Administration Steve Brown, who was FAA Associate Manager for Air Traffice Services from 1998 until 2004. According to the NBAA article, aircraft operators seeking RVSM approval or other operational change will likely have to wait until the end of a governement shutdown before an inspector is available to give that approval, but normal aircraft operations should continue without interruption. View the article at NBAA.org. PODCAST: NBAA Flight Plan - Interview with Steve Brown on Government Shutdown Impact on Business Aviation VIDEO: President Obama on Budget Talks: What's at Stake & Why It's Important to the American People  … Read more ...

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