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New Standards for the Transport of Lithium Batteries


July 31-The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued new standards to strengthen safety conditions for the shipment of lithium cells and batteries. Lithium batteries are used to power equipment such as cell phones and laptops. They can pose a hazard if not properly packaged, shipped and transported. The new rules will provide an additional layer of protection to the shipment of lithium batteries. Todays standards are part of our ongoing work to improve safety for all travelers, including those who travel with or ship lithium batteries, said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. The FAA worked closely with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to develop the rule. Voluntary compliance is encouraged upon publication of the final rule; however mandatory compliance is effective six months after publication. The rule will also provide a greater level of consistency with international standards, including the International Civil Aviation Organizations (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by air. PHMSA develops the rules for the transport of hazardous materials and the FAA enforces the regulations regarding the transportation of hazardous material on board aircraft. >See Press Release ...read more

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FADEC-equipped Diesels Need More Electrical Back-Ups


At AirVenture this year, I've seen numerous new aero turbo-diesel engines on display in various states of development. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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South Carolina Airport's Rehabilitation to Close Runway at Night


South Carolina's Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) will be closed nightly starting Sunday, Aug. 3 through late March 2015, for rehabilitation of Runway 18/36. "Our goal to have as little impact on business and other flights as possible, so runway closings will be only at night," said Kirk Lovell, assistant director of airports for Horry County, which manages MYR. "Business flights are a very important part of our operations." ...read more

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NBAA Participates in Session on Pilot's Bill of Rights 2


NBAAâs Vice President of Government Affairs Dick Doubrava participated in a "listening session" that U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) hosted on Aug. 2 at the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture Oshkosh, to receive feedback from the general aviation community on his proposed Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (PBOR2). The new bill, which Inhofe plans to formally unveil this fall, would provide support for the general aviation community by expanding on the first Pilot's Bill of Rights, and more clearly defining the FAA's authority on a number of regulatory and legal issues of importance to general aviation operators. "We look forward to working with Sen. Inhofe as he moves to introduce this important legislation later this year," Doubrava said. "We urge Congress to promptly pass the measure, which would be beneficial to our Members in the business aviation community." ...read more

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Big to Small, Oshkosh Has It All


Oshkosh covers the whole range of aviation, from individual homebuilders to mega-names. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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Airbus Backs Glider Record Bid


Airbus is behind an ambitious plan to fly a sailplane higher than ever before. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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A Quiet Hum Behind Electric Aircraft


Two years ago it seemed electric aircraft were taking off. But there are fewer of them at Oshkosh this year. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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Terrafugia Plans Follow-On Flying Car


Even before the Terrafugia driveable airplane enters production, the company is thinking a decade ahead. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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Hoover Bio Pic Premiers at AirVenture


“Flying the Feathered Edge”, Kim Furst's new 90-minute documentary about the nearly seven decade aviation career of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, was privately shown Tuesday afternoon to a group of 80 guests at the Skyscape Theater at the EAA Museum. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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New SiriusXM wireless weather receiver for iPad


While ADS-B is a great subscription-free source for datalink weather for iPad, some pilots depend on the additional features and utility of a satellite-based weather feed. A new wireless receiver... ... ...read more

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Emphasis on Stakeholder Collaboration Ensures Successful VNY Runway Project


When the primary runway at a busy general aviation airport is scheduled for reconstruction for up to 17 weeks, it creates challenges. With the potential livelihood of FBOs and other airport businesses and operators on the line, the stakeholders at Southern California's Van Nuys Airport (VNY) got together and turned the closure of Runway 16R into a textbook case of cooperation and collaboration. This was the message conveyed recently by key VNY officials at the Southwest Chapter meeting of the American Association of Airport Executives (SWAAAE) in Long Beach, CA. Airport officials from around the region watched a VNY-sponsored, Emmy-award nominated video about the project and learned more about its success. ...read more

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BCA's Fast Five


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Wisconsin Governor Recognizes the Value of Aviation


In conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Associationâs In conjunction with the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA's) AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, Wisconsin Gov, Scott Walker declared July 28 through Aug. 3 Aviation Week in his state. More than half a million people, from more than 60 countries, are expected to attend AirVenture at Wittman Regional Airport, which celebrates the past, present and future in the world of flight. "Business aviation helps companies in Wisconsin operate in an increasingly competitive environment, and reach far-off customers, suppliers and markets," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We thank Gov. Walker for his proclamation and look forward to working with him to support business aviation." ...read more

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Flight Restrictions for African Leaders Summit


Flight restrictions in place over Washington, DC for the U.S.-African Leaders Summit from August 3-6, 2014. ...read more

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Others Following Nextant’s Remanufacturing Gamble


Proven performance—priced right—succeeds Proven performance—priced right—succeeds read more ...read more

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How to organize your approach plates in ForeFlight


One of the best features of iPad apps like ForeFlight Mobile is how easy they make it to organize and update your instrument approach charts. But how do you keep all your charts organized? Here are... ... ...read more

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EAA ForeFlight Scholarship Winners Announced


We had an overwhelming response to our two flight training scholarships with over 150 applicants! Thank you to everyone who participated. It was inspiring to hear from so many ambitious people who are eager to earn their wings. We are pleased to present the two finalists who will go on to pursue their flight training with a little help from ForeFlight. Here's a brief snapshot of Jacob and Megan: Megan Kerstein At age fifteen Megan discovered her home in the sky when she flew with an instructor for the first time. Following that experience, Megan participated in the Southern Illinois University Summer Wings program where she logged five hours of flight time. Since then she has dreamt of finishing her primary flight training. Now nineteen years old, Megan wants to be a flight surgeon or aviation medicine physician, a path that will allow her to pursue both of her passions. Being a Naval or Air Force flight surgeon is in her sights, and beyond that Megan would like to use her license to volunteer for Angel Flight and Young Eagles. Jacob Rasmussen Jacob is an active sixteen year old who participates in choir, acting and directing theater productions, tennis, ballroom dancing, and is the youngest member of a numismatic investment and collecting club. Growing up with an Uncle and a Grandfather who were pilots was enough to give Jacob the desire to earn his wings. Jacob would like to become an air medical pilot with the same company for which his Grandfather flew. Helping others in emergency need will fulfill his desire to be a part of something bigger than himself. In addition, Jacob would like to build his own airplane one day. He is currently enrolled in ground school. Stay tuned as we follow these two on their paths to becoming licensed Private Pilots. ...read more

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Kansas Aviation Expo to Highlight Business Aviation


The second annual Kansas Aviation Expo, slated for Sept. 22 to 26, will showcase business aviation as part of the event's presentation on the importance of aviation to the state. This yearâs expo, the theme of which is "Where Dreams Come True," will include a career fair and three-day air tour of the state, said Jesse Romo, director of the Kansas Department of Transportation's aviation division. At each of the nine tour airports, presentations will highlight aviation's diverse career opportunities to high school students. Business aviation is the primary focus at two of the tour's destinations Independence and Pittsburg on Tuesday, Sept. 24. "Radiating from Wichita, the Air Capital of the World, the second annual Kansas Air Expo is important to the general aviation industry and NBAA Members, who will benefit from the exposure of Kansas youth to the diverse careers and opportunities it has to offer," said Steve Hadley, director of NBAA's regional programs. ...read more

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NBAA Exhibitor Update, July 2014


Book Your Exhibit Space for NBAA2014: Business Aviation's Biggest Event of the Year Who Exhibits at NBAA2014? Companies Like Yours Deadline Extended for Advertising in NBAA's Convention Issue ...read more

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Mustang Monday


“I always wanted a Mustang, ever since I was a kid,” says Wagner, a Beechcraft Bonanza pilot who took a big step up in size and horsepower when he purchased the Rolls-Royce Merlin-powered P-51D in 2007. Things With Wings read more ...read more

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