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FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility


FAA continues to manage high levels of air traffic in and out of the Chicago-area. Read more here:: FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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FAA Reviews Security following Chicago Center Sabotage


By Chad Trautvetter The FAA is conducting a 30-day review of contingency plans and security protocols for its major facilities, after a “criminal action by a contractor knocked out communications equipment” at the FAA air route traffic control center (ARTCC) in Aurora, Ill. on Friday, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced yesterday at an Air Traffic Control Association conference in Maryland. According to NBAA Air Traffic Services, Chicago Center remains “ATC Zero” because of equipment damage from Friday's fire. The FAA said it is estimating an October 13 return-to-service date for the facility. “Numerous initiatives are being used to manage traffic to, from and around [the center's] airspace and airports,” though there continue to be widespread delays for arrivals and departures in the Chicago area. NBAA is asking operators to “file accurately” to help reduce delays and “fuel accordingly” since “capping, tunneling and miles-in-trail restrictions” are to be expected. The FAA said air traffic controllers are continuing to raise the volume of flights into and out of Chicago-area airports, with O'Hare at 80 percent and Midway at 90 percent of average capacity as of midday yesterday. However, these efforts could be complicated tomorrow and Thursday as a result of a Presidential TFR that will affect operations at Chicago-area airports. September 30, 2014, 3:40 PM Read more here:: FAA Reviews Security following Chicago Center Sabotage… Read more ...

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FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility


Flights continue to increase into and out of Chicago-area airports today. Read more here:: FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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Pilot report: flying the new Iridium Go satellite hotspot


By John Zimmerman We've been flying with Iridium's new Go! satellite hotspot for a few months in everything from jets to taildraggers, and we've learned a lot about this unique product. It's no broadband in the... ... Read more here:: Pilot report: flying the new Iridium Go satellite hotspot… Read more ...

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Airbus Skills To Help Aerion Fly Supersonic Business Jets


Airbus engineering expertise will help accelerate supersonic business jet design toward production Airbus is sending military-aircraft engineers to help Aerion with development and certification of its supersonic business jet read more Read more here:: Airbus Skills To Help Aerion Fly Supersonic Business Jets… Read more ...

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NetJets To Charter in China


NetJets is to begin providing charter services within China following receipt of an air operator's certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The Chinese equivalent of FAA Part 135 approval allows NetJets Business Aviation Ltd. to provide ad-hoc charter service with its initial fleet of two Hawker 800s based in Zhuhai. NetJets' Chinese arm plans to offer aircraft management and block charter as the next steps. read more Read more here:: NetJets To Charter in China… Read more ...

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FAA Announces 30-day Review


Huerta calls for full review of FAA contingency plans and security protocols. Read more here:: FAA Announces 30-day Review… Read more ...

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NBAA Flight Plan: A Look at 'Climb Via' After Six Months in Use


Those familiar with the new departure clearance phrase "climb via" say it continues to cause confusion among flight crews and air traffic controllers. "Only 5, maybe 10 percent of pilots are using the appropriate climb via phraseology," said Rich Boll, who chairs the Airspace, ATC and Flight Technologies Working Group of the NBAA Access Committee. Climb via clearances are based on SID procedures and were first used on air traffic control frequencies on April 3. When receiving such a clearance, flight crews are supposed to comply with lateral, vertical and speed restrictions published in the SID. Those provisions are designed to increase the efficiency of communications between ATC and flight crews. Read more here:: NBAA Flight Plan: A Look at 'Climb Via' After Six Months in Use… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #14-39


Bolen Tells Chief Pilots Roundtable: 'Business Aviation Must Remain Vigilant' NBAA ATS Has Updates on Chicago Center Air Traffic Equipment Outage FAA Grants Exemptions to Six UAS Operators for Aerial Filmmaking Read more here:: NBAA Update, #14-39… Read more ...

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Come By the Local and Regional Group Networking Session at NBAA2014


Representatives from business aviation groups from around the country will convene at the annual Local and Regional Group Networking Session on Oct. 22 at NBAA2014. "As the formation of the new Local & Regional Group Committee shows, regional groups are eager to learn from each other, to share what works and what challenges they face" said Steve Hadley, NBAA's director of regional programs. Read more here:: Come By the Local and Regional Group Networking Session at NBAA2014… Read more ...

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FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility


FAA's working around the clock to continue taking travelers to their destinations as safely and efficiently as possible Read more here:: FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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FAA Statement-10:45 PM Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility


FAA is working to safely accommodate flights to and from Chicago area. Read more here:: FAA Statement-10:45 PM Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility


FAA Conducting cleanup and damage assessment. Working closely with airlines to minimize disruptions. Read more here:: FAA Statement-Update on Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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Chicago Center Air Traffic Equipment Outage, 1750z Update


Due to the ongoing equipment outage at Chicago Center (ZAU), the FAA has issued a number of routes and advisories for operators. Operators need to file routes exactly as defined in the advisory to improve flow in and out of the Chicago TRACON and reduce the potential for delay. Operators should expect capping, tunneling, possible holding, and miles-in-trail restrictions and fuel accordingly. Read more here:: Chicago Center Air Traffic Equipment Outage, 1750z Update… Read more ...

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NBAA Connects With Students, Industry Leaders at Kansas Aviation Expo


NBAA's Director of Regional Programs Steve Hadley connected with many of the more than 900 students who participated in an aviation career fair on Sept. 25, 2014, during the second annual Kansas Aviation Expo, held from Sept. 22 to 26 in Wichita, KS. NBAA also co-sponsored the expo's Sept. 26 business aviation sessions, which featured industry leaders who spoke on a variety of topics, from avionics to security. Speakers drew upon the messages of the No Plane No Gain campaign to show the many ways that general aviation can help a business be more efficient and grow. The events were part of a weeklong celebration of aviation in Kansas. Read more here:: NBAA Connects With Students, Industry Leaders at Kansas Aviation Expo… Read more ...

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Updated FAA Statement-Event at Chicago Air Traffic Facility


Travelers are encouraged to contact their airlines for further information about specific flights. Read more here:: Updated FAA Statement-Event at Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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Flying with Stratus in an ADS-B Out airplane


By Bret Koebbe To get the full benefits of the traffic capabilities when flying with ForeFlight and Stratus you must be equipped with an ADS-B out transponder. We recently went flying in an ADS-B out airplane to... ... Read more here:: Flying with Stratus in an ADS-B Out airplane… Read more ...

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FAA Statement-Event at Chicago Air Traffic Facility


Air travel may be affected-passengers should check with their airlines. Read more here:: FAA Statement-Event at Chicago Air Traffic Facility… Read more ...

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NBAA Issues Advisory to Pilots Following Fire in Chicago Air Traffic Control Facility


NBAA advises pilots to avoid the Chicago region if at all possible for 24 hours following a fire at an air traffic control facility in Aurora, IL, Friday morning. Read more here:: NBAA Issues Advisory to Pilots Following Fire in Chicago Air Traffic Control Facility… Read more ...

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FAA Grants Exemptions to Six UAS Operators for Aerial Filmmaking


In another tentative step toward wide-scale deployment of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in commercial applications, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Sept. 25 that the FAA has granted exemptions under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 for six Hollywood contract operations to utilize UASs for aerial cinematography. "The step announced by the agency is in accord with our long-held position on UAS - namely, that they should not share the same airspace with manned aircraft unless they meet the same certification and airworthiness standards as manned aircraft, including the ability to take timely directions from air traffic control, and to sense and avoid other aircraft and UAS," said Sarah Wolf, NBAA's senior manager for security and facilitation. Read more here:: FAA Grants Exemptions to Six UAS Operators for Aerial Filmmaking… Read more ...

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