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DOT Releases SIFL Rates for First Half of 2015


The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from Jan 1 to June 30, 2015. Read more here:: DOT Releases SIFL Rates for First Half of 2015… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-08


NBAA Flight Plan: A Conversation With NBAA About FAA's Small-Drone Proposal Updated Version of NBAA's 'Climb Via/Descend Via' Training Program Now Available New Wake Turbulence Spacing Procedures Will Increase Efficiency at Airports Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-08… Read more ...

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Insurers Could Drive Crashworthy Design Of Small UAS


Unmanned-aircraft companies need to make their designs less damaging in collisions The FAA may not plan to certify the airworthiness of small UAS, but manufacturers need to pay attention to crashworthiness. read more Read more here:: Insurers Could Drive Crashworthy Design Of Small UAS… Read more ...

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Insurers Could Drive Crashworthy Design Of Small UAS


Unmanned-aircraft companies need to make their designs less damaging in collisions The FAA may not plan to certify the airworthiness of small UAS, but manufacturers need to pay attention to crashworthiness. read more Read more here:: Insurers Could Drive Crashworthy Design Of Small UAS… Read more ...

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NBAA Announces Recipients of 2015 Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarships


NBAA announced the recipients of its Donald A. Baldwin, Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarships, which benefit individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers. Read more here:: NBAA Announces Recipients of 2015 Baldwin Business Aviation Management Scholarships… Read more ...

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Podcast: Saving Bombardier


Aviation Week's Graham Warwick and Joe Anselmo and Business & Commercial Aviation's Bill Garvey talk about what's ailing Bombardier in commercial and business aviation and its move to bring in aerospace veteran Alain Bellemare to fix things. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Saving Bombardier… Read more ...

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Podcast: Saving Bombardier


Aviation Week's Graham Warwick and Joe Anselmo and Business & Commercial Aviation's Bill Garvey talk about what's ailing Bombardier in commercial and business aviation and its move to bring in aerospace veteran Alain Bellemare to fix things. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Saving Bombardier… Read more ...

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Local Officials, Record Turnout, Advocacy Emphasis All Part of NBAA's Regional Forum


NBAA's first Regional Forum of 2015, held last week at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), counted among the more than 2,000 attendees West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, who toured the static display and thanked NBAA for choosing West Palm Beach as a site for its 2015 regional forums. "Aviation is very important for our city, and we are very proud of our airport," Muoio said. "In fact, our airport is only five minutes from downtown, making it easy for business people to come to our city and not only do their job, but also enjoy downtown, which was voted the No.1 city in Florida for business and jobs." The forum featured 128 indoor exhibits and 21 aircraft on static display. Read more here:: Local Officials, Record Turnout, Advocacy Emphasis All Part of NBAA's Regional Forum… Read more ...

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New Wake Turbulence Spacing Procedures Will Increase Efficiency At Airports


Air traffic controllers are planning to squeeze more aircraft into the same skies surrounding some of the nation's busiest airports. Reduced spacing saves fuel and time, and increases capacity, all while reducing aircraft emissions. Known as "wake turbulence recategorization," or "Wake RECAT," the program enables controllers to space aircraft by type and performance, considering wingspan and approach speed, rather than just takeoff weight. "More than likely, as a pilot you will never know this change in separation is being applied to your aircraft," said Bob Lamond, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure. "Further, no control instructions will be issued to pilots to use the new separation standards. NBAA supports the RECAT effort and believes it will pay benefits to business aviation." Read more here:: New Wake Turbulence Spacing Procedures Will Increase Efficiency At Airports… Read more ...

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NBAA Weighs in on Canada's Plans for New Electronic Passenger Information System


The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) plans to implement two new online systems by spring 2016 to pre-screen air travelers prior to a flight's departure for Canada, and Sarah Wolf, NBAA's senior manager of security and facilitation, met recently with U.S. and Canadian border agency representatives to discuss the plans with government officials. The interactive advance passenger information initiative - similar to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's electronic advance passenger information system - would require valid documentation of all travelers, including Canadians, prior to boarding an aircraft. The second process, the electronic travel authorization, would be required of all visa-exempt foreign nationals, except U.S. citizens. Read more here:: NBAA Weighs in on Canada's Plans for New Electronic Passenger Information System… Read more ...

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10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know


By Bret Koebbe It only takes a few minutes to learn how to use an iPad and perform basic functions. Here we'll show you how to dive a little deeper into its operation by reviewing the top hidden features and... ... Read more here:: 10 shortcuts every iPad pilot should know… Read more ...

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Flight Rules Thrown Out of the ForeFlight Mobile App


By Scott Dennstaedt No, we didn't convince the FAA to change the regulations; however, in ForeFlight Mobile we've stopped using the term Flight Rules when referring to weather conditions for an airport. Flight Rules has now been replaced with a more appropriate term, namely, Flight Category which appears as a selection below TFRs. Same useful information, just under a new name. Flight Category overlay is shown selected in the Maps view menu. Flight rules refers to the regulatory requirements defined in 14 CFR Part 91, Subpart B. These include Visual Flight Rules (VFR), Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) and Special VFR. Although derived from Flight Rules, Flight Category describes the observed or forecast weather conditions at the airport based on the combination of prevailing ground visibility and ceiling. Using a color-coded marker, flight categories include VFR, Marginal VFR (MVFR), IFR and Low IFR (LIFR) as shown below. Although not used in ForeFlight, the National Weather Service (NWS) uses a fifth category to represent Very Low IFR (VLIFR) conditions which includes a ceiling less than 200 feet and/or visibility less than 1/2 statute miles. Flight Category legend used in ForeFlight Mobile. In the app, you can also display the ceiling and visibility markers separately on the ForeFlight Map. Similar color coding of these markers will occur based on the criteria shown above. For example, ceilings markers are being displayed on the Map below. Notice for Topeka, Kansas, a marker labeled “26” representing a MVFR ceiling of 2,600 feet. It is critical to understand that this does not imply that the Flight Category for the airport is MVFR since this marker does not factor in the reported visibility. Ceiling markers do not factor in the reported visibility relative to Flight Category color coding. In this case, tapping the marker for Topeka as shown below indicates that the surface visibility is reported at 1 statute mile representing an IFR Flight Category.… Read more ...

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Leadership Article Series: Ross Bernstein on Team Chemistry


Talent is important, but to be successful over the long haul requires having a team of people who get along and can work together as a family. Best-selling author Ross Bernstein, whose latest series of books explores why certain teams win championships in professional sports, observes that the one singular metric consistently woven throughout the locker rooms and front offices of every successful organization he researched is chemistry. As a speaker the 2015 NBAA Leadership Conference, Bernstein will apply lessons learned from the sports world to show how leaders and organizations can think and act more like champions. Read more here:: Leadership Article Series: Ross Bernstein on Team Chemistry… Read more ...

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Runway Closures Coming Soon at John F Kennedy International Airport


Two extended runway closures are planned at New Yorkâ??s John F Kennedy International (JFK) between March and September of 2015. Runway 31R/13L will be closed from March 1 until April 9, and Runway 4L/22R will be closed from April 10 until Sept. 21. These closures will significantly decrease the arrival and departure rates resulting in likely air traffic control traffic management initiatives on a daily basis. Read more here:: Runway Closures Coming Soon at John F Kennedy International Airport… Read more ...

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General Aviation Industry Continues Upswing


GA manufacturers have reason for hope Annual aircraft shipment counts suggest the general aviation market is recovering, but challenges remain. read more Read more here:: General Aviation Industry Continues Upswing… Read more ...

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First FBO Earns IS-BAH Certification, Proponents Share Tips on Adopting New Standard


Several small and large fixed base operators (FBOs) around the world are in the process of adopting the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH), with SRC Aviation Ltd. of New Delhi, India recently becoming the first company certified to the new standard. At the 2015 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2015), representatives from FBOs in the process of implementing IS-BAH, as well as IBAC and NATA officials, shared tips for adopting the standard. It's not a turnkey solution, it's not something you buy and put on the shelf, said Michael France, director of safety and training at the National Air Transportation Association. If you have an SMS, you can benchmark against IS-BAH; if you don't it's a great framework to build your SMS. Read more here:: First FBO Earns IS-BAH Certification, Proponents Share Tips on Adopting New Standard… Read more ...

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ForeFlight adds Dynon SkyView connectivity


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight's latest app update adds a collection of useful new features, including graphical winds aloft on the map view, wireless connectivity with Dynon SkyView avionics and brand new Scratchpad... ... Read more here:: ForeFlight adds Dynon SkyView connectivity… Read more ...

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Popular Charter Airport Searches from January 2015


Los Angeles International Airport was the airport searched the most in January 2015 for charter arrivals, according to an analysis of Air Charter Guide Worldwide Trip Builder data. Four airports tied with the same number of searches as charter departures. Off Images read more Read more here:: Popular Charter Airport Searches from January 2015… Read more ...

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FAA Urged To Act Fast On Small UAS Rule


More than six years in the making, the FAA's proposed rules for small unmanned aircraft cannot be finalized fast enough for those on either side of the argument over UAS in civil airspace. read more Read more here:: FAA Urged To Act Fast On Small UAS Rule… Read more ...

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FAA Urged To Act Fast On Small UAS Rule


More than six years in the making, the FAA's proposed rules for small unmanned aircraft cannot be finalized fast enough for those on either side of the argument over UAS in civil airspace. read more Read more here:: FAA Urged To Act Fast On Small UAS Rule… Read more ...

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