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San Francisco Airport Taxiway Construction Planned For Nov. 7 and 8


The taxiway "Q" and "B" intersection at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be closed for maintenance Nov. 7 and 8. This closure will result in significant challenges in surface movement at the airport. In addition to the ground delays expected on the surface, the FAA plans to implement a ground delay program for arrivals to reduce the surface congestion. The project is weather dependent with alternate dates of Nov. 14 and 15. Read more here:: San Francisco Airport Taxiway Construction Planned For Nov. 7 and 8… Read more ...

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Procedural Non-Compliance: Learning the Markers and Mitigating the Risks


Studies and safety audit data show that flight crews intentionally deviating from standard operating procedures make, on average, three times more errors. They also mismanage more errors and find themselves in more undesired aircraft situations. However, flight crews that learn to recognize the markers of procedural non-compliance can correct unprofessional behavior before it leads to a deviation from standard operating procedures. NBAA's Safety Committee has developed a new resource to help operators learn the markers and mitigate the risks of procedural non-compliance. Read more here:: Procedural Non-Compliance: Learning the Markers and Mitigating the Risks… Read more ...

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NBAA Defends Santa Monica Airport in Latest Round of Access Fight


NBAA has reemphasized the Association's commitment "to hold [Santa Monica] accountable" if it "were to adopt measures that are at odds with its legal obligations" to Santa Monica Airport (SMO), NBAA's Chief Operating Officer Steve Brown wrote in a letter to city officials. The Santa Monica City Council last week approved aircraft emissions-related restrictions at SMO and the prohibition of the sale and use of certain types of aircraft fuels as conditions in future airport tenant leases, among other proposals. NBAA is considering appropriate actions to respond to the council's decision to ignore its legal obligations, and to proceed with the measures. Read more here:: NBAA Defends Santa Monica Airport in Latest Round of Access Fight… Read more ...

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Pilot Report: Dassault’s Falcon 8X Adds Range to 7X’s Capabilities


Dassault has expanded its line-up of business jets by adding a derivative of the Falcon 7X with larger cabin and longer range. Aviation Week finds out how the new ultra-long-range Falcon 8X flies. read more Read more here:: Pilot Report: Dassault’s Falcon 8X Adds Range to 7X’s Capabilities… Read more ...

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Bombardier Hopes Quebec Lifeline Leads To C Series Success


As liquidity concerns again raise their head because of the rate at which Bombardier is burning cash on aircraft development, C Series gets a lifeline from the Quebec government, and Learjet 85 is canceled. read more Read more here:: Bombardier Hopes Quebec Lifeline Leads To C Series Success… Read more ...

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Air Taxi Plans 30-Aircraft Cirrus Fleet in 2016


Success—1.8 passengers at a time A college dorm conversation launches 20,000 charter passengers, so far. read more Read more here:: Air Taxi Plans 30-Aircraft Cirrus Fleet in 2016… Read more ...

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Glasgow Helicopter Crash Cause Unlikely To Be Found


Lack of cockpit voice and flight-data recordings hinder Glasgow helicopter probe. read more Read more here:: Glasgow Helicopter Crash Cause Unlikely To Be Found… Read more ...

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The Week In Aeropace And Defense


This week's aerospace and defense news you don't want to miss, including the Vulcan Bomber's last ever flight and Bombardier's $1bn boost from Quebec for C Series. read more Read more here:: The Week In Aeropace And Defense… Read more ...

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Use your iPad to help reduce fuel costs


By Bret Koebbe There are a wealth of tools available in all the major aviation apps to help with preflight planning. Here will look at a series of tips to help you take advantage of specific flight planning... ... Read more here:: Use your iPad to help reduce fuel costs… Read more ...

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Bulletin: Canada VNC and Instrument Procedures Handbook Updates


By ForeFlight Data Team Updated Visual Navigation Charts are now available for Coats Island, Inukjuak, and Whitehorse for our ForeFlight Mobile Pro Canada customers. An updated version of the FAA's Instrument Procedures Handbook is also available in our Documents Catalog. All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: Canada VNC and Instrument Procedures Handbook Updates… Read more ...

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New Canada Entry Requirement Coming for Visa-Exempt Foreign Flyers


Beginning March 15, visitors to Canada who are from visa-exempt countries will need a new electronic travel authorization (eTA) before flying into the country. U.S. citizens are exempt from the eTA. However, "persons who have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence," such as green card holders, are not. Working pilots and flight attendants also do not need an eTA. The eTA must be obtained before boarding the flight and can be applied for online. Visa-exempt countries include most European states, British Commonwealth nations, Iceland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and others. Read more here:: New Canada Entry Requirement Coming for Visa-Exempt Foreign Flyers… Read more ...

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Bombardier C Series Gets $1 Billion Boost From Quebec, Learjet 85 Canceled


A $1 billion investment from the government of Quebec will give Bombardier the cash to take the C Series through certification to full production, while a $3.2 billion write-down on development costs will accelerate returns from sales of the narrowbody airliner, the Montreal-based company says. read more Read more here:: Bombardier C Series Gets $1 Billion Boost From Quebec, Learjet 85 Canceled… Read more ...

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NBAA Announces 300th Certified Aviation Manager


NBAA's Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) program reached a significant milestone this month when Jason Herman, a captain with Latitude 33 Aviation of Carlsbad, CA, became the 300th aviation professional to earn CAM certification. Read more here:: NBAA Announces 300th Certified Aviation Manager… Read more ...

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Huerta Announces UAS Registration Task Force Members


Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta today announced the membership of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration Task Force. Earl Lawrence, Director of the FAAs UAS Integration Office, and Dave Vos of Google X will co-chair the group. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Administrator Huerta announced the formation of the Task Force last week. The Task Force membership represents a range of stakeholder viewpoints, interests and knowledge of the objectives and scope. Task Force membership was by invitation only and participation is voluntary. Interested parties who are not members of the Task Force may submit comments to the public docket. The Federal Register notice is available for viewing here. Sec. Foxx set a deadline of Nov. 20 for the Task Force to complete its recommendations and work is already underway. The group will meet formally from Nov. 3-5 before developing recommendations on a streamlined registration process and minimum requirements on which unmanned aircraft should be registered. Given the urgency of this issue, the DOT and FAA will move expeditiously to consider the Task Force's recommendations. Task Force Members include: Nancy Egan 3D RoboticsRichard Hanson Academy of Model AeronauticsGeorge Novak Aerospace Industries AssociationChuck Hogeman and Randy Kenagy Air Line Pilots AssociationJim Coon Aircraft Owners and Pilots AssociationSean Cassidy Amazon Prime AirBen GielowAmazon RetailJustin Towles American Association of Airport ExecutivesBrian Wynne Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalParker Brugge Best BuyDouglas Johnson Consumer Electronics AssociationBrendan Schulman DJIPaul Feldman General Aviation Manufacturers AssociationDave Vos GoogleX (Co-Chair)Tony Bates GoProMatt Zuccaro Helicopter Association InternationalMike Fergus International Association of Chiefs of PoliceJohn Perry Management Association for Private Photogrammetric SurveyorsBrandon Declet MeasureRandall Burdett National Association of State Aviation OfficialsSarah Wolf National Business Aviation AssociationBaptiste Tripard ParrotTyler Collins PrecisionHawkGregory McNeal Small UAV CoalitionThomas Head Walmart Along with the FAA and DOT, the following federal agencies will provide expert support to the Task Force: Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, Office of Management and Budget, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of State.… Read more ...

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Florida Lawmakers Hold Inaugural GA Caucus Meeting


Nine Florida lawmakers recently gathered for the inaugural meeting of the state's first general aviation (GA) caucus, in recognition of the industry's significant contributions to the state. The caucus marked the culmination of efforts by the Florida Aviation Business Association (FABA) to have a group in the state legislature that would recognize the industry's importance. NBAA representatives attended the inaugural meeting, along with FABA and representatives of several other industry stakeholders. "Given the significance of general aviation, including business aviation, to our state, there was an obvious need for such a caucus in the Florida legislature," said FABA Executive Director Jenny Showalter. Read more here:: Florida Lawmakers Hold Inaugural GA Caucus Meeting… Read more ...

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Pilot Report: Dassault Falcon 8X


Largest cabin, longest range, most-capable Falcon trijet yet We flew the first flight test aircraft to evaluate the progress of the program, to gauge how well Dassault is meeting the trijet's stated weight, performance and cabin comfort goals and to sample its handling qualities. read more Read more here:: Pilot Report: Dassault Falcon 8X… Read more ...

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Airbus, KAI Relationship Grows Over Helicopter Programs


Airbus forecasts LCH-LAH production extending until 2050 and amounting to 214 LAHs for the South Korean army and 300-400 for export customers, while about 100 LCHs will be sold domestically and 200-300 abroad. read more Read more here:: Airbus, KAI Relationship Grows Over Helicopter Programs… Read more ...

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Poll: FBOs, What Do You Expect Your Fuel Supplier to Provide to You?


Relationships between FBOs and their fuel suppliers have changed dramatically in the last several years. What other service do you most expect your fuel supplier to provide to your FBO? Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: Poll: FBOs, What Do You Expect Your Fuel Supplier to Provide to You?… Read more ...

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Poll: FBOs, Besides Reliable, Economical Fuel Supply, What Do You Expect Your Fuel Supplier to Provide in Today’s Environment?


What else do you expect your fuel supplier to provide to your FBO? Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: Poll: FBOs, Besides Reliable, Economical Fuel Supply, What Do You Expect Your Fuel Supplier to Provide in Today’s Environment?… Read more ...

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NBAA Represents Business Aviation Interests in New CBP Working Group


NBAA recently participated in the kickoff meeting of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) working group that focuses on general aviation. NBAA was represented by Senior Manager of Security and Facilitation Sarah Wolf, as well as representatives from several Member Companies, who provided feedback from the front lines on how industry and CBP can increase collaboration. "CBP is clearly committed to working with industry on an ongoing basis and wants to hear directly from operators on the issues that are most important to them," Wolf said. Read more here:: NBAA Represents Business Aviation Interests in New CBP Working Group… Read more ...

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