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Fort Wayne Aero Center Brings Hoosier Hospitality to New FBO


Opening at Fort Wayne International Airport (KFWA) on Jan. 1, 2016, Fort Wayne Aero Center aims to stand out like no other FBO. The FBO is an Avfuel dealer and offers amenities and services such as free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, maintenance, avionics and de-icing. Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: Fort Wayne Aero Center Brings Hoosier Hospitality to New FBO… Read more ...

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BCA’s 2015 Cabin Electronics Equipment Directory


Find descriptions of the inflight entertainment and connectivity products offered by more than 50 cabin electronics manufacturers and service providers. Open In New Window: No read more Read more here:: BCA’s 2015 Cabin Electronics Equipment Directory… Read more ...

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iPad Pro test flight – does it work for pilots?


By John Zimmerman The iPad Pro began shipping in mid-November, promising to bring a new level of productivity to tablet users with its large 12.9" display and fast performance. It's an impressive tool for everyday... ... Read more here:: iPad Pro test flight – does it work for pilots?… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, #15-48


Study From NBAA, FL Group Shows Value of Fostering Business Aviation in the Sunshine State New Mexico Group Asks Lawmakers to Oppose ATC Privatization Business Aviation Saluted by Texas and 18 Cities Nationwide Read more here:: NBAA Update, #15-48… Read more ...

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New Mexico Group Asks Lawmakers to Oppose ATC Privatization


The New Mexico Airport Managers' Association (NMAMA) has written its state's congressional leaders asking them to oppose proposals to privatize the nation's aircraft control system. In the letter dated Nov. 24, and signed by NMAMA President Robert Hudson, the association expressed its concern that proposals to transfer oversight of the ATC system from the FAA to private entities "...will lead to a system of user fees that will be detrimental to aviation interests." Read more here:: New Mexico Group Asks Lawmakers to Oppose ATC Privatization… Read more ...

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Florida Could Gain Jobs, Revenue Through Elimination of Sales Tax on Aircraft


Florida could gain almost 300 high-paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic growth by reducing or altogether eliminating the sales tax on aircraft, according to a new study commissioned by the Florida Aviation Business Association. The study estimates elimination of the sales tax would result in the sale of 354 additional aircraft worth a total of $246 million each year. Florida is among 15 states that tax the sale of airplanes and rotorcraft at the rate of 6 percent. Read more here:: Florida Could Gain Jobs, Revenue Through Elimination of Sales Tax on Aircraft… Read more ...

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Florida Could Gain Jobs, Revenue Through Elimination of Sales Tax on Aircraft


Florida could gain almost 300 high-paying jobs and millions of dollars in economic growth by reducing or altogether eliminating the sales tax on aircraft, according to a new study commissioned by the Florida Aviation Business Association. The study estimates elimination of the sales tax would result in the sale of 354 additional aircraft worth a total of $246 million each year. Florida is among 15 states that tax the sale of airplanes and rotorcraft at the rate of 6 percent. Read more here:: Florida Could Gain Jobs, Revenue Through Elimination of Sales Tax on Aircraft… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Cummins: Firing on All Cylinders


Engine-maker Cummins, based in Columbus, IN, has customers operating its products in some hard-to-reach locations. It also has factories and offices at nearly a dozen states across North America, so its three Gulfstreams and one Embraer regional jet meet wide-ranging air travel needs. "We fly to a lot of places you can't get to any other way," said Director of Corporate Aviation Chris Raskob. Without business aviation, company officials said they couldn't run their global manufacturing and distribution business. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Cummins: Firing on All Cylinders… Read more ...

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What to buy an iPad pilot this Christmas


By John Zimmerman Whether you're a pilot shopping for another aviation enthusiast or you're a non-pilot desperately trying to figure out what to buy the (slightly weird?) aviator on your list, iPad apps and... ... Read more here:: What to buy an iPad pilot this Christmas… Read more ...

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FAA: Fly Safe With Your Drone


Youre heading to the stores on Black Friday tobuy that shiny new camera-equipped droneyouveyearning for. You cant wait to get into the sky and let loose your inner high-flying aerialphotographer, right? Did you know youre also going to become a pilot? When you fly your drone anywhere in the nations airspace, you automatically become part of the U.S. aviation system. Under the law, your drone is anaircraft. So while the rules for drones may be different, you have the responsibility to operate safely, just as a Cessna or 747 pilot does. The FAA has developedthissafety checklist that you, as a pilot, should use whenever you send drone into the Wild Blue Yonder.We want you tofly safe,fly smart and have fun. Read more here:: FAA: Fly Safe With Your Drone… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Saluted by Texas and 18 Cities Nationwide


In proclaiming November as Aviation Appreciation Month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that the aviation industry, including business aviation, is "critical" to the state's economy and its way of life. "It brings families together, transports business executives to important meetings, delivers essential cargo, provides life-saving medical evacuation, police search and rescue, utility grid and oil pipeline inspection and border protection, and helps control pests that can wreak havoc on farmer's crops," Abbott. In addition, 18 city leaders from around the country also recently recognized the importance of business aviation. Read more here:: Business Aviation Saluted by Texas and 18 Cities Nationwide… Read more ...

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Inflight Broadband Data Rates Rise, Costs Fall


Demand for streaming videos drives need for speed Manage the background processes and optimize the data flow. read more Read more here:: Inflight Broadband Data Rates Rise, Costs Fall… Read more ...

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FAA: On-Call Pilots Are on Duty


The cold beer test can show whether an operator has a "prospective rest" policy The FAA has again issued a legal interpretation explaining that an “on call” pilot can't count as rest all of the time that a call never came. The agency has been restating this principle for years, and each time, many in the FAR Part 135 on-demand charter world angrily reply that this policy cannot function in the real world. read more Read more here:: FAA: On-Call Pilots Are on Duty… Read more ...

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Recognizing And Preventing Slow-Onset Hypoxia


Killing you softly Slow Onset Hypoxia is a looming threat that has killed many times. Fortunately there are preventative measures and in an airplane with more than one pilot, the cure is quick and easy. read more Read more here:: Recognizing And Preventing Slow-Onset Hypoxia… Read more ...

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Recognising And Preventing Slow-Onset Hypoxia


Killing you softly Slow Onset Hypoxia is a looming threat that has killed many times. Fortunately there are preventative measures and in an airplane with more than one pilot, the cure is quick and easy. read more Read more here:: Recognising And Preventing Slow-Onset Hypoxia… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Hawker 900XP


Depend upon the Grand Duchess de Havilland When Hawker Beechcraft fit 4,750-lb.-thrust Honeywell TFE731-50 turbofans to it, the firm put pep into the step of the Duchess de Havilland. The Hawker 900XP was the 19th, best and final iteration of the stately, but matronly 1960 de Havilland DH 125, the original midsize business jet. Produced from 2008 to 2012, 184 units were built. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Hawker 900XP… Read more ...

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FAA: On Call


The cold beer test The FAA has once again issued a legal interpretation explaining that an “on call” pilot can't count as rest all of the time that a call never came. The agency has been restating this principle periodically for years, and each time, many in the FAR Part 135 on-demand charter world angrily reply that this policy cannot function in the real world. Their position: If a pilot hasn't flown or worked in any way for a week, why can't that same, well-rested pilot fly on 2-hr. notice? read more Read more here:: FAA: On Call… Read more ...

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December 1965 News


Further decentralization of the FAA by designation of 18 Area Managers is proceeding. All offices to be fully operational by year-end. Staff cuts anticipated. Beech King Air production is evidently going along at a fast clip — 100 per year. Some 78 have been delivered, Beech announced. Scuttlebutt is that the company is planning on new model King Air with larger PT6 engines. read more Read more here:: December 1965 News… Read more ...

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BCA Fast Five With James D. Raisbeck


The founder of Raisbeck Engineering discusses how the former Air Force mechanic grew his company into the leading provider of business aircraft modifications. read more Read more here:: BCA Fast Five With James D. Raisbeck… Read more ...

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Aircraft Cleaning: More Than Skin Deep


Your aircraft's appearance is a reflection of your department; make it a good one For most aviation maintenance technicians, the first day on the job involved a wash bucket instead of a wrench, but the fact is that's the first tool in aircraft care. After all, a clean aircraft is easier to inspect. Crud can hide cracks, working rivets, damage and many other potential problems. When you clean an aircraft, you get the opportunity to touch and see parts up close and personal, allowing you to catch problems when they are small and manageable. That bucket helps a tech learn about attention to detail. read more Read more here:: Aircraft Cleaning: More Than Skin Deep… Read more ...

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