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International Partners Plan for Aviation Growth


August 31- The Certification Management Team (CMT), comprised of leaders from four civil aviation authorities, has published a strategy to develop and implement policies that streamline certification. The team includes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),Agencia Nacionalde Avia?o Civil (ANAC) of Brazil, European Aviation SafetyAgency (EASA), and Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA). The FAA and EASAalso have establishedabilateral Validation Improvement Roadmap (VIR) that defines the specific bilateral initiatives. The continued globalization of the aviation industry has prompted collaboration among the worlds civil aviation authorities to harmonize regulatory systems. Industry growth has increased the level of domestic certification activity, and validation projects from emerging States of Design are placing growing resource demands on other authorities. By maximizing the use of existing U.S. bilateral partnerships with our CMT partner countries, we can reduce the amount of effort all of the agencies currently expend on validation programs. Strong partnerships are a key to consistent safety standards around the world. As leaders in the global aviation community, the CMT members are pioneering a strategy that focuses on confidence-building initiatives and risk-based validation principles to accept partner certification activities with limited or no technical involvement. This is a significant expansion of previous initiatives, which allows the authorities to maximize their reliance on the certificating authority as much as possible. The CMT Strategy and the FAA-EASA VIR support the FAAs Global Leadership Initiative, which is transforming how the FAA prioritizes and targets resources to engage with the international aviation community to improve safety, efficiency, and environmental sustainability through regulatory harmonization and partnerships. Read more here:: International Partners Plan for Aviation Growth… Read more ...

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NBAA Members: Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks


Some NBAA members have recently been subject to sophisticated attacks delivered via email in a tactic called phishing. "Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated," said Todd Wormington, NBAA's director of information technology. "It takes diligence and awareness to prevent private information from being compromised." Always be wary of messages urgently asking for sensitive information, confirm an email is legitimate before opening attachments and read what else you can do to thwart phishing attacks. Read more here:: NBAA Members: Protect Yourself from Phishing Attacks… Read more ...

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NBAA-BACE Report


NBAA-BACE provides unequaled value and infinite opportunities for an expected 27,000 attendees. Don't miss your chance to see the latest and greatest business aviation has to offer. Read more here:: NBAA-BACE Report… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Dean Rush, Pastor and Executive Director Faith Breakthroughs, Kingsland Baptist Church


Dean Rush, a pilot and former corporate CEO turned pastor, tells BC&A how lessons from his business career shaped his current goal. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Dean Rush, Pastor and Executive Director Faith Breakthroughs, Kingsland Baptist Church… Read more ...

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Two Boeing 737-800s Bust Minimums At Australian Airport In Bad Weather


When busting minimums is the only choice At the end of a remarkable chain of inaccurate weather forecasts and missed communications opportunities, two Boeing 737-800s operated by different Australian airlines had to bust minimums within minutes of each other to prevent really bad outcomes. read more Read more here:: Two Boeing 737-800s Bust Minimums At Australian Airport In Bad Weather… Read more ...

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Euralair Founder Sees Electric Trainers As Pilot Shortage Fix


A Gallic embrace of the electric trainer Can a diminutive, battery-powered trainer fill all those Boeing and Airbus flight decks? At least one industry leader says ‘yes.' read more Read more here:: Euralair Founder Sees Electric Trainers As Pilot Shortage Fix… Read more ...

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Operations Planning Guide: Mission Costs for Turboprops Over 12,500 lb. and Jets Under 20,000 lb.


BCA breaks down mission costs — direct costs, fuel expenses and per-mile costs — as well as flight times for turboprops heavier than 12,500 lb. and jets lighter than 20,000 lb. read more Read more here:: Operations Planning Guide: Mission Costs for Turboprops Over 12,500 lb. and Jets Under 20,000 lb.… Read more ...

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Operations Planning Guide: Mission Costs for Turboprops Over 12,500 lb. and Jets Under 20,000 lb.


BCA breaks down mission costs — direct costs, fuel expenses and per-mile costs — as well as flight times for turboprops heavier than 12,500 lb. and jets lighter than 20,000 lb. read more Read more here:: Operations Planning Guide: Mission Costs for Turboprops Over 12,500 lb. and Jets Under 20,000 lb.… Read more ...

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Bolen Encourages Airport Reps: Take a Proactive Role in Industry Advocacy


To stress the fundamental importance of airports to NBAA and its members, association President and CEO Ed Bolen met with airport leaders and state aviation officials at the 4 States Airport Conference last week in Kansas City, MO. "NBAA has a long history of recognizing and supporting our nation's airport infrastructure," said Bolen. "Airports are fundamental to everything we do. They open access to communities and provide economic development opportunities." Read more here:: Bolen Encourages Airport Reps: Take a Proactive Role in Industry Advocacy… Read more ...

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Tips for using the new ForeFlight 8


By John Zimmerman ForeFlight received at lot of attention at Oshkosh this year when it previewed version 8 of its industry-leading app. That update, a major release, is now available in the App Store and it adds a... ... Read more here:: Tips for using the new ForeFlight 8… Read more ...

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ForeFlight 8: Global Data-Driven Aeronautical Maps, Logbook Enhancements, TFR Alerts


By ForeFlight The wait is over—ForeFlight 8 is here! about web updates here. The Future Of Maps Is Here Fast, powerful, and beautiful, ForeFlight Aeronautical Maps represent the next generation of mapping technology. Rather than using scans of paper charts, Aeronautical Maps are driven by data, opening up a huge range of possibilities for how information is displayed on the map. In the Map Settings menu, new ForeFlight Map controls allow you to select from Light and Dark map themes and to turn the Terrain layer on or off. You will also see new Aeronautical Map Settings when the Aeronautical layer is selected in the Maps dropdown. The ability to customize the map is made possible by ForeFlight's data-driven map technology. You can turn airspace on or off, set airways to High, Low, or Off, turn ARTCC boundaries on or off, and more. Use the text slider to adjust label text size for better readability. This set of controls for the Aeronautical Map is the first iteration of the choices you will have over what map elements you show or hide—future updates will bring more capability. New Aeronautical Map Settings give you control over what map elements to show or hide. In addition, Continuous Zoom™ and dynamic decluttering of map elements allows you to find useful information at any zoom level, and “always-up” labels make it easy to read text on the map no matter how it's oriented. A new feature called Smart Airway Labels provides information about segments of any airway in your flight plan. These labels start out small – only showing the name of the airway – but expand as you zoom in, showing additional information about the airway segment like magnetic heading and the MEA. We've also taken our Plates on Maps feature to a new level by directly integrating ForeFlight's airport diagrams into the Aeronautical layer.… Read more ...

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File, Brief, Manage Aircraft Profiles With ForeFlight On The Web


By ForeFlight In conjunction with ForeFlight 8, ForeFlight on the web features a number of updates that are now available for ForeFlight subscribers, including the ability to file flight plans, generate weather briefings, and manage aircraft profiles. You can also access and plan flights with our new global Aeronautical Maps. Log in to ForeFlight anytime using your ForeFlight Mobile credentials and access ForeFlight's powerful flight planning from your desktop computer. ForeFlight's powerful flight planning capabilities are available on your desktop computer. Route Editor, NavLog, & Route Advisor Familiar Route Editor and Navlog views make it easy to build and edit a route using text input or rubber band planning. ForeFlight's auto-complete search engine returns results as fast as you type based on waypoints, navaids, airport names, routes, and city names. Just like on ForeFlight Mobile, Route Advisor™ allows you to simply enter departure and destination identifiers into the Route Editor, then select from available route suggestions including airway, recently cleared ATC routes, preferred routes, or TEC routes. Route Advisor helps you select from available route suggestions. You will also see a new Aircraft tab on the left-hand side; here you can create and edit aircraft profiles. When you add performance data, the Navlog computes your route time and fuel burn, just like in the mobile app. The best part is that any aircraft profile changes you make on the web are automatically synced to your mobile devices. In addition, the new global Aeronautical Maps look stunning on a desktop browser and include many of the same benefits as the mobile app, like dynamic decluttering, customizable information, light and dark themes, and Smart Airway Labels. File & Brief Anywhere, Anytime All of the same file and brief features you enjoy on ForeFlight Mobile are available via the web. You can amend and cancel IFR plans and activate and close VFR plans – and it's all instantly synced to your iPad and iPhone.… Read more ...

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Political Couple Carville-Matalin to Offer Election-Year Perspectives at NBAA-BACE


NBAA announced that political veterans James Carville and Mary Matalin will provide an enlightening look at the 2016 election-year landscape at the Second-Day Opening Session of NBAA-BACE on Nov. 2. Read more here:: Political Couple Carville-Matalin to Offer Election-Year Perspectives at NBAA-BACE… Read more ...

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Poll: what’s your backup?


By Bret Koebbe From a legal standpoint, most GA pilots don't need a backup when using it as the sole source of aviation charts in the cockpit, but backup paper charts or bringing a second iPad is cheap insurance.... ... Read more here:: Poll: what’s your backup?… Read more ...

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The FAAs New Drone Rules Are Effective Today


The Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) new comprehensive regulations go into effect today for routine non-recreational use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) more popularly known as drones. The provisions of the new rule formally known as Part 107 are designed to minimize risks to other aircraft and people and property on the ground. A summary is available here. The FAA has put several processes in place to help you take advantage of the rule. Waivers: If your proposed operation doesnt quite comply with Part 107 regulations, youll need to apply for a waiver of some restrictions. Youll have to prove the proposed flight will be conducted safely under a waiver. Users must apply for these waivers at the online portal located at www.faa.gov/UAS Airspace Authorization: You can fly your drone in Class G (uncontrolled) airspace without air traffic control authorization, but operations in any other airspace need air traffic approval. You must request access to controlled airspace via the electronic portal at www.faa.gov/UAS, not from individual air traffic facilities. You may submit your requests starting today, but air traffic facilities will receive approved authorizations according to the following tentative schedule: Class D & E Surface Area October 3, 2016 Class C October 31, 2016 Class B December 5, 2016 We will try to approve requests as soon as possible, but the actual time will vary depending on the complexity of an individual request and the volume of applications we receive. You should submit a request at least 90 days before you intend to fly in controlled airspace. Aeronautical Knowledge Test. Testing centers nationwide can now administer the Aeronautical Knowledge Test required under Part 107. After you pass the test, you must complete an FAA Airman Certificate and/or Rating Application to receive your remote pilot certificate at: https://iacra.faa.gov/IACRA/Default.aspx It may take up to 48 hours for the website to record you passed the test.… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 16-35


Verify Your ADS-B Performance with Free FAA Web Tool NBAA Challenges The Economist's Support for ATC Privatization Podcast: Part 107 UAS Regulations Take Effect Aug. 29 Read more here:: NBAA Update, 16-35… Read more ...

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Part 107 UAS Regulations Take Effect Aug. 29


Following years of collaboration between regulators and industry representatives, including NBAA, the FAA's rules for the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) will take effect on Aug. 29. "The implementation of Part 107 is a milestone toward the sensible introduction of small UAS into the national airspace system," said Bob Lamond, NBAA director of air traffic services and infrastructure. Read more here:: Part 107 UAS Regulations Take Effect Aug. 29… Read more ...

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Part 107 UAS Regulations Take Effect Aug. 29


Following years of collaboration between regulators and industry representatives, including NBAA, the FAA's rules for the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) will take effect on Aug. 29. "The implementation of Part 107 is a milestone toward the sensible introduction of small UAS into the national airspace system," said Bob Lamond, NBAA director of air traffic services and infrastructure. Read more here:: Part 107 UAS Regulations Take Effect Aug. 29… Read more ...

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Business Aviation Insider: Flight Crews: Providing Cabin Service When Far From Home


When they are far from home base, cabin crews are expected to deliver the same high level of service, despite being in places that may have different regulations and vendors, as well as fewer resources. To accomplish this requires preparation and research. Read more here:: Business Aviation Insider: Flight Crews: Providing Cabin Service When Far From Home… Read more ...

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Applying for a Waiver under the New Drone Rules


The Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) new small drone rule effective August 29 formally known as Part 107 allows for some expanded operations based on technology mitigations if you can make the safety case for a waiver of some provisions. Operators can apply for waivers to operate at night, beyond line of sight, above 400 feet and other specific types of operation. Heres what you need to know about the waiver process: Under Part 107, you may request a waiver of certain provisions starting August 29 if your operations dont quite fit under the rules provisions. On August 29, the FAA will have an online portal you can use to request waivers of applicable Part 107 regulations at www.faa.gov/uas. Its important to understand the FAA wont grant waivers automatically, and processing your waiver request may take time. The exact length of time will depend on the volume of requests we receive and the complexity of your waiver application. You should submit your waiver requests to the FAA as early as possible we recommend at least 90 days before you plan to fly. If you currently have a Section 333 exemption grant, and we previously said you could operate under Part 107 with a waiver, you will receive a letter by August 29 notifying you that we have granted you a waiver or that we need additional information for you to make your safety case. Information on the regulations potentially eligible for a waiver is here and a short video on the waiver process is here. Read more here:: Applying for a Waiver under the New Drone Rules… Read more ...

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