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Monthly Archives: December 2017

FltPlan Go Now Supports Garmin ADS-B Weather and Traffic Receivers


By Chris Clarke Riding on a current wave of impressive updates, popular flight planning and navigation app FltPlan Go has introduced another major new feature. Users can now see weather and traffic on their iPad via... ... Read more here:: FltPlan Go Now Supports Garmin ADS-B Weather and Traffic Receivers… Read more ...

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Vertical Flight: A New Technology Frontier


2017 was a busy year for rotorcraft and other vertical-flight applications. read more Read more here:: Vertical Flight: A New Technology Frontier… Read more ...

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B. Coleman Aviation Opens New Hangar


B. Coleman Aviation has completed construction of its 40,000-sq.-ft. hangar at Gary/Chicago Airport located 25 mi. from Chicago. The construction expands the facility to about 95,000 sq. ft. The new hangar can accommodate four large-cabin aircraft and eight small-to-midsize aircraft. The addition was added to meet the growing demand in the region for business aviation services. read more Read more here:: B. Coleman Aviation Opens New Hangar… Read more ...

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Bulletin: Jan 4th – Feb 1st Data Cycle Posted


By twdaugherty Data updates are now available to download for the Jan 4th 2018 thru Feb 1st 2018 period: From the FAA: VFR Charts and Terminal Area Charts Taxi Diagrams Terminal Procedures Documents For our Military Flight Bag customers: Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Terminal Procedures Georeferenced worldwide D-FLIP Airport Diagrams ENAME High and Low Enroutes, Area Charts EEA Enroute Charts AFR Enroute Charts D-FLIP Publications such as Planning Change Notices, Area Planning Documents Chart Supplements, Enroute Change Notices, and Terminal Change Notices Airfield Qualification Program (AQP) diagrams Airport/Facility Directory All customers will be prompted to download these updates inside of ForeFlight Mobile. Read more here:: Bulletin: Jan 4th – Feb 1st Data Cycle Posted… Read more ...

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Amendment to EU/U.S. Bilateral Agreement May Streamline Product Certification


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NBAA: UAS Integration Efforts Continue to Advance


Several notable recent developments show that meaningful progress is underway toward the safe integration of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) into the National Airspace System, according to Heidi Williams, NBAA's director of air traffic services and infrastructure. For example, President Trump in December signed into law a national defense bill that also reinstated the mandatory registration requirement for recreational sUAS weighing less than 55 pounds. Read more here:: NBAA: UAS Integration Efforts Continue to Advance… Read more ...

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Never miss an altitude assignment with the AltitudeAlert app


By Bret Koebbe The AltitudeAlert app delivers the functionality of an altitude preselect and alerting system in the form of a convenient iPad and iPhone app. Best of all it'll quickly get your attention should you... ... Read more here:: Never miss an altitude assignment with the AltitudeAlert app… Read more ...

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How do I mount the iPad in my airplane?


By Bret Koebbe Securing your iPad while you fly is important for both safety and convenience. Here we'll review the mounts currently available for the iPad Mini, Air and Pro, including which models work best in... ... Read more here:: How do I mount the iPad in my airplane?… Read more ...

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Year in Review: Top Operational Topics for Readers in 2017


NBAA published hundreds of articles in 2017, on a variety of topics including aircraft operations, airport and airspace updates, regulatory changes and more. As always, NBAA's coverage of the industry was shared on the association's website, through its social media accounts and in the organization's email newsletter, NBAA Update, which is shipped to 30,000 subscribers each week. Operational updates remained among the most important news to readers. In this summary, NBAA reviews five such articles, which were among the stories most viewed by readers in 2017. Read more here:: Year in Review: Top Operational Topics for Readers in 2017… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-51


NBAA Applauds Final Passage of Historic Tax Reform Legislation FAA Cautions Pilots: Active Runways Carry of High Risk of Runway Incursions Shortened SMO Runway May Affect Airport Noise Readings Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-51… Read more ...

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Year-end trends for iPad pilots


By John Zimmerman 2017 brought countless app updates, dozens of new products, and lots of news for pilots. How's this for progress? ForeFlight turned 10 years old and set its sights on even bigger prizes, while... ... Read more here:: Year-end trends for iPad pilots… Read more ...

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FAA Advises Airline Passengers to Pack Safely


If you are an airline passenger packing your bags to travel for the holidays, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advises you to take a moment to check out the agencys Pack Safe website. There are many items that people use on a daily basis that are considered hazardous materials when packed to fly on a plane. Flyers should know that e-cigarettes, vaping devices, and spare lithium batteries should NOT be packed in their checked luggage. Spare lithium batteries the kind that are found in personal electronic devices and back-up charging devices can only travel in carry-on baggage. Electronic devices powered by lithium batteries can catch fire if they are damaged or have exposed electrical terminals. Devices that smoke or catch fire are much easier to extinguish in the cabin than they are in the cargo hold. So, the FAA recommends that passengers keep cell phones and other devices nearby in the cabin, so they can quickly access them, if necessary. However, even in carry-on baggage, spare lithium batteries should be protected from damage or short circuiting. Ensuring that the batteries are packed properly and are not touching or bumping something that could potentially cause them to spark. If batteries are not sealed in manufacturer packaging, the battery terminals should be protected by covering them with tape and placing them in separate bags to prevent short circuits. Some of the other common toiletries that passengers may plan to pack, but that could be hazardous include: aerosol cans that may contain hair spray, deodorant, tanning spray or animal repellant; nail polish; artist paints; and glues. For more detailed information about materials that should not fly, visit the FAAs Hazardous Materials Safety website. To be on the safe side, when in doubt, just leave it out! Read more here:: FAA Advises Airline Passengers to Pack Safely… Read more ...

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Spotlight on Bizjet-based Special Mission Aircraft


Bizjet manufacturers—including Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault and Embraer—are adapting their platforms for a variety of special-mission uses. read more Read more here:: Spotlight on Bizjet-based Special Mission Aircraft… Read more ...

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Market Stability, New Tech Could Shape 2018 Rotorcraft Market


Tiltrotors, diesel-power and urban air mobility rotorcraft vie for 2018 milestones 2018 could be a big year for new entrants to the rotorcraft business. read more Read more here:: Market Stability, New Tech Could Shape 2018 Rotorcraft Market… Read more ...

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Lockheed Link-up Critical to Aerion’s Supersonic Success


Aerion hopes 12-month design phase will lead to Lockheed Martin building its supersonic business jet Aerion is also looking for a U.S. assembly site, and Lockheed's Georgia, plant meets the needs, including a supersonic test corridor off the Atlantic coast. read more Read more here:: Lockheed Link-up Critical to Aerion’s Supersonic Success… Read more ...

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Lockheed Link-up Critical to Aerion’sw Supersonic Success


Aerion hopes 12-month design phase will lead to Lockheed Martin building its supersonic business jet Aerion is also looking for a U.S. assembly site, and Lockheed's Georgia, plant meets the needs, including a supersonic test corridor off the Atlantic coast. read more Read more here:: Lockheed Link-up Critical to Aerion’sw Supersonic Success… Read more ...

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Spotlight on Aerospace Startups Attracting Venture Capital


Following on the heels of success for SpaceX and other "new space" startups, venture capital is flowing into other aerospace startups, from advanced materials to urban air transport. read more Read more here:: Spotlight on Aerospace Startups Attracting Venture Capital… Read more ...

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Spotlight on Bizjet-based Special Mission Aircraft


Bizjet manufacturers—including Bombardier, Gulfstream, Dassault and Embraer—are adapting their platforms for a variety of special-mission uses. read more Read more here:: Spotlight on Bizjet-based Special Mission Aircraft… Read more ...

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Market Stability, New Tech Could Shape 2018 Rotorcraft Market


Tiltrotors, diesel-power and urban air mobility rotorcraft vie for 2018 milestones 2018 could be a big year for new entrants to the rotorcraft business. read more Read more here:: Market Stability, New Tech Could Shape 2018 Rotorcraft Market… Read more ...

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As New Models Enter Market, Where Can Business Aviation Go Next?


New models stimulate demand, but it is getting harder to find a niche to target Business aviation is hoping for a turnaround in deliveries in 2018 as four new models enter service. read more Read more here:: As New Models Enter Market, Where Can Business Aviation Go Next?… Read more ...

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