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NBAA Applauds Final Compromise Language in Congressional Tax Legislation


NBAA expressed support for the final version of tax legislation agreed to by House and Senate conference negotiators, specifically pointing to provisions that will help general aviation, which the NBAA has worked hard for years to achieve. Read more here:: NBAA Applauds Final Compromise Language in Congressional Tax Legislation… Read more ...

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Video review: Scout vs. Stratus 2S ADS-B receivers


By John Zimmerman What's the difference between the Scout and Stratus 2S portable ADS-B receivers for ForeFlight? Both offer subscription-free weather and traffic, but there are major differences in features and... ... Read more here:: Video review: Scout vs. Stratus 2S ADS-B receivers… Read more ...

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NBAA Salutes Regional Representative Dean Saucier for 17 Years of Service


NBAA announced that Dean Saucier, Northeast regional representative, will retire from the organization at the end of 2017, after 17 years of service. Read more here:: NBAA Salutes Regional Representative Dean Saucier for 17 Years of Service… Read more ...

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Textron Set For Busy New Year


Textron's aviation subsidiaries are developing seven aircraft simultaneously, which analysts rate from iffy to nearly guaranteed successes. read more Read more here:: Textron Set For Busy New Year… Read more ...

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NBAA: New Resource Underscores Industry's Emphasis on Ethics in Business Aviation Transactions


NBAA has published a new guidance statement, "Ethical Business Aviation Transactions," outlining best practices for ethical transactions between buyers and sellers of business aircraft products and services. Read more here:: NBAA: New Resource Underscores Industry's Emphasis on Ethics in Business Aviation Transactions… Read more ...

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Aviation Week Forecast Projects $1 Trillion In Aftermarket Spend


Aviation Week Network's recently released 2018 Fleet & MRO forecasts, prepared by in-house data and analytical experts, offer insights into the commercial aviation, military, business aviation and helicopter markets across the world. Among the findings within the 2018 Fleet & MRO Forecasts: read more Read more here:: Aviation Week Forecast Projects $1 Trillion In Aftermarket Spend… Read more ...

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Apple iOS 11.2.1 and ForeFlight


By ForeFlight We are performing compatibility testing between ForeFlight and the newly released iOS 11.2.1 to ensure that everything is working smoothly. We will update this post with an “all-clear” when testing is completed. Please also stay tuned to our Facebook page or Twitter feed for updates. Follow Read more here:: Apple iOS 11.2.1 and ForeFlight… Read more ...

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Dassault Halting Falcon 5X Business Jet Development


Faced with a new set of delays associated with Safran's Silvercrest engine, Dassault Aviation has announced it is terminating the development of its Falcon 5X business jet program. read more Read more here:: Dassault Halting Falcon 5X Business Jet Development… Read more ...

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5 things to look for in the newest version of ForeFlight


By John Zimmerman When ForeFlight first launched over 10 years ago, the app was designed for one device: the iPhone, with its 3.5" screen. Now the app can be found on a huge variety of Apple devices, from 4" iPhones... ... Read more here:: 5 things to look for in the newest version of ForeFlight… Read more ...

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Hailey Friedman Airport Publishes Winter Season Air Traffic Procedures


Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN), which serves Sun Valley, ID, has released air traffic procedures that provide guidelines for operating in and out of the airport during the upcoming winter season. The guidelines include structured arrival routes, noise curfew information and a VFR climb procedure that could reduce delays during periods of peak departure demand. Read more here:: Hailey Friedman Airport Publishes Winter Season Air Traffic Procedures… Read more ...

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A Brief History of Rotorcraft Development


Helicopters have proved extraordinarily versatile and valuable across a wide range of missions, but even after the first brief pioneering flights their successful development involved decades of trial and error. Aviation Week takes a visual journey through that history. read more Read more here:: A Brief History of Rotorcraft Development… Read more ...

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UAS IPP Deadline Tomorrow for Lead Applicants


Tomorrow at 2 p.m. Eastern Time is the deadline for Lead Applicants to submit Volume I and Volume II for the UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP). The UAS IPP is an opportunity for state, local and tribal governments to accelerate the safe integration of UAS operations. Entities that wish to participate in the program must submit proposals to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly more advanced UAS operations, such as beyond visual line-of-sight or over people. There are two ways to participate in the program, as a Lead Applicant and/or an Interested Party. Lead Applicants must be state, local or tribal government entities. They will serve as the primary point of contact with the FAA. Interested Parties are prospective public and private sector applicants/partners or Lead Applicants. They may submit a request by 2 pm ET December 13 to be on the Interested Parties List to facilitate the formation of Pilot Program teams. Interested parties can be private sector companies or organizations, UAS operators, other stakeholders or state/local/tribal government entities, including those that are designated Lead Applicants and those that are not. The UAS IPP is expected to provide immediate opportunities for new and expanded commercial UAS operations, while fostering a meaningful dialogue on the balance between local and national interests related to UAS integration. Read more here:: UAS IPP Deadline Tomorrow for Lead Applicants… Read more ...

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Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control


about FADEC in FAA Advisory Circular 33.28-1, Compliance Criteria for 14CFR 33.28-1, Aircraft Engines, Electrical and Electronic Engine Control Systems. You can learn more about FADEC in this FAA fact sheet. Check out more GA Safety Enhancements fact sheets on the mainFAA Safety Briefingwebsite. TheFAASafety.govwebsite has Notices, FAAST Blasts, online courses, webinars and more on key general aviation safety topics. TheWINGS Pilot Proficiency Programhelps pilots build an educational curriculum suitable for their unique flight requirements. It is based on the premise that pilots who maintain currency and proficiency in the basics of flight will enjoy a safer and more stress-free flying experience. TheGeneral Aviation Joint Steering Committee (GAJSC)is comprised of government and industry experts who work together to use data to identify risk, pinpoint trends through root cause analysis, and develop safety strategies to reduce the risk of GA accidents. The GAJSC combines the expertise of many key decision makers in the FAA, several government agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and stakeholder groups. Industry participants include the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, National Business Aviation Association, National Air Transportation Association, National Association of Flight Instructors, Society of Aviation and Flight Educators, and the aviation insurance industry. The National Transportation Safety Board and the European Aviation Safety Agency participate as observers. Read more here:: Fly Safe: Prevent Loss of Control… Read more ...

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Fast Five: Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc.


Fast Five with Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc. read more Read more here:: Fast Five: Neil Book, President and CEO of Jet Support Services, Inc.… Read more ...

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NBAA Hails House Passage of Bill Strengthening General Aviation Security


NBAA welcomes the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of legislation that would both strengthen and streamline security for general aviation and charter operators. Read more here:: NBAA Hails House Passage of Bill Strengthening General Aviation Security… Read more ...

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Rockwell Collins to Restore Instrument Approaches to Software Database


Rockwell Collins has developed a solution that will restore more than 10,000 instrument approaches to the software database, the company told NBAA, and other industry stakeholders. Company officials said they expect to release the updated database to subscribers and operators were expected by the end of the day on Dec. 14. This update will restore approaches that were removed due to software issues affecting low temperature environments and manual altitude entries during missed approaches. Read more here:: Rockwell Collins to Restore Instrument Approaches to Software Database… Read more ...

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iOS 11 tips and tricks for pilots


By Bret Koebbe iOS 11 includes thousands of tweaks and new features as part of the update. Here we'll take a look at some of the less-known additions that will allow you to further customize your iPad experience. ... Read more here:: iOS 11 tips and tricks for pilots… Read more ...

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NBAA Update, 17-50


NBAA Members Urged to Contact Congress on Aviation-Related Tax Reform Issues Geneva Airport Changes Benefit Business Aviation; Increase Efficiency, Capacity Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes Read more here:: NBAA Update, 17-50… Read more ...

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Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes


As we near the end of 2017, NBAA takes a look back at some of the most popular Flight Plan podcasts of the year. Discussing the complexity of state taxes in the purchase, sale or license of an aircraft, Jordan Miller, of CenterPoint Aviation Law, noted it's important to be aware that each state has its own tax laws regarding aviation. "Each of those may impose a number of different types of taxes on the ownership of the aircraft, the use of the aircraft or even the value of the aircraft," he said. Miller recommended making sure the aircraft is appropriately registered in the owner's home state, investigating places the aircraft regularly flies and the types of taxes those states imposes and keeping detailed documentation of trips. Read more here:: Encore Podcast: Navigating the Tricky Waters of State Taxes… Read more ...

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General Aviation: Aerobatics — 2017 Photo Contest Submissions


Seeing these aerobatic aircraft is dramatic, whether they are carrying wing walkers, shooting smoke or lighting up the sky at night. Here are the submissions to Aviation Week's 2017 Photo Contest. read more Read more here:: General Aviation: Aerobatics — 2017 Photo Contest Submissions… Read more ...

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