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China to have effect on GA manufacturing
Friday, 01 August 2014 11:33

CHINA MANUFACTURINGChina will have a greater effect on the manufacture of general aviation aircraft than it will on commercial airliners, a Senate committee was told Thursday at a Congressional hearing discussing, domestic challenges and global competition in aviation manufacturing.

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Wipaire completes installation of floats on Airvan 8
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:33

Wipaire AirVanWipaire reports it has completed installation of Wipline 3450 amphibious floats on a Mahindra Airvan 8 and has begun conducting preliminary flights to test the feasibility of the aircraft on floats.

Pending successful outcome of the feasibility tests, a certification program will launch later this year.

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Avatars poised to power airline check-in
Monday, 21 July 2014 09:29

Dr Mark Sagar One of the developers behind special effects technology used in the movie Avatar has inked a deal with airline check-in kiosk manufacturer BCS.

"Intelligent, live and highly expressive" avatars are poised to become the new face of airline check-in after developer Limbic IO sealed a deal with check-in kiosk manufacturer BCS last week. 

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The Total Track System for aviation launches
Monday, 14 July 2014 10:37

Aircraft ToolsDynamic Systems, which specializes in barcode software solutions and data collection applications, has unveiled a turn key system to track tools and inventory for the aviation/MRO/ BO industry based on the latest bar code technology.

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Boeing, Spirit Assessing Effects of Train Derailment
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 12:35

Boeing buildsBoeing and Spirit Aerosystems have dispatched a team of experts to the site of a July 3 train derailment in Montana to assess the damage to six 737 fuselages, three of which slid down an embankment and into the Clark Fork River.

Of the 19 cars that derailed near Rivulet, Montana, several also contained assembles for the 777 and 747.

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Quicksilver awarded Special-LSA certificate
Friday, 04 July 2014 10:23

Quicksilver AwardedQuicksilver Aeronautics reached an important milestone with the receipt of an airworthiness certificate for its first-ever Special Light-Sport Aircraft.

This final approval now enables the Southern California producer to begin offering ready to fly models of its aircraft. “On June 26th we received the airworthiness certificate and the operations limitations sheet for our Special LSA Sport 2SE after a three-hour inspection from the FAA,” said Quicksilver Aeronautics President and CEO Will Escutia.

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Embraer's E190-E2 Cruises Through Joint Definition Phase
Friday, 27 June 2014 10:20

Embraer expects its E190 E2 to enter service before July 2018Embraer’s preliminary design review of the E190-E2 at the end of May marked the completion of the project’s joint definition, the company announced on Tuesday. Embraer has also completed wind tunnel tests on the 106-seat jet, scheduled to enter commercial operations before July 2018. Development continues with the critical design review, meant to validate product maturity ahead of prototype production.


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Cessna commences assembly line flow on Citation Latitude business jet
Monday, 23 June 2014 10:47

Cessna CitationTextron Aviation's subsidiary Cessna Aircraft has commenced full assembly line flow on the Citation Latitude midsize business jet at its manufacturing plant in Wichita, Kansas, US.

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FlightSafety Cuts Ribbon on Expanded Teterboro Center
Friday, 06 June 2014 15:22

FlightSafety Cuts RibbonFlightSafety International cut the ribbon on the major expansion and renovation project at its Teterboro, N.J learning center yesterday. The expansion increased floor space by 50 percent and refurbished the entire facility, including a new lobby area and café.

The primary addition to the facility is a crew emergency training program.


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President signs CAP Congressional Gold Medal bill
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:33

civil air patorlPresident Barack Obama has signed into law S. 309, the bill awarding a Congressional Gold Medal to Civil Air Patrol for its service during World War II. The legislation, approved in May 2013 by the Senate and last week by the House, recognizes the volunteer service of more than 120,000 men, women and teenagers who joined CAP immediately before and during the war.

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