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New CBP Facility Open at San Antonio International

30 June 2017
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The Texas gateway sees more than 20,000 international GA passengers a year.

Airway Routes Could Soon Become Extinct in Europe

30 June 2017
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European air traffic management network will be almost fully route-free by 2021, said Eurocontrol.

EASA Publishes Safety Info on Wake Vortex

29 June 2017
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The bulletin concludes with illustrations that show various scenarios of wake turbulence encounters and recommended avoidance techniques.

Elwell Returns To FAA as Deputy Administrator

29 June 2017
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Most recently, he has been serving as the senior advisor on aviation to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.

Senate Committee Approves FAA Bill Sans ATC Reform

29 June 2017
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General aviation-friendly provisions in the Senate bill include expanded airport funding through the Flight Act and the Pilots' Bill of Rights 2.

NetJets Receives 50th Challenger 350, 30th Global

29 June 2017
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To date, NetJets’ Challenger 350 fleet has logged nearly 70,000 flight hours, while its Globals have accumulated nearly 67,000 flight hours.

Turkey Unveils Indigenous Medium Twin Helicopter

29 June 2017
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First flight could take place next year, with certification to follow in 2020.

GA Groups Turn To Members in ATC Battle

29 June 2017
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AOPA members make appeal: "Don't let happen to us what's happened to the rest of the world."

Bell Inks $300M China Deal for 100 407GXPs

28 June 2017
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407GXP was selected in part on its multi-role capabilities in “a broad range of segments, including EMS, parapublic, tourism and firefighting.”

New FBO Slated at New York's Republic Airport

28 June 2017
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Long time aircraft charter and management provider Northeastern Aviation is set to expand its services.

Executive AirShare Launches Plan for Midsize Companies

28 June 2017
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Dubbed Launch Lease, the plan offers customers 40 total program days on an Executive AirShare aircraft to use over a two-year period.

DAC Gets FAA STC for Cessna 525-series LPV Converter

28 June 2017
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The approval follows EASA certification for the unit, which is intended for the CitationJet 525, 525A and 525B models.

Rectrix Expands King Air Cape Cod Shuttles

28 June 2017
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Shuttle aircraft feature nine “first class” seats and are flown by two pilots under a Part 135 DOT commuter authorization.

Airvan 10 T-prop Single Gets Aussie CASA, U.S. FAA Nods

28 June 2017
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The 10-seat, Rolls-Royce M250-powered airplane is a stretched version of GippsAero’s Airvan 8 piston single.

Arkansas MRO the Latest To Join Advent's eABS Network

28 June 2017
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Specializing in King Air maintenance, Hampton Aviation at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport will now sell and install Advent's new anti-skid brakes.

Baker Joins Forces with Contact Aviation on Avionics

28 June 2017
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The collaboration will bolster Baker's offerings at its Addison, Texas maintenance facility.

NASA Completes Prelim Design of Low-boom Demonstrator

28 June 2017
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Testing of low-boom technologies is viewed as critical to repeal of the current prohibition of supersonic flight over land.

Independent ATC Proposal Takes Step Forward in House

28 June 2017
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House panel approved the comprehensive six-year FAA reauthorization bill after wading through nearly 80 amendments in a more than nine hour session.

Duncan's Vegas Avionics Shop Gets Mexico DGAC Nod

27 June 2017
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The approval, good for two years, will allow the facility to service Mexican-registered aircraft.

JSSI, Constant Aviation Team on ADS-B Webinar

27 June 2017
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ADS-B OUT avionics will be required by Jan. 1, 2020 for all aircraft flying in U.S. airspace.

TRU Adds CJ4 to Online Pilot Ground School Offerings

27 June 2017
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Ground school option shortens the amount of time customers are required to be at TRU's training facility.

Bizav Hopeful for Managed-fee Fix Despite SCOTUS Move

27 June 2017
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Lawmakers in House and Senate have introduced measures to exempt aircraft management fees from the commercial passenger ticket tax.

Pre-owned Prices Fall 35% Across Six Bizjet Types

27 June 2017
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Models in the study included the Cessna Citation Mustang, CJ2 and Excel; Bombardier Learjet 45 and Global XRS; and Gulfstream G550.

Jet Linx Reaches 100th Aircraft Milestone

27 June 2017
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The private jet company’s fleet now includes 101 aircraft ranging from helicopters, turboprops and light, midsize, super midsize and heavy jets.

Supreme Court Rejects Appeal for HTO Restrictions

27 June 2017
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NBAA called the Supreme Court decision a "resounding victory for public-use airports nationwide."

Pentastar Aviation's Schmidt Steps In as New NATA Chair

26 June 2017
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Other board leaders include Jeff Ross, Scott Owens and Guy Hill.

Bristow Teams With Blade on NYC S-76 Helo Service

26 June 2017
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Blade Ultra is available on a charter, crowdsourced and scheduled basis, and can be booked directly on via Blade's app or website.

Supreme Court Declines Bombardier Tax Case Review

26 June 2017
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The decision against a review of the case was highly anticipated, since the Supreme Court rarely accepts tax cases.

Surf Air European Operation Launches in London

26 June 2017
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Initial operations involves flights between London Luton and Ibiza and Cannes.

Safran Silvercrest To Have Two Takeoff Thrust Ratings

26 June 2017
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Second takeoff rating maintains the takeoff thrust in “certain high ambient temperature conditions.”

Nextant Rolls Out Incremental 400XTi Conversion

26 June 2017
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ather than taking on the full conversion at one time, Nextant Aerospace is now offering a step-by-step process.

FAA Bills Address Supersonic, GA Protections, Stage 3

26 June 2017
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While ATC reform has received the most attention, the House and Senate reauthorization bills cover a range of issues of note to GA.

Baron API Offers Weather Cross-section

26 June 2017
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The service provides detailed weather information for every altitude between takeoff and landing.

Flying Node Network Marks First Flight Test

26 June 2017
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Airborne Wireless Network seeks to create a "digital superhighway in the sky."

ExecuJet Lanseria To Host Inaugural African Bizav Expo

22 June 2017
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It will be a three-day show, held November 29 through December 1, the African Business Aviation Association said.

Mx, Helo Service Helps Falcon Stand Out Among DWC FBOs

22 June 2017
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Plans more expansive coverage when its 215,300-sq-ft (20,000-sq-m) MRO hangar is completed later next year.

Fourth Test Gulfstream G600 Takes Flight

22 June 2017
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G600 departed Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport on a 1 hour 18 minute flight, during which it climbed to 51,000 feet and reached Mach 0.925.

Skills Shortage Looms for Bizav, Says EBAA-backed Study

22 June 2017
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Findings concluded that there was little awareness of workforce shortages within business aviation, particularly for pilots and maintenance technicians.

Bell Helicopter Announces Product Upgrades, New Sales

22 June 2017
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Upgrades include Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approval for a weight increase on the Bell 407 cargo hook to 3,100 pounds from 2,646 pounds.

New ATC Reform Proposal Draws Same Fire from Opponents

22 June 2017
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Genav groups warn that "any structural and governance reforms that require protections for an important sector of users is fundamentally flawed.”

Shuster Unveils New ATC Proposal with Fee Exemptions

21 June 2017
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Tthe changes in this year’s bill represent a series compromise designed to reach some of the most vocal critics.

Airbus Starts Autonomous Flights of VSR700 Helo

21 June 2017
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VSR700 is based on the Helicopteres Guimbal Cabri G2 and is intended to be a light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle.

CNBC Survey: Most People Against ATC Privatization

21 June 2017
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More than half of people surveyed called “a bad idea the prospect of “shift[ing] control of the U.S. air traffic control system from the …FAA"

Marenco Swisshelicopter Eyes SH09 Certification, Production

21 June 2017
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The Swiss company recently started flying a third prototype helicopter as it works toward European Aviation Safety Agency certification.

Aeria Redelivers First VIP Widebody Completion

21 June 2017
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Interiors designed and installed by the ST Aerospace division create "highly individualized cabin experience for customers."

Bell Helicopter Announces 3 Purchase Agreements

21 June 2017
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U.K. company Helix Av. and Czech Republic’s King’s Casino will each receive a Bell 429.

Orolia Announces Global Distress Safety System

21 June 2017
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Known as the GADSS ELT-DT, it performs autonomous tracking of commercial aircraft in distress through processes such as trigger-in-flight capability.

Hexcel To Supply H160 Composites

21 June 2017
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Deal adds to deep Airbus relationship

Bizjet Market Mimicking 'Lost Decade,' Analyst Says

21 June 2017
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Business jet deliveries are anticipated to remain largely flat over the next several years, but still at rates that are double that two decades earlier.

Canada Validates Sikorsky CRT Display Replacement STC

20 June 2017
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The STC approval for DAC International involves the form fit replacement of aging Honeywell ED-800 units with the Esterline CMA-6800 in the S-76B/C.VAviall Named as Preferred CFM56-7B Parts Provider

20 June 2017
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The deal betweent GE Aviation and the Boeing subsidiary will help support the more than 150 BBJ operators worldwide.

FAA, UK In Talks on Post-Brexit Aviation Repercussions

20 June 2017
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The FAA is already engaged in technical discussions with the UK Department of Transport and the Civil Aviation Authority about specific steps.

House, Senate Bills To Ease GA Airport Funding Access

20 June 2017
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Companion bills introduced in House and Senate have gained broad support from airports, states and business and general aviation groups.

Raisbeck's Swept-blade Props Earn Another STC

20 June 2017
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Argentina becomes the 37th country to grant approval for the Seattle-based company's advanced design propellers for the King Air B300 series

Satair Targets Single-aisle Market for Laser Protection Product

20 June 2017
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A320 seen as initial platform.

Gill Battery OK'd for Airbus EC135/145 Helicopters

20 June 2017
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The manufacturer received an FAA PMA for its new 7000 Series Lead-Acid Battery.

Astronautics To Support Airbus Helicopters with AGCS

20 June 2017
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As Astronautics’ newest connectivity platform, AGCS will serve as a solution for the original equipment manufacturer’s production helicopters.

ACSS to Supply Airbus Helicopters with Surveillance System

20 June 2017
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Airbus Helicopters has chosen the T3CAS integrated surveillance system from ACSS for its new H160 commercial transport helicopters.

Simon Pryce To Depart BBA Aviation at End of June

20 June 2017
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Pryce was credited with leading a transformation of BBA Aviation during his 10 years as CEO.

FBO Riga Gets a Boost from Satcom Direct

20 June 2017
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Through a marketing deal, the global inflight connectivity provider has sponsored the upgrade to the Latvian service provider's crew facilities