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SAYS 121.5 ELT MANUFACTURING SHOULD STOP
The FAA has asked the FCC to cancel proposed rules that would
ban the use and manufacture of 121.5 MHz emergency locator transmitters.
As we reported
in June, the FCC has said it plans to ban 121.5 ELTs because search and
rescue satellites don't monitor that signal anymore. However, the FAA
points out that the Coast Guard and Civil Air Patrol do monitor the
frequency and that more than 38,000 (of 200,000) aircraft owners have
voluntarily equipped with the replacement 406 MHz units. It also noted
that manufacturers wouldn't be able to suddenly equip more than 160,000
aircraft. "The ability of the aviation industry to continue the
manufacture, importation, sale and use of 121.5 MHz emergency locator
transmitters is of utmost importance to the aviation community," the FAA
wrote to the FCC. However, the Aircraft Electronics Association
disagrees with a key point of the FAA's argument, saying manufacture of
the old-style ELTs should be stopped. More...
Iceland Hosts European
This international conference will explore the latest developments in
aviation asset management in Europe as well as the future of asset
management services. It will also provide an unparalleled opportunity
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TWIN OTTER CERTIFIED
The modernized version of the venerable
Twin Otter has received Transport Canada certification and launch
customer Zimex Aviation has taken delivery of the first of the Series
400 aircraft at the Farnborough Airshow from manufacturer Viking Air of
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Resumption of production and
recertification took three years and Viking CEO Dave Curtis said the
first delivery is a milestone in what will almost certainly be a long
run of the legendary STOL twin. "We are writing the next chapter in the
long history of de Havilland Aircraft in Canada, and thank our customers
who have remained loyal even through one of the toughest economic
environments in recent memory. More...
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REQUIRES AIRCRAFT REGISTRATION RENEWALS
The FAA will now
require re-registration of all civil aircraft over the next three years
and renewal every three years after that, the agency said on Monday. A
final rule (PDF) published this week establishes specific
expiration dates over a three-year period for all aircraft registered
before Oct. 1, 2010, and requires re-registration of those aircraft
according to a specific schedule. A fee of $5 will be collected for each
registration and each renewal. The FAA will cancel the N-numbers of
aircraft that are not re-registered or renewed. "These improvements will
give us more up-to-date registration data and better information about
the state of the aviation industry," said FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt. Current regulations require owners to report the sale of an
aircraft, the scrapping or destruction of an aircraft, or a change in
mailing address, but many owners have not complied with those
requirements, the FAA said. More...
PiperJet. A class of one. Because only one jet combines so much speed,
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Garmin has introduced redundancy for the
pilot with its Electronic Stability and Protections System (ESP) that
keeps hand-flying pilots from getting into trouble. The system operates
when the GFC 700 autopilot has been disengaged. It operates in the
background and if the pilot becomes distracted or incapacitated the
system uses the autopilot servos and sensors to detect and correct
unsafe flight conditions. It will also prevent overstressing the
airframe during pullouts. After it senses things are back to normal it
goes back into the background. "Until today, this type of stability
augmentation system has only been available on fly-by-wire aircraft that
cost millions of dollars," said Gary Kelley, Garmin's vice president of
marketing. "We're thrilled to be the first to make this safety enhancing
technology available to business and general aviation pilots.
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MILITARY FLIGHT TRAINING: A RIDE-ALONG IN THE CT-156 HARVARD
people, it's just a joke about funny Canadian place names, but Moose
Jaw, Saskatchewan is the center of the universe for young military
officers from all over the world who want to become military pilots.
Under the auspices of 15 Wing Moose Jaw, the Canadian Forces and
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pilots and also new pilots from as far away as Singapore. AVweb's
Russ Niles went for a ride in the CT-156 Harvard II (the Canadian
version of the Texan II used by the U.S. Air Force) and spoke with
flight instructor Capt. Zack Charbonneau. More...
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