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Limited Super Puma Flights Resume
At least one operator in the North Sea has resumed flights with a Eurocopter Super Puma helicopter this week, the BBC reported on Tuesday, though it's a different model from the one that crashed into the sea on Aug. 23, killing four passengers. That SuperPuma was on a normal approach to landing until about three miles from the runway, according to a preliminary report from the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch, "when there was a reduction in airspeed accompanied by an increased rate of descent." The helicopter was "intact and upright" when it crashed into the sea about two miles offshore. Fourteen passengers and the pilot survived. Read More
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Embraer Delivers Upgraded A-1 Fighter To Brazil's Air Force
Embraer delivered its first modernized A-1 jet, the A-1M fighter, to the Brazilian Air Force on Tuesday, at the company's industrial plant in Sao Paulo. The subsonic A-1 light jet is "fundamental" to the defense of Brazil, said Air Force Gen. Juniti Saito. "Its modernization presents a big gain in capability." Embraer said it plans to refurbish and modernize 43 of the jets. The new versions will feature upgraded systems for navigation, weaponry, oxygen generation, multimode radar, and electronic countermeasures. The new systems are similar to those found on F-5Ms and A-29 Super Tucanos, the company said, to make it easier for pilots and mechanics to adapt. Read More
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OSHA To Oversee Cabin Crew Safety
The safety of cabin crew in commercial aircraft has always been governed by the FAA, but under a new federal policy, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration now will have oversight over issues such as hazardous chemicals, exposure to blood-borne pathogens, and hearing protection. “Our cabin crewmembers contribute to the safe operation of every flight each day,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We’re taking an important step toward establishing procedures for resolving cabin crew workplace health and safety concerns.” The FAA said it will work with OSHA to ensure that any new requirements will not adversely affect aviation safety. Read More
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Labor Day Flying -- Pilots At Work
While most Americans and Canadians are enjoying a three-day weekend in honor of Labor Day, the skies are full of pilots who are doing their jobs despite the holiday. According to federal statistics, more than 100,000 U.S. workers earn their living in a cockpit, including all kinds of flying -- charter, helicopters, cargo, corporate flight departments, rescue operations, firefighting, aerial photography, crop dusting, and more. Few of those jobs allow for standard weekends and holidays off, and all of them require a hearty work ethic. To celebrate these workers, and to entertain our readers who might have a day off, we selected a few videos from around the web showing pilots doing their jobs -- often under trying, or even terrifying, circumstances. Read More
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Brainteasers Quiz #187: The Future Is Here ... And There

As the FAA updates its written knowledge exams, bringing them into the light of the 21st Century, perhaps ADF and VOR questions will go the way of gas-operated landing lights. Embrace this age of aviation enlightenment by acing this quiz.

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AVweb's Refurbished Airplane of the Month: Show Off Your Work
New airplanes sales may be a little soft, but we're seeing plenty of refurb work -- everything from new panels to fresh paint to full-up interiors. We would like to feature some of these airplanes in the pages of AVweb and spotlight the owners and shops doing the work. If you have photos of your restored aircraft -- single, twin or turbine -- send them to us at refurb-otm@avweb.com. If we select your airplane as refurb of the month, we'll contact you for more information. Read More
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Video: Electronics International Unveils New Multi-Purpose Instrument
While old airframes may keep soldiering on, the instruments and radios in the panels usually don't. At AirVenture this year, Electronics International rolled out a new instrument designed to replace older instruments, including tachometers, engines instruments, and other indicators. In this video, EI's Tyler Speed gives us a quick product tour of the new CGR-30P. Read More
Video: PS Engineering's PAR200 Multi-Function Audio System
There's a need for affordable audio system upgrades for basic aircraft. PS Engineering attempts to answer the call with the PAR200 -- a three-in-one system that combines an advanced audio panel, a stereo intercom, and a remote comm radio. In this video, Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano takes a look at the unit during it's introduction at AirVenture 2013 at Oshkosh. Read More