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FAA FUNDING BILL ACCELERATES NEXTGEN
For about five years,
the FAA has limped along with 23 short-term funding appropriations from
Congress, but on Tuesday, congressional leaders said they have reached
agreement on a four-year, $63 billion funding bill. The legislation has
not yet been released, but according to USA Today, the funding will accelerate the creation
of the NextGen air traffic control system. A new post will be created --
the Chief NextGen Officer -- to oversee the effort, and a schedule for
progress will be set. The bill also assures funding subsidies for rural
airports at $190 million a year. New labor rules will make it harder for
airline employees to unionize, requiring half the workers in a
bargaining unit to petition for a vote to certify a union, an increase
from the current 35 percent. More...
Second Annual USCAS Is Taking
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The second annual USCAS
will offer the opportunity to debate the
future of business aviation, learn about the latest developments in
light jets, explore the air taxi market, discuss different business
models, enhance our knowledge about the U.S. market, learn about
regional infrastructure development, and network with leading experts as
well as business aircraft operators. USCAS will debate the growth of
business aviation and future opportunities in the U.S.
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LOOKING FOR A QUARTER OF THE MARKET
After working on its
foray into aviation for 25 years, Honda can be expected to be looking
for a return on its patient investment, but comments made by the head of
the company's aviation division to Reuters turned some heads on Tuesday. Michimasa
Fujino likened the almost-certified HondaJet to the introduction of the
Honda Civic and said the company was going after 25 percent of the
worldwide light jet market. "I'm very optimistic about our prospects,"
Fujino said. "We're doing with HondaJet what the Civic did to American
cars from the 1960s. Our competitors are still producing with technology
from the 1990s." More...
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MEDICAL SYSTEM TO GO PAPERLESS
All applications for medical
and student pilot certificates will be filed electronically instead of
on paper by Oct. 1, the FAA said last week. In the January issue of the
FAA Medical Bulletin (PDF), Federal Air Surgeon Dr. Fred Tilton said the
paper system "allows for too many errors, leads to storage problems, and
creates security risks." It also costs the FAA $150,000 every year to
print, store, distribute, and mail Form 8500-8. The electronic MedXPress system
will eliminate those problems and expenses, and will make it possible to
offer new services -- for example, Tilton said, pilots and AMEs will be
able to track the status of applications online. EAA and AOPA raised
concerns about the change. More...
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DELAYS UAS RULEMAKING
The FAA has further delayed publishing
rulemaking on access by unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to the National
Airspace System (NAS). The agency announced Monday that a proposed rule
that was supposed to be ready by the end of January will instead be
published "this spring." The FAA did not say why the rule was delayed.
This rule will deal with drones that weigh less than 55 pounds and the
delay will affect businesses that have already found numerous uses for
the increasingly sophisticated and remarkably affordable devices.
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NAMED AVWEB PUBLISHER
Aviation industry marketing and communications veteran Tom
Bliss has been named Publisher of AVweb, effective immediately.
Bliss, who is a 2200-hour commercial and instrument-rated pilot and
owner of a Cessna P210, has operated Bliss Marketing Multimedia since
1983. He will lead the future sales and market development of
AVweb, which is the world's premiere online aviation news source.
"Tom brings an extremely well-rounded resume to his role as publisher,"
said Tim Cole, executive vice president of Belvoir Media Group,
AVweb's parent company. "He is an accomplished pilot and a highly
regarded and experienced marketing communications professional who
understands our customers and can offer them valuable insights and
creative solutions to meet their promotional needs." More...
Gino Jooyan is the new
southwest coast fractional sales director for Flexjet. He's been in the
business for 10 years and was most recently V.P. of business development
for an aircraft management company.
WHERE? YOU TELL US
Get a promotion or a new job? Your
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out. Drop us a line about the
staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to
include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be
permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too.
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SPORT AVIATION EXPO 2012: VIDEO ROUND-UP
Did you miss any of our video
coverage of the 2012 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida? We
were on hand to kick tires, ask questions, and fly some of this year's
most exciting light sport airplanes. Be sure to check out our videos on
the FK12 Comet biplane, the Vans RV-12, Flight Design's CTLE light sport
police aircraft, the Renegade Falcon LS, Allegro Airplanes, and Corbi's
air conditioning system for LSAs. More...
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