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Volume 26, Number 9c
March 1, 2019
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Avionics Spending Up 17 Percent
Marc Cook
The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual market report contains good news for avionics manufacturers and shops.
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Lithium Batteries Prohibited In Passenger Aircraft Cargo
Kate O'Connor
The FAA has issued a new rule prohibiting the transport of lithium ion cells or batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.
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Rolls-Royce Withdraws From Boeing NMA Race
Kate O'Connor
Rolls-Royce has removed itself from the competition to power Boeing's proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA) platform. The company announced on Thursday that while it believes the NMA platform complements Boeing's existing product range, it isn't able to commit to the planned timeline for the project. Rolls-Royce says it will continue to develop the next-generation UltraFan engine it had proposed for the NMA.
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Podcast: AOPA's Flying Club Initiative
Paul Bertorelli
As part of a multifaceted effort to grow the pilot population, AOPA has been conducting a flying club initiative across the country, achieving some success at advising would-be members on how to start clubs. In this podcast, AVweb spoke to Katie Pribyl, who will soon be turning over the program to Elizabeth Tennyson.
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FAA To Update Drone App
Kate O'Connor
The FAA has partnered with drone operations software company Kittyhawk to redesign the agency's B4UFLY mobile app for recreational unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) operators.
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Bombardier Expanding Singapore Service Center
Kate O'Connor
Bombardier will be quadrupling the existing footprint of its Singapore Service Center, according to an announcement from the company on Tuesday.
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International 'Checklist for JPI
NASA Announces Atmospheric Waves Experiment
Marc Cook
NASA's latest mission is to watch the weather. Space weather, that is. Planned to launch in August 2022 to the International Space Station, the Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) will “focus on colorful bands of light in Earth's atmosphere, called airglow, to determine what combination of forces drive space weather in the upper atmosphere.”
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Picture of the Week, February 28, 2019
This was shot a couple of years ago in the fall just as winter was approaching. A good reminder that winter can be beautiful. Photo by Douglas Morley.
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