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Volume 11, Number 26
July 3, 2013
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Spotlight on Separation Iback to top 
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After investigating five incidents in which commercial jetliners came close to other aircraft while arriving or departing at major U.S. airports, the NTSB said on Monday the FAA should modify the rules for air traffic controllers to ensure the safe separation of airplanes during go-around maneuvers. Conflicts at low altitude result in having to execute evasive maneuvers at low altitude and high closing speeds with little time to avoid a collision. The review of the five incidents shows that existing FAA separation standards and operating procedures are inadequate, the safety board said. More...

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Download Sennheiser's new magazine app for the iPad at no cost and dive right into a new and interactive way to experience the world of sound. In the aviation issue, the high art of aerobatics features alongside the high art of plane building from scrap heaps. Watch Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe take his first flying lessons and learn how veteran pilots pass the torch in schools. Also listen to our new "Live Your Dream" theme song by Joe.e.

In May, BlueStage is all about the sonic experience on wings. Download, swipe, and enjoy! Learn more.
Coming to an Airport Near Youback to top 

The first new copies of the Cessna TTx, which the company calls "the world's fastest commercially produced and certified fixed-gear single engine aircraft," have been delivered, Cessna said on Monday. The all-composite, turbocharged four-seat aircraft evolved from the Corvalis (previously Columbia) line. The cockpit features sidestick controls and debuts the Garmin G2000 avionics suite, with dual 14.1 high-definition displays and touchscreen controls. Top speed is 235 knots, powered by a 310-hp Continental TSIO-550-C engine, and range is 1,250 nm. Cessna said pilots who transition into the airplane will be provided additional training, "due to the additional horsepower and capabilities of the aircraft." More...

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The Biggest Aviation Show on the Planet ... Is Back!
The award-winning hit TV series The Aviators is back for an all-new third season showcasing everything from the F-22 and DC-3 to LSA and balloons. We take you dogfighting in the Nevada desert, flying with the USAF Thunderbirds, and look on as Mötley Crue frontman Vince Neil learns to fly. Join our 10 million weekly US viewers and countless more worldwide.

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Bringing the CSeries to Marketback to top 

Bombardier says it needs to tweak the software of its CSeries test aircraft and has delayed the maiden flight of the aircraft until sometime in late July. The company announced the decision last week even though executives had put a hard deadline of the end of June on the first flight. Bombardier spokesman Marc Duchesne told the Toronto Star the unspecified issues will be addressed and this will be the last delay in the test program. "We're in good shape. We just need a few more weeks," Duchesne said. "It's nothing over the life of a 20-year program. We're almost there." More...

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Offering the most compatibility with your favorite apps and uncontested AHRS performance, the iLevil SW has been known as the most flexible AHRS/ADS-B system in the market. Levil Technology is now introducing the iLevil AW, featuring internal pressure sensors that measure indicated airspeed, pressure altitude, and VSI when connected to the pitot-static system of a homebuilt or light sport aircraft. Check out the iLevil at AirVenture Oshkosh or visit our web site here.
Spotlight on Separation IIback to top 

The maneuver by an Airbus 319 crew over Michigan on Monday, briefly diving the jet in response to a TCAS warning, may seem routine to aviators, but it's been getting a lot of coverage in the mainstream press, citing terrified passengers and jostled flight attendants. "Screaming passengers feared the plane was going to crash," says The Associated Press story. No passengers were injured, but luggage bins fell open, drinks spilled, and a couple of flight attendants hit their heads. The FAA said at their closest point, the Airbus was within 400 feet vertically and 1.6 miles horizontally from a skydiving jump plane operating VFR over southern Michigan. More...

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Employmentback to top 

Helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky sent layoff notices to 200 workers last week, according to local news sources. The helicopter manufacturer, based in Stratford, Conn., told the Hartford Business Journal that government spending is being cut in the U.S. and internationally, and many customers are delaying purchase decisions as economic uncertainty persists. "Given all this, we must do all we can to protect our competitiveness while continuing to invest in our future," said Sikorsky spokesman Paul Jackson. Sikorsky employs about 16,000 people around the world, including about 8,600 in Connecticut, according to the HBJ. More...

New DOT Secretary Steps Inback to top 

After unanimous Senate confirmation, Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the new Secretary of Transportation Tuesday. Foxx repeated the oath to Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony attended by his family. Foxx wasted little time setting the agenda for his coming term. "Safety will remain our top priority at DOT," he said in a statement. "At the same time, I will work to improve the efficiency and performance of our current transportation system while building the infrastructure we need for future generations." More...

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Names Behind the Newsback to top 


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