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Volume 31, Number 18e, May 3, 2024
Amendments Slow Reauthorization Bill Progress
Senators have started piling amendments on the FAA reauthorization bill, threatening to derail its passage by the May 10 deadline when the current funding extension runs out. The list includes a measure to compensate victims of nuclear tests in the[…]   Read this article
Beefier Batteries Add Electric Airplane Utility
A Utah company says it’s packed more power into its aircraft batteries, allowing a practical leap in capability, particularly for the electric training fleet. Provo-based EP Systems says its new EPiC 2.0 storage system will give aircraft like the forthcoming[…]   Read this article
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Diamond Aircraft Signs Deal With LIFT Academy For 56 New Trainers
Diamond Aircraft announced today (May 2) it has inked a deal with Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy for 50 single-engine DA40 trainers and six twin-engine DA42s. The aircraft will be used in LIFT’s new training facilities in Galveston, Texas;[…] Read this article

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ASTM Announces Standardization Impact Report
With so much being written about who should be responsible for approving unleaded aviation gasoline, ASTM International is front and center in the debate. With a mandate to establish standards for diverse products and materials ranging from pesticides to baby[…] Read this article

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Short Final: Better-Than-Passing Grade
From an AVweb reader: I conduct airfield vehicle driver training at a large-hub Part 139 airport with a very complex layout. The training for each driver ends with a practical evaluation where the driver has to call ATC to get[…] Read this article

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