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FAA steps up investigation of Boeing 787 Dreamliner
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The investigation into battery problems on the much-heralded Boeing 787 Dreamliner expanded to the plane's Japanese battery manufacturer and the Arizona makers of other electronic components. Federal Aviation Administration officials joined authorities in Japan who are looking into the manufacturing process at the Kyoto maker of the lithium-ion battery that caught fire on two recent Dreamliner flights, prompting the FAA to ground the plane. More

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Study: US airports, ATC system should be self supporting
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A new Reason Foundation study argues that U.S. passenger airports could support themselves and fund capacity improvements with user fees and long-term financing, eliminating the need for government grants from the Airport Improvement Program. The study by the libertarian research organization also proposes spinning off the FAA's Air Traffic Organization into a separate federal entity that charges users for ATC services. More

When the runway becomes an ice rink
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Meredith Saini: Imagine that you are preparing to fly your Cessna 182RG from your home airport in Gaithersburg, Md. (KGAI), to Westchester County Airport in White Plains, N.Y. (KHPN). It's a raw, high overcast winter morning in Maryland, with above freezing surface temperatures. No precipitation has fallen since a light dusting of snow the previous day, and it has since melted. However, the area forecast calls for IFR ceilings and snow along the route, with a chance of snow turning to freezing rain at the destination within a few hours of your planned arrival time. More

Take the guesswork out of fuel decisions
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Cockpit Apps, maker of the flight log app iLOG, has launched iFUEL, which helps pilots take the guesswork out of fuel decisions. The app, available through iTunes for the iPhone and iPad, takes into account fuel prices at each destination, burn rate for the specific aircraft and ramp fees. It even takes into consideration the possibility of waiving a ramp fee if a certain amount of fuel is purchased, the developers note. Other calculation factors include taxi fuel burn and reserve fuel requirements. More

American Airlines unveils 1st new look since 1968
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American Airlines will begin rolling out planes with new red, white and blue stripes on their tails Jan. 31. The new design is the first change in the look of American's fleet since 1968. Eliminated in the new flag-like look on the tail: The airline's signature AA logo. It's replaced by an eagle's head piercing a red and blue stripe toward the front of the plane. More

General aviation a vital part of our economy
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Last year was a difficult year for Albuquerque, N.M., residents with wildfires. When disasters such as these strike, there are countless community leaders and heroes who donate their time and risk their lives to keep our citizens and communities out of harm's way. The truth is that small aircraft and local airports are an important part of our community infrastructure and are uniquely suited to help public safety and support local communities. There are many other unseen benefits associated with these airports and aircraft for local communities as well. More

Industry group begins to study portable electronics use    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Government and industry experts including representatives from the mobile technology and aviation manufacturing industries, pilot and flight attendant groups, and airlines, kicked off their first meeting to study portable electronic devices. The Federal Aviation Administration formed the group to examine the current PED policies and procedures aircraft operators use to determine when these devices can be used safely during flight. More

25 bizarre aircraft that don't look like they should fly
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Aerospace engineers have come up with some revolutionary designs. Sometimes these dreams never make it off the drawing board, but sometimes they become real. And when these alien bodies lift off into the firmament, it's like watching a spaceship transporting the human race directly into the future. Check these amazing planes out. More

Airports could be on borrowed time
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Some of Ohio's 97 public general aviation airports may be running out of runway. The state has embarked on an 18-month study to examine the economic impact and money needs of its publicly owned general aviation airports. More

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