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FAA Approves 1st U.S. Ground Based Augmentation System

September 22nd, 2009 by admin, Filed under - FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the approval of Honeywell’s Smartpath Precision Landing System, clearing the way for increased safety and efficiency at airports by providing precise navigation service based on the global positioning system (GPS). The first U.S.-approved system is located in Memphis, TN and will become operational early next year. (more…)

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Maple Ridge Plane Crash

September 20th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - News

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Photo by: Philip Deridder

A small aircraft that crashed Saturday afternoon in Maple Ridge, B.C. encountered some kind of engine failure, officials said.

Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board said that engine failure caused some parts of the engine covers to blow off during flight. (more…)

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Fire at Prince George Airport

September 19th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - News

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Photo Courtesy Dale Evasin

Columns of thick black smoke were visible coming from the Prince George Airport this week. (more…)

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Canada, US Reach Tentative Air Charter Deal

September 17th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - News

Canada and the US have reached a “tentative agreement in principle” over a dispute that recently erupted over charter flights. The dispute threatened to disrupt the travel plans of teams in the National Hockey League. (more…)

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Hudson River Collision Animation

September 16th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - NTSB

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The NTSB today released an animation of the Hudson River midair based on radar and ATC communications. This animation consists of a two-dimensional (2-D) depiction of preliminary radar flight path information of the August 8, 2009 mid-air collision of a Piper 32 aircraft with a Eurocopter helicopter. (more…)

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Nav Canada to Install AWOS at Prince George Airport

September 16th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - News

NAV CANADA, the country’s provider of civil air navigation services, will be installing a new AWOS at Prince George, BC. CYXS (more…)

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Bombardier Breaks Ground On New CSeries Aircraft Manufacturing Site

September 15th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - Bombardier

C SeriesMONTREAL, QUEBEC – Today marked a major achievement for the CSeries aircraft program as Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the groundbreaking of the first CSeries aircraft building in Quebec, Canada. Located at Mirabel, 45 minutes north of Montreal, the Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) is a testing and systems-proving facility that will house a virtual CSeries test aircraft. The CIASTA will test aircraft systems for reliability and functionality one year before the first prototype aircraft flies. (more…)

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Pinnacle Airlines, ALPA Reach Tentative Agreement

August 5th, 2009 by admin, Filed under - News

MEMPHIS, TN – Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), and the Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) have reached a tentative agreement to amend the contract covering the Airline’s 1,250 Pilots. The agreement is the result of contract talks that began in 2005. Pinnacle Pilots must now ratify it. (more…)

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FAA Mandates Timely Activation of Ice Protection Systems for New Designs

August 3rd, 2009 by admin, Filed under - FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today changed its certification standards for transport category airplanes to require either the automatic activation of ice protection systems or a method to tell pilots when they should be activated. (more…)

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Bombardier Signs Airline for Five Q400 NextGen Airliners

August 3rd, 2009 by admin, Filed under - Bombardier

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has received a signed, firm order for five Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The airline which placed the order has requested to remain undisclosed at this time, and has also taken options on an additional five Q400 NextGen aircraft.

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