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Cnet - July 1, 2015 - 09:00
Here are a few of CNET Reviews' favorite gadgets from the past week including the Apple MacBook Pro, Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS10, and Olympus E-PL2.
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Flight Tracking One Year After MH370

Aviation Week - March 27, 2015 - 02:00
Content Source:  Aviation Week & Space Technology

MH370 Coverage

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Flight Tracking One Year After MH370

Aviation Week - March 27, 2015 - 02:00
Content Source:  Aviation Week & Space Technology

MH370 Coverage

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Managing Helicopter Noise

Aviation Week - March 24, 2015 - 02:00
It’s key to keeping access to urban areas

While the sound of spinning rotors may mean lifesaving, safety or profit to members of the rotary-wing community, to most in the general population, the sound is just noise. Too often, unwelcome noise. And that’s a problem for everyone.

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NetJets, FAA Sign Agreement To Implement NextGen Technologies

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

NetJets Aviation, a fractional ownership company, has signed a five-year agreement with the FAA to implement NextGen projects, including analyzing NextGen data collected over the past several years. 

NetJets is an obvious choice with more than 400 aircraft in its U.S. fleet, Bill Noe, NetJets chief operating officer and president, said in a statement. 

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Piaggio Performs HammerHead First Flight

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

ABU DHAB—Piaggio Aerospace completed the first flight of its first fully configured P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle in December.

The HammerHead – an unmanned version of the P.180 Avanti executive turboprop – made its first flight on Dec. 22 from Trapani air base in Sicily. But the milestone was kept under wraps until the IDEX defense exhibition here Feb. 24, where the project had been launched two years ago.

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Novaer Hunts For Investors For New Basic Trainer

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

Abu Dhabi, UAE—Brazilian light aircraft company Novaer is looking for further investment to develop its new modular training aircraft for the commercial and military market.

Novaer, based at Sao Jose de Campos, flew its prototype T-Xc Pilgrim aircraft for the first time on August 22 and is now looking to certify the aircraft with the Brazilian authorities in 2017.

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Zodiac Offers A New Fuel-Gauging System For Composite Aircraft

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00
Caroline Bruneau

PLAISIR, France—Zodiac Aerospace is developing an innovative digital-connectivity technology that could eliminate the risks lightning poses to composite aircraft.

Known as LiSafeTM, the system involves sensors that can be installed aboard aircraft operating in severe electromagnetic environments. Zodiac says it is developing the technology initially for fuel-gauging systems that could be used inside composite wings.

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Rockwell Collins Targets Helicopter Market With Pro Line Fusion Avionics

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

With its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics selected for 17 aircraft ranging from a business turboprop to a military airlifter, Rockwell Collins is taking aim at the next market – helicopters. This means developing the system to handle a much wider range of missions than in fixed-wing applications.

The company will display a flyable mockup of a Pro Line Fusion helicopter cockpit, running prototype software, at the Heli-Expo show in Orlando on Mar. 2-5, but has yet to announce a launch customer. 

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Blakey Leaving AIA To Become Rolls-Royce North American Operations Chief

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

The Aerospace Industries Association is searching for a new president as Marion Blakey, the longtime face and voice of U.S. aerospace and defense industry concerns in Washington, will be taking a job as the president and CEO of Rolls-Royce’s North American Operations. The unit’s current president, CEO and chairman, James Guyette, is retiring May 31. In Blakey, RRNA is getting an executive who knows Washington and the industry.

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New ‘Pilot’s Bill of Rights’ Expands Medical Reform, Adds Other Provisions

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

Bipartisan legislation called the Pilot’s Bill of Rights II would expand the third-class medical exemption to recreational pilots along with pilot and airmen protections was introduced Feb. 25 in both the House and Senate.

The bill builds on the original Pilot’s Bill of Rights I passed in 2012 and efforts to advance aeromedical reforms in a 2014 proposal.

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NetJets, FAA Sign Agreement To Implement NextGen Technologies

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

NetJets Aviation, a fractional ownership company, has signed a five-year agreement with the FAA to implement NextGen projects, including analyzing NextGen data collected over the past several years. 

NetJets is an obvious choice with more than 400 aircraft in its U.S. fleet, Bill Noe, NetJets chief operating officer and president, said in a statement. 

read more

Categories: Aviation

Piaggio Performs HammerHead First Flight

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

ABU DHAB—Piaggio Aerospace completed the first flight of its first fully configured P.1HH HammerHead unmanned aerial vehicle in December.

The HammerHead – an unmanned version of the P.180 Avanti executive turboprop – made its first flight on Dec. 22 from Trapani air base in Sicily. But the milestone was kept under wraps until the IDEX defense exhibition here Feb. 24, where the project had been launched two years ago.

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Categories: Aviation

Novaer Hunts For Investors For New Basic Trainer

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

Abu Dhabi, UAE—Brazilian light aircraft company Novaer is looking for further investment to develop its new modular training aircraft for the commercial and military market.

Novaer, based at Sao Jose de Campos, flew its prototype T-Xc Pilgrim aircraft for the first time on August 22 and is now looking to certify the aircraft with the Brazilian authorities in 2017.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Zodiac Offers A New Fuel-Gauging System For Composite Aircraft

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00
Caroline Bruneau

PLAISIR, France—Zodiac Aerospace is developing an innovative digital-connectivity technology that could eliminate the risks lightning poses to composite aircraft.

Known as LiSafeTM, the system involves sensors that can be installed aboard aircraft operating in severe electromagnetic environments. Zodiac says it is developing the technology initially for fuel-gauging systems that could be used inside composite wings.

read more

Categories: Aviation

Rockwell Collins Targets Helicopter Market With Pro Line Fusion Avionics

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

With its Pro Line Fusion integrated avionics selected for 17 aircraft ranging from a business turboprop to a military airlifter, Rockwell Collins is taking aim at the next market – helicopters. This means developing the system to handle a much wider range of missions than in fixed-wing applications.

The company will display a flyable mockup of a Pro Line Fusion helicopter cockpit, running prototype software, at the Heli-Expo show in Orlando on Mar. 2-5, but has yet to announce a launch customer. 

read more

Categories: Aviation

Blakey Leaving AIA To Become Rolls-Royce North American Operations Chief

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

The Aerospace Industries Association is searching for a new president as Marion Blakey, the longtime face and voice of U.S. aerospace and defense industry concerns in Washington, will be taking a job as the president and CEO of Rolls-Royce’s North American Operations. The unit’s current president, CEO and chairman, James Guyette, is retiring May 31. In Blakey, RRNA is getting an executive who knows Washington and the industry.

read more

Categories: Aviation

New ‘Pilot’s Bill of Rights’ Expands Medical Reform, Adds Other Provisions

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 20:00

Bipartisan legislation called the Pilot’s Bill of Rights II would expand the third-class medical exemption to recreational pilots along with pilot and airmen protections was introduced Feb. 25 in both the House and Senate.

The bill builds on the original Pilot’s Bill of Rights I passed in 2012 and efforts to advance aeromedical reforms in a 2014 proposal.

read more

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Upcoming Events

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 18:43

Mar. 2—SpeedNews 5th Annual Aerospace Raw Materials & Manufacturers Supply Chain Conference, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, speednews.com/all/conference

Mar. 2-4—SpeedNews 29th Annual Commercial Aviation Industry Suppliers Conference, Beverly Hills, California, speednews.com/all/conference

March 3-4—ACI-NA 2015 Washington Legislative Conference, Washington, DC, www.aci-na.org/conferences

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Appointments

Aviation Week - March 2, 2015 - 18:43

Joe Stubbs, Mike Bruhn and Regis Biarrieta have been named team leaders with Duncan Aviation’s Engine Rapid Response network. Stubbs, based in Atlanta, joined Duncan 10 years ago and launched a new Engine Rapid Response office in Long Beach, California, before moving to join the Seattle team. Bruhn, based in Chicago, joined the Duncan Rapid Response Team five years ago and has experience as an airframe and powerplant technician in flight departments and repair stations on a broad range of corporate jets.

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