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Top reviews of the week (photos)

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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Industry Opposes FAA ‘Approval’ Rule For Voluntary Repair Station Closures

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 18:09

Ten aviation trade associations have petitioned FAA to wipe out a recently enacted rule change that took away a repair station’s ability to voluntarily surrender its agency-approved certificate without FAA approval.

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FAA Master Guidance Library Progressing, But Still ‘Several Years Off’

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 18:09

FAA is close to rolling out a beta version of its master guidance database, but an agency executive cautions that industry likely won’t have access to the much-sought-after reference tool for several more years.

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LMI Aerospace Restructures Aerostructures Business

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 18:09

LMI Aerospace, based in St. Louis, is restructuring the organization of its aerostructure segment and establishing new leadership positions. 

It’s part of LMI’s revised strategy to organize its plant operations in the segment into three Centers of Excellence, including assembly, machining and fabrication and composites. 

LMI operates 18 facilities in its aerostructures segment. 

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Upcoming Events

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07

Feb. 1-3—Routes Americas, San Salvador, El Salvador, www.routesonline.com/events/166/routes-americas-2014/

Feb. 2-3—MRO Middle East, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE, www.aviationweek.com/events

Feb. 3-6—National Business Aviation Association Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, San Jose, California, www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2015/

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Appointments

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07

Derek Clarke has been appointed manager of customer service at Field Aviation, based at Toronto Pearson airport in Toronto. In his role, Clarke will be responsible for Field Aviation’s customer support activities and interface with original equipment manufacturers, aircraft operators, equipment vendors and regulatory authorities. Clarke has 20 years of experience in customer management and support, technical sales and marketing, aircraft development programs, equipment vendors and regulatory authorities.

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Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07

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Airworthiness Directives

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07

DASSAULT AVIATION Model FAN JET FALCON and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F and F airplanes [Docket No. FAA-2014-0626; Directorate Identifier 2014-NM-017-AD; Amendment 39-18058; AD 2014-26-07] – adopts a new airworthiness directive (AD) requiring the revision of the maintenance or inspection program, as applicable, to incorporate a new airworthiness limitation section for all Dassault Aviation FAN JET FALCON and FAN JET FALCON SERIES C, D, E, F, and G airplanes.

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Air Charter Service To Spend $15 Million On Charter Booking, Online Tech

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07
Air Charter Service, an aircraft charter company, announced plans to spend about $15 million over the next five years to advance its charter booking technology and online presence, the company announced. It is revamping and redesigning its websites and increasing their functions, developing customer information portals. The change will be released in the spring. The need to invest is greater than ever, the company said.

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International Bureau Of Aviation Adds Four Analysts

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07
The International Bureau of Aviation (IBA) has added four analysts to supplement its specialist team as the organization increases its professional resources to meet growing demand, it said. “The growth in engine finance and leasing, helicopter advisory services and general commercial aircraft appraisal requirements from our clients led us to start a recruitment campaign late last year,” IBA Commercial Director Owen Geach said in a statement.

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Sabreliner Aviation Extends Aircraft Paint Warranty At Missouri Site

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07
Sabreliner Aviation is extending its warranty on all aircraft painted at its Perryville, Missouri, location from one year to four, the company said. Ensuring operators’ aircraft are protected at no additional cost means more flexibility and profits for them, Sabreliner Aviation President Greg Fedele said in a release. The warranty is one of many changes planned for the months ahead, he said. Sabreliner has the capability to design and paint traditional and exotic paint schemes for aircraft the size of a Falcon 7X and smaller, it said.

 

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Garmin Unveils King Air G1000 Upgrade Rebate Programs

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07
Garmin announced two rebate programs for as much as $50,000 for King Air G1000 upgrades, the Olathe, Kansas-based company said. King Air aircraft with a factory installed Pro Line 21 avionics system may be eligible for a $50,000 customer-direct rebate. Other King Air customers may be eligible for a $25,000 customer-direct rebate, the company said. The rebate program runs through May 29 and is valid for G1000 upgrades to the King Air C90, King Air 200 and B200 and King Air 300.

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EASA OKs Jet Aviation Dubai To Provide G650 Line Maintenance

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07
Jet Aviation Dubai has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Part 145 approval to provide line maintenance for Gulfstream G650 business jets, the company said. The facility is an authorized service center for Gulfstream aircraft and Rolls-Royce BR725 series engines that power it. The move is significant to Gulfstream owners and operators flying in the Middle East, it said. 

 

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Duncan Aviation Wins India Renewal As Approved Nebraska MRO

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07
Duncan Aviation has received a renewal from the India office of the Director General of Civil Aviation as an approved aircraft maintenance organization. The approval is for its Lincoln, Nebraska maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. The certificate is good through Dec. 31 of this year. Duncan continues to evaluate its certifications and communicates with customers and prospects worldwide to secure new and maintain current certifications when it makes sense to do so, a company official said in a statement.   

 

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GA Groups Urge FAA To Ensure Certification Of Affordable ADS-B Equipment

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 17:07

General aviation trade groups are urging the FAA’s technical standards office to prioritize ensuring that affordable ADS-B equipment is certified to comply with the 2020 equipage requirement. One of those groups, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), has sent a letter to the FAA saying affordable equipment is important to aviation businesses, whether they rely on the use of general aviation aircraft or provide services to the community in areas where ADS-B transponders will be required.

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Opportunity’s Odyssey

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 14:00
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reached its highest point on the surface of Mars, after almost 11 years and 25.8 mi. (41.6 km) of solar-powered roving.

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New Photos: Chilled Lightning

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 06:00
F-35 begins extreme climate testing.

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Viewpoint: Airbus Should Build A Truly Long-Range 757 Replacement

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 02:00
Capt. Bob Colvin An “A322” would have a minimum range of 5,000 nm, opening up many new, thin international routes to Europe from U.S. hubs currently unreachable with single-aisle aircraft.

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Germany Wants Work Share On French Imaging Satellite

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 02:00
French defense ministry faces obstacles to pan-European cooperation on optical satellites France seeks European partners for Musis imaging satellite program.

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Letters From Our Readers (Jan. 26, 2015)

Aviation Week - January 26, 2015 - 02:00
Skewed View of Mars Pursuit

Marcia Smith suggests in her Viewpoint “Go to Mars Nonstop” (AW&ST Jan. 15-Feb. 1, p. 74) that “[l]anding people on Mars is a goal on which there is widespread consensus.” Really? Among which groups? Against which other potential space-related priorities? At what proposed budget level? Assuming which constraints?

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