Governor declares July ‘Aviation Appreciation Month’ in Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has declared July 2014 “Aviation Appreciation Month.” In Kentucky, general aviation accounts for more than $1.7 billion in economic activity annually. To view the proclamation, click here.

San Diego utility gets FAA nod to test drones

The FAA recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in Eastern San Diego County. SDG&E is the first utility in the nation to be granted FAA approval for this technology.

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Aircraft Window Repairs celebrates 35th anniversary

Aircraft Window Repairs Co., a Torrance, California-headquartered FAA/EASA approved repair station, is celebrating its 35th year in the aircraft transparency repair business.

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Garmin Pilot goes global

Garmin has launched worldwide coverage of the Garmin Pilot application for iPad and iPhone, which provides flight planning capabilities, weather information and navigation. Pilots also have access to expanded coverage of European charts in a single application, including geo-referenced FliteCharts and SafeTaxi airport diagrams.

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Avemco Oshkosh forums focus on safety tips

Avemco Insurance Company will present educational sessions before and during EAA’s AirVenture 2014.

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ASA releases 2015 Test Prep books

ASA’s 2015 Test Prep books for pilots and Test Guides for mechanics are available and shipping now.

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Baron offers global weather data for avionics and apps

Baron, a weather technology company, offers an extensive list of global weather and domestic aviation products for integration into avionics and apps. The Baron Weather API was specifically designed for use by developers who want to include weather data into their products and services, according to company officials.

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New names for Airvans

Mahindra Aerospace has rebranded its GA8 Airvan and GA10 utility aircraft as the Airvan 8 and Airvan 10.

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Reiff offers remote control for engine preheaters

The best way to use an engine preheat system is to plug it in 10 to 12 hours before a flight. But driving to the airport to plug in the preheater costs time and money. Some pilots avoid that by letting the preheater run continuously between flights, but this wastes electricity ($20 to $70 per month depending on the system).

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NASA turns over NextGen air traffic management tool to FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  A new NASA-developed computer software tool designed to aid air traffic controllers was presented to the FAA during a ceremony earlier this week at the agency’s headquarters in Washington.

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