House appropriations leaders have said they won’t support any plans to remove air traffic control from congressional oversight as part of FAA reauthorization.
Source: aopaHouse appropriators reject idea of privatized ATC
Flight Design USA, producer of popular light sport aircraft, has inked a deal with AeroJones Aviation of Taiwan to produce aircraft for the U.S. market.
Source: aopaFlight Design reduces lead time
1660: General George Monck led his army into London … 1945: Berlin was bombed by more than 1,000 Allied aircraft in a daylight raid. 1960: Harold Macmillan, speaking to the South African parliament in Cape Town, made the historic statement: “The …
Source: bingOn this day: Berlin bombed by 1,000 aircraft in daylight raid
Apple recently released iOS 9.2.1 for iPhone and iPad, making it the first software update for 2016. While it may be tempting to perform iOS updates as soon as they’re available, we continue to caution pilots to hold off until confirming your primary aviation EFB app and GPS/ADS-B accessory is fully compatible with the new iOS. You only have to look back to last summer when iOS 8.3 introduced a bug that prevented external GPS accessories from working with just about every iPad navigation app on the market.
To help you decide the best time to update your device, we’re adding a new feature to iPad Pilot News called the iOS Update Green Light program. This will display status indicators based on recommendations from the leading aviation app and GPS manufacturers regarding compatibility with iOS software updates.
The recent iOS 9.2.1 update mainly focused on under-the-hood enhancements and did not cause any app or accessory compatibility issues. We have confirmed compatibility with the major app and accessory companies, and our own personal flying backs it up. It’s OK to update.
Source: Ipad appsNew iOS Update Green Light program
Allows Customers To Add Features They Choose Avidyne is offering a new lower-priced IFD440 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM, starting at $12,399, including mounting tray and installation kit.
Source: aero newsAvidyne Announces New Pricing Options For IDF440
NBAA Praises Letter From House Appropriations Committee Leadership To Speaker, Minority Leader, Others A bipartisan letter from House appropriators has been sent to the leaders of both parties in the full House which expresses the legislators’ opposition to plans under consideration for creating a privatized air traffic control (ATC) system funded with user fees.
Source: aero newsHouse Appropriators Voice Opposition To Privatized ATC Funded With User Fees
Plane Went Down At Arcola, TX Airport, Student Survives An instructor pilot was fatally injured Monday when the 2007 Tecnam P92 Echo Super he and a student were aboard went down at Houston-Southwest Regional Airport in Arcola, TX south of Houston. The student survived the takeoff accident, managing to free himself from the burning airplane.
Source: aero newsOne Fatally Injured In Flight Training Accident Near Houston, TX
A Cessna Citation 525 twin-engine jet broke up in flight while maneuvering near Cedar Fork, Utah, the NTSB says in a preliminary report now posted online. The pilot and passenger both were killed. The CJ3 took off from Salt Lake City International Airport about 9:50 in the morning on Jan. 18, headed for Tucson International Airport. Shortly after takeoff, the pilot called ATC to report a failure in the flight management system, and said he needed to fly straight ahead and climb while he tried to program the backup FMS.
Source: avwebNTSB: Citation Jet Broke Up In Flight
GA pilots will have affordable Wi-Fi in their airplanes within about three years and much greater access to space-based services thanks to a $3 billion investment by a Virginia company. Starting in April, Iridium will launch the first of 72 new communications satellites that will, among other things, increase the speed of its Internet signals 50-fold.
Source: avwebBetter GA Wi-Fi On The Horizon
The U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, held in Sebring, Florida, every January since 2004, may be changing to a new date next year, organizers said on Monday. “Weather challenges in recent years have given us the opportunity to review and assess the best possible time to produce a successful 2017 event,” airport director Mike Willingham said in a news release. This year’s event started off strong on Jan. 20 and 21, with robust attendance, but over the next two days, winds gusting to 35 miles an hour kept most airplanes on the ground, and some exhibits were closed.
Source: avwebSebring Plans Changes For 2017