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Aerospace, Aviation Take Statehouse Spotlight

Publication Date: 2015-01-27
Publication Author: Andy Ober

Indiana’s aviation and aerospace industries will be on display at the Indiana Statehouse this week. As the State of Indiana continues to announce significant economic development deals in the aerospace sector, members of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council and the Aviation Association of Indiana will fill the Statehouse rotunda on Wednesday morning to highlight the industry’s impact on Indiana’s economy.

GA Groups Press Case for Lower-Cost ADS-B Gear

Publication Date: 2015-01-27
Publication Author: Stephen Pope

The leaders of 14 aviation organizations sent a dire warning to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, telling him in a joint letter to do something now to bring down the costs of ADS-B compliance or risk seeing a “significant reduction” in general aviation activity when the ADS-B Out mandate takes effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Settlement of Lawsuits Should Allow NextGen Project to Advance

Publication Date: 2015-01-27
Publication Author: Donald Wittkowski

A South Jersey development agency and its former executive director have settled dueling lawsuits over the alleged mismanagement of a proposed aviation research park that remains stuck on the drawing board after years of delays.

FAA Moves to Ease Medical Guidance on Pilots’ Sleep Apnea

Publication Date: 2015-01-26
Publication Author: Andy Pasztor

Federal air-safety regulators have drafted new standards for identifying and testing commercial and private pilots suspected of suffering from sleep disorders, easing earlier proposals criticized as too rigid by many aviators.

The Man Who Helped Put Learjet on the Map

Publication Date: 2015-01-26
Publication Author: Daniel McCoy

When Learjet rolled out its first business jet in the 1960s, Al Higdon, who was doing public relations for the company at the time, had an important job to do. Higdon, who was honored Saturday night with the 2015 Wichita Aero Club Trophy at the organization’s annual gala, said the marching orders came straight from Bill Lear.

Revised Sleep Apnea Policy Responds to GA’s Concerns

Publication Date: 2015-01-26

More than a year of lobbying work by general aviation’s advocacy groups on the FAA’s sleep apnea policy has brought considerable revisions to the agency’s original proposal, which would have forced costly sleep studies on pilots even if they had shown no symptoms of the disorder.

Weather, NOTAM, Impacts Lake City Breakfast Fly-In

Publication: LAKE CITY NEWS & POST
Publication Date: 2015-01-26
Publication Author: Donna Tracy

A June, 2014, notice to airmen, otherwise known as a NOTAM, issued for the C. J. Evans Field Lake City Municipal Airport, and overcast weather that limited visibility, brought down the numbers of attendees to the annual Lake City breakfast fly in on Jan. 18.

FAA To Issue New Guidance on Sleep Apnea

Publication: AIN ONLINE
Publication Date: 2015-01-26
Publication Author: Robert P. Mark

The FAA said on Friday that it will soon publish new medical guidelines on obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to its aviation medical examiners. The guidelines, to be released March 2, are expected to incorporate industry and Congressional feedback with the FAA’s and NTSB’s safety concerns about pilots flying with OSA, a condition that inhibits normal restorative sleep.

Drone Lands in Tree on White House Grounds: Official

Publication: NBC 4 WASHINGTON
Publication Date: 2015-01-26

A drone landed on the grounds of the White House Monday morning, but officials say the device posed no threat.

Springfield Seeking Full-Time Airport Manager

Publication Date: 2015-01-25
Publication Author: Matt Sanctis

The city wants to hire a new manager for the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport as its seeks to boost business, maintain its facilities and add 10 hangars throughout this year. The city is currently advertising for the position, and hopes to have someone in place by the end of February or early March, said Tom Franzen, assistant city manager and director of economic development for Springfield. The airport is currently managed by the city manager’s office and a part-time employee has been working at the site for the past few years.

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