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Washington, DC - FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker announced to a group of aviation leaders at the NextGen Institute on September 18 that the FAA will hold a "Call to Action" summit to engage the aviation industry in meeting the January 1, 2020 deadline to equip aircraft with new avionics technology. The all-day session will be held on October 28.

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La Jolla, Calif. Blue Sky Network will be unveiling two new satellite communication technology solutions at both Helitech International and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) - two key aviation industry events - this coming October.

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thephilanews.com - U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Sahley salutes as a Ukrainian Navy Ka-27 Helix helicopter takes off from the USS Ross in the Black Sea. The two navies participated in the Sea Breeze 2014 military exercise September 8–10 along with Georgia, Romania, and Turkey.

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cbc.ca - Nova Scotia paramedics on an EHS LifeFlight helicopter had a scare in the air this week. The Sikorsky S-76A helicopter was headed to Waterville from Halifax when the engine light came on. The company that owns the aircraft — Canadian Helicopters Ltd. — said the standard operating procedure is for pilots to assume the worst when there's a potential engine problem.

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Anchorage, Alaska (ktuu.com) - Three lost hikers near Palmer were rescued by airmen with the Alaska Air National Guard.

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Shetland, U.K. (pressandjournal.co.uk) - Coastguard teams were involved in a dramatic helicopter rescue after a fisherman was injured on a Peterhead trawler.

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Southport, N.C. (starnewsonline.com) - When Jessica Ward was growing up, she never thought of a career in aviation. Now, she is a helicopter instructor at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, and the only one there who is a woman.

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Fort Worth, Texas (Star-Telegram) - Tarrant County College officials were joined by business and civic leaders to herald the opening of the college's $20 million aviation learning center at Alliance Airport as a facility that will fill regional workforce needs for many years to come.

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The FAA has re-issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in the Gypsum, Colo., area for September 19-20. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.

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Jack Lew, secretary of the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, said this week that Treasury will act very soon to crack down on corporate tax inversions to remove many of the economic benefits of inversions – not closing the door – but it will take away a lot of economic value.

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