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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:02:00 -0400

Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has released the text of his proposal to overhaul the air traffic control system — essentially privatizing the FAA’s air traffic functions.


Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:01:00 -0400

With only 45 days to go before a May 31 deadline to reauthorize highway programs, there is scant evidence that lawmakers are zeroing in on an agreement to renew and fund programs for a multi-year deal.


Thu, 16 Apr 2015 23:59:00 -0400

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments this week in a trio of cases challenging EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants.


Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:14:00 -0400

(Fort Worth, Texas) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). The aircraft is configured to perform utility roles in the Middle East.


Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:14:00 -0400

The FAA has issued a NOTAM for temporary flight restrictions in theCambridge, Md., area for Friday, April 17. Remember, always get an updated briefing immediately prior to departure.


Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:31:00 -0400

The FAA has published a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Agusta S.p.A. (Agusta) Model A109, A109A, A109A II, A109C, A109K2, A109E, A119, A109S, AW119 MKII, and AW109SP helicopters. This AD requires inspecting certain tail rotor (T/R) pitch control links (pitch links) for freedom of movement, corrosion, excessive friction of the spherical bearings, and cracks.


Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:26:00 -0400

(Portland, Ore.) — Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced Tuesday that the company has contracted with Group Desarrollo Infaestructura, SA de CV (GDI) who is contracted with Transcanada Corporation’s Mexican Subsidiary, Transportadora de Gas del Noreste for a new rural infrastructure pipeline project that will bring clean-burning natural gas to businesses and citizens in Mexico.


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