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Nouns of Knowledge

Semantically, Students and Learners Are Not Synonymous The AOPA online headline about the 2020 update of the Aviation Instructor’s Handbook immediately captured my attention because – What’s Behind the FAA’s Switch from Student to Learner? – signaled an inversion of educational intent. Looking for an answer, the author, Dan Namowitz, asked Chris Cooper, AOPA’s director of regulatory affairs who’s on the FAA work group that focuses on training and testing initiatives. The FAA changed its nouns t...
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Skydiving Instructor Sues US Parachute Association Over Fatal Skydiving Incident In Lodi

LODI (CBS13) — A skydiving instructor is suing the U.S. Parachute Association, saying that he was unfairly blamed for the 2016 death of two skydivers in Lodi. Yuri Garmashov claims he was out of the country when the accident happened at the Skydive Lodi Parachute Center. The lawsuit alleges another instructor, Rob Pooley, forged his signature on the paperwork for the jump because his tandem examiner rating had been suspended. Pooley died in the accident that also took the life of another skydive...
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FAA probing Boeing’s alleged pressure on designated inspectors

U.S. aviation regulators have begun a formal investigation of Boeing Co. after company employees alleged they faced duress that threatened their independence while assessing aircraft designs on behalf of the government.
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Airline passengers are finding 'creative ways' to remove masks, American pilot says

An American Airlines pilot says it's hard to enforce their mask policy without a federal mandate and wants FAA and DOT chiefs to see for themselves.
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Airline passengers are finding 'creative ways' to remove masks, American pilot says

An American Airlines pilot says it's hard to enforce their mask policy without a federal mandate and wants FAA and DOT chiefs to see for themselves.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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611 Aviation News

Boeing 737 MAX certification flight tests, Airbus job eliminations, updated airline COVID-19 health safety protocol requirements, Aeromexico bankruptcy, NBAA convention cancellation, concept of operations for Urban Air Mobility, possible Ryanair 737 MAX buy, Austrian Airlines to operate rail service, 2018 uncontained engine failure report, geared turbofan engine replacements, and yellow warning cards at Alaska Airlines. Aviation News What’s Trending in Aerospace – July 5, 2020 Boeing and FA...
Tags: San Francisco, Nasa, Vienna, Alaska, Ryanair, Aviation, Airbus, Michael O'leary, Faa, Salzburg, Boeing, United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Ntsb, Aeromexico, Honolulu


Pilot Dies, Passenger Survives Small Plane Crash In Meyers

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — A pilot is dead and his passenger is recovering after a small plane crash in Meyers. (credit: CHP South Lake Tahoe) Witnesses say the plane had taken off just minutes earlier from the South Lake Tahoe Airport and had seemed to be having trouble gaining altitude. The crash happened just minutes after takeoff. The twisted body of the single-engine Cessna plane now sits upside down, wedged between rocks and trees. Its wheels can be seen sticking straight up. Its propel...
Tags: News, Local, Meyer, CHP, Faa, Ntsb, Cessna, El Dorado County Sheriff's Office, Meyers, South Lake Tahoe Airport, South Lake Tahoe News, CHP South Lake Tahoe Witnesses, Tom Lueder, Lueder


One Dead, One Injured After Plane Crash In South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (CBS13) — One person is dead and another has major injuries after a small plane crashed in South Lake Tahoe, according to CHP. CHP said in a Facebook post that an aircraft went down near Rainbow Road and Highway 89 in a wooded area Tuesday afternoon. Officers are assisting the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office with the incident. The plane, a single-engine Cessna 172, crashed under unknown circumstances two miles southwest of Lake Tahoe Airport, the Federal Aviation Administratio...
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Virgin Galactic is unveiling the cabin of its rocketship that will fly people to the edge of space, and you can watch a live virtual tour on YouTube

Virgin Galactic is gearing up to launch paying passengers to the edge of space aboard a reusable winged rocket ship called SpaceShipTwo. The publicly traded spaceflight and space tourism company, founded by Richard Branson in 2004, plans to reveal the finalized design of SpaceShipTwo's cabin on July 28. Virgin Galactic won't say when it plans to begin launching space tourists, and has suffered many delays over the years. However, the company has moved into final experimental flights to earn FA...
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US issues guidelines but no new rules for safe air travel

Federal officials said Thursday that airlines should consider limiting capacity on planes to promote social distancing, but they are not considering making the airlines do it.The officials also recommended — but did not move to require — that travellers wear face coverings in airports and on planes. All leading U.S. airlines now require passengers to wear masks, but regulators have refused a request by the airlines to make it a federal rule.The Transportation, Homeland Security, and Health and H...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Business, News, Cdc, US, European Union, United States, Airlines, Faa, Anthony Fauci, United, Jetblue, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, United Airlines, Transportation Security Administration


Damning watchdog report says Boeing shielded key 737 Max details from FAA

Boeing shielded from federal regulators reviewing its 737 Max aircraft the extent and capability of the flawed computer system that ultimately brought down two jets, according to an inspector general report obtained by CNN.
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Boeing fell short in disclosing key changes to 737 Max, inspector general’s report says

This week, Boeing and the FAA began 737 Max certification flights using FAA test pilots. If the FAA deems the flights satisfactory, it could let airlines resume using the plane later this year, which would be a massive victory for Boeing.
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Boeing kept FAA in the dark on key 737 MAX design changes -US IG report

The report points out mistakes made by both the planemaker and FAA in the development and certification of Boeing's top-selling aircraft
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Skygauge’s innovative tilting rotor drones are up for pre-order, with deliveries in 2021

I have had a few occasions to see Skygauge’s drones in-person, primarily on visits to Asia. The Canadian team is involved in HAX’s program and has spent time working out of their Shenzhen offices. In fact, they competed at our last hardware battlefield in the city late last year. To a person, everyone I’ve spoken with seems impressed by the company’s tiltable rotor technology, which allows the massive industrial drones to maneuver in ways more traditional quadcopters can’t. I have little dou...
Tags: Asia, Texas, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Faa, Shenzhen, Hax, COVID, Skygauge, Nikita Iliushkin


The first Boeing 737 Max recertification flight just landed, marking a new milestone for the troubled jet

Boeing and FAA officials were aboard the 737 Max as it made its first recertification flight, a major milestone for the troubled jet.
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Coty, Boeing rise; Intercept Therapeutics, Heron fall

NEW YORK — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Monday:Fluor Corp., up 75 cents to $11.99.The engineering and construction company is selling its EQIN professional equipment rental business to VE Partners.Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc., down $30.79 to $46.70.The Food and Drug Administration declined to approve the biotechnology company's liver disease drug.Coty Inc., up 56 cents to $4.74.The owner of Clairol and CoverGirl is spending $200 million for a 20% stake in Kim Karda...
Tags: Business, New York, Kim Kardashian, News, Faa, Ineos, BP Plc, Boeing Co, The Food and Drug Administration, Gilead Sciences Inc, Coty Inc, Clairol, Fluor Corp, Coty Boeing, Intercept Therapeutics Heron, EQIN


FAA to begin test flights of Boeing 737 Max

Boeing is closer to getting the troubled 737 Max back in service as the Federal Aviation Administration said agency pilots will begin test flights of the plane as early as Monday.
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Boeing cleared for 737 Max test flights after grounding

FAA completes review but no decision has been made on a return to serviceKey test flights that could help revive the grounded Boeing 737 Max could begin as early as Monday after being given the green light by US regulators.The Federal Aviation Administration told Congress on Sunday that it had completed a review that would allow certification tests to take place within days, according to Reuters. Continue reading...
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Boeing can begin test flights of the 737 Max, FAA says

Boeing has received clearance to begin test flights of its troubled 737 Max jet, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The test flights of could begin as early as Monday.
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FAA: Boeing can begin test flights of the 737 Max

Boeing has received clearance to begin test flights of its troubled 737 Max jet, a spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration said Sunday. The test flights of could begin as early as Monday.
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These drones drop PPE and COVID-19 test samples to medical facilities using tiny parachutes — here's how it works

North Carolina healthcare system Novant Health is using drones to deliver PPE. The deliveries, using drones from Zipline, are the first long-range drone logistics flights approved by the FAA. Zipline is also known for its drone deliveries in Ghana and Rwanda.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. San Francisco company Zipline is using drones in new ways in healthcare to face the threat of coronavirus. Through a partnership with Novant Health, a non-profit healthcare system in N...
Tags: Florida, US, San Francisco, Trends, North Carolina, Faa, Ghana, Cvs, Rwanda, Kannapolis North Carolina, Novant Health, COVID, FAA Zipline, Eric Boyette


Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin may soon be rocketing NASA scientists to the edge of space

NASA is pushing to commercialize space travel to lower the cost of getting astronauts to and from orbit. The US space agency is also opening up private access to the International Space Station and, to that end, announced a partnership with Virgin Galactic for training private astronauts. NASA on Tuesday also announced that it's standing up a new Suborbital Crew or "SubC" office to fly astronauts, scientists, and other agency employees on suborbital flights to the edge of space. Although the a...
Tags: US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Jane Poynter, International Space Station ISS, Kennedy Space Center, Kathy Lueders, Whitesides


Virgin Galactic inks a deal with NASA to help train private astronauts (SPCE)

Virgin Galactic said Monday it's signed a deal with NASA to train astronauts and support space missions.  Investors cheered the news, sending shares higher by as much as 20%.  Virgin is actively taking reservations for private flights as it races with SpaceX to send tourists to space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Shares of Virgin Galactic surged Monday after the company announced a deal with NASA to train astronauts for missions to the International Space Station. Acco...
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Startup Space Perspective plans space tourist ‘cruises’ using stratospheric balloons, with test flight set for 2021

There’s a new company that wants to get into the commercial space tourism business – with a unique spin that involves non-traditional launch vehicles. Space Perspective, a new startup founded by Jane Poynter and Taber McCallum, intends to fly a pressurized capsule to the upper edge of Earth’s atmosphere using a high-altitude balloon, which can hold up to high passengers for a six-hour trip at an anticipated price of around $125,000 per person. The, according to the company, is to use its so-c...
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Coronavirus news and updates: Does Florida's spike in cases make it a new 'epicenter'?; mask rules on airplanes from the FAA

Top headlines on COVID-19 from the US and around the world.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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FAA explains why it's taking so long to fix the grounded Boeing 737 jetliner

It's been over a year since the jet that figured in two crashes was last flown. On Wednesday, FAA chief Stephen Dickson gave the Senate an update.
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FAA explains why it's taking so long to fix the grounded Boeing 737 jetliner

It's been over a year since the jet that figured in two crashes was last flown. On Wednesday, FAA chief Stephen Dickson gave the Senate an update.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Lawmakers say FAA stonewalling on Boeing 737 Max documents

The chairman of a Senate committee accused the Federal Aviation Administration of failing to respond to legislators trying to understand how the agency approved the Boeing 737 Max, which later suffered two deadly crashes.
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Lawmakers rip FAA for not disclosing documents on Boeing Max

The chairman of a Senate committee accused the Federal Aviation Administration of stonewalling lawmakers' attempts to understand how the agency approved a Boeing jet that later suffered two deadly crashes and whether the FAA retaliates against whistle blowers in its ranks. Roger Wicker, a Republican senator from Mississippi, said Wednesday that the FAA has failed to respond to more than half of his committee's requests for documents, some of them made more than a year ago. Wicker said he holds...
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FAA chief acknowledges agency, Boeing made mistakes on 737 MAX

Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson acknowledged on Wednesday that Boeing and the U.S. air safety agency both made mistakes in the development of the 737 MAX jetliner, grounded for more than a year following fatal crashes.
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