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Feb. 22, 2012

In This Issue
The Current
Save the Date
Regulatory Update
The Connection
The Static


The Short 

ESTERLINE CMC ELECTRONICS (CMC) has been selected by L-3 Communications Inc. to supply the CMC TacView portable mission display to provide a situational awareness datalink solution for U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters.
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL INC. announced the G5000H, an integrated flight deck specifically designed for twin turbine, medium lift helicopters. The G5000H combines widescreen displays with touchscreen controls to bring leading edge technology, safety enhancements and reliability to this class of helicopters.
STEVENS AVIATION appointed PAUL WITT to the position of general manager of its Donaldson Center operations facility.
UNIVERSAL AVIONICS SYSTEMS CORP. announced it has received registration to Aerospace Standard ISO-9001:2008/AS9100C. AS9100C standardizes the quality management system requirements for aviation, space and defense organizations.
VECTOR AEROSPACE HELICOPTER SERVICES-North America announced it has received Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certification for installation of the Skytrac ISAT 100/200 Helicopter Flight-Following and Satellite communication system on the Eurocopter AS332C, L, L1 and L2 models.


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General Aviation:

A State-by-State 

Economic Impact Survey 


The Alliance for Aviation Across America recently launched a wide-scale economic impact survey to outline the benefit of general aviation on businesses, local economies and communities around the nation. AEA Wired will highlight a different state each issue:




Airports: 160

Pilots: 16,941

Aircraft: 6,035

Jobs: 18,900

Econ. Impact: $4.9 Billion

Per Capita: $539



Note: The world's leading air cargo and package services operate major facilities in Indiana, including Federal Express and Kitty Hawk. 


Source: Alliance for Aviation Across America





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U.S. Airport and Airway Trust Fund Update
Created by the Airport and Airway Revenue Act of 1970, the Airport and Airway Trust Fund provides funding for capital improvements to the U.S. airport and airways system. Its revenues are derived from aviation-related excise taxes on passengers, cargo and fuel, providing the majority of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Current Status
At the beginning of the 2011 fiscal year, the Trust Fund had a cash balance of $9.4 billion. The Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt prepares monthly income statements on Trust Fund revenues; these statements reflect monthly allocations of estimated excise tax payments to the Trust Fund.


Click here for updates on the income, activity and balances of the Trust Fund.  

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CASA Attempts to Define Navigation and Surveillance Equipage in this Decade

The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority's proposed CNS/ATM plan for this decade sets aircraft avionics equipage mandates for satellite-based IFR navigation, Mode S/ADS-B transponders and forward fitment of TCAS II version 7.1 (NPRM 1105AS). More...


FAA Proposes Advisory Circular for Flammability Testing of Aircraft Cabin Interior Panels After Alterations

This advisory circular addresses flammability testing of aircraft cabin interior materials when new finishes are used on existing aircraft cabin interior panels (Draft AC 20-Panel Flam). More...

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