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Aug. 10, 2011

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Regulatory Update
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AEROFLEX INC. and Cassidian, an EADS company, announced the successful installation of a major new RF expansion module at All Nippon Airways for the Cassidian ATEC Series 6 automated test equipment for RF avionics testing.


ASPEN AVIONICS and WESTERN AVIONICS announced the Transport Canada approval for installation of Aspen's H-series primary flight displays and multi-function flight displays into the Robinson R44 and R44 II model helicopters.


CARPENTER AVIONICS appointed JOHN DENDEKKER as general manager. Dendekker's avionics experience encompasses more than 30 years in sales, marketing and management.


COMLUX AVIATION SERVICES LLC,  The Aviation Group announced the appointment of DON SALISBURY as the director of maintenance. 


LANDMARK AVIATION named STEVE BOWLIN general manager of its Cincinnati Municipal Airport-Lunken Field location. Bowlin comes to Landmark with more than 20 years of experience in the general aviation industry.








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General Aviation:

An Economic Impact Survey 




Airports: 96

Pilots: 14,448

Aircraft: 5,595

Jobs: 73,140

Econ Impact: $4.7 Billion

Per Capita: $370


Notes: 33 percent of Alabama workers have ties to GA


Source: Alliance for Aviation Across America


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First Six Months of Year Prove Difficult For GA Manufacturers


The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released the shipment and billing figures for the first six months of 2011. Total general aviation airplane shipments worldwide fell 15.5 percent, from 936 in 2010 to 791 in 2011. Billings for general aviation airplanes totaled $7.3 billion, a 22.3 percent decrease. More...

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FAA Announces September Workshops on U.S.-EU BASA


The FAA has announced the U.S. field workshops in support of the implementation of the new agreement between the U.S. and the European Community on the Cooperation in the Regulation of Civil Aviation Safety (BASA). More...

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The week-long class, scheduled Sept. 12-16, 2011, is aimed at taking the guesswork out of the regulatory process for establishing and maintaining a
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General Aviation: An Economic Impact Survey
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