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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0400


Aviation interests waited anxiously July 1 for the release of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's draft summary of an FAA reauthorization bill. Late in the day, after canceling a earlier press briefing, the committee indicated the FAA bill would not be unveiled until next month.


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:42:00 -0400

Beginning July 1, businesses in the United States that give their workers additional pay to compensate them for medical expenses or for buying health insurance can be fined $100 per day, per employee, under the Affordable Care Act.


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:08:00 -0400

Last year, Interagency Safety Alert 14-03 highlighted emerging UAS hazards that pose significant potential to interfere with missions. Commercial and recreational UAS operations have increased dramatically and this trend is expected to continue. This year, unauthorized UAS intrusions have already adversely affected incident flight operations. The increasing emergence of these threats makes it imperative that incident personnel anticipate these encounters and establish procedures to manage UAS intrusions.


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:37:00 -0400

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (CBC) - Once again, a STARS air ambulance helicopter has reported a laser strike, this time near Regina. It happened June 28 around 1:30 a.m. CST about six kilometres southwest of the city airport.


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:21:00 -0400

Houston, Texas - Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) introduces its Central Integrated Receiver Antenna System-x8 (CIRAS-x8) at ALEA Expo 2015, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association's 45th annual conference and exposition (Booth 640).


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:50:00 -0400

Brisbane - Brisbane and North Queensland regional centres are getting their first glimpse of the latest example of the world's leading twin-engine helicopter in its class, the Airbus Helicopters H145.


Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:35:00 -0400

Fort Worth, Texas - Bell Helicopter announces a letter of intent for two Bell 525s and an order for a 407 GXP for Africair, who will use the helicopters for multiple purposes including corporate VIP transport and oil and gas.


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