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Use iCloud to locate a lost or stolen iPad


By Bret Koebbe Apple includes a free service that allows you to track down a lost iPhone or iPad. Here we'll show you how it works and how to set it up a free account to use this feature. ... Read more here:: Use iCloud to locate a lost or stolen iPad… Read more ...

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NextGen Benefits at Los Angeles International


June 24- NextGen is bringing new benefits to Los Angeles International Airport through a technology called Data Comm. Data Comm revolutionizes communications between air traffic controllers and pilots by replacing some traditional voice communications with digital information exchanges like texting versus talking over the phone. Voice communication is labor intensive, time consuming and can lead to miscommunications known as talk back, read back errors. Data Comm, by contrast, enables streamlined, two-way data exchanges between controllers and flight crews for clearances, instructions, advisories, flight crew requests and reports. By exchanging digital messages, air traffic controllers, pilots and airline operations centers can communicate more clearly and efficiently.Better communication improves controller and pilot productivity, improves safety, can reduce flight delays and can help aircraft fly more direct routes, saving time and fuel and reducing aviations impact on the environment. Both U.S. and international carriers are benefiting from Data Comm capabilities at LAX. These include Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, AirBridge, American, British Airways, Cargolux, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Executive Jet, FedEx, Hawaiian, Korean, Qatar, Scandinavian, Singapore, Southwest, Sunset, United, UPS and Virgin America, in addition to some general aviation operators. The FAA began testing Data Comm capabilities and benefits in 2014 at Newark and Memphis with UPS, FedEx and United Airlines along with select international operators. The FAA started deploying Data Comm in air traffic control towers in the fall of 2015 and plans to be using it in more than 50 towers by the end of 2016. The technology will be installed in air traffic control facilities that manage high altitude traffic beginning in 2019. For more information, visit our NextGen page or follow #FlyNextGen on Social Media. Read more here:: NextGen Benefits at Los Angeles International… Read more ...

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Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better


Separating the good from the others Auditors can help ensure that qualified pilots are at the helm, but in some cases their assessments can be compromised by faulty information or background checks. read more Read more here:: Opinion: Flight Department Audits Can Make the Good Better… Read more ...

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Podcast: Solar Impulse 2’s Fuel-Free Atlantic Crossing


After Solar Impulse 2's 70-hr. solar-powered crossing of the Atlantic, we look at the flight itself and the wider significance of the Swiss group's attempt to fly around the world without using fuel. Talking are EIC Joe Anselmo, managing editor for technology Graham Warwick and our new French correspondent Thierry Dubois, who interviewed Si2's solo pilot Bertrand Piccard by satellite while he was over the Atlantic. read more Read more here:: Podcast: Solar Impulse 2’s Fuel-Free Atlantic Crossing… Read more ...

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Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs


Bombardier's Alain Bellemare talks to Aviation Week about the progress made since he became CEO in February 2015. read more Read more here:: Bombardier CEO: We Will Continue To Develop New Programs… Read more ...

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CEO Alain Bellemare Bullish on Bombardier


Bombardier's Alain Bellemare talks to Aviation Week's Graham Warwick and ATW's Aaron Karp about the progress made since he became CEO in February 2015. read more Read more here:: CEO Alain Bellemare Bullish on Bombardier… Read more ...

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Solar Impulse: Atlantic Crossing Shows Aviation Still Leads Innovation


Switzerland's Solar Impulse 2 completes Atlantic crossing on solar power as round-the-world attempt enters final stages. read more Read more here:: Solar Impulse: Atlantic Crossing Shows Aviation Still Leads Innovation… Read more ...

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FAA Medical Examiners Review Mental-Health ‘Firewalls’


Downstream of Germanwings, the FAA endorses the legacy approach to pilot mental health but looks to remove reporting barriers for its doctors. read more Read more here:: FAA Medical Examiners Review Mental-Health ‘Firewalls’… Read more ...

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Used Aircraft Report: Galaxy/Gulfstream G200


Bargain entry into the super-midsize class It's a bona fide buyers' market for the IAI Galaxy/G200 in mid-2016. According to Penton's Aircraft Bluebook, selling prices for early 2001 models are approaching $3 million and late model 2011 aircraft are going for less than $8 million. read more Read more here:: Used Aircraft Report: Galaxy/Gulfstream G200… Read more ...

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Operators Survey: Gulfstream G280


Super-midsize jet worthy of the Gulfstream name Somewhere in the G280 family tree, there is a decades-old Israel Aircraft Industries Astra IV ancestor, the first super-midsize jet. read more Read more here:: Operators Survey: Gulfstream G280… Read more ...

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Quiz: Are you a ForeFlight pro?


By Bret Koebbe ForeFlight is incredibly capable app for pilots, but do you know how to use all the features? This interactive quiz will test your ForeFlight knowledge and teach you a few things along the way. ... Read more here:: Quiz: Are you a ForeFlight pro?… Read more ...

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FAA Accepts Auto Safety Features Can Benefit General Aviation


The benefit of automotive safety features to general aviation persuades the FAA to grant Terrafugia a waiver of weight and stall-speed limits. read more Read more here:: FAA Accepts Auto Safety Features Can Benefit General Aviation… Read more ...

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Viewpoint: Aircrafts Anonymous


Blocking snoops international The purpose of the Automatic Identification System is to keep all that floating tonnage from smacking into each other on some dark and stormy night. read more Read more here:: Viewpoint: Aircrafts Anonymous… Read more ...

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Operations: ‘Predictable Errors’


Mitch Launius of Air Training International is waging a campaign against what he terms "predictable errors," especially in North Atlantic operations. read more Read more here:: Operations: ‘Predictable Errors’… Read more ...

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Operations: Toward The Electronic Plotting Chart


"We are starting to move into the paperless way of doing things," international Capt. Nat Iyengar observed. read more Read more here:: Operations: Toward The Electronic Plotting Chart… Read more ...

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Operations: Building An Oceanic Flight Plan


How to make your oceanic crossing as safe and efficient as possible The process of creating a safe, fuel-efficient and regulatory-compliant oceanic flight plan actually begins with the compilation of a comprehensive international operations manual based on standardized procedures and best practices. read more Read more here:: Operations: Building An Oceanic Flight Plan… Read more ...

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Operations: A Source for Flight Plan Formats


Looking for a new oceanic flight plan format? Mark McIntyre of Mente LLC advises: "A lot of people aren't aware that international trip planners have a variety of trip flight plan formats. You might want to request a handful of different formats and find one that suits your operation." read more Read more here:: Operations: A Source for Flight Plan Formats… Read more ...

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DOM Notebook: Tracking Tools


Since a lost wrench can produce catastrophic results, a careful accounting is imperative Since a lost wrench can produce catastrophic results, a careful accounting is imperative. read more Read more here:: DOM Notebook: Tracking Tools… Read more ...

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Gulfstream Finishes 100th APU Repair


In early June, Gulfstream Aerospace completed its 1,000th APU repair. The company's APU shop began operation in 2009 and now can repair more than 30 models. read more Read more here:: Gulfstream Finishes 100th APU Repair… Read more ...

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G650ER Sets Sydney-Los Angeles Speed Record, Averaging Mach 0.86


The National Aeronautic Association has approved a new speed record for flight between Sydneyand Los Angeles. read more Read more here:: G650ER Sets Sydney-Los Angeles Speed Record, Averaging Mach 0.86… Read more ...

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