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General aviation news archive for July 2012

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Piper reports impressive 2012 growth

27 Jul 12
Piper Aircraft continued to increase new aircraft deliveries and grow revenues during the first half of 2012, sustaining "solid upward performance ... for the past two and a half years".

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Dynon announces new portable EFIS

27 Jul 12
Dynon has unveiled a new portable true attitude indicator, the D1 Pocket Panel, which can be used by all GA pilots.

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Douglas Bader to have a presence at Pembrey this summer

24 Jul 12, Pembrey
The legendary WW2 fighter ace, Sir Douglas Bader, will have a presence at Pembrey Airport this summer -- but in the guise of the charity established in his name: The Douglas Bader Foundation (DBF).

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ASI issues Farnborough Monitoring Code reminder

18 Jul 12, Farnborough
The Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI) has issued a reminder to pilots that for transponder-equipped aircraft operating beneath and around the peripheries of the Farnborough temporary controlled airspace a monitoring code of 5047 is available.

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Vulcan displays delight audiences once again

18 Jul 12, Farnborough
Packing five displays into ten days, XH558 has shown that it's back in fine fettle after being grounded recently due to engine damage.

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Red Box power AgustaWestland at Farnborough Air Show

18 Jul 12, Farnborough
Power equipment supplier Red Box International enjoyed a successful trip to Farnborough International Air Show last week, where the company signed a contract with Aerospace Resources to supply ground power equipment to the new Libyan government – amongst other sales and leads.

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CAA announces changes to Dartmoor MOD Danger Area

17 Jul 12
The CAA has given support to a Ministry of Defence (MoD) plan to alter the way the Dartmoor military Danger Area is managed. Whilst freeing up a substantial amount of Class G airspace for use by general aviation, the new arrangements are not expected to generate any fundamental change to aircraft movements within the Dartmoor region.

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Isle of Man company offers holidays in space

16 Jul 12
An Isle of Man-based company, Excalibur Almaz, is offering travellers the chance to go into space for a trip around the moon - for the rather hefty price tag of £100 million per person.

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CAA & TAG Aviation kick of series of safety roadshows

13 Jul 12, Farnborough
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and TAG Aviation hosted a major industry safety event at the Farnborough Airshow on Wednesday 11 July. The event, which took at the TAG Aviation Training Centre, kick-started a series of ‘roadshows’ which will take place around the UK to raise awareness of the CAA’s Significant Seven safety risks currently facing civil aviation.

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British Airways' B787 mobile simulator lands at Farnborough

12 Jul 12, Farnborough
British Airways’ newly upgraded Boeing 787 mobile simulator will be at Farnborough Air Show on Saturday 14th July and Sunday 15th July, giving members of the public the chance to test their flying skills.

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Panshanger warms up for weekend bash

11 Jul 12, Panshanger
Panshanger is getting ready for this weekend's Mid Summer Party -- taking place on Saturday 14th July from 7pm onwards, featuring a live band, the Panshanger Olympic games, a barbecue, and drinks.

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TABAL releases new light aircraft tug

11 Jul 12
A new light aircraft tug, the TABAL Tug & Tow, is now available to be shipped from its native Poland to the UK. Created by TABAL and intended for pilots who need to single-handedly move their aircraft quickly and easily, both inside the hangar and between hangars and airstrips, the tug is designed for use with aircraft that are moved with manual towbars.

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Newest Chabord High-Performance Exhaust System Certified on Cessna 172 models

11 Jul 12
Chabord Exhaust Systems has just earned EASA certification for its new stainless steel / Inconel* “eco” exhaust system for the Cessna 172R and -S models, and the company has filed for reciprocal certification with the FAA.

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London Oxford successfully launches new radar service

9 Jul 12, Oxford
London Oxford Airport’s investment in a brand new radar system has reached completion with the new Thales system now up and running in advance of the London 2012 Olympics.

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CAA launches free iBook of Pilot's Guide to the Olympics

3 Jul 12
An iBook version of the definitive pilot’s guide to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been launched today by the Airspace & Safety Initiative (ASI). The electronic publication for iPads is now available as a free download from the Apple Store.

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Paraplegic microlight pilot awarded trophy for "spirit of adventure"

3 Jul 12
A paraplegic man from West Yorkshire who flew a microlight from the UK to Australia has been awarded a trophy for "the spirit of adventure" by the Royal Automobile Club.

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Flaps Podcast wins Gold Award in New York

3 Jul 12
The British aviation podcast, Flaps Podcast, picked up a Gold award at the New York Festivals “World’s Best Radio Programs” ceremony, held in New York on 18th June 2012.

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RGV Aviation Open Week celebrates opening of new hangar

2 Jul 12, Gloucestershire
Family-run aircraft and avionics maintenance business RGV Aviation is celebrating the opening of its new hangar with an open week packed with public events.

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