Aviation
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6/27/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $2.3 million in grants to airports in Maine, including more than $2.1 million slated for improvements to runways and taxiways at Portland International Jetport.

6/27/2017

The Oregon Senate has voted to create driver's licenses compliant with Real ID that will be accepted for air travel by the Transportation Security Administration. State residents who want the licenses will be required to pay an extra fee to cover the cost of Real ID compliance.

6/27/2017

Members of Washington's Civil Air Patrol participated in a statewide "Perfect Storm" crisis-response exercise, with members performing ground search and rescue, airborne reconnaissance, photography and radio communications. The Washington Wing Civil Air Patrol has 744 adult members and 626 cadets, and it operates a fleet of 23 vehicles and 14 aircraft.

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Civil Air Patrol
6/27/2017

Charles Atkeison profiles 10 of the best aviation-related apps available on iTunes and in Android stores, including flight simulators, weather apps, air traffic control feeds, flight planning tools and more.

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AV Geekery
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Android
6/27/2017

Twenty-five-year-old Joseph Topping is a fourth-generation dairy farmer in New Zealand, but the gift of a trial flight for his 21st birthday inspired him to leave the family business in favor of a career in aviation. Topping is now a flight instructor at the North Otago Aero Club.

6/27/2017

AOPA joined 12 other organizations urging Congress to wait for Drone Advisory Committee recommendations before legislating.

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AOPA Online
6/26/2017

Air Canada's inaugural flight connecting Montreal and Tel Aviv included Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai among its passengers. Air Canada has offered flights connecting Toronto and Tel Aviv for the past two decades.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Air Canada
6/26/2017

When the first total solar eclipse since 1918 comes to North America on Aug. 21, Alaska Airlines will charter a special flight for select astronomy enthusiasts to get a rare view from 35,000 feet.

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KIRO-TV (Seattle)
6/26/2017

Boeing fielded a record 361 firm orders and commitments for the 737 Max 10 during the week of the Paris Air Show. Industry watchers say the overall numbers from the show are encouraging.

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FlightGlobal (U.K.)
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Paris Air Show, Boeing
6/26/2017

The House and Senate are considering bills to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration, with the House version calling for a spinoff of air traffic control from the FAA. The Senate version so far does not include ATC language.

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Air Transport World