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MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the MD Explorer 902 certification at an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 lbs. (3,070 kg.). The extra payload of 270 lbs. (122 kg.) allows operators in every market segment to further leverage the superior mission capabilities of this versatile aircraft.

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DynCorp International has earned the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) prestigious Diamond Award for Excellence for its support of the U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) program, U.S. Air Force C-21A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and C-20 programs and the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command T-6 program. This marks the 10th year the DI team at Joint-Base Andrews has earned this prestigious award, the fifth for the C-21 program, the second consecutive for the CAL FIRE and C-20 programs, and the first for T-6.

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has solicited proposals from state and local governments, eligible universities and other public entities to develop six unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) research and test sites around the country.

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Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has announced its seven U.S. factory-owned service centers have received the prestigious Diamond Award from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Maintenance Technician Program.

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has applied hundreds of thousands of research measurements made by Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] WindTracer® Doppler lidar to redefine flight rules, achieving major efficiency enhancements at U. S. airports.

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Alaska Airlines is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to add Paine Field in Everett, Wash., as an authorized airport for the carrier's operations. 

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As part of our ongoing efforts to determine the root cause of recent Boeing 787 lithium-ion battery incidents, the FAA will permit Boeing to conduct test flights of 787 aircraft to gather additional data.   The traveling public’s safety is our highest priority.  These test flights will be an important part of our efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and return these aircraft to service.

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FAA Statement Re: Boeing 787 Dreamliner

As a result of an in-flight, Boeing 787 battery incident earlier today in Japan, the FAA will issue an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) to address a potential battery fire risk in the 787 and require operators to temporarily cease operations. 

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Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney issued the following statement today after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency airworthiness directive that requires U.S. 787 operators to temporarily cease operations and recommends other regulatory agencies to follow suit: 

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In light of a series of recent events, the FAA will conduct a comprehensive review of the Boeing 787 critical systems, including the design, manufacture and assembly. The purpose of the review is to validate the work conducted during the certification process and further ensure that the aircraft meets the FAA’s high level of safety.

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