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GA engine technology: the next big thing
July 29, 2014, Sparta, N.J. - Every industry has periodic innovation leaps that markedly differentiates its new products from legacy ones.  Advances in cockpit electronics were a recent example for small general aviation aircraft, with pilots offered flat panel screens instead of gauges, precise GPS navigation, graphical depictions of weather and traffic and even synthetic vision that portrays the outside world even when it’s obscured.

Growing demand for travel sparks safety concerns
July 29, 2014, New York, N.Y. - More travellers are flying than ever before, creating a daunting challenge for airlines: keep passengers safe in an ever more crowded airspace.

Global airlines to press for guidance in conflict zones: MH17
July 29, 2014, Montreal - Global airlines will push to get “neutral information” on whether to use or avoid airspace over conflict zones at Tuesday’s meeting of the UN aviation agency and other airline bodies, a European-based airline industry source said.

2014 not the safest year for aviation: CBC report
July 29, 2014, Ottawa - July has been a dangerous month for airline passengers.The month hasn't quite ended and there's already been three major crashes, resulting in 464 deaths, flights to Tel Aviv were cancelled because of safety concerns over the fighting in Gaza and, on Friday, F-16 jets were scrambled to escort a Sunwing Boeing 737 back to Toronto after a passenger allegedly made threats to flight safety.

Pilatus set to introduce new PC-24 this week
July 29, 2014 Stan, Sui. - A historic moment for Pilatus Aircraft Ltd and a milestone in Swiss economic history: the rollout of the PC-24, the very first business jet to be "made in Switzerland" is just around the corner.

WestJet Encore orders five Q400 NextGen aircraft
July 29, 2014, Toronto - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that Calgary-based WestJet Encore Ltd. has signed a firm purchase agreement for five Q400 NextGen airliners.

Boeing delivers ANA's first 787-9 Dreamliner
July 29, 2014, Everett, Wa. - Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner.

HondaJet makes public debut at Oshkosh
July 29, 2014, Oshkosh, Wi. - The first production HondaJet made its public debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Monday. Following a celebratory event commemorating the occasion, the HondaJet concluded the day with an entertaining flight demonstration during the afternoon airshow that included high- and low-speed passes.

Wowing the masses at Boundary Bay
pdd_2954July 28, 2014, Delta, B.C. - The airport at Boundary Bay (CZBB) in the Vancouver suburb of Delta was built as a Commonwealth training facility, churning out bomber pilots during the Second World War. At the end of the war, the training centre was shut down, but in a final salute to the community that had hosted them, the Royal Canadian Air Force put on an air show for the public that drew 20,000 spectators – four times the population of Delta at the time.

Cessna launches diesel Turbo Skyhawk JT-A
July 28, 2014, Oshkosh, Wi. - Cessna Aircraft Company has confirmed at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh its ongoing commitment to developing alternate fuel solutions for the general aviation market with the launch of the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A, which will join the Turbo Skylane JT-A as the latest diesel powered platform in its single-engine product line up.  The company is displaying the Turbo Skyhawk JT-A this week at AirVenture.

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