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Sunrise Mountain High School Named as Winner of Second GAMA/Build A Plane STEM Competition

Washington, DC—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane announced today that the Formula X team from Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the winner of the second Aviation Design Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills among U.S. high school students. Four students, a teacher, and a chaperone from the high school will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, to build a real Glasair Sportsman airplane from June 16-28, 2014.

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GAMA

Domestic Large Plane Company Begin Selling Business Jet

Domestic regional aircraft ARJ21, while undergoing certificate test flight, has just obtained a new order from a domestic private company.

No. 1 Finance Daily correspondent gets information from Comercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd, the company has signed an agreement with Shanghai Salt Trade Group Co. Ltd in Shanghai on the purchase intention of an ARJ21 business jet, and Shanghai Salt Trade Group will become the first customer of ARJ21-700 business jet.

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China Metal Online - No. 1 Finance Daily, Chen Shan Shan

Tang Ji Long: Five Incompatibilities in China Aviation Emergency Rescue

During the 3rd China Aviation Emergency Rescue International Conference in Shanghai on May 8th, Mr. Tang Ji Long, Director General of General Aviation Committee, China Aviation Transportation Association and sinior consultant to Chongqing Helicopter Investment Company, enumerated five incompatibilities for the dilemma of China aviation emergency rescue. Part of  Mr. Tang Ji Long's speech is as follows.

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私人飞机网 - 中国直升机网

Spruce Creek Where Everybody Owns An Airplane

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Spruce Creek is the largest fly-in community in the U.S., locating in North Florida. Aside from an occasional Boeing, Spruce Creek's aircrafts consist of a stunning collection of Cessnas and Pipers, a P-51 Mustang, several L-39 Albatros, an Eclipse 500, a French Fouga Magister and even one Russian MiG-15 fighter jet. In addition to all the airplanes and golf cars, you'll see Lamborghinis, Corvettes, motorcycles of every description and even a Porsche GT2.

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CRIEnglish

Gap of General Aviation Pilot in China as High as 15 Thousand

According to statistics, general aviation industrial personnel in our country has exceeded 11,000, as compared, American general aviation related personnel has reached 1.2 million, among which mere pilots exceed 630 thousand. Huge contrast of the figures underscores the serious shortage of general aviation professionals in our country.

“Low Altitude Air Traffic Control Application Rules” to be Introduced as Quickly as Mid of the Year

Wang Xia, Director General of General Aviation Committee, China General Aviation and Transport Association reveals in breaks during General Aviation Forum 2014, the Low Altitude Air Traffic Control Application Rules (here after referred to as Air Rules) long wanted by the industry is hopefully to be introduced as quickly as middle of this year.

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Daily Economy, correspondent: Li Zhuo

1654 Planes in the Business Jet Fleet of Our Country in 2013, 23.2% More Than the Year Before

General Aviation Development Report 2013 officially reveals, by 2013, registered total number of planes in the Business Jet Fleet of Our Country by the end of 2013 is 1654, 23.2% more than the year before. Among them are 1239 fixed wing planes, 385 rotor planes, 24 balloons, and 6 airships. 291 general aviation vehicles have been approved by the Civil Aviation Administration to be imported, and 60 vehicles have been written off.

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