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BEECH GETS RELIEF, BANKRUPTCY RUMORS PERSIST
Beechcraft was thrown a $120 million lifeline and given some breathing
room by creditors earlier this week, that hasn't quelled a media death
watch on the Wichita planemaker. On Tuesday, Hawker Beech announced a group of creditors representing about 70
percent of the company's debt load had agreed to defer some interest
payments and ignore some covenants until June 29. The company said it
would use the money saved and the time to put a reorganization plan in
place. On Thursday, Reuters ran a story quoting unnamed sources as saying Hawker
Beech was getting ready to file for bankruptcy. The story was quickly
picked up by other media who quoted Reuters as their sole source. A few
said they too had been told by unnamed sources the "pre-arranged
bankruptcy" was in the works. Hawker Beechcraft spokeswoman Nicole
Alexander said the company wouldn't discuss the latest stories but
stressed efforts to turn the company around. "We have no comment on the
Reuters story," Alexander said. "The news out of the company is included
in Tuesday's news release, so I'll refer you back to it and more
explicitly to the point that Hawker Beechcraft is working together with
its lenders toward a comprehensive recapitalization to better position
the company for the future." More...
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AIRCRAFT: NEW EMPHASIS ON TRAINING
Piper's new CEO, Simon
Caldecott, says the company has had a good year in 2012 so far and
looking ahead for the rest of the year and to 2013, it sees the training
market as a big driver. "One of the things we're going to do is to get
back into the training market in a big way," Caldecott told AVweb
podcast at Sun 'n Fun on Wednesday. "When you look at the stand here
and see that J-3 Cub there, training was the roots of Piper Aircraft and
I believe that's what we need to be focussed on, as well as our M-class
[Mirage and Merdian] aircraft. We're going to really push hard on that
and I expect to at least double our volume on trainers over the next two
or three years." More...
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SEEKS LSA CERT., PASSES MILESTONE
With over 20 years in the
business, SeaRey has become the most popular very light amphibian on the
market, with a tight-knit community, some 500 examples flying and hopes
for LSA certification within the year (maybe by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh).
The company prides itself on providing a safe, affordable, fun and
versatile aircraft capable of taking owners into and out of areas of the
country that might otherwise be inaccessible. It flies with an open or
closed sliding canopy and has performance on a Rotax 912 or 914 that's
well-suited to the LSA category. Customers say it's both docile in the
air and maneuverable on the water. At Sun 'n Fun 2012, AVweb
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(without engine or avionics) and the soon-to-be roughly $120,000 LSA.
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FOREFLIGHT TEAM ON WIRELESS WEATHER FOR IPAD
At Sun 'n Fun
this week, Sporty's Pilot Shop introduced Stratus, the first completely
wire-free weather receiver for the iPad. The small $799 device streams
information from GPS and ADS-B with no monthly subscription costs. The
unit collects NEXRAD radar, text weather, TFRs and aircraft position,
and wirelessly streams that data to the popular ForeFlight Mobile app
for iOS devices. "Stratus delivers exactly what pilots have been asking
for -- a simple, smart and subscription-free way to view in-flight
weather on their iPad," said Sporty's Vice President John Zimmerman.
"It's incredibly easy to use, with just one button and virtually no
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AT CESSNA: FIKI FOR CORVALIS, CLOUD SOFTWARE, POLICE
Cessna's new version of the Corvalis, the TTX, will
include an option for flight into known icing, the company said at Sun
'n Fun this week. The FIKI system can provide up to two and a half hours
of protection from most ice attaching to the airframe, with virtually no
impact on performance, Cessna said. The TTX, which is scheduled to start
deliveries late this year, will also feature upgraded Garmin avionics
with touch screens. The company also introduced a couple of new software
products and an "Enforcer" package to integrate surveillance equipment
into its airplanes for law-enforcement customers. More...
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