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|Top News: Udvar Hazy, ILFC Reportedly Separating||back to
HAZY OUT AS ILFC CHAIRMAN?
Financial publications are
reporting that Steven Udvar Hazy has left the chairmanship of
International Lease Finance Corp. after parent company,
government-supported insurer AIG decided against selling ILFC, the
largest aircraft leasing company in the world. Hazy co-founded the
company and sold it to AIG during better times. With AIG under
government supervision, thanks to an $80 billion bailout, Hazy had been
reportedly rounding up investors in a bid to take back the company. AIG
and Hazy have been unavailable for comment to all the publications that
have tried to contact them. As has Douglas Steenland, the former CEO of
Northwest Airlines, who is reported the new chairman of ILFC.
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GATEWAY AIRPORTS ADDED
ADIZ-like restrictions have been
imposed for private aircraft traveling to the 2010 Olympic Games in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada next month. All private aircraft
heading to Vancouver will have to land in a "gateway" airport before
going to Vancouver. Thorough security screenings and searches will be
done at the gateways and the aircraft must go nonstop to Vancouver from
there. Customs will be cleared on the ramp at Vancouver International
and no one will be allowed to leave their aircraft until after the
customs check. More...
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ASKED TO MOVE JETS TO VAN NUYS
A Congressional candidate in
Los Angeles is asking celebrities to plant their carbon footprint
somewhere besides Santa Monica Airport. Democrat Marcy Winograd is
suggesting Van Nuys. The candidate for the 36th District has sent
letters to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, actors Julia Roberts, Tom Cruise
and John Travolta and director Stephen Spielberg asking them to take a
"no jet pledge" at SMO. Winograd cited pollution concerns in sending the
letter, which has not garnered any responses yet. "The health and well
being of people in West L.A. should take precedence over convenience,"
she told The Santa Monica Daily Press. She said she's not
suggesting the stars give up their jets, just move them to Van Nuys
where the runways are a little farther away from homes and businesses.
It's the latest wrinkle in the ongoing battle over SMO, at which the
local city council has been trying unsuccessfully to curtail jet
activity for years. The environmental angle got their attention.
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|Changes in FS21 Bring AFSS into the 21st Century||back to
CHANGE SHOULD BENEFIT GA, SAYS NBAA
It took six years of
effort, but the FAA has upgraded its traffic flow management system
(TFMS) to make it more effective for general aviation flights, NBAA said this week. Prior to the upgrade,
general-aviation flight plans submitted to the Flight Service FS21
system more than three hours before departure were held and weren't
transmitted to the TFMS, resulting in an inaccurate reflection of GA
demand information to traffic management, says NBAA. Thanks to a new
interface, traffic managers now can see flight-plan data up to 17 hours
prior to departure, which should help them to plan more efficiently.
"Operators filing IFR flight plans through Flight Service should do so
as early as possible to ensure the maximum effectiveness of this
enhancement," says NBAA. More...
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MARKET, FLIGHT SCHOOLS BOOST GA SALES
No question that 2009
was a bleak year for the U.S. economy, but some GA manufacturers made
positive progress in the global market. Pilatus, based in Switzerland, had the best year
ever for its PC-12 NG turboprop, delivering 100 copies worldwide.
"Achieving 100 deliveries in a single year is a significant milestone
for Pilatus and the PC-12 NG production program," said Ignaz Gretener,
vice president of general aviation at Pilatus. "This would be true in
any year, but the fact we did it last year is simply outstanding." Diamond also announced this week that it has sold
seven airplanes in Australia to the University of South Wales aviation
department, six single-engine DA40s and a DA42 twin, through its
regional distributor, Hawker Pacific. All of the aircraft will be equipped
with Garmin G1000 glass cockpits and will be delivered over the next six
months. It will be the biggest Diamond delivery ever in Australia,
according to the university. Cirrus Aircraft also announced this week a sale of 16 SR20 airplanes to
Purdue University's Department of Aviation Technology, which will
replace the current fleet of Piper Warriors. More...
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input and our own reflection, we've decided the headline is misleading
and doesn't reflect the events of that day, which included a successful
off-airport landing with no damage to the aircraft. The headline has
been changed. AVweb regrets the error. More...
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