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ANNOUNCES REGIONAL JET
The regional airliner market got more
interesting last week as India's government-sponsored National Aerospace
Industries announced it was planning a 110- to 120-seat jet. The
announcement creates a crowd in a market that doesn't seem to have many
buyers at the moment. For instance, Bombardier's CSeries has but 80
orders and the Chinese, Russian and Japanese entrants are counting
heavily on domestic sales to justify their development plans. Some
analysts say the Indian project is as much an exercise in national pride
as it is an aircraft development program and the new jet, if it's ever
built, will likely find buyers only on the subcontinent. Meanwhile, the
turboprop airliner market also heated up and France's ATR announced
plans for a clean-sheet 90-seat turboprop twin. More...
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FOCUSES ON ASIAN AVIATION
Asia is a bright spot for the
aviation industry and the local industry is doing its best to capitalize
on the growth that's anticipated. The Pillars of Aviation Summit will be held in Kuala
Lumpur's Palace of the Golden Horses June 28-29. The conference will
emphasize how companies based in the area can grow their businesses but
it's obvious that interest isn't confined to Asian firms.
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60 TIRE MAINTENANCE AD ISSUED
Operators of Lear 60 aircraft
will have to check the tire pressure every four days starting July 10.
The FAA issued a final rule on Tuesday mandating the maintenance
procedure after it was determined underinflated tires caused a cascade
of failures that led to a charter aircraft running off the end of a
runway in Columbia, S.C., killing four of the six aboard. The NTSB determined
the tires blew during the takeoff run and took out sensors that
controlled the thrust reversers, resulting in their automatic retraction
just when the crew needed them the most. The pilot didn't know the
reversers were stowed, and firewalled the throttles as the plane went
through the airport fence and hit a hill on the other side of a highway.
Bombardier has since redesigned the systems making them less likely to
fail in a tire blowout. More...
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REVIEW RAISES ISSUES WITH LSA SYSTEM
The FAA has released its
final report on its assessment of the light sport aircraft industry, and
it identifies four areas that need improvement (executive summary here; PDF of the full report here).
The FAA team found that most of the 30 LSA facilities they visited
couldn't fully support their assertion that their aircraft meet industry
consensus standards. The report suggests that "relying solely on the
manufacturer's statements of compliance, for the issuance of
airworthiness certificates, should be reconsidered." Dan Johnson,
chairman of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, said in his
blog this week that the report is "tough love" for the industry. "Top
FAA and NTSB officials have publicly and repeatedly said they are
generally satisfied with the safety record of this five-year-old
industry," he said. But the report "shows many ways the industry must
improve... with an implied 'or else' lurking in the margins," Johnson
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MISHAP AT D.C.'S REAGAN NATIONAL
A vintage Boeing Stearman
biplane flipped upside down after landing on Runway 1 at Reagan National
Airport in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday morning. The pilot and one
passenger, a reporter for the Washington Post, both walked away,
apparently unhurt, but the runway was shut down for over an hour until
the airplane could be removed by a crane. The Stearman was one of a
flight of eight vintage aircraft that were flying into Washington to
promote a new aviation-themed Imax film showing at the Smithsonian
National Air & Space Museum. In a pair of videos posted online, one from inside the cockpit
and one from the ground, it appears that the airplane nosed over almost
immediately upon touching down. The pilot, Mike Treschel, and passenger
Ashley Halsey got out very quickly. The NTSB sent a team to investigate
the incident. More...
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AT RISHWORTH AVIATION
Ian Harman has been hired as the Senior
Consultant-Engineering for Rishworth Aviation in Auckland, New Zealand.
His major role will be to recruit engineers.
TO SIGNATURE FLIGHT SUPPORT
Vickie Elgin has been appointed sales
manager for Signature Flight Support. She was formerly at Western
Petroleum Company as sales manager for contract fuel. More...
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