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Russia has restructured its airspace in
a move that's bound to foster more GA activity in the country. Gone is
the requirement to submit a detailed flight plan at least 24 hours in
advance. Flight notification can now be done an hour in advance online.
The changes were announced in April and went into effect Monday.
According to TASS the new rules and airspace designations "are
designed to meet the standards and recommended practices of the
International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)." Perhaps the biggest
change is the creation of uncontrolled airspace. More...
Sporty's SP-400: "Better
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FAA DELAYS HURT AVIATION INDUSTRY
The FAA needs to a better
job of issuing certifications and approvals, the Government
Accountability Office concluded in a recent report. A lack of efficiency
and consistency in how the FAA interprets its own rules adversely
affects the aviation industry, causing delays and higher costs, the
analysts found. To improve its performance, the GAO says, FAA should
develop a process to track how long it takes to act on requests for
certification or approval and the causes of each delay, then use that
data to assess the extent of delays and figure out how to better
allocate resources to reduce wait times. Also, the GAO says, the FAA
should use that data to create a system of measurable performance goals
and track performance toward those goals. More...
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TURBOPROP NOT READY FOR AOPA
Cessna says its single-engine
turboprop is not ready for prime time and will not be shown at AOPA
Summit in Long Beach next week. It had been widely speculated that the
company would unveil the project at the show but Bob Stangarone,
Cessna's VP of Corporate Communications, said the company is a long way
from that. "What we're flying is neither a prototype nor proof of
concept aircraft. It's a technology demonstrator to help us determine
how we could best fill the gap between the Corvalis and the Citation
Mustang," Stangarone told AVweb. "Any new aircraft introduction
would be some time away." More...
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CHARTER EYES CHINA MARKET
The first business jet to be
registered in Taiwan is a G550 and its owner hopes increased commerce
between Taiwan and China will lead to the creation of a brisk charter
business between the two countries. Win Air held a grand opening for its
new charter and jet management service in Taipei last week and owner
Terry Gou told Focus Taiwan it's the first business of its kind in
Taiwan. Win Air already had two U.S.-registered Gulfstreams in operation
before it put Taiwanese marks on its newest aircraft. The company flies
primarily to Europe and the U.S. right now but Gou is hoping a change in
regulations will lead to exponential growth of his business to 20
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TKS RETROFITS UNDERWAY
TKS glycol-based anti-icing retrofits
are now available for Cessna Caravans through CAV Aerospace in Salina,
Kan. Cessna announced the availability of the TKS system on new
cargo-pod-equipped Caravans in 2008. In the meantime, CAV has been
developing the retrofit, which was adopted by FedEx Express for its
fleet of 250 Caravans. It was announced two weeks ago that Yingling
Aviation, of Wichita, will install the CAV system on the FedEx Express
Caravans. CAV is turning its attention to the remaining 1,200 aircraft
in the fleet and the first one to undergo retrofit is certainly no
stranger to flying in icing conditions. More...
PROMOTED AT BBA
Mary Miller is now VP of Industry and
Government Affairs for BBA Aviation's U.S. operations. She was formerly
VP of Customer Relations for Signature Flight Support, a BBA company. More...
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Foreflight or WingX loaded, the iPad aces the plate reader function,
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