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HITS RJ AT JFK (WITH AUDIO AND VIDEO)
An Air France A380's wing
clipped the tail of parked a Comair CRJ 700m, Comair Flight 6293, while
the superjumbo was taxiing Monday night at JFK, and spun the smaller jet
nearly 90 degrees. No major injuries were reported due to the collision.
The same can't be said for the aircraft. Click through for video of the
incident along with a clip that includes the audio exchange that
COALITION ADDRESSES HOUSE COMMITTEE
The Coalition To Save Our
GPS has added members and is taking its fight to prevent the
potential jamming of GPS signals by a proposed wireless broadband
network to Washington. The coalition, which now counts all major
aviation groups and GPS manufacturers along with marine and agriculture
interests among its members, submitted a statement to the House Energy
and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on the widely
feared impact of LightSquared's plan to erect 40,000 transmission towers
to distribute wireless broadband to rural areas. As we
reported in February, it's not the service itself that has the GPS
group worried, it's the frequency band that's been allocated.
Owners and Operators Meet in
Debate Taxation in Business Aviation
Following the success of previous Legal Aviation Workshops (LAWs), the
new event on Legal Aspects of Taxation in Business Aviation
take place in San Francisco, California. This is a unique opportunity to
debate taxation-related issues for business aircraft operators and
owners. The expert speakers are from Aero & Marine Tax
Professionals, Aero Law Group, and Allen Matkins. Alumni and students of
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University receive a 10% discount for
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OPENS APRIL 13
Aero Friedrichshafen, Europe's largest general
aviation show and one of the largest in the world, opens April 13 in the
picturesque town on the German shore of Lake Constance. Organizers say
there are more than 550 exhibitors from 26 countries filling more than
800,000 square feet of exhibit space in 11 halls. The show runs through
April 16. The world's major light aircraft OEMs will all be there and
the show is always a showcase of the latest in Light Sport type aircraft
and gliders. Aero was one of the first shows to embrace electric
aircraft and that tradition continues this year. More...
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|Did You Buy a Pilatus in 2010? You Weren't Alone
HAS BEST YEAR EVER
There are exceptions to every rule and
while most of the aviation industry endured a brutal year in 2010,
Swiss-based Pilatus says it had its best year ever. The company said
revenues and profits were up by 11 percent over the previous year ($730
million and $98 million respectively) and it took $400 million in new
orders. It also delivered its 1,000th PC-12; the year's deliveries
included repeat orders from early customers like Australia's Royal
Flying Doctor Service, which took its 33rd PC-12, and the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police, which added three PC-12s to its fleet. The new
deliveries are all the NG model with Honeywell glass panels and other
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MONICA AMENDMENT IN REAUTHORIZATION BILL
While many would
accept a U.S. Court of Appeals decision as the final word on most
issues, the friction between Santa Monica Airport and its tightly packed
neighbors seems to find new ways to flare up. Two months ago the court
affirmed the contract between the city of Santa Monica and the FAA which
prevents the city from banning any type of "aeronautical use" from SMO
because of the grant money it's accepted from the FAA. The latest
wrinkle is an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill inserted just
before House passage of its version a couple of weeks ago by Rep. Henry
Waxman. The amendment would require the FAA to enter "good faith"
negotiations with Santa Monica to address safety concerns the city and
some residents feel are raised by business jet traffic at the airport.
"The amendment I offer today is simple and straightforward," Waxman is
quoted by the Lookout News as saying in his address to the
House. "It urges the FAA to continue its discussion with the City of
Santa Monica to identify a meaningful solution to address serious safety
concerns at the Santa Monica Airport. More...
NUYS IN DECLINE
Van Nuys Airport, the generally accepted
"busiest" GA airport in the U.S. has fallen on hard times. According to
the Los Angeles Daily News, not only did VNY lose the
title for the the most general aviation operations to Phoenix's Deer
Valley more than three years ago, there now seems to be concern about
the future viability of the iconic airport. There were 337,000
operations at VNY last year, a 40 percent reduction from the high of
607,000 in 1999. "If I was a doctor and Van Nuys was a patient, I'd be
calling the family over, and calling for a priest," said Cessna 210
owner George Hulett. "But if better management can come in soon, it
could survive." In fact everyone interviewed for the story, including
50-year lessee Clay Lacy, said airport owner/operator Los Angeles World
Airports is to blame for mismanaging the facility into its current
state. Lacy said LAWA's answer to declining revenues has been to raise
rents and that's forcing more businesses to look elsewhere.
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|R. D. Wooten|
Wooten is Cutter Aviation's new regional aircraft sales manager for the
Southwest. He was previously at TBM.
JOINS JET SOURCE
Cal Lewis is the new Maintenance Manager
145 for Jet Source and responsible for the company's FAA-approved
airframe and engine maintenance business.
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Development of the Martin Jetpack is continuing in New
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FOUNDATION'S KYLE & AMANDA FRANKLIN FUND
The aviation community is coming together to help Kyle
and Amanda Franklin get back on their feet and eventually back in the
air after their mishap at Air Fiesta at the Brownsville/South Padre
Island Airport. If you'd like to contribute, click on the banner at
right to visit the ICAS Foundation web site. More...
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