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|AVflash! Michelle Obama's Lesson in
LADY'S PLANE IN LOSS OF SEPARATION INCIDENT
The latest air
traffic control SNAFU on Tuesday evening involved a plane carrying First
Lady Michelle Obama when controllers at Andrews Air Force Base ordered a
go around. The First Lady's C-40, a military version of the Boeing 737
operated by a Guard unit, was handed off by the Potomac TRACON about
three miles behind a C-17, instead of the required five miles. Officials
were quick to point out that there was never any danger of collision and
the go around was a precaution. The FAA is interested in knowing how the
loss of separation occurred and the TRACON will undoubtedly be a busy
place Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, the agency is also dealing with the
suspension of a controller and supervisor in Cleveland after it was
reported that the controller was watching a movie while on duty. "For a
little more than three minutes, the controller's microphone was
inadvertently activated, transmitting the soundtrack of the movie over
the radio frequency for that airspace," the FAA said in a statement. The
incident occurred shortly after midnight at the Cleveland Air Route
Traffic Control Center. The controller was watching the movie on a
portable electronic device while working a radar position, the FAA said.
The stuck-mic problem was brought to the attention of ATC by the pilot
of a military aircraft using an alternate frequency. More...
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MAY LOSE KEY WORKERS
Diamond Aircraft says other companies
are snapping up engineers and other workers laid off three weeks ago
when the London, Ontario, Canada planemaker suspended its D-Jet program.
The company has run out of money to continue the development of the
D-Jet and is waiting for a decision on a $35 million loan from the
Canadian government. A total of 213 people were laid off and within a
week, Piper held a job fair looking for engineers for its aggressive
Altaire jet program. Piper spokeswoman Jackie Carlon told the London Free Press that as many as 25
engineers may be making the move from London to Vero Beach. Meanwhile,
the Free Press is also reporting that Bombardier is rumored to have made
offers to 85 workers for jobs on its Lear 85 development program in
Wichita. Diamond CEO Peter Maurer said the brain drain will delay the
D-Jet and add costs. "It is dire. We would lose employees. It is a
difficult situation for everyone," he said. More...
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ADAM 500 IN THE WORKS
The new owner of assets of Adam
Aircraft says he intends to certify an improved version of the A500
push/pull piston twin rather than resume manufacturing the aircraft
under its existing certification. Thomas Hsueh, owner of Triton
Aerospace, of Anacortes, Wash., told the Skagit Valley Herald he's not satisfied with the
aircraft as it was certified and the new aircraft, as yet unnamed, will
weigh 800 to 1,000 pounds less than the original. Hsueh said he's not
happy about the recertification plan but it's the only alternative to
get the airplane he wants and one he's sure has a "pent-up demand."
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ATTRACTS MOST EXHIBITORS EVER
With the show still a month
away, the organizers of the 11th European Business Aviation Convention &
Exhibition said this week they have signed up more than 460 exhibitors,
making it the biggest EBACE ever. The event, from May 17 to 19 in
Geneva, Switzerland, is still accepting more reservations for space. The
previous record was set in 2008, when the show attracted 445 exhibitors.
The show is jointly sponsored every year by the European Business
Aviation Association and the U.S.-based National Business Aviation
Association. Besides vendor exhibits and static displays at Geneva
International Airport, the event features workshops about operational
issues, news conferences, and educational forums. More...
Diamond Aircraft Announces
Cash Credit Spring Incentives
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demonstrator DA20, DA40, DA42 and HK36 aircraft with Diamond
's Cash Credit Spring Incentive Program. (Valid for North
American deliveries only for orders placed by April
FOR SMALL JETS UNVEILED
Rockwell Collins has unveiled what it
says is the first head-up guidance system (HGS) designed for small and
medium-sized business jets. The HGS-3500 was revealed at the Corporate
Aviation Safety Seminar in San Diego. The system will run off a Collins
Pro-Line Fusion panel and display enhanced and synthetic vision images.
Rockwell Collins spokesman Greg Irmen said the gear is a "breakthrough
system that brings this advanced capability to thousands of aircraft
that never before had access to the safety benefits of head-up flying."
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air after their mishap at Air Fiesta at the Brownsville/South Padre
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