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SUIT TARGETS 100LL
A California environmental group has
served notice it will sue more than 40 suppliers of avgas in the state
to force them to stop selling it. The Center for Environmental Health has given a
legally-required 60 days of notice to all the major oil companies that
sell 100LL and the FBOs that pump it at 25 airports to stop. "The oil
and aviation industries need to know Californians will not tolerate lead
pollution that threatens our health and healthy environments," Michael
Green, executive director of CEH, said in a statement. "We expect the
industries to take immediate action to eliminate pollution that
endangers children and families who live, work and play near airports
across the state." CEH cites a 2008 EPA report s that show avgas is polluting the
air and in some cases groundwater around airports with piston traffic.
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GA CHIEF RESIGNS
AOPA is reporting that Brian Delauter, the GA General Manager of the Transportation Security
Administration is leaving after less than two years in the post to
return to the private sector. AOPA CEO Craig Fuller said Delauter's GA
experience was an asset in his assumption of the role in 2009 and his
leadership will be missed. "We are hopeful that Administrator [John]
Pistole will build on the relationships Brian developed with general
aviation industry and pilots by finding a successor with a similarly
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REPORT: PISTON SHIPMENTS UP
In the first quarter of this
year, 188 piston aircraft were delivered by U.S. manufacturers, compared
to 166 in the first quarter of last year, a 13-percent increase, the
General Aviation Manufacturers Association reported on Tuesday. "This good news may be
indicative of the start of a recovery in the traditional markets
that we hope will accelerate," said GAMA President Pete Bunce. However,
business jet deliveries failed to show growth. Shipments were down 22
percent, with 166 deliveries in the first quarter of this year, compared
to 188 last year. Just 56 turboprops were delivered, a 6.7-percent
decline. "This has been a very difficult year to date as a result of the
slow economic recovery in North America and Europe," said Bunce. A U.S.
tax provision that allows 100-percent expensing might help turn things
around, he added. More...
OF CHANGE? PIPER, CITATIONAIR UPBEAT
A "substantial" bump in
sales of the Meridian turboprop helped drive an upward performance trend
for Piper Aircraft in the first quarter of this year to $26 million in
billings, the company said this week. The Meridian sells for more
than $2 million, and Piper delivered seven in the first quarter 2011,
compared to only two in the first quarter 2010. Although delivery
numbers declined from 30 to 26, aircraft billings overall were up more
than 40 percent over last year's first quarter, due to a higher
proportion of more expensive aircraft sold. "Strenuous efforts" by the
company contributed to the improvement, said Piper CEO Geoffrey Berger.
CitationAir also said this week it is recalling all of its furloughed
pilots. The company, based in Greenwich, Conn., had placed 85 pilots on
furlough in 2009. All of those pilots have now been offered their jobs
back, the company said, and 53 have already returned. More...
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"JETMAN" ROSSY CONQUERS CANYON
Rossy, the Swiss pilot known as "Jetman" for flying a unique
jet-propelled wing attached to his back, has successfully flown above
the Grand Canyon, after canceling a scheduled attempt last Friday. The
flight occurred in Nevada over the weekend, sponsor Breitling announced on Tuesday. "My first flight in the U.S.
is sure to be one of the most memorable experiences in my life, not only
for the sheer beauty of the Grand Canyon but the honor to fly in sacred
Native American lands," Rossy said in a news release. "Thank you Mother
Nature and the Hualapai Tribe for making my lifelong dreams come true."
Rossy launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet above the canyon, and
steering only by movement of his body, flew at speeds up to 190 mph for
more than eight minutes at altitudes as low as 200 feet above the canyon
rim. He then deployed a parachute and landed safely on the canyon floor.
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SET FOR EBACE
The second biggest business aviation show in
the world is less than a week away and judging by the email traffic, the
European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition is looking to tap
into that elusive recovery that has been hoped for and predicted for so
long. The show gets under way at PALEXPO at Geneva International Airport
next Tuesday and all the players in the business aviation industry will
participate. About 500 exhibitors are registered and the static display
will have hundreds of aircraft. More...
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TAKES NEW BUSINESS JET CENTER ROLE
Jamie Ross is the chief brand manager for
Business Jet Center. She was appointed to the newly created job after
working as executive flight solutions manager for Business Jet Access, a
sister company to BJC. More...
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