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NEW CEO FOR CESSNA
Just a few weeks after CEO Jack
Pelton left the company, Cessna has a new leader, Scott Ernest, who
was formerly with GE Aviation. "Scott is a talented global business
leader who has strong expertise in the aviation industry," said Scott
Donnelly, CEO of Textron, Cessna's parent company. "Accelerating
Cessna's new product and service development, strengthening its
manufacturing and sourcing operations, and intensifying its global
expansion efforts are key to moving Cessna forward. Scott brings an
extensive track record of success in these areas along with a reputation
as an outstanding leader. I am confident that he is the ideal person to
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SETS OUT AIRSPACE PLAN
Chinese authorities say that while
more airspace will be opened for general aviation, pilots can't expect
the "free-for-all" atmosphere of the U.S. and, in some ways, flying will
be more strictly controlled than it is now. "Authorities will be
stricter with the issuing of pilot licenses and assess the qualification
of the aircraft and capabilities of those pilots who want to fly low
altitude," Cai Jun, head of the air traffic control department under the
general headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Air Force, told
People's Daily. "A system to punish violators will ensure those who fly
outside of pre-established boundaries will be punished," he said. The
goal is to prevent the "haphazard and even dangerous flying" that occurs
in the U.S. and other countries and to "try to learn from the mistakes
in the U.S. To that end, there won't be much, if any, uncontrolled
airspace in China, the report says. More...
There's Nothing Light About
Meet the latest and greatest member of the world's most successful
family of light jets, the Citation CJ4
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and communication systems. All this equals an aircraft that is flexible
enough to meet the requirements of many mid-sized aircraft at light jet
costs, plus the service reputation of Cessna to back up your decision.
It's what every light jet aspires to be.
EXTENDS FAA FUNDING ONE MONTH
While aviation advocates
continue to lobby for a stable, long-term FAA funding plan, Congress
last week agreed to extend current funding for the agency through June
30. The bill is now awaiting President Obama's signature. The obstacles
to creating a long-term funding plan, according to U.S. Rep. Jerry
Costello, are two "poison-pill" provisions that Republicans in the House
have refused to remove from their version of the bill. Those provisions
call for $4 billion in funding cuts, which Costello says would hurt the
U.S. economy and reduce aviation safety, and the repeal of an existing
law that protects collective bargaining rights for some airline workers.
Both houses of Congress have approved funding bills this year, but their
differences must now be reconciled before a final version can become
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7X FLEET REMAINS GROUNDED
It's been almost a week since the
worldwide fleet of Falcon 7X aircraft was grounded and there is still no
word on when there will be a fix to the runaway pitch trim fault that
led to the emergency AD. A 7X crew experienced the malfunction May 25
while on descent. The crew was able to regain control and land the
aircraft uneventfully. There are 112 aircraft affected and the fleet has
accumulated 70,000 flight hours. This is the first reported incidence of
pitch trim problems, the company said last week. As might be expected,
there were some high-profile disruptions caused by the grounding.
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AIRLINES OK'S IPAD FOR COCKPIT
Alaska Airlines is now giving
iPads to all of its pilots to replace 25 pounds of flight manuals.
"We've been exploring the idea of an electronic flight bag for several
years, but never found a device we really liked," said Gary Beck, Alaska
Airlines' vice president of flight operations. "When the iPad hit the
market, we took one look at it and said this is the perfect fit." By
mid-June, all of the airline's pilots will have iPads. The airline is
also exploring using the iPad to replace paper aeronautical charts. The
airline said the iPad will eventually eliminate up to 50 pounds of paper
per cockpit, saving on fuel costs and reducing back and muscle injuries
to overloaded pilots. More...
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