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The LSA show is January 19-22, 2012
features conventional aircraft, kitplanes, powered parachutes, trikes,
gyros, amphibians, and innovative designs such as electrically powered
aircraft 150+ aircraft on display. If it exists in the
recreational aviation market, it will be at Expo! Over 12,500 aviation
enthusiasts attended last year for demonstration flights, EAA forums,
and what's new in the LSA market.
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FEES BACK IN PLAY
A deficit-reduction plan proposed by
President Barack Obama on Monday includes user fees for some general
aviation flights, a move quickly opposed by GA advocates. Nine groups,
including AOPA, EAA, GAMA, and NBAA, issued a statement on Monday expressing "unified opposition"
to the proposal. "We believe this per-flight tax not only imposes a
significant new administrative burden on general aviation operators who
currently pay through an efficient per-gallon fuel charge at the pump,
but it will also necessitate the creation of a costly new federal
collection bureaucracy," the groups said in a joint statement. The
president proposed a fee of $100 per flight to be paid directly to the
FAA. Not all flights would be affected, however. More...
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OUT, KLAPMEIER IN AT CIRRUS
Cirrus Aircraft announced on
Monday that co-founder Dale Klapmeier is now the CEO, and Brent Wouters,
who held that post since 2009, is no longer with the company. "Along
with our new owners, our commitment is stronger than ever to the same
goals and ideals that we had when we started the company more than 25
years ago," Klapmeier said in a news release. "And that goal is to make
the dream of flight a reality for more people, both in the U.S. and
around the world. Today we are at the beginning of the next chapter of
the reinvention of personal transportation." The company finalized
a deal in June to be sold to CAIGA, China's general aviation
conglomerate. "The timing of this change was not unexpected," Cirrus
spokesman Todd Simmons told AVweb on Monday. "It's supported by
the executive team and by the board." More...
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CUTS CRJ LINE, APPOINTS TRAVOLTA
Bombardier is cutting
production of its CRJ regional jet series due to a slowdown in orders,
but there won't be any layoffs as a result. The company says it has more
than enough work for the about 350 workers who will be affected at the
company's Mirabel, Quebec, CRJ plant. Bombardier currently has the
CSeries airliner, Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets and the
Learjet 85 under development and will simply shift workers to those
projects. It's not saying how much production will be reduced but the
CRJ backlog is now at about 60 aircraft, or 15 months, and the company
likes to have about 18 months worth of work ahead of it on all its
production lines. It says the future market looks strong for CRJs and
production can be adjusted in the future if need be. Meanwhile,
Bombardier signed actor and pilot John Travolta to a promotional role
with its business jet division. More...
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|Public Jets, Private Obligations, and Media
GENERAL" UNDER FIRE
It seems the stigma of "private" jet
travel extends even to top-ranked military officers in Canada, where the
country's top soldier will likely pay back part of the cost for at least
one trip he took in a Royal Canadian Air Force Challenger bizjet. Gen.
Walt Natynczyk, Canada's Chief of Defense Staff (the equivalent of the
chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the U.S.), has been under fire
for the use of the aircraft to meet his family for a Caribbean vacation
in January of 2010. The story first came out without comment from
Natynczyk, who explained that he had missed his charter flight because
he was commanding a repatriation ceremony for four soldiers and a
Canadian journalist killed in fighting in Afghanistan. His boss, Defense
Minister Peter MacKay, then authorized a Challenger flight to allow the
general to get to St. Maarten so he could get on a cruise ship in time
to be with his family. At first, Natynczyk blew off the reports labeling
him a "jet-setting general," but then he had a chat with Prime Minister
Stephen Harper. More...
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CLAIMS BIOFUEL "BREAKTHROUGH"
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SYNVIS ON THE IPAD
Garmin's new 796 has a touchscreen and 3D vision --
but so can an iPad. It's not as robust as any certified system (or even
the AV8OR Horizon, nee VistaNav) but it would certainly help keep
the sunny side up in the clouds if you ever needed it. It looks pretty
cool, too. More...
GARMIN'S NEW 796 -- PRODUCT TOUR
At AOPA Summit in Hartford, Garmin
will unveil its latest portable, the touchscreen aera 796. Take a video
tour of the navigator's features, which include synthetic vision,
enhanced chart functions, and a new touchscreen interface.
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