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The CEO of Diamond Aircraft's Canadian
operations in London, Ontario, says the takeover of the company is good
news for the workers and will ensure the D-JET gets to market. It was
announced Monday that a majority interest in Diamond was acquired by
Medrar Financial Group, of Dubai, for an undisclosed sum. In an interview with the London Free Press on Tuesday,
Peter Maurer said the company will benefit in several ways from the
purchase. "This gives us the financial strength to complete the (D-JET)
program," Maurer said. "We're getting expertise in business and the
financial side." Diamond has 220 workers at the London plant and Maurer
said another 200 could be added if the D-JET sells well. The deal also
includes the piston products made by the company. More...
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|Déjà Vu All Over Again: Eclipse's Big Splash at
NETS ORDERS FOR NEW MODEL
Considering the scale of the deals
routinely announced at the Dubai Air Show, $12.5 million in orders
wouldn't normally register on the media radar but the sale of five
Eclipse 550 very light jets marks one of the most remarkable turnarounds
in aviation history. Eclipse Aerospace announced it would start taking
orders for the updated version of the Eclipse 500 at NBAA in October and
said resumption of production (subassemblies in Poland, final assembly
in Albuquerque) would depend on sales. Although there may have been some
sales as a result of the October announcement, this is the first public
confirmation that production will, indeed, resume. Eclipse's order came
against a backdrop of blockbuster deals in which billions of dollars was
committed for hundreds of airplanes. 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
. It delivers more
speed and greater range while retaining the pilot-friendly and
single-pilot-certified operations of the CJ family. The CJ4's
cabin is larger, more comfortable, and outfitted with new entertainment
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.
AT DUBAI: SLEEK UAV; TWIN-ROTOR HELICOPTER
The 12th biennial
Dubai Airshow is open this week, and it's the biggest ever for the
venue, with about 1,000 exhibitors, 12 percent more than in 2009. Among
the new designs that are getting attention are the United 40, a
prototype UAV from Adcom with a sleek S-shaped fuselage and a tandem
wing. "We like challenging aerodynamic concepts," said Adcom CEO Ali Al
Dhaheri, in the Arabian Aerospace Online News. The hybrid-powered
UAV has no elevators, but pitch is controlled by varying the incidence
of the forward wing. It's designed to carry weapons. Also, Quest
Helicopters, a new company based in Dubai, unveiled its design for a
twin-rotor, fly-by-wire helicopter. More...
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AIRLINES IN CRISIS
Depressing financial results from India's
second largest airline Tuesday intensified debate about the future of
the industry and the level of government involvement. Kingfisher
Airlines, owned by liquor mogul Vijay Mallya, who More...
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EXPANDS SKYHAWK AD
The FAA wants to expand an airworthiness
directive that affects the Cessna 172 fleet to include another 768
airplanes. A proposed AD published on Monday directs operators to
inspect the fuel return line assembly for chafing and clearance, and if
necessary to replace and adjust the line. The AD aims to prevent leaks
that could lead to fuel vapors or fire in the cabin, and will cost
operators up to $250 per aircraft. The original AD was issued in 2008.
Since then, the FAA said, it has had a report of chafing found in an
aircraft with a serial number that was not part of that AD.
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INSIDER BLOG: RAMP DELAYS EDUCATE US
The DOT decided
to get the airlines' attention by fining American Eagle $900,000 for
ramp delays longer than three hours. It sure succeeded, but now the
airlines may be canceling more flights as a result. If you're a
passenger, you live in the Village of the Damned and in his
latest post to the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli asks
though in the know to explain why the airlines are having such a hard
time hitting the target on this new requirement. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
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PREMIER EDITION DIAMOND DA40 FLIGHT TRIAL
Diamond's DA40 Star is a popular entry-level and
midspeed cruiser, but it lacks air conditioning and other options. Fort
Lauderdale's Premier Aircraft added a rich options list to the airplane,
and in this report, Aviation Consumer's Paul Bertorelli took a
trial flight. More...
JEPPESEN'S MOBILE FLITEDECK (PART 1)
summer, Jeppesen rolled out its iPad-based Mobile FliteDeck, a complete
chart manager system for owners who already subscribe to Jeppesen's
electronic charting products. In this video, AVweb launches the
first of three Product Minutes to review the new app. More...
JEPPESEN'S MOBILE FLITEDECK (PART 2)
Jeppesen's new Mobile FliteDeck is a route-based app
that compiles approach plates and procedures from Jeppesen's charting
materials. In this video, part two of three, Paul Bertorelli takes a
look at how its route functions work. More...
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