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GETTING READY FOR GA
Last week the Civil Aviation
Administration of China unveiled more significant legislation to aid Chinese
GA growth. The release of the General Aviation Airport Construction
Standards (draft) for public commenting occurred on November 30, the
first anniversary of the central government's official announcement for
airspace reform. (Click here to download the .DOC file.) These
standards are the country's first set of governing rules over the
definition, planning and construction of general aviation airports.
BOLEN VISITS AOPA CHINA
A group headed by NBAA President Ed
Bolen made its first stop in Beijing on Dec. 1 to visit AOPA China
and discuss their interests in the Chinese business aviation
market. In that meeting, Bolen's group met with Feng Zhang, Deputy
Director General of AOPA China. The groups expressed strong interest in
China's fast-growing market, especially within the economical and
political landscape of Beijing, where AOPA China is based. Mr. Zhang
expressed his view that public perception in China currently associates
business aviation with luxury and wealth as opposed to
productivity. Zhang noted that a clear shift of focus to business
aviation's utilitarian values is needed to gain more government backing
and broader market appeal. There were other concerns.
ADMINISTRATOR RANDY BABBITT RESIGNS
A release was posted Dec.
6, 2011, to the FAA website under the title, "Statement from Randy
Babbitt." That statement follows here in its entirety: "Today I
submitted my resignation to Secretary Ray LaHood and it has been
accepted. Serving as FAA Administrator has been an absolute honor and
the highlight of my professional career. But I am unwilling to let
anything cast a shadow on the outstanding work done 24 hours a day, 7
days a week by my colleagues at the FAA. They run the finest and
safest aviation system in the world and I am grateful that I had the
opportunity to work alongside them. I am confident in their ability to
successfully carry out all of the critical safety initiatives underway
and the improvements that the FAA has planned. I also want to thank
Secretary LaHood for his leadership and dedication to the safety of the
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"PUBLIC" OPS NEED CLARITY
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OPENS IN FLORIDA
Embraer opened a new customer center at the
Melbourne, Fla., airport on Monday, and delivered the first
U.S.-assembled Phenom 100 to its owner. The 58,000-square foot facility
cost $50 million and took three years to build. It will house customer
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