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CITED IN TBM-700 FREEWAY CRASH
All five people on board a
Socata TBM-700 were killed Tuesday morning after the single-engine
turboprop apparently lost a wing in flight, then spiraled to a crash in
the median of busy Interstate 287 in New Jersey and burned. Nobody on
the ground was hurt. The airplane had taken off from Teterboro just 14
minutes earlier, about 9:50 a.m., headed for Atlanta, the NTSB said on
Tuesday afternoon. The pilot and ATC discussed reports of icing in the
area. A chunk of the missing wing was found about a quarter-mile from
the wreckage, lodged in a tree. The airplane belonged to Jeffrey
Buckalew, 45, a New York investment banker, who was the pilot. Also on
board were Buckalew's wife and two children, a co-worker, and a dog.
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CONSUMER: CIRRUS SAFETY RECORD JUST AVERAGE
When the Cirrus
SR20 and 22 first appeared a dozen years ago, the models' full airframe
parachute system and stall/spin resistant wing were expected to set new
standards for light aircraft safety. But according to Aviation
Consumer's January edition, the Cirrus line has achieved, at best, a
middle of the road safety and accident record that makes its fatal
accident rate a bit better than Mooney and Piper high-performance
models, but a bit worse than the Columbia/Corvalis series and Cessna's
venerable 172 and 182. The magazine studied accident records dating back
as far as 30 years on 11 popular GA light aircraft. Among its findings
are that the Cirrus overall accident rate is 3.25/100,000, placing it
closer to the top of the list of airplanes Aviation Consumer considered
and about half of the GA average overall accident rate of 6.3/100,000.
Only Diamond's DA40 and DA42 had better overall accident
ratesdramatically so in the case of the DA40, whose fatal rate is
1.19, a little more than a sixth of the GA average. More...
The Paperless Enroute
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their destinations and leading to new opportunities for operational
efficiency. Learn about the evolution of aeronautical charts, the
challenges of paper charts, and the features and benefits of Mobile
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|Latest Legal Blow in the Battle of the
FILES FCC PETITION
LightSquared has thrown down a potentially
tricky legal gauntlet and challenged the Federal Communications
Commission to clarify its right to use the sliver of radio spectrum it
owns for a ground-based broadband network. In a petition for declaratory
ruling (PDF) filed Tuesday, the upstart broadband service
wholesaler repeats its claim that the manufacturers of GPS devices that
are affected by the broadband signals are to blame for the interference.
"It recently has become apparent that the commercial GPS industry has
manufactured, and sold to unsuspecting consumers, unlicensed and poorly
designed GPS receivers that 'listen' for radio signals both in the
'RNSS' frequency band in which the U.S. GPS system is intended to
operate, as well as across the adjacent 'MSS' frequency band that is not
intended for GPS use, and in which LightSquared is licensed," the
petition says. "The commercial GPS industry claims, without
justification, that these GPS receivers somehow are entitled to
'protection' from the LightSquared authorized operations ...."
LightSquared is also asking that the manufacturers of GPS equipment be
kept out of any deliberations on the future of LightSquared's
applications because, according to LightSquared, the GPS makers lack the
legal standing to have their comments heard. The GPS industry says the
filing is a rerun of previous LightSquared rhetoric that selectively
cites previous FCC rulings and ignores its own positions on the
interference issues. More...
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ADDS THIRD TEST AIRCRAFT
The past few years have been tough
on the light jet sector, with several programs being put on hold or
abandoned, but the slow but sure development of the HondaJet has been
seemingly unaffected by the economic turbulence of late. In its
typically slow and determined fashion, Honda Aircraft waited a month to
announce the first flight of the third conforming test aircraft. The
plane first flew (video here) on Nov. 18 but Honda didn't announce it
until Monday. More...
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BONUS DEPRECIATION BACK?
The political map in Washington is
changing daily, but tucked under all the bombast and rhetoric is a
section of the legislation now in play that will be welcome news to the
aviation industry. If all goes well in the next few days (and there are
no guarantees of that), 100 percent depreciation of equipment purchases
will be back in force for another year. AVweb's Russ Niles spoke
with Daniel Cheung of Aviation Tax Consultants.
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an unusual story. The jet you're looking at is an F-106 Delta Dart. A
storied interceptor in its day, it was built to exceed an Air Force
requirement for 1.9 mach and continuous flight at 57,000 feet. It did
both. And in December 1959, it set a speed record, of 1,525 mph, or
about 2.3 mach, while flying at 40,000 feet. Its pilot at the time,
Major Joseph Rogers, claimed the record might not be accurate. He was
still accelerating, he said, at the time. But this particular jet is
famous for a different reason. More...
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