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LEGACY 500 ROLLS OUT
Embraer's latest business jet, the Legacy
500, saw daylight on Dec. 23 and the Brazilian planemaker is pinning a
lot of its future in the business jet market on the clean-sheet Legacy
500 and its follow-on, the Legacy 450. As
from EBACE 2008, the new aircraft fill the gap between
its light and lighter Phenom 300 and 100 models and big-cabin 600 and
650 platforms. The rollout occurred at Embraer's headquarters in Sao
Jose dos Campos, Brazil, where the mid and super-midsize 450 and 500
will be built. First flight of this aircraft, the first of three test
articles, is expected by the third quarter of 2012. More...
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ENDS G200 PRODUCTION RUN
The last G200 has rolled off the
production line in Savannah, Ga., Gulfstream said last week. The
business jet was among the first in the super-midsize category when it
was certified in 1998, originally flying as the "Galaxy" before Galaxy
Aerospace was acquired by Gulfstream in 2001. The last jet is the 250th
in the line. The G200 will be replaced in the Gulfstream line by the
all-new G280, which is scheduled to enter service next year.
The Paperless Enroute
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BEECHCRAFT SUES OVER USAF CONTRACT
Hawker Beechcraft says the
U.S. Air Force hasn't given a fair shake to its bid to provide up to 55
airplanes for light air support, and on Tuesday, Hawker said it's taking
the argument to federal court. The company said it has asked the Air
Force -- twice -- to explain its choice,
with no response, and late last week the Government Accountability
Office declined Hawker's request to review the decision. The elimination
of Hawker's AT-6 single-engine turboprop leaves only Embraer's Super
Tocano in contention for the contract, which is worth nearly $1 billion.
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recruiters countless hours on the phone," Rocky Calkins, Southwest's
hiring manager, told the Austin American-Statesman. "Being able to streamline
the process has shaved a lot of time off a very time-consuming process."
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us dream of a gleaming gray expoxy-coated hangar floor illuminated by
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F-106 CORN FIELD BOMBER, CONVAIR DELTA DART
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
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