Aircraft Leasing and
Financing Workshop to Be
Hosted by Cozen O'Connor in Washington,
The Legal Aviation Workshop
(LAW) on Aircraft Leasing and
is returning to Washington, DC in 2012 in order to address
legal issues and answer critical questions. The workshop will cover
themes such as Principles of Contract Law, Operating Leases
("Dry"), Aircraft Finance, Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance &
Insurance ("WET") Leases, and Aviation Insurance. A practical
exercise is included in order for the participants to debate the results
of the day.
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TEN PROTOTYPE FLIES
Cessna celebrated the first flight of its
Cessna Ten, a faster and updated version of the Citation X that may
preserve Cessna's title to the fastest business jet. Cessna says the Ten
will do 527 knots at maximum cruise with a maximum range of 3242 nm.
Although it looks like a Citation X, it's actually about 15 inches
longer and the Rolls Royce AE 3007C2 engines also give it a certified
ceiling of 51,000 feet. "Our first flight, today, was a great success.
We have a great team working on this project and I know they will take
this dominant aircraft up a notch," said Kelly Reich, business leader
for the Cessna Citation X and Ten, in a news release. More...
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|This Week: U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring||back to
EXPO LAUNCHES THURSDAY
The eighth annual event for light
sport aircraft, the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo, will be held Thursday
through Sunday this week in Sebring, Fla. The event features demo
flights, educational forums, social events, and aircraft displays. Under
new management this year, the show is expected to be a little more
upscale, while retaining its traditional focus on personal attention for
prospective buyers, with a wide range of LSA aircraft on display.
Thursday evening, the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association hosts a
dinner gathering for all the vendors and players in the industry, with
special guest Rod Hightower, the president of EAA. AOPA President Craig
Fuller also will speak at a pilot town-hall event, followed by a
question-and-answer period. More...
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EYES MORE U.S. MILITARY CONTRACTS
Embraer is planning to bid
on at least three more U.S. Air Force contracts as it awaits word on the
legal challenge to its recent victory in the competition for a light air
support platform. In an interview with Reuters, Luiz Carlos Aguiar was
dismissive about Hawker Beechcraft's legal challenge to the contract
award, in which the Air Force chose Embraer's Super Tucano after kicking
Hawker Beech's AT-6B out of the competition. The Air Force has since
suspended work on the LAS project but Aguiar told Reuters he expects a
speedy decision by the courts to confirm the contract and allow
deliveries of the armed-to-the-teeth turboprop single to begin this year
from a plant in Jacksonville. "Our team is totally ready. No one was
deactivated," said Aguiar. "You just press the button and we go to
work." Aguiar said he expects the $950 million Super Tucano deal to be a
springboard for more international defense work for Embraer.
WINS KESTREL PLANT
Wisconsin has apparently outbid Maine in
attracting Kestrel Aircraft. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced
Monday that Kestrel's manufacturing and headquarters will be located in
Superior, just across the border from Kestrel CEO Alan Klapmeier's home
of Duluth, Minn. "I am pleased with the aggressive package we have put
forth in conjunction with strong local support to make this major job
creation contribution to Superior," Walker said in a news release. "This relocation will be a huge boost
to the Superior-area economy." Kestrel will get $22 million in direct
tax incentives from Wisconsin agencies and will be supported in
application for $90 million in federal tax credits. More...
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AIRLINE FOR CANADA?
Canadian airline WestJet is considering
creating a spinoff regional carrier in a move seen as a direct challenge
to the country's flag carrier Air Canada. WestJet said it's considering
buying about 40 turboprop airliners to serve smaller markets and shorter
routes. The airline would be competition for Air Canada Express, the big
airline's contracted regional carrier, and Porter Airlines, which
targets business travelers from its hub at Toronto City Centre Airport,
which does not allow jet aircraft. In a news release Monday, WestJet
said the regional airline is a "logical extension" in the growth of the
company but it will also break a tenet that is cited in its success so
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AirTran has been ordered to reinstate a
pilot who federal authorities determined was fired in 2007 in
retaliation for reporting mechanical problems with airplanes. The
Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA) said the action
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FLYER INJURED IN CRASH
Wingsuit flyer Jeb
Corliss broke both legs in a fall after jumping from Table Mountain in
Cape Town, South Africa, on Tuesday. A YouTube video shows Corliss and a
videographer jumping off together, and a few seconds later Corliss hits
the mountainside and tumbles to a stop. He was evacuated by helicopter.
Corliss, 35, has successfully jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge and the
Eiffel Tower, and last September flew
through a narrow mountain tunnel in China. Merle Collings, a
spokeswoman for the Table Mountain National Park, told ABC Australia that Corliss did not have permission
for the attempt. "The danger associated with base jumping does not allow
us to issue permits," she said. More...
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