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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
, the industrys first interactive mobile enroute
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FAA BONANZA CABLE AD
The FAA has decided against issuing an
airworthiness directive (AD) like those
issued by Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Administration (CASA)
last week grounding most Beech Bonanzas, Barons and Debonairs in the
country. In a news release on Tuesday, American Bonanza Society
President Tom Turner said that instead the FAA will issue a special
airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB) that will serve to remind
mechanics to inspect the full length of the elevator control cables at
annual inspection. CASA ordered immediate inspection of elevator control
cables in the entire fleet of Beech aircraft with single-pole control
yokes after an elevator cable broke on one airplane and another was
found to be severely frayed. ABS says there have been no reports of
cable problems among its members and it was particularly concerned about
a cable replacement requirement in the CASA AD. More...
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|... But Perhaps the Agency Will Be Fully Funded
FUNDING RESOLUTION IN SIGHT
For the 23rd time since 2007, the
U.S. House on Tuesday passed a short-term extension to the FAA's funding
-- but it appears that a more permanent solution is imminent. Leaders in
the House and Senate have reportedly worked out their differences and
are ready to agree to a long-term funding plan. This week's extension
gives them until Feb. 17 to work out the details. One of the thorniest
points of contention, about labor rules, has been settled, with a
provision that requires 50 percent of airline employees to favor a union
before a union election is called, according to The Hill. The House and Senate also still have to
work out the actual funding -- the House wants to approve just $14.8
billion, 15 percent below the Senate's $17.4 billion, for four years of
operations, according to Business Week. More...
AeroExpo UK: 25-27 May
AviationExpo Europe: 22-24 June 2012
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|Nevermind the Commercials, What About the
PREPARES FOR SUPER BOWL FLY-IN
The business jet fly-in that
is also known as the Super Bowl is shaping up to be an even larger
display of shiny aluminum after the event in Dallas last year attracted
600 aircraft. According to The Wall Street Journal, jet charter and brokerage
companies are touting private aviation as being more weather-resistant
and generally a lot more fun than holding your arms up to ensure an even
dose of radiation. Perception issues surrounding the less than 1 percent
of folks who will actually be able to get to Indianapolis in this way
seem to be ignored as FBOs and even airport governing bodies tap into
the financial windfall that accompanies the biggest game of the year. It
doesn't hurt that teams from the net worth Meccas of New York and Boston
are playing this year. More...
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Business is picking up for Bombardier,
particularly in the business jet sector where it's been ideally
positioned for the continuing big jet boom. The Montreal-based company,
the world's third-largest aircraft manufacturer, delivered 163 business
jets in the 11 months that ended Dec. 31. That compares to 155 delivered
in the previous fiscal year and the trend will continue into next year.
The company took orders for 249 aircraft (commercial and business) in
the 11-month period compared to 201 in the previous fiscal year. "Within
this uncertain economic environment, our large business aircraft segment
has done extremely well, as seen by our Global business jets family
where we have seen continuous growth," Bombardier Aerospace Chief
Operating Officer Guy Hachey said in a statement. Bombardier's growth
matches industry optimism in other quarters. More...
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TROUBLESOME FOR STEALTH FIGHTER
The tailhook might seem like
a mature bit of technology for airplanes -- it's been in use for more
years -- but Lockheed Martin is finding it a challenge to get the
tailhook to work right on its high-tech F-35C Joint Strike Fighter
stealth aircraft. A recent Defense Department report (PDF) about the test program said that during
simulated carrier landings at Lakehurst, N.J., last year, the test
aircraft "could not engage the arrestment cable.
these deficiencies is needed for testing to support F-35C ship trials in
late 2013." A Lockheed official, Tom Burbage, told the NavyTimes that a new design for the tailhook is
already in the works and will be tested at Lakehurst in the second
quarter of this year, with plenty of time to iron out the problem before
sea trials begin. More...
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TO TELVENT DTN
Dave Hubner is now a weather services
executive at Telvent DTN. He was previously director of products and
services at Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
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CTLE LIGHT SPORT POLICE AIRCRAFT
There's a new eye in
the sky over Tulsa these days, and it's keeping an eye on things for the
local sheriff's office for about 10 percent of the cost of a helicopter.
AVweb's Russ Niles spoke with Roger Crow of Echo Flight Resources
about the Flight Design CTLE law-enforcement platform based on a light
sport aircraft. More...
ALLEGRO COMES TO THE U.S.
Most light sport
aircraft are made in Eastern Europe, but there's a slight trend to bring
these airplanes to the U.S. for manufacture. One of the companies at the
fore of that trend is Allegro. At the U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in
Sebring, AVweb talked to the company about its plans.
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