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CEO AT HAWKER BEECHCRAFT
Hawker Beechcraft's board of
directors has named high-profile corporate fix-it man Steve Miller as
new CEO of Hawker Beechcraft Inc., shifting former CEO Bill Boisture to
the role of chairman of the company's operating subsidiary Hawker
Beechcraft Corp. Miller was tapped to take over as chairman of American
International Group (AIG) 18 months ago to help it continue its return
to profitability and pay back more than $130 billion bailout money to
the U.S. government. Known as "The Turnaround Kid" on Wall Street (he's
70), Miller has headed up companies like Bethlehem Steel and Delphi
Corp. as they emerged from bankruptcy. Hawker Beech is still solvent but
it has asked creditors for concessions on the terms of its operating
line of credit. More...
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OKs LONG-TERM FAA FUNDING
The Senate on Monday voted to pass
a four-year FAA funding bill that just last week was agreed on by a
joint committee and then passed in the House on Friday. The bill now
goes to President Obama. General aviation advocacy groups were united in
applauding the bill. AOPA President Craig Fuller said the $63 billion in
funding provides a "vital step" toward modernizing our air traffic
system and improving our airports. Pete Bunce, president of the General
Aviation Manufacturers Association, said, "The policies contained in
this bill are critical to the health of general aviation manufacturing."
For about five years, the FAA has operated on short-term funding
appropriations from Congress while waiting for a full reauthorization
bill to be hashed out in Congress. More...
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MATCHES EMBRAER WITH LATITUDE RANGE INCREASE
increased the range of its new Latitude midsize business jet, leaving
little doubt the new aircraft is a direct response to Embraer's entry to
that market. When it was introduced
at NBAA last October the 2,000-nm range raised eyebrows as it was the
shortest of any in that segment. In a news release last week, Cessna
said the new number is 2,300 nm, matching the Embraer Legacy 450 and a
little better than others in that slot. More...
AeroExpo UK: 25-27 May
AviationExpo Europe: 22-24 June 2012
Established, proven, and successful!
The exhibitions to attend in
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are already a pilot and want to view the latest products available!
sections of the market, including the latest
aircraft available from light aircraft or pistons and turboprops
from all the major manufacturers to gliders and power gliders;
at Sywell Aerodrome (EGBK) and AviationExpo
at Bitburg Airport (EDRB) has them covered!
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ANNOUNCED FOR COLLIER TROPHY
Four nominees were named last
week by the National Aeronautic Association for the 2011 Robert J.
Collier Trophy, which honors the "greatest achievement in aeronautics or
astronautics in America." The nominees are: Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, the
Lockheed C-5M Super Galaxy, the Gamera human-powered helicopter, and
Pipistrel's Taurus G4 electric-powered airplane. "We are very proud of
the nominations we received for the 2011 Collier Trophy," said NAA
Chairman Walter J. Boyne. "Each of them -- in their own way --
mark significant progress in the advancement of aviation and aerospace
on the planet, and we certainly welcome them to the Collier selection
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SUES FOR LACK OF IPAD
A Virgin Australia pilot is suing the
airline for almost $1 million, claiming he hurt his back hoisting a
flight bag stuffed with 40 pounds of charts and manuals. David Kloster,
57, says it never would have happened if the airline had given him an
iPad instead. In a filing with the Queensland Supreme Court, Kloster
said the airline had an obligation to provide him (and presumably other
pilots) with an alternative to lugging around the information he needed
to do his job. "The defendant (Virgin Australia) exposed the plaintiff
(Mr. Kloster) to a risk of injury which could have been avoided by the
exercise of reasonable care," court documents said. "(Virgin Australia)
failed to have in place a system of work whereby charts and rules could
have been left on board its aircraft or kept electronically on an iPad."
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Heidi Williams is the new Vice President
of Air Traffic Services and Modernization. Craig Spence is Vice
President of Operations and International Affairs.
Bernd "Munzie" Munzenmayer, a
founder of ProStar Aviation, has sold his shares and is now an employee
of the company. He's the new Senior Sales Advisor.
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WHERE'S MY FLYING CAR?
A practical flying
car with everyman usability has so far eluded the public, but we may
have already been introduced to a design that could lead to a
breakthrough. Some of the major challenges of producing a point-to-point
simple and safe to operate vehicle are technological in nature.
Autonomous navigation (enter the destination, press a button, and allow
the vehicle to navigate, communicate with, and autonomously avoid other
aircraft) may be one key to safely organizing masses of flying vehicles
in the same airspace. And as society progresses, the gap between the
dream and reality may be shrinking. More...
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