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SOLD TO RUSSIAN FIRM
Aircraft, the Bend, Ore., manufacturer of speedy turboprop kit
aircraft called the LT, has been sold to a Russian company. In a news
release, Epic describes its new owner, Engineering LLC, as "Russia's
premier maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider." The Russian
company intends to certify the LT but will keep making the kits, too.
CEO Doug King, who essentially led a group of builders with partly
completed airplanes in the acquisition of the kit side of Epic when the
original company went under three years ago, will stay in his position.
"It's exciting to be a part of Epic Aircraft's next chapter. Working
together with Engineering LLC, Epic will be able to extend our great
commitment and dedication to the aircraft manufacturing industry
including our customers, employees, vendors and all other stakeholders.
This will be a truly significant move for the future of both companies,"
King said. More...
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WALKS AWAY FROM HORRIFIC CRASH
A helicopter slammed
into the ground in a cloud of dust while filming for Top Gear Korea in
Arizona last week, and the crash was caught
on video by a local fan. Both crew members on board, who were
wearing harnesses and helmets, walked away from the crash. Steve
Esparaza said he stopped filming once the aircraft hit the ground
because he thought the crew had been killed. "I didn't want to roll on
what I thought I was about to see," Esparaza told the local KSAZ news station. The helicopter, a Vietnam-era
Army AH1 Cobra from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation, was filming a
speeding Corvette. The Cobras were built to be crash-worthy, which paid
off for this crew. More...
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TC FOR GULFSTREAM G280
Gulfstream's newest super-midsize jet,
the G280, has received its provisional type certificate from the FAA,
the company said on Friday. The jet is virtually ready to go, the
company said, but an update to the avionics software must be completed
before the full TC is issued and deliveries can begin. The jet will
feature a new PlaneView280 cockpit, based on Rockwell Collins ProLine
Fusion avionics. The company said the G280 has a range of 3,600 nm,
which is 200 more than the specifications outlined when the program was
announced in 2008. It also can take off from runways of 4,750 feet, an
improvement of 1,300 feet compared to the aircraft it replaces, the
G200. First delivery is expected sometime this summer.
INTEGRATED COCKPIT CHOSEN FOR NEW EVEKTOR OUTBACK
Montreal-based Esterline CMC Electronics has
announced a new turboprop application for their acquired SmartDeck
integrated glass cockpit. CMC's Greg Plantz told AVweb in an
exclusive interview that Czech Republic aircraft maker Evektor has
chosen the SmartDeck for the new-generation EV-55 Outback twin
turboprop, bringing the once seemingly abandoned yet capable SmartDeck
suite to a higher market level. More...
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TO DEPART NATA
Several of general aviation's big advocacy
groups have seen change at the top in recent years as long-term leaders
move on, and now the National Air Transportation Association is saying
goodbye to James Coyne, who has been president since 1994. In a letter to NATA members posted on Monday, Coyne said
he will continue to serve until January 1, while the board searches for
its next leader. He said he and his wife, Holly, have decided it was
time to "refuel, change our heading a bit, and perhaps even move to a
different flight level." NATA works to represent the interests of small
aviation businesses such as FBOs, flight schools, and charter operators.
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