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TO EXPLORE GA SAFETY
The NTSB announced this week that it
will hold a two-day forum next month to examine safety issues related to
general aviation. "Each year, hundreds of people are killed in general
aviation crashes, and thousands more are injured," said board chairman
Deborah Hersman, in a news release. "Tragically, the circumstances
leading to these accidents are often repeated over and over, year after
year. If we are going to prevent future fatalities and injuries, these
common causes must be addressed." Last year, the safety board added
"General Aviation Safety" to its "Most Wanted" list of transportation
safety improvements. More...
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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
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connectivity, an auxiliary audio input and priority switching.
LAUNCHES NEXT WEEK
Europe's biggest and most important
business aviation show gets under way formally next Monday. EBACE, held
annually at the PalExpo convention center, conveniently located at
Geneva Airport, will run until May 16 and include attendance by a
worldwide audience and exhibitors. New product announcements have begun
to appear in advance of the show, which is traditionally a launch pad
for new aircraft. More...
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BOOSTS AIRLINER PRODUCTION
Boeing says that despite a
generally sluggish economy worldwide, it's being forced to increase
production of its full line of airliners as demand keeps increasing.
"Except in Europe, we expect airlines to be profitable," Randy Tinseth,
Boeing's vice president for marketing, told Dow Newswire. "When business is growing,
airlines are profitable, they buy new airplanes." High oil prices might
be to blame for some of the economic downturn but they're also helping
to fuel the demand for new, more fuel-efficient airliners. He said
Boeing expects airlines to retire about 500 older aircraft a year. At
the same time, passenger growth, fueled in part by the expanding middle
classes of many developing countries, will be about 5 percent this year
after jumping 6 percent last year. More...
The Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine
Jet: Delivering in 2013
Production Certificate #550
from the FAA, paving the way for production of the new Eclipse
twin-engine jet. What does this mean for you? It means you can
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FLIGHT FOR HAWKER 400XPR UPGRADE
Hawker Beechcraft, fresh off
a week in the news over its Chapter
11 filing, announced on Monday that its 400XPR test aircraft has
flown for the first time. The light jet flew with Williams International
FJ44-4A-32 engines and winglets, which are available as an upgrade for
current owners of the Hawker 400 or as an option for new buyers. The
package will be certified in September. Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21
avionics also will be made available. Hawker spokesman Christi Tannahill
said there is "great demand" for the 400XPR upgrade, which will enhance
performance, cost and reliability. Hawker also said it is moving forward
with its case in bankruptcy court and has received approval to continue
to pay employees, vendors, and suppliers for goods and services
delivered after the commencement of the Chapter 11 case.
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ON UPSET FLIGHT SUE AIRLINE
A $20 million class action
lawsuit has been launched against Air Canada by passengers aboard a
Toronto-Zurich flight that was mistakenly thrown into a dive by one of
the pilots. As we
reported, at least 16 people, 14 passengers and two flight
attendants, were hurt when the first officer, who had just awoken from a
sanctioned in-seat nap, spotted an oncoming Air Force C-17 and thought
they were on a collision course. Moments before, he'd mistaken the
planet Venus for the C-17. The military plane was 1,000 feet below the
767-300 at 12 o'clock. The FO pushed the Boeing into an emergency dive,
dropping 400 feet. It then, just as abruptly, climbed 800 feet before
settling into level flight with the captain under control. Seven of the
injured were taken to hospital when the aircraft arrived in Zurich three
hours later. But it wasn't the incident itself, which happened in
January of 2011, that pushed the passengers to legal action. Their
statement of claim alleges the airline "actively covered up the true
cause of the terrifying episode." More...
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LANDS NON-AVIATION JOB
Former Cirrus Aircraft CEO Brent Wouters
has taken a job with IO, a Phoenix-based data management company.
Wouters left Cirrus last year after engineering the sale of the company
to CAIGA, of China. More...
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WILLIAM RANKIN, THE MAN WHO RODE THE THUNDER
The story of William
Rankin's ejection at 47,000 feet and 500 knots is legendary, not only
because the fall took him 40 minutes, but also because he lived to talk
about it. There are other and more recent cases of people who have been
drawn into thunderstorms under canopy and not every one ends in
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