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INTRODUCES LEARJET 70 AND 75 AT EBACE
two new aircraft, the Learjet 70 and 75, at the European Business
Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva on Monday morning. The jets
will be based on the fuselage of the Learjet 40 and 45, but with new
Honeywell engines and winglets added to boost performance and
efficiency. In the cockpit, the new Garmin G5000 Vision Flight Deck will
provide widescreen displays and touchscreen controls. The cabin interior
will be based on the Learjet 85, with upgraded seats and a new cabin
management system. The company already has orders for more than 50 of
the airplanes, Steve Ridolfi, president of Bombardier Business Aircraft,
said at EBACE. More...
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TWEAKS DRONE RULES
The FAA on Monday released some revisions
to its rules governing the use of unmanned aircraft systems in the
National Airspace System. The changes increase the allowable weight for
UAS operated by law enforcement agencies from 4.4 pounds to 25 pounds,
and also establish a procedure for those agencies to obtain a waiver to
fly UAS. The applicant will first get a waiver for training and
performance evaluation, then "when the organization has shown
proficiency in flying its UAS," it will receive an operational waiver.
The FAA said it has already streamlined its procedures for obtaining
waivers and lengthened the duration of operational waivers from 12
months to 24 months. More...
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'BARR' RULES OPEN FOR COMMENT
The FAA will accept comments
until June 8, 2012, on revised rules (PDF) for what used to be called the Block Aircraft
Registration Request program, which allows aircraft owners to prevent
public access to information tied to their aircraft N-number. The FAA
wanted to all but scrap that ability last year but was blocked by
Congress by an amendment in an appropriations bill. At the time, the FAA
said it would present new rules for participation in the program; the
Notice of Proposed Process appeared in the Federal Register May 9.
Aircraft already on the list will be automatically included under the
new rules but the rulemaking sets out some specific criteria for new
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SIKORSKY SIGN AIRFRAME DEAL
Eclipse Aerospace and Sikorsky
subsidiary PZL Mielec have signed a deal that will see the major
airframe components of the new Eclipse 550 built at the PZL plant in
Poland. PZL, which now builds the international version of the Blackhawk
helicopter and the M-28 fixed-wing aircraft, will build the fuselage,
empennage and wings for the 550, which is the same airframe as the
original Eclipse 500 with updated and enhanced electronics. The parts
will be shipped from Poland to Eclipse's plant in Albuquerque for final
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PROMOTED AT CIRRUS
Graham Horne has been named Cirrus's
regional director for Southeast Asia and Australia. Horne was previously
the company's U.K. sales director.
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HOW AUSTRO ENGINES ARE MADE
about 1,500 OM640 diesel engines a day, and Austro diverts about 15
minutes worth of production to its factory in Wiener Neustadt, Austria,
where it forms the core of the AE300 aerodiesel. In this video, Austro's
Peter Lietz takes us through how the company turns a car engine into an
airplane engine. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: THE F-22 DEBACLE
Ya gotta give the two Air
Force officers who went on record dissing the F-22's oxygen system
credit. It took a set of stones to do that. The larger question is what
will the Air Force do about this flawed super fighter, the most
expensive fighter aircraft in U.S. history by orders of magnitude? In
his latest post to the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli asks,
"Are they really holding Lockheed Martin's feet to the fire to fix this
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