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TO BUILD JETS IN CHINA
In Rio de Janeiro last week, political
leaders from Brazil and China signed an agreement that will allow
Embraer to start building business jets in China. The deal creates a
partnership between Embraer and the Aviation Industry Corporation of
China (AVIC) to build Legacy 600 and 650 jets using a facility already
in place in Harbin, China. The new operation is expected to produce
about 20 jets a year for the Chinese market. The first Embraer jet to be
built in China is scheduled to be completed by the end of next year.
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RELAXES MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Australia's Civil Aviation
Safety Authority (CASA) has announced liberalized flight medical
standards for private and recreational pilots that include a 3,200-pound
maximum weight for aircraft and allow pilots to register their medical
fitness online. In a newsletter to Australian pilots, John McCormick,
CASA's director of aviation safety, said the idea is to make it easier
for pilots to maintain medicals without sacrificing safety. "Having
robust medical standards is a key element of aviation safety and this
initiative ensures safety standards remain high while making the system
simpler," McCormick said. Pilots will still have to get regular medical
assessments (every two year for those 65 or younger, every year after
that) but they're based mostly on driver's license standards and can be
done by their family doctor. Australia requires all drivers to
self-declare medical fitness to maintain their licenses. After being
signed off by the GP, the pilot registers his or her medical fitness
online and keeps the printed copy with him or her while flying.
Australia's new rules have some significant differences from those being
considered by the FAA. By the way, the deadline for comments on the
joint EAA/AOPA third-class medical exemption proposal is July 2. To find
out how to comment, look here (PDF). More...
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RECOMMENDS STICK-PUSHER CHANGES
In a safety recommendation
stemming from its investigation of a 2009 crash in Texas, the NTSB said
on Tuesday the FAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency should
require changes in the stall-warning system on ATR-42 series airplanes.
Both agencies should also evaluate all other transport-category
airplanes to ensure that the stick pusher "activates at an angle of
attack that will provide adequate stall protection in the presence of
airframe ice accretions," the safety board said. More...
The Aviators: Watch Us
on TV, on DVD and Online ... Now!
The award-winning hit television series airing across the US weekly on
PBS (contact your local station), in Canada on Travel+Escape, and
overseas on Discovery. The Aviators
aviation, as our pilot/hosts take you flying with the Blue Angels, on
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Seasons 1 and 2 now on iTunes and Hulu. Season 3 coming this fall ...
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INCARNATION OF THE VANTAGE JET?
One of the original
proponents of the Vantage Jet single-engine very light jet has resumed
his quest to certify and build the Burt Rutan-designed aircraft. Jim
Rice has re-acquired the original prototype of the forward-swept-wing
composite design that first flew in 1996 but encountered various
financial and technical challenges before the post-911 slump forced it
into bankruptcy. Rice has moved the new company, called VisionAire Jets,
to his childhood home of Hickory, N.C., and is telling locals he hopes to hire up to 600 people
to build the aircraft in a future factory there. The initial footprint
is considerably more modest and consists of some office space and space
on the ramp for the airplane and the interior mockup. "Several members
of the former management team of VisionAire and others have acquired an
option to purchase all the intellectual property for the single-engine
version of the VisionAire Vantage and have begun assembling the
necessary team to bring the project to fruition," Rice says in his LinkedIn profile. More...
SUPERSONIC BIZJETS ON THE WAY?
A report in the British
newspaper the Daily Mail says Boeing, Gulfstream and Lockheed
Martin will unveil concepts for supersonic business jets capable of
2,500 mph and a London-to-Sydney flight time of four hours at the
Farnborough Air Show next month. The newspaper quotes unnamed sources as
saying the aerospace heavyweights have partnered with NASA to come up
with designs that muffle the sonic boom, a key consideration in the
marketability of such aircraft. An unnamed Gulfstream engineer is quoted
as saying the result is "closer to a puff or a plop." More...
Ascension Scattering: A
Dignified Final Tribute for Any Aviator
Using a high-performance sailplane, Ascension Scattering
releases cremated remains into strong thermals over the Rocky Mountains.
The ashes are carried heavenward, making them part of the sky. Your
family is invited to personalize the release to create an individualized
memorial event. Optional video of the release serves as a lasting
memorial. Contact Aerial Tribute
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either as an advanced arrangement for yourself or as an arrangement for
a loved one.
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HEADS UP CHC OPERATIONS
Peter Bartolotta is the new COO and
president of CHC Helicopter's Helicopter Services Unit. He was formerly
senior vice president for global services at Lenovo.
Randall Brooks has been named VP of
Training and Business Development for APS Performance Solutions, an
upset recovery training company based in Mesa, Arizona. More...
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include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be
permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too.
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INSIDER BLOG: LESSONS FROM THE JACK ROUSH CRASH
there in black and white. Roush simply stalled the airplane near the
ground, the result of a botched go-around. Before you remind yourself
that you'd never do that, just remember that the intensity and
distractions of AirVenture flight operations can throw anyone off their
game. Paul Bertorelli meditates on the importance of circumstances in
the latest installment of the AVweb Insider blog. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
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ANA 767 HARD LANDING CREASES FUSELAGE
An All Nippon
Airways Boeing 767-300 carrying 193 passengers was damaged during a hard
landing at Tokyo Narita airport, Wednesday, June 20, 2012. The ANA jet
touched down on Runway 16R. Airport weather reports show winds at 230
and 16 knots gusting to 29 at that time, suggesting a potential
crosswind component of more than 27 knots. However that may have
affected the pilots and aircraft, security camera footage shows the
airliner came down first on the right main, then on the nosewheel alone,
before porpoising into a second impact that appears to impart visible
flex on the airliner's forward fuselage. No injuries were reported, but
an early post-flight inspection clearly showed buckling and creases in
the fuselage skin forward of the wing root. Japan's transportation
safety board is investigating. Click the image at right for video.
CESSNA GRAND CARAVAN FLIGHT DEMO
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1985, the Cessna Caravan and later the Grand Caravan have been strong
sellers for Cessna. In this video, AVweb takes a flight demo in
the latest model, complete with G1000 and GFC700 autopilot.
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