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Hawker Beechcraft announced on
Tuesday that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court has given them the go-ahead to
enter into exclusive negotiations with Superior Aviation Beijing Co. for
up to 45 days to hammer out a deal and keep the company afloat. The
action means that Superior can start to make payments to Hawker to
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week, and another $25 million within 30 days. The money "provides us
with funding to preserve jobs as we simultaneously negotiate a potential
transaction with Superior," said Hawker CEO Steve Miller. "At this
time," he said, "pursuing the potential transaction with Superior is in
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|ICON A5 Puts on Weight in Name of Spin
LOOKING FOR WEIGHT EXEMPTION FOR A5
ICON Aircraft has
asked the FAA for an exemption from the upper weight limit for
amphibious Light Sport Aircraft to incorporate what it says are
important safety features in its A5 aircraft. The company says it needs
an additional 250 pounds above the current weight limit of 1430 pounds
to accommodate the extra wing and tail surface area, and attendant
structural components, to make the aircraft spin resistant. That's
roughly the equivalent of the weight of a Cessna 152. ICON announced
earlier this year that it had created a truly spin resistant design in
the A5 and is trying to convince the FAA that the safety improvement is
worth the extra weight for inclusion in the LSA category. "The potential
safety benefits of a Spin-Resistant Airframe (SRA) for the S-LSA
category are extraordinary," ICON says in its submission to the FAA.
"SRA can dramatically reduce loss-of-control fatalities related to
inadvertent stall/spin entries. Stall/spin entries account for an
alarming 41 percent of all pilot-related fatalities." At last January's
Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, FL, EAA President Rod Hightower announced
the FAA was considering allowing weight exemptions for LSAs for
safety-related equipment. More...
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KILLS SELF AFTER TRASHING AIRLINER
Authorities in Colorado
and Utah have confirmed that a Skywest Airlines employee, who is listed
on the FAA database as an ATP with a type rating on CRJ regional jets,
shot himself aboard one of the airline's aircraft after taxiing it
erratically around St. George Airport in Utah, heavily damaging it and
at least one other aircraft. Bryan Joseph Hedglin was wanted in
connection with the murder of his former girlfriend in Colorado.
According to the FBI, he hopped a fence at the airport about 12:30 a.m.
Tuesday, got aboard the aircraft and was able to start at least one of
the engines. It's still not clear whether he flew it but the CRJ200 did
clip wings with another aircraft on the ground and ran through a fence
before Hedglin took his own life. More...
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TO HEAD FLORIDA AIR MUSEUM
The Florida Air Museum in
Lakeland, Fla., will now be operated under the auspices of Sun 'n Fun
and its president, John "Lites" Leenhouts, the organization announced on
Friday. John Burton, the current museum president, will step down.
Burton had previously been president of the Sun 'n Fun operation for
about 12 years, until Leenhouts was hired last summer. The changes are
meant to "minimize duplication of services and improve the
organization's overall efficiency," Sun 'n Fun said. Previously, the
museum, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sun 'n Fun, operated as a
separate not-for-profit entity with its own board of directors. Now,
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PROMOTED AT EMU
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MOVES TO CAF
Steve Buss, the former executive director
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