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ANNOUNCES SMARTDECK FOR THE VALKYRIE Co50
announced that its new Co50 will feature the SmartDeck system, which was
bought from L-3 by the Canadian company CMC Electronics, a subsidiary of
Esterline. The Co50 was unveiled at EAA AirVenture as a concept aircraft
in 2010 and now, two years later, it's come out of the ground with an
announced test program, pricing and more performance details. Cobalt's
David Loury told AVweb that the Co50 will be a four-place composite
design with a canard, the first we've seen on a small production
aircraft. The Valkyrie will be powered by a Continental TSIOF-550, the
company's latest powerplant equipped with its PowerLink FADEC for
single-lever operation. Predicted performance is about 225 knots with
typical IFR range of at least 1400 miles. More...
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
is now available. To request a
This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
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publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more
than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
PILOTS' CONVICTION UPHELD, SENTENCE REDUCED
The workings of
the Brazilian justice system took another strange twist for two American
pilots convicted of negligence in the mid-air
collision that resulted in the loss of a GOL Boeing 737 in 2006. A
Brazilian court on Monday upheld the criminal conviction of Jan Paladino
and Joe Lepore but reduced their sentences a second time. After first
sentencing the pilots to four years in jail, Brazil's courts then
converted the sentence to "community service." Federal prosecutors and
family members of passengers on the 737 appealed and on Monday the
courts upheld the conviction but further reduced the sentence. The two
are now officially free to go about their business but are supposed to
check in with Brazilian penal officials from time to time. Neither man
has been in Brazil since being allowed to return to the U.S. a couple of
months after the accident. More...
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OF CRASH PLANE DRUNK
Both pilots of an An-28 that crashed in
eastern Russia last month were drunk. Ten of the 14 aboard the aircraft
died when the plane went down in a forest. At the time, local reports
said there was no post-crash fire at the accident scene, which was about
six miles short of the airport at Palana, a tiny community on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Witnesses said they say both pilots hoisting a few the night before the
flight. The Russian authorities have now turned their attention to
finding out how they got to the flight deck. More...
The Southwest's Premier
Aviation Event, the Copperstate Fly-In & Aviation Expo
will take place October 25-27
Grande, Arizona at the Municipal Airport. This, the 40th annual event,
will include over 500 aircraft of all kinds, airplane rides, aviation
exhibitors, fly-bys, vendors, a food court, and the Ford "Go Further"
Tour. Adult admission: $15. Children 12 & under: no charge. No-cost
See Copperstate.org for more
Come and enjoy an aviation experience at its best!
Sikorsky's S-76D, the newest version in a
popular line of medium-size helicopters, is now certified, the company
said this week. Deliveries are expected to start early next year, to
start filling a half-billion-dollar backlog of orders. The S-76D
features all-composite main rotor blades as standard equipment, new
integrated avionics, and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines. The new
model will be more efficient, more powerful, faster and quieter than
earlier versions, the company said. A rotor ice protection system is
available as an option. More...
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HIRED AT SOUTHWEST
Randy Babbitt, who served as FAA
administrator from 2009 to 2011, has been hired by Southwest Airlines to
oversee the carrier's labor relations. Babbitt will be responsible for
all negotiation, communication and ongoing relationships between
Southwest and the 11 organizations that represent 87 percent of its
workers, the company said in a news release on Monday. "Randy's unique
skills and experience at various levels in our industry can only
strengthen those partnerships, to ensure our employees continue to play
an important role in Southwest's success," said Mike Van de Ven, chief
operating officer at the airline. More...
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WEST AT REDBIRD
Jeff Van West is Redbird Flight
Simulations' director of media relations. He was previously the editor
magazine and a regular contributor to AVweb
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