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HOPES TO BUILD USAF TRAINERS
The U.S. Air Force may be
looking for a fleet of new very-light jets to replace its current fleet
of basic training aircraft, and Eclipse Aerospace said this week it
wants to build them. The jets would be used by about 700 students per
year in the USAF Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Multi-place
Training Track. "Our solution would save the Air Force over a billion
dollars over the next 10 years, in fuel, maintenance and training
costs," Eclipse CEO Mason Holland told AVweb on Monday. Holland
said he has met with senior Air Force leaders and the company's proposal
is "fully responsive to the Air Force's request." More...
U.S. Sport Aviation
January 17-20, 2013
Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation
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largest sport aircraft-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013:
a twilight air show featuring Patty Wagstaff demonstrating LSA aerobatic
aircraft and Team AeroDynamix; Wings of Freedom Tour; a contest that
will crown sport aviation's most efficient aircraft/pilot duo;
educational forums; and more. Four days in Sebring, Florida to
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DEPRECIATION BACK FOR 2013
The "fiscal cliff" act that was
signed into law last week will extend 50-percent bonus depreciation
through the end of this year for buyers of new business aircraft, the
National Business Aviation Association said. "Accelerated depreciation
has consistently proven to stimulate sales in difficult economic
conditions," said NBAA President Ed Bolen. "Given the current marketing
environment, we view the continuation of accelerated depreciation as an
effective sales incentive." The provision doesn't provide any extra
depreciation for aircraft owners, but allows them to capitalize on the
tax benefits more quickly by writing off 50 percent of the cost of the
airplane in the first year of ownership. More...
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BEECH REACHES PENSION AGREEMENT
Hawker Beechcraft has reached
an agreement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. to take over two
underfunded pension plans covering existing non-union and
already-retired employees. Under the deal, the company, which hopes to
exit bankruptcy protection in the next few months, will continue to fund
the pension plan for its current and former unionized employees. As part
of the deal, the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace
Workers agreed to allow the company to freeze the pension plan but
details of the freeze were not immediately released. The deal will have
to be approved by the bankruptcy court and is scheduled to be considered
Jan. 17. More...
There's no easier way to fly informed.
Ease-of-use is on just about every pilot's checklist. Which makes the
new myWingMan Navigator
app worth checking out. With full-screen
or two- and three-way split-screen views, myWingMan lets you easily
modify the screen to provide the information you want. Swap windows with
just two fingers: drag and drop. It's completely intuitive. There's no
easier way to fly informed. Just touch. And go.
China has still not certified the Boeing 787 and
it's delaying delivery of aircraft to Chinese airlines. According to Reuters the Chinese government says the approval
process is going "smoothly" but at least one airline has had its
delivery date pushed back. China Southern Airlines was supposed to get
the first of 10 Dreamliners in 2012 and Hainan Airlines was expecting
five planes last year. Chinese airlines have ordered a total of 35
Dreamliners and there's a tentative deal for another six.
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FIRE TRACED TO APU BATTERY
A smoky fire in a Boeing 787
parked at Logan Airport in Boston Monday morning started with a battery
in the almost-new aircraft's auxiliary power unit, local fire officials
said. The Japan Airlines 787 had been in service less than a month.
Passengers disembarked after the nonstop flight from Tokyo arrived at
about 10 a.m., and a mechanic reported smoke in the cabin about 15
minutes later. When airport fire crews arrived they found heavy smoke in
the cabin and flames in the battery compartment. The fire was
extinguished and nobody was hurt. The FAA said it will "look into" the
event, and the NTSB has dispatched an investigator to the site.
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PROMOTED AT AERION
Doug Nichols has been named CEO and
board member of Aerion Corporation. He was previously the COO and before
that worked for Boeing in a variety of senior management positions. More...
HIRED AT AERO CHARTER
Chris Klaber has been taken on as a pilot
at Aero Charter in St. Louis. He's captain on their Beech Baron and TBM
aircraft and first officer on King Airs and Citations. More...
TAKES OVER AIR ZOO
Air Zoo, the aviation museum at
Kalamazoo, Michigan, has hired Troy Thrash as president and CEO. He
replaces long-time CEO Bob Ellis, who is retiring after 35 years. Thrash
is now the executive director of the Da Vinci Science Center in
Allentown, Pennsylvania. 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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QUIZ #179: A LITTLE THIS, A LITTLE THAT
FAROS, RWSL, RAIM, GNSS, NOTAM
-- these words are not in Hobbit language or some weird FAA anagram
that, when unscrambled, portends the end of over-priced avgas. Instead,
they are samplings of what well-traveled pilots encounter daily and what
-- now -- you must identify. (Includes results of last month's reader
survey about the dumbest things in aviation.)
the quiz. More...
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MEET MID-CONTINENT'S SAM
As much as we love
them, iron gyros are on their way to the scrap heap of history. They're
even losing their value as backup instruments to glass panels now that
glass itself has become more reliable and affordable enough to replace
even analog backup devices. In this new video from AVweb,
Aviation Consumer's Larry Anglisano examines a new product from
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avonics called the SAM. It fits into a
small space on the panel and can be backed up with its own lithium-ion
battery. Installation considerations are mimimal, but here's a close
look at how the instrument looks and performs. More...
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