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BATTLE ANTI-GA 'RHETORIC'
Aviation groups have been quick to
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likened the depreciation schedule on business aircraft to a "loophole."
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contributions by the wealthy, but both the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA) say the remarks are not only unfair, they're wrong.
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GROUPS WORK TO EXPAND CAUCUSES
With a new Congress now in
session in Washington, NBAA this week said now is the time for pilots
around the country to contact their elected representatives and ask them
to join the general aviation caucuses in the House and Senate. NBAA
President Ed Bolen said the bipartisan groups "inform legislative
debates by highlighting the value of general aviation in creating jobs,
helping companies succeed, connecting communities and supporting
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|Dreamliner's Return to the Air For
TEST FLIGHTS EXPECTED THIS WEEK
Boeing has asked the FAA for
permission to conduct test flights with a 787, and the FAA is expected
to give the OK as early as this week, according to news reports on
Tuesday. Boeing has not released any details about the purpose of the
tests. The Seattle Times reported that sources said the initial
flight tests will gather data on how the airplane's lithium-ion battery
is affected by changes in temperature during the flight cycle as well as
the impact of vibrations during landing and takeoff. The Times said
Boeing may also be investigating a theory that moisture might have
gotten inside the battery, contributing to the recent incidents.
Meanwhile, Boeing may be facing demands for compensation from its
airline customers if the fleet is grounded much longer.
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The ninth edition of Aero India runs Feb. 6-10 at
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follows the increasing importance of India as a civilian and military
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be featured in the show. Most major manufacturers will be represented
and there will be a daily airshow featuring some top acts, including the
Russian Knights demo team with their Su-27 jets. While there is
worldwide participation at the event, which is one of the largest in
Asia, the show is also a chance to show off some of India's indigenous
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INSIDER BLOG: TEL FALSE ALARM
Following a provocative article
in Mother Jones magazine, the UK press went after Innospec, the
principal supplier of tetraethyl lead for 100LL. Although some news
reports said Innospec would end TEL production by the end of the year,
Paul Bertorelli says on the AVweb Insider blog that the
announcement is a false alarm. The company is phasing out TEL for
automotive use but pledges to continue manufacturing it as long as it's
required for avgas. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
Peter Lyons is the new president of
Avionyx, a Costa Rica-based engineering services provider for avionics
manufacturers. He founded Aspen Avionics and was its first CEO. He left
Aspen last year. More...
NEW CHIEF PILOT
Department of Aeronautics has hired Rob Markise as its chief pilot.
Markise was formerly a captain with Air Wisconsin.
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PARDO'S PUSH -- MCDONNELL F4 PHANTOM
"Pardo's push" of
March 10, 1967 was preceded by a similar event. In 1952, fighter ace
Robbie Risner pushed fellow flyer Joe Logan 60 miles. The two men were
flying F-86 Sabre jets and successfully cleared hostile territory, but
Logan bailed out over water, was tangled in his canopy lines, and
drowned. Risner was deemed a hero, but by Pardo's account, pilots were
not encouraged to partake in similar activities. More...
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