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INVESTMENT DEAL CONTRIBUTED TO DIAMOND'S WOES
investment deal from a Dubai company never materialized and that
contributed to Diamond Aircraft North America's decision to curtail
operations and suspend the recently-resurrected D-JET personal jet
program. Diamond CEO Peter Maurer said Tuesday that although the deal
was made, Medrar never executed the plan and no funding flowed to
Diamond. "We have pursued others, but nothing in time to prevent [the]
current action. In [the] meantime shareholders were continuing to fund.
We will continue to try to find the funding," Maurer said in an email to
AVweb. Late Monday the company announced that most of its employees will
be laid off pending a reorganization. More...
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
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This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
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than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
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CRASH KILLS 19 IN EGYPT
Nineteen tourists flying above the
temples and tombs near Egypt's Nile River in a hot-air balloon were
killed on Tuesday when the aircraft caught fire, according to the Associated Press. The passengers were from Europe,
Hong Kong, and Japan. The pilot and several others survived and are
being treated for burns. Tourist flights are popular in the Luxor
region, where they are a mainstay in the local economy, and several
other balloons were flying at the time of the accident. Local officials
have grounded all flights. More...
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NEXT WEEK IN VEGAS
HAI Heli-Expo starts next week in Las
Vegas and since the fling wing market is weathering the downturn better
than most other sectors there should be some major announcements at the
show. Among the new products that will be on display is the Eurocopter
EC175 that is on its first North American tour. There will be 720
exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center along with a full schedule
of seminars, speeches and educational sessions. There will be two
on-site static displays with a total of 60 aircraft involved.
The Biggest Aviation
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The award-winning hit TV series The Aviators
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LSA and balloons. We take you dogfighting in the Nevada desert, flying
with the USAF Thunderbirds, and look on as Mötley Crue frontman
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ADVANCES JET ENGINE TECHNOLOGY
Engineers at General Electric
have achieved the highest combination of temperatures ever recorded
inside the core of a jet engine, the company said on Tuesday. The higher
temperatures, up to 2400 degrees Fahrenheit, could lead to the
development of jet engines that exceed today's fuel efficiency by 25
percent. The company said it plans to use its new technology in a
supersonic jet engine that will combine the fuel economy of passenger
aircraft with "the raw power of military jets." The pilot will be able
to switch between two modes, one to maximize speed and power, and
another for cruising at a slower pace. More...
BOY' PILOT SURRENDERS HELICOPTER
A Tulsa pilot's ham-handed
attempt to cover his tracks has cost him his helicopter and earned him a
two-year ban on flying or even owning an aircraft. William Stokely
agreed to a plea deal with federal authorities last week to surrender
his Robinson R44 and accept the flight ban after admitting he tried to
outwit them by using a piece of electrical tape to change one of the
registration marks on his aircraft from a Q to an O. Turns out that his
five-cent solution to the fallout from a previous encounter with the FAA
is a felony that could have put him in jail for three years. "I've been
a bad boy in the eyes of the FAA," he told Tulsa's News On 6. More...
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CONTRACT MAINTENANCE RULE
A story in last week's
AVwebBiz incorrectly stated the impact of the FAA's proposed rule
on contract maintenance. According to Richard Mills of the Regional Air
Cargo Carriers Association, the effect on his members is greater than
stated in the story. "The article states: 'The new rule only applies to
air carriers who operate aircraft with 10 passenger seats (not including
pilots) and pure cargo aircraft are exempt,' Mills said. "Unfortunately,
pure cargo aircraft are not exempt. The dividing line is between
operators of nine-or-less passenger seats programs under Part
135.411(a)(1) and everyone else (Part 135 ten-or-more, Part 121, and
Part 145 repair stations). RACCA is urging members to comment on the proposed rule. More...
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Richard Shyne's name was spelled
incorrectly in last week's "Who's Where." He's FlexJet's new sales
director for the Midwest. More...
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HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION DC-3
Washington's Historic Flight Foundation recently flew home its
newly-restored DC-3 from Sealand Aviation in Campbell River, British
Columbia. The museum's founder, John Sessions, talks about the
aircraft's rich history and its future at the Foundation.
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