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In perhaps the most surprising
announcement of NBAA 2010, Sikorsky confirmed it intends to invest in Eclipse
Aerospace, prompting speculation that the sometimes bizarre story of the
original very light jet might have a happier than expected outcome.
"This agreement in principle affords us an opportunity to invest in a
great product and to further leverage our strong aftermarket and product
support capabilities for fixed-wing application," Sikorsky VP Mark
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has an Eclipse and thinks highly of it. Eclipse owner Mason Holland is
understandably thrilled about the recent events. More...
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HONORED BY NBAA
A blue-chip lineup of aviation icons were on
hand at the National Business Aviation Association's convention in
Atlanta on Wednesday to be named Wright Brothers Master Pilots.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan, former Cessna CEO Russ Meyer,
former airline pilot and aviation entrepreneur Clay Lacy and legendary
golf pro and business aviation advocate Arnold Palmer received the
honors from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt. Test pilot and airshow
legend Bob Hoover was unable to attend. Palmer was also given NBAA's
Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, the association's highest honor.
Meanwhile, business aviation in general got a collective pat on the back
for its huge contribution to the Haiti earthquake relief effort.
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|Embraer Legacy 650 Racks Up More Certifications||back to
650 CERTIFIED IN BRAZIL, EUROPE
Embraer celebrated the
European and Brazilian certification of its Legacy 650 business jet at
the National Business Aviation Association convention in Atlanta on
Wednesday and the company says the FAA nod is imminent. The company is
showing a 13-seat version of the aircraft at Dekalb-Peachtree Airport
and Luis Carlos Affonso, Embraer's Executive Vice President for business
jets, told AVweb the certification came right on time. "We
announced the Legacy 650 at last year's NBAA and we said that deliveries
would begin in the second half of 2010," he noted. First deliveries will
occur within weeks. More...
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DETAILS ADS-B CHALLENGES
The FAA's plan to implement ADS-B in
the National Airspace System faces "significant risks and challenges,"
according to a report released last week by the Office of Inspector
General for the Transportation Department. The number-one issue is the
reluctance of those who use the airspace to purchase and install new
avionics for their aircraft. "Users have raised justifiable concerns
about evolving requirements and uncertain equipage costs and benefits,"
the report says. The FAA plans to mandate the use of "ADS-B out" by
2020, the report says, but that equipment essentially provides the same
radar services currently available, "resulting in few new benefits to
airspace users." Other challenges cited in the report include system
integration and contract management issues, which the FAA must resolve
to avoid further delays in the program. More...
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OF THE WEEK: AMERICAN AIRPORTS (GEN. WILLIAM J. FOX AIR FIELD,
AVweb reader Charlie Tipton attended
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he mentioned his trip blog in this week's FBO nominations. (In
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visited 37 airports in 29 states on his cross-country flight to Edwards,
you could say Charlie conducted his own version of our "FBO of the Week"
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