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|Top News: Photos of Dulles Jet Center Snow
EXPRESSES, G550 IN COLLAPSED HANGAR
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The bill to general aviation from last
weekend's massive snowstorm on the east coast could hit tens of millions
of dollars and most of that could come from the partial collapse of one
building at Dulles International Airport. As we
Saturday, part of the roof of Dulles Jet Center came down
under the weight of the snow. At the time, all that was known was that
there were aircraft inside but photos provided to AVweb
reader show a scene that is enough to make any insurance executive
shiver. Two Bombardier Global Express jets and a Gulfstream 550 appear
to be in takeoff attitude inside the hangar, their tails pushed to the
floor under the weight of the crushed structure of the building. It's
not immediately known whether they can be repaired and it might be
tricky getting them out from under the twisted steel. More...
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747-8 FIRST FLIGHT
latest airliner took off for the first time Monday at 12:39 p.m. The
Boeing 747-8 was scheduled for a four-hour flight around the Pacific
Northwest after a smooth liftoff from Paine Field. It landed at 4:18
p.m. after an uneventful flight to check basic handling and engine
performance. The aircraft is the longest ever built by Boeing and the
first test article is a cargo version. The passenger version will follow
in about a year and will carry up to 467 people in three classes. The
cockpit is virtually identical to that of the 787 Dreamliner and
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As part of
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Air accident in Buffalo, N.Y., the agency on Monday issued an "advance
notice of proposed rulemaking" seeking input about what kind of training
and certification should be required for pilots flying in Part 121
airline jobs. The FAA seeks comments on several points, such as, should
all airline first officers be ATP rated, should academic credit count
toward ratings, and should commercial pilots be required to meet a
higher flight-hour minimum or acquire an added endorsement to fly in a
Part 121 crew. "We must build on the current pilot certification system
and make it even stronger," said Ray LaHood, secretary of
transportation. "Our nation's airlines should have the best-trained and
best-prepared pilots in the cockpit." FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt
said he is looking for new ways to measure pilot competence other than
merely counting flight hours. "Experience is not measured by flight time
alone," said Babbitt. "Pilots need to have quality training and
experience appropriate to the mission to be ready to handle any
situation they encounter." The public has 60 days to send comments to
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INDUSTRY TO REBOUND IN 2010, BUT ...
aerospace "may help lead the U.S. economy out of recession" in 2010,
according to a study by Embry-Riddle's Center for Aviation and Aerospace
Leadership. While the Center's study (the Aerospace Economic Report and
Outlook for 2010) suggests that the rate of recovery could be relatively
quick, as compared to other sectors of the economy, it also shows what
Embry-Riddle calls an "ominous trend." The study cites a strong shift
toward "the importation of aerospace components and parts." While the
U.S. continues to lead in the exportation of aircraft, "a growing
percentage of the components that go into the assembled aircraft are
being produced overseas," says the study. That may lead to other
economic and national security concerns, according to the school. Those
concerns, and the full results of the study, will be discussed at
Embry-Riddle's first Aviation and Aerospace Manufacturing Summit, to be
held Feb. 22-24, in Orlando, Fla. More...
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|Viva La Light Jet: Cessna Mustangs Keep Coming||back to
ROLLS OUT 300TH CITATION MUSTANG
Cessna Thursday announced
that it has completed its 300th Citation Mustang, to be "delivered later
this year to a retail customer in Australia." The mark follows delivery
of the first Mustang (April, 2007) by a span of less than three years.
Announced first at the 2002 National Business Aviation Association
convention, Cessna had the first Mustang flying by April of 2005.
Thought to see competition from the Eclipse 500, an early inspiration to
the entire very light jet market, the Citation Mustang went on to become
the first fully certified "entry-level business jet" and currently sells
for just over $3 million loaded with Garmin avionics and powered by
Pratt & Whitney Canada engines. More...
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AIMS TO PREVENT CREW OVERFLIGHTS
Dispatchers at Delta Air
Lines will soon be able to contact flight crews with special sound
alerts, rather than text messages only, to avoid an incident like the
one last October when two distracted pilots overflew their destination
by more than an hour, the airline has told the NTSB. In a document filed
with the safety board, the airline said it is changing its software so
dispatchers will be able to send aural alerts to Airbus A320 and A319
cockpits, in addition to text messages. The two pilots, who at the time
were operating as a Northwest Airlines flight, told investigators they
were at a loss to explain how they flew so far off course without
noticing. The Air Line Pilots Association told the NTSB it would also be
a good idea to consider installing "crew alertness monitors" on A320s
that automatically sound an alert and trigger red flashing lights if the
crew goes quiet for too long. The National Air Traffic Controllers
Association agreed in its statement to the NTSB that an aural alert
system would be a good idea. More...
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Lancair has added
Doug Walker to its sales staff. He'll cover the eastern U.S. and Canada.
Neal Longwill has moved from Redmond to Texas to handle the
south/central area, and Chelsea Welch remains in Redmond to take care of
the western U.S. and Canada. More...
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