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KEEPS BOMBARDIER IN WICHITA
The State of Kansas has ensured
Bombardier's Lear 85 composite business jet will be assembled, painted
and prepared for customers in Wichita by lending the Canadian planemaker
$27 million in bond financing to build the facilities necessary to carry
out the work. The new facilities will support 600 jobs, of which 300
will be new hires. As part of the deal, Bombardier can't shift any
existing plant functions or the new ones from Wichita for the life of
the bond. "We've tied the $27 million in incentives not just to the new
jobs, but to keeping those operations here," Gov. Mark Parkinson said.
Under the deal, income tax collected from employees will be used to pay
back the loan, rather than going into general revenue. The fuselage for
the Lear 85 will be made in Mexico and shipped to Wichita for final
assembly, paint and customer prep. More...
Introducing: Our Best Pilot
NEW Bose A20 Aviation Headset
Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Now the Bose A20 Aviation Headset sets an entirely new standard,
providing significantly greater noise reduction than currently
available. It also features an improved level of comfort, clear audio,
audio input and priority switching.
SCHOOL CLOSES, 60 CHINESE STUDENTS AFFECTED
About 60 Chinese
student pilots face an uncertain future after the abrupt closure of a
London, Ontario flight school that took their $55,000 tuition up front
and was evicted from its facilities for non-payment of rent before
training was complete. The London Free Press says some of the students are
also facing eviction from their apartments because accommodation was
included in the fee paid to Maylan Flight Academy, which was forced from
its premises more than a month ago. The students are still flying. They
were transferred to another school at the London Airport and so far
their lessons have been covered by Maylan. But the other school, Blue
Bird Flight Academy, trains only private pilots and the Chinese students
were promised multi-IFR tickets. More...
HITS CHARTER GROUNDING
A major Canadian aviation industry
group is accusing Transport Canada of grounding a charter operator for
public relations reasons. John McKenna, president of the Air Transport
Association of Canada (ATAC), called a news conference Monday to tell
reporters he believes Transport Canada's decision to pull the operating
certificate for Aeropro Aviation, of Quebec City, was based on public
perception. "It wanted to show it was responsive to the population,"
McKenna said. Transport Canada says it found significant management and
operational problems and repeated violations of regulations by the
company during a safety audit last month. It would not reveal details of
the audit. The audit was prompted by two fatal crashes in two months by
Aeropro aircraft. More...
2nd Annual BALA Summit During
LABACE in Brazil
Following the success of last year's BALA Summit
Paulo during LABACE, the 2nd Annual event coincides again with this
major exhibition in Brazil. Explore the latest developments in the
business aviation sector of Latin America, as well as new business
opportunities and challenges. The summit will also provide the platform
for manufacturers and operators (as well as any organization interested
in this exciting marketplace) to explore the future of this industry.
Click here for more information.
LAUNCHES INTERNET WEATHER PACKAGE
Baron Services, the parent
company of WxWorx, is going beyond cockpit weather and offering an
Internet-based service for flight planning. Its new QuickLink service is subscription-based and provides
a host of graphical weather tools covering the continental U.S. and
southern Canada. "We see Baron QuickLink as the perfect pre-flight
planning weather tool," said Bob Baron, president and CEO of Baron
It's a Great Time to Buy
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FUNDING BILL CHANGES PILOT REQUIREMENTS
As Congress was
heading out the door last weekend for a six-week break, both houses
approved an FAA bill (PDF) that extends funding for the agency only for
the next two months, but they tacked on some provisions that affect
pilot certification. The bill requires that every pilot flying for a
commercial airline must hold an ATP certificate, effectively increasing
the minimum requirement from 250 flight hours to 1,500, effective three
years after the bill is enacted. The bill also requires the FAA to
implement NTSB recommendations related to training for Part 121 pilots,
including stall and upset recovery training. The FAA must review
research on fatigue and mandate new flight and duty time rules for
pilots within a year. Also, the bill says the FAA must create a database
with a comprehensive training record for every pilot and require
airlines to offer remedial training to pilots if needed. Laura Brown,
spokeswoman for the FAA, told AVweb on Tuesday her agency is
currently reviewing the bill and has no comment yet on its implications.
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BRIGHT FINISH FOR "SPLOSHKOSH" 2010
The challenging wet
weather in Oshkosh leading up to opening weekend was surely a factor in
keeping this year's attendance figures about 7 percent lower than last
year, but EAA President Tom Poberezny says the drop was expected after
last year's "blockbuster" event. But he added that the second half of
the week was "outstanding." The weather turned clear and comfortable,
and the Saturday night airshow was a hit -- it will be back next year,
Poberezny said. Also, commercial exhibits were up to 777 this year,
compared to 750 in 2009. If you missed any part of this year's show,
media round-up for all the news, video and podcasts from EAA
AirVenture. And if you're thinking about getting there for next year,
EAA has some spectacular plans already in the works. More...
Mooney: We Love to Fly.
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TO BALDWIN AVIATION
Bob Conyers is the new Director of
Safety Management at Baldwin Aviation in Hilton Head Island, SC. Conyers
was formerly at Global Aerospace for 23 years, most recently as Manager
of General Aviation Safety. 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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