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BLASTS FEDS' GA ATTITUDE
AOPA President Craig Fuller says he
thinks the anti-GA/bizav posture in Washington will get worse in coming
months but that's not necessarily all bad. "We have a rallying point,"
Fuller told the Wichita Aero Club in a reportedly spirited address that
focused on recent remarks by President Obama that appeared to
characterize business aviation as a perk. According to the Wichita Business Journal, Fuller pointed out the
remarks contrasted sharply with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's
comments to an aviation forum held in Wichita in which he appeared to
affirm the administration's support for GA. "Where they stand on general
aviation depends on where they're standing," he is quoted as saying.
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assembly workers at the Greensboro plant. The company invited local
media on a tour of its sprawling 220,000-square-foot facility on Tuesday
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STARTS ON FIRST U.S.-BUILT PHENOM 100
Embraer opened its
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week the company said it has started work on its first Phenom 100, which
will be ready for delivery by the end of the year. The arrival of the
fuselage and wing parts from Brazil is a "milestone" that shows the
company's commitment to the U..S. operation, said Ernest Edwards,
president of Embraer Executive Jets. "[This] reiterates our commitment
to our U.S. presence
as we all look forward to start deliveries
of the first made-in-America units," Edwards said. The company has
already hired 69 engineers and technicians in Melbourne, many of them
former NASA employees, and plans to hire more than 100 additional
workers by the end of 2012. More...
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MIDAIR ENDS HAPPILY
An already-grim weekend for general
aviation in the U.S. came within a whisker of being a lot worse when two
aircraft brushed each other in a narrow pass in Alaska. Authorities say
a Piper Navajo with nine people aboard and a float-equipped Cessna 206
were headed in opposite directions through Lake Clark Pass, near
Anchorage, Sunday afternoon when a float on the 206 contacted the
vertical stabilizer of the Navajo. Damage was minor to both aircraft and
both landed safely in Anchorage. "If you have to have something like
this, it couldn't have worked out better," Larry Lewis, a National
Transportation Safety Board investigator told the Anchorage Daily News. More...
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CITES LACK OF FUEL DE-ICER IN FATAL PC-12 CRASH
The pilot of
a Pilatus PC-12 that crashed in Montana in March 2009 should have added
an icing inhibitor to the fuel system before launching, the NTSB said in
its final report on Tuesday. The board said the pilot failed to take
appropriate remedial actions after icing caused low fuel pressure and a
lateral fuel imbalance. The pilot then lost control while maneuvering
the left-wing-heavy airplane near the approach end of the runway at Bert
Mooney Airport in Butte. All 14 people on board, including 7 children,
died. "The pilot's pattern of poor decision-making set in motion a
series of events that culminated in the deadly crash," said NTSB
Chairman Deborah Hersman. "Humans will make mistakes, but that is
why following procedures, using checklists and always ensuring that a
safety margin exists are so essential -- aviation is not forgiving when
it comes to errors." More...
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