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DEAL IGNORES AVIATION FOR NOW
Aviation was spared user
fees and changes to the bonus depreciation measures currently in effect
but both issues could be back as early as this coming fall. In the
lead-up to the dramatic debt ceiling debate there was considerable saber
rattling from the Democrats suggesting general aviation was being
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"departure fee" and there was also a push to reduce or eliminate bonus
depreciation. Aviation organizations launched a furious lobbying and
publicity campaign on both fronts but it's likely premature to claim
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DEMANDS FUNDING BILL BEFORE RECESS
FAA Administrator Randy
Babbitt and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined together on
Monday to "demand that Congress pass an FAA funding bill before getting
on airplanes to fly away for vacation," according to an FAA news release. The two officials joined with local
contractors and construction workers at LaGuardia Airport to make their
announcement. "Congress needs to do its job for the good of these
workers, for the good of our economy and for the good of America's
aviation system," said LaHood. Without reauthorization from Congress,
the FAA is unable to spend roughly $2.5 billion for airport projects in
all 50 states. Those projects "could put thousands of people to work in
good-paying jobs," the FAA said. Nearly 4,000 FAA employees have been
furloughed and an estimated 70,000 workers in construction and related
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MARKET CONTINUES RECOVERY
The latest business aircraft market
JETNET suggests the long, slow recovery is continuing and could be in
full swing by 2012. With prices hitting rock bottom almost across the
board, it's perhaps not surprising that sales have increased by 15.3
percent in the first half of the year. Nevertheless, the speedy
depletion of used inventory is key to opening the market for new
inventory from manufacturers and JETNET says that seems to be happening.
Used prices are also on the rise after two years of decline.
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REPORT ROBUST SALES AT AIRVENTURE
Reports are trickling in
that visitors to EAA AirVenture last week were in a buying mood. Piper
Aircraft spokesman Jackie Carlon told EAA the show was "fantastic." Leads were up 90
percent over the year before, according to Carlon, and the company sold
two twin-engine Seminole trainers, two Meridian turboprops, and took two
orders for the Altaire jet. FlightDesign took 40 orders for its new
four-seat fully certified C4 airplane, which isn't even flying yet.
"These orders reported are real product requests with money changing
hands," said company spokesman John Gilmore. According to Dan Johnson,
president of the Light Aircraft Manufacturing Association, other LSA
manufacturers saw an uptick in sales, with a half dozen companies
reporting two to six orders, and Icon taking about 50 deposits on
delivery positions for its amphibious LSA. More...
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GROUPS FILE PROTESTS OVER LIGHTSQUARED
AOPA, GAMA, and Garmin
added their comments to a roster of more than 2,700 on Monday to protest
FCC plans that would allow LightSquared to broadcast over frequencies
that would interfere with GPS signals. Garmin said the "laws of physics
prevent the results LightSquared desires," adding that "no workable
filters currently exist" that would eliminate the problems with
LightSquared interference. AOPA and the General Aviation Manufacturers
Association issued a joint commentary, strongly urging the FCC to
rescind the conditional waiver it granted to LightSquared. "The evidence
is clear: LightSquared's proposal puts the entire GPS system at risk,"
said AOPA President Craig Fuller in a news release. A recent FAA report
also showed that the LightSquared plan would cost the aviation sector
$70 billion over the next 10 years, and would "severely impact" NextGen.
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Former Cessna executive Roger Whyte has
been named special counsel to NBAA President Ed Bolen to prepare for the
Asian Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (ABACE) next March.
Whyte was responsible for developing the Asian market for Cessna. More...
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