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HAWKER BEECH BONUSES APPROVED
At least 31 senior Hawker
Beechcraft employees will receive payments totaling $1.9 million after a
bankruptcy judge approved that part of the Key Employee Incentive
Program that is part of the company's bankruptcy filing. However, a
decision on the big prize for the company's top eight executives,
bonuses totaling $5.3 million, has been deferred until Aug. 6, with the
judge inviting new evidence to be considered. The company insists the
bonuses are justified because taking a company out of bankruptcy and
transferring its assets to another owner is a lot of work. They will
also preside over the "orderly shutdown" of the business jet part of the
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It was perhaps inevitable that someone somewhere
would find a way, and an apparently legal one at that, to track flights
of aircraft on the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) list but
at least one of the architects of the project feels a little bad about
it. Dustin Hoffman (the researcher, not the actor), who developed the
system with Semon Rezchikov, is a private pilot who thinks it's none of
anyone's business where consenting adults fly their aircraft but he's
also not adverse to making some money by selling that information to
others, like, for instance, celebrity gossip channels and sites. In
fact, he's managed to strike a noble posture in his defense of OpenBarr.net. "I'm a
libertarian. I don't think it's anyone's business where you travel to,"
he told Forbes "But what's worse, for everyone to know
it's easy to track you, or to have a false assurance you can't be
tracked?" NBAA isn't buying it. "Getting on an airplane shouldn't amount
to forfeiting your security and privacy to anyone, anywhere in the world
with an Internet connection," NBAA spokesman Dan Hubbard told Forbes.
"That's why a law was passed to create a program that allows citizens
and companies to opt out from having their flights tracked. Attempts to
compromise that opt-out ability amount to nothing less than an
unwarranted invasion of the privacy of aircraft owners and operators, a
threat to the competitiveness of U.S. companies and a potential security
risk to the persons aboard aircraft." More...
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OPPOSES HUERTA CONFIRMATION
It looks like politics will get
in the way of the confirmation of Acting FAA Administrator Michael
Huerta to the five-year appointment in the top job. Despite the
unanimous endorsement of the Senate's commerce committee earlier in the
day, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has announced he'll oppose the
confirmation so the full Senate can more thoroughly explore Huerta's
views on labor relations. "Senator DeMint would want to have a full
debate and vote on this nominee as he has strong concerns about the
FAA's labor policies," said DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton.
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EXPANDS TURBOPROP LINE
The new H80 turboprop engine from GE
Aviation, which was certified
in March, has spawned two derivative engines, the company said last
week. The H75 will be rated at 750 shaft horsepower (shp) for takeoff
and maximum continuous operation, and the H85 engine will be rated at
850 shp. Both should be certified by FAA and EASA early next year, GE
said. The new models are designed for the agricultural, commuter,
utility and business turboprop aircraft segments. "The H80 turboprop has
been extremely successful for us," said Paul Theofan, of GE. "We
anticipate the same level of interest for the H75 and H85." The engines
will be manufactured at GE's facility in the Czech Republic.
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SEEKS CAUSE OF 787 ENGINE FAILURE
One engine of a new Boeing
787 Dreamliner failed during a pre-delivery taxi test on Saturday, and
the NTSB is investigating to find out why. The engine failure left
debris on the active runway at Charleston (S.C.) International Airport
and sparked a brush fire. The safety board said an investigator was sent
to the scene, and as a result, it was decided it would be necessary to
disassemble and examine the GE engine to determine the cause of the
failure. There were no injuries in the incident. More...
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years and held positions at Hawker Beechcraft, Bell Helicopter, Bizjet
International and Bombardier. More...
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