U.S. Sport Aviation
January 17-20, 2013
Sunny Sebring, Florida will hold its 9th annual U.S. Sport Aviation
this January 17-20, 2013
largest LSA-dedicated event in the world. Additions for 2013 range from
a twilight air show opened by Patty Wagstaff demonstrating LSA Aerobatic
Aircraft to The Year of the Cub to star-studded Manufacturers Showcases
and a contest that will crown LSA's most efficient aircraft/pilot duo.
Four days in Sebring, Florida to "See, Try, Fly and Buy" ... everything
in the world of Sport Aviation.
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WANTS U.S. OPERATORS EXEMPTED FROM EU RULES
If the European
Union wants to regulate aviation emissions, operators of U.S. aircraft
should not have to comply, the U.S. Senate said last week. The Senate
passed a bill that prohibits U.S. operators from participating in the
E.U. Emissions Trading Scheme. "We appreciate the forceful message this
bill sends to the E.U. against the imposition of a new carbon tax on
aircraft," said NBAA President Ed Bolen. The U.S. House has also passed
a similar bill. The two bills must now be reconciled and then voted on a
final time by both chambers. Bolen testified before a Senate committee
about the plan, calling it "fatally flawed," and added that "as badly as
the airlines are treated, general aviation is treated even worse" under
the E.U. scheme. More...
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GETS FIRST U.S. 787
Nearly two dozen Boeing 787 Dreamliners
are already flying all over the world, but this week the first one for a
U.S. airline was delivered to United Airlines, in Everett, Wash. The
airplane is the first of 50 copies the airline has on order, with five
to be delivered by the end of this year. The 787 will start out on
domestic flights, then transition to international flights later this
year. Next year, the airplane will operate on United's new
Denver-to-Tokyo route. "Customers will be more comfortable with improved
lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and
enhanced ventilation systems," according to Boeing. The airplane will be
flown to United's hub in Houston sometime this week. More...
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FLIES 737 ECODEMONSTRATOR
Boeing recently showed off its
ecoDemonstrator project at a news conference in Washington, D.C. The
airplane is a modified 737-800. "The ecoDemonstrator is a Boeing
technology demonstrator that we're using to test cutting-edge
technologies that will hopefully reduce our carbon footprint, lower our
fuel burn, lower our emissions, and also reduce our community noise
impact," said Erin Henderson, lead ground operations engineer for the
project. The experiment "really helps us to understand what we need to
do to bring this technology forward and make it work in an airplane,"
said Joe Breit, of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. More...
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TESTING ABOVE THE ATLANTIC
Two different programs are trying
out new flight procedures in the airspace above the Atlantic Ocean. The
FAA is conducting a trial that aims to establish lower aircraft
separation minima within the Gander and Shanwick Oceanic Control Areas,
in the North Atlantic airspace. The Reduced Longitudinal Separation
Minimum Trial (PDF) will reduce the longitudinal separation
requirement from 10 minutes to 5 minutes for eligible aircraft. No
application is required -- if pilots are properly equipped and have
minimum navigation performance specification approval, they can simply
request a change in altitude. "Aircraft will benefit by having a greater
opportunity to climb to more fuel-efficient levels as well as change
speed or altitude due to turbulence or bad weather," the FAA said.
Meanwhile, NATS, which provides air traffic control services for the
United Kingdom, is testing a project called "Topflight" that aims to minimize emissions and
delays on trans-Atlantic routes. More...
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FAA official Keith Noles has clarified the cost
estimates published in last Monday's airworthiness
directive affecting some Piper aircraft. According to Noles: "An
owner/operator could choose one of two paths, either inspection or
replacement. The key here is that the disassembly/removal and
reassembly/installation is the bulk of the cost in any scenario, and it
would not be repeated in any one event. Here are the possible scenarios:
1. Disassemble, inspect with no discrepancies, reassemble. Cost estimate
is $1020. 2. Disassemble, inspect with discrepancy requiring
replacement. Cost estimate is $1592. 3. Disassemble, do not inspect,
replace/reassemble. Cost estimate is $1592." AVweb's story last
Monday read, "If the assembly needs to be replaced, it would cost
another $1,600," but that amount should be $572. More...
Pilot's Guide to
Avionics Now Available
The 2012-13 edition of the Aircraft Electronics Association
Pilot's Guide to Avionics
is now available. To request a
This special 10th anniversary edition is a consumer's directory
containing buyer's guides, educational articles and timely information
about the avionics industry, its products and its people. The
publication helps pilots make better buying decisions and locate more
than 1,300 AEA member companies, including government-certified repair
stations around the world.
DON'T AIRPLANE WINDOWS ROLL DOWN?
The mechanics of airplane
windows got some attention on the campaign trail this week after
presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a remark at a Beverly Hills
fundraiser over the weekend, saying "It's a real problem" that you can't
roll the windows down in an airplane. He was talking about the recent
experience of his wife, Ann Romney, on a flight en route to Santa
Monica, when the crew declared an emergency due to an electrical
malfunction. "When you have a fire in an aircraft, there's no place to
and you can't find any oxygen from outside the
aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open," Romney
said. "I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's
Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the
pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver." A New York Times
reporter who was there later said "it was clear" that Romney was joking. A
video clip including his remarks is posted online at MSNBC. More...
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recently at The Knot, a Tampa wedding planning company. More...
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SUPER LEGEND FLIGHT TRIAL
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with a new Lycoming-powered version of the airplane. If you like the
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quite similar. AVweb ventured to Legend's Sulphur Spring, Texas,
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