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REBIRTH WITH CHINESE AIRLINERS?
A reborn Eastern Air Lines
plans to be the first U.S. airline to fly Commercial Aircraft
Corporation of China (COMAC)'s C919. In a surprise announcement at the
China Airshow in Zhuhai Tuesday, Jack Shi, senior vice president for
commercial development of Eastern Air Lines, told a news conference that
revival of the aviation icon has been in the works since 2008 and the
fledgling airline is now shopping for aircraft. Eastern went bankrupt in
1991 and Shi said some of those trying to resurrect it are former
employees. It's planning to start flying from Miami to Latin America
next year but Shi told Reuters there's a lot to do yet. "Eastern used
to be the largest U.S. airline to serve the Latin America market," he
said. "A lot of preparation work needs to be done, such as applying for
an air route." More...
CAIGA INK JET DEAL
Cessna and China Aviation Industry General
Aircraft Company, Ltd. (CAIGA) have finalized a deal to assemble
Citation XLS+ business jets in China. The deal, which was announced as a
strategic partnership earlier this year with CAIGA parent AVIC involving
the assembly and sale of Caravans in China, will involve subassembly and
parts production in Wichita with assembly, paint and flight testing for
in-country aircraft to take place in Zhuhai, the site of Airshow China
which is on this week. More...
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PASSES BILL OUTLAWING EU CARBON TAX
The European Union has
delayed implementation of its controversial airline carbon tax to 2014,
citing progress on a global carbon emission effort by the International
Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). However, the U.S. House of
Representatives increased the pressure against the EU's plan with
passage of a bill that will make it illegal for U.S. airlines to pay the
tax. The bill passed after only a few minutes of debate Tuesday. "In my
view, the EU's proposed emissions trading scheme is inconsistent with
international aviation law and practice," said Rep. Nick Rahall. D-W.Va.
"It goes against international law and agreements. It brings the hand of
European regulators into our own airspace." More...
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SHORTAGE, OR AIRLINE HYPE?
Some airline executives are saying
a combination of retirements, airline expansion, and an imminent change
in FAA rules that could set a minimum of 1,500 hours for first
officers will create a pilot shortage, but CBS news analyst Chesley
"Sully" Sullenberger said the airlines are employing "scare tactics." In
a story in Sunday's Wall Street Journal, Dan Garton, CEO of American
Eagle, said the impact of the FAA's proposed new first-officer rule "is
going to become much more visible when regionals have to decrease their
flying" for lack of pilots. The airline may have to eliminate service to
some smaller cities, he said. Sullenberger said on CBS on Monday that airline executives are crying
wolf, with the aim to pressure the FAA into reducing the first-officer
requirements in the final version of the new rule. More...
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AVIATION EXPANDS IN CHINA
The ninth China International
Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition opened in Zhuhai on Tuesday, as the
country continues to work toward opening its airspace to private fliers
by 2020. GE said the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co. has
selected GE's new H85 turboprop engine to power the Primus 150, a
six-seat, pressurized single-engine airplane with a carbon-fiber
composite airframe. It will be the first business aircraft manufactured
in China, according to GE. Also at the show, Piaggio delivered its first
P.180 Avanti II turboprop to a Chinese customer. The twin turboprop will
be operated as part of a private aircraft club program. CubCrafters also
announced that their Top Cub two-seat backcountry airplane is now
certified for sales and operations in China. More...
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TO BUILD S-LSA AMPHIBS
The popular SeaRey kit-built LSA
amphib will soon be available as a factory-built aircraft. Progressive
Aerodyne, of Tavares, Fla., announced last week that it has FAA approval
to manufacture an S-LSA version of the aircraft. The company expects to
deliver the first fly-away SeaRey early next year. SeaRey kits have been
available for 20 years and the company recently moved its operation to
Tavares from Orlando. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: ELECTION -- READY, SET ... WHAT?
last week's election may represent some interesting possibilities.
Unfortunately, most of them involve budget cuts and possibly the delay
or elimination of programs most of us consider important. On the
AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli observes that, to a degree
most of us have never seen, aviation's outlook is tied to larger
taxation and policy considerations. Welcome to the world of the
challenged special interest group. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
INSIDER BLOG: VETERAN'S DAY FLY-BY
Here at AVweb, we
try to pause and reflect on our veterans every November 11 but
sometimes, when there's not a news story to hang your reflections and
thanks on, you have to takes to the air in your Piper Cub and do some
proper reflection. That's what Paul Bertorelli did Sunday in an
effort to find the right way to say "thanks" to all those who've served.
more and join the conversation. More...
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manager at Dynon. Schofield has been with the avionics manufacturer for
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APPOINTMENTS AT NATA
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The new executive
vice president of the National Air Transportation Association is Jim
Coon, who is now the chief of staff for the U.S. House of
Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Also,
Amy Koranda has been appointed vice president of NATA. More...
WHERE? YOU TELL US
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staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to
include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be
permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too.
PIPER'S 75TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
November 10, Piper Aircraft celebrated its 75th anniversary as an
aircraft company. AVweb was there and got a look at some terrific
vintage aircraft as well as Piper's latest line of M-class airplanes.
FLYING EYES PILOT SUNGLASSES
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Eyes solves that problem. In this video by Larry Anglisano and Marc
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