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SALE EXPECTED NEXT WEEK
Any buyers interested in the assets
of Eclipse Aviation must put in a bid with the federal bankruptcy court
by the end of this week, or the sale will go to the current high bidder,
Eclipse Aerospace, which has made
an offer of $40 million, the Associated Press reported this week. If other
qualified bidders appear, an auction will be held as early as next week.
If no one else bids, Eclipse Aerospace would close the deal by the end
of this month. The owners of Eclipse Aerospace, Mike Press and Mason
Holland, have said they would keep the company in Albuquerque, provide
service and upgrades for the current fleet, and eventually restart
production. Both are owners of Eclipse jets. The Eclipse Owners Group,
which at one time was also seeking control of the company assets, has
abandoned its effort and now supports Eclipse Aerospace.
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AIR CLOSED, SAY LOCAL NEWS REPORTS
The doors are closed at
Epic Air, in Bend, Ore., and a notice on the door states that the
building's landlord has "taken possession of the premises" because Epic
is 20 days overdue on a lease payment, the Bend Bulletin has reported. About a month ago, Epic
had scaled back to about 15 employees, but a company spokesman told
AVweb at the time that the doors were still open and work on
airplanes was continuing. The company sells several kit aircraft,
including the Epic LT turboprop, which are assembled by customers with
expert help at the company's build center in Bend. One customer, Rich
Lucibella, of Florida, told the Bulletin that he and a group of other LT
owners may try to take over control of the company. "Our first efforts
are going to be to conserve the assets of this company because we
believe the [Epic LT] is still a wonderful design, anyone in the general
aviation community knows that, and after that, a way we can
simultaneously keep this company going in Central Oregon and finish the
planes," Lucibella said. More...
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LENDS SAS MONEY TO BUY BOMBARDIER PLANES
government has come up with a creative way of ensuring the orders keep
flowing into Montreal-based Bombardier. It's helping to finance the
purchases for Bombardier's customers. Last week, International Trade
Minister Stockwell Day announced the government was writing a check to
Scandinavian Airlines SAS for $173 million CAD toward the cost (up to
$350 million total) of eight aircraft from Bombardier. If SAS defaults
on the loan, Canadian taxpayers will be on the hook. "[Export
Development Canada] is providing repayable loans to ensure the aircraft
production sector remains strong during this economic downturn," he said
in a news release. More...
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7X APPROVED FOR STEEP APPROACHES
Dassault says its Falcon 7X
is the first intercontinental bizjet to be certified for steep
approaches into some of the trickiest -- but most convenient --
executive airports. Dropping into London City Airport and Lugano,
Switzerland, for instance, requires up to a 6 degree approach angle and
a similarly aggressive takeoff. London City is particularly challenging
in that there's only 4327 feet of runway available for landing and 3,944
feet for takeoff. It must accomplish both within strict noise limits.
The certification means that a business person taking off from New York
or Los Angeles can be in downtown London a few minutes after landing
rather than having to drive an hour or more from one of the other
London-area airports. "Business aviation is all about the need for
efficiency and access to hard to reach places and an airport like London
City combines the two," said Dassault Falcon CEO John Rosanvallon.
"Direct access to this important financial center is sure to benefit our
U.S. based Falcon 7X customers, allowing them to be in meetings moments
after landing." More...
Israeli Aeronautics Defense Systems has tested a
new unmanned aerial vehicle based on the Diamond DA42 light twin. The
aircraft is named the Dominator II and flew for the first time in late
July. According to Defence Professionals, the pilotless platform builds
on the notoriously long legs of the diesel-powered DA42. The publication
says the twin can stay airborne for up to 28 hours with a 900-pound
payload. It will operate at speeds ranging from 75 to 190 knots and has
a maximum operating altitude of 30,000 feet. More...
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MIDAIR BRINGS SCRUTINY TO NY VFR CORRIDORS (AGAIN)
collision Saturday of N71MC, a Piper PA32R aircraft, and N401LH, a
Eurocopter AS350 rotorcraft operated by Liberty Helicopters American
Eurocopter, over the Hudson River killed all nine people aboard both
aircraft and again brought attention to the flight rules that govern the
narrow, high-traffic VFR corridors that border Manhattan. On Monday,
elected officials staged a media event to draw attention to the dangers
they perceive from the general aviation traffic that flows through the
area. The National Air Transport Association (NATA) has also called the
media attention on the corridor operations "misplaced," saying the mix
of traffic in that area is "subject to numerous regulatory
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COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
Many pilots take for granted the idea
that their FBO will always be there for them or at least that
their place on the airport is relatively secure but that's not
always the case. At Hemet field in Southern California, the closing of
an FBO may mean not only the demise of a soaring club that's operated on
the field for about 40 years, but also the closing of the runway the
gliders use basically altogether banishing glider operations from
the field. More...
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VP OF QUALITY AT CESSNA
Tracy Robinson has been promoted to
vice president, Quality, at Cessna. She's been with the company for 18
years and served most recently as the director of paint and interior
HONORARY MEMBER OF SAFE
Legendary pilot Joe Grant has become the
Society of Aviation Flight Educators' first honorary member. Grant was
born in 1908 and flew everything from Curtiss JN4s to Boeing 707s in his
long career. More...
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