Updates Phenom Progress At LAL; Announces Transport Study At
It's no secret Brazilian planemaker Embraer is serious about
increasing its presence in the business aviation marketplace, with
development progressing on the company's Phenom 100 VLJ and
slightly larger Phenom 300. As those aircraft near their first
flights, the company is also increasing its presence at Fly-In
events like Lakeland 2007, as well.
Record Set In An Acclaim... That Name May Not Be A
Do you really think a single engine piston aircraft is able to
fly transcontinental in less than eight hours? Yes, it can... and
aviation writer Scott Perdue proved it last month in Mooney's new
How Durable ARE Composite Planes? Columbia Aircraft's Tom Bowen
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-- 04.19.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Columbia Aircraft
VP/Engineering Tom Bowen.)
How often do we hear about an insurance company lowering its
rates? At a Wednesday press conference at Sun 'N Fun, Avemco
Insurance Company announced the company has lowered its rates on
coverage for specific models in the Technically Advanced Aircraft
(TAA) category. Rates have been reduced for all Cirrus models and
Diamond's new DA-42.
Non-Profit Gets Aircraft, Inspiration From Around The
Since 2003, Build A Plane has dedicated itself to growing
general aviation through educational programs. Lyn Freeman, founder
of the non-profit, became familiar with unusual requests and
probably thought he had seen everything... until 2005, when he
heard from Kasarachi "Kasa" Ejimofor.
Aero-News learned this week Diamond Aircraft has appointed Heike
Larson as Vice President Sales and Marketing. In her role with the
planemaker, Larson will be responsible for managing Diamond’s
distributor network, and will be in charge of setting the sales and
marketing strategy for North America.
AD NUMBER: 2007-07-05R1
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2007-07-05R1
SUMMARY: The FAA is revising an existing airworthiness
directive (AD), which applies to all Boeing Model 777
Piston Aircraft Could Escape Taxes... But BizAv Would Still
Could even some airline representatives be coming around on the
subject of user fees? It sounds hard to believe... but weekly
congressional newspaper The Hill quotes an airline industry source
as saying the FAA erred in proposing increased taxes on small
aircraft to pay for air traffic control modernization.
Ms. Blakey... Prepare To Receive A VERY Large Envelope
It's been but two days since the 2007 Lakeland Fly-In got
underway... and within those 48 hours, thousands of pilots have
rushed to sign the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s
petition opposing the FAA’s funding proposal.
Provides Enhanced Capabilities For S-55X Autopilots
At a Wednesday morning conference at Sun 'n Fun, S-Tec
Corporation announced the company has earned FAA-STC approval for
the installation of the company's standard roll axis servo on
Cirrus SR22 aircraft equipped with System Fifty-Five X
New construction was approved Tuesday for Connecticut's Sikorsky
Memorial Airport (BDR) -- the first in 23 years. Not for the
long-debated airport expansion or runway improvements, but for 65
T-hangars to be placed on a runway that has not been used for more
than 20 years.
Expansion plans for the Long Beach (CA) International Airport
continue to meet with opposition. In a special session Tuesday, the
Long Beach City Council heard a presentation from HOK, the
architectural firm contracted to design the expansion.
The sight of a SATSAir Cirrus SR22 -- tail in the air and nose
in the weeds, with its wing resting on the stone outcropping of a
drainage ditch adjacent to taxiway XXX at Lakeland-Linder Regional
Airport -- attracted many onlookers Wednesday morning... and even
more theories on the series of events that led to the
Air traffic controllers have long held the runway situation at
Memphis International Airport poses a potential risk to pilots. In
the wake of national spotlight recently cast on the situation, the
FAA decided to make some changes.
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“If costs go up significantly, it’s likely
the public service missions will be hit first."
Source: Rol Murrow, president of the Air Care
Alliance, which represents nonprofits that do volunteer missions.
Concern over the impact user fees would have on medical flights and
other charitable, often life-saving missions has reportedly swayed
some airline executives to reconsider their support for the FAA's
proposed reauthorization plan, an unnamed source in the industry
told weekly congressional newspaper The Hill.