Also: Fuller's New Gig, 1st AW189 Production Flight, Phrogs Phinal Phlight, Boeing Embarrassed, 50 Years of Lear, DA42's New Role
The deal isn’t done until the first airplanes roll off the production line, but the word we are getting is that Mooney will restart airplane manufacturing at the beginning of January 2014 at its headquarters in Kerrville, Texas. New funding from the Soaring America Corporation, a California based Company, will provide the necessary capital to re-launch and sustain the legendary brand. A new Diamond DA42 Geostar has successfully collected laser-scanning and photo-grammetry data during one single flight. In plain English this means a very odd looking plane combined with amazing technology can perform spectacular earth mapping. Some members of the U.S. Senate are calling on FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to re-open the aircraft registry office closed by the partial government shutdown. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.15.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, October 15th, 2013... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Mooney Production Re-Start Promised For 2014
Senators Call On Huerta To Reopen FAA Registry Office
Limited-Edition CTLSi Model Engages Light-Sport Customers
Diamond Aircraft Successfully Integrated Photo-Grammetry, Laser-Scanning
Fuller's New Gig -- Redbird Appoints Craig Fuller As New Chairman Of The Board
First Production AW189 Performs Its Maiden Flight
AVW: Grasshopper's Tallest Leap Yet
Marine Corps Phrogs Finish Final Flight
Boeing Makes Changes Following JAL Airbus Order
Bombardier Celebrates 50 Years Of Learjet At NBAA 2013
Lemons Fly As Jet Fuel Of The Future
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