$3.3 Billion Sale Of Former Raytheon Division Completed
Hawker Beechcraft Inc. -- the new company formed by GS
Capital Partners, an affiliate of Goldman Sachs, and Onex Partners
-- has completed its purchase of Raytheon Aircraft Company for
approximately $3.3 billion in cash.
One of the most prevalent manufacturers in the light sport
aircraft (LSA) segment plans to become even bigger -- and recently
moved into a new facility the company says will help make that plan
a reality. Czech Aircraft Works (CZAW) is now operational in its
new, 120,000 square-foot facility in the Czech Republic.
Aero-News has learned America recently lost another of the famed
"Tokyo Doolittle Raiders," who helped boost American morale in the
early days of World War II with a surprise air attack on Japan.
Retired Lt. Col. Chase J. Nielsen, who spent a lifetime as an
advocate for American airpower, died March 23 at his home in
Brigham City, UT.
Rolls-Royce and Bombardier celebrated delivery last week of the
500th BR710 engine, with a ceremony at Bombardier's manufacturing
facility in Toronto, Canada. The BR710 powers the Bombardier Global
5000, and ultra-long range Global Express XRS business
AgustaWestland told ANN Monday that Kawasaki has delivered first
ever license-built EH101 helicopter to the Japanese Maritime Self
Defense Force (JMSDF). The aircraft was accepted by the customer on
March 23 at Kawasaki Aerospace's Gifu plant in Japan.
Randy Bolinger Talks Restructuring At Columbia Aircraft
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 03.26.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.26.07 (ANN's
Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature -- Columbia Aircraft's Randy
Bolinger: 03.26.07 (ANN Special Feature, with Randy
Bolinger on the restructuring at Columbia Aircraft.)
Increasing Land Value Concern To Those Who Call Airparks
Ah, spring. As the snow melts and the mud firms up (that
wonderful season between winter and spring, "Mud Season"),
fair-weather flying takes center stage to those whose true love has
spent many long, dark months ensconced in hangars.
Cause Attributed To Traces Of Cleaning Fluids In Motor
The smoke that poured into an El Al plane's cockpit Sunday --
forcing the evaluation of 126 passengers and six crew headed to
Zurich -- was attributed to traces of cleaning fluids remaining in
the aircraft's motor after routine maintenance last week, reported
the Jerusalem Post.
Somalia Says Downing That Killed 11 May Have
According to Balarus officials, Islamist fighters were
responsible for the missile attack of a large Ilyushin plane in
Somalia assisting African Union peacekeepers that killed 11 people
It started with the ending of 60-year monopoly held by
state-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines on domestic routes... and took
off with the country's first budget airlines, Sama and
National Aviation Service (NAS).
Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee Takes A Look At FY08 Budget
The Science & Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Space
and Aeronautics examined the fiscal year 2008 budget request for
the research and development (R&D) programs of the FAA and
whether it is sufficient to meet the agency's priorities and the
country's aviation needs in its first hearing of the 110th
A Piper PA-18 owned by Sky Signs LLC of Conway, SC, crashed into
the Atlantic Ocean Saturday while attempting to make a U-turn,
ending upside down in the ocean some 100 feet from shore, reported
"It's the only plane I flew on -- can't be no better
than a C-130. If your light on fuel, she'll get you home. She's
always brought me back, never let me down."
Source: Tommy Freedman, one of three pilots
onboard the final flight of a C-130 at Alaska's Eielson Air Force
Base. After over 40 years of service, the planes are being retired
to make way for C-17 Globemaster IIIs.