Also: Glen Moyer Rocks The Balloon Fiesta, Cessna Latitude Mates, Gov't Shutdown Creates Damage, FAA v GA
OK... its been kind of quiet on the FlightPrep front... but a suit that the company threatened in 2010 appears have come back to life, under new names, but with the same principles in charge... and the same lawyer leading the charge. The upshot is that SD Holdings who now claims to hold the patent wants $6 million a year for each year of infringement... and another $60 million on top of that -- From AOPA. Tecnam’s new P2008JC it aimed at the training market and the EASA certification means delivery will begin in several European countries. One significant launch order for the Tecnam trainer is from Aero-Club Air France which will receive the first 12 aircraft. American Airlines says it is beginning the process to recruit and hire approximately 1,500 new pilots over the next five years. This is American's largest pilot hiring cycle in more than a decade. The first new-hire class is expected to begin training this winter. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 10.04.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, October 4th, 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:
'FlightPrep' War... Part Deux? -- AOPA Sued Over Flight Planning Patent Squabble
Tecnam P2008JC Achieves EASA Certification
AA To Recruit And Hire About 1,500 Pilots Over The Next Five Years
ANN’s Glen Moyer Marks 23rd Year at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Cessna Citation Latitude Fuselage Undergoes Wing Mate
Barnstorming: The FAA Is Not Our Enemy? Really?
Quicksilver Aeronautics Collaborates With Ident LLC On DHS Proposal
FAA, DOT Say Aviation Rulemaking Suspended Under Government Shutdown
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