Manufacturer Demands Business Leaders Recognize Importance Of
Regardless of how you feel about corporate America right now, in
this age of federal (taxpayer-funded) bailouts and billions of
dollars allocated for "stimulus" funding... more than a few in the
aviation industry have been disgusted these past few months over
how business aviation has been portrayed by lawmakers, pundits and
the general media as a whole.
The "Cool" Details Behind GA's Latest FIKI Program
As previously detailed, ANN had exclusive and unprecedented access to the Cirrus Aircraft team that created GA's latest FIKI certified airframe. It was a fascinating process... to look into and through ALL aspects of the design, manufacture, testing and certification of the 'Known Ice" version of the SR-22. We learned a lot and came away impressed, educated, and enthused by the prospects of these capabilities for all such airframes that make the grade of earning FIKI certification... a process that the FAA does not undertake lightly.
Financial Shakeup Comes As Company Must Raise $1 Billion
Faced with a global economic crisis that shows no signs of
ebbing, this week Textron released two executives formerly
responsible for the company's finances... and its CEO hinted at the
possible sale of one of Textron's aerospace subsidiaries.