Boisture: "Market Is Not Improving As We Had Hoped"
Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture announced late last week
that the company plans to lay off 350 salaried employees, citing
continued sluggishness in the economy. "(T)he market for new
production aircraft is not improving as we had hoped," Boisture
said in a letter to employees.
Get Your Weather While You Plan Your Flight... Via FliteStar
While ANN was running around/amok at Oshkosh (much like a certain poultry product sans any evidence of cranial capacity), we were hard-pressed to keep up with all the goodies that were presented... but the crowds surrounding the Jepp building convinced us that it was worth spending a few hours there... and we were NOT disappointed. During the annual aerial love-fest at Oshkosh, Jepp took the wraps off a new version of its new FliteStar flight planning program that now includes enhanced global weather data services. Jeppesen FliteStar users will now be able to improve situational awareness through receiving continually updated weather information. Weather data is now presented through multiple customized graphical forma
So... How Is Retirement Treating Former AOPA Boss, Phil Boyer???
Phil Boyer's retirement announcement was NOT the best news we've ever had to report... but there was no arguing with the fact that Phil deserved a break (and our thanks) after working the front lines of the GA fight for the better part of two decades. To those of us who watched aviation work its way through several decades of various trials and tribulations, Phil Boyer proved himself to be the real deal... a solid leader with some serious smarts and a true passion for the world of aviation. When he decided to retire after nearly two decades of challenging leadership, we all felt poorer for the loss of his participation but could not deny the that the guy deserved to retire and enjoy his life the way that he wanted.