Reiterates FAA Funding Shouldn't Be Tied To User Fees
During its Annual Industry Review and Market Outlook Briefing on
Tuesday, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)
identified several dynamic challenges that must be managed in order
for the robust growth in general aviation to continue.
MORE Interesting Observations From Folks On The "Front Lines"
Of Our Aviation Infrastructure
As noted in the first part of this story, staffers and
officials from P.A.S.S. caught up with ANN Editor-In-Chief at the
2007 AOPA Expo, and let him know in no uncertain terms that
they wanted to get a few things on the record.
"Hiring an arsonist as fire chief would surprise me less."
That's how Palm Bay, FL city councilman -- and former Valkaria
Airport board chairman -- Milo Zonka summarized the recent
appointment of a longtime airport critic to the Valkaria Airport
In light of the placement of New Zealand planemaker Alpha
Aviation into Receivership last month, US-based general aviation
aircraft manufacturer Liberty Aerospace tells ANN it has decided to
honor customer deposits from Alpha Aviation clients, towards the
purchase of a new Liberty XL2 aircraft.
Millennial Technologies, LLC Named Official Distributor
Cirrus Design announced Monday that Millennial Technologies, LLC
-- an FAA Certified repair station that specializes in the sales
and installation of avionics equipment -- will serve as the
facility for Aero-Acciones, C.A., Cirrus’ Venezuelan sales
center for distribution in the region.
Self-Actuating Technology Could Be Applied To Flood
Aurora Flight Sciences was recently granted US Patent 7,313,829:
Sealing device for bodysuit and sealing method using hydrogels. The
technology protected by this patent was originally developed for
the US Navy to be incorporated into their Helicopter Aircrew
Integrated Life Support System (HAILSS).