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Van’s Aircraft tells us that On August 27, their shipping department had several orders to fill, and by the end of the day, they’d rolled the 937th RV-12 kit empennage package onto the shipping dock. While the number 937 seems like an odd number to celebrate, Van’s says that combined with the S-LSA “fly-away” RV-12s the company has constructed, the total number of RV-12 empennage kits produced and sold now totals one thousand. Despite the fact that Malaysian authorities have said with certainty that the airplane part found on Reunion Island is from the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which went missing March 8, 2014, French authorities are not ready to say with certainty that they agree. The French are inspecting the debris because Reunion Island is a French territory. The part was discovered there on July 29, and it has been confirmed that it’s a flaperon from a Boeing 777. A Sling 2 airplane built by The Airplane Factory in South Africa has completed the California-to-Hawaii leg of its world circumnavigation attempt. The Sling 2 is a small two place airplane, powered by a Rotax 912 series engine. On the company's Facebook page, the company posted Sunday "Success! After a 21-hour flight, they landed with more than 2 hours of fuel endurance remaining. Their original destination was Honolulu, but they extended further and landed on the island of Maui. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.01.15 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode Tuesday, September 1st, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Brianne Cross, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Van’s RV-12 Reaches A Milestone
French Authorities Question Source Of Reunion Island Debris
JetFuelX Brings First Free Aviation Fuel Price Finder To Market
Sling 2 Arrives In Hawaii On Around-The-World Attempt
CEO Lends Corporate Jet To Three Moms
Deliveries Of Citation Latitude Underway
Trans States Pilots Reach Tentative Contract Extension Agreement With Management
Airbus Helicopters’ H175 Reaches 1,000 Flight Hours With NHV Group
Textron Delivers Pink King Air To Wheels Up
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