Also: VLJ Comeback?, DiamondShare, Faux Pilot PLeads Guilty, Enstrom Helis, Pan Am Reunion
Legislation designed to reduce the cost and complexity of doing business in the general aviation world is now law... but it will take some time to determine if the benefits of the law will be lost in a government bureaucratic sinkhole. The legislation requires the FAA to implement the recommendations of the FAA's Part 23 Reorganization Aviation Rulemaking Committee by December 31, 2015. Recommendations focus on increasing safety and reducing government and industry certification costs for light general aviation airplanes. According to a new study a second phase in the development of the very light jet market is about to get underway. The FAA is expected to issue an airworthiness directive this week which will warn airlines flying certain Dreamliner models that are powered by GEnx engines as well as all 747-8 airplanes, to avoid flying near towering thunderstorms. There have been several reports of ice building up behind the first compressor fan of the engines in such conditions, and the ingested ice has led to a temporary reduction of power in the engines. Well, that may change. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.03.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, December 3rd, 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:
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Small Airplane Revitalization Act Is Law
FAA Expected To Issue GEnx AD This Week
Tecnam P2008JC Equipped with Garmin G3X Receives EASA Approval
VLJ Market About To Rebound According To New Forecast
DiamondShare Program Expands To New Locations, Announces Member Availability
Do-It-Yourself Pilot Pleads Guilty To Airplane Theft
Air Force Rescue Helicopter Deal Hinges On Funding
Enstrom Helicopters Introduces 'The Configurator'
AVW: 1929 New Standard D-25 Interesting Departure From New Market, Virginia
Pan American World Airways Employees Hold Reunion At Former Headquarters
Moon Express Software Successfully Flies NASA Mighty Eagle Robotic Lunar Lander
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