Signs of progress? Cessna's new TTx completed its first production flight on Saturday, March 2. The single engine composite aircraft departed from the Cessna facility in Independence, KS, and performed the flight in and around southeast Kansas. As we previously reported Beechcraft has, without much surprise, formally protested to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) the USAF award of the Light Air Support contract to its Brazilian competitor, Embraer. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has hit a new low among those politicians who lately seem to have zeroed in on the biz jet industry as the root of all evil in the world and the cause of our nation's economic crisis. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.12.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Tuesday, March 12th, 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:
Cessna TTx First Production Flight A Success
Beechcraft to Protest USAF LAS Decision -- But...
'A New Low' -- Bloomberg Engages in Bizarre Anti-Aviation Idiocy
Lakeland Linder Airport Tower Faces Possible Closure
SportCub XP Floatplane Undergoing Taxi Tests
United Holds Flight So That A Passenger Can Make An Important Connection
AVW: A Little Girl's First Airplane Ride
CSeries Aircraft Program Making Progress Towards First Flight
U.S. General Questions Motives Of F-35 Contractors
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