Also: Pipistrel NOT Afraid of Dark, Dreamliner Woes, Aspen Quick-Fixes, BIG Airship Nears Completion
China has gobbled up another aircraft manufacturer. Word comes from Enstrom that as of December 27, 2012, Chongqing Helicopter Investment Co., Ltd, has acquired Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, moving from one foreign owner to another. The US Air Force is looking to replace its 20-year old fleet of Legacy business jets used for their Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) Multi-place Training Track and Eclipse Aerospace thinks it has the answer. Pipistrel is officially flying the first European Ultralight aircraft certified for Night Flight in Poland, the Alpha Trainer. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 01.11.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, January 11th, 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:
Enstrom Helicopter Under New Ownership
Eclipse Submits RFI To USAF Request For Very Light Jet Fleet
Alpha Trainer Certified For Night Flight In Poland
2012 Marks Record Year For CubCrafters
Boeing Issues Statement On JAL Dreamliner Incident
Airlines For America Opposes Proposed Pilot Rule Changes
ANN Planning Extensive Coverage of USSAE/Sebring
Quick Turn-Around: Aspen Issues Correction For XM WX Data Issue
FAA Issues NOTAM For Obama Inauguration
Massive Airship Reaches Milestone In Development
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