Also: Moffett Under New Management, UAV v GA -- No War Needed, EAA Skiplane Fly-In, FAA and PEDs
Beechcraft Corporation said in a report delivered Monday that, in the fourth quarter, the company delivered 72 commercial Beechcraft products compared to 48 Beechcraft airplanes in the same period the previous year. Throughout the entire year, the company saw a 64 percent increase in deliveries with 205 commercial Beechcraft products delivered during 2013 compared to 125 in 2012. Joe Frakes has announced the creation of Mallard Aircraft, a new venture to reintroduce the Turbine Mallard amphibious utility, commuter, VIP and special mission aircraft. Aviation industry veteran Sam L. Jantzen, Jr. will head up the program, including market introduction and global manufacturer selection for initial Mallard production. The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), maintains that Norwegian Air International’s (NAI) announcement that it has received an Irish air operator’s certificate even though the company will not serve Ireland creates the same “flag of convenience” scenario that led to the U.S. maritime industry’s demise and the loss of tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 02.14.14 is chock full of info in this thrice-weekly news period ending Friday, February 14th, 2014... 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, Earl Downs, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Beechcraft Corporation Reports Strong Finish To 2013
Joe Frakes Initiating Plans To Restart Mallard Program
Ireland’s Decision with Norwegian Air Threatens U.S. Airline Jobs; Safety In Question
Lease Negotiations To Begin For Rehab Of Hangar One At Moffett
Barnstorming: UAV v GA -- No War Needed
Hundreds Turn Out For EAA's Annual Skiplane Fly-In
FAA Issues Rule On Personal PEDs In The Cockpit
Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again next week for the next edition of "Airborne" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, in just a few days!