Also: More DA40s!, SpaceX Tests Draco, NATA Hates Legal Abuse, AEA Talks Rotors, Schumer Hates Helo's, Global's CH11, and M.I.T. In Space!!!
Whew... we thought it might never happen... but the FAA funding bill, a REAL funding bill is on its way to the President's desk where we expect he may actually sign the thing. After years of politics and infighting, the FAA has a smoother multi-year ride ahead of it in which to put forth an agenda that many suggest is getting a little long in the tooth... but better late than never, we suppose. On other fronts, times are a little difficult for HBC as CEO Bill Boisture gets replaced and Sierra-Nevada responds with some fighting words over their protest of the LAS decision-m,aking process. Boeing has some delamination issues to work out, but says that the planes will be fine in the long run, while A REALLY HIGH altitude skydive gets closer to reality -- all that and SO MUCH MORE in this episode of Airborne!
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Airborne 02.10.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, February 10th, 2012... 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 Paul Plack, this episode covers:
Steve Appleton Lost In Lancair Crash
FAA Gets Reauthorized
FAA Mandated to Create UAV Rules
New CEO For HBC
Sierra Nevada Rebuts HBC
Cessna Latitude Gets More Range
787 Fuselage Repairs
DOT IG: Controller Shortage
Red Bull Stratos Jump Near
SpaceX Engine Test
NATA: 100LL Suit 'Legal Abuse'
Austrian DA-40 Order
AEA Rotorcraft Forum
Aviation Unites vs EASA Fees
Buried 727 Becomes 'Art'
Barnstorming: Dion Gotti On Flt Training Issues
Schumer Attacks Helos Again -- ER Helo Responds
Global's Ch 11 Filing
China vs EU-ETS
AVW: M.I.T. Aspirations Go To Space
NAA Memorable Space Records 2011
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