Piper on Monday told employees that it would be laying off about
6 percent of its workforce, or about 60 employees, according to
media reports. Most of those being let go are in the
manufacturing sector, though some outside that division will be
downsized as well.
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Companies Can Receive Tax Benefits Before Year-End On Business
The NBAA has added its voice to those praising President Obama
for signing into law legislation that includes a provision for
"bonus depreciation," to accelerate cost recovery of strategic
business purchases this year, including business aircraft. Obama
signed the bill Monday afternoon.
Avidyne Autopilot Now Available For Brazil-Based Cirrus
The Agência Nacional De Aviação Civil
-Brasil (ANAC) has approved retrofit installation for Avidyne's
Avidyne's DFC90 attitude-based digital autopilot in
Brazilian-registered Entegra-equipped Cirrus aircraft.
Honored Crew Rescued Three During 36-Foot Seas, 50 Knot
AgustaWestland announced Monday that the crew of "Rescue 912"
from Canadian Forces Squadron 103 in Gander, Newfoundland has been
selected as the winner of the 2010 Cormorant Trophy for Helicopter
Long-Term Instability Seen For Light Military Rotorcraft
The "Light Military" rotorcraft market will see some near-term
growth, but the longer term is far more uncetain, according to a
new study, "The Market for Light Military Rotorcraft," from
Fined For 'Reporting Innacurat Data' Following A Long
United Airlines has reportedly been fined $12,000 in association
with a long, weather-related ground delay in May, but the fine is
not for having a plane on the ground beyond the DOT-imposed
Aero-Analysis/Commentary by James R. Campbell, ANN
I'm at a point in all this that I should cease being
surprised at the impressive response I get when I start a
conversation with the readers of ANN. Your input and commentary on
Part 1 of this obsessive rant was intriguing… and
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Colorado Youth Find Mentorship in Antique
ANN E-I-C Note: In light of the tone of
some recent efforts to to look to the future of aviation, I thought
it might make sense to see how one amazing effort is paying off in
inspiring young people to seek a future that includes aviation...
enjoy! -- Jim Campbell, ANN Editor-In-Chief.
Founded in August of 1953 by Robert L. Taylor, the Antique
Aircraft Association is the world's oldest organization
specifically devoted to antique and classic aircraft. Yet as
airfield accessibility continues to diminish and the general
aviation community continues
Company Expects Cruising Speeds North Of 220 Knots
Eurocopter has begun test flights of the X3 demonstrator for its
innovative High-speed, long-range Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept,
which combines vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with
cruise speeds of more than 220 kts.
Boeing said Friday that the steel framework for its new 787
Dreamliner Final Assembly building in South Carolina has been
completed, and recognized the milestone with a special topping-out
ceremony. The event was held in conjunction with BE&K/Turner,
the design-builder of the facility.
CAF B-29 Completes Flight Testing In Time For AIRSHO
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) said Monday that the world's
only flyable Boeing B-29 Superfortress has returned to the skies
just in time for the 2010 CAF AIRSHO presented by Western National
Bank, October 9-10 at Midland International Airport.
Expedition 24 Commander Alexander Skvortsov and Flight Engineers
Tracy Caldwell Dyson and Mikhail Kornienko landed their Soyuz
TMA-18 spacecraft in Kazakhstan on Saturday, wrapping up a
six-month stay aboard the International Space Station.
The 500th tail section for the Gulfstream GV/G550 program was
handed over on September 20th to representatives of Gulfstream
Aerospace Corporation. This delivery is regarded by both companies
as a milestone.
The public section of the website for the Seaplane Pilots
Association makes available hundreds of articles and discussions
about seaplane Training, Advocacy issues, and a deep Library of