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Despite a clear mandate in opposition to user fees and similar funding mechanisms oft discussed by the FAA, the agency has decided to start enacting some user fees of its own. And... they've begun by making a pretty aggressive demand for EAA to pay them to staff AirVenture.. EAA Chairman Jack Pelton spoke at length with ANN about this and says the FAA has already presented them with a bill… Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. has unveiled its newest airplane ... the PC-24 ... which it says is the "world's first 'Super Versatile Jet'." This innovative, entirely new development by the Swiss aircraft manufacturer marks what Pilatus says is the creation of a new segment in the business aviation market: the PC-24 is the first business jet worldwide with the ability to use very short runways, paved or unpaved, and a cargo door as standard. Cessna conducted the first production flight of its Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A at the company's facility in Independence, KS on Tuesday. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 05.24.13 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, May 24th, 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:
Startling... FAA Wants EAA To Pay Them To Staff Oshkosh (incorporate Pelton audio)
Pilatus Presents Its Latest Flagship, The PC-24 Twin-Jet
Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A Takes First Production Flight
Boeing Begins Certification Testing On 747-8 Performance Improvements
Solar Impulse Making Second Leg Of Trans-U.S. Trip
GE Honda Aero Engines Approaches Final HF120 Certification Test
Cessna Says Latitude, Longitude Progressing
Barnstorming: FAA v The World
Aspen Avionics Evolution Backup Display Expands To Piper Archer, Seminole
Microsoft Co-Founder Acquires V-2 Rocket For Personal Museum
Naval Academy Graduation Will Not Include Blue Angels
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