We have to give them credit... discovering a problem on one day
and notifying your customers the next, is a FAST and wholly
commendable response... but about what we'd expect from one of GA's
next generation "Big Three" manufacturers. Lancair is in the
process of personally notifying all owners of Lancair Columbia 300
and 350 aircraft that there may be an issue with the attachment of
the aircraft’s fuel pressure transducer that could affect
their aircraft’s airworthiness.
Life is far stranger than fiction... and
sometimes far more amusing. Out-spoken purveyor of American
sensibilities, Barbara Streisand, who sued a California
Conservationist last year over pictures of most of the California
coastline that happened to include her home is digging her heels in
over the legal fees she was ordered to pay after she LOST the
Streisand sued Adelman for $50 million May 20th, after his website,
which photographically traces the California coast, published an
aerial photograph of her estate, among many thousands of others.
The photographs were among about 12,700, many of which highlight
overdevelopment along the water's edge.
Recent statements about the conduct of lightplane operations at
the annual Lakeland Sun 'n Fun Fly-In are creating quite a buzz
from flyers who are protesting the revelation that Sun 'n Fun will
be conducting vehicle surveillance in the "Paradise City"
lightplane operations area.
Sun 'n Fun staffers will be apparently be checking vehicle
paperwork and licensing for two seaters (operating either as
ultralight trainers or licensed experimentals) operating in the
lightplane area and making "basic visual" inspections of single
seaters operating under Part 103 to see if they are operating
legally. This is a departure from previous operational criteria
established for this area in which such compliance was left to the
purview of the FAA (to our knowledge, the only legally constituted
Business Will Become Part Of Phantom Works Division
Boeing said on Thursday that it is scaling back its investment
in its air traffic management business and named Kevin Brown as the
new head, beginning April 1. Brown succeeds John Hayhurst, who is
retiring. Boeing also said the business will become part of Phantom
Works, Boeing's research and development unit. Brown, whose new
title will be vice president, air traffic management, will report
to Robert Krieger, president of Phantom Works. Brown said that ATM
will continue to engage industry and government aviation officials
in the United States, Europe and Asia on air traffic modernization
issues, and work with them to build support for transforming air
traffic management globally.
Enstrom Helicopter says that their contract with the Indonesian
Police has fulfilled all the requirements of their EXIM loan
agreement and is "in full effect."
“With the operability of the EXIM loan, we now have funding
and are in full production mode to support the Indonesian National
Police contract,” said Enstrom President Jerry Mullins.
“Two aircraft are already flying in Indonesia and two are en
route.” The remaining aircraft in the 18-helicopter order
will be delivered in the upcoming months.
The Indonesian contract is an important international endorsement
placing Enstrom as a top competitor building quality helicopters
for police agencies around the world. The 480B’s performance
and price more than fill all the requirements to perform th
When business is "not all that good," sometimes the smartest
thing one can do is to fight the urge to curtail your activities
with the rest of your competition and get ahead before they do
likewise. A Manitoba airline continues to develop and expand its
service offerings, with the launch of an airframe structural repair
center to provide service to the local, regional and national
Under the guidance of Satbachan Soor, a certified S Licenced AME,
the repair center has been opened in the Skyward hangar property.
Soor, who previously operated Saskatoon Aircraft Rebuilders has
relocated to Winnipeg to undertake this new offering by Skyward.
“We will specialize in the smaller commuter aircraft and
insurance claims” states Soor, “Other local airframe
For Sale: ROBINSON R-22 BETA
2190SFOH (1999) Excellent Cosmetics. Currently Flying, however, it
is being sold as a core. $40,000. We will fly or ship it to an
overhaul facility. See full details and pics at www.robinsonhelicoptersales.com.
New, will sell for $40,000.00