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Airborne 02.23.24: GA Sales UP, IRS v BizAv, Twin Otter Ferry Suit

Also: Air Canada ChatBot, USPA Seeks Action, JetBlue Pilots, G700 Records

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) showed that business is doing all right, with all aircraft segments seeing a modest 3.6% increase in shipments over 2022. 

Overall, the biggest winners were surprisingly piston aircraft, at an 11.8% increase over 2022 shipments. The runners-up were turbine helicopters and turboprop fixed-wing aircraft, training at 10.4% and 9.6% increases respectively. The IRS will begin ramping up scrutiny on the use of corporate jets for flight departments around the country, hammering those who allegedly use their official corporate aircraft for decidedly non-corporate travel -- no matter what additional damage may result. A widow of one deceased pilot aboard Google co-founder Sergey Brin's DHC-6 Twin Otter has sued, citing his co-owners' approval for an allegedly improperly installed auxiliary fuel system. The suit describes a series of events wherein the short-legged Twin Otter hampered plans to fly the float-equipped plane all the way to Fiji, where Brin and co-owners wanted to station it for a time. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unlimited!!!

Airborne 02.23.24 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, February 23rd, 2024... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Holland Lee. Holland is supported by ANN Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, as well as ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell. This episode covers:

GAMA Sees 3.6% Rise in Aircraft Shipments
IRS Ramping up BizJet Audits 
Sergey Brin of Google Sees Wrongful Death Suit 
Air Canada Forced to Honor AI Chatbot's Promises
United States Parachute Association Issues Clarion Call
JetBlue Pilots Stuck Playing Catch-Up On Contract Negotiations  
Rack 'Em Up... Gulfstream Announces New City-Pair Records

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