“Did We Get What We Were Promised, Or Is It A
Recently on an aviation forum, there was a discussion about how
pilots were using the current FSS and DUAT/DUATS services being
provided by the FAA, CSC and Lockheed Martin. The responses were
Aftermarket Support Includes Training And Logistics In
Rheinmetall Defence and Sikorsky Aerospace Services have signed
a teaming agreement to provide long term training and logistics
support to the German armed forces in anticipation of the
introduction the Cyclone multi-mission helicopter into Germany.
New Edition Features Info On Everything From Glass Retrofits To
The 2011-12 edition of the Aircraft Electronics
Association’s Pilot’s Guide to Avionics debuts during
the EAA’s AirVenture, July 25-31, in Oshkosh, WI. The free
Pilot’s Guide is available at the AEA’s booth in Hangar
As Many As 40 Of The VTOL Aircraft To Be Purchased,
The U.S. Marine Corps plans to buy as many as 40 Harrier GR7s
and GR9s in order to harvest them for parts for their fleet of
AV-8Bs, and some in the U.K. are reportedly not happy at the
Short and Sweet... Washington Has To Quit Screwing With Our
News and Analysis by Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C
Tell ya what folks, I was going to take a short break from the
series I was working for a few days... I was tiring of the
depressing task of writing about bad business practices and the
folks who were doing so much unnecessary damage to the aviation
world -- and then, God Help Us, our esteemed President takes
not one, but several, cheap shots at the business aviation
community -- again.
Surprisingly Little New Information Presented
and Few Possible Fixes... Why?
At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach CA, the organization, while
attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy leadership
of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the current state of
the flight training industry.
GAMA, IAMAW, AAAA, NATA Join Chorus Against Changes In
Accelerated Depreciation, Other Remarks Deemed Disparaging To
The Aviation Trade associations have rapidly responded to
remarks made by President Obama during a news conference Wednesday
in which he proposed ending accelerated depreciation for business
aircraft, and took what many viewed as a swipe at the industry by
referring to tax breaks for "corporate jet owners."
State-Of-The-Art University Flight Training Meets High Tech
Purdue University has selected Aerospace Products International
(API), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services, as
their logistics management supplier to support its new fleet of
Cirrus SR20 training aircraft.
U.S., U.K. Venture Investors Helping Move The Airplane To
ICON Aircraft announced that it closed a $25 million round of
equity funding in June. The round will fund the company through the
completion of its ongoing engineering development program,
manufacturing setup, and the beginning of production of its A5
amphibious sport plane.
First Time A College Team Has Won Overall Top Honors
When the final calculations were finished at the end of this
year's Air Race Classic ... the all-women transcontinental national
air race ... a team representing Jacksonville University in
Jacksonville, FL emerged as the first university team to take
overall top honors in the event.