Also: Sea Vixen, FAA-UAS Symposium, Boeing Layoffs, Evada Aircraft, OneWeb, Legacy 450, MS A/C Sale
The third aircraft in the Cessna Citation Longitude flight test program recently completed its first flight. Test pilots Corey Eckhart and UJ Pesonen, along with flight test engineer Mike Bradfield, successfully tested various systems throughout the one-hour and 40-minute flight. The aircraft will be used in the program for avionics and systems development, as well as collecting flight simulator data. The company has started assembly line flow in the company’s east campus Plant IV manufacturing facility, with the first four production Longitude aircraft currently in progress. In July of 2015, Calgary, Canada business owner Daniel Boria tied 100 industrial-grade helium balloons to a lawn chair and took off over the city in a stunt that he said was intended to promote his cleaning business. Last week, however, provincial court Judge Bruce Fraser assessed a hefty fine against Boria, calling the stunt "dumb and dangerous" and "unconscionably stupid." Boria pleaded guilty in December to charges of dangerous operation of an aircraft. In an agreement worked out with prosecutors, he will pay a $5,000 direct fine and contribute $20,000 to the charity of his choice, according to the report. Here’s proof positive that bad times can come to just about anyone... including a major high-flyer in the hobby drone market. An undisclosed number of employees of Yuneec USA will be losing their jobs as confirmed by the company late last week. The company issued a statement saying it was planning to "scale back our business structure to secure a balance between operational costs and revenue. We concluded that we upsized operations faster than our growth required." All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.23.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, March 23rd, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:
Momentum Builds In The Cessna Citation Longitude Program
Canadian Lawn-Chair Balloonist Faces Hefty Fine
Yuneec USA Confirms Staff Reductions
Last Airworthy Sea Vixen Expected To Fly Again In April
Aero-Community Update: FAA-UAS Symposium 2017
Boeing Plans Washington State Layoffs In May
PM&E, Inc. Reportedly Offered $12 Million For Evada Aircraft
OneWeb Satellites Breaks Ground On Florida's Space Coast
Embraer Legacy 450 Sets Speed Records Between California And Hawaii
Missouri Governor Plans To Sell One Of Two Airplanes
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