Gulfstream’s super mid-size G280 recently completed two missions en route to and from the 2017 Avalon Airshow, each achieving another city-pair world speed record. The G280 flew from Singapore to Melbourne, Australia, a distance of 3,332 nautical miles, in 7 hours and 21 minutes at an average cruise speed of Mach 0.81. The following week, it again departed Singapore, this time bound for Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, completing the 3,177-nm flight in 7 hours and 18 minutes at a speed of Mach 0.82. The G280 already holds the city-pair record for flying from Melbourne to Singapore. The FAA has sent a letter to Fort Lauderdale, FL accusing the city of illegally using $5 million from its Executive Airport to support the general fund, and it wants the money back. The FAA began looking into the situation following reports of fees paid to the city for fire and police services, infrastructure maintenance and other services in lieu of property taxes. The airport was ceded to the city by the federal government after WWII. Boeing appears to be preparing for another round of layoffs both in Washington State and other locations as they work to trim costs. The job cuts, which are likely to begin June 23, were announced in a memo from John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 04.21.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, April 21st, 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:
Gulfstream G280 Surpasses 60 World Speed Records
FAA: Fort Lauderdale Used Airport Funds Illegally
Satellite-Connected Puma UAS Inspects Virginia Power Lines
Boeing Eyes More Job Reductions In June
Barnstorming: Keep Jerkwater USA Out Of The FAA’s (and Our) Business!
CBP Announces Global Entry Enrollment Event At AirVenture 2017
Wichita Welcoming UAS Leaders For Annual Tech Forum
Cessna Accident Goes Unreported For Nearly A Day
Co-Pilot Arrested After Being Caught With A Loaded Gun
Teamsters Flight Dispatchers At Atlas Air And Polar Air Cargo Ratify Contract
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