Also: Tecnam, King Air 250, LightSquared (Again!), Crew rest regs, B737 Max, WingX, ForeFlight, Discovery... and MORE!
After a fair bit of hype, smoke, and mirrors... the "Major Announcement" promised last week by Cirrus Aircraft is that they're going to do what they said they were going to do... last year... and the year before... and the year before that. It's always exciting when someone rolls out a new airplane, and Wednesday the aviation community got its first look at Pipistrel's long-awaited new four-place airplane ... the Panthera. Meanwhile, Tecnam's latest offering, the P Twenty-Ten flew for the first time on April 12th. Transport Canada has certified both regular and special mission versions of the DA42 NG, powered by Diamond’s proprietary Austro Engine AE300 jet-fuel piston diesel powerplant. A tornado swept through south Wichita on Saturday night, causing significant damage but apparently no major injuries. The FAA has recently adopted a rule to address pilot fatigue for passenger flights after considering extensive scientific studies, hearings, and industry feedback. We have ALL this and SO MUCH MORE in this week's edition of AIRBORNE!
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Airborne 04.20.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, April 20th, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Cirrus Restarts On-Again/Off-Again Jet Program
Tecnam P2010 First Flight
DA42NG Canada Certification
HBC King Air 250 EASA Cert
Lawmakers Like LightSquared ... Somewhere
Single Standard Crew Rest
Boeing 737 MAX Update
USCG Sailor Rescue
Discovery Last Flight
SpaceX Launch Window
Barnstorming: Giving Up Our Future
Aero-Video Of The Week: The Magnificent Launch Of A Space Shuttle
Spitfires And Buried Treasure
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