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Airborne 08.11.17: Sully Fights On, Another Airshow Gone, Piper M600 AD

Also: DR1 Drone Racing, Oshkosh 2017 Follow-Up, KHTO Victory, Chute Investigation, ALC 737 MAXs, PenAir Ch11

The Alliance for Aviation Across America released a video from Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, where he details why we should not hand over control over our ATC system to the major airlines who put expedience and cost reduction ahead of the safety.

In a recent interview, Sullenberger said that he is concerned about safety, equitability,  and access to the system if it is enacted. He said that privatizing ATC is a political solution to a budget problem, and that the current plan would allow the largest airlines to control access, fees and pricing for the entire industry. Organizers of the Old Sarum Airfield air show have cancelled plans for the September event, citing rules imposed by the U.K. CAA for air shows over the past two years. In a post on the airfield website, the organizers said that Slipstream, the company responsible for a very successful 2015 event, now believes it will be impossible to stage a similar event this year. The FAA has issued an AD for Piper's new M600 airplanes, citing a possible issue with some wing spars in the aircraft. Piper president and CEO Simon Caldecott addressed the issue during a news conference at AirVenture in July. He said that a possible material specification issue had cropped up with the M600, leading to a precautionary grounding of the fleet of 36 delivered airplanes. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!

Airborne 08.11.17 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Friday, August 11th, 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:

  • Capt. Sullenberger Remains Adamant On ATC Privatization
  • U.K. Airshow Rules Claim Another Victim
  • FAA Issues AD For Piper M600 Airplanes
  • DHL Is The New Worldwide Title Sponsor For The Upcoming DR1 Drone Racing Series
  • Barnstorming: Oshkosh 2017 Was A HUGE Success... Let’s Not Waste It
  • Crowdfunding Established To Help With Pilot's Medical Bills
  • Judge Signs Permanent Injunctions Against Noise And Access Restrictions At KHTO
  • FAA Will Take No Action Against Parachute Company
  • Boeing, ALC Finalize Order For 12 737 MAXs
  • Alaska-Based PenAir Files Chapter 11 Reorganization Plan

Get Comprehensive, Real-Time, 24/7 coverage of the latest aviation and aerospace stories anytime, at aero-news.net. And be sure to join us again tomorrow, LIVE from Oshkosh 2017, for the next edition of "Airborne Unlimited" here on Aero-TV. Thanks for watching. See you, again, tomorrow!

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