Maintains Program Won't Measurably Improve Security
Pete Bunce, president and CEO of the General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA) told Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) officials at Wednesday's public meeting in
Houston, TX, that the burdensome requirements proposed in the Large
Aircraft Security Program (LASP) will not provide commensurate
security benefits and would severely limit the utility of general
aviation aircraft, causing irreparable harm to the industry.
More "Up Close" Info On GA's Latest FIKI Certified Bird
Just a few weeks ago, ANN broke the exciting details on Cirrus
new "Known Ice Protection" option for Cirrus SR22 and Turbo models.
Aircraft are available for sale now, with FAA certification for
operations in known icing conditions expected in Q2 of 2009.
Plane Was Released & Operated Despite Knowledge Of
The National Transportation Safety Board determined Wednesday
that a July 2007 aircraft accident in Sanford, FL was caused by a
series of poor decisions, both by corporate flight department
management and by the pilots that flew the accident
Tells Wichita Aero Club "We Cannot Afford To Focus Only On The
Problems Of Today"
The future for general aviation is bright, but it will require
collective action by individual pilots and industry leaders to
realize GA's potential, AOPA President Craig Fuller told the
Wichita Aero Club on Wednesday.
H.R. 598 Includes Bonus Depreciation, Increase To Section 179
Want some good economic news for a change? Aviation Tax
Consultants, which helps aircraft owners navigate the taxation
travails inherent to such a large purchase, tells ANN that House
Resolution 598 -- the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Tax Act
of 2009," better known as the stimulus bill -- contains a number of
provisions that will impact general aviation in a positive