Will Offer Discounts To D2A Customers With Unfilled Chelton
The following is the unedited text of a release sent to ANN
early Sunday by Chelton Flight Systems, regarding the confusion
among customers about the fate of Direct-To Avionics
(D2A), which has ceased operations and left many
planebuilders with unfilled orders through that company for Chelton
avionics, and systems with Chelton components.
Alleged preferential treatment and unsafe practices are just two
of the reasons the FAA has refused to sign off on a plan by
officials in DeLand, FL and skydivers to retain a famous sky
diving drop zone open with the construction of a new airport
It is both the most "fun," and most difficult task, facing the
ANN staff at the end of every year -- determining who, or what, did
the most to promote the cause of aviation in the past 365 days...
while also chastizing those who did all they could to undermine the
successes the aerospace community has managed to accomplish.
Iran's beleaguered aviation industry, featuring 13 carriers and
a fleet of 120 planes with an average age of 16 years, may see its
shortage of spare parts greatly improved with what could be a
breakthrough deal, if approved by the US Department of
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Mark V. Rosenker
said last week that, during the recent 12-day holiday period
between December 22, 2006 and January 2, 2007, he dispatched
regional air safety investigators to 12 fatal general aviation
accidents. These accidents resulted in a total of 31
A pilot, with a reported 20 years experience flying similar
aircraft, and his wife suffered non-life threatening injuries
Wednesday in the crash of an experimental, amateur-built helicopter
in rural Douglas County, KS.
A situation where the flame in a jet engine goes kaput. The problem
can be caused by numerous factors too much fuel, too little fuel,
too little air, sucking in a foreign object (which can cause more
than just a flameout).
"Over the past 24 hours we have been working with our
airline partners to find an acceptable way forward. We wish to
reassure passengers that every effort is being made to ensure to
that a normal service is resumed at Bristol International as soon
as possible. The safety of our passengers is, as always, of
Source: Tony Hallwood, aviation development
director for Bristol International Airport, after nine airlines
stopped service to the British airport Saturday over concerns about
the safety of the facility's runway.