Within a week of publishing his industry analysis of China's
recent purchase of some US general aviation companies, consulting
firm BRiFO President Brian Foley now finds himself charting a new
and wholly different course of action on that topic. Foley's paper
discussed, among other things, the recent bid on Duluth,
Minnesota-based Cirrus Aircraft, a respected maker of light piston
aircraft, by Chinese plane maker China Aviation Industry General
Aircraft (CAIGA or AVIC).
It looks to be a better year for most things Cessna. And that
starts with the Skycatcher program. When we interviewed Cessna's
Bob Stangarone at the 2011 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo, the
company had reported that it had received more than 60 Skycatcher
light sport aircraft from Shenyang Aircraft Corporation -- and
better yet, in conjunction with its reassembly site at Yingling
Aviation in Wichita, KS, Cessna has delivered more than 30
Amazing Coverage Continues Many New and Exciting Offerings From
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As you may be aware, ANN's Aero-TV will be continuing to broaden
our live video news capabilities at next week's 54th Annual AEA
International Convention & Trade Show in Reno, NV! With the
latest rendition of this exciting new endeavor, AEA, Aero-TV and
ANN will be able to bring you the latest breaking news live from
the convention floor! Aviators, WORLDWIDE, will be able to watch
the streaming online video coverage from the convenience of your
$1.17 Billion Project Will Construct Next Phase Of O'Hare
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Chicago Mayor Richard
M. Daley, executives from United Airlines and American Airlines and
U.S. Senators Richard Durbin and Mark Kirk announced a $1.17
billion agreement on Monday that will allow the O'Hare
Modernization Program to move forward.
Radio Controlled Plane Was Performing In A Model Air Show.
In what was perhaps the most unusual mid-air collision last
year, a Shpakow SA 750 bipe struck a large-scale AJ Slick RC model,
slightly damaging the larger aircraft but largely destroying the
model. The good news is that the biplane landed safely, but it was
Precautionary Measure Against Expected Mississippi River
With spring flooding of the Mississippi River at St. Paul all
but certain, work crews from the Metropolitan Airports Commission
(MAC) began deploying temporary sections of floodwall at St. Paul
Downtown Airport (KSTP) on Monday.
First Satellite In Stationary Orbit To Be Tasked With Missile
The U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin have delivered the first
geosynchronous (GEO-1) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS)
spacecraft to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL, where it will
be prepared for an early May liftoff aboard a United Launch
Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.
National Aviation Hall Of Fame Inductee, Movie And Air Racing
Legend, United Airlines And Learjet Pilot
Wichita native Clay Lacy has at least one interesting story for
every hour he has logged in the left seat of an airplane ... and
that would add up to more than 50,000 so far. He will tell at least
a few of them to the Wichita Aero Club on Tuesday, March 22.
FAA Certified Several Modifications For Re-Engining
The first reconfigured JT8D-219 engine in the U.S. Air Force's
re-engined E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Radar System (Joint
STARS) aircraft program will be delivered by Pratt & Whitney to
Northrop Grumman later this month.
Authority Granted Under FAR Part 121 For Full Flight Operations
The FAA has certified aviation management company KaiserAir,
Inc. to provide full flight operations and management services for
a Boeing 737-700 with all-premier passenger service – 60-seat
It looks to be a better year for most things Cessna. And that starts with the Skycatcher program. When we interviewed Cessna's Bob Stangarone at the 2011 Sebring US Sport Aviation Expo, the company had reported that it had received more than 60 Skycatcher light sport aircraft from Shenyang Aircraft Corporation -- and better yet, in conjunction with its reassembly site at Yingling Aviation in Wichita, KS, Cessna has delivered more than 30 Skycatchers. Times, indeed, have changed.
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Will Provide High-Resolution Imagery Of Tsunami-Ravaged
As Japan copes with the aftermath of the 8.9 magnitude
earthquake and tsunami that struck March 11, the United States has
sent help in the form of personnel, equipment and a watchful eye in
the sky: a U-2 high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and