Once The Leading Edge Of A GA Renewal, Cirrus Is Proving To Be
A GA Embarrassment
News and Analysis By Jim Campbell, ANN E-I-C
Through most of 2008, the Cirrus revolution appeared to be in
full swing -- even with the spectre of an uncertain economy on the
horizon. A number of solidly successful years bode well for the
first new company in a long while to boast the building of over
4000 new airplanes (at that time) and the unveiling and
announcement of the radically new Cirrus single-engine jet program
proved that Alan Klapmeier's vision was going strong... For well
over a decade (including their experimental/kit-build years), the
Cirrus program set the industry abuzz with imagination, innovation
and (possibly best of all) a spirit of openness and transparency
CFM Also Logs Orders For More Than 160 CFM56-7B Engines For
As part of what may be the largest single firm aircraft order in
aviation history, AirAsia announced Friday that it has selected CFM
International's advanced LEAP engine to power 200 Airbus A320neo
Cited For Failure To Correct Problems In B777 Passenger Oxygen
The FAA is proposing a $1,050,000 civil penalty against the
Boeing Company for allegedly failing to correct a known problem in
production and installation of the central passenger oxygen system
in its B-777 airliners.
Promises From Candidate Obama Different From Actions Of
A few days ago my seven-year-old daughter was deep into a book
about exploration of the moon. When she asked me about some of the
pictures, the book attracted my attention because it featured
several unique photos from Apollos 15, 16 and 17.
Sierra Nevada Space Systems Completes Two Major Milestones For
NASA Commercial Crew Program
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) CEO Fatih Ozmen announced Friday
that Sierra Nevada Space Systems has completed two significant
milestones as part of the Commercial Crew Development Round 2
Rental Aircraft Down After Catching Undercarriage On Blast
Fence During Final Approach
A long-running debate over the installation of a "safety zone"
at the northeast end of Sikorsky Memorial Airport (KBDR) in
Bridgeport, CT has been re-ignited following an accident at the
airport Saturday night.
Passenger In A Wheelchair Was Detained, "Extensively Searched"
At Florida Airport
A 95-year-old woman clearing security at the new Northwest
Florida Regional Airport in Panama City last weekend was reportedly
detained by TSA and required to remove her adult diaper before
being allowed to board her flight.
The first upgraded Puma Mk2 helicopter developed by Eurocopter
in a life extension program for the UK's Royal Air Force performed
its initial flight last week from Eurocopter's facility at
The airplane is thought to be only one of two airworthy
two-place Spitfires in the UK, and its pilot is a 58 year old woman
who learned to fly the airplane after her husband, who had restored
it, was killed in an automobile accident in 1988.
Wouters: "We're Very Excited To Have Joined Forces With
Cirrus is now a Chinese company. In a news release posted on the
company website Tuesday, Cirrus and China Aviation Industry General
Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA) announced that the two companies have
completed their merger.
Surprisingly Little New Information Presented
and Few Possible Fixes... Why?
At the 2010 AOPA event in Long Beach, CA, the organization,
while attempting to reorient itself under the somewhat testy
leadership of Craig Fuller, held a symposium looking into the
current state of the flight training industry.
Takes Orders And Commitments For 730 Airbus aircraft From 16
Customers Worth $72 Billion
At the 49th Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Airbus says it won
about $72.2 billion worth of business for a total of 730 aircraft.
The company says the numbers represent a new record for any
commercial aircraft manufacturer at any air show ever.
In response to concerns of religious discrimination raised by
the inclusion of Saudi Arabian Airlines in the global SkyTeam
Alliance, the ADL has called on Delta Air Lines to ensure that
Jewish, Israeli and other non-Muslim passengers do not face
discrimination as a result of the partnership.
Bombardier Aerospace said Friday it had wrapped up a very
successful week at the Paris Air Show with up to $4.7 billion in
firm orders, options and purchase rights for its technologically
advanced CSeries airliner and large cabin Global 7000 and Global
8000 business aircraft.
Delays Announcing A Major Deal Because Of Emissions
China is reportedly not happy with the European Union over its
proposed requirement for all airlines which fly to EC member
nations to reduce carbon emissions ... so much so that it delayed a
major announcement that would have been made at the Paris Air Show
Rockwall-Heath High School Claims Transatlantic Victory At 2011
Paris Air Show
Student rocketeers from France, the United Kingdom and the
United States competed Friday in the Fourth Annual Transatlantic
Rocketry Challenge. The four-member team from Rockwall-Heath High
School in Heath, TX, posted the best score to win the international