Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-long range Falcon 8X, the company's latest addition to the growing Falcon business jet family. The 8X will offer the greatest range and the longest cabin in the Falcon line, along with the most extensive selection of cabin configurations available on any executive jet. Sporty’s Academy flight school goes back to the basic trainer concept of World War II. They are acquiring Cessna 172s and equipping them with basic flight instruments along with significant interior and exterior enhancements. The only avionics are a communications radio and a transponder. The 172LITE will be rented for $99 per hour. Last week, California Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) and fuel distributors settled a 2011 lawsuit regarding the sale of leaded aviation gasoline brought by the Center for Environmental Health, known as the CEH. CEH filed the suit under California Proposition 65 that requires businesses to warn individuals exposed to hazardous chemicals. The original lawsuit sought to prohibit the sale of leaded aviation gasoline and impose millions of dollars in fines and penalties on FBOs and distributors. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.19.14 is chock full of info in this news period ending Friday, December 19th, 2014... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Dassault Aviation Reveals First Falcon 8X
Sporty’s Launches Cessna 172LITE Project
CA Proposition 65 Lawsuit Regarding Leaded Avgas Settled
Barnstorming: Yet One More Look Into The ANN/Airborne Crystal Ball
Carnegie Mellon Lunar Rover Impresses XPRIZE Judges
Mexico Certifies Learjet 70, 75
Dragon Launch Occurring No Earlier Than Jan. 6
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