Also: Meigs Field, JCS Attack, Nextant Sells 10 More, EASA Approves Rotax, Moving On Mars, Rebooting The Aviation Biz...
Qantas Airlines, Australia's troubled flagship airline, announced Thursday that it is canceling orders for 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The aircraft are valued at $8.5 billion at list price. You may recall that earlier this week that ANN reported that the FAA said it was unable to locate the manufacturing facilities claimed by Pipistrel using Google Earth, and cited that as one reason why it would no longer authorize the import of the motorgliders into the U.S. As part of its continuing investigation into the September 2011 crash of a highly modified P-51D airplane at the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada, the National Transportation Safety Board has opened the public docket. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 08.24.12 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, August 24th, 2012... 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 Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Qantas Cancels Dreamliners
FAA Finds Pipistrel
FAA Opens Docket on Galloping Ghost
Meigs to become Campground
Joint Chiefs Plane Attacked
Nextant Grabs 10 More Orders
EASA Approves Rotax
NASA's New Mars Mission
Barnstorming: Rebooting the Aero-Transformation
Sarah Brightman To Sing In Space?
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