Plans To Add Heavier Class III Airplanes By Q3 2009
Aspen Avionics told attendees at AOPA Expo 2008 it has added
several more Class II airplanes, including some heavier twins, to
its FAA Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC)
for the EFD1000 Primary Flight Displays (PFDs). These latest
additions include the Beechcraft Baron 58-series, and a subset of
the Aerostar 600-and Twin Commander 500-series twin-engine
Cessna Says Flight Test Program Moving Forward From
Cessna reported this week at AOPA Expo 2008 it is on
course to begin deliveries of the Model 162 SkyCatcher during the
second half of 2009. This schedule matches the timeline announced
when the light sport aircraft launched in July 2007.
Only 12 B-17 Bombers from World War II are still capable of
flight... and Aero-News has learned one of these rare warbirds may
not be calling Houston home much longer. Texas Raiders, a member of
the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), is in danger of being
Commercial airliners have carried cargo packages for years,
allowing airlines to make money on what otherwise would be empty
baggage compartments. And starting last month, most of those
packages are now screened for explosives.
Vandenberg Air Force Base officials launched a Minuteman III
intercontinental ballistic missile configured with a National
Nuclear Security Administration test assembly at 1 AM PST November
5. The launch was an operational test to determine the weapon
system's reliability and accuracy.
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than your government will."
Source: Bruce Landsberg, Executive Director of
AOPA's Air Safety Foundation, speaking during Friday's general
session at AOPA Expo 2008.