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November 26, 2006
Dublin-Based Research Firm Adds Its Voice To The VLJ
Research and Markets (R&M) has published a 156-page market
research paper titled "The Very Light Jet Market 2007-2016."
Biz Jet Division Will Go To Highest Bidder
Raytheon Company is nearing a deal to sell its general aviation
unit, Raytheon Aircraft Company (RAC).
ALPA Wants To Cash Out Early
Northwest's pilot's union has asked management to allow the
early sale of part of its nearly $900 million unsecured claim
against the airline.
Complete A Sinus Or Virus Kit In 200 Hours Says
Two capable kit aircraft from Australian company Pipistrel are
oddly-named, but are now on the FAA's list of kits conforming to
the 51% rule.
Four-Phase Program Hopes To Add To Freighters Capability
The USAF's C-17 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base,
CA is in the midst of a four-phase test program to chart the
aircraft's takeoff and landing performance on non-paved
Councilman Withdraws Item From Agenda
In a move reflective of the adage one must choose one's battles
carefully, Phoenix city Councilman Dave Siebert struck plans for an
aviation museum from the council's agenda.
Countries Sign Five-Year Trade Deal
A new five-year trade pact between China and Pakistan includes
an agreement to co-develop military aircraft including Airborne
Warning and Control Systems (AWACS).
Upholds Appeal Arguing Eight-Year Sentence Too High
A Russian man convicted of stabbing a German air traffic
controller to death in 2004 has won a retrial on appeal in the
Agrees To Review Its Uniform Policy On Threat Of Sale
A British Airways check-in worker has been on administrative
leave for several weeks after she refused to remove a crucifix she
wears on a necklace.
Barnstable Municipal Airport Manager Thinks So...
The FAA has chosen Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) in
Barnstable, MA for its next airport audit. Airport manager Quincy
"Doc" Mosby says it's likely related to a civil suit pending
against the town of Barnstable.
Here's a little addition to FAR Part 61, Pilot, Flight
Instructors and Ground Instructors, that you may not have noticed
when it appeared in the last few years...
In its short life, the Messerschmitt Me 262 won many fans. Fewer
than ten originals exist today and so more are to be made.
The condition in which the apparent effect of gravity is zero, as
in the case of a body in free fall or in orbit. Also, cool new way
to spend a day for $2,950.
"Through semi-prepared runway operations testing and weighing
the aircraft after the take-offs and landings, we've seen anywhere
from 1,200 to 1,500 additional pounds of dirt collected in the
aircraft. We've seen enough dirt collect in the wheel wells to
where it was eight to 10 inches in depth."
Source: Lieutenant Colonel Bob Poremski, C-17
Integrated Test Force director, commenting on the results from the
first of a four-phase test program to chart the C-17 Globemaster
III's takeoff and landing performance on non-paved surfaces.
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