Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation has issued a
statement indicating that it has filed a voluntary petition for
reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. 'This
action has resulted from a series of events dating back to 2006
that hampered the Company’s ability to deliver aircraft and
disrupted cash flow.'
But Columbia HAS Declared Bankruptcy (Case #07-33850)
Cessna has confirmed to ANN that it has signed a Letter of
Intent (LOI) with Columbia Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation to
acquire selected assets and certain liabilities of the Bend,
Oregon-based aircraft manufacturer.
Hawker Beechcraft announced Monday at NBAA 2007 the new Hawker
900XP midsize and Hawker 750 light-midsize jets will enter service
with the option to be equipped with AirCell's AxxessTM II satellite
Brazilian planemaker Embraer says its intensive flight test
campaign for the first Phenom 100 aircraft continues at its
Gavião Peixoto plant in Brazil. The very light jet first
took off on July 26, 2007, and has completed 55 flight hours in 39
flights to date.
Hot on the heels of the announcment Garmin's G1000 glass panel
cockpit will soon be offered in Cessna's Caravan turboprop, Garmin
announced Monday at NBAA 2007 it is expanding its G1000 King Air
retrofit program to include the King Air 200 and B200 models.
Companies Include SATSAir, DayJet, Eclipse Aviation
Several companies -- including a number of air taxi operators
and a manufacturer of the next generation of new aircraft --
announced at NBAA 2007 Monday they have come together to form the
Next Generation Air Mobility Coalition (NGAMC). Through NGAMC,
these companies aim to develop positions on public policies unique
to their emerging industry.
Avidyne Corporation and Crownair Aviation, Inc., introduced the
Envision integrated flight deck for retrofit installation in Cessna
210 and T210 Centurion single-engine piston aircraft Monday at NBAA
Pilatus tells ANN it is experiencing unprecedented demand for
the Next Generation PC-12. The high performance single-engine
turboprop is making its public debut at the 2007 National Business
Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Atlanta, GA.
Memorizing Emergency Checklists, With CFI Bob Miller
ANN Daily Touch N Go: 09.24.07 (ANN's
Short-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.24.07
(ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program)
ANN Special Feature: Memorizing Emergency
Checklists -- 09.24.07 (ANN Special Feature, with CFI Bob
Miller of "Over The Airwaves.")
CMA-2700 To Be Used In Bombardier's Global Vision Flight
CMC Electronics announced at NBAA 2007 Monday the launch of its
new, third-generation member of its SureSight family of I-Series
integrated sensor systems for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS)
applications, as well as an update to its previous
G1000 Makes Its Way To The Caravan; TKS For Cargo Pod-Equipped
Cessna Aircraft Company announced Monday at NBAA 2007 the Garmin
G1000 integrated avionics package, which includes the GFC700 flight
control system, will be standard equipment for all Caravan models:
the Cessna 208, the Grand Caravan (208B) and the Super CargoMaster,
with incorporation beginning in the first half of 2008.
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Paul Bonhomme’s superior flying performance landed him the
top standing in the 2007 Red Bull Air Race World Series’
pivotal, penultimate stop in San Diego’s Embarcadero Bay.
Over 50,000 spectators around the San Diego Bay watched the British
pilot celebrate his 43rd birthday today with a winning finishing
time of 1:23.80.
Aerosim Technologies is launching their Virtual Flight Deck (VFD
TM) and Virtual Procedure Trainer (VPT TM) for the Adam A500 at the
2007 NBAA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Both trainers will be on
display in the Adam Aircraft booth #4933.
Two A-10 Thunderbolt IIs carried a piece of Flying Tigers
heritage away from Peterson AFB Sept. 21 as part of an effort by
Air Force officials to reunite three pieces of a historic World War
II legacy. During the transfer ceremony, 76th Space Control
Squadron officials gave the squadron's piece of the historic Flying
Tigers heritage, which has been held since 1995, to the new 76th
Fighter Squadron, a Reserve associate unit based at Moody Air Force
The Business Aviation Associations that make up the
International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), including the
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), announced the
introduction of the industry's Business Aviation Safety Strategy.
The Strategy serves as the industry's blueprint for continuous
improvement in business aviation safety.
The Ninety-Nines, Inc., the world’s oldest organization
for women pilots tells ANN that it has signed a Letter of
Understanding with the Federal Aviation Administration making them
the first National Industry Member of the FAA Safety Team.
Precise Flight, Inc. has told ANN that it will launch its HID
(high intensity discharge) Pulselite lighting system at the NBAA
Convention in Atlanta, Georgia this year. Precise Flight’s
notes that recent developments with its HID aviation lighting
solutions combined with its broadly certified Pulselite early
recognition lighting system is 'set to bring aviation lighting to a
whole new level.'
Flightline Group, Inc. has announced the addition of several new
members to the Company's Executive and Sales teams. In response to
numerous new projects and opportunities to seize new business
opportunities, the Company is pleased to announce the following new
"The Flying Tigers were an innovative group, and it is
clear that the 76th SPCS, the Air Force's only counterspace unit,
carried on that spirit of innovation... Over the past 12 years, the
men and women of the 76th SPCS have taken great care of this
lineage and have proudly carried the mantle of the Flying
Source: Colonel Jay Raymond, during a transfer
ceremony in which the 76th FS joined the 74th and 75th
Fighter Squadrons, which also share the Flying Tigers heritage,
under the 23rd Wing, the same arrangement the original Flying
Tigers shared in the 1940s. Col. Steve Arthur, commander of the
442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman AFB, Mo., which is supplying the
reservists for the new squadron, said the new unit is excited to be