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The FAA has certified the two newest members of the Falcon family of business jets, the Falcon 2000S and Falcon 2000LXS. The approvals came just days after the aircraft received its EASA type certificate. Jihlavan Airplanes of the Czech Republic plans to introduced a new mid-line model of ultralight/light sport aircraft, the Skyleader 400. The airplane's "sports car-inspired" design, with new features such as side opening canopy, "aggressive" cowling and easily maneuverable landing gear, is targeted directly at sport avi
As the third and final day for the 2013 edition of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) drew to a close, the NBAA reported that, by every metric, the show was a record breaker.
Move Streamlines The Regional Carrier's Operations And Costs
Pinnacle Airlines expects it will have emerged from bankruptcy by May 1, and when it does, it will be a unit of Delta Airlines. Under the agreement, Pinnacle will phase out its smaller airplanes and nearly double the number of larger planes it flies for Delta. It will also cut the number of routes it flies for the legacy carrier, retaining only those that are most profitable.
More Than 30 States Considering 'Drone' Legislation That Could Inhibit Model Aviation
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has expressed concerns regarding ‘drone’ legislation being considered in more than 30 states that has the potential to negatively impact and curtail a recreational activity that has existed harmoniously in our communities for more than a hundred years. Recently, the State of Alaska responded favorably by deferring its bill and creating a Task Force to study the issue, while Idaho, Missouri, and New York amended their legislation to protect model aviation.
Petition Signed by 'Dozens' Nationwide Force Change In Plans
Here's one that may leave you scratching your head just a bit. While the B-29 FIFI will still be a part of the Dayton Air Show, organizers have decided that they will not stage a "re-enactment" of the bombing of Hiroshima that the B-29 Enola Gay carried out on August 6, 1945.
An event billed as "The World's Largest Beachfront PPG Event" has been cancelled by its organizer, who said that a city council vote scheduled on an ordinance to make the event possible just days before it was to start does not leave enough time to complete preparations before it was to open May 6.
“Los Angeles County residents who have endured the cacophony of seemingly endless helicopter flights over their homes need relief.” Source: California State Senator Ted Lieu (D), commenting on a pending federal bill that would ask the FAA to evaluate helicopter routes, operating altitudes and hovering practices, and report back to Congress on possible solutions to noise complaints.