The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed the validation of the FAA's STC for the Simplex Model 510 powerline insulator and windmill cleaning and de-icing system. EASA has granted certification (EASA # 10043539) for installation and operation on AS 350 and AS 355 series aircraft. Simplex received an FAA STC for the Model 510 in December of 2011.
Press Secretary Jay Carney's Remarks Called A 'Caricature' Of BizAv
The NBAA has strongly criticized the dismissive remarks from the White House this week regarding business aviation. Specifically, on Feb. 20, an assertion was offered by the White House that the only reason American companies use business aircraft is because “it’s extremely convenient and they can afford it.”
Two Survived The Accident At Thomson-McDuffie County Airport Near Augusta
A Hawker Beechcraft 390/Premier I business jet appeared to overrun the end of the runway at Thomson-McDuffie County Airport Near Augusta, GA, Wednesday night resulting in the fatal injury of five of the people on board the airplane. There were two survivors, one of whom is said to be the pilot.