There are few families so uniquely identified with the world of general aviation as is the Lopresti clan. For those not familiar with the LoPresti legacy, the patriarch of the brood, Roy Lopresti, was the prolific and innovative aircraft designer was the creative force behind the Grumman Tiger, Cheetah, Cougar and the Mooney 201, 232, 252 and 301. Oh, and also NASA's Lunar Lander. What you might (NOT) call an underachiever...
Brigadoon Aircraft Maintenance First 'Platinum' Center
The battle to service the orphaned fleet of Eclipse 500 very
light jets ramped up significantly Tuesday. On the same day Hawker Beechcraft announced a
letter-of-intent to discuss a servicing partnership
with Eclipse owners, a bidder for the defunct planemaker's assets
also announced plans for a nationwide -- and, possibly, worldwide
-- network of service centers to support the inaugural VLJ.
On Tuesday, Dassault Falcon announced the opening of its
much-anticipated new Dassault Aircraft Services facility at the
Reno Tahoe International Airport (RNO). The new facility is a
full-service Falcon Maintenance Repair and Overhaul location and
offers comprehensive avionics, engine and aircraft support
services, including an AOG 'Go Team.'