Agency Affirms AOPA Argument Against Anti-Aviation
The aviation industry has won a small battle against those who
would see aviation curtailed and harmed for their own selfish
interests. The FAA has turned down a petition from a Massachusetts
anti-noise group to require aircraft owners to put two-foot-high N
numbers under their wings.
New Helicopter production figures for the first three months of
2004 show Robinson leading with 158 deliveries followed by Bell
with 16, Sikorsky with 8, and Schweizer with 7. Robinson deliveries
for the quarter included 104 R44s and 54 R22s, a record high for
the company. This is an 82% increase over the first quarter of 2003
when Robinson delivered 57 R44s and 30 R22s.
A look at the 1Q/04 stats shows that Cirrus shipped 1 Cirrus SRV,
38 Cirrus SR20s, and 66 Cirrus SR22s as compared to Cessna's 8 172
Skyhawks, 53 172S Skyhawks, 20 182 Skylanes, and 8 182T Skylanes.
The totals add up to 105 four seaters for Cirrus Design and 89
Cessna Skyhawks and Skylanes (their only four seaters).