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August 10, 2008

Ready For Good News? Piper '08 Deliveries Reported At 'Record-Breaking' Levels

The Company's Turn-Around Strategy Continues... Impressively

The recent GAMA stats produced reasons to think positively about the future of aviation... along with a few low points, most notably the slight downturn in piston aircraft sales. So, at a time when General Aviation's overall piston-aircraft deliveries are down by 16 percent for the first half of this year, Piper Aircraft underscored its string of successes with ANN by disclosing that its piston aircraft deliveries are up 18 percent.

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NRPM Seeks To See Robinson SFAR Renewed

Long-Running SFAR Dictated Upgraded Training Protocols... Successfully

A 13 year old SFAR, instituted after a number of training related R-22 and R44 accidents, is to be continued by the FAA, according to an NPRM just published in the Federal Register.

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Mooney Employees Surpass 50 Year Milestones

Bill Wheat and Stanley Feller May Be Longest-Serving Employees in the Industry

 When Stanley Feller decided to pursue a job with the local airplane manufacturing company at Louis Schreiner Field in 1958, "he was still just a kid." At least, that's the way Bill Wheat remembers it. A self-proclaimed "old hand" at 23 back then, Wheat was the company's full time test pilot. He had actually been involved with company founder Al Mooney and his brother, Art, since they had moved their company to Kerrville in 1954. Both Wheat and Feller admit that they experienced some uncertainty in those early days and hoped their new jobs would last.

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HAI: Industry Boasts 'Notable' New Helo Pilot

Sitting Governor Receives Helicopter Pilots License

The staff of the HAI, via the Atlanta Helicopter Pilots Association, tells ANN that we have a new helo pilot in the ranks... and one that is gaining some attention.HAI reports that Governor George Ervin Perdue III (Sonny) of Georgia has added Private Rotorcraft Helicopter privileges in a Robinson R44 to his pilot’s license July 22nd.

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