VARIG's Recovery Plan Bolstered by New York Judge's
VARIG Brazilian Airlines won an important victory in New York's
Bankruptcy Court yesterday when Judge Robert Drain extended until
May 31st the embargo on the seizure of VARIG aircraft by aircraft
Say It With Us... It Ain't Bragging, When Its True!
GAMA has a bit to brag about... GA manufacturers have recorded
the highest first quarter billings in history. Billings for the
industry totaled $4.0 billion, an increase of 39.7 percent compared
to 2.9 billion in for the first quarter of 2005.
After gathering the facts and crunching the numbers —
using nothing less than the Bush Administration's estimates —
AOPA has launched its effort to spread the facts about the FAA's
funding "crisis" and combat the fiction that is being propagated by
the FAA and the airlines.
The Transportation Equity Act: a Legacy for Users (TEA-LU, P.L.
109-59), passed by Congress and signed into law last summer,
contained a provision altering procedures for the collection of
aviation fuel taxes.
Deal To Increase Operational Efficiency Of The Indian
Government’s Five Legacy 600s
The government of India signed a support contract with Embraer
to increase the operational efficiency of its five Legacy 600
executive jets in operation with the Indian Air Force and the
Border Security Force.
"It's the safest, most efficient in the world, and the
national economy benefits from our leadership in
aviation. Just look at the facts: In 2005, the United States
had nine times more departures than United Kingdom and four times
more airports than Brazil. And general aviation is a large part of
the U.S. aviation industry. In 2004, 68 percent of all aircraft in
the country were GA."
Source: AOPA President Phil Boyer, addressing
the AAAE on the FAA's proposal to enact user fees... and why (says
AOPA) they're wholly unnecessary.