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ATR and Malaysia Airlines inked a deal this week at the LIMA
2007 airshow in Malaysia, consisting in a contract and a MoU for
the purchase of 20 ATR 72-500s -- 10 planes apiece for MAS
subsidiaries Firefly and MASwings.
A new engine design meant to reduce emissions and improve
efficiency is feeling its oats. Pratt & Whitney's Geared
Turbofan demonstrator engine recently completed its first series of
engine runs, reaching full power -- 30,000 pounds of thrust -- at
the company's advanced test facility in West Palm Beach, FL.
On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board called upon
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require all cargo
airplanes operating under Part 121 Code of Federal Regulations
install fire suppression systems. The recommendation came as a
result of the Board's investigation of a UPS DC-8 cargo fire in
Philadelphia last year.
Aims To Also Represent Vintage Planes And Warbirds
Aero-News has learned the European Federation of Light,
Experimental and Vintage Aircraft was recently formed to promote,
support and to represent the interests of its member associations
at the European level, in respect of all relevant regulatory
Representatives with the Challenger Center for Space Science
Education told ANN Tuesday that in January 2008, William Readdy
will succeed astronaut and business executive, Dr. Joseph Allen,
Ph.D. as chairman of the board.
Textron's Cessna Completes Acquisition of Columbia Aircraft
It's official. It's done. It's OVAH! Cessna Aircraft Company has
finalized its purchase of select assets of Columbia Aircraft
Manufacturing Company. Cessna's auction bid of $26.4 million for
the Bend, Oregon-based producer of high-performance, single-engine
aircraft was accepted by court order on Nov. 28 by the United
States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon. Company
officials spent the past week finalizing the acquisition.
Historic Planes To Be Displayed If Funds Can Be Raised
The Fort Worth Veteran’s Memorial Air Park (FTW VMAP) told
ANN Tuesday about plans to recover and restore four aircraft with
significant ties to Fort Worth, TX. The OV-10 Bronco Association,
owner and operator of the FTW VMAP and Forward Air
Controller’s Museum (FACM) plan to display these aircraft at
Meacham Field as soon as their homecomings can be financed and
Lion Air likes its long-range 737s. On Tuesday, Boeing confirmed
a previously unidentified Lion Air order for 22 737-900ER (Extended
Range) airplanes. Jakarta-based Lion Air's order was placed during
the second quarter of 2007 and was listed in the unidentified
category on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries Web site.
Following up on the approval of its newest STC earlier this
year, this week CubCrafters released the aircraft modification
requirements -- including pricing –- to increase the gross
weight of any PA-18 series aircraft to 2300 lbs.
Faced with competing in the ever-burgeoning light sport aircraft
marketplace, Gobosh Aviation has set its G700S apart as a "luxury
sport aircraft." The company tells ANN it recently added two new
standard features to the low-wing plane, that show the "luxury"
moniker is more than a marketing gimmick.
"We are concerned about growing evidence of slowing
economic growth that would inevitably affect passenger demand,
coupled with a surge in energy prices."
Source: Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly.
Low-cost carrier Southwest plans to cut capacity even more in 2008,
from earlier estimates of a four percent reduction to five percent.
Kelly says the airline opted to further reduce seats in
anticipation of a slowing economy.