TPE331-14GR Chosen for 'Efficiency, Reliability and Power'
Kestrel Aircraft finally tipped their hand and filled the
aviation world in on their selection of a powerplant for the
Company announced today the selection of the all composite,
single-engine turboprop Kestrel, with the selection of the
Honeywell TPE331-14GR engine. The Kestrel team went through a
vigorous process to determine which engine would be best suited to
power the current product in development. The Kestrel mission is to
combine high cruise speed and long range, while carrying large
payloads in and out of short runways, with particular attention to
ease and cost of operation. The power and efficiency of the -14GR
is reportedly "ideally suited to this mission."
Government Plans To Dismantle Program On August 2nd
The NBAA, AOPA and EAA said Thursday that, following a court's
decision not to suspend the government's looming deadline for
curtailing the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program,
the three associations will move ahead expeditiously toward a full
hearing on the matter.
Governor Brownback, Congressman Pompeo, Industry Leaders Gather
To Send The Message
Joined by elected, union and business leaders, Kansas Governor
Sam Brownback and Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo held a
news coference Thursday to demand that President Barack Obama
support Kansas jobs and stop his attack on the aviation
Company Says It Looks The Same, But Improvements Made To
Improve Performance And Safety
At EAA AirVenture 2011 at Oshkosh, Wisconsin this year, CHR
International Inc., the producer of the Safari Helicopter, will
introduce the first ever new model Safari Helicopter, the Safari
400. A more robust rotor head design results in smoother operation,
reduced maintenance, and increased useful load. Additional standard
features include electric cyclic trim and rotor speed governor.
Bill Says Emissions Trading Scheme Has Negative Consequences
For U.S. Economy
The NBAA on Thursday praised the bipartisan leadership of the
House Transportation Committee for introducing legislation
prohibiting U.S. participation in a European-led Emissions Trading
Scheme (ETS) that would impose new fees on U.S. aircraft flying
into and out of the European Union.
"While we are disappointed by the court's decision, it's
important to emphasize that it is a decision based on a request for
an emergency halt, not on the merits of the BARR program, or the
DOT's intention to severely curtail it." Source: NBAA
president and CEO Ed Bolen.