OK, we keep saying it was a wild week... and we haven't been lying -- but it seems that there is no end in sight to real honest-to-goodness Aero-News.... we just wish it was always GOOD Aero-News. As ANN was putting this episode of Airborne to bed, ANN received some interesting inside info that asserts that Cessna may make a play for bankrupt HBC--interested mostly in the King-Air line.
Also; the Air Force has confirmed an accident involving a CV-22 at Eglin AFB--thankfully with no fatalities but there were five injuries requiring transportation to hospital facilities -- we wish those crew-members the best as they recover.
In the largest aircraft purchase in private aviation history, fractional jet company NetJets will purchase up to 275 Bombardier Challenger aircraft and will also acquire up to 150 Cessna Citation Latitudes. A Pilatus PC-12 went down in Florida, last Thursday, resulting in fatal injuries for all six people on board. The plane was being flown by a Kansas resident who was returning with his family from a vacation in the Bahamas. The plane went down in the Tiger Creek preserve near Lake Wales, Florida, and there appear to be some evidence of structural failure prior to impact. We have ALL this and SO MUCH MORE in this week's edition of AIRBORNE!
As always, PLEASE keep sending us your feedback and ideas... you have no idea how important that is to us as we evolve the Airborne mission. As we listen to your critiques, we're getting a far better idea as to how to tweak and fine-tune future Airborne programming to fit your needs. We think you're going to like what we have in mind for the future.
Airborne 06.15.12 is chock full of info about the week ending Friday, June 15th, 2012... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, Glen Moyer, and Will Alibrandi this episode covers:
- Will Cessna Buy Hawker Beech?
- CV-22 Down, Five Injured
- BIG NetJets Buy
- Pilatus PC-12 Fatal
- EFB AC
- SNC LAS Lawsuit
- Commercial Service Nixed
- LHFE Warbird Fight
- First Everett Dreamliner Directly into Preflight Ops
- IATA Update
- Orlando TSA Screeners
- CMF56 Record
- Barnstorming: The FAA Ain’t What It Used To Be
- Thompson Visits Kestrel
- L-39 Crash Fallout
- Dreamchaser PDR
- Gary Powers Silver Star
- AVW -- NASA Video Of Venus
- Two Chutes = Jail Time
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