President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao, the former Labor Secretary, to be the Secretary of Transportation in his administration. Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Prior to taking the Labor Department post, Chao was deputy secretary of transportation under the second President Bush. Trio Avionics, longtime manufacturer of autopilots for the Experimental-Amateur-Built aircraft market, is working with the FAA and a team of industry leaders to develop a supplemental type certificate for its Pro Pilot Autopilot in the Cessna 172 and 182, with other type certificated, production models to follow. The STC Group is seeking approval for the STC using a process similar to one EAA leveraged earlier in 2016 to earn approval to install a Dynon D-10 digital attitude indicator in a variety of light general aviation airplanes. Earlier this week, the World Trade Organization ruled that Boeing had received an illegal subsidy from the State of Washington in the form of a tax break that came as an incentive to keep key assembly work in Washington State. The WTO said that requirement constitutes an illegal subsidy because it favors the use of domestic over imported goods, and it must be withdrawn "without delay". Airbus called the ruling a "death blow" to Boeing, without bothering to acknowledge that the WTO had ruled against the European planemaker in six other complaints lodged along with the complaint against Boeing. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 12.01.16 is chock full of info in this Daily News Episode, Thursday, December 1st, 2016... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross and Christopher Odom, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
Elaine Chao Tapped By Trump For Secretary Of Transportation
STC Group Works Towards Approval Of Trio Next Gen Autopilot
WTO Rules Against Boeing For 777X Tax Incentive From Washington State
Swiss Pilot Hopes To Fly The Sun To The Edge Of Space
Aero-Community Update: SAFE
First Flight Of Type-Certifiable Predator B Conducted
Delta CEO: Delta Requires 'Civility On Our Planes'
NASA's ISS-RapidScat Earth Science Mission Ends
Teamsters Ask For Federal Court To Intervene In UPS Dispute
Bombardier Delivers First CS300 Aircraft To airBaltic
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