Also: Gordon Bennett Balloon Race, AOPA Unfair To Aero-Biz?, Carbon Cub Upgrades
The latest Global Market Forecast (GMF) from Airbus identifies a need for some 28,200 passenger and freighter aircraft between 2012 and 2031 worth nearly $4 Trillion, re-confirming an upward trend in the pace of new aircraft deliveries. Of these, over 27,350 will be passenger aircraft (of 100 seats or more) valued at $3.7 Trillion. The NTSB has issued a recommendation to the FAA that large airplanes be equipped with an anti-ground collision aid, such as an on-board external-mounted camera system, to provide pilots a clear view of the plane’s wingtips while taxiing to ensure clearance from other aircraft, vehicles and obstacles. On large airplanes, the pilot often cannot easily see the airplane's wingtips from the cockpit. A pair of French balloonists have eeked out a narrow victory over 16 other teams from eight nations in the 2012 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.07.12 is chock full of info about the half-week period ending Friday, September 7th, 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, and Glen Moyer, this episode covers:
Wanted: 27,000 New Aircraft
NTSB Wants Cameras
NASA to Honor Armstrong
2012 Gordon Bennett
Changes for the Carbon Cub SS
Made in China, Stays in China?
Navy Wants GA Airport Moved
Vulcan Lives Long and Prospers
Barnstorming-AOPA Inhibits Aero-Business?
8th Grade Balloon Science
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