Also: Eclipse Improvements, AEA Urges NextGen GA Fund Adoption, FAA OKs External Cams, GA Accident Rate Declines
The FAA has granted an STC to Cool City Avionics for the installation of its family of six autopilots in Robinson R-44 helicopters. The approved autopilots include the HAP-100 2-axis autopilot, the HAP-150 3-axis autopilot, the HFC-100 2-axis autopilot with stability control and augmentation systems, known as SCAS, the HFC-150 3-axis autopilot with SCAS and the HFC-150-LE and HAP-150-LE that add an orbit mode specifically designed for law enforcement and electronics news gathering helicopters. Last Sunday concluded what was one of the most competitive Reno National Championship Air Races in recent histories. However, there were some questions raised about the disqualification of one of the racers. Unofficial race results had Thom Richard finishing in third place in the P-51 racer, “Precious Metal.” But, on Richard’s second lap, the Contest Committee Judge responsible for judging the East Showline ruled that Richard had crossed the showline. This is a violation of FAA rules and, according to official race rules, results in disqualification. Sierra Industries has announced a new program of performance upgrades to the Cessna 525 Citation Jet series. This new project, known as the Sapphire program, is designed to be a comprehensive package of modifications that will enhance performance, reliability and comfort for legacy CJ aircraft. The Sapphire program targets all 525 series Cessna business jets, including all CitationJet, CJ1 and CJ1+ models. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 09.19.14 is chock full of info in this news period ending Friday, September 19th, 2014...
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 Earl Downs, this episode covers:
FAA Grants STC To Cool City Avionics For R-44
Reno Results Questioned By Some Fans And Pilots
Sierra Industries Plans Upgrade Program For CJ1, CJ1+ Bizjets
Improving The Eclipse Jet To Increase Safety And Efficiency
Barnstorming: AEA’s Paula Derks On The Growing Need For Immediate Approval of the NextGen GA Fund
FAA Says Externally Mounted Cameras Not A Major Alteration
NTSB: GA Accident Rate Down In 2013
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