For the first time in years, President Obama’s annual budget proposal does not include any new user fees for general aviation.
It’s a decision applauded by GA’s advocacy groups.
If you are in the market for an aircraft, new or used, Congress has helped make it easier on your wallet… if you act before Dec. 31. All you’ll need is President Obama’s signature on the legislation (which he’s expected to sign), an airplane and cash. [Read more…]
UTC Aerospace Systems is looking to recruit a new performance engineer who will be responsible for performing static / dynamic loads, retraction and vibration analysis for landing gear and flight controls in response to regulatory / customer requirements and UTAS performance methodologies. Applicants (view details here) will need a bachelors degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and must have a minimum of 5 years experience in analysis tools and techniques. [Read more…]
ANACORTES, Wash. – Micro AeroDynamics reached a couple of milestones this fall, completing 25 years in the business and shipping its 19,000th STC approved Micro VG kit. Flight testing at the company’s headquarters in Anacortes has produced 75 STCs allowing Micro VG retrofits on a total of 750 aircraft models. They are in use all over the world.
“We’ll be adding to the list of STCs in the future, as conditions warrant,” said Anni Brogan, president. “Meanwhile, we’ll continue to enhance the safety margins of the fleet one aircraft at a time.”
TORRENCE, Calif. – Aircraft Window Repairs is celebrating 35-years of evaluating and repairing aircraft windows. “We take extreme pride being approved by all the major aircraft manufacturers,” says Kathi Cupery, President. Aircraft Window Repairs reconditions about 85% of the windows and lenses they inspect. For more information: 310-212-7173.
Cessna has started full assembly line flow on the Citation Latitude midsize business jet at its manufacturing facilities in Wichita.
Speaking at the opening session of the European business aviation conference in Geneva, held May 19-21, Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Association, said he is pleased all indicators are up for business flying.
Announcements of new products from Gulfstream and Dassault, Bolen said, are welcome signs of confidence of the underlying strength of the bizav industry.
Fabio Gamba, CEO of the European Business Aviation Association, echoed Bolen’s comments, stating that he believes the worst years of the global economic downturn are over. He predicted 2014 is going to be a “positive and exciting” year.