Cessna to develop light attack jet
Cessna parent Textron announced it has partnered with AirLand Enterprises, a small startup, to develop the Scorpion, a new light attack jet. The aircraft is supposed to be inexpensive to build and operate with a surveillance platform and strike capability. Many in the industry are asking why the company is spending money on the development of such an aircraft, when unmanned aerial vehicles are already serving that purpose. AVweb
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FAA: Budget cuts threaten transition to NextGen
Leaders of the Department of Transportation plan to meet on Thursday to create different budget scenarios for the Federal Aviation Administration, which could affect NextGen funding. "This uncertainty undermines the roadmap that the FAA and Congress laid out for NextGen," FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in July. Government Executive
Kalamazoo High Flyers Club: Phoenix rising from the ashes
A year ago, things did not look good for Michigan's Kalamazoo High Flyers Club, formed in 1997. The club, based out of Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport, started with 12 members. "The economic downturn, along with the rising cost of avgas, was a combination that affected pilots’ ability to fly across the nation,” said club President Bhaskar Reddy. "Once flight hours decrease, the need to have monthly club meetings decreases and members tend to lose interest in the group due to the lack of flying-related activities." AOPA Online.
Aircraft Owner’s Insurance: A Crash Course in Protecting your Plane
It has been said the only thing harder than choosing the right aircraft insurance is understanding aircraft insurance at all. Between exclusions, deductibles, limits and underwriters, there is a veritable jungle of jargon. To help you cut through the confusion, we provide answers to everything you never wanted to ask about aircraft insurance, but need to know. Register here.
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