The design of Altaire, Piper Aircraft’s first jet, is about to undergo a final step before signoff, reports the Aviation Week Intelligence Network
(susbcribers only). Executive Vice President Randy Groom said yesterday that the project’s critical design review is “imminent,” meaning it’s on schedule and should occur within a month.
An editorial in Los Angeles' Daily Breeze
discusses how the Center for Environmental Health's plans to sue dozens of California GA companies for emitting lead into the environment will hurt the industry by grounding private aircraft.
General aviation airports say a small aircraft warning alert issued by the Dept. of Homeland Security for this weekend is unnecessary, reports WTOP.
"We're a secure entity," says Matt Lindquist, chief instructor at Freeway Airport in Bowie, Md., of the safety procedures his airport put in place a decade ago, "be it Sunday the 10th anniversary of 9/11 or the other 364 days of the year. For the most part, it's business as usual."Reuters
asks: Can the supersonic bird ever fly again? HyperMach, an aerospace firm, revealed plans to make a 2,664mph SonicStar
jet at the Paris Airshow in June (Concorde’s top speed was about 1,350mph), while Airbus-owner EADS unveiled a hypersonic jet
, says the report.
We'll end the week with a post from NBAA
that sorts through security regulations 10 years after 9/11. I am also including this moving blog post from AIN Online
, which asked its readers for their 9/11 stories. I encourage you to read them all.