Hawker Beechcraft announced Monday that it had reached a $1.79 billion “exclusivity agreement” with a Chinese aerospace manufacturer for the sale of its business jet and general aviation operations. The deal would keep jobs in the US and Kansas the home of Beechcraft yet give a piece of history and a deep piece of American Aviation history to another country. Read the rest of the story in USA Today
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There has been an on going battle to handicap or diminish operations at the Santa Monica Airport for several years now and the latest dig is the denial of two flight school applications at the airport citing “particularly intense environmental impacts” the schools would have had.
The denials went against a recommendation from Airport Director Bob Trimborn but was in keeping with guidance from the Airport Commission, which last month voted 3-1, with one abstention, to urge denial of the applications, but were in keeping of the past ‘guidance’ of the board to stifle operations at the airport. Read the story
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Eclipse Aerospace, in conjunction with SimCom Training Centers, announced yesterday that the FAA has awarded Level D certification of the EA500 full motion simulators located in Orlando, Fla.
SimCom and Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. initially announced the strategic partnership to provide pilot training for EA500 owners and operators earlier in the year. The agreement established SimCom as the exclusive provider of factory authorized simulator based training for Eclipse.