April 27, 2007
AOPA responded quickly and forcefully after the Boston Herald newspaper bought into a one-sided story by The Associated Press and printed an editorial calling for an end to FAA funding for smaller community airports. In a letter to the editor that ran in the Boston Herald on April 26, AOPA pointed out that community airports are part of a national air transportation system supported by all of its users. As a comparison, AOPA reminded the newspaper's readers that drivers all across the country picked up most of the tab for the grossly over-budget Big Dig project, which was funded primarily with billions of dollars from the federal highway trust fund.
April 27, 2007
Continuing significant orders to the training market shows that Piper Aircraft is making progress in its three-year plan to gain market share in that competitive arena.
L-3 Aviation Products plans to join the general aviation ADS-B world with its Lynx MultiLink Surveillance System. The new products will be “specifically tailored to fit the panel and budget of today’s general aviation aircraft and pilots,” said Larry Riddle, vice president of sales and marketing.
It was a big day for the newly resurrected Mooney International Corp. Mooney president Jerry Chen handed over the keys to the first airplane to roll out of the Kerrville, Texas, manufacturer’s newly reactivated factory site.
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