July 25, 2008
AOPA is opposing restrictions on general aviation operations at John F. Kennedy and Newark Liberty international airports “because they could establish a principle that could be used for restricting access at airports across the country,” said Andy Cebula, AOPA executive vice president of government affairs. The FAA has taken two steps to keep GA out of the two New York area airports: a short-term order that limits GA to one or two flights per hour at each airport (except between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.) and a long-term proposed rule that would not only limit GA operations, but also auction landing slots to the highest bidder. Read more on AOPA Online.
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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