June 13, 2008
An AOPA-backed bill (S.B.1118) that would strengthen California’s existing land-use laws will be considered by the Assembly Committee on Local Government on June 18. The bill would require all counties with at least one public-use airport to have an airport land-use commission. Earlier this week, AOPA contacted California members whose representatives are on the committee, urging them to ask their legislators to support the bill. The California senate unanimously passed the bill on May 1.
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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