March 14, 2008
Air rescue volunteer pilot Alfred Banholzer will have liability protection for himself and his family the next time he’s called out to use his Cessna 172 to help locate a missing person or downed aircraft in Washington. The state legislature has passed S.B.6324, which extends liability coverage for volunteer ground personnel to air rescue pilots. Last year, the state passed a bill that covered all ground personnel but unintentionally omitted aerial support. “From a personal standpoint, it protects me and my family from any suit that could come out of the search,” he said. Read more on AOPA Online.
March 14, 2008
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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