May 23, 2008
Plans to create an area especially for light general aviation aircraft at Van Nuys Airport are moving closer to fruition. The so-called propeller park will include a new GA terminal plus hangars for 335 piston aircraft and tiedowns for another 100. AOPA Vice President of Local Airport Advocacy Bill Dunn and AOPA Airport Support Network volunteer Elliott Sanders recently met with the park’s developers to check on progress. “This has been in the works for many years, and we are excited to see it moving forward,” said Dunn. 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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