September 18, 2008
Officials at EADS Socata are still mum about its rumored next airplane, but at least they’ll allow that the project has a name. The upcoming design’s working name is being called the NTx.
The NT stands for “next twin,” and the “x” represents a bit of uncertainty. It either stands for a 6-seat or 8-seat cabin configuration, or perhaps the design will come in two cabin sizes, the company says.
There’s obviously more to the project than just its name, but spokesmen aren’t willing to go there just yet. The airplane doesn’t have a launch date or a firm price target.
More information may be revealed at the upcoming National Business Aviation Association convention in Orlando, Fla., from Oct. 6 to 8.
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has awarded its third annual Flight Training Excellence Awards to top flight schools and flight instructors ranked by more than 3,600 flight students who voluntarily reviewed their flight training experience through an AOPA online poll.
For decades, pilots have headed to Bay Bridge Airport in the Chesapeake Bay for scenic coastal flying and great seafood. Check it out after attending the AOPA Homecoming Fly-In on Oct. 4.
Maintenance experts have asked the FAA to clarify whether recurring inspections of Cessna 210-series aircraft can be mandated without following required rulemaking procedures.
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