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October 13, 2011
By Alton K. Marsh
The Southeast Missourian says Commander Premier Aircraft failed to post a $140,000 bond by the deadline, allowing the city to evict the company from its premises at the local airport.
That doesn’t necessarily mean an end to a valiant effort to bring back a quality aircraft that placed among the higher-end, luxurious single-engine piston aircraft. The type certificate and tooling could still be bought as a lot and kept together. So far, all efforts to find financing to do just that have been unsuccessful. European banks were asked by a potential buyer for loans with no success.
If you’ve ever wanted to own a turnkey general aviation manufacturing business, now is the chance. Failing that, the company could be sold piecemeal, greatly reducing chances of ever see another new Commander.
Aircraft Power and Fuel
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
A small team of specialists at NASA’s Langley Research Center has taken to the skies in a Falcon jet hunting bugs.
It takes off and lands like a helicopter, cruises like an airplane, and autorotates like an autogyro.
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