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Fasten seat belts
The Economist
It is hard to think of a product for which China is as promising a market as it is for business jets. The country is vast, and far from its main trading partners. Its huge economy is churning out new billionaires. But the number of corporate jets in China — fewer than 400 — is smaller than in lesser emerging markets like Brazil and Mexico. It is even smaller, reckons Jeffrey Lowe of Asian Sky Group, a consultant, than the number found just at Orange County airport in California.
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LAMA and USUA fighting new FAA restrictions on LSA/electric aircraft
AIN Online
They say timing is everything, and just in time for the first large airshow and general aviation aircraft fly-in of 2014 the FAA released 8130.2 (h), a draft policy that it sent to FAA field offices to help those who interact directly with general aviation to interpret 14 CFR regulations.
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  FAA Approves AD Free Overhauls

C&D Associates announces FAA approval for relief from combustion heater Airworthiness Directives AD2004-21-05 (imposed on Janitrol B series) and AD81-09-09 (for South Wind/Stewart Warner.) A.D.’s no longer apply to units undergoing zero-time overhaul by C&D Associates Inc. As always C&D Associates Inc. heaters remain A.D. free.
 


Business aviation training needs on the upswing
AIN Online
Business aviation continues to grow in China and the rest of the Asia region, and the demand for pilots and technicians is stronger than ever. With a generally accepted ratio of five qualified pilots required for each business jet in service, supplying training for those pilots — and the technicians who will service the aircraft — remains one of the industry's more profound challenges.
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Tecnam starts expansion in United States
AOPA
Tecnam will build a 43,000-square-foot facility in Sebring, Fla., where employees will assemble, maintain and repair both light sport and FAA-certified aircraft and train technicians. "We'll bring customer service to a whole new level," said Shannon Yeager, U.S. sales director of Tecnam, an Italian firm that has been designing and building aircraft since 1948.
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  Now Hiring Mobile Repair Team Technicians!

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Aviation certifications: Big payoff for learning technical job skills
Military Times
Former Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Andre Lafabregue tried other things, but he just couldn't scratch that itch. Having served as an aircraft engine mechanic for four years straight out of high school, he then took a career turn and spent the early 1990s working in restaurant management. But he needed to get back on the tarmac. "The bug finally got to me," he said.
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Czech Aircraft launches PS-38 Tourer
Flying Magazine
On the opening day of Aero Friedrichshafen 2014 in Germany, Czech Sport Aircraft unveiled its latest light sport aircraft, the PS-38 Tourer. The new model is an all-metal two-seater with a high wing that Czech Sport Aircraft says shares commonality with the low-wing PS-28 Cruiser and Sport Cruiser models.
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Alabama Aircraft Support plans to expand its maintenance facility at Enterprise, Ala., airport
Area Development Online
A company that specializes in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of military and commercial helicopters and small aircrafts, Alabama Aircraft Support will construct a 64,800-square-foot aircraft maintenance building and hangar at Enterprise Municipal Airport in Alabama.
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