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$13 Million Judgment Against Mechanic For Crash

A California jury has awarded $13,360,000 to the family of a Napa doctor who died in the crash of his Cessna 182 in 2009, citing negligence and false representation on the part of the mechanic who had signed out the aircraft's annual inspection days before the crash. The jury found that mechanic Faride Khalaf had earlier made improper repairs to the pilot seat track mechanism and lied about it to Dr. Kenneth Gottlieb, who was 67 at the time of his death.

Bombardier's CS300 Airliner Completes First Test Flight

Bombardier's new CS300 airliner completed its first test flight Friday, a success that the company hopes is part of a larger recovery from its struggles to develop its CSeries line of passenger jets. The jet departed Mirabel Airport near Montreal Friday morning and reached an altitude of 41,000 feet and a speed of 255 knots during the five-hour test flight.

Medical Reform Tops List Again In Pilot's Bill Of Rights 2

The Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, which would broaden third-class medical exemptions and expand legal rights, began its journey through the legislative assembly line this week as GA Caucus members in the U.S. Senate and House introduced companion bills. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., introduced S. 571 as an expansion of his legislation that was signed into law in 2012. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., co-chair of the House GA Caucus, introduced the companion bill H.R. 1062.

First 3D-Printed Jet Engine Made In Australia

The world's first 3D-printed jet engine -- a breakthrough for aerospace manufacturing and beyond -- took the spotlight Thursday at the Avalon Airshow in Australia. Monash University in Melbourne and Amaero Engineering partnered to develop the engine to show how the technology can make a complex machine in a fraction of the time taken in traditional manufacturing. They garnered global attention from aerospace manufacturers, defense contractors and military entities visiting the expo, which is taking place through Sunday in Geelong.

Garmin Unveils ADS-B Out For Helicopters

Garmin will soon have helicopter versions of its ADS-B boxes available for installation, unveiling on Thursday the GDL 84H and GDL 88H. The equipment meets the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate while receiving ADS-B In traffic and weather on a mobile device. Garmin expects to receive STC approvals for several helicopter models in the second quarter of this year. The GDL 84H will sell for $5,995, while the GDL 88H price will be $4,795.

New This Week

AVweb's search of aviation news worldwide found some developments in the UAS industry, a new Robinson helicopter sim, and an STC in the making for helicopter lithium-ion batteries. SkyWard and Robotic Skies announced a partnership that teams the aviation expertise of each company to provide safety, compliance, and maintenance solutions to the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) community.

Piper Mirage Crash Probe Raises Misfuel Questions

Investigators are focusing on whether the wrong type of fuel led to a Piper Malibu Mirage crash Sunday in Spokane, Washington, killing the pilot. The airplane had engine trouble shortly after departing Felts Field and crashed on a street in East Spokane. KREM2 reported that the state Department of Ecology and an FAA inspector raised the possibility that the fuel spilled at the crash site was Jet-A.

FAA Completes Alaska Weather Camera Network

The FAA's Alaska Weather Camera Program is now fully deployed, the FAA said recently, with 221 cameras at remote sites to help pilots determine when and where it's safe to fly. The system improves safety and efficiency by providing pilots with near-real-time, visual weather information, says the FAA. The system includes an interactive online map that makes it easy to access images and other weather data.

Remote Control Tower To Be Tested In Virginia

This summer, a remote control tower developed by Saab will be tested at Leesburg Executive Airport, in Virginia. The technology makes it possible for controllers to operate as they would in a control tower, but from an off-airport location. A prototype system has been operational in Sweden since last fall, where controllers in Sundsvall work the takeoffs and landings at Ornskoldsvik Airport, 60 miles away.

Continental Motors Receives FAA Certification For 91UL Engine

Continental Motors Group has received FAA type certification for its IO-360-AF engine and will deliver the first of the alternative-fuel powerplants to Flight Design in Germany. The maker of the CT light-sport models chose the Continental engine for its C4 certified airplane project in 2011.

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$13 Million Judgment Against Mechanic For Crash

A California jury has awarded $13,360,000 to the family of a Napa doctor who died in the crash of his Cessna 182 in 2009, citing negligence and false representation on the part of the mechanic who had...

Bombardier's CS300 Airliner Completes First Test Flight

Bombardier's new CS300 airliner completed its first test flight Friday, a success that the company hopes is part of a larger recovery from its struggles to develop its CSeries line of passenger jets. ...

Medical Reform Tops List Again In Pilot's Bill Of Rights 2

The Pilot's Bill of Rights 2, which would broaden third-class medical exemptions and expand legal rights, began its journey through the legislative assembly line this week as GA Caucus members in the ...

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