Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) will serve as co-chair of the House General Aviation Caucus when the 112th Congress convenes next month. “We are pleased that Congressman Graves has agreed to serve as co-chairman of the House General Aviation Caucus in the new Congress,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “He has been a tireless advocate on behalf of general aviation during his service in the House.” Graves will replace retiring Rep.
Five days before the 2010 Ryder Cup golf tournament began on October 1 in Newport, South Wales, UK-based charter operator PremiAir announced that its helicopter transfer services were “fully booked” for the event. Dedicated to these flights were a four-seat Eurocopter AS355 Twin Squirrel and an eight-seat Sikorsky S-76. Among other starting points, services were offered from London heliport for a 50-minute journey.
The new Raisbeck Engineering Learjet 60 aft fuselage locker is a centerpiece of the Raisbeck exhibit this year at the NBAA convention (Booth No. 7937). According to sales manager Tobin Shackelford, the locker is in the final stages of certification and the first units are expected to go into service in the first quarter 2011. The locker is incorporated into the lower aft fuselage.
The annual Special Olympics USA National Games are substantially supported by volunteer Cessna Citation operators who transport the athletes, and Cessna Aircraft dedicates a mobile service unit (MSU) to assist them. Citation owners were slated to donate their aircraft, pilots and fuel to transport about 800 athletes and coaches from across the nation for the competition in Lincoln, Neb., held July 17 through 24.
Some 325 Cessna Citations will take part in the sixth Special Olympics Citation airlift over the next two Saturdays in Lincoln, Neb. According to the Wichita aircraft manufacturer, one Citation will land or take off every two minutes for 10 hours each of these days as part of the Special Olympics USA National Games. More than 800 athletes from around the U.S.