Tuesday, February 22, 2011
April 2011 Readback
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IndUS In ChinaDallas-based IndUS Aviation is progressing with Chinese partner IPI Technologies and private investors in China to move production of the Thorpedo LSA to the LuYangHu General Aviation Development Zone in Weinan, China. The partners will operate a new company presently called “IndUS-IPI.” An agreement involves equity positions between IndUS and IPI, with the support of the Weinan government. “We hope to start the building construction this quarter and start filling the facility with tooling and jigs later this year,” reports Ram Pattisapu of IndUS. “Production should begin late this year...to ramp up to almost 100 units in 2012, with greater capacity in 2013.” Visit www.indusav.com.
Recurrent Training CenterRecurrent Training Center has acquired a new FAA-certified Level 6 Cirrus SR22 flight-training device. It features an Avidyne avionics suite with S-TEC autopilot, and has a 180-degree wraparound visual. Up to 30 of the 40 hours of the Cirrus SR22 instrument rating course can be completed in the simulator under RTC’s 142 training certificate. RTC also will offer SR22 recurrency and initial Cirrus transition. Visit www.rtcpilot.com.
Pan Am SimMiami-based Pan Am International Flight Academy has received Level C qualification for its A320 simulator, leased from GE Capital Aviation. The A320 sim is the Academy’s first such model, and is the 66th simulator owned, operated and/or marketed to airline clients around the world. Visit www.panamacademy.com.
3000+ Patients FlownIn 2010, Corporate Angel Network arranged flights for specialized treatment for 3,021 cancer patients. In September, Corporate Angel celebrated another milestone when it transported its 35,000th cancer patient since the charity was founded in 1981. It has now flown more than 36,000 patients. The 35,000th flight carried William Relyea, 16 months, and his mother from Westchester County Airport, N.Y., to his home in Syracuse, N.Y. William had been receiving treatment for neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Visit www.corpangelnetwork.org.
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