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Briefing September 2013 Issue

Briefing: September 2013


A new company, GreenWing International, has been formed to market the electric eSpyder developed by Yuneec Aircraft ... Helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky laid off 200 workers... Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the new Secretary of Transportation ... Solar Impulse, the Swiss aircraft powered by solar panels on its wings, completed a cross-country flight from San Francisco to New York ... The Navy’s X-47B drone successfully landed on an aircraft carrier at sea for the first time, using the arrested landing system ... A 787 caught fire on the ground at Heathrow, and the FAA called for inspections of the ELT and its wiring ... Cessna started deliveries of its TTx single-engine model ... A 777 operated by Asiana Airlines crashed while trying to land at San Francisco International Airport in visual conditions ... The FAA warned pilots to be careful about the effects of prescription drugs ... Breaking news in general aviation can be found at

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