Briefing: June 2014
Sun ‘n Fun, Aero Launch Show Season
The show season opened in April with Sun ‘n Fun, in Lakeland, Fla., where a full week of dry, sunny weather helped spike the event’s attendance figures. Glasair debuted new diesel and LSA projects. Making their first visit to the show were Eclipse’s all-new 550 jet and Socata’s TBM 900. Redbird debuted a new helicopter simulator. Just a few days later, Aero Friedrichshafen brought the aviation community to Germany. Piper revealed a diesel Archer project, and Cirrus said its training programs have helped to lower accident rates in its airplanes.
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