1.) Pentagon ends sweetheart fuel deal for Google executive aircraft - The Department of Defense has ended a sweetheart fuel deal that allowed a company owned by top Google executives to buy discounted jet fuel for a fleet of aircraft based at Moffett Federal Airfield in California. [Full post]
2.) Spirit AeroSystems layoffs - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. continued its previously announced workforce reductions by issuing layoff notices to approximately 150 salaried and management workers in Wichita, Kan. [Full post]
3.) Moscow-based ViraZH orders 79 Cessna 172 aircraft - Cessna Aircraft Company announced in September an order for 79 Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft, one of the largest orders on record for the aircraft, at Moscow’s JetExpo 2013. [Full post]
4.) Beechcraft Baron, eye in the sky for ISR missions - Military and law enforcement agencies across the globe will find the mission persistence of the Beechcraft Baron ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) to be efficient and effective. [Full post]
5.) Coast Guard to reevaluate C-130 maintenance contract award - On Sept. 5, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) sustained a protest filed by Triad International Maintenance Corp., Aviation Services, Inc. (TIMCO) alleging that the United States Coast Guard unreasonably evaluated its technical proposal for progressive structural inspections on its fleet of C-130 aircraft. [Full post]
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