I hope this doesn't divert too much attention away from the upcoming projects
Only joking, congrats Scott.
I hope one day to be in a position to afford a PPL, possibly with an instrument rating, and a light aircraft myself. These European licences are a mess however. JAA, EASA, etc. everything is always changing
I wonder if they will ever re-produce the Comanche, Viking Aircraft were talking about re-producing the DHC-5 Buffalo primarily for the Canadian Air Force.
It's a shame Piper is owned by Imprimus, likewise Cirrus Aircraft by AICC and Diamond Aircraft's Medrar Financial Group. Only Bombardier and Cessna are left and they both have grand designs of their own, including Cessna's poor sighted deal with AICC which will see them manufacture business jets in China, and if that goes well Cessna's entire fleet potentially.
I guess AICC will do what every smart 'Joint-Venture' subcontractor has done. Wait till you are on a better financial foundation and once you have established the correct business contacts sell your own (basically identical) models and ditch the idiotic short sighted partner (Cessna)
This is a recurring event happening in all industries, notably the micro-electronics industry (Samsung anyone?), as a musician some of the best guitars money can buy are manufactured by Ibanez and ESP, and others of course, it was however the business practices of Gibson and Fender that enabled these companies to grow and now Gibson and Fender are in a worse position as ESP and Ibanez ripped into their market share.
I hope A2A reflects upon on this reality and holds tight its competitive advantage, Accusim
and of course Lewis (he is worth his wage allegedly) - what would the community do without him?