from across the pond
fred, our fellow blogger from Germany weighed in this morning on the ETIRC involvement with Eclipse:
i decided to call my friend in EASA to ask about cert for E500 and possibilities of having a simulator based on a plane non cert. , non finished , non funded , etc...
the answer came very straight (sorry for using such words but i want to put it the way it was said ...)
"When will you fuck-off with your joke about that piece of shit ?"
which i took for : NO , no way !;-)
apart this , some news from the russian front ...:
the city where Etirc is supposed to buid ( assemble or pretend to assemble or may assemble ) a plant for E500 production is :
Ulyanovsk or Улья́новск
which is a wonderfull thing for the simple reason i have a good pal working in the city duma (city council)
after being asked about a new firm develloped , in this city , mainly dealing with General Aviation ...
the answer came as :
"Ulyanovsk would be a strange choice ...! not very practical as an other town Воро́неж or Voronezhis actually a town where producing aircraft has a long history AND is under-going some restructuration !
in our town (Ulyanovsk ) there is a fund dealing with small and medium buisness which has priority status with federal budget ...
but a 1B US$ or a 100 M US$ bizz in the town wouldn't been considered as small or even medium bizz , it would be so huge , the city itself may want NOT to host it !
at the time being , from the city duma records , there is not a single evidence of either a russian or foreign entity undergoing such actions as paperworks , licence , land plot buying , etc , such a project would be likely to take ...!
and nowhere it has been announced such a deal was on his tracks anywhere else than in the mind or ideas of its conceptors ...!
"well i think that say enough ... in itself ...
but it would have been funny to see an American plant close to the Lenine's birth house .... ! :-))
fred also submitted a European's view of the U.S. economy with statements we are not going to hear from Bernanke, the Administration or our limp dick press. For a reality check, read fred's 2:12 am comment against the last post.