Vern Raburn Talks About Flying The Eclipse 500 On Today's ANN
How would you like to fly the airplane you've helped develop
over the past eight years -- from the initial concept right up to
imminent FAA certification -- cross-country from Albuquerque, NM to
Tampa, FL? At 33,000 feet? With every airline pilot you cross paths
with asking ATC "what's that?"
Final Contract By Year End; Rockwell Collins Also Announces
At the NBAA convention in Orlando, Florida, NetJets has signed a
letter of intent to award Rockwell Collins a 10-year contract for
implementing a fleet-wide eFlight information management solution.
The final agreement is expected to be completed by year-end.
NOTAM Number: FDC 5/0400
Issue Date: November 08, 2005 at 15:31 UTC
Location: Pensacola NAS/Sherman Field, Florida near BROOKLEY VORTAC
Beginning Date and Time: November 10, 2005 at 17:00 UTC
Ending Date and Time: November 12, 2005 at 22:00 UTC
Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Navy Blue
Angels and other high performance military aircraft
Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A
Pilots May Contact: Pensacola (P31) TRACON, 850-444-5646
Bombardier Aerospace has launched the new Bombardier Challenger
605 aircraft, the next major step in the evolution of its flagship
Challenger business jet, at the 58th NBAA Annual Meeting and
Just in time for the National Business Aviation Association
convention in Orlando, FL we learned that Steve Jobs's Gulfstream
is an also-ran in the corporate-jet-measuring contest: Google
founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page are adding a second Gulfstream
to the Google fleet... and a Boeing 767-200.
New Jersey Upgraded, Australia Signs; Turbofan Test Cell Comes
Dallas Airmotive (DAI), a global field service organization
providing repair and overhaul to turbine aircraft operators, today
announced two new facilities, a new test cell, and other
enhancements to its services at the National Business Aviation
Association Convention in Orlando, Florida.
Aviation journalists from around the globe lined up for their
annual stint of drinking from a fire hose Tuesday when Press Day at
the 58th Annual convention of the National Business Aviation
Association delivered a staggering 28 briefings from companies
ranging from corporate-airliner maker Airbus to Max-Viz, the
provider of synthetic vision equipment for corporate aircraft.
In something of a surprise move, Embraer announced it has
selected Garmin's G1000 avionics suite to fill the cockpit of its
upcoming Very Light Jet and Light Jet entries... but that may not
have been the only surprise of the day, even for Embraer.
One year after its public unveiling, Aerion has completed its
Phase 1 design program, arriving at an aircraft configuration whose
technical viability has been confirmed through extensive wind
tunnel testing and computer analysis.
With 136 orders for the Bell 429 on the books, Bill Stromberg,
Executive Director of Commercial Program Management and program
manager for Bell's 429, reports that the helicopter is meeting all
performance, weight, and schedule commitments.
Coinciding with the first US display of its upgraded Avanti II
aircraft at this year's NBAA Convention (one year after announcing
the airplane at NBAA 2004), Piaggio America announced the
forthcoming FAA certification for the radical looking airplane --
and they also took a moment to share some speedy news.
The pilot of an Embraer 110 Bandeirante turboprop (file photo of
type, below) received only minor injuries after the plane crashed
into the garden department of a Manchester, NH Wal-Mart store
Tuesday morning. No one was injured inside the store, which had
only been open for 20 minutes when the accident occurred.
On the day before the official start of the 2005 NBAA
Convention, Universal Weather And Aviation announced their plans to
make flight planning easier -- and potentially much cheaper -- for
New 4x4 Displays Offer Affordable Modular Technology
Sandel Avionics has introduced two advanced 4-in. cockpit
displays, the SN4500 4x4 EHSI and the SA4500 4x4 EADI, which
provide operators of turbine-class aircraft with a modular
technology update for aging electromechanical units.
ARINC Direct tells ANN that a major expansion of coverage for
its SKYLink satellite broadband service, the world’s only
ultra-high speed satellite broadband communications solution for
Report: Hastily Conceived Plan Sidesteps Congressional
The following statement was issued Tuesday by Edward Wytkind,
President of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD),
in response to a Bush administration proposal to expand the role of
foreign interests in the U.S. airline industry.
CAE has been awarded an AUD$12 million (C$11 million) contract
by Australia’s Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) to provide
a Tactical Training Capability Upgrade (TTCU) to the Royal
Australian Air Force (RAAF) C-130J and C-130H training systems.
"Um... nothing, until tomorrow."
Source: Reponse by Embraer Senior Vice
President for Executive Aviation Luis Carlos Affonso to a
reporter's inquiry -- "what can you tell us about the Legacy 600?"
-- at Tuesday's pre-opening-day press conference at NBAA.
Embraer has previously (and emphatically) announced it would not
release the names of its new VLJ and light-jet aircraft until a
Wednesday morning unveiling ceremony... but Affonso's response
leads us to believe that reporter likely stumbled onto the
name of at least one of them...