Cirrus Design Corporation introduced a special edition at the
65th annual AOPA Expo. The GTS (unofficially an acronym for
Generation Two - Special) is available in either a 200 or 310
horsepower model of the popular SR product line. Both the SR20-GTS
and SR22-GTS are loaded with every factory-installed option plus
some additional accents only available on this premium edition.
In a joint press conference AOPA President Phil Boyer joined
Garmin representatives as they introduced the Garmin Wide Area
Augmentation System (WAAS)-compatible GNS 480. Earlier this month,
Garmin won the first-ever certification for an LPV-capable avionics
system, clearing the way for WAAS to live up to its potential.
Avid Pilot Takes Reins At Texas General Aviation Firm
Here's a bit of a surprise... there's been a change in
leadership at Mooney Aircraft. Gretchen L. Jahn, founder and former
Chief Executive Officer of two different manufacturing and software
companies, has been named CEO of the Mooney Airplane Company.
The market for turboprop engines is expected to remain strong
over the 2004-2013 forecast period, although analysts at Forecast
International believe that turbofan engines will rise in popularity
at the expense of select segments of the turboprop market,
particularly that of regional aircraft in the 50-75-passenger
American Loses $214 In Third Quarter, Promises Layoffs
Even a tourniquet may not be enough to stop the bleeding at
American Airlines. This week, the company posted a $214 million
loss for the third quarter of 2004. Things are looking a little dim
in Fort Worth these days.
Financing from Mooney Capital will provide $1,499 monthly
Mooney Airplane Company has unveiled a special price of $299,000
and extremely affordable financing on the standard Mooney Ovation.
David J. Copeland, vice president of sales & marketing
announced the 2005 base Ovation price during the opening day of the
Unison Industries announced at the annual AOPA Expo, the launch
of its new Autolite XL Fine Wire Aviation Spark Plugs. The new
Autolite XL Fine Wire Aviation Spark Plugs extend Unison's general
aviation (GA) spark plug offerings beyond its massive electrode
Autolite Aviation Spark Plugs.
SimCom's Orlando training center recently received FAA approval
for a five-day Citation single pilot training program, which
utilizes a Level C simulator and advanced training materials to
provide professional initial and recurrent programs.
Despite constant terrorism and security threats throughout the
world, many aircraft operators are reverting to pre-September 2001
security practices when it comes to their aircraft and the VIP's
they are flying.
He Personified Aviation In Great Barrington Since 1945
By ANN Contributor William J "Bill" Schulz
Walking into the office at Great Barrington, MA, airport (GBR)
on this spring day in 1988 is a daunting experience for me: I feel
I am entering the temple of some secret society, a place where I
just don’t belong.
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"We brought meaning to the words 'burn
Source: SpaceShipOne Pilot Mike Melvill, at the
2004 AOPA Expo, describing SS1's hybrid engine's fuel supply...
liquid nitrous oxide and rubber.