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October 20, 2009

Piper Selects Garmin G3000 For PiperJet

Innovative Avionics Suite Incorporates Touchscreen Technology

 Piper has announced that the PiperJet will be among the first to deploy the new Garmin G3000 - the world's first touchscreen-controlled integrated FlightDeck for turbine aircraft.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.09

Garmin drops the G3000 on the eve of NBAA 2009.
Honeywell merges synthetic vision with enhanced.
And Cessna is happy with numbers on the CJ4.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.20.09

Garmin drops the G3000 on the eve of NBAA 2009.
Honeywell merges synthetic vision with enhanced.
And Cessna is happy with numbers on the CJ4.


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ANN Special Feature: Garmin's Ben Kowalski - The New G3000 - 10.20.09

Ben Kowalski, Garmin International's Manager of Aviation OEM Sales, explains the operating philosophies which drove the design of the new Garmin G3000, which was unveiled yesterday in Orlando on th

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FAA Updates Certification Rules For Aviation Products And Parts

Revisions For 14 CFR Parts 1, 21, 43, And 45

The FAA has published new regulations for manufacturers of aircraft and aviation products that will update and standardize FAA requirements to better align them with the current global manufacturing environment.

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Dassault Falcon STC Offers Flight Deck Upgrade

Allows Upgrade To Flat Panels For Falcon 2000, 2000EX

Dassault Falcon announced at the NBAA Annual Convention and Meeting Monday the development of a new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Falcon 2000 and 2000EX operators that have the original flight deck displays installed.  The STC will allow operators to upgrade to a set of four flat panel LCD displays.

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Jeppesen Earns Reusable Software Component Acceptance Letter From FAA

Electronic Charts Integration Toolkit Now On An Accelerated Schedule

Jeppesen has received a key acceptance letter from the FAA, which will allow Jeppesen electronic charts to be integrated quickly and efficiently with onboard aviation navigation systems. The AC20-148 Reusable Software Component (RSC) acceptance letter is only the second such letter issued by the FAA.

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Jeppesen Receives FAA Certification For RNP Procedures

Developed RNP Procedure To Runway 28 At KSAV As Proof Of Concept

Jeppesen has been granted a certification by the FAA to design, flight validate and maintain public Required Navigation Performance (RNP) Special Aircrew and Aircraft Authorization Required (SAAAR) procedures in the United States. Jeppesen first applied to be part of this program in mid-2007.

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Cessna Citation Mustang Continues To Expand Fleet, Avionics Capabilities

241 Citation Mustangs Delivered In Just Over Two Years

Cessna announced Monday that it has delivered 241 Citation Mustangs since the aircraft entered service in April 2007. The entry-level business jet has found worldwide appeal with deliveries revealing a 60/40 domestic/international mix.

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Viking in the Final Phase of Twin Otter Series 400 Certification Effort

7 Aircraft In Stages Of Final Assembly In Canada

Viking Series 400 Twin Otter certification work has entered the final phase, with Transport Canada and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, expected in the next 90 days. Viking is focused on finishing the final checkout configurations for this versatile aircraft.

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IS&S Offers Vantage Cockpit For The Pilatus PC-12

Based on Innovative Solutions & Support's Vantage Cockpit currently installed in Cessna Citations and Dassault Falcons, IS&S has announced that Vantage is now available for the Pilatus PC-12.

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Honeywell To Match Donations To Corporate Angel Network

Donations Made At Honewell NBAA Customer Appreciation Event Will Be Matched

In support of Corporate Angel Network's charitable work, Honeywell Aerospace has announced it will match all donations to the humanitarian organization that are received at Honeywell's annual customer appreciation event this year during the National Business Aviation Association's Annual Meeting and Convention. 

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Hawker Beechcraft Services Announces Availability Of Broadband Internet

Aircell High Speed Internet And SwiftBroadband Make The Plane Like The Office

Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) announced Monday that it is taking orders for Aircell High Speed Internet and SwiftBroadband connectivity in Hawker 900XP, 850XP, 750 and Pro Line 21 equipped 800XP business jets that will provide passengers with e-mail and Internet access on board the aircraft.

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Dassault Upgrades Support Through Falcon 'E-Maintenance' Program

Maintenance Laptop Interfaces With Aircraft, Technical Center

Dassault Falcon recently completed successful testing with Falcon operators based in Europe and the U.S. on a new maintenance program dubbed ‘Falcon E-Maintenance.’  The program allows remote access to a Central Maintenance Computer, or any other aircraft maintenance application, through a laptop.

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Such A Deal... StandardAero Offers Cost-Saving Options on PT6 Engine Work

Recent STCs Offer Economical Options

With recent STCs issued for the removal of Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) PT6A-41 and installation of a -42 or removal of -42 series engines to be replaced with new PT6A-52 engines and four-bladed Hartzell propellers, StandardAero is in 'the unique position to offer PT6 operators the option to either overhaul or upgrade their aging engine lines.'

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Aero-TV: An Evolution in Glass -- Garmin's G3000 Turbine FlightDeck

Garmin Drops The OTHER Shoe, With The G3000....

As Garmin's G1000 FlightDeck took hold amongst the GA world, a popular topic of conjecture surrounded the question of whether or not this platform would be expanded to serve the Turbine market... or whether Garmin would come up with something completely different. We now have our answer.

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Business Aviation Set To Battle Back Against Washington, The Economy

Hawker Beechcraft Execs Says They Intend To Fight

The first news conference of the day at the 62nd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention in Orlando Florida seemed to set the tone. Representatives from Hawker Beechcraft gave a military-style briefing to members of the media on their view of the industry's current doldrums, but also expressed optimism about the future.

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GE Honda Reports Completion Of First HF120 Engine Run Test

HF120 Rated At 2,095 Pounds Of Thrust

The first GE Honda HF120 engine has successfully started its initial test run at GE Aviation’s altitude test chamber in Evendale, Ohio, launching the test phase of the program.

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Embraer Launches Legacy 650 Large Exec Jet At NBAA 2009

Long-Range Version Of The Legacy 600 Is Already Flying, Certification Expected In Late 2010

Embraer presented the new Legacy 650 jet Monday in a news conference at the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting and Convention being held October 20-22, in Orlando, Florida. The large executive jet category Legacy 650 is based on the super midsize Legacy 600, and will provide longer range for up to 14 passengers.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.20.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.20.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Garmin's Ben Kowalski - The New G3000 - 10.20.09 (ANN Special Report, with Garmin's Ben Kowalski)

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Cessna Taps Melillo To Head New ServiceDirect Maintenance Offering

He Brings More Than 27 Years Of Industry Experience To The Job

Cessna has named Matt Melillo general manager of its new ServiceDirect maintenance option. Melillo, former general manager of Cessna's Toledo Citation Service Center, will be based in Wichita, Kansas, and report to Stan Younger, vice president, Cessna Citation Service Facilities.

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Cessna Qualifies Citation Sovereign For L.A. To Honolulu Operations

Engineers Prove 1,022 NM Engine-Out Range In 180 Minute Time Frame

Cessna announced Monday that Citation Sovereign Part 135 operators will now be able to conduct certain over-water flights, specifically Los Angeles to Hawaii, without requiring FAA Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval.

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Jeppesen And Satcom Direct Announce Bundled Services Offerings

Direct Flight Planning, Automated Reports, Graphical Weather All Incorporated

Jeppesen’s JetPlan flight planning service and Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom cockpit communications services can now be accessed by customers for a fixed annual cost. Jeppesen and Satcom Direct have announced a teaming relationship that allows each company to sell a bundled solution to their customers.

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Hawker Beechcraft T-6C Trainer Successfully Tours Europe And Africa

Month-long Trip Results In 40 Flight Demonstrations In Three Countries

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s Government Business team recently completed a month-long tour of Europe and Africa with the Beechcraft T-6C military trainer, which has already netted a contract from the Royal Moroccan Air Force for 24 of the latest version of the versatile turboprop aircraft.

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Daher-Socata Highlights The Business Value Of TBM 850

Aircraft On Static Display At Orlando Executive Airport

Daher-Socata is spotlighting the operating economics of its TBM 850 Very Fast Turboprop aircraft at the 2009 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. A TBM 850 Model Year 2009 is being displayed at Orlando Executive Airport.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.09)

'This time last year the forces of economic implosion and government clumsiness combined to drive through our defenses, and those of our industry, and have inflicted significant damage. Our mission today is to counter attack.' Source: Hawker Beechcraft Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.09): Attitude

Attitude The orientation of the three major axes of an aircraft (longitudinal, lateral, and vertical) with respect to a fixed reference such as the horizon, the relative wind, or direction of flight. Usually refers to the relationship between the nose of the airplane and the horizon, such as the nose is pointing “above” or “below” the horizon.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.20.09)

Flying Boats

Among the news conferences held today at the NBAA Convention in Orlando was Dornier, which is building on it's long heritage of flying boats with the Seastar. It got us thinking about other flying boats, which are different aircraft than floatplanes.

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