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September 16, 2011

G550 Connects Savannah And Campinas, Brazil, In Record Time

Aircraft Type Has Set More Than 50 Speed Records

A Gulfstream G550 recently demonstrated its long-range performance capabilities when it set a city-pair speed record between Savannah, GA, and Campinas, Brazil. On Aug. 8, the aircraft took off from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 0756 EDT with 11 passengers and one flight attendant on board and international captains Eric Parker and Anthony Briotta in the cockpit.

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Flying Colours Delivers First Completed Challenger 850 To Middle East

Second Executive Jet Also Delivered To Russia As International Business Grows

Following its first mainland China delivery of a Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet in the Spring, Ontario-based Flying Colours Corp. has delivered two completed Challenger 850s ... one to the Middle East and one to Russia ... in the last three months.

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Aero-TV: WingX Pushes the Limits -- Synthetic Vision On The iPad!!

WingX Takes The iPad To New Heights of Capability

Announced at Oshkosh, aviation synthetic vision is now available on the iPad. Hilton Software boasted of the addition of Synthetic Vision to its flagship WingX Pro7 for iPad product -- an addition that depicts 3D terrain using its high-resolution terrain database, obstacles using a comprehensive obstacle database, and airport runways.

FAA Issues Emergency AD For Some Pratt & Whitney Canada Engines

Issues Found With Certain First Stage Reduction Sun Gears

The FAA has sent a notice of an emergency AD (2011-20-51) to owners and operators of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-15AG, -27, -28, -34, -34AG, -34B, and -36 series turboprop engines. The move was prompted by failures of certain first stage reduction sun gears, manufactured by Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies, Inc.

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Kansas Republican Representative Introduces BARR-Preservation Bill

H.R. 2897 Draws Bipartisan Support

Kansas Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) has introduced legislation to fully reinstate the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) program, so that aircraft owners and operators can opt out of having their flights broadcast over the Internet.

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