This Ultimate Flying Yacht Will Be Nicer Than Your House
by ANN Associate Editor James Aronovsky
It has more than twice the floor space of my condo, (2,400+
square feet), and one airborne seat costs more than the value of
all the furniture in my house combined, but it sure is dreamy to
imagine living in the new 787 Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) -- aptly
named the "Dreamliner".
The head of Brazil's Federal Police has accused the Brazilian
Defense Department of withholding evidence that could implicate
Brazilian Air Force employees as having contributed to the mid-air
collision last month that killed 154 people.
GA leaders made a call to action at this year's NBAA convention.
NBAA's Ed Bolen hosted the EAA's Tom Poberezny, GAMA's Pete Bunce,
NATA's Jim Coyne and AOPA's Andy Cebula in an open forum discussing
possible FAA user fees.
Strategic Aeronautics To Provide Electronic Flight Bag For The
Eclipse 500 Jet
Eclipse Aviation and Strategic Aeronautics have unveiled the
Avio Flight Bag (AFB), a suite of software applications that extend
Eclipse’s Avio Total Aircraft Integration beyond the
aircraft. From the convenience of their homes, offices or hotel
rooms, Eclipse 500 operators will be able to tap into their AFBs to
expedite all flight operations.
ANN Thanks One Of Our
Favorite NBAA 2006 Special Coverage Sponsors: Cirrus
Ok... we've already told you how cool this year's coverage is
going to be and how hard we've been working... but we did we
mention (enough) just how expensive it is to support nearly a WHOLE
BUNCH OF people, cart them halfway across the country, and then
make sure that they're fed and watered on a somewhat regular
TSA's Aviation Direct Access Screening Program went into effect
Thursday for airport workers. For the first time, the TSA will
randomly screen workers before and after they are allowed into
secure areas of the airport.
Visit Diamond Aircraft (and
See The D-Jet Mockup!)
In the NBAA Static Display Area
ANN is proud to have friends like Diamond Aircraft to help us
bring you coverage of the 2006 NBAA Convention. Each Diamond
Aircraft is a testimony to efficiency in design. Not a line is
wasted; not a curve is out of place. From the elegant DA20, and its
roots in gliders... to the larger DA40 four-place birds... and the
gorgeous, Thielert diesel-powered DA42, these planes live up to
their 'Diamond' moniker.
Garmin has just named Justin Chen as their Manager, Asia
Aviation Sales and Support at Garmin's Singapore subsidiary. In
this newly created position, Chen will be responsible for the sales
and support of Garmin's aviation products in Asia. Chen will be
based in Singapore and will report directly to Carl Wolf, Garmin's
senior director, aviation marketing and sales.
ANN has had a chance to sample the considerable talents of a new
on-line tool to help business aviation operators leverage their
fuel purchasing power. Arinc Direct's Virtual Fuel Desk allows
operators and flight departments to "shop smart" for aircraft fuel
while planning flights.
Piper Helps Bring ANN's
Special Coverage of NBAA 2006 To YOU!
NBAA Display Area 5785 and NBAA Static
From Cubs to Meridians -- and BEYOND...
Piper makes each and every aircraft they build their own. From
the Arrow-inspired Warrior trainer... to the Cherokee Six... to the
Seminole and Aztec twins... Pipers are easy to spot on the ramp,
and even easier to find pilots simply raving about their planes.
And then there's Piper's business-class singles -- available in
piston form (Mirage) or turbine (Meridian) that are two of the
sweetest singles to fly out there.
And what's this? Talk of even more...?
Icecraft Ltd. Extends Orders of New Cessna Jets to 10 for
Icecraft Ltd., (the Cessna Aircraft Company Citation Authorized
Sales Representative for Scandinavia), has signed contracts
at NBAA 2006, for six additional Citation business jets. This
brings the number of Cessna Citation business jets ordered through
Icecraft Ltd. in the last year to 10. The total order comprises
three Citation Sovereigns, three Citation XLS/ XLS+, three Citation
CJ2+ and one CJ1+, for a total value of about $110 million.
Some pilots receive their training where palm trees prevail but no
mountains, like here in Florida. Certainly there are many books and
videos out there to tell you about mountain flying but I came
across this site that’s like a mountain flying cheat sheet,
you can say.
"When Emirates flies to any airport we are competing
with all the airlines who operate there. So there will always be
competition. I believe that all four airlines can
Source: Emirates CEO Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum,
in a published report, explaining the growth in commercial aviation
in the Gulf... and why there is plenty of business for all