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October 19, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.20.10

The PiperJet gets bigger.
Gulfstream shows off the G650's speed.
And the new Citation Ten is bigger, and spelled differently.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.20.10

The PiperJet gets bigger.
Gulfstream shows off the G650's speed.
And the new Citation Ten is bigger, and spelled differently.


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ANN Special Feature: Cessna and Garmin at NBAA - 10.20.10

ANN's Jim Campbell gets details on the new Cessna Citation Ten from CEO Jack Pelton, and asks Garmin VP Ben Kowalski how the new G5000 fits into the company's product line and long-term plans.


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Galaxy FBOs Now Have An 'App'

Mobile Aero-Device Revolution Gains Support From FBO Chain

Galaxy Aviation and Boca Aviation has launched a mobile web-app for smart phones. The pilot resource nicknamed, 'Galaxy Mobile Co-Pilot' is a smart phone application for pilot or flight crews on the go. Utilizing the Mobile Co-Pilot web-app, flight crews can make arrival reservations, reserve hotel rooms and even order catering. A complete guide to all six of Galaxy/Boca Aviation bases includes pertinent airport information from runway layouts, radio frequencies and real time local NEXRAD coverage.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 10.19.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.19.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace - 10.19.10 (ANN Special Report, with Eclipse Aerospace Chairman and President Mason Holland)

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.10

Bombardier announces two new planes at NBAA.
Garmin debuts the G5000 in Atlanta.
And Greece awards a contract to Pratt & Whitney.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.19.10

Bombardier announces two new planes at NBAA.
Garmin debuts the G5000 in Atlanta.
And Greece awards a contract to Pratt & Whitney.


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ANN Special Feature: Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace - 10.19.10

ANN's Jim Campbell gets an update from Eclipse Aerospace Chairman and President Mason Holland, who says the original promises to Eclipse customers are being fulfilled, and all that's left to put th

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FAA Certifies Enhanced Vision For Boeing Business Jet

First System On An ANG C-40

The FAA has certified the Rockwell Collins Enhanced Vision System (EVS) for Boeing Business Jets (BBJ). The system, which was first installed on an Air National Guard C-40, is available to current and future BBJ operators as a post-production modification.

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NBAA, AsBAA Announce The Reintroduction of ABACE

Association, Exhibitors Agree  That ABACE Is The Premier Event in the Asian Region

The NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) plan to reintroduce the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE).

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Bombardier Elevates Standard Package For Learjet Aircraft Family

Adds In-Flight Connectivity To Its List Of Options

Bombardier Aerospace has announced a significant enhancement to the standard offering on Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR and Learjet 60 XR aircraft.

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New Turbofan Engines For Hawker 800XPR Delivered

Maintenance Service Plan Eligibility Requirements Reduced On Older Engines

The first set of TFE731-50R turbofan engines were delivered by Honeywell to Hawker Beechcraft for certification and installation on its Hawker 800XPR business jet.

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Avidyne, Jeppesen To Provide Jeppview Charts For iPad

Available To Entegra & MFD Customers

Owners of Avidyne's displays with CMax Charts can now download Terminal Charts, Airport Diagrams and/or European VFR Charts subscription from Jeppesen for use on Apple iPad at no additional charge.

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King Schools Announces A New RNAV Course

Updates Existing Icing Operations Course

King Schools announced late last week that their new "RNAV-1 and -2" online pilot course is now available.

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747-8 Taking Shape In Everett

Boeing Joins Fuselage Sections For First Intercontinental

Boeing is moving  toward completing assembly of the first 747-8 Intercontinental as mechanics in Everett, WA, loaded the forward and aft fuselage sections to join with the wing and center section.

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AvConnect Debuts New Aircraft Manager For iPad

And They're Giving Away A 3G iPad To Run It

AvConnect is revealing its new iPad application at NBAA2010, and will give away an iPad—complete with the new app plus a one year's subscription to AvConnect. AvConnect is exhibiting for the first time at NBAA this year.

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'Fly A P-51' Sweepstakes Still Open

Winner Of JSSI Contest To Be Announced At NBAA

There is still time to enter a sweepstakes sponsored by Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), and the grand prize is an opportunity to fly a P-51. The contest, which was launched in August, will allow entries until October 20th.

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Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Cessna's Jack Pelton: Investing in the Future

Cessna's Big/Bad BizJet Gets Bigger/Badder!

When Jack Pelton's troops get an idea to start tinkering with one of their birds, things tend to get 'interesting' in a big way. BUT... when the Cessna clan starts tinkering with the fastest BizJet in the biz, the much lauded (and lusted-after) Citation X; its simply a matter of time before things get just plane wild. Welcome to that time.

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Aero-TV: Garmin Shoots For The Big-Time: The Part 25 G5000 Flight Deck

Serious Garmin Mojo For Serious Jets

The other shoe has dropped... and Garmin has staked a claim on one of the most aggressively contested market segments in the avionics biz... the Part 25 'Big Bad Jet' Market... and its starting off with Cessna's retooled Citation Ten. Damn... we're sure glad they didn't try something difficult (grin).

Piper Re-Works The PiperJet

Now Branded The Altaire, It Features A Larger Cabin, "Design Improvements"

Piper Aircraft has taken parts of the PiperJet back to the drawing board, and it has come away with an airplane with a much larger round fuselage design that gives customers an even more spacious cabin to complement already efficient acquisition and operating costs.

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G650 Achieves High-Speed Cruise Projections

Travels 5,000 Nautical Miles Nonstop At Mach 0.90 On Fifth Test Flight

Just before the NBAA Meeting and Convention in Atlanta, Gulfstream test pilots and engineers made a compelling demonstration of the Gulfstream G650's exceptional high-speed cruise capabilities, flying a 5,000-nautical-mile closed circuit at Mach 0.90 over the Atlantic Ocean in 9 hours and 45 minutes.

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Hawker Beechcraft Launches Two New Aircraft At NBAA

Hawker 200, King Air 250 Take Center Stage

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) launched the newest member of its famed Hawker lineup on Monday, the Hawker 200, as well as its latest variation on the venerable King Air.

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NetJets Signs Massive Agreement For Embraer Business Aircraft

And Not Just A Few. The Deal Is For 125 Phenom 300 Platinum Edition Jets

NetJets and Embraer announced Monday that they have completed a purchase agreement to add up to 125 Platinum Edition Phenom 300s into the NetJets fleet. Embraer said the deal could top $1 billion.

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Cessna Announces Larger, Advanced Citation Ten

Debut For Garmin G5000 Avionics, New Cabin Management System

Cessna announced at the 63rd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention Monday the launch of the Citation Ten, a larger, advanced version of the world’s fastest certified business jet, the Citation X.

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Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Cessna's Jack Pelton: Investing in the Future

Cessna's Big/Bad BizJet Gets Bigger/Badder!

When Jack Pelton's troops get an idea to start tinkering with one of their birds, things tend to get 'interesting' in a big way. BUT... when the Cessna clan starts tinkering with the fastest BizJet in the biz, the much lauded (and lusted-after) Citation X; its simply a matter of time before things get just plane wild. Welcome to that time.

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Aero-TV at NBAA 2010: Garmin Shoots For The Big-Time: The Part 25 G5000

Serious Garmin Mojo For Serious Jets

The other shoe has dropped... and Garmin has staked a claim on one of the most aggressively contested market segments in the avionics biz... the Part 25 'Big Bad Jet' Market... and its starting off with Cessna's retooled Citation Ten. Damn... we're sure glad they didn't try something difficult (grin).

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HondaJet Program Update Released At 2010 NBAA

Ground Testing Underway For First Conforming Aircraft

Honda Aircraft Company said Monday at the annual NBAA convention that ground testing is underway on its first conforming HondaJet flight test aircraft, and static structural stress testing in progress on its second conforming aircraft. Assembly is also underway on the third conforming flight test aircraft.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.19.10)

“The launch of the Citation Ten is an example of our commitment, repeated throughout the recent downturn, to new product development.” Source: Jack Pelton, Cessna chairman, president and CEO.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.10): Accelerate-Stop Distance Available

The runway plus stopway length declared available and suitable for the acceleration and deceleration of an airplane aborting a takeoff.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.10)

Deaf Pilots Association

The organization says it is dediated to demonstrating, not only to the aviation world, but also to the larger hearing world, that deaf people can become pilots.

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