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November 05, 2005

Two Dead In Houston Citation III Accident

Jet Had Expedited Takeoff For WN Emergency

A Cessna Citation III went down Saturday morning at Houston Hobby airport while attempting an emergency landing, killing the pilot and copilot onboard. The plane has just departed Hobby after being told to expedite its takeoff in order to make room for an incoming Southwest 737 that had declared a prior emergency, but was then diverted to nearby airport instead.

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The State Of AOPA

Boyer, Subordinates, Deliver Message On Where We Stand

It was a comprehensive look at where the nation's biggest aviation advocacy group stands as we close out 2005. At the AOPA Expo in Tampa, FL, a bright and cheery Phil Boyer introduced his management team to the somewhat bright and cheery audience at the 0900 general session Saturday.

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Avidyne Adds New Features And Performance Enhancements To Entegra

Release 6.0 Update Includes Flight Director and Additional XM Weather Products

Avidyne Corporation has introduced Release 6.0, a software and hardware update that adds new safety and performance features for the Entegra EXP5000 primary flight display (PFD) and EX5000 multifunction display (MFD). Release 6.0 continues Avidyne's commitment to product enhancement through software updates.

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Cirrus Starts Talking Publicly About Much-Rumored New Jet

Cirrus Clarifies Much-Rumored Position On New Jet Powered Airframe

Cirrus Design Corp. announced at the Aircraft Owner and Pilot's Association Expo a concept for a new jet-powered aircraft.

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SJ30-2 Can't Stop Generating Big Numbers

Fastest Light Business Jet Also Sets Record Pace In Sales

The world's fastest light business jet has reached yet another target in (potentially) record time. Sino Swearingen announced Friday they have exceeded 295 orders for their new SJ30-2 ultra high performance business jet.

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ANN Featured Aero-Casts For Friday 11.04.05

We Haven't Made Pete Cry (Openly) Yet...

It's only Day Two of our grand foray into the world of Aero-Casting, and believe us when we tell you we're really starting to feel it come together. Whereas we were awake into the wee hours of that first morning, we managed to cut that timeframe down by a WHOLE, ENTIRE HOUR on day two -- by three a.m., we were ready to go!

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Cirrus Acquires SATSAir Air Taxi

Greenville, SC Firm Operates SR-22s Under Part 135

One of the most innovative air charter operators of the new century, SATSair Air Taxi of Greenville, SC, is going forward under a new banner.

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Airshares Elite To Equip Entire Fleet With New Avidyne Entegra 6.0

Includes Flight Director, New XM Weather Products, More

Avidyne Corporation and AirShares Elite announced Friday that AirShares Elite will implement the newly introduced Release 6 upgrade to Avidyne Entegra Integrated Flight Decks on its fleet of 42 Cirrus Design SR20 and SR22 aircraft. The software upgrade provides common fleet features including Flight Director, XM WX weather, approach chart display and dozens of other enhancements for safe and enjoyable flying.

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Boeing Goes With EDO For P-8A Pneumatic Bomb Racks

Bombs Away!

EDO Corporation has been selected by the Boeing Company to design and develop pneumatic ejector bomb-rack units for the U.S. Navy’s new P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. Boeing is the prime contractor for the P-8A aircraft, a much-modified B737.

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New Lighting System Now Available for Hawker and Beechjet Models

Raytheon Aircraft Company announced that the LoPresti Boom Beam landing light system is now a factory option on the Hawker 800XP. In addition, the Boom Beam is now certified for aftermarket installation on the Beechjet 400 series aircraft.

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Max-Viz Names New VP Of Sales

Max-Viz -- makers of Enhanced Vision Systems for aircraft using real-time infrared sensors, signal processing, and a cockpit display to provide flight crews with actual images of terrain, aircraft, and other potential obstacles during poor visibility conditions -- has named Lou Churchville its new VP of Sales for the company.

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Aero-News Quote Of The Day (11.05.05)

"Easy for the pilot to fly, easy to operate in all environments, and just like the CIRRUS SR22, this airplane will be designed so that everyone on board will enjoy the experience." Source: Cirrus Design Vice President Dale Klapmeier, discussing the company's ideas for a Cirrus "personal jet" at AOPA Expo 2005.  

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Florida TFR: 11.11.05 - 11.13.05

NOTAM Number: FDC 5/0318 Issue Date: November 04, 2005 at 20:16 UTC Location: Stuart, Florida near PALM BEACH VORTAC (PBI) Beginning Date and Time: November 11, 2005 at 16:30 UTC Ending Date and Time: November 13, 2005 at 21:30 UTC Reason for NOTAM: Aerial demonstrations by the U.S. Air Force F-15, F-16, and A-10 teams Type: Airshow Replaced NOTAM(s): N/A Pilots May Contact: West Palm Beach (PBI) Air Traffic Control Tower, 561-683-1867 Affected Area(s)

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South Dakota TFR: 11.07.05 - 11.10.05

NOTAM: 5/0305 Issued: 11/04/2005 20:20 Effective: 11/07/2005 16:30 - 11/10/2005 19:50 State: SD Facility: ZMP - MINNEAPOLIS (ARTCC),MN. Type: VIP Description: PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, NOVEMBER 7-10, 2005 LOCAL

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