Embraer’s Phenom 100 Jet Will Allow Avantair To Expand
Avantair has placed an order for 20 Phenom 100 executive
jets from Embraer. Avantair’s firm contract has an order
value of $57 million at list price in January 2005 economic
conditions. The Phenom 100 is expected to enter service in mid-2008
and Avantair is scheduled to take delivery of its first aircraft in
ARINC Direct has disclosed that it will provide popular Inmarsat
Swift satellite communications services directly for operators of
corporate jet aircraft equipped with any brand of Swift capable
hardware, effective immediately. The offering includes
Swift64, Swift128, and Swift256 services priced significantly below
industry reseller rates.
Raytheon has just delivered the 500th Beechcraft King Air 350 in
a special ceremony at the 2006 National Business Aviation
Association convention. The customer, Spartan Chemical, has owned a
King Air C90, a King Air 200 and this will be their fourth King Air
Do your Flight Crews or Maintenance Technicians require
Recurrency Training? At the NBAA Convention in Orlando Florida,
Jeppesen demonstrated its new web-based, flight training system,
and it has been developed with you in mind. Currently there are 7
modules containing 24 lessons on over 60 topics. Training modules
include aviation weather, performance, charts and navigation,
airport operations, regulations, flight procedures and human
factors. What Jeppesen offers to their customers is quality
classroom training without the classroom time.
Part 135 Operators know how costly it is to have an "empty-leg"
mission. To get the most return on their investment, these folks
want to have their aircraft in the air and carrying passengers.
Enter OneSky Jets. It has found a niche market for itself
in the private jet sector. The company's mission is to bring
together the Part 135 Operators with their potential clients and it
is all done over the internet.
Radomes Will Have 'Outstanding' Protection From Elements'
Smaller jets, by nature, tend to land and take off more often
than their larger brethren. That means they spend a greater ratio
of their flight time climbing and descending through rain and hail,
and their radomes often take the brunt of the beating. Saint-Gobain
Flight Structures has told Aero-News they have agreed to supply
their nearly indestructible radomes to two aircraft companies whose
planes will do a lot of this kind of flying: Adam Aircraft, and
Enhancements Provide New Capabilities and Added Safety
Garmin tells ANN that they have added significant enhancements
to their all-glass, G1000 integrated avionics suite. These upgrades
simplify operation, enhance situational awareness and increase
safety during flight and when taxiing. Garmin's FliteCharts,
ChartView, and SafeTaxi are on display at Garmin's exhibit (#2853)
at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Florida.
While Cirrus is still staying mum on concrete details of their
upcoming single-engine jet program, ANN has learned that
Cirrus has selected an engine supplier. CEO Alan Klapmeier
says Williams' FJ33 fills the bill perfectly for "The Jet" --
that's what Cirrus has been calling it since it doesn't have a
name for its Personal Jet... yet.
Boeing Business Jets tells ANN that it already has a
whopping seven orders for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and 747-8.
Undisclosed customers have ordered one 787-8, three 787-9 and three
747-8 airplanes specifically designated for the VIP market.
G150 Also Receives Group Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum
Gulfstream's new G150 business jet has met Stage 4 noise
requirements as set forth by ICAO. It is the first Gulfstream
business jet to be certified by the FAA for Stage 4, the
industry’s most stringent noise standards. Additionally, the
G150 recently received group Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum
Pratt & Whitney Canada's PW617F engine, selected to power
the Embraer Phenom 100 very light jet (VLJ), has successfully
completed its maiden flight on P&WC's Boeing 720 flying test
bed (FTB), marking a significant milestone in its development
program. The four-hour maiden flight achieved 20,000 feet and
included a number of tests to assess the engine capabilities.
Subsequent flights characterized the engine up to 41,000 feet.
The Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension
Crime Task Force (L.A. IMPACT) has placed on order on an Enstrom
480B Guardian helicopter. The helicopter will be outfitted with an
SX-5 searchlight, camera mounting system, and an oversized vertical
sliding window. L.A. IMPACT's missions address a myriad of law
enforcement challenges including organized crime, drug enforcement,
and homeland security.
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"Oh crap, it's almost midnight and we don't have a
Source: ANN Associate Editor James Aronovsky
after visiting nearly 5,000 exhibits at the NBAA event and wading
though 4,999 press releases. Lisa Kondrick, contributing reporter,
perked up and said, "why, that's the quote of the day right