New Max Range Is Expected To Be 2,300 Nautical Miles
Cessna has increased the projected range capability of its
planned new midsize jet, the Citation Latitude. The Latitude is now
expected to have a maximum range of 2,300 nautical miles. First
announced at the 2011 NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention, the
Latitude has been designed with space for a crew of two plus up to
Genre Considered To Be Liability Is Becoming Asset
One of the reasons George Lucas had to fund the production of
the movie "Red Tails" on his own was a warning from Hollywood
studio heads that it would be a black genre film with a limited
audience. Now, the racial theme may actually be driving the film's
box office success beyond expectations.
Letter Sent To Encourage Legislature To Not Let The Provision
The NBAA has joined more than 60 businesses and organizations
nationwide in signing a letter urging congress to extend "bonus"
depreciation, allowing for accelerated cost recovery of strategic
purchases, including business aircraft. Bonus depreciation included
in legislation signed into law in 2010 fell from 100 percent to 50
percent this year.
Five Of Carrier's Pilots Arrested In Past Two Months
For the fifth time in two months, a pilot for Indonesian carrier
Lion Air has been arrested for allegedly using illegal drugs. In
Saturday's arrest, Indonesian police say 44-year-old Syaiful Salam
was caught in a hotel room in Surabaya city with a small amount of
methamphetamine. They also charge a urine test showed he'd used the
drug. At the time of his arrest, he was scheduled to fly in three
A glider pilot made a forced landing near the First Run at
Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe Sunday afternoon. A
spokesman for Soaring NV, based at the Minden-Tahoe Airport (KMEV),
told a contributor to Carson Now the aircraft was a Duo Discus and
the experienced pilot was on a flight review. While sensationalized
in media reports as a "crash," the forced landing reportedly
produced no injuries and little or no damage to the plane.
New images from ESA’s Mars Express show the Syrtis Major
region on Mars. Once thought to be a sea of water, the region is
now known to be a volcanic province dating back billions of years.
Syrtis Major can be spotted from Earth even with relatively small
telescopes – the near-circular dark area on the planet
stretches over 1300 x 1500 km.
The Credit Union Centre, a sports complex owned by the city of
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has fired its manager, Brian Swidrovich,
over questions about the use of city funds to woo business
development. But Swidrovich has also been the point man for what
today is known as the Cameco Canada Remembers Air Show. Not
everyone is confident the show can continue without his
General Dynamics Will Build The Weapon System For The JSF
A contract worth $23.6 million has been awarded to General
Dynamics Armament and Technical Products by Lockheed Martin for
production of more than two dozen GAU-22/A gun systems for the F-35
There's More Than One Way to Make An Approach... R9 Shows You How
So... a few months ago, we had the chance to sit back in awe at the expertise already displayed by one of the Avidyne R9 glass panel's most passionate advocates... and users. There are few more knowledgeable people on the planet, as far as R9 is concerned, than Trip Taylor and for the better part of a few hours, we had the chance to sit back and enjoy his synoptic descriptions of just a few of the many intriguing features built into one of the most usable glass panel cockpits we've yet flow... now made even more so with the advent of the DFC100 digital autopilot.
There's More Than One Way to Make An Approach... R9 Shows You
So... a few months ago, we had the chance to sit back in awe at
the expertise already displayed by one of the Avidyne R9 glass
panel's most passionate advocates... and users. There are few more
knowledgeable people on the planet, as far as R9 is concerned, than
Trip Taylor and for the better part of a few hours, we had the
chance to sit back and enjoy his synoptic descriptions of just a
few of the many intriguing features built into one of the most
usable glass panel cockpits we've yet flow... now made even more so
with the advent of the DFC100 digital autopilot.
Republicans And Democrats Say The Measure Is A Solid
The committee leaders responsible for the long-term FAA funding
measure passed Monday by the full Congress have been universal in
their support for the compromise conference report which is headed
to President Obama for his signature.
But Some Labor Organizations Remain Staunchly Opposed To The
Response to Monday's passage by the U.S. House and Senate of a
long-term FAA funding bill continues to be overwhelmingly positive,
though some labor organizations are still unhappy with some
provisions of the measure.
Iran is suspected of developing nuclear weapons and has
conducted military exercises which look like dry runs for closing
down access to the Persian Gulf through the Straits of Hormuz. Now,
the Iranian government is backing up its chest-beating with news
that it has been able to put an earth-observation satellite into
orbit. The achievement demonstrates, among other things, the
potential to deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the world.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation said it welcomes
Congress’s passage Monday of the FAA reauthorization bill,
which includes a key provision granting regulatory stability to the
commercial spaceflight industry. The new law’s provision
extends a regulatory “learning period” that was created
when Congress originally passed the Commercial Space Launch
Amendments Act (CSLAA) of 2004.
Industry Contributes 28,000 Jobs To Commonwealth's Economy
NASA and industry are joining forces to recognize aerospace as a
high-tech engine propelling Virginia's economy and creating
high-paying jobs. NASA leaders from Langley Research Center in
Hampton and Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore will join
aerospace industry representatives statewide to bring this message
to Virginia General Assembly members on AeroSpace Days 2012,
Wednesday and Thursday (February 8-9) in Richmond.
NASA astronaut Janice Voss passed away from cancer Monday night.
One of only six women who have flown in space five times, Voss'
career was highlighted by her work and dedication to scientific
payloads and exploration.
Reportedly Working On National Geographic 3-D Feature
American cinematographer Mike deGruy and Australian television
writer-producer Andrew Wight, described as underwater documentary
specialists, were killed Saturday in the crash of a helicopter
shortly after takeoff from an airstrip in Jasper’s Brush,
near Nowra, 80 miles south of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports the two are believed to have been
working on a 3D feature-length documentary about Papua New Guinea
for National Geographic with American Director James Cameron.
JetTech Develops ‘Glass Panel’ Install Now
Available as Retrofit
The FAA has granted an STC to Colorado-based JetTech for the new
Garmin G600 “Glass Panel” EFIS installation
modification specifically for Cessna Citation 500 series aircraft
to include models 500, 501, 550, 551 and S550. With the FAA
approval, JetTech will begin offering kits available through
JetTech approved Garmin authorized dealers. A complete
documentation package is supplied to support the installation
"What is good about the bill that is before us today is
the major principals have been addressed, and the people who were
most affected by those have been able to see the big picture that
we needed to address in this bill.” Source: Senator
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
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