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November 25, 2009

FIRST FLIGHT: New Gulfstream G650 Celebrates The Holidays... in Flight

Short Milestone Test Flight Signals Start Of New Generation Of BizJets

 Gulfstream is confirming that its newest business jet and the flagship of its fleet, the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650, has successfully completed its first flight just a few moments ago.

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ANN Special Feature: CEOs at AOPA Summit - 11.25.09

From AOPA Summit in Tampa, ANN's Jim Campbell gets an update on the HondaJet from Honda Aircraft CEO Michimasa Fujina, and ANN's Tom Patton talks product liability with Cirrus Aircraft CEO Brent Wo

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Cobham Helicopter Stability, Autopilot System Receives First FAA Certification

Robinson 44 Is First, Other Models To Follow

Cobham's HeliSAS two-axis helicopter stability and autopilot system has received its first Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the FAA for use in a Robinson model R44 aircraft. Cobham is in the process of achievingcertification for use on the Bell 206, Bell 407, Eurocopter AS350, and U.S. Navy's TH-57 helicopters.

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Rockwell Collins Will Pick Up Air Routing International

Acquisition Moves Company Into The Business Flight Operations Arena

Rockwell Collins said Tuesday it intends to acquire AR Group, and its affiliated companies including Air Routing International, a premier provider of trip support services for business aircraft flight operations. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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Charter Jet Captain Indicted On Federal Charges

Accused Of Fraud, Lying To Investigators

An indictment released Tuesday charges John Kimberling of being part of a conspiracy to operate a charter jet without proper documentation. Kimberling is accused of conspiring with the owners of Platinum Jet Management to falsify paperwork.

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Aero-TV: Remos Aircraft – A New Breed of General Aviation

Remos Gets A Boost From AOPA Sweepstakes Selection

November 5th through November 7th, an international assembly of over 7,500 aviation enthusiasts and industry leaders convened in Tampa, Florida, for the inaugural “AOPA Summit.”  In front of attending guests, AOPA unveiled its 2010 sweepstakes aircraft, a Remos GX light sport aircraft.  Attendees got a first look at the aircraft that, as Craig Fuller expressed, hopes to encourage individuals who had not been able to fly before finally make the transition into the aviation community.  The announcement marked the first time that AOPA has featured an LSA as part of the “Fun to Fly Sweepstakes.”

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Aero-TV: Emergency Vision – EVAS’ Smoke Displacement Technology

EVAS’ Mobile Cockpit Unit Demonstrates Safety Benefits for Pilots

According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States.  In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to smoke.  Air Safety Week reports that smoke is the leading defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.

Aero-TV: Emergency Vision – EVAS’ Smoke Displacement Technology

EVAS’ Mobile Cockpit Unit Demonstrates Safety Benefits for Pilots

According to the Airline Pilots Association, there are an average of three smoke incidents daily in the United States.  In all, one out of every third emergency landing is due to smoke.  Air Safety Week reports that smoke is the leading defined cause of emergency landings for extended Twin-Engine Operations aircraft; dense smoke in a cockpit renders essential flight instrument panels useless if they are unable to be seen.

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Global Biz-Av Community Say It Is Committed To Working On Climate Change

Sets Ambitious Targets For CO2 Emissions Reductions

The global business aviation operating and manufacturing communities announced an aggressive strategy to further mitigate the industry's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on Tuesday,  presented jointly by the GAMA and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and its member associations.

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