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July 26, 2011

Tom Poberezny Makes It Official, Announces Retirement

"I'm Very Proud Of What We Have Done"

Tom Poberezny, who has led EAA as president and later CEO since 1989, announced Tuesday that he was retiring from the organization "to take time to do what I want to do." Poberezny made the announcement at 1230 CDT in front of the iconic brown arch on the Wittman Field flight line.

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Aspen Avionics Announces Connected Panel

New Product Line Connects Mobile Devices To Panel-Mounted Certified Avionics

Aspen Avionics announced today its patent-pending line of Connected Panel products that seamlessly integrate aviation application data from personal handheld devices with certified avionics installed in an aircraft’s panel. These revolutionary new products are being demonstrated at AirVenture 2011, in the Aspen Avionics booth in Hangar B.

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NBAA, AOPA Launch Web Site For Contributing To BARR Legal Defense Fund

DOT Plans To Implement Changes In The Program August 2nd

The NBAA and the AOPA on Monday announced the introduction of a web site for individuals and companies to provide financial support for the two associations' legal battle to preserve the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR).

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Cirrus Aircraft 'Reorganizes' For Fleet Strategy

Prepares For Growth Under CAIGA Ownership

Cirrus Aircraft held their annual AirVenture Press Conference today and provided a high level review of their recent past and how they intend to move forward. Board Chairman Dale Klapmeier provided some history on the Cirrus line. Highlighting the 10 year anniversary of the SR22 with 3850 SR22 produced since January 2001.

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Electric Cessna 172 Begins Taxi Tests

Engine In Development Would Replace 150-200 HP Recip Powerplants

Initial taxi tests on an electric Cessna 172 got underway last week at Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO. Beyond Aviation, formerly Bye Energy, said it is working towards developing a practical, cost-effective conversion to an environmentally friendly electric propulsion system as a replacement for internal combustion engines on aircraft requiring 150 to 200 hp.

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Baron Services Releases Mobile Link For iPAD/Android

Displaying XM Data Is Now A Possibility

The Highly anticipated Mobile Link device is not available for purchase online at the EAA Airventure event in Oshkosh, WI, Baron Services announced today. The Moble Link allows users of smart phones and tablets, including iPhone, iPad and Android devices, to view XM WX Satellite Weather data.

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Aero-TV: Going Global At WAI 2011: Growing Aviation in Nigeria (Part 1)

Aviation Is A Truly International Pursuit... and Community

One of the conspicuous successes of the last two Women in Aviation International (WAI) conferences has been the growing presence of delegations from other nations. At the 22nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference In February, 2011, nearly 3,000 attendees came to Reno, Nevada from 21 countries, more than 120 companies and organizations were on the exhibit floor to meet them, and scholarship awards totaled $691,750.

FAA Grants STC For Pure Electronic Ignition

Computerized Ignition Can Be Installed In Certified Aircraft

The first FAA Supplement Type Certificate (STC) for a pure electronic general aviation piston engine ignition system has been granted to Electroair for its first to advance ignition.  The initial STC, announced at AirVenture Monday, is engine specific for all Lycoming four cylinder engines installed on Cessna Aircraft – additional airframe eligibility will be added over the next few months.

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Superior Air Parts Updates Comeback

Superior Air Parts has been in negotiations with suppliers as it ramps back up, and has discovered that some costs are coming in lower than projected, allowing reduced prices for some specific components including some Millennium cylinder assemblies.

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