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October 19, 2009

Garmin Unveils 'Next-Gen' FlightDeck For Turbine Airframes

See It On Aero-TV! G3000 Integrated FlightDeck Brings Touchscreen and Widescreens to the Cockpit

 If you were wondering why ANN's Jim Campbell was so hard to get a hold of last Monday, this is the reason -- he was in Olathe, KS, getting an early look at Garmin's aggressively engineered new glass panel flightdeck for turbine aircraft... the G3000 (and yes, having a heckuva time!). Garmin's G3000 is the first touchscreen-controlled integrated flightdeck for light turbine aircraft.

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Aero-TV: An Evolution in Glass -- Garmin's G3000 Turbine FlightDeck

Garmin Drops The OTHER Shoe....

As Garmin's G1000 FlightDeck took hold amongst the GA world, a popular topic of conjecture surrounded the question of whether or not this platform would be expanded to serve the Turbine market... or whether Garmin would come up with something completely different. We now have our answer.

Cessna Announces Preliminary Performance Increases CJ4

1,500 Flight Test Hours Already Accumulated

Cessna released preliminary performance increases for the Citation CJ4 on Monday. Results of extensive engineering flight testing have validated significant performance enhancements.

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Pelton Senses Thawing Of Business Aviation Market

Cautious Optimism That Business Will Improve

Cessna comes to the 62nd NBAA Meeting and Convention with optimism that the business aviation market is thawing. "I'm far from ready to call a turnaround, but we do continue to see some encouraging developments," said Cessna Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jack J. Pelton.

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Cessna Showcasing Entire Current Production Citation Line At NBAA

New Citation CJ4 On Display Wednesday Only

Cessna has brought its entire line of current production Citation business jets at the 62nd NBAA Meeting and Convention. Cessna Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Jack J. Pelton says the company remains committed to offering a broad and comprehensive product line.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Monday 10.19.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.19.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Aircraft Performance & Safety - 10.19.09 (ANN Special Report, with CFI Bob Miller)  

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Hawker Beechcraft Announces WAAS/LPV As Standard On 2010 900XP, 750

Opens Up More Than 1500 Existing LPV Approaches

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced Monday that it will begin delivering its new Hawker 900XP and Hawker 750 aircraft with Rockwell Collins Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) capabilities as standard, beginning in 2010.

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Hawker Beechcraft and FlightSafety Set New Standard For Maintenance Training

First MxPro Training Class To Be Held At FlightSafety’s New Training Center November 9

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and FlightSafety International will launch a full schedule of technical training courses at FlightSafety’s new 44,000 square foot Maintenance Training Center beginning November 9.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 10.19.09

A Colorado sheriff is filing charges against Balloon Boy's dad.
The APA loses a round in its fight to block American's joint business agreement..
And Vans announces another milestone.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 10.19.09

A Colorado sheriff is filing charges against Balloon Boy's dad.
The APA loses a round in its fight to block American's joint business agreement..
And Vans announces another milestone.

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ANN Special Feature: CFI Bob Miller: Aircraft Performance & Safety - 10.19.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with CFI Bob Miller of Over The Airwaves about the criticality of the performance tables in aircraft Pilot Operating Handbooks, and how they could literally save your life.

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Clay Lacy Aviation Completes New Hangar Facility At Boeing Field

Clay Lacy Aviation (CLA) has completed a new 40,000 square-foot hangar facility with adjoining office space at its Boeing Field (BFI) facility in Seattle. Designed to house a combination of managed and tenant aircraft, the expansion includes 7,500 square feet of office space and 7,500 square feet of shop area.

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J.A. Air Center To Give Away Garmin GPSMAP 696 At NBAA

All-In-One MFD Designed Exclusively For Aviation

J.A. Air Center of Chicago will be attending the upcoming 62nd annual NBAA Convention in Orlando, Florida, and during the show, they plan to give away a Garmin GPSMAP 696 portable MFD system. The 696 is an all-in-one navigator designed exclusively for aviation.

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Corporate Flight Management Launches Blog

Hopes To Foster Interaction With Partners And Customers

Smyrna, Tennessee-based Corporate Flight Management announced the launch of "planeconversations.com," the firm's new social media blog site. "We have a great website," said CFM CEO Allen Howell, "however websites are digital brochures."

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Air Partners Adds Five Aircraft To Its Fleet

Introduces Fractional Ownership Opportunities

Air Partners, which is a private aviation company providing aircraft charter and management services to travellers across Canada, announced Friday that it has opened opportunities for fractional ownership, effective immediately. The company has also added five aircraft to its fleet.

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Elbit Boasts Of 500th Delivery of the Kollsman EVS

Elbit Systems of America tells ANN that their 500th Enhanced Vision System (EVS) is now operating within the Gulfstream family of aircraft. Kollsman and Gulfstream began their mutual commitment to this industry leading technology eight years ago and today there are 464 Gulfstream aircraft flying with EVS I and 36 Gulfstream aircraft flying with EVS II.

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Aero-TV: Gulfstream G650 Reveal - The Next Innovation in Business Aircraft

Gulfstream Aerospace Premieres G650 for 7,000 Attendees

On September 29th, 2009, Gulfstream Aerospace premiered its new flagship business jet at the company headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.  Over 7,000 people gathered to watch the debut including local dignitaries, Mayor Otis Johnson and Commissioner Pete Liakakis, General Dynamics CEO Jay Johnson, and representatives of the G650 development team. 
 

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Tired Of Presidential TFRs? Send Them The Bill...

If You Can't Fight City Hall (Or The White House), Bill Them

He probably won't get paid, but you have to admire the invoice. Jim Gray has submitted a bill to the White House and the Democratic National Committee in the amount of $2565 dollars, representing the business which has been lost at his Oakland Flyers flight school during a campaign fund-raising visit by President Obama.

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Aero-TV: Gulfstream G650 Reveal -- The Next Big Innovation In Business Aircraft

7000 On Hand To Greet Gulfstreams' Newest Jet

It was the "Great Reveal..." Gulfstream Aerospace rolled out its new flagship business jet, the all-new Gulfstream G650, at company headquarters in Savannah just a few weeks short of the start of NBAA 2009. The aircraft rolled out under its own power. First announced in March 2008, the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 remains on schedule for customer deliveries in 2012.

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Honeywell Merges Synthetic Vision And Infrared Imaging In Primus Upgrade

Currently Flight-Testing Upgrade to Primus Epic Flight Deck That Will Lower Landing Minima

 Once again, the future of business aviation (and much of the rest of the business) appears to be steered by truly innovative developments in the avionics arena. Honeywell has announced that it is flight testing an improvement to Primus Epic that merges SmartView synthetic vision with infrared camera input for a comprehensive head-down view of the environment outside a business jet.

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Klyde Morris (10.19.09)

Klyde Is Brought To Tears...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Rolls-Royce Selects Goodrich To Develop NextGen Engine Fuel Nozzles

Platforms Include New Trent XWB Engine For Airbus A350

Goodrich Corporation has signed a research agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop the next generation of fuel nozzles for "lean burn" combustion technology systems, which would be used on future environmentally responsible gas turbine aircraft engines.

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UND Offers Nation's First UAS Undergraduate Degree

Programs Offered For Pilots, Sensor Operators

The University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (UND Aerospace)  said Friday it is the first educational institution in the nation to offer an undergraduate major in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operations.

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Boeing, Honeywell’s UOP and Mexico Launch Biofuel Research

Collaboration to Drive Commercial Use Of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

Boeing, along with Mexico's Airports and Auxiliary Services agency (ASA), and Honeywell’s UOP announced on Thursday a collaboration to identify, research and further the development of a commercially viable market for Mexico-sourced sustainable aviation biofuels.

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Winglet Technology's Elliptical Winglet STC on Citation X Take Flight

Mods Now Underway At Wichita Cessna Service Center

Winglet Technology, LLC and Cessna Aircraft Company have begun installing the 'world's fastest winglet' for the 'world's fastest business jet!' Since receiving an STC for the installation of the distinctive elliptical winglets from the FAA in June, five retrofit kits have been installed on Cessna Citation X business jets at the Wichita Cessna Service Center.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.19.09): Standard Atmosphere

STANDARD AIR (Standard Atmosphere) An arbitrary atmosphere established for calibration of aircraft instruments. Standard Air Density is 29.92 inches of mercury and temperature of 59° F, equivalent to an atmospheric air pressure of 14.7# per square inch.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (10.19.09)

Aero-Linx: NBAA Scholarship Program NBAA's scholarship program, generously supported through sponsorships, offers nearly $100,000 annually in cash awards as tuition reimbursement for enrolled students, and that number is nearly matched in monetary and training awards for working professionals.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.19.09)

“A blended view utilizing our proven SmartView synthetic vision and infrared technology will give flight crew the best of both worlds – united in one cockpit flight display...” Source: Chad Cundiff, Vice President of Crew Interface Products, Honeywell Aerospace, speaking about the flight-testing program now underway utilizing a  Primus Epic prototype that merges SmartView synthetic vision with infrared camera input..

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