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AUTOGAS FOR GENERAL AVIATION?
An Arizona-based company
Wednesday said that it plans this year to produce and distribute a
93-octane premium unleaded, ethanol-free fuel as an avgas alternative
for aircraft that do not require 100LL. Airworthy AutoGas, LLC, says its
"high purity, low vapor pressure" fuel will be available beginning late
this year. Bringing the fuel to market will provide, "an alternative for
the majority of General Aviation aircraft without compromising
airworthiness," according to Mark Ellery, the company's director of
business development. The company says its decision to bring to produce
and market the fuel was driven by dramatic changes in automotive
gasoline in recent years and a goal "to get pilots flying more, for
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JET-A SKYLANE FLIES
Cessna's first production Turbo Skylane
JT-A, running behind a Jet-A fueled diesel engine Tuesday flew for 2.3
hours, the company announced Wednesday. The Safran-made 227-hp SMA
engine is expected to use up to 40 percent less fuel than a comparable
avgas engine, according to Cessna, burning 11 gallons per hour at 156
knots and delivering an estimated range of 1,025 nautical miles on 87
gallons. Tuesday, it delivered the plane to 152 KTAS at 8,000 feet over
Independence, Kan.. The aircraft performed as expected, according to
Cessna senior test pilot, Dale Bleakney. Certification and deliveries
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EAA AirVenture 2013: You
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GROUP PROVIDES AID TO TORNADO VICTIMS
Sky Hope Network, a
nonprofit organization, is raising money through June 1 to support
members of the aviation community affected by the destructive tornado
that hit near Oklahoma City on Monday. "FAA personnel, staffers, escrow
agents, and airport and FBO support workers in the OKC region are victim
to a range of personal losses," says the Network at their website. "They need immediate assistance from the
wider aviation business community." All funds collected will go directly
to the victims, the group said. Aerobridge, a nonprofit that coordinates
general-aviation relief efforts, told AOPA no pilot volunteers are
needed since the affected areas are accessible by road.
Continental Motors Extends
TBOs Up to 400 Hours!
TBOs are increased on our Gold Standard Factory-produced engines. The
majority of engine models manufactured after February 2012 beginning
with serial number 1006000 will see TBOs increase by 200 hours with
frequent flyers receiving up to 400 hours. In 2012, Continental
introduced its Gold Standard Factory Rebuilt and New Engines.
These engines incorporate improvements in technology and manufacturing
processes that have allowed us to increase the TBO.
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or call (800) 326‑0089
FOUNDATION OFFERS GRANTS
Under a new program called "Giving
Back," the AOPA Foundation is providing a chance for nonprofit groups in
general aviation and student pilots to apply for grants to support a
variety of needs. The grants for nonprofit groups will be available in
amounts up to $10,000, Stephanie Kenyon, a vice president of the
foundation, told AVweb on Wednesday. "It can be a request for
general operating support or it can be program-specific," Kenyon said.
The training scholarships will be offered in amounts up to $5,000. The
Foundation is also offering free AOPA memberships to teenagers and
members of the armed forces.
The grant applications for nonprofit
groups are due by July 1, Kenyon said, but the scholarships and
membership programs are ongoing. This is the first year of the program,
and depending on response, the offerings might change in subsequent
years, she said. More details about the grant programs and how to apply
can be found at the Foundation's website. AVweb's Mary Grady spoke with
Kenyon about the program, click here to listen to the podcast.
AOPA FOUNDATION 'GIVING BACK'
The AOPA Foundation has
launched a new initiative that aims to give away money to non-profit
aviation groups and student pilots, as well as offering free AOPA
memberships to teenagers and members of the armed forces. AVweb's
Mary Grady spoke with Stephanie Kenyon, a vice president of the
foundation, to learn more about it. More...
Masimo Introduces a Pulse
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
From the leader in hospital pulse oximetry comes the world's first pulse
oximeter for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that measures during movement
and low blood flow to the finger. The iSpO2
allows you to noninvasively
track and trend blood oxygenation (SpO2), pulse rate, and perfusion
index for sports and aviation use.*
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intended for medical use.
PH.D. IN AVIATION CONFERRED
St. Louis University's Parks
College has conferred the first-ever Ph.D. in Aviation in the U.S. to
Damon Lercel. The school has been working on establishing the degree for
10 years and the new doctor says it's an important milestone in aviation
education. "The program offered not only an in-depth immersion in
research, but also opportunities to interact with both the domestic and
international aviation industries." Lercel said, "It's a victory for the
advancement of aviation." The degree was also the first for the school.
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PROVIDE UPDATES AT EBACE
At this week's European Business
Aviation Conference & Exhibition, in Geneva, Switzerland,
representatives from leading business-jet companies provided updates on
their newest airplanes. Honda Aircraft Co. CEO Michimasa Fujino said the
HondaJet is nearly ready for the final phase of flight testing, and the
production line is ready to build customer aircraft. Construction is
underway on a customer-service center in Greensboro, N.C., to provide
aftermarket support. "Our team is working very hard to bring the
HondaJet to market as quickly as possible," Fujino said. The company
said recently it expects certification in 2014. Officials from Embraer
and Bombardier also provided updates. More...
Is Your iPad "Cockpit
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INTRODUCES PC-24 TWINJET
Pilatus, best known for its PC-12
turboprop, on Tuesday released details of the PC-24, which will be the
company's first jet. At the European Business Aviation Conference and
Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, board chairman Oscar Schwenk said the
"super-versatile" jet will be able to use very short runways, paved or
unpaved, and a cargo door will be standard. The cabin can be fitted with
up to 10 seats, or six to eight in executive configuration. Range is up
to 2,243 miles with four passengers, and maximum speed is 425 knots. The
PC-24 is powered by two Williams FJ44-4A turbine engines. The jet
project was launched last summer and work on the prototype "is in full
swing" in Switzerland, the company said. First deliveries are expected
in 2017, at a price of about $9 million. More...
PILATUS UNVEILS PC-24 TWINJET
At the European
Business Aircraft Conference & Exhibition in Geneva this week, Pilatus
unveiled its design for a new twin-engine jet that can operate from
short and unpaved runways. More...
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OF THE WEEK: ST. CLAIR COUNTY AIRPORT (KPLR, PELL CITY,
AVweb's "FBO of the Week" ribbon goes to St. Clair County
Airport (KPLR) in Pell City, Alabama.
Mike Grossberg got the royal treatment there
The service is
"over the top" at this beautiful country airport. The airport manager,
Larry, answered my airport advisory request and offered to meet me on
the ramp with the rental car as I taxied in from landing. Larry escorted
us to the transient hangar, helped push the plane in, and gave us
directions. This lovely airport even has a shady gazebo for watching the
airplanes come and go. Real Southern hospitality at its
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