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|Top News: Cessna's Pelton Continues Rallying
CALLS FOR GLOBAL COOPERATION
The challenges facing business
aviation are global in nature and require global solutions, Cessna CEO
Jack Pelton told an Australian audience last week. In the keynote
address to the Regional Aviation Association of Australia (RAAA)
Pelton said there are various common threads to the problems facing
business aviation everywhere and called for unity among the regions to
address them. "We have our work cut out for us here in Australia,
in the United States and around the globe," said Pelton. "Every region
of the world has its own issues to deal with and each issue is complex,
requiring dedicated and reasoned discussion among the principals."
Business Aviation Will Help
Companies Not Only Survive
But Prosper During the Current Financial Crisis
To be your most productive, and your most efficient, you must keep
flying. Because in so doing, you will emerge from these times even
stronger than before. And you will replace the uncertainty that
surrounds many, with the confidence and courage to light the way for
AIMS TO REIN IN TSA
A bipartisan group of Congressmen, all of
them members of the recently formed General Aviation Caucus, has
introduced a bill that would require the TSA to behave more like other
government agencies when issuing emergency rules. H.R. 3678 (PDF),
sponsored by Rep. John Mica, D-Fla., would still allow the TSA to
respond quickly to imminent threats by issuing security directives and
emergency regulations but it would require the agency to hold a formal
rulemaking process if the rules are left in place for longer than 180
days. It would also require the agency to follow established rules in
enacting the regulations and directives. The goal is to bring some
consistency to the way the agency exerts itself, said National Business
Aviation Association President Ed Bolen. More...
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AVIATION LAUNCHES MANUFACTURING SUBSIDIARY
Aviation Technologies, of Wichita Falls, Texas, said this week it
has created two new subsidiary companies to handle research,
development, and manufacturing of its rotorcraft designs. "We are
beginning a new phase in our corporate development," company president
Jay Carter Jr. said in a news release. "Moving from a research and
development company into commercial production has required a great deal
of investigation." He said the company decided to move into
manufacturing on its own after discussions with potential partners
stalled. "Potential licensees were concerned about their staff being
able to come up to speed quickly on the techniques and processes used in
producing our designs," Carter said. Carter Air Vehicles, the new
manufacturing arm, will produce pre-production and initial production
aircraft for the civilian market. "The future scope of our manufacturing
will depend on demand for our aircraft," Carter said. The other new
subsidiary, Carter Aerospace Development, will handle research and
development programs. More...
The New Meridian G1000
The new Meridian G1000
with Garmin G1000 avionics and GFC 700
autopilot suite, business jet luxury and turbine simplicity for 30% less
than any comparable six-place turbine-powered aircraft. With a panel as
commanding as the airplane, and a million dollars less than its closest
competitor, "Pilot in Command" means precisely that.
Click here for more information on the
new Piper Meridian G1000
STOPS DIRECT CHART SALES TO SMALL DEALERS
The FAA will no
longer offer wholesale rates on aeronautical charts to dealers with less
than $5,000 per year in sales, as of this week. Instead, retailers who
meet the sales minimum can be designated as Chart Agents, under a new
system overseen by the FAA's National Aeronautical Navigation Services division
(formerly NACO). Agents can buy charts at 50 percent off the list price
if they give up the option of returning unsold charts after they expire,
or they can take a 40 percent discount with up to 20 percent returns.
The Chart Agents also can act as dealers to the smaller outlets, and set
their own rates and conditions. According to one of those agents, Chartdealer.com, over
90 percent of retail chart sales were previously made by the smaller
dealers who can no longer buy direct from the FAA. Chartdealer is
offering to sell those small dealers charts at the same 40 percent
discount they used to get from the FAA, but without the take-back
provision. If small FBOs and flight schools opt out of carrying the
charts, it will be harder for pilots to find the charts they need.
Garmin Days at JA Air
Visit our new facilities at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR) during
and see the latest in Garmin technology.
You'll qualify for special discounts on everything from portables to
flat panel displays. You'll have a chance to win a Garmin Nüvi GPS
just for attending! If you're serious about avionics, this is one event
you won't want to miss!
8th||1:00pm - 8:00pm|
October 9th||9:00am - 1:00pm|
call (630) 584-3200
or (800) 323-5966
visit JA Air Center
ALLEGED TEEN AIRPLANE THIEF AT IT AGAIN?
are not coming right out and saying it, it appears that Colton
Harris-Moore, an 18-year-old suspected
airplane thief from coastal Washington, may have broadened his
horizons and added firearms to the mix. KOMO
reports that on Thursday, a Cessna 182 that was stolen Tuesday from
Bonners Ferry, Idaho, was found in a logged off area of wilderness near
Granite Falls, Wash. It had suffered a hard landing but was intact; the
arrival was considered survivable and no one was around. On Sunday
night, Granite Falls police were investigating an unusual robbery at a
home in the town and reported a gunshot from the woods nearby. A massive
search by police on Monday turned up nothing but that fits the profile
of the slippery Harris-Moore, who has repeatedly eluded would-be
captors. Oh, and the only items missing from the typically booty-filled
suburban home were a comforter (overnight temperatures are in the 30s),
some food and the homeowners' passports. More...
HEADS UP REMOS MARKETING
Kenneth Weaver has been named the vice
president of marketing for Remos Aircraft. He has more than 18 years of
related experience with a variety of companies.
A STANDARDAERO MANAGER
Jason Miller has been appointed general
manager of StandardAero's Houston Intercontinental Airport facility.
Miller has been acting GM of the facility since April. More...
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include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be
permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too.
Terrain-Aware Moving Map for iPhone!
Just released Moving Map for your iPhone!
flight plans and obtain and view legal weather briefings. View any NACO
chart or airport diagram entire USA stored right on your phone.
A/FD, AOPA Directory, Route Planning, FARs, Animated RADAR, METARs,
TAFs, winds and temperatures aloft, TFRs text and graphics, an E6B, and
much more. WingX
is also available for Windows Mobile and
Click here for more information
|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
INSIDER BLOG: MORE ON VLJ PRICE FANTASIES
Bertorelli has been crunching numbers and asking the question, "Why is
it that in aviation the next game-changing technology not only doesn't
change the game, but just raises the prices for the same seats?"
VIDEO: ON "NON-GOD-FEARING AIRCRAFT"
Stability is a good thing ...
except when it isn't. Nearly all general aviation aircraft are
inherently stable, which makes them, in the words of military
experimental test pilot Desmond "Deuce" Brophy, "God-fearing aircraft."
But the fighter jets Brophy flies and tests are a little different.
During our visit to the flight test center at Edwards Air Force Base,
Brophy explained the fundamental aerodynamic differences between the
aircraft we fly and what he calls "non-God-fearing aircraft."
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