There's Much Happening in
Lightspeed Aviation's NBAA Booth This Week
First, we're drawing each day for a no-cost Zulu
or Mach 1
headset your choice! And if your company or flight department has
five or more pilots, we're also offering your organization a trial
. Finally, if you're flying with any other premium headset, be
sure to ask about our corporate pilot trade-in program
. It's a
great way to move up to a Zulu.
Look for Booth #3818
NOT QUITE DEAD?
Cessna's large-cabin business jet might be
officially dead, but CEO Jack Pelton is suggesting it still has a pulse.
Pelton surprised a packed media conference Monday by saying he prefers
to consider the Columbus project "suspended" even though it's been
formally cancelled by parent company Textron. He said the stronger
language was important for "contractual and legal reasons," but he still
believes it's a market Cessna needs to service. "We'll get back in it,"
he said. More...
Cessna technicians will be making
hangarcalls for customers who choose the new ServiceDirect option for
maintenance of their aircraft. The new program was announced at NBAA in
Orlando on Monday and will allow owners to have many servicing tasks
done without leaving their home field. "ServiceDirect is a new offering
designed to provide a range of customer service options for Citation
operators outside of the company's service centers. This includes
on-site maintenance operations and long-term logistics support,
including A&P placement or contract support," the company said during
press day Monday. More...
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weather data packages. Enhance your situational awareness with data
products like Radar, Lightning, Winds, and more. Come see the latest
from XM WX Satellite Weather at Booth #5359
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|High-Tech, High-Profile Releases from Garmin||back to
NEW G3000: TOUCHSCREEN AND WIDESCREEN EFIS
control is standard equipment on most of Garmin's road navigators and at
NBAA in Orlando this week, Garmin says the same will soon be true for
cockpit EFIS. Garmin announced the new G3000, a touchscreen (and
widescreen) follow-on to its popular G1000 suite. The new EFIS is aimed
a light turboprops and will be ready for market in a couple of years.
ANNOUNCE G1000 FOR THE CESSNA CITATION JET
With new aircraft
sales soft, buyers who really need business transportation are finding
Cessnas older CitationJet 525s to be an alluring value.
Theyre about to get even more attractive, now that Garmin and
Cessna have announced a program to upgrade these legacy airframes to
full glass cockpits with the popular G1000 suite. As configured for the
CJ, the G1000 will be fully WAAS and RVSM capable and will include such
features as synthetic vision, datalinked weather, SafeTaxi and traffic
displays. Garmin will also certify the system with the GFC700 digital
Cutter Aviation Wants to See
YOU at NBAA 2009 This Week!
Visit Cutter Aviation at the NBAA 2009 Convention in Orlando this
and "turn yourself in" for a reward! Stop by our
booths at ConocoPhillips Booth #2613
or AvFuel Booth #2100
and learn more about the wide range of services Cutter Aviation provides
and get a Cutter Reward card redeemable for 20,000 WingPoints or 2,500
AvTrip Points on your next visit no purchase necessary!
Not attending NBAA? Visit our site and sign up to have one mailed to
Visit CutterAviation.com for
RANGE LEGACY 650 LAUNCHED
Embraer has announced development
of a long-range version of the Legacy 600 super midsize business jet.
The Legacy 650 is already flying and is based on the 600 model. A
beefed-up airframe and landing gear allow more fuel, and new Rolls Royce
AE 3007A2 engines are both more powerful and more efficient. It adds up
to a 3,900 nm range with four passengers and a 3,800 nm range with eight
passengers. The cabin can hold up to 14 passengers. More...
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avionics, and aircraft.
We are now open in Sugar Grove, IL (KARR) providing the finest avionics
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click for more info
|Seastars Will Be Canadian (Floridian in the
SEASTAR TO BE BUILT IN CANADA
The Dornier Seaplane Company
says it has the orders it needs to begin production of the twin
turboprop SeaStar amphibian, and it's narrowed the factory site to two
Canadian locations. The 10-place aircraft, with an over-wing push-pull
arrangement for the two PT6 engines, will be built in either St. Jean
sur Richelieu, Quebec, just south of Montreal, or North Bay, Ontario,
about 250 miles north of Toronto. Winter operations will be conducted in
Punta Gorda, Fla. The company says it has 25 letters of intent in hand
for the aircraft, which harkens back to Dornier's early flying boat
designs, but the version is made mostly of composites and boasts the
latest in engine and electronic technology. 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
TRAVELER REWARDS FROM AIR BP
Air BP has introduced a fuel
purchase rewards program that is tailored to business aviation and
offers products and services that might be appealing to business
travelers. Accumulated points can be divided among staff and can be
redeemed on products and services that BP says its customers have asked
for. Merchandise, travel and tickets are redeemable items, but the
program also offers a concierge service for those who would like some
help tracking custom items. There will also be a charity component to
the program, with non-profit groups selected to benefit from the
diversion of customers' points. More...
If You Own a Cirrus, Or If
You Are Considering Purchasing a New or Used Aircraft, Consider
and leading Cirrus sales and maintenance facilities have
launched the G3-R9
program combining the purchase of a
late-model, low-time Cirrus and the Avidyne Entegra Release 9
avionics suite for much less than purchasing a new aircraft. G3-R9
combining the best airframe, best engine, and best avionics for
the best value.
Click here for more information
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THE FINAL AV8OR PRIZE THIS YEAR ... AND YOUR CHANCE TO
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Bendix/King by Honeywell may send you information on the AV8OR. You may
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AVweb so they can qualify for the AV8OR prize drawing, too. (We
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AVwebFlash and AVwebBiz newsletters.)
entries is midnight EST on Wednesday, November 4, 2009.
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Garmin Glass for the Diamond
is celebrating the introduction of the lowest
cost certified glass cockpit airplane with a time-limited spectacular
introductory offer. Every purchaser of a new DA20
Garmin G500 will receive a no-charge avionics upgrade and free SVT
(Synthetic Vision Technology), a $9,685 value!*
or call (888) 359-3220
* Some terms and conditions apply.
INSIDER BLOG: BALLOON BOY'S MEDIA FRENZY
Yes, we covered the
now-infamous boy-in-a-runaway-balloon story and even sent out an
AVwebAlert to make sure you were following it, too. On the
AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli explains that much as we hate
to admit it, when a six-year-old is drifting towards Denver's Class B in
a runaway balloon, that's news. Even if it turns out that something much
stranger is actually happening. More...
INSIDER BLOG: MEDIA FRENZY, GA OPPORTUNITY?
Mary Grady had some thoughts on "balloon boy" and the media reaction,
too although, to be fair, Mary's attention was more focused on
next week's opening of Amelia and the opportunities we have to
put a positive spin on the world of aviation for our ground-bound
friends and colleagues. More...
|The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!||back to
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