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SAYS: REPLACE OLD MUFFLERS
If the muffler on your
reciprocating aircraft engine is more than 1,000 hours old, you should
replace it to help minimize the chance of getting carbon monoxide in the
cockpit, according to a Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin released
by the FAA. The recommendation is not mandatory. The FAA based its
suggestion on the results of a technical study by Wichita (Kans.) State
University that was completed last year. The researchers surveyed
accident data from the NTSB and found that when CO was a factor, the
muffler system was the top source. In 92 percent of the muffler-related
accidents, the muffler had been in service for more than 1,000 hours.
Diesel-powered engines are not affected by this recommendation,
Centurion Aircraft Engines said this week, because that combustion process
produces hardly any excess CO. More...
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GA ENGINE DEBUTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
A South African company has
introduced a new engine for general aviation aircraft that the company
says will run on a range of fuels, including unleaded mogas with an
octane rating as low as 85, standard avgas, liquid petroleum gas (LPG),
or biofuel. The 320-hp Adept Aviation engine "sets new standards for
performance and low life-cycle costs," according to the company's news
release. The liquid-cooled engine with electronic engine management was
rolled out last week in an SA Ravin 500 airplane. The engine features
low emissions and noise levels, the company said, and weighs about 348
pounds. "It is roughly 30 percent lighter than traditional piston
engines of comparable horsepower and offers fuel efficiencies of up to
30 percent better than conventional GA powerplants," the company said.
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AIRCRAFT INVENTORY DOWN SLIGHTLY
Business aircraft use is up
and used aircraft inventories are down but both are a long way from the
heady days of early 2008, according to a study released by JETNET. There are still 2,700 used business jets on
the market and 1,400 turboprops for sale in the U.S. but both figures
are down slightly compared to the same time last year. The number of
jets for sale represents 15.5 percent of the fleet, down from 17.7
percent at its peak in July of 2009. Proportionately fewer turboprops
are on the market. As of the end of April, about 11 percent were
available compared to the high of 12 percent last summer. Meanwhile,
perhaps one of the most encouraging signs is the increase in business
aircraft use. More...
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A Turkish newspaper says Italian aviation
giant Alenia is in talks with Russia's Sukhoi to bring a new supersonic
business jet to market by 2015. Hurriyet, an English daily, says the aircraft will
fly at more than Mach 1.6, carry eight passengers and be designed to
mitigate sonic booms. It sounds like an update on Gulfstream's
collaboration with Sukhoi to develop the S-21 supersonic business jet. Gulfstream bowed out
of that project years ago but Sukhoi apparently kept working on it.
AeroExpo UK: 25-27 June
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NEW UVALDE GM
Samantha Harlan has been named general
manager of Uvalde Flight Center. She was most recently the office
manager, dispatcher and customer service rep at Tomball Jet Center in
Todd Sigler is
AIA's new Assistant Vice President of Civil Aviation. He was formerly at
Cirrus Aircraft, most recently vice president of manufacturing support
and process engineering. More...
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Eur-Avia Cannes Is Southern
Europe's Leading Exhibition in General and Business
The exhibition brings together the leading proponents in general and
business aviation to allow a demanding clientéle to discover the
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and appealing setting. This professional exhibition is designed for
owners and pilots, whether passionate fans or professionals, in general
and business aviation throughout Europe offering visitors a large
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CONSUMER'S DIAMOND MOTOR GLIDER GLIDING TRIAL
'n Fun, AVweb took
a look at Diamond's reintroduced HK36 motor glider. In this
follow-up video, we tried it out in extended glider operation, and (no
suprise) it's a great performer. If you want to learn soaring and still
want a powered airplane, the HK36 is a remarkably well-executed
MAGAZINE SHARES GPS TRICKS FOR VOR CLEARANCES
Handling clearances with that panel-mount GPS is a
snap until they throw some rogue radial off a VOR into the mix.
IFR editor Jeff Van West unlocks the insider techniques that make
clearances like this just another day plying the airways.
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