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Volume 9, Number 21
June 1, 2011
 
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AVflash! Scott Ernest to Helm Cessnaback to top 
 

A NEW CEO FOR CESSNA
Just a few weeks after CEO Jack Pelton left the company, Cessna has a new leader, Scott Ernest, who was formerly with GE Aviation. "Scott is a talented global business leader who has strong expertise in the aviation industry," said Scott Donnelly, CEO of Textron, Cessna's parent company. "Accelerating Cessna's new product and service development, strengthening its manufacturing and sourcing operations, and intensifying its global expansion efforts are key to moving Cessna forward. Scott brings an extensive track record of success in these areas along with a reputation as an outstanding leader. I am confident that he is the ideal person to position Cessna for growth as the business jet market gains momentum." More...

 
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Chinese GA No "Free-for-All"back to top 
 

CHINA SETS OUT AIRSPACE PLAN
Chinese authorities say that while more airspace will be opened for general aviation, pilots can't expect the "free-for-all" atmosphere of the U.S. and, in some ways, flying will be more strictly controlled than it is now. "Authorities will be stricter with the issuing of pilot licenses and assess the qualification of the aircraft and capabilities of those pilots who want to fly low altitude," Cai Jun, head of the air traffic control department under the general headquarters of the People's Liberation Army Air Force, told People's Daily. "A system to punish violators will ensure those who fly outside of pre-established boundaries will be punished," he said. The goal is to prevent the "haphazard and even dangerous flying" that occurs in the U.S. and other countries and to "try to learn from the mistakes in the U.S. To that end, there won't be much, if any, uncontrolled airspace in China, the report says. More...

 
Cessna Aircraft || Makers of the Cessna 
Citation
There's Nothing Light About This Jet
Meet the latest and greatest member of the world's most successful family of light jets, the Citation CJ4. It delivers more speed and greater range while retaining the pilot-friendly — and single-pilot-certified — operations of the CJ family. The CJ4's cabin is larger, more comfortable, and outfitted with new entertainment and communication systems. All this equals an aircraft that is flexible enough to meet the requirements of many mid-sized aircraft at light jet costs, plus the service reputation of Cessna to back up your decision. It's what every light jet aspires to be. Visit Cessna.com.
 
Speaking of Free-for-Alls ...back to top 
 

CONGRESS EXTENDS FAA FUNDING ONE MONTH
While aviation advocates continue to lobby for a stable, long-term FAA funding plan, Congress last week agreed to extend current funding for the agency through June 30. The bill is now awaiting President Obama's signature. The obstacles to creating a long-term funding plan, according to U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, are two "poison-pill" provisions that Republicans in the House have refused to remove from their version of the bill. Those provisions call for $4 billion in funding cuts, which Costello says would hurt the U.S. economy and reduce aviation safety, and the repeal of an existing law that protects collective bargaining rights for some airline workers. Both houses of Congress have approved funding bills this year, but their differences must now be reconciled before a final version can become law. More...

 
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Aviation Safetyback to top 
 

FALCON 7X FLEET REMAINS GROUNDED
It's been almost a week since the worldwide fleet of Falcon 7X aircraft was grounded and there is still no word on when there will be a fix to the runaway pitch trim fault that led to the emergency AD. A 7X crew experienced the malfunction May 25 while on descent. The crew was able to regain control and land the aircraft uneventfully. There are 112 aircraft affected and the fleet has accumulated 70,000 flight hours. This is the first reported incidence of pitch trim problems, the company said last week. As might be expected, there were some high-profile disruptions caused by the grounding. More...

 
Southeast Aerospace (SEA)
Southeast Aerospace —
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The newly designed industry-leading web site SEAerospace.com has been released! Get to know all of SEA's services: Part Sales, Repairs, Installations, Special Missions and Engineering. Each online department provides detailed information on services, capabilities, experiences and contact information. Save time and go directly to the resources you need. And, as always, you can find real-time inventory pricing and delivery on the part sales site, SEA-Avionics.com.
 
An Apple in the Cockpit Keeps the Paper Awayback to top 
 

ALASKA AIRLINES OK'S IPAD FOR COCKPIT
Alaska Airlines is now giving iPads to all of its pilots to replace 25 pounds of flight manuals. "We've been exploring the idea of an electronic flight bag for several years, but never found a device we really liked," said Gary Beck, Alaska Airlines' vice president of flight operations. "When the iPad hit the market, we took one look at it and said this is the perfect fit." By mid-June, all of the airline's pilots will have iPads. The airline is also exploring using the iPad to replace paper aeronautical charts. The airline said the iPad will eventually eliminate up to 50 pounds of paper per cockpit, saving on fuel costs and reducing back and muscle injuries to overloaded pilots. More...

 
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Opinion & Commentaryback to top 
 

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: WHY SUPRESSING N-NUMBERS IS A BAD IDEA
Congress is debating whether to dial back the FAA's N-number suppression program, BARR. It's about time they did, says Paul Bertorelli on the AVweb Insider blog. N-numbers are public information and ought to be available to the public; besides, what does secrecy benefit bizjets in an era of suspicion of claims of excess? Read more and join the conversation. More...

AVWEB INSIDER BLOG: MEDIA-INDUCED GREENWASHING OF AVIATION FUELS
The questionable reporting, says Paul Bertorelli in his latest post to the AVweb Insider blog, is not so much intentional as failing to ask the right questions. Read more and join the conversation. More...

 
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AVweb Media: Look, Listen, Laugh and Learnback to top 
 

VIDEO: 100 YEARS OF NAVAL AVIATION — ERIK HILDEBRANDT'S 'FLY NAVY'
No one does aviation quite like the Navy, and carriers are only half of the story. In this vodcast, author/photographer Erik Hildebrandt talks about his experiences in shooting and compiling an impressive history of a century of naval aviation. More...


VIDEO: SIMULATOR TRAINING FOR GA WITH 'IFR' MAGAZINE
Come ride along on some simulator training in a Cirrus SR22 to see the kinds of things you can do better in the box than in the real world. We'll also give you some tips for getting the most out of your simulator time. More...

 
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Who's Whereback to top 
 

WHO'S WHERE? YOU TELL US
Get a promotion or a new job? Your colleagues want to know about it, and AVwebBiz can get the word out. Drop us a line about the staff appointment, with a nice recent photo, and we'll do our best to include it in our new section, "Who's Where." The items will be permanently archived on AVweb for future reference, too. More...

 
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The Top Reporter on Our Crack Staff ... Is You!back to top 
 

AVWEB'S NEWSTIPS ADDRESS ...
Our best stories start with you. If you've heard something 255,000 pilots might want to know about, tell us. Submit news tips via email to newstips@avweb.com. What have you heard? More...

 
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Names Behind the Newsback to top 
 

MEET THE AVWEBBIZ TEAM

AVwebBiz is a weekly summary of the latest business aviation news, articles, products, features, and events featured on AVweb, the internet's aviation magazine and news service.

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Publisher
Timothy Cole

Editorial Director, Aviation Publications
Paul Bertorelli

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Features Editor
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