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FINALIZES CHINA DEAL
Cirrus Aircraft and China Aviation
Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA) announced on Tuesday that the two companies have
completed their merger. "This partnership will benefit our business and
our customers," said Brent Wouters, Cirrus CEO. "We share with CAIGA a
vision of worldwide growth. CAIGA has the resources that will allow us
to expedite our aircraft development programs and accelerate our global
expansion." He said he expects the merger will make it possible for
Cirrus to expand its facilities and staff in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Dale Klapmeier, Cirrus co-founder, said the completion of the merger was
an important milestone in the company's history, and will make it
possible for the company to "continue to lead the industry in bringing
increased safety, performance, and comfort to the general aviation
There's Nothing Light About
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.
|More Chinese Investments? No, Says Bombardier||back to
EXECS DISPEL LEARJET CHINA RUMOR
Top executives with
Bombardier are actively dispelling predictions the company will hive off
its struggling Learjet division to Chinese interests and concentrate on
its highly profitable line of large-cabin business jets. In an interview with the Montreal Gazette, the newspaper
says Bombardier Aerospace President Guy Hachey and Steve Ridolfi,
president of the business jet division, both "swatted away" what it
called the "recurring rumor" that the Wichita operations were on the
block. In fact, Ridolfi said he expected expansion at the Wichita plant
as the composite Learjet 85 goes into production. "The 85 is the largest
and most capable Learjet ever built and it will change the face of
Learjet just on that basis," Ridolfi said. There are about 2,000
employees in Wichita. Meanwhile, fresh from more than $1 billion in
bizjet orders from the Paris Air Show, Bombardier remains bullish on the
future of its most expensive products. More...
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|LightSquared Presses Forward Amid GPS Concerns||back to
LINING UP CUSTOMERS, COALITION ATTRACTING SUPPORT
the issue of interference with GPS seems to be far from resolved,
LightSquared is busy lining up customers for its new broadband network.
The company issued a news release Tuesday saying that voice over
Internet protocol (VOIP) firm netTALK has entered into a "multi-year
wholesale agreement" to buy bandwidth from LightSquared. "We are
extremely excited to provide netTALK with access to the wireless
broadband capabilities of the LightSquared network," said Sanjiv Ahuja,
chairman and chief executive officer of LightSquared. "This agreement
reaffirms LightSquared's commitment to enable new and innovative
companies such as netTALK to compete in the U.S. wireless market." Of
course, the availability of that signal is the subject of an
increasingly contentious battle with the GPS industry, which claims
LightSquared's network of 40,000 towers blasting high-powered signals in
a frequency band close to the minute satellite signals used by GPS
receivers will effectively destroy GPS. The lobby group formed to fight
LightSquared's plans, the Coalition to Save Our GPS, announced more
members as it gears for a fight that will be kicked off Friday with the
release of a report on the interference issues. More...
Business Aviation in Latin
America Is Booming
Following the success of the previous summits, the Third Annual
will explore the latest developments in the business aviation
sector of Latin America and new challenges and business opportunities
for the future. This summit is organized during the second day of LABACE
2011. It is a unique networking opportunity for operators, aircraft
manufacturers, and any aviation professional with an interest in the
future of business aviation in the region.
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BANKRUPTCY WRAPS UP
Bankruptcy proceedings involving Narco
Avionics appear to be complete but those hoping to get their radios and
nav equipment back are being advised to get those arrangements made
sooner rather than later. It appears the landlord of the building that
housed Narco in Fort Washington, Penn., and secured creditors who now
control what's left of the company will try to reunite customers with
their equipment but the owners, whose gear was in for repair or
servicing, will have to ensure the process moves along. "We are fearful
that if you do not act quickly, your property could be erroneously
disposed of by the landlord or secured creditors of Narco," a notice
posted on the company website says. More...
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OWNER NOW SYBERJET
The convoluted journey of the SJ30
business jet continues, with the design's latest owners, MT LLC, now
announcing they will operate as SyberJet Aircraft. In a brief news
release issued earlier this month, the company said it has moved the
assembly line that was operated by Emivest Aerospace, the SJ30's
previous owner, from Martinsburg, W.Va., to Cedar City, Utah. "SyberJet
has a solid operating plan to deliver new SJ30s to the world
marketplace," said Mark Fairchild, SyberJet's general manager, in San
Antonio, Texas. "As a pilot, the SJ30 is an exhilarating jet to fly. I
look forward to providing more people the unique opportunity to
experience the high-performance capability that SJ30 affords its owners
and operators." More...
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TO HONG KONG FOR GULFSTREAM
Paul Lu has been appointed Gulfstream's
director of product support for Asia, based in Hong Kong. He was
previously on-site program manager in California for the G650
development program. More...
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