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Bose was the first to introduce active noise reducing headsets to
aviation more than 20 years ago, forever changing the way pilots fly.
Today, we continue to set the standard with the Bose A20 Aviation
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|Transparency, Privacy Line Up for Courtroom
AOPA TAKE BARR FIGHT TO COURT
The FAA acted "arbitrarily and
capriciously" when it reversed
a longstanding policy and refused to allow aircraft owners to block
their flight information from the public, NBAA and AOPA argue in a court
brief (PDF) filed this week. "Very real concerns about
safety, security and competitiveness justify giving aircraft owners and
operators a way to 'opt-out' of having their flights tracked by anyone,
anywhere in the world with an Internet connection," said NBAA President
Ed Bolen. "The government ignored these concerns, but we believe the
court will not be so dismissive." In their brief, filed with the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, NBAA and AOPA
argue that the FAA's recent revisions to the Block Aircraft Registration
Request (BARR) program are unlawful and should be invalidated.
There's Nothing Light About
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enough to meet the requirements of many mid-sized aircraft at light jet
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It's what every light jet aspires to be.
|The New Normal: Quarterly Reports, Job
Analysts are predicting Bombardier will
announce layoffs and production slowdowns this week as part of its
quarterly reporting. The Montreal-based company is doing well with its
business jet division but has seen only a trickle of orders for its
regional airliners this year. There were no orders in Q2 and only five
in Q1. The order backlog is also creeping down and is at an
uncomfortably low 11 months for the Q400 line and a slowdown has already
been put in place at that operation. The CRJ line backlog is at 18
months, the low end of the company's backlog comfort zone.
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JET GETS ARGUS PLATINUM
Deer Jet, China's largest business
jet operator, has become the only one with an ARGUS Platinum Rating. The
designation, the most prestigious awarded by the independent audit
organization, is reserved for the best of the best in terms of service,
safety and equipment. Of 2,000 operators that have submitted to the
voluntary audit, only 87, most of them in the U.S., have received the
Platinum ranking. "The award means Deer Jet has reached the highest
operational level of the industry. It will be more trusted by the top
1,000 enterprises of the world, given more business opportunities," said
ARGUS CEO Joseph Moeggenberg. More...
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LAUNCHES 737MAX RE-ENGINE PROGRAM
Boeing's board of directors
has approved the executive plan to re-engine existing models of the
Boeing 737 in response to Airbus's similar plan for its A320. The "new"
aircraft will be called the 737 MAX and the zeroes will be dropped from
the current 700, 800 and 900 model numbers in the new designations. The
aircraft will be powered by CFM Leap-1B engines that Boeing says will
make the new 737 4 percent more efficient than the new model A320neo.
Boeing wants first deliveries no later than 2017 and is suggesting, but
not promising, that it might be ready earlier. Both of its most recent
development projects, the 787 and 747-8, are years behind schedule.
"Given our recent track record, we are being very prudent and
disciplined to make sure that whatever we talk to our customers about,
we actually have a plan to deliver on," Nicole Piasecki, the company's
head of business development, told Bloomberg. More...
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AIMS TO IDENTIFY GA AIRPORT THREATS
New research supported by
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security aims to help officials detect
unusual activity or behavior at general aviation airports. "We want to
understand the variation associated with usual general-aviation activity
and operations, so unusual activity can be detected, analyzed and
resolved," said Justin Chimka, a researcher at the University of
Arkansas. "Based on historical data, there are basic assumptions or
expectations about what should be going on at these airports," he said.
Chimka and his research team analyzed data such as the annual number of
landings and takeoffs, the number of aircraft and flight schools based
at the airport, population within a 100-mile radius, and whether the
airport has a control tower, to determine typical activity for the
airport. Then any current data that reveals a deviation from the norm
can be investigated. More...
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Derek Zimmerman is Gulfstream's new VP
of product support materials. He was previously VP of supply chain and
aftermarket development for Piper Aircraft.
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