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.
TOUCHSCREEN PORTABLE DEBUTS AT AOPA
At AOPA's Summit event in
Hartford, Connecticut next week, Garmin will roll out its newest
portable GPS navigator/plate reader, the aera 796. The 796 is a
follow-on product to both the GPSmap 696 and the aera product line,
which brought touchscreen control to Garmin's lineup. The new navigator
features capacitive-type touchscreen control similar to the iPad and
some smartphones, so it can be finger scrolled and pinch scaled. It will
be available in two versions, the $2199 aera 795 without weather link
and the $2499 aera 796 which includes an XM receiver for both weather
datalink and entertainment. More...
GARMIN'S NEW 796 -- PRODUCT TOUR
At AOPA Summit in Hartford, Garmin
will unveil its latest portable, the touchscreen aera 796. Take a video
tour of the navigator's features, which include synthetic vision,
enhanced chart functions, and a new touchscreen interface.
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|Privacy, Transparency Battle Lands in the House||back to
COMMITTEE MOVES TO RESTORE BARR
A bill now in the works in
the U.S. House would restore a program that allows private aircraft
operators to block flight data from display on public flight-following
sites, NBAA said this week. U.S. Rep. Tom Latham, of Iowa,
chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on
Transportation, included a provision to preserve the Block Aircraft
Registration Request in the annual appropriations bill for the
Department of Transportation. "The government's move to severely curtail
the BARR program represents an unwarranted invasion of the privacy of
aircraft owners and operators, a threat to the competitiveness of U.S.
companies, and a potential security risk to persons on board general
aviation aircraft," said NBAA President Ed Bolen. "We are pleased to see
this recognition reflected in the subcommittee's bill."
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|Other Shoe Preparing to Drop on Depreciation?||back to
ACT HITS AIRCRAFT DEPRECIATION
The Obama administration
appears to be following through on its earlier anti-business aviation
rhetoric by recommending Congress lengthen the depreciation schedule for
business aircraft. According to NBAA, the administration's proposed American Jobs
Act contains a measure to change a 25-year-old depreciation schedule
established by the IRS. That's a separate issue from the current "bonus
depreciation" of 100 percent of the acquisition cost of business-related
goods in the first year that was passed last year. That measure runs out
at the end of this year. More...
Introducing Avidyne's IFD540
As a slide-in replacement for existing 530 Series navigators, the new
sets a new standard for user interface simplicity.
Leveraging the award-winning interface of our Entegra Release 9 system
along with a highly intuitive touchscreen control, the IFD540 makes it
much easier to access the information you want when you want it. Now you
have a choice. And the choice is easy. Avidyne.
Learn more at IFD540.com.
LAUNCHING PREMIUM AIRLINE
Qantas is promising a "private jet
feel" in a new ultra-premium airline it's hoping to launch in Asia. The
Sydney Morning Herald says the airline is narrowing
down names for the new carrier, which will likely be based in Malaysia
or Singapore and cater to high-end business clients. The newspaper says
the new carrier will compete with the decadent offerings of Singapore
Airlines A380 first class in an attempt to gain a bigger share of the
burgeoning Southeast Asia and Chinese business travel market. It will
not, however, be assigning its own A380s to the task. Rather, a fleet of
24 refurbished A320s will be used. More...
WingX Pro7 Version 5 for iPad
Includes In-Flight Weather
The new WingX Pro7 Version 5 Moving Map
adds ADS-B In-Flight
Weather, Terrain-Enhanced VFR Sectionals, IFR Low/High Enroute charts,
ADS-B NEXRAD, TFRs, SUAs, and a lot more. All moving map views can be
displayed fullscreen or side-by-side. Also included: Animated weather
images, DUATS, A/FD, AOPA Directory with Yelp integration, Route
Planning, FARs, E6B, and more. WingX is also available for Windows
Mobile, Blackberry, and Android.
Click here for more information.
|An Airport to the World? It'll Be Big Enough ...||back to
STARTS WORK ON WORLD'S BIGGEST AIRPORT
When China's new
Beijing airport opens in 2015 it will be the largest in the world,
covering 21 square miles, with nine runways and the capacity to handle
370,000 passengers per day. Construction is expected to begin soon on a
site about 30 miles southwest of the capital city in Daxing, according
to the Guardian. The new runways will provide relief for
the city's main airport, which is nearing its capacity of 75 million
passengers per year. "Last year it handled 73 million," Cao Yunchun, a
professor at the country's Civil Aviation University, told the London Telegraph. "In two years, it will be totally
packed. And it cannot be expanded infinitely." More...
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JOINS SUN 'N FUN
Stacie Rine is Sun 'n Fun's new Director of
Business Development. She's a Naval Academy graduate, retired from the
Navy in 2008 after 13 years as a pilot, instructor and check pilot, and
is working on her MBA. More...
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INSIDER BLOG: PREZ NIXES EPA ON OZONE; HOW ABOUT
President Obama shocked the environmental community by
telling the EPA to shelve proposed new regulation that would tighten
ozone emissions. The ostensible reason was economics and jobs, but the
underlying motivation was political. So, we have to ask, if he can do
that for ozone, how about lead? A permanent waiver for leaded avgas
could reduce the headwinds GA is currently trying to weather. Yes, it's
a fantasy, admits Paul Bertorelli in his latest post to the AVweb
Insider blog, But we have entertain ourselves somehow. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
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AEROTREK'S BARGAIN LSAS
Rob Rollison figures it, most LSAs are overpriced, which is why he's
marketing his nicely made Aerotrek airplanes at a base price under
$70,000. Although most invoice for more than that, they still sell for
less than $100,000. In this brief video, AVweb's Paul Bertorelli
flies the Aerotrek 220 taildragger version and finds that it has great
visibility, excellent climb performance and features you might not
expect to find in a bargain airplane. More...
ELECTROAIR'S ELECTRONIC IGNITION
Electronic ignition for certified airplanes has been
somewhat of a hard sell, primarily because owners don't always see clear
benefits in either fuel economy or reliability. Electroair would like to
change that with its new certified system for four-cylinder Lycomings.
Here's a quick video tour of how the system works. More...
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