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TARGETS PHENOM WITH M2
In a move that caught most in the
aviation industry flat-footed, Cessna announced a new bizjet model late
Monday. The Citation M2 is said to bridge the gap between the $3 million
Mustang entry-level jet and the $7 million CJ series and it will compete
directly with the Embraer Phenom 100, offering a little more range and
speed. Cessna is putting the M2 on the market at $4.195 million, about
$500,000 more than the Phenom 100. "Operator feedback and owner insight
have indicated a market for a Citation with the size, speed and range of
the Citation M2. We expect to see customers new to the Citation family,
Mustang owners looking for a logical next step or CJ1+ operators who
want a new, more advanced Citation," said Scott Ernest, Cessna president
and CEO. More...
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.
CHINA SUMMIT: AN EARFUL FOR GOVERNMENT
Parallel to AOPA
Summit in Hartford last week, AOPA China held its own first summit in
Beijing last week. More than 400 people attended the two-day event. This
year's AOPA China Summit was in the form of convention and focused on
the mission of providing prime opportunities for dialogues and
networking among the Chinese government, general aviation organizations
and industry members worldwide. Officials from Civil Aviation
Administration of China (CAAC), Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB),
Beijing City Government as well as a number of provincial governments
joined the convention and heard a straightforward message from Feng
Zhang, Deputy Director General of AOPA China. "The nation's airspace is
a public domain." Zhang said in his speech, "Therefore our government
should relax its control to allow the general public access to their own
sky. It is the authorities' duty to assist the people with better
utilizing our airspace by introducing favorable regulations, building
infrastructure and reducing taxes on aircraft purchases, etc." John
Sheehan, IAOPA's Secretary General, said he was impressed by Zhang's
direct and blunt public message. More...
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HOUSE PETITION: NO GA USER FEES
Kevin Mossey, a private pilot
living in Marion, Iowa, has posted a petition on the White House website asking the Obama
administration to "take aviation user fees off the table." Last week's
to charge $100 per flight for some general aviation operations is too
complex, according to Mossey. "We should be working to simplify the tax
codes," he wrote. "A tax on fuel more accurately reflects the ATC
services used." As of Tuesday, the petition had attracted over 2,600
online signatures. If the petition logs 5,000 signatures by October 23,
it will be reviewed by the White House for an official response.
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DATE SET FOR BARR DISPUTE
On December 2, a federal court will
hear AOPA and NBAA argue in support of their position that airplane
operators should have the option to keep their flight data private. A
three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit will preside over the case. AOPA and NBAA said on Tuesday they hope to convince the court to
overturn changes to the Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR)
program that were imposed earlier this year, which make it harder for
operators to block their flight info on public websites.
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INSIDER BLOG: HOW OLD IS TOO OLD?
Jimmy Leeward's tragic P-51
crash at Reno last week raised the emotional issue of age and piloting
abilities. We might not like to hear it asked, but it's a fair question
even if the pilot's age had no bearing on the accident. There's no easy
answer, either, other than to look in the mirror and be honest with
yourself. On the AVweb Insider blog, Paul Bertorelli shares some
reflections of his own. Read
more and join the conversation. More...
INSIDER BLOG: AIR SHOW CRASHES -- AN OUTSIDER VIEW
aviation biz, we like air shows because they promote the industry -- but
after a season of bad crashes, have we actually gone backwards in terms
of public image? How are non-aviation people impacted by witnessing a
crash? We decided to ask. Chloe Barkdoll was present when a T-28 Trojan
crashed at Martinsburg Air Show in West Virgina on September 17; she
shares her reactions in a guest post to the AVweb Insider blog.
more and join the conversation. More...
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PROMOTED AT EAA
J. Mac McClellan has been named the
director of publications for EAA. He was contributing to the
publications for the previous year after a long career as
editor-in-chief of Flying
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BRISTELL LSA MAKES ITS DEBUT
AVweb found a new LSA at AOPA Summit last week.
It's called the Bristell, and its main selling point is a super-wide
cabin. Here's Mary Grady's video report on the new model.
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